Opinion / Politics

One Standard of Justice for One American People

AMAC Exclusive by David P. Deavel

justiceA classic image is that of lady justice holding her scales while blindfolded. The blindness of justice signifies not the weakness of this-worldly justice—thought that’s true—but instead the ideal of equality under the law. Yet we see little of that these days. The Post-Millennial reported this week that the Department of Justice will not be investigating nursing home deaths in Pennsylvania where Democrat Governor Tom Wolf and former Department of Health Secretary (now Assistant Secretary of HHS in the Biden administration) Rachel Levine forced nursing homes to accept Covid patients. Reporter Libby Emmons noted that they will not investigate nursing home deaths in Michigan either, but fear not: they are investigating a whole slew of other issues including federal prisons’ use of at-home confinement. Democratic governors such as Wolf and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer can be grateful lady justice has pulled down the blindfold and checked party affiliation.

These are not isolated incidents. All over the country there have been a slew of cases that seem much more important to our law enforcement officials than others. Biz-Pac Review reported this week that “Circuit Judge Jason Sengheiser dismissed charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful gun possession against Brandon Campbell, 30, when prosecutors from the Circuit Attorney’s Office did not attend hearings for the case in May, June, and July. . . .” This is the same Circuit Attorney’s office in which Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner spent significant resources prosecuting Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who brandished weapons on their lawn after a group of protesters broke in to their locked and gated community while releasing 34 of 36 George Floyd protesters arrested last summer without charges, a group for whom the “potential charges included misdemeanors and felonies for burglaries, property damage, assault, stealing, and unlawful use of a weapon, among others.” A judge removed her from Mr. McCloskey’s case due to “rais[ing] the appearance of impropriety and jeopardiz[ing] the defendant’s right to a fair trial.” The lady representing lady justice had been sending out re-election fundraising material bragging about having bagged the two.

The most egregious behavior, however, has involved the approach to the events at the Capitol on January 6. While protesters in Kim Gardiner’s St. Louis and many other blue cities across the country were simply let go despite the facts that over 2000 police officers were injured in the riots of 2020 and several precincts and hundreds of police vehicles were damaged (19 of them set fully on fire), many of the people arrested in Washington, D.C. have been kept in solitary confinement for months, a decision that was criticized by Senator Elizabeth Warren and the ACLU (shamefully) before any Republicans spoke out. Given what we know about most of the detainees, this is shameful. As reporter Julie Kelly of American Greatness, whose reporting on the events of the Capitol has uncovered media and government lie after lie, has summarized it in an article dismantling the claim that $30 million of damage was done on that day:

Much of what the public has been told to believe about January 6 slowly is being exposed as a series of falsehood. It wasn’t an armed insurrection; five people did not die as a result of the protest; Brian Sicknick was not killed by Trump supporters; and it was not the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War,” as Joe Biden insists. The protest was not orchestrated or executed by white supremacists or “domestic violent extremists” as the director of national intelligence warns.

As she pithily concludes, “If January 6 was as bad as they say, why do they have to keep lying about what happened?”

The lies may not be as bad as the blatant double standards, however. This week Paul Hodgkinson became the first person given a felony conviction of eight months in prison for his role in the proceedings. What did this “terrorist” do? As independent liberal journalist Michael Tracey acidly observed, “Hodgkins pleaded guilty to an ‘obstruction’ charge which involved him taking selfies—obviously the essence of ‘terrorism.’” Another old-fashioned lefty, Glenn Greenwald, commented on the sentencing, “Virtually every long-standing left-liberal view about how the criminal justice system should work has been violated in the 1/6 prosecutions (just as they were in the Flynn prosecution), but many don’t care or support it because they want their political adversaries in prison.” They do indeed.

Do the American people approve of these two standards of justice? There is hope that they do not. First, a new Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows that two-thirds would like an investigation of those 2020 riots—more than the 49% who support Nancy Pelosi’s politicized January 6 commission. And lest you think this is just Rasmussen surveying conservatives, they broke down the answers and found that:

Majorities of every racial group and political affiliation support a congressional investigation of last year’s violent protests. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of whites, 64% of black voters, 66% of Hispanics and 62% of other minorities think Congress should investigate the 2020 riots in U.S. cities. Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans, 60% of Democrats and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major party say Congress should investigate last year’s violent protests.

The American people want to know that justice really does have a blindfold when it comes to how we treat protesters of different parties.

