Rep. Devin Nunes Lambastes Democrats, Intel Community For Declaring War On Republicans/Conservatives As ‘Domestic Terrorists’
“Democrats see political benefits in characterizing wide swaths of American citizens, particularly Republicans and conservatives, as politically suspect, politically violent, and deserving of government surveillance”
Everyone in America is being programmed–in K-12 classrooms, universities, their workplace, on social media, and in our cultural output–to accept inherently racist initiatives like Critical Race Training as not just normal but as positive steps “forward”; everyone is required to not just tolerate but to vocally support Black Lives Matter, open borders, blanket amnesty, the Green New Deal, biological men competing against women in women’s sports, and defunding the police; and everyone is required to police their own thoughts lest they utter something that runs afoul of the cultural revolutionary guard.
This is the world the regressive left envisions, one in which there is no dissent, no free expression of unapproved ideas, no pushback on their totalitarian fantasies. And absolutely none of that white supremacist nonsense about America being exceptional, free markets being a force for good, our nation’s founding principles being laudable, the idea that speech is not just protected but cherished as one of our nation’s greatest and most unique freedoms, or the American experiment being a raging success as we confronted and overcame our problems as one nation united in pride for our country.
So onerous are these pro-America beliefs that the Biden administration has labeled anyone who has such wild ideas as those enshrined in our Constitution as “domestic terrorists,” and Congressional Democrats along with the military and our intelligence infrastructure have declared war on “domestic terrorism” as manifested by these stubborn domestic gun-, Bible-, and Constitution-clingers.
The foundation for this anti-America onslaught was laid during the Obama years but was forced dormant due to immense pushback and outrage (neither of which faze the ascendant radical left this time around).
Remember that 2009 DHS memo warning of “rightwing extremists” who have crazy ideas like support for states’ rights (aka the 10th Amendment) or those who are pro-life or those who do not support illegal immigration? Yep, that pro-life grandma in Dubuque is a likely domestic terrorist according to this myopic worldview, as is that legal immigrant who opposes amnesty for those who did not play by the rules and abide the law. We were horrified then, and a teensy bit bemused (maybe even a little amused?), but fast-forward to 2021, and the Obama team reassembled under Biden is exponentially more horrifying.
In fact, this new, post-January 6th “war on domestic terrorism” declared by Democrats and the Biden administration on wrongthinkers is so alarming that Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes blasted Democrats for “hijacking” the intelligence community in considering and treating American citizens who reject their anti- and un-American Marxist revolution—i.e. Republicans and conservatives—as “politically suspect, politically violent, and deserving of government surveillance.”
That’s all alarming enough, but Nunes points out that this is a seismic shift in the intelligence community’s role. Rather than focusing on foreign and foreign-affiliated threats to national security as is their purview, Democrats and the intelligence community under Biden are laser-focused on Americans in America—those with no foreign ties—as some kind of terrorist threat to national security.
Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California slammed Democrats and the Intelligence Community on Thursday for engaging in and focusing on partisan actions against U.S. citizens instead of bigger threats around the world.
“We have to see the world the way it is, not the way we want it to be or what is convenient for perverted political narratives,” Nunes said during the House Intelligence Committee’s annual public World Wide Threats Hearing. “The intelligence community has a crucial task of defending our national security from foreign threats, but the increasing politicization of this apparatus risks becoming a threat to our national security in and of itself.”
. . . . This hijacking for political gain, the Republican said, continues as Democrats engage in the “weaponization of intelligence community against so-called domestic extremists” and undermines the committee’s purpose.
“Democrats see political benefits in characterizing wide swaths of American citizens, particularly Republicans and conservatives, as politically suspect, politically violent, and deserving of government surveillance,” Nunes explained. “However, I remind those assembled here today that our intelligence community exists solely to counteract foreign threats. History shows that major abuses occur when our intelligence capabilities are turned inward to spy on our own citizens, from the FBI spying on Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1950s and ’60s to its surveillance of Republican Party members in 2016. This is a red line that simply cannot be crossed. In fact, this committee was created in large part to ensure that that line should not be crossed.”
