I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of liberal hypocrisy when it comes to how their politicians and bureaucrats do things. They set up rules that they don’t even follow themselves, and they use the powers of government to abuse political conservatives and to try to shove their leftist ideas down our collective throat.
Think that I’m exaggerating? I’m not. Multiple Democrat governors were caught on camera violating their own lockdown rules.
And if you think that I’m being over the top about leftist use of government power to abuse political conservatives, then you need to read this story. Mark Tapscott writes,
Two high-profile conservative legal activists claim the Department of Justice (DOJ) is using a double standard in its treatment of those detained regarding the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol, compared to those who were arrested during the rioting following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020.
More than 500 individuals have been arrested by federal authorities and charged with multiple serious offenses in connection with the events of Jan. 6, 2021, dozens of whom remain in jail awaiting trial.
Nearly the same number of people were arrested during the June 2020 protests of the Floyd death around the White House and nearby areas of downtown Washington, D.C., according to the Associated Press.
Those disturbances were among the dozens that rocked major U.S. cities, but most of the arrests were for minor offenses such as curfew violations and failure to disperse, AP said. Few of them were jailed following their arrests.
But attorneys for a dozen of the Jan. 6 detainees claim their clients are being subjected to unconstitutional civil liberties violations, including unjustified solitary confinement, being deprived of private conversations with their attorneys, lack of needed medical care, and terrible sanitary conditions. The detainees are being held in facilities of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.
Don’t let some leftist try to tell you that this treatment is justified because the January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill protest was some kind of “insurrection.” If that were true, you’d see people charged with that crime, but at the time of this writing (six months after the protests), there have been absolutely zero charges of insurrection against any of the people arrested due to their involvement in those protests.
But this is standard operating procedure for Democrat politicians and bureaucrats: use the government to abuse anyone who wants the government to leave them alone.