A wide majority of Americans believe that their government engages in a two-tiered justice system — protecting certain ‘elite’ and politically connected, while throwing the book at everyone else, a belief that was no doubt strengthened after the regime raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday.
As noted by the National Issues Survey, which sought out the views of more than 1,000 likely 2022 midterm election voters conducted between July 24-28 by the Trafalgar Group in partnership with the Convention of States Action, nearly 8-in-10 (79.3 percent) of respondents said they see a two-tiered justice system in the country.
What’s also noteworthy is that large majorities in both parties agree.
The Daily Wire notes:
The survey asked respondents: “What is your opinion of the current state of the American justice system?” Nearly 8 in 10 Americans, 79.3%, responded that “[t]here are two tiers of justice in the American justice system: one set of laws for politicians and Washington D.C. insiders vs. one set of laws for everyday Americans.” Just 11.6% of respondents answered that “there is one system of justice with laws applied to all Americans equally.” Another 9.1% of American were unsure.
Breaking the results down by party, the survey found that strong majorities of both parties, and independents, believed in a two-tiered justice system.
As for Democrats, more than two-thirds — or 66.7 percent — said they see a two-tiered justice system in America versus only 17.5 percent who did not think so and believe justice is applied equally to all Americans, while 9 percent weren’t certain.
By comparison, almost 90 percent of Republicans (87.8 percent) think there is a two-tiered system, a belief that was reinforced not only by the Trump raid but also the vastly different treatment of Jan. 6 protestors and rioters versus far-left Antifa and BLM rioters throughout the summer of 2020. Just 6.9 percent of Republicans believe the justice system is fair.
“Among those who had no party affiliation, more than three quarters, 77.2%, said there was a two-tiered justice system in America; 13.8% said there was one justice system applied equally; 9% were unsure,” The Daily Wire noted.
“What we’re seeing reflected strongly in these numbers is the sentiment that ‘There is no equal justice in America’ has become an almost universally-held opinion,” Convention of States President Mark Meckler noted in a statement in response to the survey’s results.
“But it’s not just opinion, it’s fact. And it’s a dangerous fact in our Constitutional Republic, one which requires mostly voluntary compliance with the rule of law to succeed. In a system where those in government get away with virtually anything, why should anyone follow the law?” he continued.
“Until public servants are once again held accountable for their misdeeds, the distrust of and disdain for government officials will continue to grow in a dangerous manner. Perhaps early Americans had the right idea when they publicly tarred and feathered officials who abused their positions. Fear of getting caught and being held accountable is a necessary component for a successful system of public service,” Meckler said.
Republican lawmakers have been especially vocal about the perception of biased ‘justice’ following the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago.
“Our two-tiered justice system is becoming more obvious and outrageous,” Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) told Fox News on Tuesday.
“We know for a FACT that Hunter Biden committed a crime by lying about his drug addiction while filing paperwork to purchase a firearm,” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) tweeted Monday following news of the raid. “Is he in jail? No. Has there been a special counsel formed to investigate him? No. Why? Two-tiered justice system.”