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Today’s blacklisted American: Arrested in 2020 for letting her kids play in park, a mom is still being prosecuted by Idaho Republicans

Sarah Brady: targeted by both establishment parties for defending her freedom
Sarah Brady: targeted by both establishment parties
for defending her freedom

Persecution is now cool! In 2020, during the worst of the Wuhan panic, Sarah Brady was part of a gathering of parents and children in a public playground in Meridian, Idaho, a playground that the local mayor, Lauren McLean (Democrat), had closed in her panicked fear of COVID. Her irrational ban said that no outdoor equipment or playground equipment could be touched, though people could still gather in the parks.

When police officers demanded Brady and the others leave the park, Brady challenged them, questioning the absurdity of the closure. She was then arrested, and charged with misdemeanor that could result in six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

“I feel like I was singled out because I was the only person that was arrested,” Brady said. “I wasn’t the only person standing on the bark [the playground surface]. I definitely wasn’t playing on the playground equipment. I wasn’t swinging, never touched them. But yeah, I do feel like I was singled out and maybe it was because I asked too many questions.”

Two years later, this absurd persecution of Brady continues. The Republican state attorney general, Lawrence Wasden, has refused to drop the charges, and is instead pursuing them.

After spending about $25,000 on four sets of lawyers, Brady was finally given her day in court last Tuesday when oral arguments were heard following two years of her trial repeatedly getting delayed due to Covid restrictions. During the Sept. 20 hearing, Brady’s attorney, Seth Diviney, made the motion to have the trespassing charges against Brady dropped and issued “some arguments about the constitutionality of the charges, and whether or not they involve free speech.”

“It’s exhausting to go two and a half years, that’s a really long time to fight the state of Idaho, who has unlimited resources, and can continue to prosecute this indefinitely,” Brady said. “Our family has been through so much. We’ve been doxxed, we’ve been harassed, we’ve had [Child Protective Services] called on us simply for me taking my kids to a playground. And knowing what we know now about Covid and all the falsehoods that have been perpetrated on the American people, the fact that they’re still prosecuting me just adds insult to injury.”

According to Brady, her case is being prosecuted by Ken Jorgensen, who, in addition to representing the state in the trial, is one of Wasden’s deputy attorneys general. [emphasis mine]

The Republican governor of Idaho, Brad Little, had enthusiastically joined in with the oppressive actions of most Democrat governors in 2020, pushing harsh lockdowns and stay-at-home orders while demanding that people get the COVID jab. When his Republican state legislature moved to override his emergency rule, he fought it. He also vetoed a bill that would have forbid businesses from mandating the jab.

It appears that Little continues to be a petty and very vindictive dictator. He was wrong about the jab and about the lockdowns. Rather than man up and admit these errors, he is instead using his state powers to prosecute Brady to the fullest. He apparently wants a scapegoat for his own incompetence, and is willing to let Brady play that role.

[The following quote is not real, but an April Fool’s joke. I included it originally because the story it came from was entirely believable. In recent elections Democrats have been doing exactly what this fake story claims McLean proposed. I was thus utterly fooled by reality. I leave it here unedited however because I still think it provides a window into the blatantly dishonest mindset of our modern professional political class. Politicians have always been dishonest. Now they no longer work to hide it.]

Meanwhile, Lauren McLean has since been publicly trying to get Democrats to join the Republican Party, in order to take it over.

We have no chance in the legislature, but if we join the Rs, we can eventually takeover the Republicans and give the RHINO tag (Republicans in name only) some real meaning, said McLean Thousands of Dems have registered with the Repubs just so they can vote in the closed primary. That same thought seems to echo McLean’s call to essentially create a cadre of moles in the Republican Party.

Like Little, she still refuses to admit her errors. Instead, she promotes lying and dishonesty as her favored political tactics.

And people wonder why outsiders like Donald Trump are so popular. Trump might be coarse and rude, but what he says he will do, he does. More than any politician I have seen in the last half century, he is the first to consistently try to keep the promises he makes. He didn’t always succeed, but it was clear that when he failed, those failures were not for lack of trying.

Little and McLean are instead members of the old-school failed establishment of both parties that, working together, helped corrupt our country and almost bankrupt it. They need to go, and the sooner the better.

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  • Cotour

    Related, its all related:

    (Please copy and share)

    The Democrat party continues their ridiculous and fraudulent narrative regarding “Climate change”.

    “Sen. Klobuchar (D) implies that a Democrat majority would stop hurricanes.”

    The elected Democrat operatives that present the Democrat party machine narrative desperately need you to be as dumb and ignorant as they appear to be. (That face, that mouth, that voice, oy.)

    The midterm elections will be a massive loss for the Democrats. Why? Because the Democrats have more clearly than ever before in American history revealed themselves to the people of America. And what the people see is NOT pretty. Not pretty at all.

    November 8th, 2022 the Democrat party will lose their political power for at least 10 years or more because of the destruction that they are completely responsible for in their drive for absolute political control of the American people.

  • 370H55V

    According to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office, there are currently 574,005 Republicans and only 128,832 Democrats registered to vote statewide. So the notion that there are enough of the latter to take over the GOP is laughable.

    Furthermore, it never occurred to them that if they register Republican they are precluded from participating in the activities of their own party, including its primary. Idiots.

  • MR

    Check the date and comments on the linked Lauren McLean article.

  • BLSinSC

    Maybe someone will push for “reforms” like they did for people who sold cocaine vs crack cocaine! This entire charade has been exposed but the King STILL insists he has clothes! Way past time to remove these evil idiots!

  • beau

    the rot is deep and lunatics are numerous. your article features two such creatures.

  • Steve H.

    Quick note on Idaho politics: A. G. Larry Wasden lost his bid to remain as Idaho’s A. G. back in May. We will have a more conservative and rational A. G. after the November elections.

  • 370H55V

    Oops. I did that–not only April 1, but April 1 2021, over a year ago. But if it fooled me, it also fooled our blogger host.

    Nevertheless, I did a little digging and noted that Dems hold almost all the legislative seats in Ada County (Boise), despite being outnumbered almost 3-1. What’s up with that?

    On the other hand, in rich leftwing Blaine County (Ketchum), Republicans now outnumber Dems by a small margin. A moral victory, to be sure.

  • 370H55V

    Steve H is correct. Wasden is WASden as AG, having lost GOP primary to former US Rep and GOP state chairman Raul Labrador. Good riddance and best wishes to Raul as he takes over.

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