Submit or Else: Politician Slams ‘Heil Corona’ Fascist Mob

BY AMY MEK

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/submit-or-else-politician-slams-heil-corona-fascist-mob-video/;

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The coronavirus compliance army joins Islamic and Marxist groups which do not tolerate any contrary opinions or independent thoughts.

Left-wing outrage ensued after more than 50 well-known German actors created short video clips criticizing the federal government’s coronavirus measures and the media’s position on them. The videos all hashtagged with #allesdichtmachen (seal everything) were sometimes cynical, sometimes ironic, and sometimes sarcastic.

Despite the overwhelmingly positive reaction by prominent leaders and millions of German citizens, relentless calls by the left-wing political establishment and media to cancel the actors have dominated the news cycle.

Former member of the Austrian parliament and party chairman Gerald Grosz supported the actor’s campaign and slammed the media and the political tyrants’ targeting of differing opinions,

In other words, forced by the media and the political establishment to collectively enter the community of political lepers, who have no right to freedom of expression, who have been declared untouchables, whose thinking, speaking and ultimately even their existence, like the virus, must be neutralized.

Whether you are an average person or a famous actor, explains Grosz, no one is immune to the left-wing coronavirus cancel mob,

And now it hits 50 actors, their reputation, their right to freedom of expression, and their criticism, presented in any case artistically and with intellectual honesty, are being robbed thereof. And we see that no one is immune from being at the mercy of this new fascist dictatorship of opinion.

In a growing list of totalitarian hive-mind Lynch mobs, the coronavirus compliance army seeks to damage anyone for failure to conform to whatever measures are imposed by left-wing authorities, despite any science proving their effectiveness. This coronavirus army joins Islamic and Marxist groups which do not tolerate any contrary opinions or independent thoughts.

Anyone who doesn’t scream Heil Corona, doesn’t take the knee before the Virus, is no longer a good person. Every critic of this corona policy can with hatred and agitation be doused with the slop bucket of contempt.

And is consequently, in his professional existence, yes, even in his social status, declared an outlaw.

As Grosz states, “For truthfulness and righteousness, in this 21st century, you need courage, thick skin, independence, and a fast horse!”

Watch the powerful video by Gerald Grosz:

Video Translation

Jan Josef Liefers, Nina Proll, Manuel Rubey and 47 other well-known actors and actresses from German-speaking countries, all of whom have hitherto been politically “unsuspicious”, after their criticism of the no-alternative lockdown policy, also because of their dismay at the hopelessness of their own profession find themselves overnight in the circle of supposed right-wing extremists, neo-Nazis, corona deniers.


In other words, forced by the media and the political establishment to collectively enter the community of political lepers, who have no right to freedom of expression, who have been declared untouchables, whose thinking, speaking and ultimately even their existence, like the virus, must be neutralized.


Resistance to the erosion of basic rights, criticism of the divisions in society, disapproval of this continued destruction of the pillars of our existence are generally qualified as lateral thinking, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi, right-wing extremist primitiveness of the mob condemned to speechlessness.


Anyone who does not, day in and day out, flaunt the collective panic and hysteria openly and for all to see, who does not sing daily the song of the collective suicide of our society, who is not compliant and subservient to every contradictory measure of an idiotic, even insane policy, is a pariah.


And is consequently, in his professional existence, yes, even in his social status, declared an outlaw.


Anyone who doesn’t scream Heil Corona, doesn’t take the knee before the Virus, is no longer a good person. Every critic of this corona policy can with hatred and agitation be doused with the slop bucket of contempt.


Family liability included!


The judges who, in this newly resurrected block warden period, judge the rebellious delinquents and expose them to public pillory, are precisely those who only on Sundays spoke up against hatred and agitation and prejudice, always and only for the good and the true.


Sunday Democrats. And now it hits 50 actors, their reputation, their right to freedom of expression and their criticism, presented in any case artistically and with intellectual honesty, are being robbed thereof. And we see that no one is immune from being at the mercy of this new fascist dictatorship of opinion.


Everyone, and really everyone, no matter where they stand politically, overnight, in an updated Nazi corner, can end up as a Corona denier.


For truthfulness and righteousness, you need, in this 21st century, courage, thick skin, independence and a fast horse!

Biden HHS Lays Groundwork for Chemical Castration of Kids

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/05/10/biden-hhs-lays-the-groundwork-for-the-chemical-castration-of-children-n1445710;

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On Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) laid the groundwork for forcing doctors and hospitals to perform transgender surgery in the name of fighting “discrimination.” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine (a biological male who identifies as a woman) announced that HHS would adopt the Orwellian redefinition of “sex” to force transgender ideology in the medical field, mainstreaming the arguable chemical castration of children.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation. That’s why today HHS announced it will act on related reports of discrimination,” Becerra announced in a statement. He cited the case Bostock v. Clayton County (2020), where the Court wrongly decided that Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex applies to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Fear of discrimination can lead individuals to forgo care, which can have serious negative health consequences,” Becerra argued. “It is the position of the Department of Health and Human Services that everyone – including LGBTQ people – should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period.”

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Levine framed the issue as a matter of health care access for regular maladies like a broken bone or a cancer screening.

“The mission of our Department is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation,” Levine said (emphasis original). “All people need access to healthcare services to fix a broken bone, protect their heart health, and screen for cancer risk. No one should be discriminated against when seeking medical services because of who they are.”

Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project, exposed this deceptive messaging.

“Make no mistake: the policy announced by HHS today is not about ‘fix[ing] a broken bone’ or ‘screen[ing] for cancer risk.’ No American was being denied access to these treatments for identifying as ‘LGBTQ.’ Rather, this policy is really about forcing hospitals and medical professionals to adhere to leftist ideology regarding sexuality and gender—and in particular to provide sex-change procedures to all comers, including children,” Schilling warned.

