In a democratic society like the United States, the integrity of the legal system is paramount to upholding justice and safeguarding the rights of individuals. However, when the legal system is weaponized to penalize a Presidential candidate (e.g., former President Trump), it undermines the very foundation of democracy itself.

I and others who served that I’ve talked to since leaving military service often reflect how the values we fought to protect are being ripped apart by career politicians who have a distorted view of America and clearly aren’t subject to the same reality.

I hope reading this sheds light on the dangers of such weaponization.

Threatening the Electoral Process

Weaponizing the American legal system against a Presidential candidate directly threatens the democratic electoral process. The manipulation of legal tools, frivolous lawsuits, and politically motivated investigations introduce uncertainty and doubt into the minds of voters. Instead of focusing on substantive policy discussions and character evaluations, attention is diverted toward legal battles, undermining the transparency and fairness of elections.