In 2008, Barack Obama promised that he was going to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America. This past week’s unprecedented indictment of a former President and frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election on trumped up process crimes, is a clear sign that Obama has succeeded. The United States of America has been fundamentally transformed. The foundation of America which had made us the greatest country on the planet has been destroyed. All that is left is a corrupt shell of our past greatness.
This has been building over the last 15 years. It started in 2010 when Lois Lerner weaponized the IRS to target Barack Obama’s and the Democrats’ political opponents – The Tea Party. In 2016, the Obama DOJ falsified FISA warrants in order to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign, his transition team and eventually his Presidency. Hillary Clinton paid a foreign spy to create a false dossier that the DOJ used to launch a 2½ year fraudulent Russia collusion investigation against Trump which hamstrung his presidency. In 2022, the FBI raided Donald Trump’s private home looking for “classified” documents, something that many former White House officials had also done, but were not raided. Since 2016, 11 associates of Donald Trump have been arrested and charged with crimes, most of which are process crimes. And now, Donald Trump has been indicted for bookkeeping errors.
The DOJ and the legal system have been weaponized against the one candidate and the one President who made it his goal to destroy the deep state. The two impeachments, the spying, the fraudulent investigations, the arrests of his associates, the sham January 6 hearing, the FBI raid, and now this indictment, are all proof that the deep state actually exists and will go to great lengths to protect itself. The deep state is trying to stop Trump from becoming President not because he is a threat to our democracy but because he is a threat to their corruption of our democracy. Each attack against Trump is proof that he is clearly over the target, and they are scared to death.
All of this malfeasance against Trump is further evidence that the 2020 election was in fact rigged because if they will go to these extremes to prevent Donald Trump from being President now, they would not have balked at stuffing the ballot boxes with fraudulent mail-in ballots then, especially after we substantially changed the election security laws which made our elections extremely vulnerable to fraud. If Joe Biden legitimately beat Donald Trump by over 7 million votes in 2020, the Democrats would be salivating at the chance of a potential rematch between Biden and Trump. It should be a cake walk for Biden, yet they are going to unprecedented lengths to take Trump out of the race because they know the last election was fraudulent.
The Twitter files showed that the FBI and Democrats colluded with big tech during the 2020 election cycle to censor the Republicans’ political speech, and also to ban damaging stories about Joe Biden on social media which influenced the result of the election, but no one is going to jail for that. When polled, 15% of Biden voters said they would not have voted for Biden if they knew about Hunter Biden’s laptop, which means Biden would have only received 68 million votes instead of 81 million, and would have lost the election to Trump’s 74 million votes. The Democrat censorship of social media produced a 13 million vote swing that they fear they will not be able to reproduce in 2024, with censorship again.
The weaponization of our intelligence agencies and DOJ has created a two-tiered justice system. Donald Trump was impeached for a false charge of “quid pro quo” in Ukraine while Joe Biden admitted on video that as Vice President, he used $1 billion of military aid in a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine to keep his son from being prosecuted, and no one batted an eye. Thousands of Republican protestors who breached the United States Capital on January 6th, 2021, were arrested and have spent over a year in jail without having their cases adjudicated while very few Democrat protestors who breached the Wisconsin capital, the Tennessee capital, the Oklahoma capital,the Florida capital, and even the United States capitalhave been arrested, and the ones who were, had their charges dropped or reduced to nothing fairly quickly. Donald Trump is indicted for financial process crimes while Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Mitch McConnell have been selling political influence to our geo-political enemies such as China in order to enrich themselves for years, and nothing happens to them.
Parents who speak out against the woke curriculum being taught in public schools at school board meetings are placed on the FBI’s Terror Watch list, while members of BLM and Antifa who conducted over 500 riots in 2020 and burned parts of our major cities to the ground, and firebombed Federal courthouses and police stations, were never placed on the Terror Watch list.
In 2016, Trump supporter, Douglas Mackey, tweeted a joke, “Avoid the line. Vote from home. Text ‘Hillary’ to 59925,” and he has been convicted of election interference and is facing 10 years in prison; while Clinton supporter, Kristina Wong tweeted a very similar joke, “Trump Supporters! Skip poll lines at #Election2016 and TEXT in your vote! Text votes are legit,” and she has not even been arrested or charged with anything.
