The lords of the land could have waited six months or so to go after Gabso. After all, they have waited for years until now. Why arrest him a week after the elections?
I have no idea what Shimon Gabso did or did not do. But one thing is completely clear to me: nothing that Gabso did can be more corrupt than a legal adviser or a retired judge who robs the public coffers to the tune of NIS 86,000 per month for his pension. There are currently 300 people from the legal system who star at the top of the pyramid of those who have dug their hands deeply into the public’s pocket and live the good life as a result of what is essentially corruption.
I am tired of all these stories. I was elected to the Knesset by the public, the sovereign. No bureaucrat or police officer will intimidate me. I will take my ethical credit and the public trust that I enjoy as deputy speaker of the Knesset to Shimon Gabso’s home to declare the following: The people – not self-appointed bureaucrats – are the sovereign. Harass organized crime, drug dealers and those guilty of extortion. That is what you are being paid for.
Remember that you are public servants – not the public’s lords.
About the Author: Moshe Feiglin is the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and a member of Israel's Security and Defense Committee. He heads the Manhigut Yehudit ("Jewish Leadership") faction of Israel's governing Likud party. He is the founder of Manhigut Yehudit and Zo Artzeinu and the author of two books: "Where There Are No Men" and "War of Dreams." Feiglin served in the IDF as an officer in Combat Engineering and is a veteran of the Lebanon War. He lives in Ginot Shomron with his family.
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