One of the most egregious acts of the current administration was the handling of the automotive financial crisis in 2009. The decision of the federal government to control the bankruptcy proceedings, and in the process violate normal bankruptcy law to the advantage of its preferred interest groups, made it clear that they would operate with its own set of principles.
It was absolutely unjust for the government to discriminate as it did in the handling of pension liabilities for General Motors. The evidence contained in recently released e-mails that show involvement by the Treasury Department, including interaction with White House staff, is especially distressing. When the power of government is used to set aside the law for the benefit of specific supporters, a republic cannot hold together.