“When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” — Quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and Thomas Paine.
The quote mentioned above is used often, and history has taught us that it has proven to be true regardless of attribution. However, just for the record, I did a little research, and the actual quote of Thomas Jefferson came from a letter written in 1825 to Mr. William Short:
“Some are Whigs, liberals, democrats, call them what you please. Others are Tories, services, aristocrats, &c. The latter fear the people and wish to transfer all power to the higher classes of society; the former consider the people as the safest depository of power in the last resort; they cherish them, therefore, and wish to leave in them all the powers to the exercise of which they are competent.”
It is imperative to understand that Jefferson’s use of “liberal” is in keeping with the classical liberal principles of John Locke, whom Jefferson studied, and the ideas of natural rights theory. He is not referring to this post-modern liberalism aligned with progressive socialism, Marxism, and communism. As well, the Democrats Jefferson refers to are not the same. Today they are the ones who seek to tear down his statue and remove him from the very institution that he founded, the University of Virginia.
Both quotations are pertinent, prescient, and indeed reflect the political landscape here in America. Look no further than last week’s hearing in the House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on government weaponization. What was evident to everyone watching is that for today’s progressive socialist leftists, whistleblowers are only those who parrot and advance their ideological agenda. It was appalling to see the line of questions – attacks — levied by the political “higher class of society” against these honorable FBI agents who presented facts and personal experiences.
The testimony of these men solidifies what we already know: the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been horrifically politicized and weaponized against its agents and the American people.
Let the facts speak for themselves.
Parents who attended school board meetings over their concerns about the indoctrination of their children were designated as domestic terrorists. I find that rather interesting because I have yet to see a concerned parent riot, commit violent acts, and burn down a school. Yet, we have an organization, Antifa, that is doing exactly that, including committing acts of violence against law enforcement agencies. Not a doggone thing is being done about it, and no investigation. However, if you were in Washington, DC, on January 6th, you had FBI agents visiting your home. Indeed an act of weaponized intimidation.
The FBI has found itself showing up on the doorsteps of pro-life activists. We know it has even had agents infiltrating the Catholic Church, all because of supporting the first unalienable right, life, for the born and unborn. However, it seems that the FBI cannot seem to infiltrate the organization Jane’s Revenge which claimed responsibility for firebombing pro-life advocacy centers and vandalizing churches. Instead of infiltrating the Catholic Church, what about the Satanic Temple of America? They freely admit abortion — really infanticide – is a part of their “rituals.” They are bringing a lawsuit against the US Supreme Court so that they may continue to murder unborn babies in the womb up to birth and maybe afterward. It’s interesting to note, isn’t it, that the Satanic Temple of America and the Democrat Party share the same policy position?
The Durham report has confirmed that the Trump Russia narrative was a Democrat, political, concocted hoax. Yet, we have senior FBI leaders, James Comey, Peter Strozk, Andrew McCabe, and Lisa Paige, who enabled it and pushed it unconstitutionally, resulting in surveillance against political opposition. The FBI used federal taxpayer dollars to conduct an operation against political opposition. We also know that the FBI aligned with, and even paid taxpayer dollars to, social media platforms to suppress – censor — the freedom of speech and expression of those who did not support the COVID shenanigans and Fauci’s lies.
To hear the accounts of these brave whistleblowers and what they have experienced was chilling. But what was most disturbing and should give warning to us all is the admonishment that “this government will crush you.” We have seen that in armed FBI SWAT teams barging into the homes of everyday Americans; just ask Sherronna Bishop of Colorado.
I wrote a previous piece about the “New American Stasi State,” trust me, I hate being right about these things. But this is what we are facing. The FBI we once watched on ABC Sunday nights starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr. no longer exists. There are honorable men and women, but the organization is not one of honor, integrity, or moral character. Remember that FBI Director Christopher Wray lied to the Senate Committee of Oversight Chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, about an important meeting he had to attend, the reason the committee hearing could not continue. We found out later that he had to take the FBI jet to the Adirondacks for a vacation. The “higher class of society.”
The left is trying to parry this into a discussion about defunding a law enforcement agency. But, of course, that is not the case. The left, enabled by their Soros-backed District Attorneys, has undermined the rule of law and law and order by cutting funding to law enforcement agencies as part of their ideological agenda of chaos and rampant crime on the streets. The FBI has lost its way and is not honoring the rule of law but enabling leftist rule through coercion, intimidation, threats, and acts of retribution against their agents. It is an agency that utterly needs restructuring and reform. Yet, it is not the only one. The same is true for the IRS, DOJ (who just ordered the IRS to stop investigations into Hunter Biden), DOD, Homeland Security, ATF, and State Department.
But, if we do not end the evolution of the Secret State Police, our American version of the East German Stasi police, the FBI, we will live in a state of fear, which is tyranny. Americans cannot Live Free if they are in a state of tyranny.
Recently, a female whistleblower in the Department of Health and Human Services testified that the Biden administration lost approximately 85,000 children here illegally. But, of course, she was also dismissed by the progressive socialist leftists. Why? Because to the leftists in America, a whistleblower ain’t a whistleblower if they are exposing the tyranny and corruption of the party of the jackass.
This is a major election issue for 2024–destroying the New American Stasi State.
Steadfast and Loyal.
This article first appeared at Townhall.com