The Bogus January 6 Commission Poses a Real Threat to Freedom

by James Bovard

“‘Truth will out’ is the most popular fairy tale in Washington. Members of Congress are clashing over whether politicians will appoint an ‘independent’ commission to reveal the facts behind the January 6 Capitol ruckus. Proponents are portraying the issue as a simple choice between ‘truth or Trump.’ Recent history provides no reason to expect a politically controlled process to expose facts that undermine powerful politicians. Congress has long been worse than useless as a fact-finding agency. ‘Oversight’ is a euphemism for stupefying congressional procedures designed to avoid discovering information that might embarrass their allies.” (05/25/21)