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The recent felony conviction and eight month prison sentence of January 6th protester Paul Hodgkins is an affront to any notion of justice. It is a political charge and a political verdict by a political court. Every American regardless of political persuasion should be terrified of a court system so beholden to politics instead of justice.

We’ve seen this movie before and it does not end well.

Worse than this miscarriage of justice is the despicable attempt by the prosecutor in the case to label Hodgkins – who has no criminal record and was accused of no violent crime – a “terrorist.”

As journalist Michael Tracey recently wrote, Special Assistant US Attorney Mona Sedky declared Hodgkins a “terrorist” in the court proceedings not for committing any terrorist act, not for any act of violence, not even for imagining a terrorist act.

Sedky wrote in her sentencing memo, “The Government … recognizes that Hodgkins did not personally engage in or espouse violence or property destruction.” She added, “we concede that Mr. Hodgkins is not under the legal definition a domestic terrorist.”

Yet Hodgkins should be considered a terrorist because the actions he took – entering the Senate to take a photo of himself – occurred during an event that the court is “framing…in the context of terrorism.”

That goes beyond a slippery slope. He is not a terrorist because he committed a terrorist act, but because somehow the “context” of his actions was, in her words, “imperiling democracy.”

In other words, Hodgkins deserved enhanced punishment because he committed a thought crime. The judge on the case, Randolph D. Moss, admitted as much. In carrying a Trump flag into the Senate, he said, Hodgkins was, “declaring his loyalty to a single individual over the nation.”

As Tracey pointed out, while eight months in prison is a ridiculously long sentence for standing on the floor of the “People’s House” and taking a photograph, it is also a ridiculously short sentence for a terrorist. If Hodgkins is really a terrorist, shouldn’t he be sent away for longer than eight months?

The purpose of the Soviet show trials was to create an enemy that the public could collectively join in hating and blaming for all the failures of the system. The purpose was to turn one part of the population against the other part of the population and demand they be “cancelled.” And it worked very well…for awhile.

In a recent article, libertarian author Jim Bovard quoted from Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago about how average people turned out to demand “justice” for the state’s designated “political” enemies: “There were universal meetings and demonstrations (including even school-children). It was the newspaper march of millions, and the roar rose outside the windows of the courtroom: ‘Death! Death! Death!’”

While we are not quite there yet, we are moving in that direction. Americans being sent to prison not for what they did, but for what they believe? Does that sound like the kind of America we really want to live in?

While many Biden backers are enjoying seeing the hammer come down on pro-Trump, non-violent protesters, they should take note: the kind of totalitarian “justice” system they are cheering on will soon be coming for them. It always does.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: 2020 Election, Donald Trump, Judicial System 
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  1. Wyatt says:

    We all lost the game. Rest in peace, America. 1789-1865

  2. Josh Kenn says:

    How long before people realize it is foolish to allow themselves to be taken alive?

  3. Spot on, Ron! Spot on!

  4. The judge on the case, Randolph D. Moss
    Special Assistant US Attorney Mona Sedky

    Good identifying pictures of both

    pictures and addresses of their residencies

    pictures of close relatives and their addresses

    All that on multiple social media.

  5. Cowboy says:

    The rule of law is dead. The rule of power now prevails.

    • Agree: mc23, JimDandy
  6. Chris Moore says: • Website

    We’ve seen this movie before and it does not end well.

    Where have we seen this movie, Ron Paul?

    Was it in Soviet Russia where the ((Jewish)) and Bolshevik fanatics and nation-hijackers murdered millions?

    Was it in Palestine where the same gang of criminals have been increasingly perpetrating totalitarianism and war against the Arabs for the last 70 years?

    Gee, what’s the common denominator between what’s going on in the USA (and the world) and what went on Bolshevik-hijacked Russia? Could it be ((Jews)), Zionists, Bolsheviks, neocons, and shitlibs have again gained totalitarian State power? Could it be that insane cabal is again losing its sick, fanatical, psychotic mind (or rather, showing its true face)? Could it be they’re all connected to the “elite,” murderous internationalist Zionist agenda since falling under the ((Jewish)) spell and surrendering to their own Globalist greed?

