In case you’re unaware of the controversy surrounding David Gregory and his Meet the Press interview where he illegally possessed a high-capacity ammunition magazine, waving it smugly to his viewers, here is the best summary of the controversy from Dan Mitchell of the CATO Institute.
As Dan writes “…I get very irritated when ordinary folks with no power or connections are persecuted while those with political connections get a free pass. And that’s exactly what’s happening.”
If you’ve ever harbored that innermost thought that the United States is turning into a Soviet-style state where the ruling elite are protected from the laws that the subjects have to follow, Dan brings those thoughts right out in the open:
After reading this outrageous story, my first reaction is to want the law repealed. My second reaction is to hope for a judicious and appropriate application of tar and feathers to certain D.C. officials.
But I’m also thinking that the high and mighty – including influential journalists – should be subject to the same bad laws as the rest of us.
Mitchell not only skewers the political elite, but goes on to outline a series of outrageous examples of bad laws ensnaring innocent citizens, and the ruling elite skating by where the rest of us would still be paying off the lawyers (hmmm, reminds me of certain Congressional hearings I was involved in several years ago).
I strongly recommend you read his entire article, entitled On Second Thought (and as a Second-Best Proposal), David Gregory Should Be Arrested and Prosecuted here.