Whenever the far left loses a debate, it doesn’t sharpen its arguments or seek compromise. Instead, it criminalizes those with whom it disagrees. That’s happening now in New York, where the attorney general is making a politicized attack on the National Rifle Association and the U.S. Constitution.
New York’s Democratic and radically anti-Trump Attorney General Letitia James’ move to “dissolve” the NRA comes after a phony “fraud” investigation that was launched as an intimidation tactic.
The suit against the National Rifle Association targets the group’s charismatic Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and three other NRA leaders.
“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” James said. “The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse.”
But, really, James seems more interested in angling for a high-profile job in a future socialist White House than seeking justice. Charges that lavish spending by four executives led to $64 million in losses over three years doesn’t bear even casual financial scrutiny.
The NRA is not taking it lying down. It filed a countersuit late Thursday, with NRA President Carolyn Meadows calling James’ effort “a baseless, premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms it fights to defend.”
It’s obvious New York’s move isn’t about justice; it’s about the hard-left’s political animus toward gun rights.
But it’s typical of New York’s politicized justice system. Manhattan’s ultra-Democratic District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has been investigating President Donald Trump with the same vigor and fidelity to truth as Christopher Steele “investigated” Trump’s supposed collusion with the Russians.
Vance subpoenaed Trump’s Deutsche Bank financial records in his far-reaching investigation of the president’s businesses. So you can expect to see his personal financial statements leaked to the Trump-hating media any day now.
To the left, the truth doesn’t matter. Tarnish your target’s reputation, create doubt, then, if you can’t destroy a career, you try to get your foe banned. Make them radioactive. Harass your enemies in the courts, force them to spend millions defending themselves, and neuter their political effectiveness.
That’s the left’s playbook. Ask Trump.
And radical leftists such as James aren’t working alone. She was put into office with the help of billionaire socialist George Soros, who has spent millions of dollars on attorney general and prosecutor elections to radicalize America’s grassroots justice system.
Now, like a slot machine into which someone has patiently dropped coins, Soros’ investments are paying off. And not just in New York. He has spent millions to put extremist leftist lawyers in key positions in California, Virginia, Missouri and Chicago.
In the case of the NRA, New York’s James took advantage of an intense internal dispute within the gun-rights organization to make her case.
Ask yourself the question: If this organization was on the left of the political spectrum, would it get the same treatment?
The clear answer’s no. The New York-based Clinton Foundation has engaged in outright corruption for years — including Hillary’s use of her post as secretary of state to line her family’s pockets.
Yet, apart from criticism by conservatives and the desertion of well-heeled contributors after Hillary’s 2016 loss to Trump, the Clinton Foundation has never suffered for its breaches.
Legal action against conservatives and Republican politicians is just the tip of the spear for Soros and the rest of the Democratic far left. They see the U.S. Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, as an impediment to their grand plan to “fundamentally transform” America into a nation with no rights, other than those left wants you to have.
No free speech. No free religion. No right to defend yourself.
Is that where you want to live?
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board.