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The Loss of Our Watchmen’s Moral Authority




One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors.

After all, when the watchmen have lost moral authority to watch, who can be believed or trusted? Or, as the Roman satirist Juvenal famously put it, “Who will guard the guardians?”

It was recently reported that FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered an email to bolster a suspicious FBI effort to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant authorizing the surveillance of Carter Page, a onetime employee of the Trump campaign.

If true, Clinesmith helped the FBI successfully delude the court into granting what was likely an illegal request to spy on the Trump campaign. Clinesmith was reportedly expelled from special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team for cheering on opposition to the Trump presidency by writing “Viva la resistance!” in a text message discussion.



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  1. When man’s laws are the moral authority, what we have now is what you get. Man is, by nature, imperfect and as such power tends to corrupts, and absolute power corrupts…. absolutely.
    Should man be ruled by God’s law or are they to be ruled by the whims of a dictator, like Mike Madigan and the dictatorship of a corrupt committee (congress).
    The FISA court is an illegal, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, corrupt court which annihilates the US Constitution…. in the hands of man, power corrupts. That is yet more proof.