The FBI Raid of Mar-a-Lago is So Unfair

Do we really want to live in a country where people in power are held accountable?

Adeline Dimond
3 min readAug 11, 2022


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Putting aside whether I’m a fan of Trump — because I am so not! — the raid on his home this week is so unfair. Do we really want to live in a country where we hold elected officials accountable? Or rich people? No sir, I don’t think so.

Think about what this means for you. Now, if you unlawfully remove classified documents and hoard them in one of your mansions, the FBI might target you by going through the judicial process of obtaining a no-knock warrant. They do this by having to go before a judge (who works for a whole other branch of government, which is kinda suspect) and presenting evidence that you unlawfully removed classified documents and are now hoarding them in your mansion. If that’s not a sign of fascism, I don’t know what is.

And really, who among us hasn’t unlawfully removed classified documents and hoarded them in our mansion? In high school, we would go through our parents’ drawers when they were out of town and experiment with their stash of unlawfully removed and retained classified documents. Thankfully, unlawfully removing and retaining classified documents wasn’t even a big deal back then. It only became a bigger deal after Trump signed a bill increasing the penalty for unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material from one to five years in federal prison. Whoops.

It’s just so scary that the law is being used to persecute him like this. What’s next? Are we even allowed to foment insurrections anymore? WHAT ABOUT EVADING TAXES BY INFLATING AND THEN DIMINISHING THE VALUE OF OUR ASSETS? CAN WE EVEN DO THAT ANYMORE? I like air traffic controllers and interstate highways as much as the next person, but why should I have to foot the bill? After the Inflation Reduction Act passed, Marco Rubio tweeted, After today’s raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?

A chill went down my spine. He’s right. Imagine a throng of jack-booted IRS agents, rolling through our streets in armored cars, knocking on doors asking for receipts for business dinners, Schedule H forms, Schedule C forms, W-2s, and 1099s. They might even come into our homes to go through our redwell files of receipts for home improvements. And Botox still isn’t even tax deductible. Like I said: Fascism.

I’ll end with a completely original poem I was moved to write, as I watch America fall apart:

First they came for the billionaire tax cheats, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a billionaire tax cheat.

Then they came for the insurrectionists, and I did not speak out —Because I was not an insurrectionist.

Then they came for the former Presidents who probably illegally removed and retained classified documents, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a former President who illegally removed and retained classified documents.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

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