Schilling noted that in March, Sweden’s Karolinska University Hospital, which treats minors experiencing gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with the gender opposite one’s biological sex), announced it would not provide “puberty-blocking” drugs or cross-sex hormones to children under the age of 16. Schilling also cited Britain’s High Court ruling protecting children from such chemical interventions on the grounds that minors cannot consent to procedures that may make them infertile.

“Yet, it is now apparently the policy of the U.S. government that such treatments must be given to children or else healthcare institutions risk losing federal funding and being shut down,” Schilling lamented. “This is a travesty and must be opposed. Lawmakers in Congress and in the states should follow the lead of Arkansas and act to protect the health and well-being of children as well as the conscience rights of medical professionals. Voters will be watching.”

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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito warned about threats to the medical field from the ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County.

“Healthcare benefits may emerge as an intense battleground under the Court’s holding,” Alito warned in a scathing dissent. “Transgender employees have brought suit under Title VII to challenge employer-provided health insurance plans that do not cover costly sex reassignment surgery.”

“Such claims present difficult religious liberty issues because some employers and healthcare providers have strong religious objections to sex reassignment procedures, and therefore requiring them to pay for or to perform these procedures will have a severe impact on their ability to honor their deeply held religious beliefs,” Alito added.

The Obama administration interpreted Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) — which prohibits certain forms of discrimination in health care — to force Roman Catholic hospitals and doctors to perform transgender surgeries, in violation of their consciences and their interpretation of the Hippocratic oath.

Catholic hospitals will not perform surgeries that remove healthy biological functions, such as reproduction unless such treatments are necessary to solve a worse malady. Some doctors have warned that even the cross-sex hormones — the less invasive “treatment” — give healthy people a disease. The actual surgery often involves sterilizing a patient for life. Mandating such “treatments” would force doctors to carry out procedures that they believe involve harm to a patient, thus violating the Hippocratic oath.

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In Religious Sisters of Mercy v. Azar (2021), a federal court in North Dakota protected Catholic hospitals from the Obamacare transgender surgery mandate, but Becerra has moved to defend the mandate.

The HHS directive Becerra issued on Monday pledges that HHS’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) “will comply with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act… and all other legal requirements.” However, President Joe Biden supports the Equality Act, which would remove the religious freedom law’s protections in cases involving claims of discrimination against LGBT people.

While the HHS directive makes no mention of minors, Schilling was correct to warn that this move bodes ill for health care issues involving children. Levine has previously supported “treatments” to block children from going through “the wrong puberty,” and he refused to reverse his support for what amounts to the chemical castration of children.

While the Biden administration moves to force transgender ideology in medicine, there is no evidence that transgender surgery improves the mental health outcomes of gender dysphoric people. Men and women who formerly identified as transgender and underwent surgery have grown to reject transgender identity and lament the damage they did to their own bodies.

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While Levine may frame this order in terms of fixing a broken bone or getting cancer screenings, Americans should see through this charade. Fighting “discrimination” against LGBT people involves forcing transgender ideology on the health care profession, even forcing doctors to violate the Hippocratic oath and perhaps even mandating chemical castration for gender-confused children.

 

Arizona Senate receives letter from DOJ questioning the election audit

Rumble — After numerous lawsuits and complaints, the Arizona Senate has prevailed and is moving ahead with their full forensic audit. However, that has not stopped Democrat special interests groups from appealing to the Department of Justice to try to intervene.

The Department of Justice wrote to the Arizona Senate expressing concerns over the audit. OAN's Christina Bobb spoke with Arizona Sen. Sonny Borrelli about the senate's response.

Calgary, CANADA Mosques Operating while Christian Pastors arrested

Rumble — Read more: https://rairfoundation.com/breaking-video-canadas-war-on-christians---police-arrest-pastor-for-opening-church-mosques-operating/

and here: https://rairfoundation.com/citizen-journalists-in-canada-risk-arrest-to-document-christian-vs-islam-lockdown-double-standards/

"This is what happens when you show the blatant double standards for enforcement of the Lockdowns. We imprison Christian Pastors while Imam's are free to gather for #Ramadan"

Source: https://twitter.com/DanSummersAB2/status/1390037866047098880

Canadian Pastor Swarmed and Arrested by ‘SWAT’ Team for ‘Inciting’ People to Attend Church

SAVE PASTOR ARTUR: PLEASE DONATE TO STOP THE POLICE STATE

HERE: https://www.rebelnews.com/tags/pastor_artur_pawlowski

BY VICTORIA TAFT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/victoria-taft/2021/05/09/canadian-pastor-swarmed-and-arrested-by-swat-team-for-inciting-people-to-attend-church-n1445601;

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The last time we saw Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski he was seen on video chasing cops out of his church and calling them Nazis. They were there to inspect his church for too many parishioners on Good Friday.

Vee haf rools fo covet, Pastor Pawlowski.

On Saturday, the cops came back for Pawlowski, but they’d learned their lesson and didn’t come to his church. He might chase them out again and hurl truth bombs about the police state again.

Ezra Levant of Rebel News reported that the police hunted down Pawlowski on a highway, pulled him over, and dragged him off.

A heavily-armed SWAT team just took down a Christian pastor heading home from church. Police say he’s charged with “inciting” people to go to church. This is the second pastor jailed this year. We’re crowdfunding his lawyers at SaveArtur.com

Rebel News reports that Canadian Broadcasting apparently was tipped off about the bust and a photographer, with a very shaky hand, got video of the pastor being arrested.

