CAPITAL OF CORRUPTION
A dark cloud hangs over the nation
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Twice in the last two weeks I have traveled to Washington, D.C., an increasingly dark place where I lived continuously for over 25 years beginning in 1979. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that during these recent trips, gray storm clouds hung over the city.
During my multi-decade history in this ever-increasing capital of corruption, I first was a Justice Department trial attorney and prosecutor who was on the trial team that broke up the AT&T telephone monopoly and enforced food and drug, agricultural, banking, aviation and consumer protection laws.
In a few years , growing disillusioned with so-called government service, which I came to view a politically compromised, I left to join a boutique international trade law firm and later opened my own law firm. Fighting against government deceit on behalf of my private clients and experiencing a myriad of hack judges, especially on the federal bench, I conceived of and founded Judicial Watch on July 29, 1994, out of desperation. If I had not taken up the mantle as the “anti-lawyer” at Judicial Watch, I would have quit the profession; that is how disillusioned I had become over the lack of intellectual integrity and honesty in not just the government but the legal profession in general.
As I write about in my autobiography, “Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment,” I used Judicial Watch not just to watch over judges and try to hold them accountable to the Constitution and the rule of law in general, but also petition judges to rule over and serve as a check to the other two branches of government – the executive and legislative branches. In effect, I had created a private Justice Department for the People, not the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., and our state capitals.
But despite this, my visits back to the capital of corruption these last two weeks, marred by gray skies and a continuing witch hunt against the 45th president of the United States and his family, all to subvert the Constitution, heightened within me my metastasized concern over the deep decline in not just our body politic, but the cancerous state of the nation as a whole.
And, that is why, like Wyatt Earp, a lawman and U.S. marshal who was forced to justifiably break the law to enforce the law in the old west, We the People are at a crossroads, with the nation’s survival at stake. While my modus operandi is to peacefully and legally take out the outlaws before they take us out, the time has come for very strong action.