UPDATE May 22, 2022:
Democrats won’t tell Americans the truth about the only domestic terrorism their new bill is concerned with.
Though it’s not what he intended, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) did an exemplary job of explaining what’s wrong with H.R. 350, the new domestic terrorism bill House Democrats passed last Wednesday:
Domestic terrorism, white supremacy and right-wing extremist violence are on the rise and this legislation takes bold steps to combat these significant threats and empower law enforcement,” Rep. Aguilar said. Americans overwhelmingly reject the hatred and bigotry that motivates these violent attacks. We are a nation that respects the rule of law, recognizes that diversity is our strength and believes that truth matters.175
That’s a pretty brash statement from a party that proves over and over that the only “truth” that matters is whatever messaging advances their political agenda.
Democrats have no intention of doing anything about domestic terror they can’t sell to the nation as right-wing extremism. Variations of the term “White supremacy” with a capital “W” appear 15 times in the bill. H.R. 350’s required twice-yearly report from the DHS Secretary, Attorney General, and FBI Director must include first and foremost:
(A) an assessment of the domestic terrorism threat posed by White supremacists and neo-Nazis, including White supremacist and neo-Nazi infiltration of Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and the uniformed services;
With the Biden Disinformation Board temporarily defunct and DHS quieting down about investigating parents who speak their minds at school board meetings, it’s time for a new liberal investigatory bureaucracy to shore up Democrat Party claims of a nationwide white supremacist threat:
The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act authorizes the creation of three offices, one each within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to investigate and prosecute cases of domestic terrorism. This bill also requires an FBI agent to be posted to each field office to investigate hate crimes related to domestic terrorism and requires regular reports to Congress on the state of domestic threats, focusing specifically on white supremacy.176
No matter what happens, anything that conflicts with Democrats’ prevailing anti-conservative narrative will be recast, reinterpreted, ignored outright, and backed by their complicit media. That is precisely what happened with the Waukesha Christmas Parade terror attack.
Axios reports that Homeland Security is getting ready for an eruption of violence when the Roe v. Wade decision is announced177 as early as tomorrow. Democrats began inflaming a violence-prone radical left the moment the draft decision was leaked in a scenario disturbingly similar to how they fanned the flames of the George Floyd killing throughout months of violent left-wing riots that terrorized American cities.
Also like the George Floyd violence, there is no conceivable scenario where any Roe riots will be construed by Democrats and their media as anything but justifiable peaceful protests.
Democrats promote righteous anger and issue a call to arms.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who presided over the House approval of the domestic terror bill, spoke of “righteous anger” as she set the stage for the left’s response to the SCOTUS decision:
Make no mistake: once Republicans have dispensed with precedent and privacy in overturning Roe, they will take aim at additional basic human rights.178
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s city suffered mightily during and after the George Floyd violence. She made national headlines earlier this month when she issued a Roe “call to arms” to the left.
Summoning the left’s foot soldiers is a no-risk endeavor for Democrats. They know they will bear no accountability for whatever happens. With a little luck they may even manage to convince their gullible base that any violent protests are the work of anti-abortion activists.
The Biden administration and congressional Democratic leaders have already proved that they can’t be trusted in matters of domestic security. Aguilar’s statement supporting H.R. 350 is patently false:
We are a nation that respects the rule of law, recognizes that diversity is our strength and believes that truth matters.179
Democrats prove over and again that they are liars and hypocrites who only invoke the rule of law when it suits their needs. If they cared in the least about our laws we wouldn’t have a crisis at Biden’s Border. H.R. 350 is about enforcing a narrative about the threat of white conservative voters who they know will trounce them at the polls later this year. As we will see if the inevitable violence they help to inspire breaks out in the wake of the Roe announcement, the difference between domestic terror and peaceful protest is political affiliation.
Maloney says you deserve to feel safe. Do you?
