Law in the Hands of the Lawless


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Corruptocrats Are in the Henhouse

By J. Jeff Toler for Shenandoah Christian Alliance

Lawfare is just one tool of the authoritarian and corrupt regime. It’s employed to stifle, even prevent, an opponent from legitimately conducting a political campaign to challenge the political officials or elected politician holding power. It’s used by our judicial system and its institutions to damage or delegitimize an opponent, or to deter their legal rights. The term refers to the use of legal systems and principles against an enemy, such by damaging or delegitimizing them, wasting their time and money fight, for instance, fighting a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP). This tactic is used by repressive regimes to discourage individuals in a civil society from maintaining their legal rights. []

“[There are people who] ask how it is possible to vote for Trump after he has revealed himself to be the kind of man he is, but that is actually not the issue. Trump is an apocalypse… an unveiling. The issue is not what he has revealed himself to be, but rather his uncanny ability to make everybody else act out in such a way as to reveal what they really are. He may be an apocalypse in a red necktie, but he is still an apocalypse.” – Doug Wilson, “The Goat Rodeo School of Law” []

Wilson has identified what anyone can plainly see: the powerful in Washington are desperate to defeat an opponent of their regime by misusing and abusing the power of the Justice Department using lawfare. In all of American history, these times are at once unique and extremely dangerous. After all, we are talking about the “timely” prosecution of the former President of the United States, by his political opponent. “The cases against President Trump began not when he first left office but when the presidential campaign season kicked off. []

Lawfare is nothing more than the “cynical manipulation of the rule of law and the humanitarian values it represents.”

The term lawfare is a portmanteau of the words “law” and “warfare.” Perhaps the first use of the term “lawfare” can be found in the 1975 manuscript “Whither Goeth the Law,” which argues that the Western legal system has become overly rational and treats persons like objects as compared to so-called “Community Law”, which is based more on humanity and intuition.

Lawfare was popularized shortly after September 11, 2001, in an essay by Charles Dunlap Jr. (Maj. General, USAF ret.) Now a noted scholar on the law of armed conflict, Dunlap, was former Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Air Force, and defined lawfare as “the use of law as a means of accomplishing what might otherwise require the application of traditional military force,” particularly by “those unable to challenge America’s high-tech military capabilities.”   []

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Dunlap sees lawfare as “the use of law as a weapon of war”; that is, “a method of warfare where law is used as a means of realizing a military objective”. He later expanded on the definition, describing lawfare as “the exploitation of real, perceived, or even orchestrated incidents of law-of-war violations being employed as an unconventional means of confronting” a superior military power. In this sense, lawfare may be a more humane substitute for military conflict.

We’re told this is especially common in situations for those who would oppose discrimination, corruption, lack of democracy, limiting freedom of speech, violations of human rights, and violations of civil and humanitarian law. Bear this in mind when considering the current events grabbing the headlines, and with the breathless journalists serving as propagandists. But wait, there’s more. I submit for your consideration: lawfare as it’s practiced today… 

The Progressive Prosecutor Movement.

In the March edition of Imprimus (1) in an adaptation of a speech titled “Rogue Prosecutors and the Rise of Crime,” delivered by Cully Stimson, (pictured) said, “The progressive prosecutor movement—more accurately called the rogue prosecutor movement—is the predictable outgrowth of efforts by earlier Marxist radicals to alter or destroy the American way of life. At its root is the belief that our country and its institutions, including capitalism, are racist. One of the early leaders of the movement to abolish prisons is the infamous Angela Davis, now in her 80s, who in her 2003 book, “Are Prisons Obsolete?,” equated prisons to modern-day slavery. ‘The prison,’ she wrote, ‘has become a black hole into which the detritus of contemporary capitalism is deposited.’ Throwing people into prison, she continued, ‘relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.’”

With George Soros funding, the “progressive prosecutor” movement was launched in 2015. The term progressive prosecutor movement yields nearly nothing critical in search engine results pages (SERP) and instead are promoting favorable defenses, and very little—almost nothing—that can be found detrimental to its advancement. This should not be a surprise considering that we can see with our own eyes that progressives of a feather will flock together. This should be genuinely concerning to you. 

The lawfare on display now, particularly in regard to the political prosecutions of Donald J. Trump, and many of his associates, bears little or no resemblance to Dunlap’s substitute term for availing military conflict. 

One can draw from this, the very real threat evinced when our civil society is subjected to both forms of lawfare in play right now: the absence of of criminal prosecutions mandated by law attendant with the persecution of law-abiding Americans under the color of officers of the law. Because of this, the rule of law no longer has any credibility. No one should be above the law, but now, neither can anyone rely on the law to be fair and impartial. This is the way it is for tyrants and psychopaths. And yet, we continue to vote for them. To be fair, many of us, though not all, often don’t even know who we are voting for in low-profile campaigns. This would certainly include the district attorneys and judges that Soros’ money has paid for. 

Predictably, in light of all this doom and gloom, there are mounting predictions that 2024 will be the last free election. While I may not agree with that, I also hear just as many prophecies of the end of the age, the return of Christ, and other forecasts of civilizational denouement. (The finale of a play, movie, or other narrative.) We need to stand firm, not waver, and remain resolute against the forces of evil arrayed against this republic.

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  • Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command. (1 Chronicles 12:32 ESV)

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