Can you call a nation that allows its government to abuse the criminal justice system to persecute political opponents a Free Country?
I don’t think so.
We have wagged our fingers at nations that do this, and looked down our noses at them. But that is exactly what is happening right now in this country. Dinesh D’Souza is only the most obvious example of such abuse. Almost every branch of the Federal Government has become a political weapon used to punish political opponents of the Regime: to name but a few; the IRS has been used to oppress potential political opponents, the EPA has been used to target unfriendly farmers into bankruptcy, and even the GM bankruptcy has been used to drive out of business dealerships that had contributed to Republican candidates. But don’t worry, you won’t hear about any of this because the Media of the USA is no longer independent, but has become nothing more (nor less) than the propaganda arm of a corrupt tyranny. They report only what the Left/Democrats allow them to report.
And does anyone care? No. Because they are not Dinessh D’Souza, they are not being targeted by the IRS, they have not had their farms destroyed, they have not had their dealerships taken from them, etc. etc. etc. Cowards and Fools! it is only a matter of time before they get to you!
The National Review produced an excellent article about this whole issue, Amnesty, but Not for D’Souza:
“I do not know D’Souza well. I have no idea whether he made reimbursements, much less did so willfully. I have no doubt, though, that this is a manifestly vindictive prosecution. The $20,000 amount of the offense alleged is puny — a negligible fraction of the Solyndra scam and a figure that would not even register in comparison to the billions lost by victims who were told that if they liked their health-care plans they could keep them. It is the kind of case on which the government routinely declines criminal prosecution, handling, instead, by an administrative fine.
D’Souza has no criminal record. Moreover, contrary to myriad voter-fraud violations that Attorney General Holder will not lift a finger to pursue, the transactions at issue posed no conceivable threat to the integrity of the election process: Ms. Long lost by 46 points. As observed by no less than Harvard’s Alan Dershowitz (an Obama supporter), “This is clearly a case of selective prosecution.” There would, the professor added, be “no room in jails for murderers” if the Justice Department made a practice of such prosecutions.”