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) claimed H.R. 350 passed with bipartisan support. He neglected to mention that there was only 1 Republican Yea vote and then made the ridiculous assertion that somehow this domestic terror bill will keep us safe:
Every American deserves to feel safe in their community, whether they are attending school, shopping for groceries, or praying in a house of worship,” said Rep. Maloney.180
We don’t feel safe and it’s largely the fault of Democrats. The cities they control are awash in violence, the Biden administration welcomes fentanyl, sex offenders, and gang members into the U.S. from Mexico, and now we’re again faced with an outbreak of violence at the hands of left wing activists that will be completely ignored as anything but a justifiable exercise of First Amendment rights.
Rest assured that the only domestic terror charges anticipated by this bill will be directed at conservatives and Republicans, in particular. Democrats do not recognize domestic terror from the left any more than the lies and disinformation that Biden’s Disinformation Board sought to suppress could ever come from his own party.
UPDATE May 26, 2022:
It’s Time to Call Out Democrats for Their Big Genocidal Lie.
We can only imagine the howls from the Democrat Party leadership when they heard about Tuesday’s mass shooting in Texas just one day before they were ready to celebrate the anniversary of George Floyd’s killing. We can also only imagine how many lives were saved by law enforcement in Uvalde that day. It didn’t matter to President Biden. Yesterday he announced his order to crack down on Federal law enforcement because Congress refused to pass his party’s George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Nancy Pelosi issued a statement attacking America’s police officers as she applauded the president’s newest effort to swap autocracy for democracy:
The Democratic House has twice passed our George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: bold legislation to help reduce police brutality, curb systemic injustice and save lives. We will not stop until this legislation is the law of the land.181
This swipe at the men and women who risk their lives to keep Americans safe wasn’t enough, so she took another:
In the wake of this brutal [Floyd] murder, courageous activists took to the streets to shine a bright light on the scourge of systemic racism and police brutality that has long plagued our nation.182
Did she mean the bright light of arson fires? Pelosi didn’t say.
Vice President Kamala Harris echoed Pelosi’s denunciation with a backhanded compliment:
The law enforcement officers of our nation — well, they swear an oath to protect and to serve, and the vast majority do so honorably. Yet we know, too often, when there is a use of biased policing and excessive force — when that occurs, it too often is not met with accountability, denying equal justice not just to individuals but to whole communities and, therefore, to our nation as a whole.183
When it was Biden’s turn, he reinforced the anti-police narrative with his plan for a national police brutality database:
First, the executive order promotes accountability. It creates a new national law enforcement accountability database to track records of misconduct so that an officer can’t hide the misconduct.184
Will any of this progressive anti-police nonsense have the slightest impact on the carnage in our big cities? Of course not. This is about extending Washington’s authoritarian grasp, trading progressive anti-policing for saving lives, and turning a blind eye to the genocidal daily loss of black lives that does not matter to Democrats because like Biden, they are secure in their belief that if you don’t vote for their candidates “you ain’t black.”
George Floyd has been elevated to Godhood by pro-crime progressives while police nationwide are brutally assaulted by the words of left wing politicians who hire private security because they are afraid for their own safety while they work tirelessly to deny that safety to their constituents. Their goals are dangerous, damaging, will get people hurt or worse, and they simply don’t care because their elite status means nothing they promote for the masses will impact them.
Crime cover-up: enough is enough from gun control Democrats.
It should be pretty obvious to every American who pays attention that Democrats don’t care about black or brown people as anything but talking points. Decades of blather about uplifting minority communities and spending to eliminate socioeconomic inequalities have brought us to where we are now. The best Democrats can do is cover it up by attacking Republicans over the Second Amendment.
WGN 9 reported 35 people shot with 9 killed in Chicago during the first weekend in May185 and 21 shot with 2 fatalities from May 9 – May 11, 2022.186 On May 19, 2022 9 people were shot with 2 deaths in a single incident according to ABC 7.187 None of this is unusual. If you don’t live close to the city you probably never even heard about it. There is no outrage other than from the people in the communities who lost loved ones.