Second, however, we are beginning to see the American people rise up against Critical Race Theory, which is often hovering in the background of many of these decisions of prosecutors such as Kim Gardiner and is being taught to our children in schools. This theory, which takes the Marxist division between oppressors and oppressed and interprets it through the lens of race, explicitly gets rid of the idea of equality under the law. Because disparities between races can only and always ever be interpreted as pernicious racism, say popularizers of CRT such as Ibram X. Kendi, what we need is different standards to judge different races.  “The only remedy to racist discrimination,” Kendi says, “is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”

For the CRT crowd, who cares about you personally getting justice? It’s really about your race getting to statistical parity with others on average! Of course others will come along and want statistical parity for their sex, their class, their religion, and today even their “gender identity.” If the ideas of Kendi and all the other boutique Marxians are adopted, get ready to have lady justice—or at least an impersonator—tipping the scales for you based on everything except your own guilt, innocence, rights, duties, and personal merit in every situation you ever get into.

The reason our country advocated for equality under the law for all persons is that our founders wanted to make sure that did not happen. The reason the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing equal protection under the law, was passed was to make good on that original vision. So too Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and many other state laws.

That brings us to one final piece of hopeful news for the American people. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen has declared, in a response to a question from the superintendent of public instruction in Montana about the legality of teaching of CRT and “antiracism,” that “key elements of Critical Race Theory and so-called ‘antiracism’ education and training, when used to classify students or other Montanans by race violate the Equal Protection Clause, Title VI, Montana’s Individual Dignity Clause, and the MHRA [Montana Human Rights Act].”

It’s a big win that we can teach kids that lady justice should be blind to our race. We want our kids to learn early and often that one standard of justice should apply to us as Americans. Not multiple standards based on our race, our sex, our class, or our political party. No other condition will keep us together as one American people.

David P. Deavel is editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, co-director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy, and a visiting professor at the University of St. Thomas (MN). He is the co-host of the Deep Down Things podcast.

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Garye
1 month ago

Anyone who supports or votes for these corrupt,law breaking,anti american, commuinist democrats ,doesnt deserve to be called an American.
How can any person reject insuring honest elections,investigating failed politician policies resulting in seniors deaths in nusing homes and equal justice????
wolf,whitmer,cuomo and democrats doing so states the obvious, they are guilty!!
These dishonest, useless politicians care only about power and money.
The worst of the worst are ALL democrats whitmer,wolf,cuomo,newsome!
They ALL need to go!

Bob G
1 month ago

The socialist/communist politicians assisted by the like minded media, would have us believe that white people are the cause of racism and violence in America. All one has to do is watch the news, read newspapers and it is obvious in urban areas that the majority of violent crimes against, Asian’s, Jews, the elderly, the defenseless, looting, shootings etc. show blacks committing these offenses not white criminals. Why?, because the liberal prosecutors and judges are releasing these thugs back to the streets with no bail or incarceration. Rewarding negative behavior will increase negative behavior. I cannot understand how people that call themselves Americans can sit back and let the anarchists allow this with no reaction. If unchecked this once great country will be lost.

JJ Johnson-Smith
1 month ago

Congress doesn’t CARE about “Equality” in any way, shape, or form. They have been complicit in the disparity among Americans, based on not just Party, but Race, Gender, and Religion as well. If I have learned ANYTHING about the American People, it is that half of them are dumb as a box of rocks, and the other half talks the talk but rarely walks the walk. So “STUPID” wins, EVERY time!

JohnH
1 month ago

I saw a very disturbing video today of a hoodlum in NYC beating badly a 68-year old man & taking his wallet , phone, and necklace. I think this hoodlum should have been shot by police or citizen while he was beating the man. That poor guy is in hospital with broken nose & wrist & who knows what else. They had better catch the hoodlum & put him away forever as he is evil. Just give me one good reason why this hoodlum should not have been shot during the beating.

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnH

This is the kind of hatred and division the democrats not only promote but refuse to prosecute.
Ask yourself why democrat govenors block investigating nursing home deaths, preventing voter fraud, want to defund police, allow illegal immigration????
John, it sickens me too, remove ALL democrats, their racism,divisive,anti law enforcement,anti american policies,BAD for Citizens, BAD for America,
Expose them for what they are and
THROW THEM OUT!!
Citizens and America deserve WAY better than these losers.

JohnH
1 month ago

No matter who you are & where you are, if you break the law then you should expect some type of penalty. Otherwise , USA will become a very bad place to live. Defunding the police is a bad idea.

