Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, a widely traveled evangelist, and the author of several books. His books are available on Amazon and at www.wordofhismouth.com
Regarding the raid on Mar-a-Lago, and the hypocrisy it is demonstrating in the “justice system,” here is my two-cents worth, and you are free to take it or leave it…
Perhaps one of the most recognizable statues on earth is that of Lady Justice. There are actually many of these, normally adorning the outside or inside of courthouses. Lady Justice holds a set of scales in one hand, a sword in another, but most famously is known for having on a blindfold. The blindfold itself came to be in the 16th century, and was originally intended as a bit of a satire. But through the years it took on its now famous meaning of impartiality in the justice system. In other words, if Lady Justice is going to hold the scale in which all of us are weighed, and if she is going to hold the sword by which all of us are judged, then she must not take sides; she must be equally blind to the things that may cause her to act with bias.
I bet the person who initially gave her that blindfold never realized just how much of a sidesplitting joke it would become.
The world is abuzz right now with the FBI raid on the home of former president Donald Trump. And where in former ages, most everyone would be inclined to say, “They would never do such a thing without a very good reason; let’s give them the benefit of the doubt,” at least half of the population now realizes how ludicrous that proposition currently is. Simply put, there is a two-tiered system of justice in America, one in which prominent Democrats can seemingly do whatever the devil they like and get by with it, and their counterparts in the Republican Party are consistently given midnight raids, perp walks, and years of harassment.
Mind you, neither I nor any conservative/Republican I know wants any crooked Republican anywhere to get away with anything. Far from it; the more crooked people removed from office on any side, the better. What we want is not for “our guys” to get a pass on anything. We want “our guys” and “your guys” to be handled the exact same way. And that is provably, demonstrably, not the way it works. At all. Ever.
Let’s begin with Joe and Hunter Biden. The FBI has had Hunter’s laptop since 2019, which contains not just sleazy, criminal escapades from Hunter but also evidence that Hunter used his dad’s position to enrich himself through shady foreign dealings, and almost certainly cut Pops into it along the way. Joe himself openly admitted that when he was VP, he used billions of dollars of U.S. money as a strong arm to get a Ukranian prosecutor fired, a man who was looking into dealings that could have entangled both Hunter and Joe. But rather than arrests, perp walks, and investigations, all of this got the wink wink, nudge nudge, giggle and grin treatment from “Lady Justice.” Does anyone in their right mind think anyone with names like, say, Donald Trump or Don Junior would have gotten the same treatment?
And how about those wonderful paragons of virtue, Bill and Hillary? Whitewater, multiple credible claims of sexual assault, Monica, and, oh yeah, pedo trips. “In recently unsealed court documents involving dead child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, a woman named Virginia Giuffre, who publicly accused Epstein of sex trafficking, said that she once saw former Democratic President Bill Clinton on Epstein’s island with “two young girls” from New York.” No FBI raids, arrests, or perp-walks, though, cause, y’know, it’s Bill. For that matter, Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of child trafficking, and yet not one client has gone down with her. Wonder why that is? (https://www.newsweek.com/bill-clinton-went-jeffrey-epsteins-island-2-young-girls-virginia-giuffre-says-1521845)
But Hillary is every bit as sleazy as Bill, and, ironically, in the exact same way that supposedly necessitated the FBI raid on Mar A Lago. Secret servers with classified documents in her private possession, deleting tens of thousands of emails, smashing cell phones, bleach bit, claiming not to know that C meant “classified,” and much more. All of which caused the FBI to… wait for it… wink wink, nudge, nudge, giggle and grin.
And then let’s talk about Eric Holder, the former Attorney General, who famously described himself as President Barak Obama’s “wingman.” Nothing like saying the quiet part out loud, right? Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to his Fast and Furious scandal. And yet there was no arrest, perp walk, nothing. But when Steve Bannon also was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents, yep, arrest, perp walk.
Roger Stone gets the midnight raid from the FBI for, are you ready for this, “Lying to investigators.” Again, do I even need to go through the list of prominent Democrats who have not gotten the midnight raid for that same supposed offense?
James Comey, former head of the FBI, leaked unauthorized info to the press, was caught doing so, and instead of an arrest, got a book deal and speaking fees.
Adam Schiff point-blank lied to Congress, claiming to have proof of Russia Collusion. Eric Swalwell was sleeping with a Chinese Spy, which you would think would at least warrant some type of investigation, but instead, in an irony only possible in the sewer that is the Democrat party, he retains his position on The House Intelligence Committee! Donald Trump is having his tax records scoured for any hint of wrongdoing, but Paul Pelosi somehow magically makes, like, a gazillion dollars in the stock market buying stock that his wife is about to supercharge from her perch as speaker, and Lady Justice simply goes, “Insider trading? Giggle…”
I could go on for hundreds of more pages, but I think you get the point.
Lady Justice was once a lady in a modest robe, wearing a blindfold, impartial to all. She is now no longer blindfolded; she has on long, fake eyelashes and way too much mascara; the robe has been discarded in favor of hooker clothes, and she spends all night with Democrats for twenty bucks an hour.
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