What Happens When We Find Justice Isn’t Blind?

What happens when we find justice isn’t blind?

Premised upon the risible Steele dossier and other bogus documents and government leaks crafted to abet Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Democrats responded to her defeat by concocting a conspiracy that Donald Trump had colluded with Russian authoritarian Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 election. Equally inane and insane, this leftist temper tantrum has been going on five years and counting—an unhinged attempt to destroy the legitimacy of the 2016 election and, thus, the presidency of Donald Trump.

In league with and abetted by their co-conspiring leftist media supplicants and sycophants, the Democrats subversively weaponized the police and surveillance powers of the state to promote the Russiagate collusion lie. Each day, the dinosaur and social media were riven by new “bombshell” allegations, each more outlandish and, ultimately, erroneous than the last. A special counsel and his Clinton supporting crew were appointed to get to the bottom of a crime that was devised as a campaign smear by . . . the Clinton campaign. Flashing forward, when the whole tawdry political conspiracy had been refuted, only one relatively minor bureaucratic player was held accountable for any misdeed. As for the corporate media, having staked whatever integrity they had on spoon-fed untruths, they have chosen the “if the truth falls in the forest but no one covers it” approach. And, on the whole, a majority of Democrats still believe some version of the Russiagate lie.

During this entire hoax not one person has been censored in corporate or social media for propagating blatant falsehoods (though some have received Pulitzer Prizes); and not one person has been deemed by the federal government to be a potential domestic terrorist for their irrational compulsion to cling to this disproven Democratic conspiracy theory.

Emboldened, the Democrats and the media moved onto the next opportunity to undermine an election and, this time, sought ways to make that undermining a permanent feature of government.

Commencing just in time for the pending presidential election, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other leftist organizations and individuals took to the streets to protest (allegedly) police brutality, and, in general, America being a systemically racist country. Though some protests were peaceful, others devolved into looting, arson, the destruction and defacement of buildings and monuments, and even murders. These protests and the more deadly and destructive insurrections in American cities were rationalized, excused, and/or justified by the Democrats, the media, and—during the height of a pandemic—by public health officials, who claimed systemic racism was as dangerous, if not more so, than COVID-19. And while the cities lapsed into an uneasy calm prior to the election (after polling showing that the rioting was detrimental to the Democratic ticket), the Left was ready to deploy again should Trump try to “illegitimately” remain in office. Who would define “illegitimately”? Why the Left, of course.

At its radical root, these protests, the “systemic racism” lie itself, the intellectualized justification in Marxist-inspired critical race theory, and the overarching narrative of the “1619 Project” (an opinion piece passed off as pseudo-history, which, like the Russia-gate lie also garnered a Pulitzer Prize), all have the same aim: to undermine the very legitimacy of the foundations, institutions, history, and culture of the American republic and her citizens.

That history and those institutions are built on the central political idea of equal justice for all. That means that those who make the laws must live under the laws they make. And it means that no person or class of people may be designated as “illegitimate.” Yet day by day, the Biden Administration and our entire ruling class become ever bolder in rejecting this essential principle of free government.

In our free republic that is based upon God-given individual rights, the sovereign consent of the governed, and laws, not men, I ask again: What happens when we find justice isn’t blind?

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About Thaddeus G. McCotter

An American Greatness contributor, the Hon. Thaddeus G. McCotter (M.C., Ret.) represented Michigan’s 11th Congressional district from 2003 to 2012 and served as Chair of the Republican House Policy Committee. Not a lobbyist, he is a frequent public speaker and moderator for public policy seminars, and a Monday co-host of the "John Batchelor Show" among sundry media appearances.

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