- The Washington Times - Friday, March 31, 2023

On the day House Democrats voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Mr. Trump tweeted a photo of himself — an homage to the Uncle Sam “I want you” poster — with the words “In reality they’re not after me they’re after you I’m just in the way.”

The left’s pursuit of Mr. Trump has been unrelenting. They continue to shatter norms, hoping to guarantee Mr. Trump never returns to power, and thus, his voters never have a voice.

Mr. Trump was the first president to be impeached twice. His presidential campaign was the first to be wiretapped by the Department of Justice. He’s the first former president whose home was raided by the FBI. He was the first president to be banned from social media. He was the first private individual that Congress decided was OK to publicly release his tax returns.

Now, he’s the first ex-president to ever be indicted on charges even many of his critics agree are flimsy.

But the left’s weaponization of the entire federal government against its critics has gone beyond Mr. Trump. As he foretold in his 2019 tweet, Democrats will stop at nothing to delegitimize, destroy and suppress anyone who doesn’t completely subscribe to their ideology.

Thousands of American workers lost their jobs and were ostracized from society because they refused to get the COVID-19 vaccination, as was mandated by the Biden administration.

The White House used the FBI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Census Bureau, top doc Anthony Fauci, and several people within the White House to pressure tech companies to shut down narratives they didn’t like. Topics included everything from the Hunter Biden laptop to the COVID-19 pandemic. The flow of requests from the federal government  was so extensive that Twitter proposed a “streamlined process” so it could prioritize them.

Independent journalist Matt Taibbi, who authored the “Twitter Files,” detailed in a post how the federal government, working with academia and Big Tech, organized behind a “secret, unified effort to control political messaging,” knowingly targeting “true material and legitimate political opinion, while often being factually wrong itself.”

While testifying on Capitol Hill about his discoveries this past week, an IRS agent decided to make a house call on Mr. Taibbi. Meanwhile, Elon Musk, who purchased Twitter and released the censorship data, is now in the crosshairs of the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating the company’s privacy and data practices. Mr. Musk has asked to meet with the FTC’s chair and has been rebuffed.

It was revealed last week the Department of Justice instructed the U.S. marshals who were assigned to protect Supreme Court justices’ homes after the reversal of Roe v. Wade last year not to arrest abortion rights protesters “unless absolutely necessary.”

In 2022 and the first couple of months of 2023, there have been more than 81 reported attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and 130 on Catholic churches. However, only two individuals have been charged. Over the same period, DOJ announced charges against 34 people for blocking access to or vandalizing abortion clinics.

Visitors to the National Archives had been told to remove or cover articles of clothing with pro-life messages, as the political apparel “disturbs the peace” and could “incite others.” The security officer responsible was fired, but only after a lawsuit was filed.

Lastly, Christians who stand against the mutilation of young children in the name of “gender-affirming care” are now being targeted. Six people, including three children, were killed last week in a school in Tennessee by a gender-confused attacker.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said it was too early to say if the shooting was a hate crime, as the police are still investigating the assailant’s motive.

On Thursday, on the White House podium, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, “Our hearts go out to the trans community, as they are under attack right now.” Later that day, the White House said transgender people “shape our nation’s soul” in an official proclamation and declared March 31, 2023, to be Transgender Day of Visibility.

The left doesn’t care about norms or unifying this country. It’s clear they’ll use every tool at their disposal to crush their opponents. It’s bigger than Donald Trump. You could be next. 

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