Myrna S Wade
1 month ago

The prevailing winds seem to be hard against equality especially under the law. I don’t even have to read the article asking if the IRS will come after Joe Biden. No. Because Bidens can do anything and it is OK. Unequal treatment will never work for long, but the remedy which should not be necessary will be messy. The more the double standards come one after another the more desperate people become. There is real pushback coming.

Kevin S
1 month ago
Reply to  Myrna S Wade

Yes, and I anticipate red fluid and lead pellets as participants.
There’s a tipping point coming and pending exact economic and logistical (food etc) factors, it will be either ugly or VERY ugly – Both of which will earned by the Left.

Bob
1 month ago

Excellent discussion!

Tedd Kunkel
1 month ago

There is definitely a two class justice system in the USA, one for the Left and one for everybody else. IF there is no check ever put on the Leftists I fear all we’re doing is fast tracking towards genocide. They’re already talking about 1/6 rally attendees as domestic terrorists and needing to be placed in reeducation camps. What happens next if we can’t be ‘educated’?

Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Needed now vs 2

Susan Elizabeth Neumann
1 month ago

I see the 1-6-2021 rally at the Capitol as just that! Since the Whitmer failed kidnapping was planned, orchestrated and ultimately failed was an FBI SEDITIOUS ATTACK ON WHITMER. RALLY ATTENDEES WERE COERCED TO ENTER THE CAPITOL UNDER FBI AND FBI INFORMANTS BEHEST. THE RALLY GOERS WERE LET INTO THE CAPITOL BY CAPITOL POLICE OR OTHER INSTIGATORS AND DIRECTED TO THE ROTUNDA. FROM THERE, RALLY GOERS WERE ALLOWED ACCESS TO VARIOUS OFFICES. NONE OF THIS COULD HAVE OCCURRED WITHOUT INSIDERS ASSISTANCE. A DEA AGENT INVITED BY FBI (BOTH CARRYING SIDE ARMS) went to the Capitol and DEA agent refused FBI encouragement but was charged with insurrection and given 12 years in prison! He DID NOTHING OF WHAT CHARGED! HOW ABOUT THAT FOR YOUR WONDERFUL RADICALIZED FBI, DOJ, NANCY PELOSI URGING MALFEASANCE! Go to TUCKER CARLSON INTERVIEW OF SAID DEA AGENT WHO ALSO LOST HIS JOB!

Garye
1 month ago

Right you are – there are the useless,anti american,anti police,corrupt, divisive democrats in action!!!
Perfect- keep EXPOSING their tactics,policies and destruction of OUR COUNTRY.
2022,2024 AND BEYOND
Continually remind voters of their traitorous behavior

Olen Frazier
1 month ago

U censure people’s comments? U no better than facebook of whom I DELETED!! GUESS WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO U?

PaulE
2 months ago

The DOJ dropped all five of their investigations into tens of thousands of cumulative nursing home deaths, all by Democrat Governors in five Democrat controlled states, last Friday. The official excuse given by the DOJ spokesman at the time was laughable. Which why it was either barely covered by the so-called news or the story was completely buried. Just another example of the Democrat controlled swamp protecting Democrats from any accountability for their actions. If any Republican Governors had committed these same actions, they would have all been arrested and perp walked in front of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX cameras a long time ago.

As for the ongoing investigations and prosecutions by DOJ into the January 6th protest (no one in custody, still without any bail for several months by the way, is being charged with insurrection and no one arrested had any firearms) and the upcoming Congressional dog and pony show by the Democrats, that is designed to come to an already pre-determined conclusion, is designed to set the stage for a non-stop media bludgeoning campaign of all Republican candidates right up to the 2022 midterms. Meanwhile, the people that burned and looted Democrat run cities with impunity in 2020 have all had their charges dropped and they are all back on the streets. Most intelligent people, that are able to think for themselves and analyze the facts, can see the political theater that is being orchestrated here.

None of this is really about either the rule of law or even what could laughably be called justice at this point. Rather it is about creating an enduring political PR campaign by the Democrats to paint ALL Republicans as public enemies that need to be punished. Just as mainstream media is the propaganda arm of the Democrat party, the DOJ has openly come out as the enforcement arm of the Democrat party.

Bottom line: Rule of law is pretty much officially dead in this country and the DOJ is being quite open about it. That should concern all Americans (if they were awake), because it signals that if you’re on what the swamp considers the wrong side of the political aisle, you face the potential of criminal prosecution on the flimsiest of excuses. Actions identical to what typically occurs in socialist / communist countries around the world. So strap in folks. The ride is going to get very bumpy from here on. Enjoy your weekend.

Ted Biondo
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Where is the Justice in that?

