Biden keeps turning his political enemies into ‘terrorists’
The Biden administration refuses to believe that those who threaten Supreme Court justices, vandalize churches or set fire to pregnancy centers are domestic terrorists.
Instead, parents who worry about their children are labeled terrorists.
Nearly 100 people on the terror watch list have been caught crossing our southern border this year, but that’s an unimportant detail to this administration.
Who are domestic terrorists anyway?
Against a hell of a red backdrop at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall last fall, President Biden provided an ominous outline.
“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” he said.
“There is no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country.”
Essentially, Biden declared that his political rivals and those who dare get in the way of his agenda are the “real” terrorists.
And the Biden administration has a long and consistent record of abusing state power against its opponents.
Just this week, MRC Free Speech America released a Biden administration-led program in which the Department of Homeland Security weaponized a $40 million counterterrorism task force.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas called the program, called the Targeted Violence & Terrorism Prevention Grant Program (TVTP), a “high priority.” One of the $352,109 grants went to the University of Dayton.
Dayton sent presentations from his seminar in his grant application to DHS, which contained an outrageous “pyramid of far-right radicalization” that linked the Republican National Committee, the Heritage Foundation, Fox News and other mainstream organizations to neo-Nazi paramilitary groups.
Participants are asked to create “dossiers” on targets, as well as “monitor, undermine, disrupt, and infiltrate” them.
Two other speakers in the same seminar addressed Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
Alexander Hinton, a faculty member at Rutgers University, compared the Trump administration to Pol Pot, Cambodia’s genocidal leader who killed an estimated two million people. Human Rights Watch’s Nicole Widdersheim and, oddly enough, a former senior policy adviser at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Center, compared DeSantis, who proposes a volunteer civilian emergency support force, to the Holocaust.
The Biden administration was caught red-handed this year when it funneled $100,000 from the State Department and $545,000 from the National Endowment for Democracy to the Global Disinformation Index, which used confidential blacklists to deter advertisers from conservative-leaning news organizations .
Just last year, DHS established a “Disinformation Governance Board,” but it soon became clear that the board was meant to function as a partisan, Orwellian-inspired ministry of truth, prompting public outrage and putting the board on “pause.” ”
In 2014, the Obama/Biden Federal Communications Commission hatched a plan that essentially consisted of placing “cops” in newsrooms across the country.
Under the initiative, “researchers” would quiz journalists about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often broadcasters meet “critical information needs” as well as “perceived broadcaster bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”
And let’s never forget that Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered the FBI to investigate parents who dared to protest the policies at school board meetings, labeling them domestic terrorists. The ethics-critical Biden administration should begin searching for domestic terrorists in the Oval Office.
Parents are not the terrorists.
Christians, conservatives and the Republican Party are not the terrorists.
This program is essentially anti-American.
This is not the Soviet Union.
We have the right to freedom of expression without being targeted by the government.
Congress must investigate this program immediately and Mayorkas must go.
Dan Schneider is Vice President of MRC Free Speech America.