Politicized Justice in the USA

Politicized Justice in the USA. By Tucker Carlson. Very important, and you definitely won’t find out about this on the MSM.

The hallmark of any authoritarian regime is politicized justice. Under that system, your opponents go to jail, your supporters can do whatever they want and this reveals that the state exists not to serve the people who live in it, but to preserve itself and to crush all dissent. Hate to think we’ve reached a point anywhere near that here in the United States because there’s nothing worse than that or scarier or harder to fix, but in fact, we have reached that point. That’s where we are.

Yesterday, for example, a man leaped on stage at a campaign event and tried to stab Lee Zeldin. Zeldin is sitting member of Congress. He’s challenging the unelected incumbent, Kathy Hochul, in the governor’s race in New York.

So ordinarily, attempting to assassinate a federal officeholder would be considered a big deal. But Lee Zeldin is a Republican, so it’s not a big deal anymore. The man who tried to murder Lee Zeldin was released immediately with no bail. Less than 24 hours later, by contrast, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was convicted of crimes that until recently were not crimes at all, for which he now faces a prison term of two years. Bannon has been declared guilty of something called contempt of Congress. That may strike you as an unintentionally hilarious term, since most of the time Congress invites our contempt. But the point is, this is a crime the Democrats are not convicted of ever. …

Selective enforcement:

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to our justice system, particularly under Merrick Garland, you had some sense of where this was going. It was moving toward the authoritarian system we now have where justice is an illusion. Offend the people in charge, get punished. Support the people in charge, do whatever you want.

Still, even knowing that today’s conviction of Steve Bannon is an escalation. There was not even a pretense in his trial that the prosecution of Steve Bannon was lawful. So, the Constitution requires equal protection. Heard that phrase? That means that selective prosecution is not allowed. It’s unconstitutional. If you don’t try one person for a crime, you don’t get to charge another person for the same crime because that’s selective. It’s political, but under Merrick Garland, that’s the new rule. Offend us, go to jail. …

Show trials:

The January 6 committee itself does not allow cross-examination during its hearings. You may have noticed this. It doesn’t even allow the identification of many witnesses. They do it anonymously. How do you define show trial? That’s how you define show trial. So, these are not hearings in any recognizable sense. This is a show trial. That is exactly what it is. That’s not overstatement.

The committee did not allow the cross-examination of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, for example. Even after she made claims that were insane, they made no sense. She claimed that Donald Trump tried to carjack his own presidential limo and drive it to the Capitol.

So, if she’d been cross-examined – which in any hearing is permitted under the Western system of justice, not the woke system of justice that Liz Cheney has brought us, but her the conventional system that all of us grew up with – you would have a cross-examination and someone might have pointed out that the Secret Service agents in that limo denied her account. But if you were watching on MSNBC or CNN, which have taken this propaganda live and then bragged about it, “We’re doing the bidding of the state. We’re so proud. We’re calling it journalism” we’ve refused to do that because we have dignity and we’re not liars, unlike them, but if you’re watching us on those channels, you have no idea that the Secret Service denied this account. …

What happened to those thousands of hours of surveillance footage? Why can’t we see those? You’re not allowed even to ask why we’re not allowed to see them. We can’t know why police are on video letting people into the Capitol complex on January 6. Why is that? Not allowed to ask.

And this is going to continue. As Adam Kinzinger said, this charade … will continue all the way until the midterms.

This would never have happened even 20 years ago. Democracy is ending. One more rigged election ought to about do it.