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Pelosi’s January 6th Committee and the Death of American Justice

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One of my favorite Hollywood movies is John Frankenheimer’s thriller, “Seven Days in May,” which describes an attempted military takeover of the US government. Written by “Twilight Zone” fabulist Rod Serling, the plot seemed far-fetched back in 1964. We knew that could never happen in America. Something equally sinister is playing out right now, only this time it is not a movie. The very cornerstone of our republic, the American justice system, is being sabotaged by the Democratic Party with the eager collaboration of the Biden administration.


In 2020, American cities and towns were ravaged by marauding mobs of crazed leftists. Dozens of lives were lost and damages amounted to billions. Hundreds of businesses, the product of years of struggle and sacrifice, were utterly destroyed. Buildings were looted and burned. Statues were torn down. Innocent people were beaten and murdered. With the complicity of Democratic mayors and governors, police in 2020 were told to stand down and allow the violence to continue. As a consequence, beautiful cities like New York and San Francisco will never be the same.

In the aftermath of more than 600 violent riots, virtually no one has gone to jail and the public servants who enabled the chaos are seeking re-election. Thousands of rioters, looters, and arsonists either were not arrested or received suspended sentences. Democratic-controlled media went out of their way to label them as “peaceful demonstrators.” The laissez faire attitude toward the 2020 mayhem has encouraged all other forms of felonious activity. You are much more likely to be robbed, beaten, shot, or raped than you were before the 2020 riots. Our negligent justice system is more likely to support criminals than innocent victims of crime.

The Democratic Party, clearly responsible for the breakdown of law and order in 2020, is distracting the public’s attention by playing up the January 6, 2021, storming of the US Capitol as “the most dangerous threat to American democracy.” Pretending that the 2020 riots never occurred, the Democrats are blaming the Capitol assault on a “white nationalist insurrection.” The intent of this fiction is to convince the gullible public that extremism is coming from the Right and that we should fear an “insurrection” by white supremacists, which is really a euphemism for Republicans. “The ruling elite are pushing the notion of rampant right-wing domestic terrorists,” said cultural critic Michael McCaffrey, “in an attempt to conceal their crimes and stifle dissent.”


“Who exactly are these terrorists who threaten us so urgently?” asked Tucker Carlson on Fox. “The Biden administration declared that the ‘most lethal elements’ of today’s domestic terror threat are political conservatives. These are the people who disagree with Joe Biden. It’s a big change in the way the US government treats its own citizens,” said Carlson. 

In sharp contrast to the leniency given to the 2020 rioters, participants in the Jan. 6th event were locked up like animals. “Numerous detainees are being held in third world conditions,” Steve McCann wrote in American Thinker, “and at times in solitary confinement subject to physical abuse. All are awaiting trials that will not happen for nearly a year.” Prosecutors have failed to release exculpatory information requested by the defendants. This is right out of the KGB annals, not the American justice system.

Having failed to destroy Trump with the Russia Collusion narrative and impeachment, the Democrats formed a committee allegedly to investigate what happened at the Capitol—but the real reason for its existence is to vilify Trump in advance of the 2024 election. “The January 6th committee is a politburo-type committee set up by Nancy Pelosi loaded with the most radical leftist Democrats you can imagine and two of the worst Never-Trumper reprobates,” said political commentator Mark Levin. “They are using the committee to advance a political agenda against a former president. It is very Stalinist in its makeup. It violates the liberty and due process rights of the individuals that they’re smearing.”


“The press has already convicted Mr. Trump on everything involving January 6th, so why should the committee bother with facts or try to seek the truth?” said Bill O’Reilly. “It’s in business to damage Trump. This is called corruption.” The Jan. 6 committee ''does not want the public to hear the other side'' of the narrative, said Harvard legal scholar Alan Dershowitz on Fox. ''That's why it didn't permit any cross-examination, any confrontation, any due process, anything resembling fairness. The end of it is a report that nobody is going to believe.'' The committee stands in total repudiation of the time-honored principles of American justice.

The upshot is that if you are Democratic and liberal, the justice system will bend over backwards for you. If you are Republican and conservative, you are in a world of hurt. Biden has revived Obama’s policy of weaponizing the Deep State to attack his political enemies. Under the partisan supervision of Attorney General Merrick Garland, the Justice Department and FBI are dispensing injustice—with a bullet for conservatives—on a daily basis. "The FBI is now an organization solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party," said talk radio show host Jesse Kelly. The felonious behaviors of Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and other Democrats are scrupulously swept under the carpet while Trump supporters Paul Manafort and Roger Stone are assaulted in the middle of the night by paramilitary forces.

“We’re looking at the transformation of a democratic republic into something else,” said Tucker Carlson. “We’re looking at growing authoritarianism. That’s not an overstatement.”


Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator and author of nine books including his new #1 Amazon Best Seller, AMERICA ON ITS KNEES: The Cost of Replacing Trump with Biden. His website is

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