The road to full-blown tyranny in the US, to abolition of what remains of greatly eroded freedoms, is well advanced.
Fourth US President, James Madison, once said the following:
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands…is the definition of tyranny.”
According to Jefferson, “those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
Montesquieu said that “(t)here is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”
All of the above and what relates to it reflects disturbing reality in the US today.
After brazenly usurping power in November 2020 elections, undemocratic Dems want to solidify control by establishment of virtual one-party rule with them running things unchallenged.
Framing Trump by their dominant hardliners, with likely intent to criminalize him, based on phony charges, is proof positive that no one is safe in the so-called land of the free and home of the brave — in name only.
Post-state-sponsored 9/11, police state America emerged — further hardened over the past two decades.
Addressing supporters on Sunday, Trump said the following by email:
“(A)n army of (federal) agents broke into Mar-a-Lago” last week.
“A surprise RAID, POLITICS, and all the while, our country is going to HELL at the hands of the Dem(s).”
“We cannot stand for this. THEY BROKE INTO MY HOME — the home of the 45th President of the US.”
According to an unnamed lawyer representing Trump, he signed a statement for the return of all classified material at Mar-A-Lago to government control.
DJT reportedly designated John Solomon as one of his representatives on issues related to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Solomon said that while in office, Trump had a “standing order (for) documents removed from the Oval Office and taken to (his) residence…to be declassified the moment he removed them.”
US presidents and vice presidents have executive power to declassify government documents and other material in their possession.
They’re exempt from following declassification procedures that other federal government officials must comply with.
On Friday, a statement by Trump’s office said that the presence of government documents at his Mar-A-Lago residence means that they’ve been declassified.
If Trump is indicted, his defense will no doubt stress the above reality.
If jurors are manipulated to convict and the verdict is upheld at the district and appeals court levels, a US Supreme Court majority would likely overturn it — if things go this far.
And this on Saturday from former Trump spokesman, Taylor Budowich, saying:
“Just like every (Dem)-fabricated witch hunt previously, the water of this unprecedented and unnecessary raid is being carried by a media willing to run with suggestive leaks, anonymous sources and no hard facts.”
According to what Fox News called an “exclusive” report on Saturday:
“The FBI seized boxes containing records covered by attorney-client privilege and potentially executive privilege during its (Mar-A-Lago raid,” citing unnamed sources, adding:
The Biden regime’s DOJ opposed a request by Trump’s Trump lawyers “for the appointment of an independent, special master to review the records.”
Trump’s “team was informed that boxes labeled A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, A-33, and a set of documents—all seen on the final page of the FBI’s property receipt —contained information covered by attorney-client privilege.”
Some seized documents and records “could be covered by executive privilege.”
The DOJ’s warrant “did not give (federal agents) authority to search areas occupied by Mar-a-Lago members or not used by Trump and staff.”
“A source close to Trump told Fox News that (he’s) been cooperating in the investigation into NARA records for (the past) year.”
The same source said he’s committed to compliance with the Presidential Records Act.
If federal officials wanted access to documents, records and other material related to his time in office — what was at Mar-A-Lago — all they had to do was ask, in lieu of a police state raid.
A Final Comment
The 2016 Russiagate plot to smear Trump — based on fake accusations — should have been called Hillarygate.
She and DNC dark forces hired former MI6 spy, Christopher Steele, to produce a dodgy dossier on Trump – filled with disinformation, unverified accusations and allegations.
It was part of an anti-Trump smear campaign, calling him a Putin puppet, claiming he “encourages espionage against our people,” along with falsely accusing Russia of US election hacking to elect him over Hillary.
Witch-hunt probes by the House, Senate and special counsel Mueller found no evidence of Russian collusion with Trump to help him triumph over Hillary, nothing suggesting illegal or improper Trump team ties to Moscow.
During his time in office, there’s plenty to hold him accountable for.
He waged war by other means on Iran and Venezuela with intent to harm their people and topple their legitimate governments.
More than any of his predecessors, he one-sidedly supported Israel, ignoring its apartheid ruthlessness — at the expense of denying long-suffering Palestinians their fundamental rights.
On his watch, Julian Assange was secretly indicted the “crime” of truth-telling investigative journalism, what warranted high praise, not prosecution.
As president, Trump supported predatory corporate America practices at the expense of the general welfare.
Throughout his tenure, he backed the greatest ever wealth transfer from ordinary Americans to monied interests.
A fundamental human right, he wanted healthcare based on the ability to pay — in a nation where it’s far more expensive and increasingly unaffordable than in any other country.
While strongly criticizing his record in office, I deplore no end to diabolical aims by undemocratic Dems to smear him for invented reasons, ignoring legitimate ones because they share guilt.
Russiagate and all else used to denigrate and delegitimize Trump flopped.
So falsely indicting him on “trumped” up charges may be the next shoe to drop.
If it fails to stop him from seeking another term as president — and polls show him strongly favored to win — the risk of preventing the outcome by assassination may be ominously high.
That’s one among many examples of hegemon USA’s dark side.
Its so-called exceptionalism and moral superiority were long ago debunked.
The same goes for the myth of the indispensable state — enforcing its will through the barrel of guns blazing and other diabolical actions in pursuit of unchallenged global dominance by brute force.
That’s the real American way.