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The Political Pattern – 2016

May 30

Written by: Del Meyer
05/30/2017 6:50 AM 

Dr. Rosen:      We have just survived an historic election. There was a lot of name calling and confrontation. The looseness of Mrs. Clinton’s management of classified and top secret security information was well delineated by the Mr. Comey of the FBI. He declined to prosecute her. Do we understand why?

Dr. Edwards:  I think Mr. Comey made a well-documented report of Mrs. Clinton’s lack of security in the handling of classified security documents. He excused himself the trouble of prosecution in the middle of an election by saying that this did not arise to the level of criminal intent.

Dr. Milton:      As I understand the legality of what went on, I’m not sure that Mr. Comey would have had the authority to prosecute Mrs. Clinton. Wasn’t that the job of her boss, the Justice Department which is headed by the Attorney General?

Dr. Ruth:        The current Attorney General is Loretta Lynch who was appointed by President Obama and is a Democrat. The head of the FBI currently is Mr. Comey, a well-respected Republican who was continued by Mr. Obama, probably for political reason to create some semblance of balance, which is a common practice in Washington, DC which blunts much of the criticism between political parties as for well as his good reputation.

Dr. Edwards:  But don’t you think that Mr. Comey really did indict Mrs. Clinton?

Dr. Michelle:   But do you think the American public will believe that she is guilty of a serious crime?

Dr. Yancy:      Not in the least. I hear from many of my patients that they are being cruel to Mrs. Clinton.

Dr. Michelle:   There is also the female factor which doesn’t follow logic. Why does Madeline Albright, who was our Secretary of State, make a statement such as, we should give Mrs. Clinton a chance to become our first Woman President? Doesn’t she understand the nature and importance of security in her former position?

Dr. Rosen:      Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright was the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She didn’t know that her parents were Jewish until adulthood and that three of her grandparents died in the Holocaust. She was a refugee in London during the Nazi blitz. The family escaped from the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia after the force resignation of her father who sent his family to America via London and caught up with them later. With that background one would think that Hillary putting top secret material in an Email which increasingly becomes public would be of great concern to Mrs. Albright. How can she overlook what Mrs. Clinton did and not think of her being dangerous to national security and what she lived through?

Dr. Sam:         I think Michelle hit the nail on the head. It’s hard to evaluate the woman factor in this election. So many women actually believe there is a ceiling above which they can’t go as if men and women are competitors and men keep them down. And that giving the enemy top secret information that could jeopardize our freedom is irrelevant to a women’s issue.

Dr. Michelle:   I think you speaking of the feminist mystique. The feminist think that men and women are in a competitive world environment. They agree that they compete in the same identical endeavor, such as physical work; so they try to compare comparable work. So immediately they have lost the argument. The genders are not equal and never will be. I think w

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Dr. Harold:

You are what is often called a fusionist: you believe that libertarians and traditionalists share a lot of common ground, not only politically but also philosophically. Freedom is fundamental, but freedom cannot mean mere license; virtue is the highest goal, but virtue not freely chosen is not really virtue. As Meyer put it, “Truth withers when freedom dies, however righteous the authority that kills it; and free individualism uninformed by moral value roots at its core and soon brings about conditions that pave the way for surrender to tyranny.”

Meyer (1909–1972) was a longtime editor of William F. Buckley Jr.’s National Review. As the leading proponent of fusionism, he played a key role in shaping the modern conservative movement.

Read Meyer’s thoughts on the fundamental beliefs that conservatives and libertarians can agree on.

 

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