    Just what do “conservatives” propose Americans and Constitutionalists do about it? Vote Israel more money, which will be cycled back to pay for our own enslavement as it has been for 50+ years?

    The totalitarian ((left)) always said they’d give their Christian + Western primary opposition enough rope to hang themselves, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.

    • Agree: Richard B, anarchyst
  7. anon[384] • Disclaimer says:

    every American should close read the first volume of ‚The Gulag‘. The first volume is a history of the system that led to the mass round ups and Bolshevik horrors.

    Dr. Paul quoting the The Gulag is apt.

  8. SafeNow says:

    Noisy protest outside Mitch McConnell’s house. Apart from the political aspects, there is the practical aspect that judges and prosecutors do not want this on their street. As Don DeLillo presciently wrote in 1991, “The future belongs to crowds.”

    • Replies: @fnn
  9. Phibbs says:

    As always, the shadow of the Jew can be discerned here … Sedky, a Jewess whose loyalties are to a foreign, rogue, terrorist state (Israel), dares call Hodgkins a “terrorist”? Also, how could he imperil any “democracy.” There is only the Israeli-Occupied Government in Washington D.C. — no democracy that Hodgkins threatened. Finally, the liberal, Zionist F.B.I. and Capitol police practically ushered in the rowdy demonstrators. Finally, the Negro cop who murdered Ashli Babbitt is still at large.

    • Agree: mark green
  10. SafeNow says:

    Burt Lancaster, former judge, in the final scene of Judgment at Nuremberg. The “slippery slope” scene. Lancaster tells Spencer Tracy that he never knew events would ensue like that. Spencer Tracy replies that as soon as you knowingly sentenced an innocent man, what followed was inevitable.

    • Replies: @Right_On
  11. Jokem says:

    Inevitable result in Washington DC, the haven of the Far Left.
    The trial should have had a change of venue at minimum.

  12. Right_On says:

    Victor’s ‘Justice’ at Nuremberg would have been a better title.

  13. Jewing never ends well.

    • Agree: El Dato
  14. You fucked up! You let Jews into your country when Benjamin Franklin and Geo Washington warned you not to.

  15. El Dato says:

    That goes beyond a slippery slope. He is not a terrorist because he committed a terrorist act, but because somehow the “context” of his actions was, in her words, “imperiling democracy.”

    “Anyone who observes undercover FBI agents setting up false flags or constructing charges based on lists dropped by Woke Capital and the ADL, or hints that this may be the case will be locked away.”.

    They are completely on a roll.

  16. “While many Biden backers are enjoying seeing the hammer come down on pro-Trump, non-violent protesters, they should take note: the kind of totalitarian “justice” system they are cheering on will soon be coming for them. It always does.”
    Dr Paul (I’m surprised to say) is approaching genuine wisdom with this comment.

    • Agree: CelestiaQuesta
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  17. Ron is here reminding us of the old adage, that even a broken clock can tell the right time twice a day. It’s quite refreshing.

  18. The (((War on Terrorism))) was/is part of (((Endless Wars LLC)) carried out on behalf of (((Banker Barons))) and made possible by cruel, unusual and unrelenting indoctrination of humanity into believing in false Gods and messiah cults posing as twenty first century overlords, messengers and saviors of the universe.
    The next real insurrection coming will honor Ashli Babbitt as a true war hero on Patriots Day January 6th forever.

  19. Cowboy says:

    Ashli is our own Joan of Arc, a celestial queen, fearless in the face of evil. She lead forward against the evil forces proudly displaying her MAGA crown while surrounded by dark agents of the regime. A true martyr for her people may they rise up and honor her by standing strong against the evil doers and may statues raised of her throughout the land.

