Freedom or Totalitarianism – Which Will “We The People” Choose?

Written by Oliver L. North and David Goetsch

We now know the Aug 8, 2022 raid on former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-A-Lago, was authorized by a federal judge at the request of U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. We also know more than forty federal prosecutors, FBI agents, and “others” participated in what Mr. Garland called a “search” of the former president’s home “to prevent the destruction of evidence” in criminal activity.

No former president of the United States has ever been subjected to such indignity. This is the kind of abuse associated with totalitarian states like Russia, Communist China, and dictatorships in banana republics.

We have now learned in the hours leading up to, during and since the Mar-a-Lago raid, dozens of elected state and federal Republican legislators have been accosted by federal law officers bearing warrants demanding they surrender their cell phones and computers.

Members of the media are demanding, inter alia, affidavits behind these search warrants. It’s a pointless inquiry. The answers—if ever provided—will be full of lies. The truth is simple: The Far Left is desperate to preserve their power and are willing to weaponize every federal agency.

This is why there has been no accountability for horrific events in Afghanistan; the disaster on our southern border; 150,000 American fentanyl deaths; a sanguinary crime-wave in our city streets and run-away inflation. Here is how Washington’s Far Left troika—Schumer, Pelosi, and Biden—hope all this will play out:

Shortly after Labor Day, Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray will hold a press conference and will state:

Classified, illegally held documents seized at Mar-a-Lago reveal a plot to overturn a presidential election through insurrection, conspiracy, and deadly violence. This plot involves former President Trump and more than a dozen Republican House members, most of whom are running for re-election. The names of Mr. Trump’s co-conspirators are ….

Attorney General Garland and the DOJ will determine what charges should be brought against the men and women who have abused their offices.

The hope of the Far Left troika is to retain control of both houses of Congress in 2022 and preserve unlimited power in the executive branch in 2024. Ignored by the troika’s allies in the MSM are questions about why the Biden Justice Department didn’t simply subpoena the documents they wanted. The Mar-a-Lago raid was like a local public library sending a police SWAT team bursting into your home to collect an overdue book.

 If the Mar-a-Lago raid does nothing else, it demonstrates how important it is for patriotic Americans to reclaim the House and Senate in November and the White House in 2024.

In our book, We Didn’t Fight for Socialism, we warn of America coming to a fork in the road where one path leads to a revival of our Founding Fathers’ vision of freedom, liberty, and self-government; the other to total government control of all aspects of our lives.  We‘ve arrived. Which direction will we take?

After the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” Franklin purportedly responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”  Can we keep it? The mid-term elections in November and the presidential election in 2024 will answer this question.

The left is pulling out all stops—even weaponizing the IRS—to hold onto power. They are counting on complacency and weak Republican leadership to give them an edge. Unless patriotic Americans turn out to vote, Marxists will win, and America’s experiment will be cast into history’s ash heap. The battle for the heart and soul of our country will be won or lost at the ballot box starting in November 2022.

 Oliver L. North is a combat-decorated U.S. Marine, founder and CEO of Fidelis Publishing and Fidelis Media. Find out more about him at David Goetsch is a Marine Corps veteran, member of the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame, professor of business, and Christian counselor. Find out more about him at Their new book Tragic Consequences is available at