Nunes also said it is “concerning” and “worrying” that the director of national intelligence is heading up a report on domestic violent extremism and that the National Counterterrorism Center is “focused on U.S.-based individuals with no foreign influence or connection.”
The only threat that the vast majority of Republican and conservative voters pose to America Last Democrats is in the voting booth, and they actually know this, as does the intelligence community. But that knowledge does not stop them from using the events at the Capitol on January 6th to justify targeting American citizens who aren’t on the divisive and inherently racist anti-white, anti-Constitution regressive bandwagon.
Indeed, House Republicans like Ben Sasse (R-NE) have apparently already caved to the demands of the leftist cabal seeking to treat anyone who is not on the regressive train back to the 1930s as an enemy of the state.
Sasse took a knee to his new totalitarian overlords and slobbered all over their shoes. His bowing and scraping to the Biden intelligence community that he knows full well is targeting right-leaning American patriots as “domestic terrorists” was a complete and utter disgrace. And he was not alone among sycophantic House Republicans eager to curry favor with the America Last forces who’ve declared war on wrongthink.
The freshly reelected Republican senator from Nebraska had kind words this week for Joe Biden’s intelligence chiefs. “The American people are blessed to have an [intelligence community] as serious as ours,” Senator Ben Sasse said during Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. He called the group, which included FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director William Burns, “heroes” and wanted a chance to “say thank you” in front of the American people.
Sasse, who is supposed to act as a fierce skeptic not a fawning cheerleader of the world’s most powerful intelligence apparatus, singled out Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines for praise. “Your opening statement . . . was incredibly strong,” Sasse swooned.
Haines, the top deputy to former CIA Director John Brennan during the Obama Administration, undoubtedly marveled at winning such a groveling endorsement from a sitting Republican senator—or perhaps she internally laughed at winning over yet another reliable GOP dupe. (In fairness, most Republicans on the committee joined in Sasse’s praise for Haines.)
But Senate Republicans should have been outraged rather than starry-eyed over Haines’ opening statement as well as her conduct in office since taking the reins of the intelligence community the day after Joe Biden’s inauguration. Haines is wasting no time accelerating the weaponization of a sprawling organization that is supposed to identify threats to the homeland by foreign actors, not target Americans with the wrong political views.
. . . . Instead of prioritizing resources to confront the menace posed by America’s foreign adversaries, which is her job, Haines is devoting most of her time to pursuing Americans on the political Right. Her first official missive as Biden’s DNI didn’t raise alarm over China or North Korea or Iran—it warned that Americans represent a “heightened threat” to the homeland this year.
“Newer sociopolitical developments—such as narratives of fraud in the recent general election, the emboldening impact of the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol, conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and conspiracy theories promoting violence—will almost certainly spur some DVEs to try to engage in violence this year,” Haines claimed in her March report. “Domestic violent extremists are U.S.-based actors who conduct or threaten activities that are dangerous to human life in violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any state; appearing to be intended to intimate or coerce a civilian population; . . . or affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.”
While Haines fear-mongers over rightwing wrongthinkers under every rock and behind every lamp post, actual criminals continue to wage their year-long anarchist insurrection against government in Democrat-run cities like Portland and Seattle.
Instead of condemning this violence against local, state, and federal authority, Democrats and the Biden administration turn a blind eye (when they aren’t actively working to ensure arsonists, looters, and murderers are released as soon as possible). Antifa agitators and BLM activists don’t spend a night in jail, while wrongthinking actors are held for months, allegedly beaten to the point of life-altering harm, and routinely denied bail.
The regressive Democrats’ “war on domestic terrorism” is a war on wrongthink, a desperate attempt to criminalize pro-American patriotism and support for our Constitutional Republic. Being an American patriot is now the exact same thing as being a racist “white supremacist” who is racist. And white. The worst sin of all.DONATE
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