Under Biden’s DOJ, the rule of law in America has become a farce

The criminal indictment and imprisonment of former heads of state by ruling regimes in other countries is more common than most Americans probably realize. Today, former presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, and Costa Rica are all imprisoned — and that’s just in Central and South America.

The world is replete with corrupt leaders who criminalize the opposition and politicize domestic law enforcement. That’s why, for example, Daniel Ortega has been president of Nicaragua since 2007. When you jail your political opponents and potential rivals, as Ortega did with gusto ahead of Nicaragua’s 2021 presidential election, it’s easy to stay in office. One of the salient features of these so-called “developing countries” is that they have not developed a way to transfer power peacefully. Brute force, not free and fair elections, is how rulers of the Third World seize and retain power.

Soon, the United States might join their ranks. On Monday evening, dozens of FBI agents raided the Florida home of former President Donald Trump. The absurd pretext for the raid was a dispute over documents with the National Archives — a circumstance by no means unique to the Trump administration and one that no serious person believes could ever justify such a raid.

Dozens of armed agents working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided United States President Donald Trump’s home yesterday, breaking into his safe and confiscating memos, letters, e-mails and documents. What is the legal justification for the raid? That is somewhat hazy, but it reportedly involves retrieving classified information in relation to the National Archives and the Presidential Records Act.

The New York Post reported that the warrant was approved by a Florida federal magistrate judge who once worked as an attorney for people close to serial pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

“These are dark times for our nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided and occupied by a large group of fbi agents,” Mr. Trump wrote in a statement. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a president of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the justice system, and an attack by radical-left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for president in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and conservatives in the upcoming midterm elections.”

Can anyone seriously argue that he is wrong? A regime using armed agents to raid political opponents is a Third World-style dictatorship!