Appeals Court Agrees with Man Jailed for Hillary Clinton Meme

Evan El-Amin /
Evan El-Amin /

I think we can all agree that quite a bit of controversy exists over the First Amendment and its use on social media. However, this is not one of those cases, and it seems justice might finally be served.

You may remember the case of Douglass Mackey, also known as Ricky Vaughn. He was convicted earlier this year for posting a comic meme back in 2016 mocking then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Mackey, an avid Trump supporter, reposted a meme telling Clinton voters to “avoid the lines” by texting “’Hillary’ to 59925 Vote for Hillary and part of history.”

Now, to any right-minded and knowledgeable voter, Democratic or not, you know that voting by simply texting a number isn’t how our election process works. Basically, it was a scam and a rather funny one at that.

But since some people, Hillary fans to be exact, are more gullible than most, this number was actually used, thinking they could actually avoid the lines on election day.

Naturally, the duped Democrats were none too happy about being scammed.

And so, they convinced the Justice Department to make Mackey pay. According to them, he was guilty of “election interference” and faced a 10-year prison sentence following a conviction of “conspiracy against rights” by a Brooklyn, New York, jury.

Of course, it is important to note that this conviction didn’t happen until seven years after his supposed crime. Hell, his arrest didn’t even occur until four years after the post.

As Mackey told Tucker Carlson in a recent interview, he didn’t know he’d done anything wrong until FBI agents showed up at his door four years later. It should also be noted this happened a mere seven days after Joe Biden was inaugurated.

Thankfully, his case has been awarded an appeal. And even more so, that judge has ruled that Mackey doesn’t have to be in prison until after his appeal is made.

Justice may yet still be alive.