Without rule of law, are all men created equal?
‘The license of lawlessness’, a phrase so vile that it feeds the indignance of man. After Nixon’s Watergate scandal, during his interview with Robert Frost, Nixon outrageously discusses that the President is allowed to carry out certain actions in the best interest of the country, even if they step outside the ‘constraints’ of the law. Although he received much flack and was eventually ousted, he was granted a full pardon by Gerald Ford and freed of his accountability. It seemed that ‘the ends justify the means’ had won that day.
In this interview, Glenn Greenwald, Salon contributing writer and author of ‘With Liberty and Justice for Some’ tells “Viewpoint” host and former NY governor Eliot Spitzer how the political and financial elite have managed to defy accountability and rise above the law.