Rule of Law is just so old school

One of the clearest signs that the United States has become irredeemably corrupt is the way that elite-favored entities receive light prosecution when they violate laws that would result in severe penalties for ordinary members of society. A good example of this is the treatment of a famous private military contracting firm that admitted to serious weapons violations. In comparison, a run of the mill firearms maker/dealer that committed much less serious crimes was put out of the firearms business by the government.