When a government discards the rule of law, it destroys its own legitimacy. From James Kirkpatrick at unz.com:
While America faces a historic crime wave, the Department of Justice is maintaining a furious campaign of persecution against January 6 protesters. It’s impossible to see this as other than politically-driven, given its total indifference to political violence from the Left. National law enforcement now operates like a political police, more interested in protecting Regime Media narratives than Americans’ lives and property. Every day, it gets harder to support a government that has nothing to offer the country’s core population but hate. This can’t go on.
Mass murderer Ahmad Al-Issa was a Muslim immigrant reportedly on the FBI’s radar—yet this has led to no Regime Media or law enforcement campaign against foreigners radicalized by Islam. Instead, we’re getting more drumbeating about gun control, even though the banal truth is that it’s inner-city crime that’s increasing and no one is doing anything about it.
The Regime Media is attempting to weaponize the January 6 Capitol riot as a kind of Reichstag Fire. Yet facts keep getting in the way. The most obvious victim was Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed female Trump supporter shot dead by a still-unnamed black law enforcement officer. But the same media obsessed with police shootings has ignored this event, unless it’s smearing her posthumously [Woman Killed in Capitol Embraced Trump and QAnon, by Ellen Barry, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Dave Philipps, The New York Times, January 20, 2021].
Other Trump supporters who died, allegedly because of underlying heath conditions, arguably exacerbated by police brutality, also received postmortem smears [Trump supporters who died during Capitol riot left online presence, by Ben Kesslen, NBC News, January 7, 2021]. Officer Brian Sicknick (himself reportedly a Trump supporter) was confronted during the protests and later died [Officer Brian Sicknick Died After the Capitol Riot. New Videos Show How He Was Attacked. By Evan Hill, David Botti, Dmitriy Khavin, Drew Jordan, and Malachy Browne, New York Times, March 24, 2021]. But prosecutors are having a hard time making the case that it was “murder” [So-Called “Assault Video” Creates Big Problems for Prosecutors in Sicknick Capitol Riot Death Case, Revolver March 31, 2021].