Let’s start this column with the fifth and sixth amendments to the Constitution.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
So, here we go. Let’s just consider some high profile cases that we know about. Think about the folks accused by the government of insurrection. Firstly, I must point out that after all the investigations, not a single person has been proven to possess a firearm on that day. But the question is have they been provided a speedy trial? Some have been held without bond for months. This kind of incarceration leads to people being willing to plead guilty to anything if the government will just let them out of jail and allow them to go back to their normal life. The founders realized this and demanded speedy trials for folks. Is this happening? What about our illegal border crossers? Are they being given a speedy trial? What about the Maxwell woman who sits in jail accused of heinous crimes and showing up in court with a black eye? Speedy trial?
You may recall Trump’s original plan called for putting together courts on the border to immediately adjudicate illegal border crossers. The Democrats and the RINOS couldn’t allow something that obviously common sense to happen and so they refused to fund it. Reckon why?
Think about President Trump’s impeachment trial. Was he “confronted with the witnesses against him?” If you say yes, then please tell me who the “whistleblower” was that began the inquiry! We don’t know. The talk around town is that Alexander Vindman, who was so insulted when President Trump didn’t use his “material” during the call, was the original “whistleblower.” In Vindman’s attitude one can see the whole problem with the Washington bureaucracy. Vindman seemed to think he was the president of the United States’ superior!
So, if the whole country has witnessed American citizens’ rights being violated and said nothing, what do you think are your chances of getting a fair trial ? They ain’t good!
Do we remember last week’s amendments?
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.”
I assume by now you have heard about the “raid” on Mayor Giuliani and Victoria Toensing? It seems that the government’s stated reason for the raid is to discover whether the former mayor was guilty of some lawbreaking in regard to his relationship with the Ukraine. But Rudy says that both in this raid and another on his “cloud,” they were particularly interested in any material he possessed regarding his representation of Donald Trump. Ditto, Victoria.
I believe the Justice Department, which has turned into the “just us” department is desperately trying to find a way to charge Donald Trump with some kind of crime. They don’t really care exactly how serious it is, but, the more heinous, obviously, the better. The criminal charge will be used to try and separate Trump from his supporters and may involve a lot of “evidence” - evidence manufactured by an increasingly out-of- control Washington-centered bureaucracy.
Someone asked me the other day if we should keep an eye on packing the court and passing this bill to federalize election laws, and, of course, I said “yes.” But there is real damage being done in every branch of the government. Throughout the bureaucracy, these heads of agencies are rooting out any people with conservative tendencies. In other words, if you work for the U.S. government, you must be a Democrat.
This protects our new overlords in two ways. Firstly, even when Democrats lose elections, they will retain control of the government as they did when Trump was president, through the functionaries of the government. And two, there will be no whistle-blowing on their malfeasance! Did you realize the entire time the FBI was being investigated, the special investigator had an anonymous line for people to call in tips. Not a single person called. Hmmm…
Until next week…