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America Has Become a Banana Republic

A Commentary By Brian C. Joondeph

Dictators and tyrants arrest or murder their political opponents. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Castro, and Chavez are but a few examples. Their power is absolute, and any opposition is hastily eliminated, regardless of laws, ethics, or decency.

Is America, under the reign of President Joe Biden, following a similar path? Will Biden be added to the above Banana Republic hall of fame?

 The Obama and Biden administrations weaponized the behemoth federal law enforcement, judicial, and intelligence agencies to advance their political agendas and stifle all opposition. We have traveled far from Ronald Reagan’s “shining city on a hill” to the current Banana Republic of America.

 Start with the FBI whose mission is “To protect the American people and uphold the US Constitution.” Their motto is “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.” They are failing on all counts and are now the muscled arm of the Democrat party.

Start with revelations from the Durham Report, and previously the Weissman/Mueller reports. The FBI, CIA and DOJ knowingly and deliberately used bogus and unverified opposition research from the Clinton campaign to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, his transition, and then his administration.

They colluded with foreign agents, fitting the definition of treason, to overthrow the duly elected President of the United States. The FBI conspired with Russian agent Igor Danchenko who, along with British agent Christopher Steele, concocted the bogus “Steele Dossier” used as the basis of spying and undermining the Trump campaign and administration.

Leading up to the 2020 election, Hunter Biden’s laptop was deep-sixed. In the FBI’s possession since 2019, it was hidden away and not investigated. According to Yahoo News, “A whistleblower claims FBI officials instructed agents not to investigate Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 presidential election.”

The FBI, by ignoring the laptop in their possession, likely altered the 2020 election, “16% of Biden voters would have voted differently if Hunter Biden laptop story was not suppressed by media, big tech.”

The three-letter agencies tried unsuccessfully to rig the 2016 election, but they succeeded in 2020. They worked with social media giants, as the Twitter files revealed, to shape the narrative and influence the 2020 presidential election.

The FBI has hunted Trump supporters anywhere near the U.S. Capitol on January 6, arresting them and serving them up to the Department of Justice for draconian prosecution. Meanwhile they can’t seem to identify the January 5 pipe bomber and are keeping Ray Epps and his role on January 6 hidden and buried as deeply as Hunter Biden’s laptop.

The FBI raided the home of a former Republican President over supposed classified documents, which he has declassification authority over, and which were protected in his home by the Secret Service.

While a Democrat Senator and Vice-President, Joe Biden, without declassification authority, stored classified documents in garages, homes and offices, in multiple states, under no specific security protection, and the FBI yawns and instead pursues parents exercising their right of free speech at school board meetings or peaceful pro-life advocates.

Then there is last week’s Trump indictment, after an unprecedented FBI raid and fishing expedition, seizing thousands of Trump’s personal items having nothing to do with national security. The FBI played tag team with the DOJ, the latter indicting Trump for flimsy interpretations of the Espionage Act.

Not coincidentally, on the same day as the indictment, the FBI, under Congressional pressure, finally coughed up documents verifying their slow-walked investigation into an alleged $5 million bribe to then VP Biden from a Ukraine energy company.

As Rep. James Comer said, “The FBI is attempting a coverup, and Democrats are doing their bidding by lying to the American people” regarding DOJ investigations into the Biden Family selling influence to foreign countries.

If Trump is tried by a spiteful judge and jury, he could face 400 years in prison, in essence the “murder” of a political opponent.

What do “We the People” think about this? Rasmussen Reports asked likely US voters if “top officials at the FBI have helped cover-up wrongdoing by Biden or his family members.” 60% believe it is likely or very likely. In other words, most Americans believe the US government is acting as a Banana Republic.

What’s the solution? Few Republicans seem to care, and the Democrats are happy to have these agencies acting as their most influential superPACs. If wrongdoing by the FBI is uncovered, nothing will happen, as evidenced following the Durham Report release.

Most Republicans are part of the problem, happily enjoying the perks and power of being in “the big club” establishment, eager to see Trump sent to prison rather than push back against uni-party corruption that members of both political parties enjoy.

The Democrat party, with the able assistance of the FBI, CIA, DOJ, aided and abetted by many Republicans, are attempting to eliminate the likely 2024 election opponent to their very own “Big Guy.” So much for the will of the people electing their president.

These agencies are on a new mission, to suppress and bury Democrat lawbreaking while accusing and prosecuting fabricated Republican crimes, all in the furtherance of electing Democrats. Talk about election interference.

Welcome to the Banana Republic of America.


Brian C Joondeph, MD, is a physician and writer.

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