Hunter Biden and the Two-Tiered Justice System

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Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax, according to Fox News. He will also enter into a pretrial diversion agreement for a charge of possessing a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance. The charges come as a result of a years-long investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs and his foreign business dealings, which have been under scrutiny since 2019.

Spoiler alert: Hunter Biden will serve no jail time.

I’ll give you a few moments to calm down from your shock.

RedState’s Bonchie reported:

After half a decade of investigation, Hunter Biden has been charged with failure to file taxes. According to a court filing, the president’s son will plead guilty to two charges as part of a plea agreement.

As to his illegal possession of a firearm, relating to his lying on a federal form to obtain a gun while on drugs, the younger Biden has agreed to enter a pre-trial diversion program, which means the charge will be dropped as long as he doesn’t violate the law again.

The recent revelation of Hunter Biden’s plea agreement, which includes minor charges and a pretrial diversion program, has sparked discussions about America’s two-tiered justice system. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that if an average citizen had committed similar offenses, they would face severe consequences, including imprisonment. But as we have seen over and over again, members of the ruling class rarely receive punishment when they engage in wrongdoing. Hell, even former President Donald Trump is unlikely to serve jail time whether he is guilty of what he’s accused of or not.

This perception of a two-tiered justice system is reinforced by the disparities in sentencing that have been observed in numerous cases involving influential figures. Individuals with connections to the political elite or important positions receive more lenient treatment than others who may be less connected or lack similar resources.

The unequal treatment of individuals within the justice system undermines public trust and confidence in its fairness. When high-profile individuals receive lighter penalties or avoid jail time for their offenses, it reinforces the reality that members of the ruling class receive preferential treatment because the system is rigged in favor of the wealthy and powerful.

Sure, the justice system might throw us a bone every now and again to make it appear as if it doesn’t treat elites better than the plebes. Over the past ten years, a number of high-profile Republicans and Democrats have faced at least a modicum of jail time. But how many more are getting away with all kinds of skullduggery without being held accountable?

It’s a tale as old as time. Governments will always protect their agents and their families while never hesitating to violate the rights of the citizenry. If you or I had faced an unconstitutional gun charge like Hunter did, we would not get just a slap on the wrist. You can only imagine what would happen to us if we had not given the IRS the money they extort from us every year, right?

It is time we realize that the concept of a “two-tiered” justice system isn’t about Republican vs. Democrat. Both parties are corrupt and protected by the system, by and large. In reality, it is about the ruling class vs. the rest of us. As long as the government is allowed to play favorites, they will have no reason to stop. The question is: When will we become angry enough to do something about it?

Also see, RedState’s Becky Noble’s take:

Democrats Don’t Need to Deny It – the Two-Tiered Justice System Is on Full Display 


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