Federal prosecutors investigating the confrontation between Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and a Capitol police officer have been talking privately with McKinney's office in hopes of resolving the case without the spectacle of an indictment and trial, the ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION reports on Wednesday.
We all know Matt sometimes gets it wrong, but sometimes he gets it right too.
If this is the case, I have to say that I believe it to be highly unacceptable. Because we all know that whatever charge she wants to accept, will be one that will not be a felony and will let her keep her seat. This is why the majority of the people are fed up with this kind of shenanigans.
Let the average citizen do the same thing and see what happens. How fast would you be whisked off to jail, your whole life and life's history will be investigated? Life, as you know it, will be over for awhile and that's to say the least.
Look, if the people we entrust to enforce our laws won't do their job and prosecute all offenders (regardless of political party, position, and/or affiliations), we have to vote the offenders out. They may walk free, but their power will be gone, their influence will be greatly diminished. They will not be allowed to dip into the public till, allowed to be in charge of such a great task of governance, and will have to do their dirty deeds back in the private sector.
This needs to be done en masse and this year. By starting with this year's mid-terms, the groundwork can be laid for 08. If we do not send the message now, we will be floundering come 08 time. It will give the newly elected lawmakers time to think about the votes they make between now and then. Those that miss the cut and do get re-elected may very well get the message too. They will know that the same electorate that put them in, will put them out, if they do not keep straight.
Tha ballot box could very well be the best prosecutor, judge, and jury, ever designed.