Related: ‘Get Out, Nazis!’– Pastor Explodes in Righteous Anger, Kicks Out Canada’s COVID Cops at ‘Good Friday’ Service

The CBC photographer gloried in the bust of the pastor, hogtied and carried off by the heavily armed police. Except it wasn’t the pastor in this photo. It pictured his brother.

The reporter wrote on his Twitter account that “being a jerk has its consequences. He doesn’t seem to be laughing now.”

He later deleted his tweeted photo.

Police have been cracking down on people who are not wearing masks outside, as well. Mass protests have ended up with people being arrested.

The pastor, who has fought against the coronavirus closures of churches in Canada, was hauled off “like he’s a terrorist,” according to Rebel News.

They hunted him down like he’s a terrorist.

Police cars swarmed him as he drove home from his church. They ordered him out of his car and made him kneel down on a busy highway.

Heavily-armed SWAT police arrested him. But he’s not a terrorist. He’s Artur Pawlowski, a Christian pastor. And he’s now in jail.

Pawlowski wondered when the police would come for him.

Related:‘Police State’: Cops Swarm ANOTHER Canadian Church for COVID Defiance and the Woke Crowd Cheers

He produced a video in advance to release in case.

If you’re watching this video it means they have successfully arrested me and I am in jail. If you would like to support me and support Rebel News and their legal team that is trying their best to get me out of this trouble please go to SaveArtur.com. … Help me, help my family, help my wife and my children to get me out of this horrible, illegal situation.

Pawlowski was driving home from his Saturday church service when the police arrested him “proactively” for breaking a “new court order” issued two days before.

Earlier today, police arrested an organizer of a church service who was in violation of a new court order obtained by Alberta Health Services (AHS) in relation to mandatory compliance of public health orders for gatherings.

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, AHS obtained a Court of Queen’s Bench Order that applies to gatherings including protests, demonstrations and rallies. This order imposes new restrictions on organizers of protests and demonstrations requiring compliance with public health orders including masking, physical distancing and attendance limits.

Earlier this morning, CPS lawfully enforced this order by proactively serving an organizer of a church service with the court order in an effort to ensure that citizens attending the Saturday service were abiding by the current COVID-19 public health orders. The order was served prior to the church service, and CPS did not enter the church during the service.

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The pastor was arrested for “inciting” a church service.

The service organizer acknowledged the injunction, but chose to ignore requirements for social distancing, mask wearing and reduced capacity limits for attendees, and continued with the event.

As a result, Artur Pawlowski and Dawid Pawlowski have both been arrested and charged with organizing an illegal in-person gathering, including requesting, inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal public gathering, promoting and attending an illegal public gathering.

The police press release explained that they understand the “people’s desire to participate in faith-based gatherings as well as the right to protest… however, we all must comply with public health orders to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being.”

Translation: Church doesn’t contribute to your well-being. We know better than you.

Canadian attorney David Freiheit, who is a popular YouTuber called “Viva Frei,” summed up the tone in his country right now.

He wrote the tweet to Canadian leaders: “This is the new Canada. Pastors being arrested in the streets. Totalitarian regimes would be jealous. I would say ‘shame on you.’ But you can’t feel shame if you have no pride.”

Seems about right.

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UPDATES: 

Pastor Artur Pawlowski's Lawyer: Next steps on “fair hearing” after arrest for contempt order

Adam Soos interviews Pastor Artur Pawlowski's lawyer Sarah Miller to find out more about the team working on his case.

Pastor Art was arrested on Saturday in a shocking SWAT team raid, made to kneel in the middle of a busy highway after holding a church service.

Help pay the legal fees of Pastor Artur by making a donation at SaveArtur.com.

Donations will go to The Democracy Fund, a registered Canadian charity that is now helping the 'Fight The Fines' project. So, you can now get an official charitable receipt for a donation made on this page and use it to reduce your Canadian taxes.

For more details on the arrest, click HERE

Jailhouse interview with Pastor Artur Pawlowski

Calgary Pastor Artur Pawlowski is still in jail.

He was arrested yesterday in a shocking SWAT team raid, made to kneel in the middle of a busy highway. It was clear from the moment of his arrest that this had nothing to do with a virus, and everything to do with political control.

Since that moment, he’s been treated brutally — thrown painfully into a police car; then forced to sit on a concrete slab, in a jail cell where the lights are never turned off. He is separated from his brother, who was arrested too, but he has no privacy — curious police come to gawk at him like he’s a circus animal.

But incredibly, Pastor Artur hasn’t lost hope — in fact, he’s more resolved than ever.

Our reporter Adam Soos managed to speak with him for five minutes. Here’s the full recording of that call:

As you can hear, Pastor Artur wasn’t aware of the massive wave of support for him around the world — obviously police wouldn’t tell him that. And he was also unaware that his three-person legal team has been trying relentlessly to speak with him — but that police refused to put their phone calls through to him.

This was an interesting interview for a number of reasons. But the fact that police were abusing him, and stopping him from getting legal counsel is outrageous — and shows that this has never been about a pandemic.

(Since that call, his lawyers have been permitted a very brief phone call to him.)

He is being treated as a political prisoner. This isn’t an arrest about a health order. It’s an “extraordinary rendition” like the CIA used to do to terrorists after 9/11.

Of course, Pastor Artur isn’t a terrorist. There isn’t a violent bone in his body. He isn’t accused of a crime. He simply won’t close his church at the whim of public health officials — the same public health officials who have no problem with Costco and Walmart being open.

