Don’t Let Prosecutors Hijack Democracy
Democrats think they have found a loophole in our system for electing the next president. They have misused the power of prosecutors to indict the leading Republican candidate while he is a front-runner to be reelected as president in 2024.
Donald Trump courageously continues to fight for the future of our country, despite being subjected to more unfair retaliation by the Deep State, the liberal media, politicized prosecutors, and Leftist agitators than any president in American history. The night he was arraigned by a county court in New York, Trump addressed our Nation with strength.
“Thank you very much everybody, and we have to save our country. God bless you all,” Trump began in his remarks. “God bless you all, and I never thought anything like this could happen in America. I never thought it could happen.”
Now that the New York County Democrat prosecutor has indicted Trump, a low-level Democrat prosecutor in Atlanta could be next to wield the equivalent of millions of extra votes, instead of just one. It would be a form of voter suppression worse than what led to passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The partially released report of the special purpose grand jury in Georgia’s Fulton County (which includes Atlanta) should be viewed for what it is: a violation of the Constitution by interfering with the next presidential election. The American people, not a partisan local prosecutor, have the right to pick our next president, who must be allowed to campaign on a level playing field.
This irregular, “special purpose” grand jury was empaneled on May 2, 2022 — some 2 1/2 years after the events it was supposed to investigate. Its purpose is to approve criminal charges against Trump over his well- publicized and perfectly legitimate effort to “find” 11,780 missing votes in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.
The Constitution contains many safeguards against usurpation of power, which was our Founding Fathers’ biggest fear. It sets the minimum qualifications to serve as president: a natural born citizen who is at least 35 years old.
The Constitution forbids adding any more conditions to run for our highest office.
The adage that “no one is above the law” should apply to prosecutors, too. The Constitution gives them no role in electing the president, and no prosecutor should be allowed to disrupt that democratic process.
A county prosecutor should have only one vote in a presidential election, the same as every other American citizen, rather than misusing prosecutorial power to influence other voters. If Democrat prosecutors in Atlanta or New York City have complaints or accusations against Trump, they should present their case directly to the American people, just as any other citizen can.
The Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause protects Senators and Representatives against being harassed for their statements in Congress. But that safeguard does not yet apply to the leading presidential candidate, as Trump is.
Other states should refuse to recognize these politicized prosecutions, as courts in both Texas and Illinois have already done by rejecting subpoenas from the Georgia grand jury. State legislatures should direct their courts not to honor intermeddling with a presidential race by mere county prosecutors.
The Georgia legislature itself should end the shenanigans that will cause havoc nationwide. That legislature should exclude leading presidential candidates from the authority of prosecutors in its state during presidential campaigns.
Indeed, all 50 states should refuse to lend official support to the prosecution of a leading presidential candidate. To ensure this type of election interference will not be repeated, state legislatures should enact legislation now to forbid local prosecutors from using taxpayer resources to impede major-party candidates for federal office.
The will of the American people in choosing our next president should not be beholden to the whim of a few local officials, who are being egged on by the Leftist mob to indict Trump and his supporters. Fair elections and unfair prosecutions do not mix, and the latter must yield to the former.
The Supreme Court has allowed civil lawsuits to proceed against sitting presidents, but criminal prosecutions by low- levelofficialsshouldnotbepermitted.Theyinterferewith the democratic process by which the people choose the next president among candidates who satisfy the conditions stated in the Constitution.
The Supreme Court itself should cite the Constitution to block county prosecutions of presidential candidates. One county should not be allowed to dictate to every other county.
“At certain climactic times in history, there is such a thing as the irreplaceable man,” Phyllis Schlafly wrote nearly 60 years ago. Today that man is Donald Trump, and our country needs to protect the right of him and others like him to run for president free of local interference.
One of the finest congressmen in the GOP-majority House is Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who heads the House Judiciary Committee. Jordan is off to a good start by issuing subpoenas for information necessary to bring transparency to the politicized prosecution of Trump in liberal New York City, and the House should hold in contempt any who refuse to comply.
