Watchdog Group to Investigate Biden’s “Woke Army”
BY DAVID KELLY
Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) announced Thursday they were launching an investigation into President Biden’s recent executive order (EO) that requires each major federal agency to assemble an “Agency Equity Team” — basically a permanent “woke army” — to “coordinate the implementation of equity initiatives and ensure that their respective agencies are delivering equitable outcomes for the American people.”
Calling Biden’s egalitarian EO an “unprecedented scheme,” the FGA stated in a press release that they were “filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests targeting the 23 agencies addressed in the Equity EO, including the Departments of State, Justice, Defense, Labor, Transportation, Social Security, Education, … and Health and Human Services. FGA will share the information gathered with Congress, the states, and the American people.”
All of the equity teams will report to an EO-established “White House Steering Committee on Equity,” chaired by the assistant to the president for domestic policy (currently Susan Rice). The Steering Committee members will be hand-picked, unelected, senior officials representing policy councils and offices within the Executive Office of the President.
The FGA press release declared:
“These equity teams are a Trojan horse planted in the heart of every federal agency to fundamentally change decision-making across the bureaucracy. Their goal is to continuously and permanently embed Left-wing ideology into every agency action,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA President and CEO. “We cannot allow this new ‘woke army’ to force un-American philosophy into all corners of our federal government. They will degrade our nation’s capabilities and effectiveness, while undermining our liberty and security.”
“We’ve seen the economic devastation over the first two years of the Biden presidency. If radical ideology is ingrained into every policy and regulatory decision at all agencies, the impact on the American people and economy will be widespread, devastating, and impossible to reverse,” Tarren Bragdon added.
The FGA claimed the Biden administration will implement the EO using as a guide a left-wing activist group’s plan that is “designed to circumvent the normal, democratic process and instead force their ideology onto Americans using ‘government equity leaders and practitioners’ from within the government itself.”
In Thomas Sowell’s 2001 article titled The Dangers of Egalitarianism, he explained quite well how Biden has been able to enforce his woke agenda:
To create even the semblance of “equality” [of results] requires a concentration of power in the hands of political leaders…. And, as the history of the 20th century has shown repeatedly and tragically, in countries around the world, once concentrated power is put into the hands of political leaders, they can use it for whatever purpose they have in mind — regardless of what others had in mind when they granted them that power.
Becoming the pawns of politicians is a high price to pay for letting demagogues stir up our envy and beguile us with promises to equalize.
Thankfully, the FGA has drawn a line in the sand and is taking action to hopefully force the Biden administration to disband their “woke army” before they destroy what few liberties we have left. The FGA knows what’s at stake, and is ready for the battle ahead, stating:
“The clock is ticking on President Biden’s term. And the radical forces inside his administration and their partners on the outside know they have limited time to embed their ‘leaders and practitioners’ into every federal agency before they lose power. If successful, this ‘woke army’ will outlast the Biden presidency and become a permanent fixture deeply entrenched in our government,” said Stewart Whitson, FGA legal director.
“Through this investigation, FGA is fighting to expose this attempted ideological takeover of our federal agencies, and we won’t stop until we’ve uncovered the truth. We will share the information we uncover with Congress, the states, and the American people so that, together, we can help stop this unconstitutional effort before it’s too late.”