The legislative branch of our government Congress has become the judicial, and the judicial has become the legislative. Congress is calling for and initiating investigations and the courts are determining policy. How did this happen? Some people call it mission creep. Mission creep is where “a gradual shift in objectives during the course of a military campaign” the key phrase here being shifting in objectives. The Democrats in Congress have set out to impeach President Trump by any means available. The “activist judges” are determined to make policy when they could review the Supreme Court decisions that state specifically that they have no standing in the area of policy.
Some of this could be explained by ideology over integrity. It is becoming more and more evident that there are judges who believe anyone has the right to enter the United States, and members of Congress who believe that they can investigate anything that happens with which they disagree. No longer willing to accept the roles that they were elected or appointed to perform, they are now insisting that their ideologies become part of the political landscape, and they are unwilling to accept the legal limitations of their positions. The weakness is that the people are sitting by and allowing it to happen.
Certainly, the U.S. Congress has the right to investigate things, but there is no doubt that the investigations are ideologically driven, and, I might add, doing nothing for the American people, while they shirk their responsibility to create legislation. James Comey is the consummate bureaucrat, and his testimony before a rapt Congress did nothing to prove that the president did anything but to make a suggestion. There was no insistence, there were no threats of consequences, and the only evidence is his word against the president’s. But Congress is playing up that the president might have made an illegal suggestion, calling for more investigations that will lead to nowhere.
If Comey actually believed that the president was insisting that the investigation be dropped, he had the legal obligation to report that to the Justice Department, which he did not do. Further, Comey leaked information that he considered important to one of his elite pals, rather than adhere to his duty to keep confidential information confidential. Comey’s statement that the FBI was a happy place under his leadership is self-serving, and, from some reports, deceitful. Interestingly, Loretta Lynch’s suggestion that the investigation of Hillary Clinton be described as a “matter” should raise some eyebrows. It is now clear that Hillary did in fact communicate classified information on unsecure servers, but that doesn’t mean anything now, apparently.
While the U.S. Congress has the power to investigate, the ideologically driven investigations are not finding anything of any value. If President Trump violated the law, then I agree he should face consequences, but this game of “he said he said” is getting nowhere. Comey should have been fired when he overstepped his authority by stating that Hillary would not be prosecuted, a decision not his to make. More mission creep, more decisions made by people who are not authorized to make them, more decisions made from an ideological perspective, and not, as the people deserve, from a legal perspective.
Certainly, given the size of our government, there are people to address the important issues of our time, but the representatives and judges have taken it upon themselves to make policy and obstruct the government when they ideologically disagree, as opposed to doing their duty to serve the American people. This is dereliction of duty on a federal scale, when, as stated, they are not doing what they were elected or appointed to do. The deep state continues to pull the American government into a swamp that just gets deeper and deeper, with only a few suggesting that they get on with their obligations. What I find fascinating is that The U.S. Congress allowed President Obama to do things that many objected to, but he was the president, so they allowed it. Following the legal process, President Trump has, by executive order, cancelled a good number of things that President Obama foisted upon the American people. The sore losers in the U.S. Congress just can’t get over that, so they insist upon obstruction in every way possible. I don’t think this will lead to anything good, and the elected and appointed should go back to what they were elected and appointed to do, or leave office.