Liberals love freedom while leftists love control. It’s an important point Alan Dershowitz illustrates. The retired Harvard law professor is a classical liberal. Classic liberals love freedom.
Create crimes out of nothing is frightening
Dershowitz said Sunday on John Catsimatidis’ “CATS Roundtable” radio show “They’re very scary. They’re very frightening to any civil libertarian… Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican; whether you come from New York or the middle of the country, you should be frightened by efforts to try to create crimes out of nothing.”
Dershowitz says that after the Democrats’ “collusion” accusation collapsed, they are still attempting to “create crimes out of nothing”. That is a horrible accusation, true absolutely but awful in its implications. Dershowitz says the Democrats are acting in a way reminiscent of the old KGB in the Soviet Union. ‘They’re very frightening to any civil libertarian’
Dershowitz said he has searched the law and transcript “from beginning to end — I couldn’t find the crime.” He made the comments regarding Democrats’ impeachment investigation over the President’s alleged quid pro quo policy with Ukraine.
It brings back memories of the NKVD under Stalin
“It reminds me of Lavrentiy Beria, head of the KGB, (who) said to Stalin… Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.’ Which he really meant, I’ll make up the crime.” Dershowitz said. Beria was the head of the secret police organization NKVD, which was the predecessor to the KGB.
“And so the Democrats are now making up crimes… First, they made up collusion. ‘Ahh! Collusion. It’s a crime!’ I searched the statute books. There’s no crime of collusion except when businessmen get together to collude against the anti-trust laws, but no crime of collusion with a foreign country.” Dershowitz continued.
Separation of powers
Dershowitz added, “Then after that, they said ‘obstruction of Congress.’ No, no, no, no, no. Obstruction of justice is a crime; obstruction of Congress is part of our system of checks and balances.” The Harvard law professor also defended White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s refusal to testify.
“If you get a subpoena from Congress, and you’re the president or in the executive department, and you think you have executive privilege, you have an obligation not to respond,” he said. “That’s not ‘obstruction of Congress,’ that’s checks and balances under our Constitution.”
‘We are all in danger’ Dershowitz said. America is witnessing “a desperate effort to try to find crimes against President Trump. They’re just making it up… And that means we are all in danger,” he added.
He’s not wrong. As Democrats continue to accuse Donald Trump of being in cahoots with Russia. It is actually their party who are behaving like the KGB. Liberals love freedom while leftists love control.