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Free Fall Of Justice

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America’s justice system is in free fall. The left’s full-scale assault on the Bill of Rights continues. The target now is the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of legal representation, as a California judge recommended that lawyer John Eastman should be disbarred because of a memo he wrote supporting Donald Trump’s efforts to contest the results of the 2020 election. A Washington, D.C. court is hearing a case to disbar former Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark for wanting to investigate voting irregularities in the same election. Both attorneys are also among multiple other defendants, including Trump, in the Fulton County, Georgia election interference case.

It’s obvious why left-wing lawyers and jurisdictions are targeting the 2024 Republican candidate for President — it’s a lawfare campaign devised to handicap Trump and prop up his opponent, the cognitively challenged incumbent. But why is the justice system targeting conservative lawyers? To punish them for representing conservative clients and causes. The strategic goal then is to leave half the country, or more, without recourse to legal representation, and therefore at the mercy of leftwing legal activists. A cursory survey of the cases against Trump — at federal, state, and county levels— show that the left has filled government slots with its ambitious and ruthless operatives.

Further, many radical activists have been named judges across the land. That includes the Supreme Court, where its newest member, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, has identified herself as a spokesperson for progressive causes. During her Senate confirmation hearing, she demurred when one lawmaker asked if the nominee could “provide a definition for the word ‘woman?’” “No,” said Jackson. “I can’t.” she gibed, “I’m not a biologist.”

That’s an answer hardly worthy of a court officer. Are speed limits also ambiguous? What about felonies? The defendant is charged with murder, but I can’t define death — I’m not a coroner. But because her answer signaled she was on board with ruling class orthodoxy on gender, Jackson sailed through.

It comes as no surprise then that as a Justice, Brown aligned herself with the government’s censorship regime and staked out a position against the First Amendment. “My biggest concern is that your view has the First Amendment hamstringing the federal government in significant ways,” she told a lawyer arguing a case against government-enforced suppression of speech. “And so I guess some might say that the government actually has a duty to take steps to protect the citizens of this country, and you seem to be suggesting that that duty cannot manifest itself in the government encouraging or even pressuring platforms to take down harmful information.”

As many noted, the point of enshrining the First Amendment in the Constitution is to protect the God-given right to free speech against that body most likely to encroach upon it — the government. But of course the left knows that: weakening the First Amendment is the cornerstone of their campaign against the Bill of Rights. Whether it’s the right to free speech, self-defense, legal representation, or any other natural right held by freeborn men and women, radical activists inside and outside the federal government have it in their crosshairs.

It’s hard to see the justice system improving anytime soon, with law schools continuing to indoctrinate students and turn them against anyone who doesn’t fit the progressive profile. The outcome won’t be good for anyone. Turning the justice system against half the country doesn’t mean conservatives won’t have justice — it just means they will no longer seek it in the venues that the left has corrupted.

Even through the early decades of the last century, there were plenty of places the law couldn’t or wouldn’t reach in a country as large as the United States. And in those places settlers and pioneers imposed their own rough system of law, frontier justice. It seems the left is intent on driving the country back in time, to a very dangerous place.

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