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted Biondo

Thats the point, dishonest democrats justice is only when it benefits and supports their lies!

Don Pierce
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Do you suppose that the Demons have sent teachers to China to learn how to set up re-education camps?????

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Paul – these anti american, anti police, anti justice democrat frauds make my stomach queasy.
They blatantly lie,cheat,fleece america and cover it up with more lies and obfuscation.
They create false narratives to conspire with their willing accomplicies in media and big tech.
I sure hope REAL AMERICANS are watching and prepared to remove them all.
Thanks for continuing to EXPOSE their lies for all to see.

Bill on the Hill
2 months ago

A very thoughtfully written article by Amac Newsline & David P. Deavel… Lady Justice has indeed been blindfolded… Mark and Patricia McCloskey are classic examples of a broken judicial system designed to work specifically against law abiding citizens for protecting themselves & property…
That same justice system as mentioned in this story that has allowed the burning & extreme violence in Democrat run cities across the nation with no legal consequences for the perpetrators actions, only to be released the following day by crooked district attorneys in ALL those Democrat run cities…Fast forward to the False Flag event on 1/6/21 in our nation’s capital, now the Democrat narrative is the exact opposite with respect to their utter SILENCE these last ( 18 ) months whilst their cities burned to the ground, of which in fact those same people wearing Trump hats & shirts breached the Capital building & then waved the innocent & I must say quite naïve non-violent Trump supporters into the building along with the Capital Police opening up the side doors & waving them in…RELEASE the 1400 hours of video on the 1/6/21 event & a entirely different story immerges & we will now see undercover FBI working alongside the blm/antifa groups in a very well staged event & Speaker Pelosi is in fact the last person on this earth to be conducting any kind of investigation into this because she is DIRECTLY involved in how it was able to happen in the 1st place. Pelosi deliberately REFUSED help offered for stronger security on this now infamous day in American history, in the end, after all the TRUTH is finally revealed, Pelosi will be held to account for her reprehensible behavior…
In conclusion: Both the FBI/CIA as well as both Houses of Congress, the WH & cabinet as well as SCOTUS are presently captured entities by our enemies…Stay tuned, watch the audits & be prepared for more False Flags moving forward. These EVIL people are capable of anything in order to maintain their grip of power over the people…
God bless America…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

PaulE
2 months ago

You would have liked by comment Bill, but AMAC has censored it. I think it was a little too accurate for them.

Junebug
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Censoring comments that’s what Twitter and Facebook do that makes I am I see no better than them

Junebug
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

AMAC SORRY THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU USE VOICE TEXT

Junebug
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

I think if they are going to start censoring what people say it’s time for me to do what I did with all social media delete it and not renew my subscription to AMAC

JOHN
2 months ago
Reply to  Junebug

I have asked AMAC when I post a response and it gets filed under {Awaiting approval).
Sometimes a few days later they will respond and tell me my post was approved and many times … nothing.
I never use “Text Talk” never use profanity, racial or disparaging threats.
I am NOT on ANY social media outlets for this reason… Censorship is a new normal.
I have said before, We The People DO NOT have a problem with Freedom Of Speech, WE DO have a problem with being silenced and or punished for USING IT!

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  JOHN

Same here John. There seems to be no rhyme or reason behind getting flagged with Awaiting Approval. No one ever responds as to why AMAC feels it is somehow objectionable. So I have come to the conclusion that it apparently boils down to the mood of the site moderator on any given day. One would expect better from an organization that supposedly believes in constitutional values.

As for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.), I also use none of it. I view it as an incredible waste of time in which WE, the users of the so-called “free” service, are the product that these companies make their money from. They all monetize virtually everything posted on their sites and sell the information to hundreds, if not thousands, of third parties around the world.

Bill on the Hill
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

I’m with John & Paul on this subject. I’ve never used social media, none of them with the exception of an occasional comment on YT & now they do in fact censor me across most conservative sites…YouTube, aka Google is EVIL incarnate…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Lee S McQuillen
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Any chance the person or persons flagging your e-mails is/are the same as those with such negative, nasty comments of late?

PFArizona
1 month ago
Reply to  JOHN

Don’t use emojis either. It sends it to AMAC for approval because it isn’t recognized as text.

Bill on the Hill
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Sorry I missed it Paul…
BOTH… :~)

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

I’ve had comments censored as well, so much for free speech??
Sad what is happening in America, refreshing to see Patriots on this site fighting back!

Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Garye

I have comments censored by some AMAC member. I am careful what I say and think with my comments. I have a gut feeling there is a Demo on the AMAC censoring committee.

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