I am surprised today to read a piece of news about special counsel legislation which Senate Flake and Sen. Coons moved to bring up is deemed as not necessary by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday, who thinks that there have been no indications that the independence of Mr. Mueller’s investigation is in jeopardy. And other Senates doesn’t see an immediate need to pass the measure.
In my earlier blog I thought this piece of legislation is a done deal, but it looks like United States Government needs further reflection on their principle on the spirit of this free land: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”
This land has liberated itself from the autocracy of British Empire because of our unwaving faith in our “unalienable rights endowed by the Creator” that anyone is equal in front of law regardless of his or her social status. That principal is the cornerstone of democracy. All regulations and legislative rules are derived from that central notion. Only in this way, the society can enjoy stability and harmony because people are inspired for creativity/on-going self-actualization and empowered with a mechanism of self correction in the event we make mistakes (and history has proved to us these kind of situations are inevitable). If we let the special counsel protection bill slipped by, this give people the precedent to interpret our fundamental principle in the wrong way. As it turned out, President Trump and his newly appointed Attorney General (Matt Whitaker) is sending out impressions otherwise.
With Globalization and the increased inter-connectivity in social, political and economical relations among all nations of the world, it is imperative we uphold such fundamental notions and values system we stand for. If United States truly want to be leader of the world, if it really desire to gain the true respect from its fellow nations of the world, its can only achieved those goals with its virtuous service and devotion to the humanitarian causes rather than with its bullying power. Such honorable deeds are in short supply these days. The easiest way to establish our authority/trustworthy is by demonstrating to others that we “Say what we mean, mean what we say, and do what we say we’ll do”!
So I think theoretically/in common sense we shall set this as a urgent priority in our agenda as the government are losing trust from the people. But I am not familiar with the law and only has rudimentary understanding of constitution. Also check and balance need to be well balanced not to give special counsel to much power to the extent that he/she can abuse and affect the normal function of our public officials.
We call on the senate judiciary committee take some time to give all of these factors some consideration and come up with a balanced solution.