(An open letter to Congress)
When dealing with children or those with the mentality of children, you do not give choices, second, third or fourth chances to obey the rules. By giving multiple chances to obey what they know are the rules, you are teaching them that the rules don’t have to be followed; and they won’t follow the rules because they believe they didn’t have to follow them the first time.
The Democrats have given Attorney General Barr several opportunities to testify before their committees. He was given a chance, as a courtesy, to appear voluntarily. He has declined. He should have been subpoeneaed immediately. If he refuses, as the Attorney General of the United States who should be the epitomy of the rule of law in these United States, he should be impeached. He is defying the law. Failure to immediately make him responsible for breaking the law will encourage him and others to proceed as if their is no law.
Children know that if you break the rules, you will be punished. They also know that if you don’t punish them each and every time, they can continue to break the rules. They know that there is no sense in obeying the rules until they have had their second, third or fourth chance to obey.