Yes, I drew the line from Dusty Springfield’s song that has nothing to do with what I am talking about. For a very long time, the Left has ranted and chided the Republicans and others who say, “Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims.” They insist that gun control, censorship, and much more are needed because it might save even one life. However, they are not so concerned when it comes to the life of the unborn or our constitutional freedoms to disagree.
What I am referring to in my title is not those things but the blatant disregard for equal protection or equal prosecution under the law. I am more than a little concerned for America; I am on my face before God interceding. I am also shouting from the rooftop the dangers I see and hoping that I will cause some to awaken from the slumber of indifference.
I am amazed at the power of personal bias and hate. I should not be, for I have seen it up close and personal in my decades on the planet, felt the fury, and even succumbed to its lure. We live in a time described in the Bible in places like 2 Timothy 3. One translation calls it disastrous times. The characteristics of the people identified describes them as unhealthy lovers of themselves, lovers of money, proud, conceited, boaster, blasphemers, disobedient, rebellious, ungrateful, wicked, liars, addicted to lust, brutal, violent, hateful, and hating God and good.
One of the desires of the founders of the American Republic was equal protection and equal prosecution under the law. They believed in the ideal that everyone was created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They sought to restrain political jurists and limit the federal government’s size, scope, and power. I can only imagine what they would think, say, or do if they could be here today.
We have failed by living in our ivory towers of indifference. We have watched while those seeking to fundamentally dismantle and transform our system of government and way of life burn the republic to the ground. We could have stopped them, but we preferred to be uninvolved, thinking they would leave us alone if we just left them alone. We were wrong! Leaving us alone was never part of the plan; controlling us was.
You may detest Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States, enough that you rejoice that he has been indicted on what seems to be incredibly weak charges and even manipulation of the evidence. Hear me, please. If Trump or any other politician or citizen commits a crime, they should face the same justice system as you and me. That includes Democrats and Republicans. This is not what is happening.
When those on the Left, such as Nancy Pelosi, can say, “He will get his chance to prove his innocence,” we know we are in trouble. That is not our American system of justice. We supposedly ascribe to the idea that a person is “innocent until proven guilty.” In this case and others, it is guilty unless you can somehow prove to a biased court that you are not guilty. How is that equal justice, and what does that mean for the rest of us?
Someone compared the prosecution of the indictment of Donald Trump with abortion. At first, I dismissed that, then gave it some thought and extrapolated what it means to the hope of preserving our republic. When reasoned, logical arguments are discounted or dismissed in favor of preference, bias, and emotion, there is grave danger for all of us. The republic is damaged significantly when that, is evidenced in the courts, Congress, and the public debate.
We watched as the FBI, DOJ, politicians, and the media insisted that indicting Bill, Hillary, Obama, Holder, Biden, etc., could unfairly influence the elections. Those arguments are ludicrous. If there was something the voters needed to see that might influence them and could impact the republic, it needed to be aired out in the courts or public debate. Now, those same people insist that Trump must be prosecuted because no one is above the law. What is different regarding Trump? Could it be that they consider him their greatest threat?
We might do well to recall the often-quoted meme of Martin Niemoller in 1946: “First, they came for the Socialist, and I did not speak out – because I was a Socialist. Then they came from the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me – and there was not one left to speak for me.”
You must know it is bad when the Liberal Network NBC analyst acknowledges that Mr. Bragg is using a poorly written statute to add a misdemeanor to a misdemeanor to make a felony. NBC’s legal analyst Danny Cevallos acknowledged that in New York, falsifying business records is usually a misdemeanor but could become a felony if it was done to conceal a crime. It does not specify what kind of crime and therefore lets any misdemeanor be used to elevate the charge to felony status.
One of Alvin Bragg’s chief prosecutors bragged about giving ‘get-out-of-jail free’ cards to violent felons. Meg Reiss said, “We know that incarceration doesn’t really solve any problems.” She argued that the criminals, even the violent ones, were not ‘bad dudes’ and blasted juries for believing the police. She is a prosecutor. Wow! She insisted that the criminals should be afforded the benefit of the doubt. I do not argue that but what about Trump? Seems to be a double standard here, and it smacks with politics.
It must not be overlooked that this indictment is timed neatly to push aside all consideration of documentary proof of bribes funneled to the Biden family by China. There are members of both parties on the take from China and other foreign governments. Attacking Trump in court enables the media to disregard and discontinue reporting on that Deep State Corruption. The most hated man in American politics is under criminal indictment, so the others are given a free pass.
If this type of prosecution of former presidents and political candidates becomes the norm, we will watch our entire system go down in flames. I am not saying we should ignore violations of the law, but we must seek to have legitimate and equal justice under the law. Mitch McConnel wants no part of the Chinese money-buying influence conversation. The GOP must address this issue as well as the apparent political bias being used against Trump.
Only in never-never-land would the Democrats decide to advise Bragg and the other Democratic DAs salivating over the prospects of taking down all conservatives in their jurisdiction to drop the charges! When pigs fly! They will go full bore in stripping all semblance of fair and equal justice from our courts and transforming them into political arms to preserve their perch on the seat of power.
Wishing and Hoping will not solve the problem. If the politicians are unwilling to address the corruption and abuse of power in Congress and the Courts, the American system of republicanism will crumble. We are about to enter an era when the courts in Red and Blue states are active political arms of their party. The ride is going to be very, very bumpy, and the end will not likely produce the desired result. We need to return to the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and our moral moorings as we seek God.
God help us. God bless you, and God bless America!