Indictment Imperils the Rights of All
By indicting President Trump, the New York County prosecutor is infringing on the First Amendment rights of all Americans. Every American has a right to an unfettered debate and campaign by candidates, including Trump, for our nation’s highest elective office.
This indictment interferes with the 2024 presidential election by hampering the full participation of a leading candidate, and the right of Americans to benefit from his undivided attention to his campaign. One Democrat district attorney in Manhattan infringes on all these rights by indicting the front-runner Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
“The freedom to speak and the freedom to hear are inseparable; they are two sides of the same coin,” declared Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1972. Democrats are interfering with the right of every American to hear from Donald Trump without distraction by an improper prosecution.
Democrat prosecutors have the right to cast their own ballots in the presidential election, but not more than that. Trump’s ability to hold campaign rallies and meet with supporters is impeded by this and potentially other unprecedented indictments of him.
The U.S. Supreme Court should shut down this and any other criminal prosecution of a prominent presidential candidate. Federal lawsuits based on the First Amendment should be filed by Trump, the Republican Party, and any American voter to object to this governmental action against Trump.
Criminal prosecutions are an enormous distraction to any innocent victim, as Trump is. It shifts his time and focus away from devoting all of his energy to his reelection campaign.
Infringing on Trump’s free speech rights to campaign violates the rights of all Americans to hear everything that this candidate has to say. “The activity of speakers becoming listeners and listeners becoming speakers in the vital interchange of thought is the means indispensable to the discovery and spread of political truth,” Democrat-appointed Justice Marshall observed.
Federal courts have the full power to shut down interferencewithpresidentialcampaignsbystateofficialsand state courts. No arrest warrant issued by a state official against a leading presidential candidate should be enforceable during the campaign, particularly when an arrest is not needed to protect the safety of anyone.
Chief Justice Roberts joined three liberal Justices on the High Court to emphasize the power of federal courts to halt state court proceedings that impinge on constitutional rights. When someone is “harassed with a multiplicity of suits or litigation generally in an endeavor to enforce penalties” that would have an unconstitutional effect, then Roberts said it should be stopped.
That was less than two years ago when Roberts and the liberal Justices so stated, on an emergency appeal of an abortion-related law in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson (2021). “Under these circumstances, where the mere commencement of a suit, and in fact just the threat of it, is the actionable injury to another, the principles … authorize relief against the court officials who play an essential role in that scheme,” they wrote.
In other cases the Supreme Court has held likewise. In Mitchum v. Foster (1972), without dissent it shut down a state court proceeding for threatening to close the doors of a bookstore, much as the New York City district attorney’s new state court prosecution is disruptive to Trump’s presidential campaign.
This decision by the Supreme Court in halting a state court proceeding has been favorably cited by more than a thousand decisions since, including dozens of invocations by the Supreme Court itself. In Pulliam v. Allen (1984), it likewise ruled in favor of a federal court shutting down a state court process, which a federal court should do now with respect to any county-level prosecution of Trump.
Federal courts are empowered by these and other decisions to protect presidential candidates against harassment by state officials, as being done now to Trump. A presidential candidate must be allowed to devote his complete attention to his campaign without interference by a county prosecutor.
“In a democracy, you can’t threaten to jail your opponents,” declared former President Obama in 2016. “We have fought against those kinds of things,” yet now Democrats are doing precisely that: threatening to imprison Trump.
As patriotism declines in polls and millions of immigrants fail to assimilate into our traditional culture, the glue binding our vast country together may have lost some strength. The Democrat strategy for trying to hold onto the presidency could have the effect of balkanizing our country further.
By surprisingly choosing Chicago as the location for their Democratic National Convention next summer, Democrats signal that they are confident their ballot harvesting will win the next presidential election similar to how they just won by a landslide the recent hard-fought race for a seat on the supreme court in Wisconsin, a swing state.
Trump is the leader in taking on the way that Democrats take elections with massive drop-box dumps, and by filling in ballots for illiterate voters. The globalists who oppose Trump are clueless about what is needed to restore fairness to the election process, which is necessary for conservatives to be able to win a presidential election.
