On the Conviction of President Trump

I felt sick as I watched some of the footage regarding the jury’s guilty verdict on 34 counts of misdemeanor offenses on President Trump regarding “falsifying records from 8 years ago,” handed down by nothing less than a kangaroo court in lower Manhattan. We have stepped into a Twilight Zone in the United States, and it is doubtful if we will ever come out of it. Not one legal scholar gave this case any viable chance. Not one can define what the crime is, including the presiding judge, the “honorable” Juan Merchan. But rather, President Trump is guilty of ‘something.’ The verdict was a foregone conclusion. The trial was in lower Manhattan, in a district where the jury pool was from an area where over 80% of the people vote Democrat, with a strong dislike of President Donald Trump. Juan Merchan was heavily biased against President Trump, and even provided instructions to the jury which guaranteed nothing but a conviction.

The propaganda ministry is celebrating with the usual, predictable dialogue and genuflecting. But there is a problem; none of the propagandists are even going into the merits of the case. It's hard to justify the credibility and the testimony of such ‘honorable witnesses’ as Michael Cohen (3 time perjurer and a man who admitted, on the witness stand, to stealing upwards of $30,000 and a personal animosity against President Trump, both of which would have had this case tossed out in any courtroom just about anywhere else) and Stormy Daniels (a porn star whose testimony was called into serious question on cross-examination). But why bother about any of that. If scholars like Allen Dershowitz (former dean of Harvard Law School and famous defense attorney) and Dr. Jonathan Turley (professor of Law at Georgetown University) were laughing at this case during its litigation, mocking it for lack of any substance whatsoever, and then are equally shocked by Judge Merchan’s ‘s handling of said case, and if their legal opinions and expertise are now turned on its head, as well as dozens of other legal scholars in every news outlet…then why should we talk any more about legality or legal procedures?

But we should talk about Legal Precedent one more time. Because if this case with all its foolishness is not destroyed in the appellate court, then let America be warned, this travesty will become a repetitive national tragedy that will destroy the lives of anyone who is seen as an “enemy of the state.”

This is a dark day in America. Alan Dershowitz said he had never seen such a spectacle in any courtroom in over 50 years legal work all throughout the United States. Former New York City Mayor, Rudy Guiliani, said that the New York judicial system was historically was one of the most corrupt in the history of the United States. It is the only area in the country where a courthouse is named after the infamous head of the Tammany Hall political machine that for decades controlled the politics of the city, and at times for the state, the infamous William Magear “Boss” Tweed. “It’s almost like a reminder to the modern-day Democrat Party from their past bosses on how to hold and keep power.”

Well, the whole world now knows that corruption, beyond the shadow of a doubt. And more so the corruption of the Biden Administration. Even third-party candidate and scion of the Kennedy family, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., knew that this was not an occasion to celebrate: “The Democratic party’s strategy is to beat President Trump in the courtroom rather than the ballot box. This will backfire in November. Even worse, it is profoundly undemocratic. America deserves a President who can win at the ballot box without compromising our government’s separation of powers or weaponizing the courts. You can’t save democracy by destroying it first.”

Welcome to the new United States of America, Mr. Kennedy.

If New York is gone because of its judiciary, California is gone because of its legislature.

Today, California State Senator, Susan Talamantes Eggman, expressed that she was “done” with politics in her state. For the last 12 years she was (in her own description) a “progressive politician, social worker, and mental health provider,” but she was decrying the California’s state government’s support for pedophilia and pedophiles. She admonished her colleagues to defend girls who were being sold into sex slavery; into the hands of predators in the name of the LGBT…without condemning the LGBT. She does not realize it is too late for such pleas now. She and all the other politicians of her ilk would have to take a position on strong morality regarding sex and lifestyle in a state that long ago decided that anything and everything could and would be tolerated. How can they possibly stop anything now?

