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Americans are coming to the realization we live under a two-tiered system of justice, one for D/S/Cs, the Uniparty and their supporters, and one for Normal Americans, particularly any who run afoul of D/S/C ideology and lunacy. Herein, gentle readers, I provide two examples, one from Jan 6, and another that illustrates the corruption and politicization of the DOJ (so does J6, but you catch my meaning). We begin with Thomas Lifson at The American Thinker:

By any standard, the treatment of January 6 defendants has been a disgrace to the Department of Justice, the D.C. federal bench, and the Constitution. Scores of people have been held in inhumane conditions in the D.C. Gulag, denied their constitutional right to speedy trial, and denied access to exculpatory evidence.  The blanket media coverage excoriating them as ‘violent insurrectionists’ has prevented these constitutional outrages from becoming a national scandal.

But there is a chance, a small chance, that the release of CCTV Capitol video by Speaker McCarthy may change the national consensus (other than in conservative media) that there is nothing to see here, they are getting what they deserve.  One such instance powered by the video release is the case of Daniel Goodwyn, who faces federal prison via DOJ prosecutors.  Goodwyn’s crime was simply walking through an open door into the Capitol, spending less than a minute inside, and immediately leaving when asked to do so by a Capitol policeman.

Take the link, gentle readers, and read the transcript from Tucker Carlson Tonight on 03-14-23. The video Carlson displayed clearly demonstrated Goodwyn walked into the building, through open doors, long after the building had been breached. No one, despite many Capitol Police Officers present, stopped him; no one told him he was prohibited from entering. He walked perhaps 25 feet into the building where an officer asked him to leave. He immediately did. This took 35 seconds. He did not break in, damaged nothing and assaulted no one, but our weaponized, blood-thirsty DOJ is prosecuting him.

Professional police officers know the thin blue line holds only so long as most people are willing to obey most laws most of the time. That willingness to obey the law depends on the rule of law, and on reasonable use of discretion. People expect the police, and prosecutors, to be reasonable. It’s part of the social contract between government and the public, whose power is on loan to the government on condition of good, sane behavior.

If someone like Goodwyn had no notice he was prohibited from entering the Capitol—he didn’t–saw others entering, walked in a very short distance and immediately left when asked to leave, no reasonable police officer would arrest him—none did—and no reasonable prosecutor would prosecute him. There is no criminal intent, no harm, and prosecuting someone like that can only sunder the social contract for no public safety benefit.

So why are they prosecuting Goodwyn? It’s a political vendetta. He was easily identifiable—he’s on video all 35 seconds—and he was wearing a red MAGA hat, which to those persecuting him, is perhaps his most egregious crime—the slightest association with Donald Trump and Normal Americans.

We now move away from January 6, and into electoral politics, which were weaponized and politicized long before that day, institutionalizing the totalitarian impulses the FBI and DOJ are riding in their Javert-like pursuit of any and everyone who so much as rode a bus to Washington on January 6.  

Few Americans would argue with any law, even a 100-year-old law, targeting the Klu Klux Klan, unless such a law was used for a purpose never intended: depriving Americans of their First Amendment free speech rights. That’s exactly the case with Doug Mackey, who, during the 2016 election, posted a satirical meme—a tweet–about Hillary Clinton. It’s a miracle Mackey hasn’t committed “suicide,” which is the common fate of those daring to anger the wine-soaked former First Lady. We’ll turn to The Gateway Pundit for more:

In the run up to the 2016 election, Mackey posted a satirical meme telling Clinton voters that they could vote for Clinton by texting ‘Hillary’ to a certain phone number.  This is absurd to think it would be taken seriously considering there has never been any discussion about ‘voting by phone’ in the 2016 election run up.  And using whatever device one would view Mackey’s tweet through could easily be used to affirm that there is no such thing as ‘vote by phone.’  But an over-zealous DOJ took up the case five years later in 2021, days after Biden occupied the White House, and now Mackey is facing up to ten years in prison.  The original tweet as it was posted:

“Ricky Vaughn” is an alias Mackey used for the tweet

Mackey, at the time in 2016, had more influence on Twitter than CNN, NBC, and the Colbert Report, according to a substack article by Paulos.  This deduction by Paulos likely came from the criminal complaint in which the Eastern District of New York cited an MIT Media Lab report that ranked Mackey’s account as the ‘107th most important influencer of the then-upcoming Election, ranking it above more widely known outlets and individuals such as NBC News (#114), Stephen Colbert (#119) and Newt Gingrich (#141).’  The report also states that Mackey had just over 58,000 followers at that time.  That number is relevant because a similar post was made by Kristina Wong, currently with 27.4k followers, telling voters that she is ‘coming out…I’m a Trump supporter’ and reminding her ‘fellow Chinese Americans for Trump and people of color for Trump to vote! Vote for Trump on Wednesday, November 9th.’  Obviously, that election was held on November 8th, 2016, the day Wong made the tweet.

Wong, of course, is not being prosecuted, because she was satirizing a Republican. The law under which Mackey is being prosecuted is 18 USC 241. It has never been used to prosecute free speech, until Hillary Clinton was involved. The law: 

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

The anti-Klan nature and intent of the law is obvious. So how did Mackey violate this law? All he did was publish a meme any reasonable person must have known to be absurd. There must surely be some–half-ish of America is below average in intelligence–but what Normal American thinks one can vote by phone or text? There is no known instance of anyone falling for the meme, and as a result, failing to vote or being denied an opportunity to vote. Who is the victim?

