The double standards that have become common in America are starting to get a little out of hand.

Ok…

Not a little—a LOT out of hand.

It seems like people on the Left are able to get away things for which people on the Right get demolished across the board.

For example – look at the Ukraine situation…

The Democrats impeached Trump on the theory that he MAY have leveraged financial aid in exchange for an investigation into the Biden/Burisma connection—but at the same time, they let Joe Biden brag about holding up a billion dollars to bring an end to the investigation into his son’s shady business dealings.

Double standards don’t get more blatant than that…

Yet Joe gets a free pass for ACTUALLY strong-arming the Ukrainians and Trump gets dragged through the mud and then put through the wringer for asking for a favor.

It can’t get any more ridiculous than that…

Or can it?

Have you heard the story about the Iowa man who got arrested to tearing down a church’s gay pride flag and burning it?

Mischief Or Hard Crime?

Let’s be clear: this man, Aldolpho Martinez, shouldn’t have done this. Being anti-gay or anti-LGBTQ isn’t a part of the conservative platform. We believe you should love whomever you’d like to and that the government shouldn’t be able to tell you what to do in your own home.

Whether you’re gay or straight, we don’t care; your life is YOUR life.

However, this isn’t about that…

It’s about the double standard from the Left that was exposed by their response.

In Iowa—and in many other places—you can do this exact same thing to an American flag without even getting a sideways glance from anyone except a few concerned patriots. It’s been argued for a long time that flag-burning is even constitutionally protected.

However, it seems that if you burn somebody’s LGBT flag…

You get the book thrown at you with shocking ferocity.

Now, technically, what Martinez did was theft…

Or at the very least, it’s destruction of private property. He didn’t take the flag and keep it; his actions were entirely for the purpose of destroying it.

With that in mind, at most, Martinez maybe should have had to pay a small fine and replace the flag that he destroyed.

$300 to $400… maximum.

But that’s not what Adolpho Martinez got…

Instead, Mr. Martinez got a 17-year prison sentence.

Social Justice At Its WORST

No…

This is not a joke or an exaggeration. Martinez received just shy of two decades in prison for burning a gay pride flag.

He has zero regrets for doing it, either…

Which may be why he received such a harsh sentence. Back when the story broke, he told a local TV station “It was an honor to [burn the flag]. It’s a blessing from the Lord.”

Story County Attorney, Jessica Reynolds said, “I believe him to be very dangerous. That’s why my office recommended the maximum sentence.”

Reynolds said the judge agreed to the 17-year sentence because Martinez has a long history of harassment as a habitual offender and never showed any remorse.

Reynolds continued, “The defendant stated that there was nothing the judge could do to stop him from continuing this behavior and that he would continue to do this no matter what.”

Now…

Does this sound like the rationale of a sane man? Isn’t it obvious to the court that Mr. Martinez may have some mental problems?

Are they so ready to avenge a wrong and eager to show their fighting skills as social justice warriors that they’ll skip over the fact that they’re taking this man away from his three children to make a point about tolerance?

Does that seem right?

Or does it seem like a worse tragedy than the burning a single flag?

Enough with the double standard…

It’s time to set a HUMAN standard.

Like we all learned as children, two wrongs don’t make a right…

 

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” ― Voltaire