Kurt  Schlichter

The liberal elite is still in shock that six Americans resisted the relentless pressure of its hack politicians, slavering mainstream media mediocrities and progressive hustlers in order to acquit George Zimmerman. Consciously or not, the jurors’ verdict was an act of rebellion against the progressives who wants to jettison our most sacred principles.

The case was a joke, but you wouldn’t know that if you only listened to the mainstream media. The media’s rank speculation, mischaracterization of the evidence and outright lies were designed to replace the strict adherence to law and the rules of evidence that for a thousand years have protected the accused from the mindless fury of the mob.

Progressives needed Zimmerman to be guilty, so when mere facts and laws got in the way of the predetermined narrative they could be dispensed with. Luckily, no one told the jury they were not supposed to take seriously all that stuff about the State having to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

But the undermining of the rule of law in criminal cases is just one component of their insidious strategy. The elite and their slobbering minions are growing more and more frustrated at the obstacles the American principles embodied in our Constitution and our traditions place in the pathway to their hideous progressive Utopia, so they seek to undercut these principles at every turn.

They don’t even try to hide it any more. Here are just a few examples:

The First Amendment, the cornerstone of our nation’s great experiment in freedom, is a prime target. Progressives want to limit the freedom of the press to only those designated media outlets they know will back the status quo, calling their censorship “campaign finance reform.” The government, defending the McCain-Feingold Act, once even told the Supreme Court that it was perfectly constitutional to charge an American citizen with a crime for writing a book critical of a politician.

Think about that. Our government actually argued that it was A-OK for the feds to stick you in jail for writing a book.

Fortunately, the conservatives on the High Court rejected that insanity. The liberals? Don’t think they would not happily give the power to bureaucrats to decide who can and cannot say what. In fact, in their dissent in Citizens United they argued hard that the First Amendment should come with an asterisk.

How about the right to petition the government? The IRS launches a campaign of harassment and intimidation designed to silence opponents of the regime and the elite thinks that it’s perfectly all right.

Kurt Schlichter

Kurt Schlichter (Twitter: @KurtSchlichter) was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart. He is a successful Los Angeles trial lawyer, a veteran with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a former stand-up comic.