I promise we’ll keep you posted on Pastor Artur’s state. And if you haven’t yet had a chance to support his legal defence fund, please do — by the looks of things, he’s going to be in legal battles against this injustice for a long time. Please click here, or go to www.SaveArtur.com. Thanks for your support for Pastor Artur.

Rebel News has been defending Pastor Artur for more than a year — he was one of the first Canadians to get a lockdown ticket in April of 2020 for the “crime” of feeding the homeless.

Police called that an illegal gathering too and gave him a whopping fine. We crowdfunded his lawyer back then and we won the case — that same lawyer is still fighting for Pastor Artur now, along with two others.

Now, the unlimited resources of the state are being thrown at Pastor Artur. But we’ve got something better on our side — we’ve got you!

If enough people can help chip in, we’ll be able to continue to have three excellent lawyers fighting back. I truly believe we’ll win. Please, go to www.SaveArtur.com.

This was an interesting interview for a number of reasons. But the fact that police were abusing him, and stopping him from getting legal counsel is outrageous — and shows that this has never been about a pandemic.

FIRST THEY COME FOR CHRISTIANS: PASTOR & PREACHER JOHN SHERWOOD ARRESTED IN LONDON, ROUGHED UP BY FOUR POLICE

When London police officers forcibly arrested John Sherman, a preacher, for simply preaching Biblical truth, few noticed. It barely made the news because of its normalcy. Now, thought crimes are in the process of being instituted in the United States, and it having begun decades ago with so-called "hate crimes". As has been the case for all tyrannical regimes throughout history, they always come first for the Christians. Get reliable notification options and further information at Sarah's home site: https://SarahCorriher.com/

CALGARY, CANADA PASTOR Artur Pawlowski and Dawid Pawlowski arrested after the Church service~POLICE SENT TO CAPTURE & DRAG THEM, CUFFED, ON BUSY HIGHWAY INTO ONE OF THEIR 5 VEHICLES

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Muslim mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi allows Mosques to operate at full capacity while demanding stricter punishment for Christian coronavirus lockdown violators.

HIGHWAY TYRANNY COMMUNIST/FASCIST STYLE

THE CALGARY NAZI GESTAPO, SS, POLICE THUGS DO THEIR DIRTY WORK: DRAG PASTOR & BROTHER OUT OF THEIR CAR, SCRAPING PAVEMENT ON THEIR KNEES TO POLICE VEHICLE, HANDCUFFED BEHIND THEIR BACKS.

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Pastor Artur Pawlowski who escaped communism in Poland arrested for holding church services during coronavirus lockdown.

BTWN News | Canadian Church Update

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." Street Church Calgary:

Family, steaks and the God-given Right to gather! With Pastor Artur Pawlowski 

Whistleblower: Dominion Rigged 2020 Election~Biden’s DOJ Moves to Interfere the Maricopa County Election Audit

Rumble — Alex Newman interviews Melissa Carone, a whistleblower and former employee from Dominion. She discusses her observation of several counts of fraud in the 2020 election, including how she overheard her manager discuss fraudulently filling out ballots on Election Night. Carone notes how the media attempted to discredit her allegations and how Dominion tried to silence her. Carone calls for conducting audits in the states where election fraud may have occurred, and she states that Americans cannot wait until 2024. Lastly, Carone discusses her run for Michigan state representative.

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Arizona Audit official shocked county supervisors

Rumble — Officials at the Ariz. election audit are expressing shock and concern over the Maricopa County's' response to their request for the administrative password to the dominion machines. One America's Christina Bobb spoke with the director of Audit USA and has more from Phoenix.

Arizona Senate spokesman Ken Bennett discusses Maricopa County voting machines

Rumble — Officials in Maricopa County, Arizona were allegedly forced to acknowledge they did not have any control over the voting machines during the 2020 elections. One America's Christina Bobb spoke with Senate spokesman Ken Bennett to get the details.

WOAH: Biden's DOJ Moves to Interfere the Maricopa County Election Audit

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/05/07/woah-bidens-doj-is-trying-to-stop-the-maricopa-county-election-audit-n1445422;

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Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to stop the 2020 election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to a report from the Washington Post.

In a letter to the president of the Arizona State Senate, Pamela S. Karlan, the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, suggested that the recount is illegal.

“We have a concern that Maricopa County election records, which are required by federal law to be retained and preserved, are no longer under the ultimate control of elections officials, are not being adequately safeguarded by contractors, and are at risk of damage or loss,” Karlan wrote.

The Maricopa County Audit’s official Twitter account called the claims baseless.

Karlan also asked whether a plan by the private contractor hired to run the audit to interview voters to verify whether they cast ballots in the election as indicated by county records could “violate” federal laws prohibiting voter intimidation.

Arizona Senate’s liaison for the audit, former Republican Secretary of State Ken Bennett, disputes the need for federal involvement and says that Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based private contractor hired to lead the audit, hasn’t started interviewing voters but said the company has pledged to do nothing that would constitute intimidation.

“This is a matter between the Arizona Senate and Maricopa County,” Bennett said. “We don’t see any grounds for anyone else to intervene.”

The Audit’s Twitter account tweeted late Wednesday, “Arizona has the authority to conduct this audit without interference from the Feds!”

 

PA REP. STEPHANIE BOROWICZ: House Health Committee Receives Reports on Inhumane Taxpayer-Funded Experiments with Aborted Baby Parts at Pitt University

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House Health Committee Receives Reports on Inhumane Taxpayer-Funded Experiments with Aborted Baby Parts at Pitt University

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In consideration of recent federal actions to force American taxpayers to pay for abortions worldwide, this week, the House Health Committee, of which I am a member, convened the fourth in a series of public hearings focused on pro-life and abortion issues.

