Trump Today, You Tomorrow: The Perils of a Politicized Justice System

Gary Varvel /
Gary Varvel /

After a Manhattan jury found Donald Trump guilty on 34 felony counts, it’s no surprise that his critics are celebrating what they view as long-overdue accountability. But let’s be honest here—this isn’t just about holding Trump accountable; it’s about punishing him for daring to be a thorn in the side of the left.

Ana Navarro, co-host of “The View” and a well-known Trump detractor, didn’t hold back. She claimed that Trump had made life miserable for her and the entire country and, thus, deserved to be held accountable for his actions. According to Navarro, Trump has skated by unscathed for far too long, engaging in criminal acts without consequence.

For Navarro and others of a similar mindset, Trump’s alleged criminality and political unpalatability prove he deserves conviction. This is not just misguided; it’s a dangerous erosion of democratic principles. They’re not celebrating justice but cheering on the decline of a neutral and fair justice system.

This goes beyond Trump. The weaponization of our justice system didn’t start with him and won’t end with him. Take the case of Paulette Harlow, a 75-year-old grandmother sentenced to two years in prison for participating in a peaceful pro-life protest. Harlow, who demonstrated against a late-term abortionist known for his callous remarks about infants, is now paying the price for her beliefs.

Government attorney Rebecca Ross claimed the case wasn’t about Harlow’s pro-life stance, yet her statements suggested otherwise. Ross painted Harlow as lacking compassion for women seeking abortions, recommending a harsh sentence as if to silence her pro-life voice.

Harlow’s actions were not devoid of empathy. She argued that her demonstration was out of love and a desire to help pregnant women. Her prosecution isn’t about obstructing reproductive healthcare; it’s a thinly veiled attack on her pro-life beliefs.

If justice were genuinely impartial, we’d see equal prosecution of violent pro-abortion activists who have committed vandalism, theft, and arson since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Instead, the Department of Justice has been aggressively targeting pro-lifers under the Biden administration. In a report on FACE Act-related prosecutions, only one out of 33 cases addressed violence against a pro-life center.

The truth is that the left is losing its battle to legalize abortion nationwide, so they hijack the courts to go after pro-lifers. They can’t stop Trump’s 2024 campaign, so they use the courts to try and take him down.

A recent Ipsos poll showed that nearly half of Americans believe Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s charges against Trump were politically motivated. Public trust in the justice system is eroding, and it’s not just Trump supporters who are concerned. Even frequent Trump critic Mitt Romney and CNN’s legal analyst Elie Honig have called out the apparent politicization and corruption in the trial.

This isn’t just about high-profile figures. It’s an attack on what they represent. Trump warned us, saying, “They’re not coming after me; they’re coming after you.” He’s right. We’re not on a slippery slope; we’re in free fall. If we don’t stand up to this tyranny now, it will be too late when they come for us.