Replacing Rule Of Law Violates The Trust At Heart Of US Life | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

By | February 16, 2020

Replacing Rule Of Law Violates The Trust At Heart Of US Life | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Replacing Rule Of Law Violates The Trust At Heart Of US Life | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
In terms of the broader position that the broader serve lens on, where we are right now, I feel like over the past 72 hours with these resignations at the justice department. The subsequent Revelations of what’s happened at the OJ and what the Attorney General I’ve done to intervene in cases to help the president’s friends to Target the president’s perceived enemies. I feel, like my attitude, has changed because I’ve been very focused on being able to diagnose of about looming on the horizon. I’Ve been very focused in terms of reporting on ferreting out things that indicate something like that might be a foot and trying to document them.

Get them well-sourced and get them on television and all that stuff, and now I feel, like warnings were correct. These things are happening, the rule of law is not threatened, the rule of law is compromised, it is free, and now I don’t know what to do cuz. I was focused so much on warning about it happening. I wasn’t focused on what to do once it happened. One thing is we got to glamorize the rule of law itself in the whole, the whole are whole constitutional system. The institutions in the practices and everyday life is all based on trust.

America works because there’s a lot of trust in this without trust. There’S no law without law. There’S no trust. So we need to emphasize that when you explain to people that laws not just abstract thing it without the rule of law, everyday life becomes unpredictable and that’s the misery of authoritarian life. It’S also the misery of failed economies. What’S the rule of law fails, that kind of cop was in the people are used to is also going to fail, but we have crony capitalism, where the favorites of the people around the executive branch and do well and everyone else is going to have a hard Time these are things that that we can explain.

Another thing, that’s really important is that it’s not just that our rule of law is breaking it sat there other forms of law. It’S not just that mr. bar or Mr Trumper hostile to the normal, impartial system. Is it they represent? Something else use it use the words twice already tonight, friends and enemies. What’S the legal tradition is represented by someone called Karl Schmidt, who is the smartest of the Nazis or the legal tradition which says yeah? It really is all about starting with friends and enemies. So it’s something else: hey there.

I’M Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube.
Timothy Snyder, Yale University history professor and author of “On Tyranny,” talks with Rachel Maddow about how the rule of law form a basis of trust that enables freedom in a democracy and how attacks on the rule of law breach that trust. Aired on 2/14/2020.
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