Since January 6, 2020, police state-worshiping politicians have been chomping at the bit to expand the police state in the name of "Domestic Terrorism." In true tyrannical fashion, on Wednesday, they finally got what they wanted as the House passed the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act in a purely partisan vote.
Not letting a tragedy go to waste, House Democrats exploited the Buffalo massacre to get their legislation passed. Every single Democrat and one Republican voted for the act which will do nothing to stop a future attack and do everything to further diminish your freedom and expand the police state.
Domestic terrorism is already illegal and federal and state law enforcement agencies already have bloated budgets and an over abundance of rights-violating tools at their disposal. Currently, the federal government monitors all social media posts, has the ability to listen to your phone calls, read your text messages, and warrantlessly spy on you in various different ways.
This massive arsenal of police state tools still did nothing to stop the massacre in Buffalo and the shooter was on their radar and openly threatened to carry out mass violence.
The police state built around preventing domestic terrorism is so large that the FBI has to actually groom people to make arrests to justify their existence while allowing actual threats to go unchecked.
We witnessed this bloat in the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the subsequent acquittal of two of the alleged kidnappers. Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta were each cleared in the case because their defense proved that FBI informants had initiated the kidnapping plan and coaxed the mentally diminished men into agreeing to the scheme. In other words, the FBI foiled an FBI-created terror plot.
Moreover, as we have seen with the myriad of exposed FBI grooming plots over the years, when the federal government is tasked with focusing on white supremacy domestic terrorism, rest assured that they will be pressured to produce results, creating an impetus to generate such cases, regardless of actual criminal behavior.
The only thing this act does is narrow the scope of terrorist activity currently being pursued to gain political points by focusing on "white supremacy" alone. Opponents to the bill correctly point out that this political grandstanding would then divert investigative resources from other terrorist threats.
There are undoubtedly many bad actors out there who are white supremacists. A handful of them are likely capable of and wish to carry out violence in this country. But the sheer rarity of these acts like the one in Buffalo proves just how few people are willing to do these things.
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What's more, given the establishment left's brazen use of the label "white supremacy," this focus could have horrible unintended ramifications. Let's not forget that Larry Elder — a black man — was labelled a white supremacist for holding conservative beliefs.
And that's not all. When Winsome Sears became the first woman and woman of color to win the seat as Virginia’s lieutenant governor, she was lambasted by the establishment liberal media as a racist. You cannot make this up.
Immediately after her historic win, MSNBC had on an ‘academic’ who said, “[Winsome Sears] is a blackmouth moving, but a white idea…running on the runway of the tongue of a figure who justifies and legitimates the white supremacist practices.…To have a black face speaking in behalf of a white supremacist legacy is nothing new.”
Many on the left actually buy into this nonsense as well. Consider the following unhinged lunatic on twitter who lumped the majority of Trump supporters in with the Buffalo shooter.
This is sentiment held by many in Congress as well. Rep. Cori Bush put the following statement out after voting in favor of the bill, claiming that the entire Republican party — made up of members of all races — has become the "party of unfettered white supremacist violence."
While white supremacy is certainly a problem that needs to be resisted and ended, it's not the only problem. There have been atrocious acts of violence from self-described "Black Nationalists" as well. Remember Micah Xavier Johnson, Gavin Eugene Long, Noah Green, or most recently, Frank James? All of these terrorists were self-described Black Nationalists who carried out unspeakable crimes over their distorted beliefs.
As we have learned since 9/11 and the Patriot Act, legislation like this does nothing to stop these attacks and everything to invite government to invoke "terrorism" as a pretext to spy on, harass, and surveil law abiding citizens.
As stated above, American law enforcement has more than enough tools to combat all political agendas, ideological perversions, or mental instabilities that lead to a domestic terror incident. There is no need for expanding bureaucratic authority at the expense of taxpayers and the Constitution.