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Jack Smith has been unanimously reversed before by the U.S. Supreme Court over his contrived and overzealous prosecution of the Republican Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell. That decision came too late to save McDonnell, whose promising career was derailed by Democrats misusing prosecutorial power against Republicans.
In Georgia, another Democrat was cooking up an even more dastardly scheme. Democrats launched yet another political prosecution of Trump. Tacked onto this indictment by the Democrat-controlled county were 18 other Republicans as defendants, illustrating how this is about politics rather than law. Democrat allies of President Joe Biden have piled up a string of 91 bogus felony charges against their Republican opponent. That’s in addition to dozens of similarly contrived charges against lawyers, colleagues and supporters of Trump.
This unprecedented abuse of the legal system for political ends, a process known as lawfare, presents an existential crisis for “democracy in America,” to quote the title of Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous book. Previous generations of Americans met their challenges with our Constitution mostly intact, but this abuse of prosecutorial power threatens our Republic.
Free speech is one of the bedrocks of American governance, and what speech could be more important than hearing what a leading candidate for office stands for unimpeded by gag orders and other legal restrictions? Yet, Democrats want to put proverbial duct tape over Trump’s mouth by binding him under speech restrictions related to his various prosecutions. If this same behavior were happening in some small state in Africa, the State Department would advise us that that government is illegitimate. Yet, when prosecutors silence political candidates to influence elections in the United States, the mainstream media acts like it is simply business as usual.
The most important thing for the American public to do right now is to make sure our leaders know that we don’t consider this par for the course. This treatment of Trump is a dangerous threat to our very system of government, and we need to treat it as such.