Rubicon (n):”a bounding or limiting line, especially: one that when crossed commits a person irrevocably”
A nation lives or dies by its moral foundation. Undercut the foundation, no matter how strong, and the building will collapse. America was built on a strong moral foundation as found in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
In many ways the construction of the building was faulty because mortal men did not apply and practice the tenets of the founding documents. Attempts have been made over the years, some successful and some not so much, to correct these problems. Like any old building it needs constant maintenance and upgrading but the building will survive as long as the foundation is firm and intact.
But when those who are in-trusted with maintaining the building begin to undercut the foundation, survival of the building itself comes into question. Societal pressures are many and diverse but the Constitution provides guidelines for addressing these pressures while maintaining an orderly society that considers the needs of all citizens, not just a few special interest groups.
When special interest groups begin to prevail and their agenda begins to overrule the greater good, society begins to unravel. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than when the rule of law is altered to favor a few.
“Equal Justice Under the Law” is engraved on the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. When the application of the law is altered to benefit some and to harass others, a free and moral society will fail.
The sharp decline of the rule of law became evident during the Trump administration. For example, Hilary readily admitted to ignoring subpoenas and destroying evidence but these crimes were ignored. Trump was impeached twice for “crimes” that were completely fabricated with non-existent “evidence.” While impeachment is a political exercise rather than a judicial proceeding, impeachments in the past were always guided by the rule of law.
Then came the riots of 2020. Mobs roamed the streets killing, looting and destroying property with virtual impunity. Mayors sat back and watched their cities burn. There were few arrests. Rioters were even encouraged by some politicians.
The January 6 “insurrection” followed. Hundreds were arrested on fabricated evidence and held without bail. Most were charged with misdemeanors, not felonies. All the while violent criminals continued to roam the streets after being released with no bail. This action may well go down in history as one of the greatest miscarriages of justice ever seen in a civilized country.
The principle of innocent until proven guilty and the right to a fair and speedy trial went out the window. Some January 6 trials became Soviet style show trials with highly selective evidence, with guilt predetermined and with forced plea bargains. Only with the recent release of video footage of what really went on that day has much of the fabricated evidence come to light.
With the election of Biden the entire federal legal system was weaponized. American citizens who challenged the system were branded domestic terrorists. Sincerely held religious beliefs and moral standards were investigated as potential crimes. Freedom of thought and expression made one the enemy of the state. Several communist countries did the same thing. It was called “counter revolutionary thought” and conviction quickly brought the firing squad.
New York City has become a dystopian hellscape. Lawlessness abounds. Yet the Manhattan District DA, Alvin Bragg, got elected on a promise to prosecute Trump for anything he could find.
One of Joseph Stalin’s henchmen coined the phrase “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime.” This is precisely what Bragg is doing. While much of the evidence of the grand jury is not available his intent is obvious and he even brags about it. He is not concerned about justice or proving an actual crime. He wants to destroy the man who is hatred by the Democrat Party and hopes to prevent him from ever holding office again. This is political theater at best and a complete perversion of the American system of law and justice.
The indictment of Trump was America’s Rubicon, in my opinion. The United States cannot survive as a unified nation when the law itself is compromised or completely abandoned in favor of the arbitrary law of the totalitarian dictator. Personal and corporate freedom is lost forever under the force of tyranny.
The only thing missing now in the Bragg-style justice system is the final sentence. At this point one can be held without bail even for a misdemeanor. Prison sentences follow on fabricated evidence. In a true Soviet style system, there are few prison sentences. The show trial is followed by summary execution with a bullet in the back of the head.