All 50 states should refuse to lend official support to a prosecution of a leading presidential candidate. That is exactly what is happening in Fulton County, Georgia, where a low-level district attorney is doing everything she can to derail President Trump’s reelection prospects on bogus charges. To ensure there will not be a future repeat of this interference, all state legislatures should enact legislation now to forbid local prosecutors from using taxpayer resources to impede federal campaigns by major-party candidates.
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-level officials should not be permitted. They interfere with 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.
Phyllis Schlafly famously wrote sixty years ago that, “At certain climactic times in history, there is such a thing as the irreplaceable man.” Phyllis recognized Donald Trump as that man in 2016, and our nation needs to protect the right of him and others to run for president free of local interference.
The Never-Trumpers who view this as an opportunity to try to overcome their nemesis fail to realize that, if allowed, their own preferred candidate could be marginalized in a similar way. This is a double-edged sword they should be smart enough not to wield. The new House committee to investigate the weaponization of government is already off to a good start. Next it needs to issue subpoenas against the Trump-hating county prosecutors and hold them in contempt if they refuse to comply. This is local misconduct inhibiting the natural course of national politics, and it should be dealt with as such.