The legislative as well as the judicial branches in these states have crossed a line, as well as their governors. Hopefully in the coming days, after the euphoria of laughing at President Trump and his legal troubles has ebbed, will the reality of what just happened strike. Fake crimes were fabricated and innocent people, including President Trump, have been tried and convicted. Do people know that the worst nightmare of the forefathers of this nation has been realized? A government without restraint, and which will not be restrained. A government whose lawfare and impositions are similar to that of the Nazi’s in 1930s Germany and the Communists of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. Nations whose judiciary pulled the same antics as Judge Juan Merchan and Alvin Bragg’s DA office in New York in this ‘Hush Money’ case.

It has been said that America has lost its moral stature in the eyes of the world. That is an understatement. Even worse, the judicial system has been publicly shown to be nothing more than a tool of control and destruction before the whole world. But the sad part is that tonight, there are people too blind to see THAT tragedy.

Throughout this day, I was thinking about the story of the judicial murder of Naboth at the hands of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, one of the vilest personalities in the entire Bible (1 Kings 21). Ahab wanted Naboth’s vineyard. Naboth did not want to sell it because it was his family’s ancestral property. Ahab cried about it. Jezebel promised to get it for him. And she did, using the forms of a trial based on violations of piety from the Law of Moses. Naboth had “cursed God and the King.” False witnesses testified, and before the day was out, Naboth was stoned to death (most probably with his family) for “cursing God and the king.” Jezebel, who planned this spectacle, was a Baal worshipper. She cared nothing about the God of Israel or His laws and spiritual commandments, quite frequently cursing the God of Israel and killing His prophets, but that did not prevent the people from carrying out this spectacle. The judges knew better. The elders of the city who functioned like a jury knew better. The people who functioned as executioners knew better. But they were more scared of Jezebel than the God of Elijah…and so an innocent man was killed. Why? So that a king could get the real estate that he wanted.

The result was dreadful judgement from God. To see the actual reality of that judgement, one must read 2 Kings 1-10, and come across the details of the turmoil in the nation of northern Israel and the horrible end of the Ahab’s family. The people of the northern kingdom that stood idly by as corruption and mayhem took place suffered as well. God’s judgement was such that for several years there was not a moment of peace in the nation.

Will that happen in New York City, or for that matter in the rest of the United States? Who can tell? If one reads the minor Prophets, particularly Hosea, Micah, and Amos, one will get a clearer picture of the sins of both the Northern Kingdom of Israel as well as Judah in the south. “He has shown thee O man what is good. What more does the Lord God require of thee than to justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly before the Lord thy God” (Micah 6:8)? Imagine what it took for God to speak that message through those prophets. Imagine what those prophets were seeing that made them cry as they spoke out the message. I would argue, it would be like seeing a kangaroo court cause an aberration against almost 300 years of legal tradition in this country.

The people in the other 49 states in the United States will have to decide for themselves in the aftermath of the Trump conviction by such a ‘kangaroo court’ what their own towns, cities, will look like in terms of Freedom and Justice. If the Biden regime and their surrogates in the propaganda ministry had kept their mouths shut the effects would not be as repulsive to the American public as they are now. But people who have a grain of sense are asking the question all throughout the United States; What did our government just do? Do we want any government with so much power that they negate fairness and trash nearly 300 years of judicial rights and practices in one day? A government where a person’s life will be destroyed by invented crimes, biased judges, and juries akin to a lynch mob, and a propaganda ministry that will try to twist and sell such a travesty to a populace kowtowed by popular opinion?

In the last four years, the Biden regime has turned the United States into a type of Bizarro World (a reference from Superman comics). Anything that is holy and good has been trivialized, demeaned, and mocked while everything that is unholy, sacrilegious, unjust, and evil is celebrated and encouraged. And now that rot has entered the New York judicial system and by it a poison that will affect this entire nation.

Is it really that bad?

