by Andy Weddington
Saturday, 12 March 2016
In God We Trust
Attorney General Lynch,
Recent interviews (of you) concerning the investigation into the private email server, reckless handling of America's secrets by then sitting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and more, I've seen. And pondered.
Your facial expressions, body language, and elusive and sometimes curt sounding answers to questions cause wonder and concern.
Mrs. Clinton, on the campaign trail, has repeatedly said, "No bank too big to fail. No executive too powerful to jail."
How remarkable - she is capable of uttering a truth.
As you are surely familiar, following is the Mission Statement posted on The United States Department of Justice website:
To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Though searching exhaustively elsewhere on the website, I found no exemption to compliance with law for anyone named Clinton, nor any other surname, nor anyone running for elected office to include the presidency.
Mrs. Clinton's truth aside and considering your department's mission but three words guide you carrying out your responsibilities: Sworn. Oath. Duty.
To those obligations, I add three words, three standards of personal behavior and conduct, that guide U. S. Marines (and Sailors): Honor. Courage. Commitment. These Core Values, in complement (to sworn duty), make for good order.
A thought from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
You, Madam, are anywhere. We, your countrymen, everywhere, are watching.
In closing, Madam Attorney General, see to justice; and in all that implies to include timeliness.
Thank you for your service to country.
A. F. Weddington
U. S. Marine (Retired)