The topic for Tuesday’s hearing was Fetal Experimentation.

The hearing featured presentations from former abortionist Dr. Kathi Aultman, OB/GYN, Charlotte Lozier Institute Associate Scholar; Jeremy Rich, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Henry T. Greely, Stanford University Professor of Law, Steering Committee Chair, Center for Biomedical Ethics; and David Daleiden, founder, Center for Medical Progress.

Most of the testimony centered around recent reports of University of Pittsburgh scientists and faculty being deeply involved in taxpayer-funded experiments with aborted baby parts, including Planned Parenthood of Western PA supplying harvested aborted baby parts for the university’s human tissue bank.

Unfortunately, the unethical and inhumane research taking place at Pitt is far from an isolated incident. Last year, Pitt student researchers published details on experiments where scalps and “full-thickness human skin” from aborted babies (18-20 weeks gestation) were grafted onto lab rats. Additionally, lymphoid tissue, livers, and spleens from the same aborted babies were co-engrafted into the same rodent models.

In the video clip above, I thanked Mr. Daleiden for his outstanding undercover video reporting that has exposed Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts and asked for his suggestions on the next steps that should be taken in terms of tougher enforcement and greater oversight authority for regulating fetal experimentation taking place across the Commonwealth.

The House Health Committee maintains legislative oversight over policies impacting abortion, abortion facilities and teen pregnancies.
 

Portland BLM/Antifa Draw Guns on Drivers to Enforce No-Go Zone in Broad Daylight

BY VICTORIA TAFT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2021/05/07/portland-blm-antifa-draw-guns-on-drivers-to-enforce-no-go-zone-in-broad-daylight-n1445236;

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Portland’s revolutionaries from Black Lives Matter and antifa took over a busy street at noon on Wednesday and pulled guns on drivers who dared try to dart past the mob. The groups were holding a rally for a gangland shooter who was killed by police in 2018. That shooting was ruled justified (more below).

The chaotic scene included guns being drawn on white drivers by the multiracial BLM and antifa protesters and one driver drew his own weapon in reply. Someone deployed pepper spray.

A driver was reportedly beaten and held against his will, another had his back window destroyed and shots of some sort were fired by the AK-47- and AR-15-wielding terrorists. Multiple sharp sounds were heard followed by the sound of whooshing air after the militants flattened the tires of a car the gun-wielding crowd had forced to stop. The man was “aided” to the sidewalk, as a live-streamer put it (see the video below).

Portland
Antifa/BLM terrorists wield guns as they block citizens from traveling on public streets.

The driver in the video above had his keys, gun, and tools stolen out of his truck, according to Portland police, who finally showed up to take a report in response to an apparently false claim that someone had been hit by one of the cars.

As officers arrived they did not find any pedestrians who claimed to have been struck. The large group had moved away, still walking in nearby streets, some openly carrying firearms. Officers remained in the area searching for anyone who may have been injured and to collect evidence and information.

Additional calls came in from people who had been driving vehicles in the area and who were blocked by the crowd in the street. One person said people in the crowd broke out their vehicle windows, damaged tires, and sprayed them with some kind of irritant near North Interstate Avenue and North Killingsworth Street.

A person in another vehicle blocked by the crowd near North Alberta Street and North Michigan Avenue got into a dispute with people who surrounded him and took a firearm from him, as well as tools and keys.

See another video of the melee below.

A video taken of the event doesn’t tell the whole story, of course, and details are few. But you don’t need to see the video to know that this looks like another act of terrorism on the streets of Portland by Antifa thugs. It also highlights again that BLM and their Antifa “security” are armed, dangerous, and willing to confront people who get in their way. As the Left is fond of saying, “by any means necessary.”

This is the banana republic encouraged by Democrats who have run Portland for decades. While city leaders spend time and money on defunding police and diversity-intersectional-art-tax projects and throwing away millions on its nearly 15th year of “ending homelessness in ten years,” actual law-abiding people are being harmed by the scourge of these thugs.

Expect more clashes like this.

Mayor Ted Wheeler’s flaccid denunciations of Antifa and the district attorney setting rioters free when they’re caught red-handed makes Portland an easy target for this kind of lawlessness.

The marchers took over the street at North Interstate Avenue and North Killingworth Street in North Portland. The marchers demanded “justice” for Portlander Patrick Kimmons, who was killed by police in 2018 after he’d shot two people in a gangland shooting. Police demanded he drop his gun and when he didn’t, they shot him. The shooting was declared justified and officers were cleared of any wrongdoing in the case.

Related: After a Year of Riots, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Vows to ‘Take Our City Back from Antifa.’ Color Us Skeptical.

Portland does allow open carry of unloaded weapons and concealed carry. But, as I explain in my podcast series, Portland is attempting to do away with self-defense, one conservative at a time.

Mogadishu, here we come.

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“Free Speech Is in Danger Today in America,” As Biden Becomes First President to Omit “God” from National Day of Prayer Proclamation

The Real Story-OANN: History of National Day of Prayer with Doug Wead

Rumble — Doug Wead, presidential advisor and author, gives us The Real Story on the history of The National Day of Prayer and how the Biden and Trump administrations have celebrated differently.

The Real Story-OANN: Prayer Cancelled in Biden’s America

Rumble — Biden completely omitted the word God from his proclamation on The National Day of Prayer. The Democrats forbid the public from honoring The National Day of Prayer with a prayer service at the Capitol, cancelling a 70-year old tradition. But that's not going to stop us from praying for them and our country.

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President Joe Biden, who identifies as a devout Catholic, issued on Wednesday the annual proclamation of a National Day of Prayer, without mentioning any deity.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the U.S. Congress, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” The president is required by law (36 U.S.C. § 119) to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.

