I’m not a fan of Dinesh D’Souza. He’s written some prescient bits of political analysis, and his 2012 film 2016: Obama’s America is at least an attempt to dig through the cult of personality crap surrounding the president to find the real Barrack Obama and his political goals. Now, it seems, D’Souza has been arrested for allegedly contributing $20,000 to the losing Wendy Long senatorial campaign. The entire thing stinks of political revenge, a wholly believable act in the light of the administration’s illegal and unethical use of the Internal Revenue Service to silence conservative and libertarian groups in the 2012 election.
It doesn’t matter what you think of d’Souza or his politics; this is a staggeringly dangerous precedent for a government. We’ve seen this kind of political bullying from the likes of Adams, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, HUAC, and especially Wilson…it’s not something that can’t be undone, but it is something both parties should be able to agree is inappropriate and should be punished. I would point out that Nixon used CIA operatives to steal Democratic party politicially strategic material and had to step out of office; the official misuse of federal organs to silence and punish political opponents is far, far worse and should entail a sharp response.
But you Democrats…you’re not much on rule of law, are you?