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Allow me to introduce you to a cute little website: Donald Trump Watch.
It’s a website designed to name, shame, intimidate, and target those who have made reportable contributions to the official Trump-Pence campaign account.
I’m on that website.
As a federal campaign election veteran, I knew full well when I made my two contributions that they would be publicly disclosed. I knew the risk that I was taking in doing so. I was also smart enough to list a Post Office Box as my address.
There are no known such sites designed to name, shame, and target Biden supporters, nor should there be. But please disclose it to me if you find one. I am not interested in targeting Biden supporters. This is a free country (for now, at least), and the Supreme Court has long determined that political contributions are speech protected by the First Amendment.
Don’t believe me? Here’s a story from National Review: Worth your time. And my friend Matt Schlapp has posted threatening fliers (see photo) distributed in a Kansas City neighborhood to those ‘identified’ as Trump supporters. You don’t have to be a contributor to be a target of threatened violence. You just need a yard sign. And people wonder why so many are “silent Trump supporters.”
And people whine about “right-wing” groups threatening violence. Maybe, but the preponderance of evidence seems to point elsewhere.
I’m OK with this. I’m active in politics. I know what it’s like to be a target of doxxing and related threats. I’m at peace, trained, and prepared.
It is not the first time this sleazy tactic has been employed. Democratic US Rep. Joaquin Castro doxxed Trump contributors from his home city of San Antonio in 2019. It has become a common tactic of The Left.
This is evil. And sadly, this is where we are in America right now. Do not be intimidated. Be “wise as serpents,” because that’s what we’re up against.