He wanted to expose the truth.
Despite the inevitable push-back, he wanted to let the people know.
Now, Bill Barr lights a fire under this one shocking unethical policy.
The government has been running on unethical policies for as long as there has been government.
But Attorney General Bill Barr decided to bring one of those glaring policies to light.
And this one is truly newsworthy.
He recently gave a speech at Hillsdale College during their celebration of Constitution Day.
The speech itself was described by a RedState blog article as “a great speech that combines the wisdom of C. S. Lewis and former Attorney General and Associate Justice Robert Jackson. The subject was a culture that has grown up in D.O.J. around the idea that career staff are immune from supervision by political appointees and that the Department of Justice is immune from supervision by the President or even the Attorney General…”
The main subject, as seen above, is the unconstitutional notion that the Department of Justice operates on its own; almost as an unofficial fourth branch of government.
Below are some of the highlights from this long, informative speech:
“Yet in the decades since Justice Jackson’s remarks, it has become fashionable to argue that prosecutorial decisions are legitimate only when they are made by the lowest-level line prosecutor handling any given case….
The Justice Department is not a praetorian guard that watches over society impervious to the ebbs and flows of politics. It is an agency within the Executive Branch of a democratic republic — a form of government where the power of the state is ultimately reposed in the people acting through their elected president and elected representatives.
…The Attorney General, the Assistant Attorneys General, and the U.S. Attorneys are not figureheads selected for their good looks and profound eloquence.
They are supervisors. Their job is to supervise. Anything less is an abdication.”
Barr focuses on the fact that the D.O.J. seems to take matters into its own hands and disregard the opinions of outside sources.
These quotes – and others – seem especially directed towards Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissmann and their rogue investigation into the President.
In addition, Barr referenced the Andrew Stone case.
He described how the D.O.J.’s method of trial is with a particular quote by Associate Justice Robert Jackson, “being personally obnoxious to or in the way of the prosecutor himself.”
In essence, he discussed how Stone’s trial was unfair and unconstitutional simply because the D.O.J. found him annoying and in the way.
Barr continued, discussing the bizarre legalities and loopholes the justice system has made for itself.
He condemned the entire department as being a weapon fashioned by itself for the express purpose of eliminating anyone who stands in the way of the left’s control of power.
The power this department wields is too great for something that has no direct supervision and answers to no one but itself.
The D.O.J. seems to have forgotten what it stands for: justice.
Not only does Barr’s speech bring to light the underhanded dealings of the individuals in this system, he exposes how the entire system works for its own benefit, not the peoples’.
The official speech in its entirety can – ironically – be found on the D.O.J.’s website.
It is well worth the read.