Now that Donald Trump has been indicted, everyone who loves America as a free society, no matter where you may be on the political spectrum, should be standing with him.
There are many reasons why this simple fact has been obscured today, not least of them being Donald Trump himself. In my own case, I was deeply impressed with Trump’s performance as president, and even gave him the highest possible ranking in my 2020 book Rating America’s Presidents. After the 2020 election, I remained on his side as he stood against what seemed to me to be an obvious case of election fraud. But then came the increasing evidence that the whole COVID hysteria was concocted, and that the vaccines caused more harm than they solve; Trump, however, has continued to trumpet those vaccines as a major achievement of his administration. Nor has he demonstrated any change in his tendency to support people who oppose his agenda, as his recent endorsement of Ronna Romney McDaniel shows yet again. And his attacks on America’s best governor, Ron DeSantis, are petty and mean-spirited. I began to think Trump’s time had past.
Now that he has been indicted, however, all those considerations must take a back seat to the fact that Donald Trump is the man whom the authoritarian Left hates and fears more than anyone else, and is determined to destroy. The Leftist establishment is so avid to destroy Trump that it has not hesitated to take the wrecking ball to Americans’ trust in our most respected institutions.
The FBI used to be the very definition of an unimpeachable, incorruptible group of public servants who pursued justice without fear or favor. Today, the Biden-era FBI is the sinister muscle of a corrupt regime that has not hesitated to unleash it against anyone, no matter how small, who dares to dissent from the Left’s agenda, up to and including parents who protest at school board meetings against their children being indoctrinated with race hatred and sexualized by drag queens. The Justice Department in general is an appallingly corrupt entity that has established a two-tier justice system, ruthlessly trying to frame Trump repeatedly while steadfastly ignoring ever-mounting evidence of the crimes of Hunter and Joe Biden, Nancy “Insider Trading” Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and others.
That two-tier justice system applies to every American citizen, not just the big names. On Friday, a 33-year-old Trump supporter named Douglass Mackey was convicted of election interference and faces up to ten years in prison for tweeting pro-Trump memes during the 2016 election. According to a Friday press release from the “Justice” Department, Mackey faces up to ten years in prison for memes such as this. Vaughn tweeted a photo of what looked like a Hillary ad, but was actually a parody of a Hillary ad. The caption read: “Avoid the line. Vote from home. Text ‘Hillary’ to 59925. Vote for Hillary and be a part of history.” The Justice Unless You Support Trump Department explained that this was a heinous crime because “Mackey conspired with other influential Twitter users and with members of private online groups to use social media platforms, including Twitter, to disseminate fraudulent messages that encouraged supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to ‘vote’ via text message or social media which, in reality, was legally invalid.”
That sounds terrible, right? Yet the Justice Department, according to the Post Millennial, “was unable to provide evidence that anyone was deceived by the meme.” What’s more, at least one memester on the other side did exactly the same thing, and was never arrested or tried, and faces no prison time. On Nov. 8, 2016, which was election day, Kristina Wong tweeted a video of a Trump supporter with the caption: “Hey Trump Supporters! Skip poll lines at #Election2016 and TEXT in your vote! Text votes are legit. Or vote tomorrow on Super Wednesday!” Not only was Kristina Wong never prosecuted, but her tweet is still live.
All this is why even Leftists, in the unlikely event that there are any who actually value America as a free society, should be standing with Donald Trump today. What Leftists don’t realize is that they can’t be assured of staying on the good side of an authoritarian regime forever. In the 1930s, Stalin began consolidating his power in the old Soviet Union, having many of his old Bolshevik friends and allies arrested on bogus crimes, subjected to equally bogus show trials, and executed. Many of them likely thought that as founders of the regime and friends of its supreme leader, they were immune to its capricious violence. They weren’t.
The indictment of Donald Trump places America decisively on the path to becoming an authoritarian regime in which dissent is forbidden, the opposition is a sham that is run by the people in power, and those who oppose the elites are arrested, tried, and imprisoned on the flimsiest of pretexts. Actually, we are already quite far along on that path. That is why everyone who loves freedom should be standing with Donald Trump today. Love him or hate him, he is now the last man standing against those who are trying to destroy the last vestiges of America as a free society.