When Donald Trump was indicted for mishandling classified documents, the American people were told by the prosecutor, the Department of Justice and many Democrats, that “no one is above the law”. Meaning, that if you break the law, it does not matter who you are, what your last name is, how much money you have, what your social status is, or who you know, you will be prosecuted to the letter of the law. That’s what it means if you are, “not above the law”. That was the justification used by Joe Biden’s DOJ to indict and then threaten over 100 years of jail time to Biden’s number one political opponent – “no one is above the law”.
Less than two weeks later, Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, has been able to cop a plea deal for no jail time, on two separate federal crimes – failure to pay over $1 million in federal income tax and violating federal gun laws, both of which would have sent you and I to federal prison for 5 to 10 years. Hunter Biden was allowed to plead down those crimes and receive no jail time, even though, there was clearly enough evidence to convict to the full extent of the law on both charges. Famous celebrities have gone to jail for at least three years for either of the offenses that Hunter Biden will not spend a day in jail for.
In 2019, Hip Hop star, Kodak Black, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for a similar gun crime that Hunter Biden was just allowed to walk on. (Donald Trump commuted his sentence in 2021). In 2008, Actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced to 3 years in prison for failure to pay federal income taxes, also, a similar crime that Hunter Biden was allowed to plea down to no jail time for. Hunter Biden got a slap on the wrist. He should have been sent to prison for a minimum of five years, just on those two crimes alone, not to mention the laundry list of other crimes that are emblazoned on his infamous laptop. The same justice department, which two weeks ago, told us “no one is above the law”, now is cutting plea deals, which explicitly tells the entire country that certain people are, in fact, above the law.
Joe Biden is above the law. Biden did the exact same thing – mishandling classified documents – that Donald Trump was indicted for. Has Biden been indicted yet? Will he ever be indicted? The answer is a resounding, “no”. One of the charges in the indictment against Trump, probably the only damning charge is the “willful retention of national defense information under the Espionage Act”. So, they believe that Trump holding national defense information in a secure location with 24/7 security and secret service presence is a threat to national security. Not only did Joe Biden possess classified documents in his unsecured garage for decades, he left $90 billion worth of our most sophisticated military weaponry in the hands of the Taliban. That was a treasure trove of our most secret military information that Joe Biden gift wrapped to one of our enemies. How much of that military information that the Taliban has gleaned from our weaponry has been sold to China and Russia?
In an attempt to change the political demographics in our country to favor his party, Joe Biden has left our southern border wide open allowing over 5 million foreign nationals to enter our country illegally in the last two and a half years. It is estimated that over one thousand terrorists have also entered the country through the open southern border under Biden’s watch. Doesn’t allowing scores of terrorists into our country compromise our national security? What is more of a threat to our lives, Donald Trump possessing national defense documents in a safe at his home or over one thousand terrorists crossing our border and embedding themselves into our country? Don’t we all remember the damage that just 18 terrorists caused back in 2001? Biden allowed China to fly a spy balloon over our country, photographing some of our most secret military bases, yet Trump is the threat to national security.
Joe Biden is above the law. Donald Trump is below the law. This is not even a question. It is clear and obvious. And there is nothing we can do about it. We do not hold the levers of power. They do. That is why they are allowed to cheat in elections. They have the power, so consequently, our election system will never be properly investigated for voter fraud. The whole system is rigged. We know that. And yet, the same people who benefit from this rigged system love to espouse platitudes to the rest of us about justice, honesty, integrity and the rule of law which they never even try to live up to.
Hunter Biden’s plea deal represents the privilege that so many people have been calling “white privilege”. His privilege has nothing to do with the color of his skin, but the color of his politics. Hunter Biden is part of a highly connected Democrat family. He has the ultimate privilege in America. He has become massively rich despite his drug addictions, incompetence and criminal behavior. Hunter Biden has the same privilege that Teddy Kennedy tapped into after he killed Mary Jo Kopechne and was allowed to plead down to “leaving the scene of an accident”, and go on to serve 40+ years in the Senate. So, if you are a highly connected Democrat, the rules do not apply to you. You can do whatever you want.
When people talk about “white privilege”, they talk as if all white people live like the Kennedy’s or the Biden’s in mansions in elite neighborhoods with millions of dollars coming in each year for doing nothing. In fact, over 20 million white people live below the poverty line, 2.3 times more white people live in poverty in the United States than black people. Do those white people making less than $25,000 per year have “white privilege”? Would they get off for the crimes that Hunter Biden and Ted Kennedy committed? Of course not. This privilege is afforded to all wealthy and connected Democrats, regardless of race.
Bill Cosby was a known serial rapist in Hollywood for decades and no one said a word about it because it was assumed that like over 90% of other black people, Cosby was a liberal Democrat, so they let him get away with drugging and raping dozens of women for years. And then, in 2004, Bill Cosby committed his gravest crime of all, he gave a speech at the NAACP awards ceremony where he told the black community to stop blaming white people for their problems and take personal responsibility for their lives. At that point, Cosby had to be taken down. He was no longer immune to prosecution for his crimes. If he never gave that speech, Cosby would never have spent a day in prison. According to Democrats, raping women is okay as long as you repeat the left-wing talking points on race, but the moment you go off script, you will suddenly be held accountable for every crime you have committed, and even some you didn’t commit just ask Donald Trump. Trump was loved by the left and in the public eye for over 40 years, but he only became a criminal when he ran for President as a Republican. In our warped politicized justice system, Trump’s only crime is the letter ‘R’ next to his name.
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.