The indictment and future predicted indictments of Trump are just another part of the Dem gameplan. Renominating and reelecting Trump is essential to making America great again.
Investigate the Investigators
Our Constitution provides ample remedies for the problems facing our Nation. Instead of waiting for the impending indictment of Donald Trump by the New York County District Attorney, our elected representatives should have acted more swiftly to smoke out how improper this prosecution is.
Prosecuting attorneys enjoy enormous discretion to bring charges to grand juries, who are willing to indict even a “ham sandwich” upon request. But if a county prosecutor is allowed to indict the leading presidential candidate from the opposing party, our national elections would no longer be democratic.
On March 20 the chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee and two other House committees signed and sent a letter to the New York County D.A., Alvin Bragg, demanding information about the unprecedented charges concocted against Trump. This letter led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) states “we expect that you will testify about what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision.”
Bragg has reportedly based his charges on an incident that was well known to the Americans who elected Trump in 2016 and voted for him again in 2020. Other prosecutors who had already examined the same widely publicized facts found them not to be criminal, yet this Democrat D.A. has dredged up ancient history in an obvious effort to impede Trump’s reelection in 2024.
While Bragg wastes his time trying to prosecute a former president for his non-criminal conduct, Senator JD Vance (R-OH) recently tweeted that he “allows violent criminals to walk the streets of New York City.” Referring to George Soros and his funded prosecutors like Alvin Bragg, Sen. Vance says “these people are trying to turn America into a third-world country.”
Our Constitution provides ways to respond, as it always does, by vesting the most power in the House of Representatives. That body can and should compel testimony and the production of emails by the rogue prosecutor’s office before it interferes with our upcoming presidential election.
The Speech or Debate Clause found in Article I of the Constitution confers broad immunity on House leaders and their staffs to take effective action to protect the integrity of our presidential election against such wanton interference. One Soros-funded prosecutor cannot properly hold our entire country hostage to a politically motivated indictment.
Last year the D.C. federal courts even expanded the power of the House to demand compliance with its subpoenas, in order to help the J6 Committee investigate Trump supporters. What was good for the goose then is good for the gander now, as the Republican majority should churn out subpoenas to investigate every nook and cranny of this retaliation by Democrats against Trump.
“Investigate the investigators” Trump truthed on March 19 on his Truth Social platform, where Trump has posted messages nearly hourly in recent days. Instead of campaigning for president as he should be allowed to do, Trump is forced to respond to a bogus indictment by a Democrat county prosecutor.
This sham indictment was immediately condemned by one of the lesser-known Republican presidential candidates, Vivek Ramaswamy. He criticized Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, who were slow in condemning Democrats’ misuse of prosecutorial power and failed to defend Trump.
The New York City prosecutor “should be held accountable for the crime of ‘interference in a presidential election,’” Trump truthed on his Truth Social platform the night of March 19. Biden’s Department of Justice is filled with Trump-haters, so the responsibility of providing a necessary check-and-balance on this abuse of power falls on the Republican House of Representatives.
“Remember, the same animals and thugs that would do this to perhaps 200 million people … are the communists, Marxists, RINOs, and losers that are purposefully destroying our country,” Trump added. House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) truthed on Trump’s platform, “The two-tiered justice system in America is fully on display” with this prosecution of Trump.
Coincidentally, the House Republicans were convening in Florida for their annual House Republican Issues Conference. Atop their agenda should be how to protect the leading Republican candidate for president from what a county prosecutor is doing right now to Trump.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has already shown his effectiveness by standing strong against raising the debt ceiling, asked House committees to review what federal funding goes to county prosecutors who are interfering with national candidates like this. While that is a good first step, more is needed to protect our presidential elections against county prosecutors.
The House should immediately conduct a full investigation into who is pushing for an outdated assertion of discredited charges against Trump, even as presidential debates are set to begin in less than five months. The silver lining is that the American people may finally realize how prosecutions are increasingly being weaponized for political gain.
