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Republican Response: Justice or Revenge?

Updated: Jun 6

Two very divergent views are emerging – but one is winning the day

Revenge is an emotional response while Justice is an intellectual response.

Given the intensity of Republican responses to the conviction leveled against Donald Trump last week in the farcical Manhattan trial – the GOP is undergoing some soul-searching now, in real time.

Emotions, as well as intellect, are what define the human experience. As a famous priest once said – "... we are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."

Bearing that in mind – neither intellect nor emotions should be given short shrift as Republicans begin to form their collective response.

The reality of our human experience is emotions overcome our intellect and twist it to a bad end, or ... our intellects use our emotions as fuel.

The only remaining option is indifference or lukewarmness – for which the Son of God declares the penalty is being "vomited out of His mouth."

Take the first case – Communist-Democrats and their rabid pro-abortion politics. Their "intellectual" position is entirely fueled by emotion(s), but they put their intellects at the service (abuse, would be more accurate) of those emotions.

However, just because their intellects are controlled by their emotions, does not mean their intellects are somehow dull – at least not when it comes to cunning. Those politicos and social action types who have the blood of 70 million+ babies on their hands are exceedingly smart – diabolically so.

They have perverted the collective conscience of a nation with their "smarts" – deployed over media, the courts, education and politics. They used their emotions (rage and passion) to fire their intellects and "find a way." And, as the old adage goes – where there's a will, there's a way.

On the opposite side – the emotional response to the holocaust of those 70+ million babies has not really accomplished much at all. Yes, the more sound, intellectual arguments win the day during a scholarly debate – but that's about it.

On the street, where the death toll is mounting – emotion is lacking severely compared to the pro-death camp. In short, being right isn't always sufficient; in fact, given the current cultural madness, it's almost never sufficient.

Emotion is simply beating intellect and has been for decades, increasingly so with each passing decade so, when Republicans and self-styled conservatives look on the travesty of the rigged Trump trial and verdict, a strictly intellectual response does not seem to be in order.

Where's the actual, true, fully-comprehended outrage from the Republican country club crowd? Where is the desire for straight up revenge, in the name of Justice? Yes, revenge on its own would not be in keeping with any sense of moral order. But, for the literal love of God, where is the heated desire for Justice fueled by emotion?!

What has transpired, and been allowed to transpire, by the GOP Establishment is a moral crime; a sin in theological terms, and while sin exists only vis-a-vis an individual, there are sins of both commission (a deed actively done) and sins of omission (not doing what should have been done.) Catholics repeat this moral, spiritual and theological truth, out loud, every Sunday at Mass – "... the things I have done, and the things I have failed to do."

The collapse of an entire civilization – not just in scholarly, historical terms, but in real life carnage – is now upon us and the high courts of justice have been overrun by emotion and forged into a weapon against the intellect.

When a society loses the sense of the law – faith in the rules being applied evenly (fairly) – that society is doomed. Long ago, we made the collective decision that individuals would surrender certain privileges for the common good, and invest trust that what we might temporarily surrender will be restored through an equal and fair application of the law.

We haven't always gotten it right, but only in the most horrible of circumstances have we allowed something such as a corrupt judge, a rigged jury and a partisan prosecutor to run roughshod over the doctrine of fairness while also allowing the media to cheer it all on.

Reckoning Day is arriving, and arriving soon. Indeed, it is already here. Calls are now arising from rank-and-file Republicans to get hold of Democratic judges, prosecutors, whoever and "go after them."

Investigate them – find charges that stick sufficiently to wreck their lives under mountains of legal bills and bring their reign of legal tyranny and unequal application of the law to an end, by ending them.

Let George Soros and Mark Zuckerberg invest their billions in the defense of these Communist-Democrat lawyers and judges instead of funding their democracy-destroying campaigns. Turn the tables on as many as possible. Use lawfare against them for a change.

Drive them from the hiding places in which they have been so stealthily concealed – because at some point, a point passed long ago – the cardinal virtue of Justice, not the lust for revenge, demands it.

Gary Michael Voris holds a graduate degree, Cum Laude, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Voris earned multiple awards for 40+ years of news media experience for writing, producing, and investigative work from the Associated Press, Detroit Press Club, Michigan Broadcasters Association, as well as four news Emmys in multiple categories. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 with an undergraduate major in Communications and a minor in History.

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