Almost 8 out of 10 Americans think that the United States makes use of a two-tiered system of justice, as reported in a recently released poll.
The “National Issues Survey” of well over 1,000 likely 2022 voters for the general election, was carried out between the 24th-28th of July by the Trafalgar Group while working alongside the Convention of States Action and discovered that roughly 79.3% of the American voters thought that the United States has a two-tiered justice system, with one set of laws for those who take part in politics and another for the average American citizen. One notable discovery was that a good majority of both sides of the aisle agreed with the sentiment.
This particular survey asked its respondents: “What is your opinion of the current state of the American justice system?” Almost 8 out of every 10 people, 79.3%, answered 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.” with just a small 11.6% of those questioned answering that “there is one system of justice with laws applied to all Americans equally.” The remaining 9.1% of Americans asked stated that they were just not sure one way or the other.
Once the results were analyzed and broken down along party lines, the data discovered that strong majorities for both parties, and even independents, agreed with the sentiment about a two-tiered justice system.
A bit over two-thirds of Democrats surveyed, 66.7%, stated that they thought the United States used a two-tiered justice system; just 17.5% of those who responded stated that they thought there was only one justice system that was equally applied to all people; 9% were entirely unsure. On the other side of the aisle, 9 out of 10 Republicans, or 87.9%, stated that the U.S. sported a two-tier justice system; a small 6.9% claimed that there was only one system; 5.3% stated they were also not sure. When analyzing those who claimed no party affiliation roughly 77.2% agreed with the two-tier justice system sentiment; 13.8% ascribed to the single-tier system; 9% did not know.
“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,” explained Mark Meckler, the President of the Convention of States, in a release that went along with the survey. “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? 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.”
The results of this particular survey come to light just one day in the wake of the FBI raid against former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion. This raid kicked off an extreme backlash from the Republicans in Congress, who labeled it as evidence of the two-tier systems in action.
“Our two-tiered justice system is becoming more obvious and outrageous,” expressed Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) to Fox News in a Tuesday interview.
“We know for a FACT that Hunter Biden committed a crime by lying about his drug addiction while filing paperwork to purchase a firearm,” stated Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) via social media on Monday after hearing about the raid. “Is he in jail? No. Has there been a special counsel formed to investigate him? No. Why? Two-tiered justice system.”