The May 5 statement says that “throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance. Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor, and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans.”

“Today, we remember and celebrate the role that the healing balm of prayer can play in our lives and in the life of our Nation,” the Biden’s proclamation reads. “As we continue to confront the crises and challenges of our time — from a deadly pandemic to the loss of lives and livelihoods in its wake, to a reckoning on racial justice, to the existential threat of climate change — Americans of faith can call upon the power of prayer to provide hope and uplift us for the work ahead.”

Additionally, the president attributed the creation of “a Nation of remarkable religious vitality and diversity across the generations” to “the right of all Americans to pray” guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

It did not take long for many Americans to realize that Biden’s message, actually, did not include the word “God.” Neither “Jesus” nor “Bible” was mentioned. The most explicit remark Biden seemed to make related to God was, “Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.” It remained unclear how this communicates with our unique beliefs as a Christian nation, because even pagan religions believe humans have a connection to the divine, including those who sustain this connection with animal and human sacrifices.

Biden included a quote from the late Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), but couldn’t even bother referencing a Bible verse or Old or New Testament figures.

Historically, every proclamation since 1953 — the first year proclamations were required under law — had included “God” until this year. Most proclamations mentioned “God” multiple times.

Reverend Franklin Graham was shocked by Biden skipping the word “God.” “Of course we need to call on God — and not just some generic ‘gods’ or some ‘power’ in the air – but on God himself, the Creator who made and created this Earth and who sent his Son, Jesus Christ from Heaven to this Earth to save mankind from sin by dying on a cross.” “There is no one else to pray to except to God,” he added.

Conservative radio host Todd Starnes, author of God Less America, also weighed in on Biden’s omission. “Regarding Biden’s godless National Day of Prayer proclamation: The problem with the Democrats is that they don’t believe that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights,” he wrote on Twitter. “They believe we are endowed by the government.”

Christian Broadcasting Network’s Senior Political Analyst David Brody rebuked the speech, tweeting: “Joe Biden’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation has been released and it doesn’t even mention God once! How do you release a proclamation about prayer and not mention God at all? Of course it mentions climate change & racial justice. Truly, this is pathetic…and not surprising!”

In addition to Biden’s literally godless proclamation, an evangelical Christian group was denied use of the U.S. Capitol for prayer service for the first time in decades.

According to Christian Headlines, Reverend Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, was refused to host this year’s National Day of Prayer at the Capitol building. Following the refusal of a traditional request, Reverend Mahoney  tweeted: “After our permit was denied, for the first time in 70 years, there will be NO PUBLIC witness at the U.S. Capitol Building for the National Day Of Prayer! Brothers and sisters, free speech is in danger today in America.”

People of faith believe that there is a blessing and a great power that flows to those who pray. In our impotent humanity, we are blessed to be able to reach upward to God and know that He hears us. But anyone who prays needs to address the One he prays to, as described in John 14:13-14. Prayer requires addressing God directly, not only through the faith of Christianity, which arguably serves as the spiritual foundation of America, but in other major religions practiced among her citizens, such as JudaismIslamHinduism, and Buddhism

WHY WOULDN'T BIDEN SAY HIS NAME?

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The White House Proclamation in Its Entirety

Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance. Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor, and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans.  Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.

The First Amendment to our Constitution protects the rights of free speech and religious liberty, including the right of all Americans to pray.  These freedoms have helped us to create and sustain a Nation of remarkable religious vitality and diversity across the generations.  

Today, we remember and celebrate the role that the healing balm of prayer can play in our lives and in the life of our Nation.  As we continue to confront the crises and challenges of our time — from a deadly pandemic, to the loss of lives and livelihoods in its wake, to a reckoning on racial justice, to the existential threat of climate change — Americans of faith can call upon the power of prayer to provide hope and uplift us for the work ahead.  As the late Congressman John Lewis once said, “Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society.  Why?  Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.”

On this National Day of Prayer, we unite with purpose and resolve, and recommit ourselves to the core freedoms that helped define and guide our Nation from its earliest days.  We celebrate our incredible good fortune that, as Americans, we can exercise our convictions freely — no matter our faith or beliefs.  Let us find in our prayers, however they are delivered, the determination to overcome adversity, rise above our differences, and come together as one Nation to meet this moment in history.

The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a “National Day of Prayer.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2021, as a National Day of Prayer.  I invite the citizens of our Nation to give thanks, in accordance with their own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings, and I join all people of faith in prayers for spiritual guidance, mercy, and protection.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

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Trump Allies Launch the Election Integrity Alliance to ‘Combat Election Fraud’

ELECTION INTEGRITY ALLIANCE: 

https://www.eip-ca.com/usa/index.html

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/05/05/trump-allies-launch-the-election-integrity-alliance-to-combat-election-fraud-n1444687;

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On Wednesday, American Greatness Fund, a pro-Trump nonprofit group, will officially launch the Election Integrity Alliance, which will “unite groups and efforts across the nation focused on combating election fraud and will build solutions and provide resources to state legislators and the public on challenges to free and fair elections.” The organization will be a “centralized hub that gives tools to enact meaningful change for the American people.”

“The Election Integrity Alliance’s National Board is comprised of individuals who have fought for election integrity at great personal risk and who are champions for free and fair elections,” the organization said in a statement.

Jenna Ellis, attorney and former counsel to President Trump, will serve as chairwoman of the board. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and former Trump adviser Peter Navarro will serve as honorary co-chairmen. National board members include retired New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik, former deputy assistant for strategy to President Trump Sebastian Gorka, attorney and constitutional law professor Michael Donnelly, and former Trump legal team special assistant Mirna Tarraf.

