As We Slowly Become Subjects with Different Rules


The story of the school teacher who was bumped from her United Airlines flight to make way for a congresswoman seems like a small thing, in the grand scheme:

A passenger on a flight from Houston to Washington D.C. has accused United Airlines of giving her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. D-Houston, and then threatening to remove her from the plane for complaining and snapping a photo of the Houston congresswoman. ‘It was just so completely humiliating,’ said Jean-Marie Simon, a 63-year-old attorney and private school teacher who used 140,000 miles on Dec. 3 to purchase the first-class tickets to take her from Washington D.C. to Guatemala and back home.

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But in that grand scheme, it seems representative, and I can’t help but connect it with the latest strange tidbit to come out about the FBI’s (quote/unquote) investigation of Hillary Clinton’s recklessness as Secretary of State:

“We have email evidence from Andrew McCabe indicating that Hillary Clinton was going to get an ‘HQ Special,’ a headquarters special,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) alleged on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Friday. …

He explained that the “headquarter special” was an indication that “the normal processes at the Washington field office weren’t followed and he had a very small group of people that had a pro-Hillary Clinton bias who had a direct role in changing the outcome of that investigation from one that likely should have been criminal to one where she was able to walk.”

It’s plain to see what’s going on in the United States.  A political elite lives above the law, more like royalty, while the rest of us are supposed to make accommodations for them and follow the surreally complex rules ourselves.  The notion that politicians and deep-state bureaucrats see We, the People, as their bosses is increasingly difficult to sustain.