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1857, 03 Sep 22

The great othering of the American right

I had to submit my column for next week early because of the long weekend and they put it in the paper today. Here’s a part of my early column in the Washington County Daily News.

There he was. The president of the United States of America. Standing in front of our Independence Hall bathed in blood-red light of Soviet imagery and flanked by two uniformed Marines. With two fists raised, Joe Biden declared that millions of Americans who disagree with him are not only wrong, but they are angry extremists who they must be suppressed.

 

Like so many authoritarians before him, Biden and his administration have launched a concerted effort to other anyone who disagrees with the regime’s political and cultural orthodoxy. Biden and his leftist supporters are going well beyond simple argument in their attempt to dehumanize and delegitimize anyone who disagrees with them. We have crossed another mile marker on the path to tyranny.

 

Biden said, “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.” He went on to say, “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution, do not believe in the rule of law,” and, “I agree Republicans have made their choice. They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies.”

 

By Biden’s rhetoric, it would be irresponsible and dangerous to let such people govern. If true, then such people should never be allowed to hold the reins of power because they lack the legitimacy to govern, right? Lest you think that Biden is only talking about a small sliver of the Republican Party, his administration has made it clear that “MAGA Republicans” is a distinction with an amorphous definition that is stretched to include anyone who disagrees with the regime.

 

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This is not about whether you supported Trump or not. This is about an America where we are allowed to have and express different viewpoints and values, and when we win elections, we are allowed to govern according to those values. Biden and the leftist regime are attempting to redefine all political opponents as extremists who lack legitimacy to have their voices heard or to govern. This othering of the American right by Biden creates a justification for Biden and other leftists to silence, suppress, and oppress political opponents with the full force of the government under the banner of “saving democracy.” It is un-American.

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1857, 03 September 2022

11 Comments

  1. penquin

    >…when we win elections, we are allowed to govern according to those values.

    Frederick Prehn has entered the chat

  2. Mar

    “>…when we win elections, we are allowed to govern according to those values.”
    Liberals certainly don’t believe that when conservatives are in charge.

  3. dad29

    Frederick Prehn is following Wisconsin law as interpreted by SCOWI in 1964.

    That’s very different from the current DoJ and FBI, who have not even filled out a search warrant correctly under the ‘general warrant’ prohibition of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment.

    And Prehn doesn’t lie like Hell about his position like DoJ and the FEEBS do, daily.

  4. penquin

    > the current DoJ and FBI, who have not even filled out a search warrant correctly under the ‘general warrant’ prohibition of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment.

    Have seen more than a couple sovereign-citizens make that claim in the past few days, but none are able to explain what they are actually talking about. It’s as if they are simply repeating what they read on 11Chan and hoping it gets traction among the paranoia-based voters.

  5. dad29

    Lots of Young Brownshirts mockingbird-repeat the lines fed to them by the Administration, but I have yet to see any proof that a “magistrate” is Constitutionally empowered to issue a search warrant.

  6. penquin

    In numerous cases, the Court has referred to the necessity that warrants be issued by a “judicial officer” or a “magistrate”

    United States v. Lefkowitz, 285 U.S. 452, 464 (1932); Giordenello v. United States, 357 U.S. 480, 486 (1958); Jones v. United States, 362 U.S. 257, 270 (1960); Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347, 356 (1967); United States v. United States District Court, 407 U.S. 297, 321 (1972); United States v. Chadwick, 433 U.S. 1, 9 (1977); Lo-Ji Sales v. New York, 442 U.S. 319 (1979).

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-4/neutral-and-detached-magistrate

    But maybe the Supreme Court repeatedly missed something that you are now seeing, so lets take another look at the 4th Amendment….

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons , houses , papers , and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Are you able to point to where it says only judges, and nobody else, can issue a search warrant? ’cause I don’t even see the word “judge” anywhere in there. (do you?)

    Also – have you shared this legal theory with the folks at the Institute of Justice? As one of the leading organizations fighting against 4th Amendment abuses they really should be be using your idea to have thousands (millions?) of cases overturned.

  7. Merlin

    So a federal judge has decided that Trump gets his Special Master. And frozen DOJ use of what was collected under the warrant. Perhaps not everyone is buying what Garland is selling.

    You think it’s safe to assume that this federal judge is aware of Trump’s RICO suit and the pre-MAL raid amendment that actually named names?

  8. Merlin

    Oh, and the judge also fingered who actually authorized the MAL raid. Wasn’t Garland. This just keeps getting better and better.

  9. dad29

    It is certainly safe to assume that the judge called a few higher-up judges in the system.

  10. dad29

    OK, Henney-Penney, you got me on ‘magistrate.’

    But not on “neutral and detached” magistrate, pal. The guy absolutely hates Trump, and there’s a bright, visible, documented trail on that.

    Regardless, as noted above, this whole Bai-Den cookie is crumbling. Did you notice that the judge specifically mentioned that Bai-Den personally approved the raid? So which was it: did Bai-Den lie like Hell about that, or did he go into his Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants mode and just forget?

  11. Jason

    >But not on “neutral and detached” magistrate, pal. The guy absolutely hates Trump, and there’s a bright, visible, documented trail on that.

    Very interesting too – the ties this person has with Epstein.

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