The Biden administration refuses to believe those who threaten Supreme Court justices, vandalize churches or firebomb pregnancy centers are domestic terrorists.
Instead, it labels parents concerned about their children as terrorists.
Nearly 100 people on the terror watchlist have been caught crossing our southern border this year, but that’s an unimportant detail to this administration.
Just who are domestic terrorists?
Against a hellishly 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’s 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.”
In essence, Biden was declaring that his political rivals and those who dare to stand in the way of his agenda are the “real” terrorists.
And the Biden administration has compiled a long and consistent record of wielding abusive government power against its opponents.
Just this week, MRC Free Speech America released exposed a Biden administration-directed program under which the Department of Homeland Security weaponized an anti-terrorism taskforce funded to the tune of $40 million.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas characterized the program, called the Targeted Violence & Terrorism Prevention Grant Program (TVTP), as a “high priority.” One of the grants, for $352,109, went to the University of Dayton.
Dayton sent presentations from its seminar in its grant proposal to DHS, which included an outrageous “pyramid of far-right radicalization” that tied the Republican National Committee, the Heritage Foundation, Fox News and other mainstream organizations to neo-Nazi paramilitary groups.
Participants are urged to “create dossiers” on targets as well as to “observe, undermine, disrupt and infiltrate” them.
Two other speakers at the same seminar went after Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
Alexander Hinton, a member of the Rutgers University faculty, compared the Trump administration to Pol Pot, the genocidal Cambodia leader who killed an estimated 2 million people. Nicole Widdersheim of Human Rights Watch, and oddly enough, former senior policy adviser to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Center, compared DeSantis proposing a volunteer civilian force to assist in emergencies to the Holocaust.
The Biden administration was caught red-handed this year funneling $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 scare advertisers away from conservative-leaning news organizations.
Just last year, the DHS set up a “Disinformation Governance Board,” but it soon became clear the board had been designed to operate as a partisan, Orwellian-inspired Ministry of Truth, leading to public outrage and the board put on “pause.”
In 2014, the Obama/Biden’s Federal Communications Commission cooked up a scheme that essentially involved putting “cops” in newsrooms across the country.
Under the initiative, “researchers” would grill journalists about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs” as well as “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”
And let us never forget that Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to investigate parents who dared to protest policies at school-board meetings as domestic terrorists. The ethics-challenged Biden administration should begin its search for domestic terrorists within the Oval Office.
Parents are not the terrorists.
Christians, conservatives and the GOP are not the terrorists.
This program is anti-American at its core.
This isn’t the Soviet Union.
We have a right to free speech without being targeted by the government.
Congress must immediately investigate this program and Mayorkas must go.
Dan Schneider is the VP of MRC Free Speech America.