Deuteronomy 16:18 You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes, in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall render just decisions for the people. 19 You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. 20 Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, so that you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
This passage jumps out at me this morning in light of the recent decision by the FBI and Justice Department regarding Hillary Clintons email saga. There are many forms of bribe, including political bribes. I have no idea if such a thing factored into this particular situation, but it does appear justice was not served – at least not yet.
One imagines that just about anyone else guilty of such reckless behaviors related to classified communications would face serious civil sanctions, if not criminal prosecution. Hillary will apparently face neither. Now, believe me when I say I’m no fan of her presumed opponent for POTUS Donald Trump. It’s just disappointing to witness such an apparent miscarriage of justice. It reinforces the notion that there’s one set of rules for normal people and another set of rules for the political elite. I’m not naive enough to believe this is anything new, it’s just not often so obvious.
Lord, have mercy. Amen.