From Corruption to Tyranny, From Reid to Schumer

Unchecked corruption inevitably leads to tyranny, as it erodes the rule of law that protects the people from those who control the government, and demonstrates to tyrants that the population does not have enough character to resist abuse. That’s why it is appropriate that outgoing Senate Minority leader Harry Reid, the personification of Democrat corruption, wants to pass the torch to Chuck Schumer, for whom tyranny in all matters great and small is an end in itself.

Western Journalism documents some of the brazen corruption that has characterized Reid’s reign in the Senate. A partial outline:

• Harry Reid’s Alliance With Jack Abramoff
• Reid Protects ACORN From Investigation
• Reid Violated Federal Election Law by Using Campaign Funds for Christmas Bonuses
• Reid Uses His Office to Financially Benefit His Sons
• Reid Collects $1.1 Million Windfall on Property He Didn’t Own
• The Del Webb Land Swap
• Harry Reid Tied to Chinagate Figure
• Harry Reid’s Mob Connections

Et cetera, ad nauseam. Here’s a theory as to why Reid is retiring from his powerful position:

[A] possible Republican Presidential victory in 2016 would lead to the appointment of a Republican Attorney General in January 2017.

A Republican Attorney General would be almost certain to initiate a criminal investigation into Reid’s abuse of his political power in a brazen intervention in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) issuance of EB-5 visas to investors in a Las Vegas casino and hotel that was represented by his son, Rory Reid, as was highlighted in a report released by the Inspector General of DHS last week.

“I think Harry Reid’s getting out of town ahead of the posse,” former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova tells Breitbart News.

On Thursday, the non-profit group Cause of Action called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a criminal investigation of Reid. Citing the specific federal statutes that were violated, the group said Reid “participat[ed] in unlawful political activity, possible coercion and fraud related to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.”

The DOJ under President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder is so highly politicized it would never launch a criminal investigation into the many scandals in which Harry Reid is at the center.

But despite a well-earned reputation for avoiding conflict at any cost, Republicans might.

Then there’s Reid’s complicity in Senator Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) abuse of his political office by intervening in an ongoing Department of Health and Human Services adjudicatory process involving $8.9 million in Medicare overbilling by his friend and campaign funds donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen.

As Breitbart News reported, Reid “hosted a meeting between Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. At the meeting, Menendez made the case for his friend and donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, who was at the time embroiled in what was supposed to be an independent adjudicatory process at HHS involving $8.9 million the department said he overbilled Medicare.”

Reid’s intervention came “immediately after Melgen donated $300,000 to the Senate Majority PAC, a Super PAC that has close ties to Reid. By the end of 2012, Melgen’s donations to the Senate Majority PAC totaled $700,000.”

Meanwhile, Reason provides a starting point for Chuck Schumer’s curriculum vitae:

U.S. is urged to investigate cereal prices
Chuck Schumer rips e-cigarette makers
Sen. Schumer calls for ban on ubiquitous yoga mat chemical
Chuck Schumer races to extend ban on “undetectable” 3D-printed guns
Senator Charles Schumer Condemns Delicious-Looking Detergent
Schumer wants to ban high-powered green laser pointers
Sen. Charles Schumer Calls for a Ban on Powdered Alcohol
Schumer calls on FDA to ban powdered caffeine
Schumer Calls for Ban on Alcoholic Energy Drinks
Schumer Pushes to Shut Down Online Drug Marketplace
Senator Schumer Says Bitcoin Is Money Laundering
Charles Schumer wants federal probe into airline fare prices
Chuck Schumer Takes On The FAA Over Drone Rules
High-Frequency Trading Faces Challenge from Schumer
Fast-Food Bread a Concern, Schumer Calls for a Ban
Chuck Schumer: No Four Loko for You, New York
Senator Calls for 25 to Life [Video Game] Ban
Sen. Schumer wants to ban internationally produced Olympics uniforms
Senators Call For An End To Payday Lending By Banks
Chuck Schumer Engineers USDA Greek Yogurt Subsidy
Sen. Chuck Schumer to introduce bill 10 banning flame retardants from kids’ products
Sen. Schumer: Ban Cadmium in Kids’ Jewelry
Schumer calls for federal review of grill brush safety, possible recall.

Every tyrant knows that when people allow Big Government to dictate the little things, the large things follow naturally.

There you have it: the natural progression from corruption to tyranny. If this country truly has become sufficiently debased as to elect the conspicuously corrupt Hillary Clinton president, she will be followed by someone who makes Joseph Stalin look like Thomas Jefferson.

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Schumer awaits the podium in the natural progression of evil.

On tips from Bodhisattva, TED, Bill T, JusttheTipHQ , and Byron. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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