Would gun control legislation and background checks help or would it just grow the black market for firearms? America has never successfully clamped down on the market for any illegal item. Prohibition was a laughable, half-hearted farce. Efforts to outlaw marijuana were such a textbook failure that the drug is now legal in many states and Democrats are pushing to legitimize it with Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) H.R. 3617, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act.
The fentanyl scourge kills a growing number of Americans, but opening Biden’s Border is a greater priority. Like the horrendous toll of urban black on black crime the deaths are collateral damage Democrats don’t have much to say about because they are so commonplace they have little political value.
An April 2022 Bureau of Justice Statistics report found an astounding disparity between homicides for black persons and those of other ethnic groups:
Based on rates among population groups, the firearm homicide rate was higher for black persons (22.0 per 100,000) than white (1.8 per 100,000), Hispanic (4.6 per 100,000), Asian or Pacific Islander (1.2 per 100,000), and American Indian or Alaska Native (6.2 per 100,000) persons.188
Despite the report’s finding that the majority of firearm violence involves handguns189 and that’s certainly what we see anecdotally from news reports, Democrats focus on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. These are flashy, scary weapons to be sure, but they are not the ones doing most of the killing on city streets any more than the killers are going to step up to be screened to purchase their next handgun.
Democrats must understand that the legislation they are pushing as part of their Second Amendment war of words with Republicans won’t stop the bulk of the killing that plagues America’s low income, urban black communities. By all appearances not only have they given up on crime in their cities, they’ve pushed district attorneys and prosecutors who take a soft on crime approach and endorse legislation to put violent criminals on the streets faster.
The president asked:
You know, where is the backbone? Where is the courage to stand up to a very powerful lobby? 188
Where is the courage to set politics aside and do something to stop the genocidal violence being waged against black Americans? Don’t look too hard on Capitol Hill. There isn’t any.
UPDATE June 6, 2022:
January 6th really happened, but don’t look to Democrats’ televised anti-Trump extravaganza for the truth.
We have five months to go before midterms. Increasingly frantic Democrats have an unprecedented opportunity to attack Republicans and mislead the American people if they feel so inclined. As The Hill reports,191 Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 Kangaroo Court is about to go Prime Time so we can all sit back and watch Democrats demand justice for democracy undone on our home TV screens.
This is such an obvious ploy to manipulate public opinion before Democrats face their well-deserved November drubbing that it’s hard to imagine they think it will make a difference given poll numbers that overwhelmingly reflect the nation’s unhappiness. John Durham’s findings don’t add much credibility to a party that helped spread Hillary Clinton’s hoax, either. Is it any surprise that Trump-hater and Russia collusion disinformation spreader Adam Schiff (D-CA) is also on the committee?
If there was the slightest possibility Pelosi, Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS), and the others involved in this partisan circus intend to be fair and just and non-partisan, televising the proceedings during prime time might have some marginal value. Sadly, we knew where this was headed even before Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) were rejected for membership on the committee while Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (D-IL), probably the two most prominent anti-Trump RINOs in the House and the only GOP members on the committee, were applauded for doing the right thing. That should tell you all you need to know about the foregone conclusions the committee will eventually announce with great fanfare.
Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs did a better job than I ever could of summarizing what Pelosi’s Kangaroo Court is all about when he rejected an invite to appear before the anti-Trump tribunal:
The committee has been a sham since its origins. Its entire purpose is to destroy President Trump and his supporters, intimidate members of Congress, and distract Americans from real issues that are destroying this country. The committee operates with the same kind of bias present at the Salem Witch Trials. Everyone is guilty and must demonstrate their innocence. They are basing their witch-hunt on dubious media accounts.192
Will Americans take the bait? If we do, Democrats will have attacked our democracy on a scale that a hundred January 6ths could never duplicate.
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