  20. He carried a Trump flag,

    “declaring his loyalty to a single individual over the nation.” Supporting Trump was his real ‘crime’.

  21. @animalogic

    He’s been wiser than you, Animalogic, since you were born. That’s not gonna change. As for Observator below, you are far too stupid to even understand the wisdom of Ron Paul.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  22. @Achmed E. Newman

    Gee maybe I am stupid, Achmed.
    But what about you sport ? — let’s take this cracking bit of mangled English —
    “As for Observator below, you are far too stupid to even understand the wisdom of Ron Paul.”
    You are, I guess,
    trying to say I’m as stupid as “observator”. Good try.
    Funny, I’m stupid for claiming that Paul made a wise statement, yet stupid b/c I can’t understand Paul’s so-called wisdom. Well what’s a bit of contradiction, anyway?
    Incidentally, I think K have a reasonable understanding of Paul, except unlike you — you dog — I DON’T FUCKING AGREE WITH IT.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  23. @animalogic

    The problem is with your statement that Ron Paul is “approaching genuine wisdom”. That takes some gall to write. How would you know? Approaching? Maybe you are finally approaching something resembling it.

    Because Ron Paul is a true Libertarian and Constitutionalist, he’s been right about everything he’s written about America, which is almost all he writes about, since before most commenters here were born. He was in Congress since the middle 1970s, a stalwart Constitutionalist (hence the moniker given him, “Dr. No”) from the get-go.

    I’ve agreed with Ron Paul since the early 1990s when I was aware of who he was. I told him in person to emphasize illegal immigration in his GOP primary in ’12 – unfortunately, he didn’t – it just wasn’t his priority. Even so, if there had been 200 Ron Pauls in the Congress for enough time, we wouldn’t even be reading a post with this topic.

    I didn’t at all say you are “as stupid as Observator”. That was obviously directed at him, so sorry for the mangled English and your misunderstanding.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  24. @Achmed E. Newman

    I could count on one hand how many times I’ve suggested someone is being “wise”. I thought I was complimenting him. “wisdom” is a very near extinct thing now. I didn’t mean to insult Dr Paul, but I needed to show that I find his libertarian views… somewhat not to my taste.
    I apologize to you for for any unsavoury outbursts.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  25. @animalogic

    OK, fair enough. Thanks, A.L.

  26. fnn says:

    Democrat goon squad disrupts GOP presser demanding transparency on Jan. 6 detainees.

  27. @fnn

    Thanks for that blood-pressure-raising video, Fnn.

    I know now that I am not cut out to be a politician, spokesman, or whatever. If I had had someone like that woman loudly saying over and over again “Are you a pedophile?” right at me, I’m pretty sure I’d have grabbed that big camera by the tripod and knocked her in the head with it. Yes, I’d be in jail, and yes, even if I WERE a pedophile, I think I would do that.

    I admire some people’s cool. I can keep cool in lots of situations, but not something like that.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  28. Jokem says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Or you could respond, ‘No, YOU are! I saw you diddling little boys.’

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  29. @Jokem

    Jokem, I can’t keep my cool even that much in a situation like that. Nah, I’d have made use of the tripod.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  30. Jokem says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Too bad. Would really be funny…

  31. @fnn

    Per the Gaetz and Greene presser in front of the DOJ, where is their uniformed security with powers of arrest?

    How is it the antifa-journofa elements were alerted to show up, but rule of law was absent?

    If this was Proud Boys disrupting a Democrat event, it would be headline news and the guy with the whistle would have been arrested and escorted from the scene, and his personal information made public.

  32. The Deep State Democrazies seem to want an outburst. The way that the arsonists and looters who joined in the BLM protest (I expect most of those violent thugs were provocateurs) get kid-glove treatment, while the Jan 6 patsies (not the FBI etc agents) are renditioned Gitmo style, even with solitary for months. If you want to radicalise people this is how you do, but I expect that is precisely what they want.

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