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Subverting Law For Political Gain by Robert Socha

The phrase “All men are created equal” has historically pertained to equal rights under the law, especially pertaining to life, liberty, and property. It derives from the idea that in the state of nature, men are free to do what they want so long as it doesn’t infringe on another’s natural rights. For example, without a law forbidding murder, I could not arbitrarily kill another man because that denies his right to life. Since men cannot control their passions, governments are formed to cull those passions and provide an avenue for men to live together in peace.

The West, in general, and the United States, in particular, have created opportunities to build and attain unimaginable wealth because we primarily adhere to the rule of law. Unfortunately, the very government designed to protect our natural rights has morphed into a juggernaut whose only goal is its own aggrandizement. When we threaten its power, they twist and pervert the rule of law to protect its overreaching institutions.

For example, more than 1,000 people were arrested and tried for participating in the Capitol building incursion on January 6, 2021. The judges who have been appointed by every President since Reagan all seem to toe the line that these men used their own feet to arrive at the Capitol and must be held accountable for their involvement. The picture painted is that they were subverting the peaceful transfer of power and must now pay for their lack of judgment. I think it is crucial to remind ourselves that the reason those hundreds of thousands descended on Washington D.C. that day was to ask Congress to do its due diligence and investigate the potential fraud in the Biden bump  that happened in the early morning hours on election night 2020 before they ratified the vote. Remember, President Trump called on the attendees to “Peacefully and Patriotically make your voices heard.” Yet, because of the rule of law, Congress allocated $2.6B in part to support U.S. attorneys going after January 6 participants.

Contrast that with the summer of rioting that ensued after a convicted felon with illegal substances in his system died in police custody after wiggling out of a police car while resisting arrest for counterfeiting. Many people were arrested for their crimes during the rioting, but now many more are being rewarded financially because the police intervened with force while trying to restore order. The judges in the cases against those who assembled on the Capitol steps to protest the election outcome definitively stated that they chose to go to the Capitol that day and must be held to account. Is the heretical BLM movement so powerful in its insidious destruction of the nuclear family as to sway public opinion and the opinions of the courts to favor violence and the destruction of lives and personal property when assembling to protest? It is more than that! Unfortunately, the political climate and vehemently charged racial climate have made many judges fearful and impaired their impartiality.

Another officer arrested in connection with the George Floyd fiasco has been sentenced to 4 years and 9 months in prison for his part in the day’s events. As I understand his role, he was holding back onlookers from intervening. Yet because of the politically charged atmosphere surrounding the death, he is sentenced for aiding and abetting. Contrast that with a convicted child rapist whose plea deal landed him a mere 180 days in jail. One hundred eighty days for stealing the innocence of two prepubescent girls, one four years old!

It is to our shame these two contrasting convictions happened within months of each other.

Another crazy hit to the justice system is two 7-11 workers who beat a repeat offending robber with a stick are being investigated for a crime, the crime of defending their store. When the rule of law is not enforced, and criminals can act with impunity, it begets further criminal activity and violence. As violence increases, it requires a more substantial hand to quell, and the people will begin to enforce the law themselves. A man cannot take a trash can into a store and put cigarettes into it as he pleases because it infringes on the storeowner’s right to sell his wares unmolested. Civil laws to that effect reinforce this natural law.

When the judiciary is once again restrained by the idea of equal justice under the law and judges with their blinders on, we will see a return to the rule of law. An excellent example of this is the social media influencer whose giveaway incited riotous behavior in New York over the weekend is facing riot charges for his instigation. As more and more people are held accountable for their actions, especially pertaining to riotous behavior in our major cities, the illegal activity will lessen and hopefully cease altogether. For example, in the 1800s, death was the penalty for stealing a man’s horse. This severe consequence kept men from committing the crime. Lesser penalties were inadequate. It is time we revisit the idea of what is cruel and unusual punishment, empower the police to enforce the rule of law, holding them accountable without hindering their ability to act, and instill in the people to abide by the law of nature and nature’s God, by not infringing on the rights of others.

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Robert Socha

Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.

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