Financial records dispute hinges on equity
On Oct. 11, 2019, the District of Columbia appeals court upheld a congressional subpoena for president Trump’s financial records.
This argument may well end up in the Supreme Court. And there, things might get tricky.
Word has it that our top court might be somewhat subservient to Donald Trump’s egregious administration.
However, at stake here are some basic ideas on fairness and freedom.
In the United States, we are used to thinking that no one is above the law. Laws should apply in equal fashion to everybody, right?
This notion goes back to the colonial days - the people that framed our constitution, guys like Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin.
These guys were famous for being argumentative. But they did agree on one thing. They did not like kings. We are making a new nation, they said. No one is above the law. No kings.
If the case ends up in the Supreme Court, will it be upheld? This is a difficult question.
I think, in the final analysis, it will come down to a question of courage. If you have courage, you vote for our constitution. The law is the same for everybody.
However, if you are a coward, you vote to disregard the subpoena.
– Mike Olive, Bandera