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Is RIP USA an Over-exaggeration of the Trump Guilty Verdict?

William L. Kovacs

June 2024

Is RIP USA an Over-exaggeration of the Trump Guilty Verdict?

The great writer Hunter Thompson wrote, “Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.” The same is true for nations. While the very long list of political attacks on Trump will be the stuff of many history books, the Democrat government officials (Democrats) launching these attacks must ask themselves if they are prepared to govern a country that has fallen off that very thin wire into disaster.

In the 2024 election season, a group of Democrats aggressively schemed to prevent Donald Trump from being on the national election ballot in seventeen states, indicted him in four jurisdictions on charges that were never charged against other politicians or citizens, issued orders that the DOJ/FBI raid on Mara Lago be done in plain cloths rather than police uniforms and backed it up with an order to use deadly force in the raid if the agent’s encountered resistance. Justified assassination or standard protocol? The answer depends on who has control of the government, media, voting rolls, and weapons.

The Democrats’ actions are euphemistically called “lawfare,” “legal action undertaken as part of a hostile campaign against a country or group,” deemed its enemies. The Democrats wear nice clothing and use doublespeak so they look and sound less threatening than a terrorist. Unfortunately, the Democrats using lawfare likely believe they are saving the U.S. for “democracy.” They think it is their right to rule the nation, unencumbered by an election, the rule of law, or differences of opinion. But their reign of terror on democracy is far more lethal than a terrorist attack, which is usually of limited geographic scope.

The Democrats’ actions lead to an existential question – what happens when nations fall off that very thin wire? History is replete with deadly and costly wars and insurrections starting over insignificant matters, such as a severed ear, dog poop, slaughtered swine, chariot racing, and runaway dogs.

The political class in the U.S. is very proficient at starting wars by deceit. President Johnson lied to Congress about navy ships being attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin. This deceit started the Vietnam War, which resulted in a decade of human carnage, 58,000 dead Americans and 3 million Vietnamese and 150,000 seriously injured American soldiers, and millions more were the victims of the use of Agent Orange.

There is also “Remember the Maine, to hell with Spain!” President McKinley and the unscrupulous press accused Spain of blowing up the USS Maine with a torpedo. It was later discovered that a coal-fired boiler on the ship exploded. Nevertheless, it allowed the U.S. to declare war against Spain and take control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam.

More recently, there was President George W. Bush, who lied to the American people that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that he was involved in the 9/11 attacks. This justified the U.S. invading Iraq. This lie sank the U.S. into a decade of war, costing tens of thousands of lives and untold trillions of dollars.

There are dozens of other examples of governments using deceit to attack believed enemies. Some of the more colorful examples include Sweden’s King renting Russian uniforms from an opera house to stage an invasion of his country. This deceit started a two-year war. Another is Russia attacking a town of Russian residents and blaming it on Finland. This false flag operation gave Russia the pretense to invade Finland. The examples of insignificant events and government deceit causing large-scale harm to citizens are almost endless.

When a corrupt government wants to prevail over its opponents, nothing is off the table. Today, the Democrats have launched a war against democracy over bookkeeping entries as a front for deceit and a desire to destroy a former president who challenges their control of the nation. It’s likely the Republicans will fight back. Joe Biden’s questionable financial dealings are more easily provable than a bookkeeping entry that retroactively interfered with a past election. Then there are the fifty-one intelligence officials asserting the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian misinformation. All lies made to interfere with the 2020 and 2024 elections and elect Biden.

How far are the Democrats willing to take their assault on democracy? If they take down Trump, who will be next? They have already jailed Peter Navarro, Steve Bannon, and hundreds of January 6th protesters. Many of Trump’s election lawyers are indicted and facing disbarment proceedings. The United States has more prisoners than any country on earth, including China and Russia. What are a few more prisoners to save “democracy”?

Where does the Democrats’ war on democracy stop? Do they walk away from their Trump Derangement Syndrome, or are we viewing an American version of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which toppled the monarchy and installed communism? Or is the Democrats’ effort similar to Mao’s Cultural Revolution, which was used to purge the bourgeoisie of its old ideas, customs, culture, and habits? Today, the people to be purged are the conservatives.

If the Democrats truly want to make America the strongest, most moral, and financially strong nation in the world, they should abandon their war on Trump and conservatives. Their goal should be to win at the ballot box, not the jury box. Otherwise, Democrats risk placing the United States on a path of destruction—a path that will create a “Brave New World” in which Democrats will rule over the inhabitants through lawfare, deceit, and perhaps brutal military might, not electoral strength.

At this point, only the Democrats can move America off the path of destruction they have set it on.


William L. Kovacs, author of Devolution of Power: Rolling Back the Federal State to Preserve the Republic. Received 5 stars from Readers’ Favorite. His previous book, Reform the Kakistocracy, received the 2021 Independent Press Award for Political/Social Change. He served as senior vice president for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and chief counsel to a congressional committee. He can be contacted at [email protected]