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Joe Biden continues to vituperate Republicans. Republicans are the most extreme party in American History according to “centrist” Biden, who claims to be intent on healing the nation. Of course this categorization of Republicans is calumny. Biden’s statements in reaction to the Uvalde shooting are about as vile politically as it is possible to be. Vintage Biden.
In the aftermath of the Uvalde shooting, even Charles C.W Cooke, a great defender of the Second Amendment, is willing to countenance “red flag” laws that allow police and the FBI to investigate (briefly and with many safeguards to avoid the violation of civil liberties, of course) those whose behavior or on-line postings suggest that they may be prone to violent behavior.
It seems to me that, in the setting of the FBI targeting parents who disagree with the indoctrination of their children in LBGTQ+ ideology, and repeated claims that “white supremacists” (apparently all Republicans) are the greatest existential threat to the nation, and with all of the evidence coming out in the Sussman trial that the FBI is a dirty tricks wing of the Democrat Party, it would be foolhardy for Republicans in Congress to give the time of day to Democrats who are so stridently vicious in their rhetorical attacks on Conservatives. Who in their right mind would ever believe that any Democrat politician, or the FBI, or law enforcement in blue states, and elsewhere, could ever be trusted to apply such “red flag” provisions appropriately and even-handedly. Such red flag laws would simply be another method of attacking, silencing, side-lining, canceling, arresting, depriving of livelihood, anyone the Left doesn’t like. That includes, but is not limited to, pretty much everyone that is not them.
Given that the Biden Administration and Congress are, according to what they say, hostile to the existence and civil liberties of all of us conservatives, why would we ever want to give the Federal government more power to abuse us?
But it looks like McConnell may be inclined to do exactly that.Published in