The rhetoric surrounding the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago last week reached peak insanity when members of Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) actually accused Former President Donald Trump of engaging in espionage against the United States.
Yes, you read that correctly. The DOJ has now weaponized its agents against the regime’s political enemy just as he’s poised to announce another bid for president. Not to mention the nationwide resurgence of approval Trump is currently receiving as Americans finally wake up to the Democrats’ lunacy.
The raid on Mar-a-Lago, the home of a Former President, was a politically-motivated stunt deployed to muddy the waters around his 2024 campaign just as a growing majority of voters consider jumping ship and abandoning the Democrats for good.
The actions which followed directly after FBI agents ransacked Donald Trump’s home are equally laughable and truly symbolic of the kangaroo justice system that America currently operates under.
Since the raid, many alternative facts have been leaked to the press in an attempt to justify what was done to Former President Trump. According to “anonymous sources” speaking to the Washington Post, Trump is actually hoarding top secret nuclear documents at his resort. Not only that, he’s now being investigated for violations of the Espionage Act.
That’s right. The sitting Attorney General has accused Donald Trump of being a foreign spy.
Well, some lawmakers simply aren’t having it and beginning to voice opposition not only to the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, but the entire Espionage Act altogether.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul – arguably one of the only sane voices in the Senate – publicly advocated for the abolishment of the Espionage Act. He argued that the U.S. government has severely overstepped its bounds not only in Trump’s case but amongst other outspoken dissidents as well.
The espionage act was abused from the beginning to jail dissenters of WWI. It is long past time to repeal this egregious affront to the 1st Amendment.
Repeal the Espionage Act – The Future of Freedom Foundation https://t.co/3KCgujpS9z
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 13, 2022
Historically speaking, the Espionage Act has been abused by tyrannical administrations, like the Woodrow administration, who deported U.S. citizens for publicly opposing World War I.
The Espionage Act was passed in June 1917, two months after the United States’s entry into World War I. The act forbade the copying or relaying of information relating to national defense with the intention of causing injury to the U.S. or to benefit any foreign nation, according to the First Amendment Encyclopedia. It also forbade obstructing enlistment or causing insubordination in the armed forces. This included the military draft, which resulted in many charges against those opposing it.
More recently, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, no longer has any freedom or autonomy thanks in part to the Espionage Act.
Sen. Paul has been a vocal critic of the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid, calling it “an attack on the rule of law” during interview appearances, which seems to echo the sentiments of most Americans.
It’s hard to imagine that in a “free society” like America’s, not only will private citizens be investigated and thrown behind bars for blaspheming liberalism, but a former sitting President can also be hit with bogus accusations of being a spy.
Is this America, or is this Soviet Russia?
Author: Ann Taylor