Globalists Want Their Own President
Globalists feel now is their time to pick the next American president. Bill Clinton was groomed by the world elite for decades until they made him president, and Hillary was to be their encore in 2016 until that was foiled by Trump.
Trump remains their nemesis and his presidency stood in favor of America First and against globalism, world government, phony free trade, and perpetual foreign wars. Biden was not the candidate globalists really wanted in 2020, and was nominated only after it became obvious that none of the other Democrats had any chance of winning the general election.
But the growing discontent with Biden has spread to rank-and-file Democrat voters. Only 37% of ordinary Democrats want Biden for a second term, according to a recent poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Time is running out for Biden to get his numbers up with Democrats, and father time points to further mental decline by him. If credible Democrat rivals jump into the race, Biden will have to participate in debates later this year, and it is difficult to see how he would survive politically.
The first presidential debate on the Republican side will be in August in Milwaukee, where the Republican National Convention will also be held next year. Candidates who refuse to support Trump if he’s the nominee will not be allowed to participate, because RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel has required a loyalty pledge by all debate participants.
That rules out Paul Ryan and anyone like him from being relevant. Ryan has declared that he will not attend the Republican National Convention next year if Trump is the nominee, similar to how Ohio Gov. John Kasich refused to attend the convention in his home state where Trump was nominated in 2016.
Trump then ignored Kasich, who became irrelevant, and Trump single-handedly turned Ohio solidly Republican. Ryan and other Never-Trumpers face a similar exile for grandstanding now against the presumptive Republican nominee in 2024.
Trump’s enemies are sock puppets of globalism, and rather than criticizing Trump they should be working to grow the Republican Party in the pivotal swing states. Ryan should have worked harder to hold onto the GOP majority in the House in 2018 and help win Wisconsin in 2020, when instead Ryan quit at a young age and carps against Trump now.
The more intriguing political backstabbing is among the Democrat insiders, where the infighting is over everything from picking the location of their national convention to which primaries will be held first. The traditional one-two sequence held by the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary disfavors Biden, who did poorly there in 2020, so he has misused his power of incumbency to demote them.
Biden’s insistence on changing 50 years of tradition shows how imperiled his political future within his own party is. By installing the small Republican state of South Carolina as first among Democrat primaries, Biden is trying to renominate himself because he ran strongest there in 2020.
But it is worse than that, because Biden is pledging our country to support a perpetual war in Ukraine as his way of appeasing globalists who control the presidential nomination process. “The strategy of politics, like an iceberg, is eight-ninths under the surface,” Phyllis Schlafly wrote in 1964 in A Choice Not An Echo, her bestselling book about this issue.
On February 27 Biden sent his Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to Kyiv, Ukraine merely a week after Biden himself visited there. Our Treasury Secretary should not fly into a foreign war to pledge unlimited funding of it at American taxpayer expense, but that is exactly what globalists want.
South American countries, led by Brazil, have been attempting to broker peace in Ukraine. For that, globalists persuaded Germany to retaliate against Brazil by blocking shipment of Brazilian goods unrelated to the war.
Meanwhile, Biden oddly refuses to visit the victims of the toxic train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, dispatching his leading rival, Pete Buttigieg, to go there instead. This posturing by Biden makes little sense if he is trying to defeat Trump, who brought sandwiches from McDonalds and bottles of clean water to the damaged community, but Biden may view Buttigieg as his more immediate hurdle for the nomination.
Suddenly there is news of an investigation of Buttigieg’s use of government planes, which may be pursued by the Biden Administration to dampen enthusiasm by the globalists for Buttigieg. He was groomed by the foreign Rhodes Scholar program as Bill Clinton was, and many globalists who backed Clinton now view “Mayor Pete” as their first choice for president.
Joe Biden has not spoken at the globalist confab in Davos since January 2017. In contrast, globalists prominently promote their favored Buttigieg on their website, touting him as “one of the most visible political figures from the Millennial generation” and even “a winner of the JFK Library Foundation New Frontier Award.”