Former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has at all times been a watchdog for freedom and liberty in America.
He’s now talking out in opposition to the Democrats for his or her politically motivated investigation and prosecution of Trump Supporters over January sixth.
Paul means that whether or not the left realizes it or not, they’re placing all Individuals in danger.
He writes at CNS Information:
Ron Paul: Make No Mistake, the Jan. 6 Present Trials Threaten All of Us
The current felony conviction and eight month jail sentence of Jan. 6 protester Paul Hodgkins is an affront to any notion of justice. It’s a political cost and a political verdict by a political court docket. Each American no matter political persuasion needs to be fearful of a court docket system so beholden to politics as an alternative of justice.
We’ve seen this film earlier than and it doesn’t finish effectively.
Worse than this miscarriage of justice is the despicable try by the prosecutor within the case to label Hodgkins – who has no felony file and was accused of no violent crime – a terrorist.
As journalist Michael Tracey lately wrote, Particular Assistant U.S. Lawyer Mona Sedky instructed Hodgkins was a “terrorist” within the court docket proceedings not for committing any terrorist act, not for any act of violence, not even for imagining a terrorist act.
Sedky wrote in her sentencing memo, “the Authorities…acknowledges that Hodgkins didn’t personally have interaction in or espouse violence or property destruction.” She added, “we concede that Mr. Hodgkins himself just isn’t below the authorized definition a home terrorist.”
But Hodgkins needs to be thought of a terrorist as a result of the actions he took – coming into the Senate to take a photograph of himself – occurred throughout an occasion that the court docket is “framing…within the context of terrorism.”
That goes past a slippery slope.
You might wish to learn the entire thing.
Ron Paul is totally proper about this.
What’s to stop a future Republican administration from doing the identical factor to leftists?
And what would Democrats say then?
Cross posted from American Lookout.