The government’s ploy is arguing Mackey’s meme interfered with the 2016 election, which Clinton famously lost. And who is the other—or others—of the “two or more persons?” Why, they’re people who saw Mackey’s meme online, who participated in a group chat! Revolver News reports:  

Back in October, ‘stochastic terrorism’ was just a concept for the media, the blogosphere, and the Twitterati, and it was only a weapon for curbing speech.

But everything moves faster in the digital age. Just five months later, the Biden Department of Justice is using the logic of ‘stochastic terrorism’ to justify stripping core constitutional due process rights from dissident American voices. 

In its latest filings, the DOJ reveals that one of the group chats it is currently using as evidence against Mackey contained a person who is now working with the FBI as a federal informant. According to the government, the ‘Confidential Witness’ (or CW) was a pro-Trump, ‘alt right’ leader who pleaded guilty to the same conspiracy to deprive civil rights charges that Mackey faces, and is now collaborating with the government.

In its filings, the government declines to say what CW’s current role with the government is, except that he is ‘presently engaged in proactive investigations, working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (‘FBI’), and may engage in additional investigations in the future.’ Based on that statement, the government is asking that CW’s identity be kept secret, and that Mackey’s defense team be barred from asking any questions about CW’s current work.

Is any of that true, or is the government using those allegations to deny Mackey a fair trial? That too is something that can no longer be automatically discounted. And how did this CW and Mackey “conspire” by merely engaging in the same online chat?  Doesn’t conspiracy require some sort of intent and affirmative action to further the conspiracy?  Did the CW and Mackey actually know each other, speak with each other beyond the online chat?  Believe it or not, the Judge is allowing this concealment of the witness and denial of Mackey’s 6th Amendment right to confront her, because the government alleges if CW’s identity be known, she—that much is known–might face Internet harassment! That’s right, people on the Internet might be mean to her. This kind of extraordinary measure is normally confined only to witnesses whose lives are genuinely in danger, such as people testifying against gangs.  The problem here, beyond denial of due process and simple fairness, is the Sixth Amendment: 

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 [emphasis mine].

According to Tucker Carlson on 03-14-23, the primary witness against Mackey is an FBI informant, who was obviously turned by the government. The government claims her identity cannot be revealed, Mackey’s counsel cannot use her name in court, and she will not appear in court.

If Carlson is right, and it surely appears he is, this is a clear violation of the 6th Amendment right to confront witnesses. On that basis alone, the case should be dismissed. But it’s worse.

Again, according to Carlson, the Southern Poverty Law Center actually intimidated Mackey’s expert witness—go here for details–such that he withdrew from the case, which is why the judge has granted a continuance so another expert witness can be found. At the very least, whichever leftist thugs at the SPLC did that should be prosecuted, and if they colluded with the prosecution—can anyone discount that possibility these days?—the prosecutors must be sanctioned, and in concert with 6th Amendment violations, the case dismissed with prejudice for prosecutorial misconduct. That will, surely, not happen, and this DOJ, which would not prosecute intimidation of federal judges, surely will not prosecute this plain case of witness intimidation.  More from The Gateway Pundit:

Revolver News’s Darren Beatie told Steve Bannon last month that the government hasn’t been able to produce a ‘single aggrieved party that didn’t vote as a result of this satirical meme.’  The Federal Government is now apparently pursuing a criminal charge against a man for a Tweet in which not one single case of an injured party can be presented.

It gets worse:

The Eastern District of New York went as far as attempting to require the panel of jurors all be vaccinated.  This, of course, is a vastly political position in this country at the moment and would have undoubtedly swayed the jury in favor of the prosecution.  This order, however, was not adopted.

At least one member of Congress, Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Green, has taken the part of the Constitution, as the Post Millennial reports:

There is no evidence that Mr. Mackey’s meme posting prevented anyone from voting in the 2016 US Presidential Election and there are no individuals claiming that it did. This case is simply the DOJ on behalf of its puppeteers in the White House versus Douglas McKay AKA @theRickyVaughn. This flagrant assault on free speech and political participation is utterly un-American undemocratic and incredibly dangerous.

Yes it is.

Greene then called on Garland to order the DOJ to drop its charges against Douglas Mackey and ‘to immediately thereafter resign as Attorney General of the United States before your gross incompetence and twisted sense of justice further deteriorates the rights enumerated in and protected by the Constitution and destroys the lives of more Americans.’

Final Thoughts: that a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich is an old aphorism, but it applies no less to federal prosecutors. Federal law is often written loosely, and if not, federal prosecutors on a political vendetta can warp it to apply to anything, like a man who had no criminal intent, committed no crime, and instantly obeyed the request of a police officer, even constitutionally protected speech. Due to their unlimited resources, federal prosecutors tend to pile up enormous win records, because few are sufficiently wealthy to fight them, and federal judges tend to let them get away with it.  Most people, and this is the case with J6 defendants, will take a plea deal, because they know it’s virtually impossible for a Normal American to get a fair trial in Washington DC.

It’s cases like these that utterly destroy citizen’s trust in government, and particularly in law enforcement. Professional police officers worry about that and do their best never to break the social contract. Socialist/Communist politicians, and this now includes the DOJ—federal prosecutors–the FBI and virtually every other federal law enforcement agency, don’t give a damn about that, because they intend to rule by force, not the rule of law.

The law is what they say it is, and to hell with the Constitution.