Raid on Trump's Mar-A-Lago was outrageous

Tom Treece

When the FBI raided Mar-A-Lago, the home of former President Donald Trump, they found him destroying 33,000 email documents belonging to our U.S. government.

Oh, wait, that was former first lady, senator, secretary of state and wife of the president impeached for having sex with an intern and then lying to the world on national TV who still kept his job.

After being beaten down by four years of constant and daily Trump criticism by mainstream media, I switched my 2024 presidential inclinations to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; the media had worn me out!

I also confess that despite openly acknowledging no physical evidence exists proving the last election was stolen, I am a conspiracy theorist who believes it will eventually appear, just as truth will that Oswald didn’t kill Kennedy alone.

I am a dyed-in-the-wool patriot who loves and has served his country but who also believes evil forces are at work in America that historically and repeatedly have overthrown governments to fit our financial and economic needs in the global community. If they can do that to places like Iran, Chile, Cuba and others, surely you know they can do it here!

That’s why they fear Trump; they must do whatever necessary to destroy him and any chance of him ever returning to the White House.

The phony and illegal Steele Dossier couldn’t destroy him, four years of constant negative media couldn’t, impeachment one and two couldn’t, the Mueller Investigation couldn’t do it, and the politically charged insurrection committee hasn’t done it yet. So now it’s tactics never before used in history by raiding the unoccupied former president’s home hoping to find (plant?) something, anything that would.

I’ve watched little of the bogus Jan. 6 committee hearings. And while I rebuke what insurgents did that day, I believe they were manipulated into doing exactly what they did by more than Donald Trump.

Putting things into perspective: How many countries have been overthrown by extremists armed with virtually nothing more than bear spray? Please.

Not long ago, Portland’s federal courthouse was burned and occupied by insurgents. Homeland Security sent 750 federal officers and spent $12.3 million trying to defend it; protesters caused $1.6 million in damage during their government takeover. Where were outraged Democrats and committee hearings then?

Portland’s liberal city council outrageously voted to prevent Portland police from cooperating with federal law enforcement as they tear gassed and fought protesters on a nightly basis. And from Democrats? Crickets.

I, too, have been disgusted by Trump’s persona, but despite those unpresidential qualities I’ve voted twice for him because of his policies.

Thankfully, he named three conservatives to the Supreme Court to help properly determine the Constitution guarantees no one the right to kill their children. How outrageous American women fight for their “right” to do just that!

For 50-plus years the court was revered as law of the land regarding abortion, but the instant Roe v. Wade was overturned, suddenly the court is outdated and needs restructuring.

I laughed hearing Biden celebrate gas prices falling under $4 while remembering filling my tank for $1.67 just 20 months ago. Then I was a bit outraged paying nearly $4 yesterday for the same dozen eggs I paid 47 cents for that same time period.

And while I want to help others, am I the only one scratching my head as America continues sending billions to Ukraine while suffering through the worst inflation in 40 years?

Fentanyl streams across our southern border daily along with thousands of illegal immigrants but don’t dare build a wall or enforce immigrations laws. And regardless of what the law says, I will have a big problem with any man who thinks he’s a woman and enters a bathroom with my granddaughter in it or a swimming pool to compete against her.

I could go on, but I’ll just close by thanking FBI Director Merrick Garland for authorizing the Mar-A-Lago raid. I had pretty much given up on Trump draining the Washington swamp, but I believe that outrageous raid — coupled with the reminder that Hillary still roams free — has re-ignited more than just my torch for putting not particularly Trump but anyone other than a Democrat back in the White House.

But, what do I know.

Tom Treece is a Monroe native and musician. Contact him at

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