George F. Will: Government by intimidation — John Doe investigations cause mayhem

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  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    May 11, 2014 11:03 a.m.

    Government by intimidation?

    Must we always bring up Bush and Cheney?

    Cmon Will, it's 2014. Stop living in the past man!

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    May 11, 2014 10:25 a.m.

    The purpose of the press is to ferret out all forms of government abuse, all forms of tyranny, all types of Unamerican activities by any part of government. Government is here to serve us and to protect us from "hoodlums" who would use self-appointed power to enforce their political viewpoint on others.

    Mr. Will used his clout as a journalist to do his duty to preserve our liberties.

    Why haven't other journalists reported the abuse of power in Wisconsin?

    How about here in Utah? How much press coverage has been given to the abuse of power by the police force in West Valley City, whose arrests for drug activity were thrown out of court because of irregularities, or even to the abuse of power from the city and from the bench in South Jordan over the right of a property owner to house pigeons? No government official is exempt from oversight. The press is charged with that duty.

    Sure, everyone likes "feelgood" articles, but corruption in government will destroy our society if left unchecked.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    May 11, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    "Donors' anonymity thwarts liberals' efforts to injure the livelihoods of identifiable conservatives by punishing them for their political participation and thereby deterring others from participating."

    Should anyone doubt the use of this type of "dark power" or its effectiveness, simply consider the recent case of Brendan Eich, late CEO and cofounder of Mozilla whose resignation from his newly appointed post was caused by the pressure from PC brown shirts who objected to his perfectly legal contribution to Prop. 8 in California, 6 years ago.

    The freedom to think and speak as one wishes is part of the foundation of our constitution. It is primary to virtually all other freedoms. It can only be preserved by actively **fighting** against the oppressive forces like those mentioned in this article and many others, particularly from those advocating the so-called "progressive" agenda.

    I will forever fight for the right to think and speak freely. I hope more will join that fight.