Letter: Garland giving liberal intimidators a pass

Attorney General Merrick Garland is unwilling to apply laws equitably as evidenced by his refusal to enforce a federal law that makes it a crime to protest in front of a Supreme Court justice's home. After a person was stopped from assaulting Justice Kavanaugh, Garland publicly condemned conduct that threatens justices, only to then allow the mob to continue protesting in front of Kavanaugh's house. The reason for the protesting is immaterial ... it is against the law. It is meant to be intimidating and encourages violence. The following quote is from a memorandum by Merrick Garland to the FBI:

" ... spirited debate about policy matters is protected by our Constitution, that protection does not extend to threats of violence or efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views. Threats ... are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation's core values. The Department is steadfast in its commitment to protect all people in the United States from violence, threats of violence and other forms of intimidation and harassment."

The government can go after parents at school board meetings for being unruly and intimidating and can track down members of the mob that stormed the Capitol building but rioters who fit a leftist narrative can destroy businesses and burn city blocks with impunity under the pretense of "prosecutorial discretion."

Chuck Schumer, when speaking publicly about the leaked Supreme Court abortion rights draft, said "I want to tell you Gorsuch (and) Kavanaugh, ... you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you…". What is the purpose of this statement if not to encourage intimidation?

Is it any wonder that laws are not enforced when the nation's chief law enforcement officer refuses to do so? Or that crime has become rampant when criminals are given free passes and politicians use reckless rhetoric?

Keith Roberts


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