Democrats have been warning about threats to our democracy. They claim that if you didn’t want to take a vaccine that you don’t need and doesn’t work, then you are a threat to our democracy. If you don’t support giving Ukraine $100 billion to fight the Russians for us, then you are a threat to our democracy. If you support voter ID or are against universal mail-in bailouts, then you are a threat to our democracy. But we are witnessing the true threat to our Democracy with the indictment of a leading political candidate.
Those who are cheering this indictment, or who are indifferent to it because they don’t like Trump, do not realize what the left is doing to our country. If it is now okay for a partisan prosecutor to arrest a political opponent on trumped up charges, we are opening the door for this to become commonplace. They are doing this knowingly because they do not believe in the rule of law. They want to destroy the rule of law. That’s the way they get supreme power. The rule of law and the constitution stand in the way of them attaining absolute power, so they must be destroyed, and indicting a former president is a major step in the destruction of our system. People are claiming that this is the type of thing that only happens in a banana republic, but in reality, this is the stuff of totalitarian states.
As further proof that the people in power no longer believe that we are living in a constitutional system, Nancy Pelosi tweeted, “No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence.” In our former constitutional system, the burden is not on the defendant to prove his innocence, the burden is on the prosecutor to prove guilt. We are innocent until proven guilty. In a totalitarian system, we are guilty until we can prove our innocence, and that’s what people like Nancy Pelosi want. But this inverted statement of our judicial philosophy is coming from a career politician who made millions of dollars from her husband engaging in insider trading using privileged information she gave him. She also tweeted, “no one is above the law,” while knowing full well that she is above the law
What are Vladimir Putin, President Xi and Miguel Díaz-Canel thinking, as they witness the party in power in the United States locking up their political opponent? The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, tweeted: "Sadly, it'll be very hard for US Foreign Policy to use arguments such as 'democracy' and 'free and fair elections' or try to condemn 'political prosecution' in other countries, from now on." As all of this is going on, China and Russia have aligned. China and Iraq are aligning. The biggest threat to our democracy and democracy around the free world is totalitarian China, yet one of the very few politicians willing to stand up against China, Donald Trump, is the politician who Joe Biden – the president who has been selling out our country to China for years – wants to lock up.
This should scare the hell out of every American. By coming after Trump, they are coming after you and I, and they will use every power at their disposal to keep us under their heel. The 87,000 new IRS agents were not hired to go after the billionaires. The tax code is already set up to favor them. The 87,000 IRS agents were hired to go after you. They were hired to go after me. They were hired to go after anybody who has the temerity to question the administration.
I’ve always believed that the United States of America is the greatest country the world has ever seen. But with this indictment of a former President and the weaponization of the judicial system, it is hard to say where we are unique anymore, and that is what Obama wanted to transform us into all along. 250 years ago, John Adams said, we are a “nation of laws, not of men.“ This fundamental transformation of the United States of America has flipped that on its head. We have become a nation of men, and not of the laws. And the irony is that the law is being twisted and perverted and weaponized to destroy political opponents, just like the kings and the despots did centuries ago.
The transformation of America over the last 15 years has brought the American experiment to its end. And maybe the American experiment was a fool’s errand all along. Maybe human beings are not capable of the ideals set forth by our founders – freedom, individual rights, self-government. Maybe we are no better than all of those Third World Middle Eastern countries that we tried to import democracy and constitutionalism into but failed miserably. I never understood why the people in those countries did not fight for freedom, individual rights and democracy more. Why did they allow their country to implode back into totalitarianism so quickly? But now, looking at what is happening to our country today, I better understand.
May be the ideals of our founding are incompatible with the human race all together. There are always people who want to be despots, who want total rule over others, and there will always be people who want to be ruled. That is the natural bent of humanity, As the Jews were wandering in the desert for 40 years after being freed from the enslavement of Egypt, many of them longed for Egypt, they longed for the security of their slavery. The insecurity, the not knowing of being free in the desert was too scary for them, so many of the Jews wanted to go back to Egypt, they wanted the security of being a slave, again. Too many people in this country are all too willing to exchange their freedom for a false sense of security that never comes, and when we all eventually succumb to it, we will have fundamentally transformed America into Obama’s totalitarianism.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.