To answer that question, I have to refer to a film that was made in the 1960s, in my opinion one of the finest that Hollywood has ever made: Judgement at Nuremberg. The film is based on the post war trials of Nazi war criminals, in this case, the Judges. Four of Nazi Germany’s top judges were being judged by a military tribunal of three American judges. The story was poignant because much of it was historical fact. Perhaps more than any other movie, including Schindler’s List, this movie reveals the more frightening reality that all the atrocities of the Holocaust happened with the backing of the Law.

The story revolved around a man named Ernst Janning (played by Burt Lancaster) who was the best of the German judiciary and world famous for his legal mind (based on the life of Franz Schlegelberger), and in the story was the Justice Minister of Nazi Germany and Judge Dan Haywood (played by Spencer Tracy) who was the lead judge of the tribunal. Janning was different from the other German jurists who were on trial with him in that he was not a bigot, corrupt, or a ‘Jew hater.’ Rather, he was moral, magnanimous, a world-famous judicial mind, and a person who despised Hitler. And yet, he made the moral compromise to become Hitler’s top arbiter of Justice, fooling himself into thinking that he was acting in the best interest of the greater humanity. In the trial he was a nonparticipant until confronted by the most egregious example of the injustice in which he personally was involved: a case of an old Jewish man who was a businessman/landlord who was falsely accused of “racial pollution” (sexual relations with a teenage white girl). There was no evidence of any wrongdoing. The old man owned the building where the girl and her family lived. Her parents had died, and he looked out for her. There was nothing evil or wrong in their relationship, but in Nazi Germany, just being in close proximity to a Jew was a “contamination.”

The girl flat out denied the accusation and incurred the wrath of the prosecutor (played by Werner Klemperer) for not “giving the right testimony” (something that was also perpetrated by DA Alvin Bragg and Judge Merchan). Despite the fanatical frenzy of the prosecutor, the teenage girl stood her ground and refused to whatever the government wanted her to say to justify the accusations against the old man. And she paid the price. Meaning she was sentenced to five years in prison. She was only 16 years old.

This case was tried in Ernst Janning’s courtroom. He knew the facts of the case, and yet he sentenced old man to death, and the girl (on the recommendation of the prosecutor who was also on trial) to 5 years in prison. Unlike the prosecutor, Ernst Janning had a conscience.

When confronted by the victim (the broken woman who he sentenced to jail for 5 years) and additionally the actual footage of the death camps, against his defense attorney, he took the stand to make a statement, a powerful admission of Nazi Germany, the judges who were on trial with him, and ultimately himself. The Tribunal found all four defendants guilty of crimes against humanity.

At the end of the movie, Ernst Janning asked Judge Haywood to meet him in his prison cell. This was the only personal interaction between the two, and Janning wanted Haywood to know that despite enormous pressure and controversy, his verdict was a just one. Before he left, Janning (almost pleading) told Haywood, that he never thought things would get as bad as they did: “those millions of people…I never knew it would get to that-you must believe that!” Judge Haywood responded, “Herr Janning, it came to that the first time you sentence some to death whom you knew to be innocent.”

A poignant assessment of where this nation is today. A line has been crossed. And most in the media are looking just for a soundbite and nothing more. We have yet to come to the sentence of death, but there are many who talking about timeless prison sentences with the “hope” that President Trump and other innocent people who have been targeted by Biden regime would “die there”. Perhaps the last paragraph of Judge Hayword’s verdict is the best way to end this article:

“…There are those in our own country too who today speak of the “protection of country”-“of survival.” A decision must be made in the life of every nation at the very moment when the grasp of the enemy is at its throat. Then, it seems that the only way to survive is by using the means of the enemy, to rest survival on what is expedient-to look the other way. Well, the answer to that is “survival as what?” A country isn’t a rock. It’s not an extension of oneself. It’s what it stands for when standing for something is the most difficult! Before the people of the world, let it now be noted that here, in our decision, this what we stand for; justice, truth, and the value of a single human being.”