After Trump Indictment GOP Must Build a ‘Resistance’

by Roger L. Simon

For decades we have heard the old Washington saying about our two political parties. The Democrats were the evil party, the Republicans the stupid party.

It was a nasty crack, but, basically, it fit.

Still, we lumbered along.

Until now.

With the multiple indictments of Donald Trump, the most recent ones from no less an authority than a special counsel appointed by the attorney general, the Democrats have borrowed the strategy of Stalin’s famous NKVD henchman Lavrentiy Beria who mordantly opined: “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime.”

Only the man in this instance was the huge front-running candidate of the opposite political party. How convenient.

Republicans were outraged. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said it was “dark day.” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said President Joe Biden, through his Justice Department, “has trampled the rule of law to benefit himself. He has led the country into profound danger.”

Others have opined similarly, including most of the candidates in the Republican field running against Trump for the nomination. I’m not even going to bother to express my feelings about those who didn’t.

Still, none of those candidates did much more than, like those in Congress, express the aforementioned outrage to the press.

Most talked the talk, but so far, none have done much walking.

The candidates are all still running. The senators and representatives are still doing nothing more than mouthing off (and sending endless emails and texts asking for financial support).

Enough already.

It’s time for the stupid party to throw off the shackles of their name and stop being so dumb (or self-interested).

It’s already too late for anything approximating normal process—unless you prefer to live in a one-party state with a justice system weaponized against half its citizens.

Forget about complaining that Trump is being accused of “crimes” that have been performed, far worse, by Hillary Clinton and the Biden family, not to mention those who collude or instruct them in their behavior.

It’s way too late for that.

It’s time to steal something from the Left that they recently stole, nauseatingly, from history—“The Resistance,” aka “La Résistance,” that was adopted by brave Europeans in the fight against the Nazis.

We must resist.

We the constitutionally inclined people of the United States and the politicians we elect (for once) must put an end to what is happening to save our republic.

As someone said long ago, “If not now, when?”

How, you may ask?

Others will have more and better ideas, but here are just a few.

Some of these will sound excessive. In fact, I can’t believe I’m writing them because I am not, by instinct, an excessive person.

All will be hard to do. But the times are what they are.

We must start with non-compliance on as many fronts as possible. We the people cannot accede to totalitarian lawfare, which is in many ways more dangerous and effective than the violent kind. We have seen that during COVID-19.

To begin with, Republican presidential candidates should all stand down at this point and unite behind Trump until this is solved. It doesn’t matter what you think of him personally or of his policies. We are beyond that. This is about the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution.

Similarly, the GOP in Congress should go on what amounts to a strike. They simply should not show up until real change occurs and we return to the same rule of law.

The rest of us in the public have what may be a bigger role to play.

Obviously, we should demonstrate, on a mass, non-violent level. These demonstrations can take place in many shapes and forms. Use your imagination.

Simultaneously, we should, to the extent possible, stop paying our taxes. Tax rebellion is where the noble experiment of this republic began. It should be used to keep it alive.

In a sense, when I read back on this, it seems crazy. What are we doing? And yet … just what are we doing? Why are we here and for what purpose?

The founders of this great country had incredible ideals. Imperfect as they were, they had dreams that humanity could govern itself in a reasonable way. The system they devised had never been done before and, in any real sense, hasn’t been done since.

Those dreams are constantly under attack and now seem threatened from within in a fashion that is surpassingly ominous with echoes of communist regimes throughout the world.

We can stop it, or we can acquiesce. Unfortunately, it’s up to us.

First published in the Epoch Times.


One Response

  1. Now that my favorite president, Donald Trump, is facing a 37-count indictment from the feds, I join with my brothers and sisters in MAGA and with all sensible Republicans, in saying this: I’m not sure I want to live in a country where a former president can wave around classified documents he’s not supposed to have and say, “This is secret information. Look at this,” and then be held accountable for his actions.

    I mean, what kind of country have we become? One in which federal prosecutors can take “evidence” before a “grand jury,” and that “grand jury” can “vote to indict” a former president for 37 alleged “crimes”? Look at all the other people out there in America, including Democrats like Hillary Clinton and President Joe Biden, who HAVEN’T been indicted for crimes on the flimsy excuse that there is no “evidence” they did crimes. That is totally unfair!

    It’s like Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin wrote in a tweet Friday: “These charges are unprecedented and it’s a sad day for our country, especially in light of what clearly appears to be a two-tiered justice system where some are selectively prosecuted, and others are not”.

    What kind of country holds a president accountable for alleged crimes a grand jury charges him with?

    Or as Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn tweeted: “Where are the investigations against the Clintons and the Bidens? What about fairness? Two tiers of justice at work”.

    TWO TIERS! One tier in which President Trump keeps getting indicted via both state and federal justice systems and another in which the people I don’t like keep getting not indicted via all the things Fox News tells me they did wrong.

    It’s like America has become a banana republic, as long as you do as I’ve done and refuse to look up the definition of “banana republic”.

    And of course, you know who’s behind this travesty of justice, right? It’s so-called President Biden, who is both frail and senile and also a laser-sharp master at conducting witch hunts.

    Sure, they’ll tell you the indictment came via a special counsel investigation, and that the federal special counsel statute keeps such investigations walled off from political influence.

    But that’s complete nonsense, unless we’re talking about special counsel John Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr while Trump was president and tasked with investigating the nefarious left-wing crimes committed in the Trump-Russia probe.

    Durham was above reproach, and the fact that the New York Times reported he “charged no high-level F.B.I. or intelligence official with a crime and acknowledged in a footnote that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign did nothing prosecutable, either” is something I will ignore.

    Current special counsel Jack Smith, on the other hand — he’s bad news. I know this because Trump has said repeatedly that Smith’s investigation is a witch hunt, and I’ve never known Trump to lie about anything.

    Keep in mind, in 2016, Trump said: “I’m going to enforce all laws concerning the protection of classified information. No one will be above the law”.

    So after he said that, you expect me to believe he didn’t protect classified information? Just because, according to the indictment, there’s a recording of him holding a classified document in his office at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and saying to two staff members and an interviewer: “See, as president I could have declassified it … Now I can’t, you know, but this is still a secret”.

    You call that “damning evidence”. I call it, “What about Hunter Biden’s laptop?” Putting Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Hunter Biden in prison? Now THAT makes sense!

    Now I can already hear all the libs out there whining and saying that if it was Biden or Hillary or Hunter getting indicted, I wouldn’t be saying a word about two-tiers of justice or the weaponization of the department of justice or anything like that.

    Well, those whiners would be right, but the difference is I believe Biden and Hillary and Hunter are all guilty and should be locked up for life, whereas with Trump, I believe he is great and innocent and the best president America has ever known.

    It’s like this: If Hillary got indicted for murder, I would say, “Yes, she is absolutely a murderer. Lock her up”.

    But if in some outrageous scenario President Trump was indicted for murder just because he told a bunch of people that he committed a murder, I would say: “How dare you charge this man with murder when others in the U.S. Have not been charged with murder! There are clearly two tiers of justice, one in which my favorite president, who said he murdered someone, is charged with murder and one in which people who haven’t murdered are not charged with murder!”

    And that, my liberal friends, makes perfect sense to me and my MAGA companions. So watch out. The Trump Train’s a comin’.

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