Well, now here's an interesting idea.
And this terrifying suggestion was submitted by the The Daily Beast.
Democrats in Congress are teeing up another round of investigations and commissions to get to the bottom of the January 6 insurrection, which will almost certainly revisit the thorny question of whether the U.S. needs an independent counter-subversion agency to infiltrate and neutralize armed domestic extremists, who are now threatening more attacks on or around the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
He's talking about the creation of an independent agency to spy on and neutralize(!?) U.S. citizens. Yeah, THORNY.
That's one heck of a suggestion, guy.
Thankfully, they do seem to understand why this suggestion has been met with some, uhh, hesitation.
Undergirding resistance to any new authority to combat white nationalist terrorist threats, of course, are widespread fears that Washington could end up creating an American Gestapo, a secret police at the beck and call of a future president.
Yup. Apt summary of our concerns.
Funny thing about Americans, that. We just aren't the biggest fans of the government creating a Gestapo to spy on us.
Go figure 🤷♂️
Here's the thing: You might think, "Hey, I don't see the problem with something like this. Of course we should be fighting domestic terrorism!"
The problem is that, historically, governments have always taken their plodding goose steps toward totalitarianism by capitalizing on the emotion following a crisis to seize more power for themselves.
We ought to be very wary of the proposals we are seeing lately that are aimed to combat "domestic terrorism," especially when the suggested solution is to create unmonitored enforcement agencies aimed at U.S. citizens.