Lock Him Up!

Holy Rollers vs Hellcats

Day-o, day-o
Daylight come and me wanna go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wanna go home
— The Banana Boat Song, Harry Belafonte

I am aware that I might be getting ahead of myself. It’s not in the bag yet. There is still three months to go. We still have to win and then there is the inevitable post-election squabble that is sure to make Bush v. Gore look like a walk in the park, but it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead. Now does it?

“We would become a banana republic”, Rudy Giuliani said yesterday on FOX News in answer to a question, what would be the consequences of a Biden administration’s prosecution of then former President Trump. Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, meanwhile has repeatedly called for criminal investigations of numerous Obama era officials, including Biden. Now that the shoe is almost on the other foot, it is interesting to see him change his tune. Especially since, he himself may also be culpable.

In NYC two tandem criminal investigations are already well underway. Federal prosecutors have recently won a Supreme court decision that decreed Trump has no special immunity from prosecution, just because he is now president. Come January, even that argument would have become moot. Meanwhile, New York state is investigating Trump for fraud he allegedly committed before becoming president. Between these two offices, is there really a need for more?

Nixon was pardoned for his crimes, in part to help heal the nation, but before he stepped down, Congress held a lengthy, public investigation of his crimes and misdeeds. No such forum for truth and reconciliation has occurred here. No, that sham trial in the Senate earlier this year does not count. If we are to heal as a nation, then some airing of this administration’s transgressions needs be made and those who have used their office to betray the public trust need to be held accountable. I can already hear the cries of witch hunt emanating from the halls of FOX News, but without accountability what’s to prevent the next cabal of miscreants from repeating this administration’s crimes?

Come January, when Biden and Harris take their oaths of office and after a new Democratic Senate has been seated, the urge to move on will be palpable. The pandemic will still be plaguing us, unemployment will still be at record levels and the need for social justice will still be present. With all of these vexing problems, do really need to rehash the past? Yes we do! People have died, people have been bankrupted and people have had their rights violated. To borrow a slogan from the Black Lives Matter movement, no justice, no peace. If we are to move on as a nation, justice must be served. I’m not being some bomb throwing radical, I just want the law upheld, because without the law, we are no better than a banana republic. Day-o, daylight come and me wanna go home…

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