Jenna Ellis recently challenged embattled congresswoman Liz Cheney to a debate on election integrity. “Election officials in at least six states violated the law in the administration of the 2020 election. That’s called cheating,” she said.

In March, a Michigan judge ruled that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, broke state law when she unilaterally changed election rules concerning absentee balloting in the 2020 election—legitimizing a key claim made by the Trump legal team in its challenges to the 2020 election. An audit of the vote in Maricopa County, Ariz., is currently underway.

“Free and fair elections are the foundation of a civil government that has power only by consent of the governed,” the group says on its website. “In our system, We The People select and prefer individuals from among ourselves to govern us at all levels, and no individual or party has the right by conquest, heritage, corruption, or fraud to assume power.”

“Only through election integrity can our American government operate according to its limited and legitimate role in civil society,” the statement continued. “America is built on the recognition that our individual rights are God-given and pre-political. The only legitimate purpose of civil government is to preserve and protect those rights which are essential to liberty and justice for all.”

Election integrity, they say, “should be a non-partisan, wholly American value.” The Election Integrity Alliance hopes to “support Congress, the state legislatures, and the voters and together, continue building a more perfect Union.”

West Virginia Governor Signs Second Amendment Preservation Act

West Virginia just passed preemptive legislation to protect citizen’s gun rights.

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BY HAROLD HUTCHISON

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2021/05/west-virginia-governor-signs-second-amendment-preservation-act;

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West Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- West Virginia has joined the list of Second Amendment sanctuaries with the passage of HB2694, the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. Governor Jim Justice signed the measure into law, meaning it will take effect on July 9, according to the website of the West Virginia state legislature.

The text of the legislation includes significant barriers to the use of state and local law enforcement authorities for enforcing some of the onerous restrictions that Joe Biden wishes to impose on our Second Amendment rights. For instance, the legislation prohibits “federal commandeering” of state and local law enforcement agencies for the purposes of enforcing any federal firearms law.

In essence, the federal government is prohibited from commandeering, which the legislation defines as “taking control of or seizing the assets, personnel, or operations of an agency of this state, or of a political subdivision of this state, or the employees of an agency or political subdivision of this state without the express authority for the control having been formally given by the state or political subdivision of the state.”

More importantly, the legislation also prohibits local and state agencies from acting against people who are in compliance with state firearms laws, particularly when they may be in conflict with an “inconsistent federal firearms law” or an “inconsistent presidential executive order or action.”

An “inconsistent federal firearms law” is defined as “a federal statute, regulation, or rule relating to firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition that is inconsistent with the laws of the State of West Virginia. Inconsistent federal firearms law also means and includes any federal firearms law which the enactment, enforcement, or execution of which violates the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.” Similarly, an “inconsistent presidential executive order or action” is defined as “an executive order or action issued by the President of the United States relating to the enforcement or execution of an inconsistent federal firearms law.”

The state states that “a federal firearms law which criminalizes the possession of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition for federal purposes when the possession of that firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition would not be, and is not, a violation of the law of the State of West Virginia” is considered to be “inconsistent with the laws of the State of West Virginia.” The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action has a summary of that state’s firearms laws for loyal Ammoland readers to review.

According to Gun Owners of America, the legislation passed by huge margins (72-24 with 4 abstentions in the statehouse, 30-4 in the state senate). The gun-rights group has asked members to “thank or spank” state legislatures, depending on their vote, and to thank Governor Justice for signing the bill into law.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

 

 

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200 Fascist Simon & Schuster Employees Demand Publisher Drop Books They Disagree With

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/05/fascist-simon-schuster-employees-demand-publisher-drop-books-they-disagree-with;

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Proving once again that inside every “progressive” is a totalitarian screaming to get out. My latest in FrontPage:

Over 200 employees of Simon & Schuster have gone full fascist, signing a petition calling on the publishing giant to stop providing a platform for everyone except fellow leftist fascists. The haters of the freedom of speech made three demands:

1. Cancel the two-book deal with Mike Pence and do not sign any more book deals with former members of the Trump administration.
2. End Simon & Schuster’s distribution deal with Post Hill Press [which publishes conservative books].
3. Commit to ongoing reevaluations of all clients, authors, distribution deals, and all other financial commitments that promote white supremacist content and/or harm the aforementioned marginalized communities.

The fascists claimed that “when S&S chose to sign Mike Pence, we broke the public’s trust in our editorial process, and blatantly contradicted previous public claims in support of Black and other lives made vulnerable by structural oppression. Simon & Schuster has chosen complicity in perpetuating white supremacy by publishing Mike Pence and continuing to distribute books for Post Hill Press, including predator Matt Gaetz’s FIREBRAND. By choosing to publish Mike Pence, Simon & Schuster is generating wealth for a central figure of a presidency that unequivocally advocated for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-Blackness, xenophobia, misogyny, ableism, islamophobia, antisemitism, and violence. This is not a difference of opinions; this is legitimizing bigotry.”

Of course. No dissent from the left is a legitimate “difference of opinions,” because leftists see the world in a way that religious fanatics throughout history would find familiar: they alone have the vision of what is good and just, and since all those outside the fold are ignorant and evil, they have no rights that the arbiters of what constitutes acceptable opinion are bound to respect.

