The 45th President, along with 18 others, were accused of felonies in connection with efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in the state of Georgia.
Trump was charged with 13 counts, including violating the state’s racketeering act, soliciting a public officer to violate their oath, conspiring to impersonate a public officer, conspiring to commit forgery in the first degree, and conspiring to file false documents.
There is nothing I can write here about the facts of the case that hasn’t already been printed in any other media outlet, including our own.
There is nothing I can offer that hasn’t already been reviewed in another opinion piece.
I feel like I’m living in a never-ending loop of Groundhog Day.
To be honest, I am having trouble drumming up enough enthusiasm even to eke out six hundred words about the so-called justice system’s latest criminal attack on the former president.
Hatred Disguised as Law
I can’t muster any more outrage.
I’m tired of the feigned calls for “justice” when, if people were honest with themselves, they’d acknowledge they are simply gloating in their personal hatred for a man who is easy to dislike.
Alan Dershowitz, famed lawyer and Democrat, authored a piece in the Daily Mail last week on the heels of Trump’s third indictment from Jack Smith with regard to his alleged attempts to subvert the peaceful transfer of power and overthrow the election of 2020 in connection with the events of January 6.
“I can imagine the sound of champagne bottles popping from Martha’s Vineyard to Washington D.C., as President Donald Trump’s haters celebrate this third, historic federal indictment,” wrote Dershowitz.
Many people in this country – often those who claim to be the very torchbearers of compassion and empathy – are so blinded by hatred and animosity they are willing to subvert the rule of law to achieve their political ends and ensure the demise of a political character that many support.
Dershowitz reinforced this by continuing, “If only they were able to drop their partisan blinders and see the grave damage this legal lunacy is doing to our country!”
Contrary to what those with TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) insist, the legal basis for felony charges against Trump, the latest one included, has been lukewarm at best.
Dershowitz, who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” and “the top lawyer of last resort,” is an outspoken Democrat, but one who clearly does not prioritize politics over his reputation as a lawyer. In his opinion piece, he stated:
“If the attorney general appointed by the incumbent president authorizes the prosecution of the president’s chief election rival, the evidence of a serious crime should be overwhelming.
His guilt should be clear beyond doubt, so as to avoid any reasonable suspicion that the prosecution was motivated, even in part, by partisan consideration.
“The paradigmatic ‘gun’ must indeed be ‘smoking’.
“I call this the ‘Nixon standard,’ under which the guilt is so evident that even the defendant’s political allies — and certainly less sectarian independents—are satisfied that it is fair. That admittedly daunting but entirely appropriate standard has not been met by any of the three indictments currently pending against Trump, who stands tied in recent polls against President Joe Biden.”
Nor has the fourth indictment met this very appropriate standard, according to Dershowitz.
Donald Trump and An Attitude of Apathy
While I have been, at moments, enraged about Trump’s multiple indictments for the very same reasons Dershowitz outlines and not because I am a staunch supporter of the reality star turned politician, to say I am apathetic about the latest drama would be an understatement.
I’m tired of the political theater. I’m as tired of Trump as I am of Biden.
I’m tired of the media claiming that Donald Trump and those who continue to support him, no matter what, are a “threat to democracy.”
Have they even considered the fact that in those voters’ minds, they are actually fighting for democracy to be reinstated?
This is perhaps the worst casualty of the past decade of politics – fatigue, apathy, and a general feeling that no matter what the people want, their desires will be undermined by a political elite who have been serving themselves and a reimagined global vision more than their country.
Some days I want to pull the covers over my eyes and pray this all would just go away and we, as a country, could start over.
But we’re beyond that.
Pandora’s box has been opened.
The sun will rise, and I will continue to engage and fight for what I believe to be true and good.
But right now, I need a nap.
Jennifer Galardi is the politics and culture editor and opinion writer for 19FortyFive.com. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and produces and hosts the podcast Connection with conversations that address health, culture, politics, and policy. In a previous life, she wrote for publications in the health, fitness, and nutrition space. In addition, her pieces have been published in the Epoch Times and Pepperdine Policy Review. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.