Pete Riehm
Divisible, with anarchy and justice for none
By Pete Riehm
February 6, 2024

The fruits of a just God-fearing government are stability and trust. When the people share common values and virtues, they are indivisible because they pursue a common purpose to preserve liberty and justice for all. Therefore, it is essential that the government reflect the will and morals of the people. Our Constitutional Republic was designed to do just that, so the people have an obligation to be moral and the government has a duty to be just.

Tragically, tyrants coveting totalitarian rule are steadily working to divide us, cause chaos, and destroy the concept of justice. They try to put people into groups, and then pit those groups against each other to sow unrest and strife. Citizens fighting amongst themselves are less likely to band together to resist an oppressive government. By refusing to enforce the law or apply it unevenly, leftists create chaos as crime spirals out of control and common folks are investigated for mundane matters, so stability crumbles and trust wavers. In the ensuing anarchy, liberty becomes untenable in the melee, so the masses scream for order. Any order to gain some modicum of security, so the citizens forfeit freedom and rights to be safe.

The wide-open border is certainly destabilizing, but to exacerbate uncontrollable crime government prosecutors around the country just don’t enforce the law. The nation was disgusted and stunned by video showing several young illegal aliens assaulting a couple of New York City police officers. It was a brazen attack against law enforcement, so there should be grave consequences. Nope. Despite video of the beating, New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg stated there was insufficient evidence, so all were immediately released without bail! Then, some of them reportedly used taxpayer funded bus vouchers to flee to California.

Trying to analyze this madness, CNN stumbled into reality when their law enforcement analyst explained that criminal gangs are operating in New York City with impunity, but they go to Florida to spend their money. The analyst asked police why these criminals don’t just stay in Florida to commit their crimes. The answer stumped the anchors: “Because in Florida they would go to jail.” Common sense tells anyone that not prosecuting criminals will increase crime, but even when the facts prove their failure, Democrats just ignore it.

Leftist prosecutors across the nation are letting criminals run wild excusing their dereliction as part of their equity program to reduce minority incarceration because they claim minorities have a disproportionately higher number of encounters with law enforcement. They have succeeded in drastically decreasing prosecutions and convictions, so fewer minorities are going to jail. But minority communities are now suffering disproportionately— they have much more crime and are much less safe.

The bizarre, troubling dichotomy is while local law enforcement can’t be bothered with enforcing the law, crime is sky rocketing, but national law enforcement is very vigorous in investigating any concerned parents pointedly confronting school officials or monitoring orthodox Catholics attending Latin Mass or prosecuting anyone protesting abortion.

While illegal migrants in New York City were assaulting police and then flipping us off on TV as they were released without bail, six pro-life protesters in Nashville were convicted of federal crimes for conducting a peaceful “sit in” at an abortion clinic. The illegal migrant thugs walk free despite committing disturbing violence, but the peaceful citizens exercising their free speech to speak out against infanticide are facing over ten years in prison.

Our judicial system has become a travesty. Whether the local District Attorney or the federal Department of Justice, they are targeting Americans with traditional values for political dissension and ignoring all manner of criminals who are left to prey on average Americans. The FBI is investigating every grandmother who may have attended January 6th and holding dozens of political prisoners without due process, but they know nothing about ANTIFA and BLM who have both fomented riots and violence. They have assaulted people, defrauded people, vandalized countless government properties, but they are seldom if ever investigated, indicted, or prosecuted.

There is no justice in America anymore. Law abiding citizens are hounded by the government, but criminals are repeatedly given free passes. According to plan, leftists intend to demoralize Americans with chaos and oppression, and they expect to win regardless. Either Americans resign themselves to the corruption and accept the unfairness and authority of these woke despots, or they will resist at which time the ruling elite in Washington will use that as an excuse to implement martial law to put down rebellion.

If integrity is not restored to the DOJ, FBI, and local prosecutors, America is doomed. The foundation for our Constitutional Republic is cracking under the strain of myriad injustice. The federal bureaucracy must be purged, and honest leaders elected to Washington that will uphold the Constitution, enforce the law, and again guarantee justice for all.

“Whoever says to the guilty, 'You are innocent,' will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations. But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them” (Proverbs 24:24-25).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Pete Riehm

Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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