So far, however, Simon & Schuster’s chief executive Jonathan Karp has shown himself to be among the unredeemed. Karp reminded the fascists in his employ that the job of a publishing house was to allow for “a diversity of voices and perspectives.”Diversity! Karp’s choice of words must have driven the petitioners up the wall because like all leftists, they are no doubt extremely proud of their commitment to “diversity” in all forms except, of course, a genuine diversity of thought. Black and brown and queer and trans voices and all the rest are welcome among them, as long as they all think the same way and say the same thing. But here was Karp gently making it clear that the petitioners weren’t really in favor of diversity in any meaningful way. “We come to work each day to publish, not cancel,” he said, “which is the most extreme decision a publisher can make.”

For that he will likely be canceled himself before too long.

The American left long ago embraced authoritarianism and fascism and is increasingly intolerant of any point of view other than its own. Note that the petitioners included in its laundry list of denunciations the spurious propaganda neologism “Islamophobia.” “Islamophobia” is an illegitimate conflation of two distinct phenomena: crimes against innocent Muslims, which are never justified, and honest analysis of the motivating ideology of jihad terror, which is always necessary. It is inconceivable that anyone would want to publish a book calling for attacks on innocent Muslims or any innocent people, but there are many books discussing the motivating ideology of jihad terrorism.

Islamic advocacy groups and their leftist allies have been insisting for years that such books, too, constituted “Islamophobia.” Such analyses are what these fascists at Simon & Schuster want to stamp out. If the left succeeds in consolidating power, it will be impossible to publish, and likely illegal to enunciate publicly, any opposition to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women and others, for there is no example of any such opposition not being considered “Islamophobic.”

The fascist employees also demanded that Simon & Schuster cut ties with my publisher, Post Hill Press (my last six books have been or are in the process of being published under Post Hill’s imprint, Bombardier Books), with which Simon & Schuster has a distribution arrangement. The petition libelously asserts that Post Hill “openly supports and normalizes violence against minors, Black women, and all Black people by individuals and the state.” This is, of course, not remotely true. It is how left-fascists lie in order to demonize and destroy their opponents. Although Karp has rejected this petition, expect to see much more of this sort of thing. We have not yet reached the high tide of left-fascism in America today.

DHS Considering Hiring Contractors to Spy on “Domestic Terrorists” Online

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Report: DHS Considering Hiring Contractors to Spy on “Domestic Terrorists” Online

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering working with outside firms to surveil “extremist” language by Americans online, according to a report.

The DHS is discussing a plan that would allow them to circumvent limits on intelligence gathering. Federal agents are only allowed by federal law to scroll through public posts on social media and cannot use burner accounts to follow private accounts or enter private chat rooms. However, the reported DHS plan would enlist private cybersecurity firms to engage in those practices.

The initiative comes as law-enforcement agencies ramp up scrutiny of extremist groups with members present at the January 6 Capitol protest. In the aftermath of that event, both Republicans and Democrats criticized security officials for intelligence failures that caused them to underestimate the number of people that would attempt to enter the Capitol.

During his address to a Joint Session of Congress, President Biden said, “The most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today is from white supremacist terrorism.” He said that, even though the Capitol survived the supposed insurrection, “The struggle is far from over. The question of whether our democracy will long endure is both ancient and urgent.” 

Biden’s remarks echo comments made in congressional testimony by FBI Director Christopher Wray in March. “The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now, and it’s not going away any time soon,” Wray said at the time.

The extremists allegedly operate and plot online. It was found that the majority — more than 85 percent — of those charged with crimes for their role in the January 6 “insurrection” were charged in part using evidence from their personal social media accounts, others’ accounts, or both. Facebook was the preferred platform and was used by 73 of the people charged, more than all other social media sites combined, according to a Forbes analysis. YouTube was the second most-referenced at 24 percent. Instagram, a Facebook-owned company, was next at 20 percent. Parler, the app that pledged protection for free-speech rights and garnered a large conservative user base, was mentioned in just eight percent of the charges.

Thus, monitoring “extremist” chatter online becomes a crucial necessity for the DHS. To achieve that, some privacy protections need to be overcome. According to the Exclusionary Rule, first formulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in Mapp v. Ohio, the government is prohibited from using information that it obtained illegally — usually meaning without a warrant — in court. However, evidence first obtained by private citizens may be used in court, regardless of how it was obtained, as long as the private citizen is not acting as an agent of the police.

In coordination with the National Security Council and the FBI, officials at DHS are considering multiple ways to expand the department’s approach to gathering information via social media. “There was only limited awareness before January 6 of what violent extremists were planning through social media,” said Tom Warrick, former DHS deputy assistant secretary for counterterrorism policy. Warrick confirmed the DHS will likely “explore whether contractors could help them understand plots and trends” online.

Using private contractors to monitor social-media sites would give DHS a work-around to warrant requirements. In the new reported plan, the private contractors could tell the government officials what information they saw, thus avoiding the warrant application. “We are exploring with our lawyers, civil rights, civil liberties and privacy colleagues, how we can make use of outside expertise,” a DHS official said.

The DHS is not the first major federal institution under the Biden administration that has sparked concern among Americans.

The U.S. Postal Service has been quietly monitoring social-media posts, including posts about planned protests. At least some of that specifically targeted “right-leaning accounts,” Yahoo News reported. The surveillance program, they explain, known as the Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP), centers around hired analysts who review social-media accounts for “inflammatory” posts to share across government agencies.

Last summer, amid the Portland protests, the DHS got under fire for compiling “intelligence reports” on two journalists who covered the riots. After the Washington Post published a story detailing the department’s practices, then-Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf ordered the intelligence office to stop collecting information on journalists and assured Americans that DHS is committed to respecting civil rights and civil liberties, particularly when it comes to the exercise of First Amendment-protected rights.

But as President Joe Biden says, no amendment is absolute, and for his administration, privacy and freedom of speech seem to be secondary to “public safety” endangered by the “most lethal terrorist threat.”

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