As he did at the University of Norte Dame several weeks ago, Attorney General William Barr delivered yet another historic speech yesterday at the 19th Annual Barbara K. Olsen Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention. In it, he makes clear a number of critical truths regarding our Republic, the Presidency, our nation’s domestic enemy the political left, and the intentional damage the left is doing to our Republic. Have a taste….
“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called “The Resistance,” and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver available to sabotage the functioning of his Administration. Now, “resistance” is the language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous – indeed incendiary – notion to import into the politics of a democratic republic. What it means is that, instead of viewing themselves as the “loyal opposition,” as opposing parties have done in the past, they essentially see themselves as engaged in a war to cripple, by any means necessary, a duly elected government.
The fact of the matter is that, in waging a scorched earth, no-holds-barred war of “Resistance” against this Administration, it is the Left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law.“
While it is a lengthy speech, it’s importance cannot be overstated. I urge everyone to listen and/or read the speech.
Link to text: https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-william-p-barr-delivers-19th-annual-barbara-k-olson-memorial-lecture