Imagine that you live in a country where the government censored the news. Imagine that national security and intelligence agencies, working with their preferred political allies, spread false stories about an opposition candidate to portray him as a traitor and an enemy of the state.
Imagine that you lived in a country where certain political opinions were censored, and even the truth was censored to manipulate an election.
Imagine that you lived in a country where religious activists were prosecuted by the government, and where churches were investigated by the government.
Imagine that you lived in a country where expressing certain commonsense views got you labeled as a “domestic terrorist.”
Imagine that you lived in a country where the leader believed he could do whatever he wanted – just by the stroke of his pen – without any legal authorization.
Imagine that you lived in a country where state security agencies protected corrupt leaders.
What I have just described may sound like the old Soviet Union, communist China, or Marxist Venezuela, and that would be an accurate description of those countries.
But I’m not referring to those totalitarian regimes, and we don’t have to imagine anything.
What I described above is the country we live in today – Joe Biden’s neo-Marxist, “fundamentally transformed” America. Let’s run through the examples.
We know from the Durham report that elements of the FBI worked with the Hillary Clinton campaign to spread false rumors about Donald Trump, rumors that portrayed Trump as a traitor to America and a puppet of Russia.
The FBI ran wild with this conspiracy theory and used it to spy on Trump’s campaign and to undermine his administration. But that’s not all.
In the 2020 campaign, Deep State intelligence operatives worked with the Biden campaign to concoct another lie, only this time they were hiding the truth.
We know the FBI took possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop in late 2019. That laptop detailed the Biden family’s corrupt foreign influence-peddling schemes and could have destroyed Biden’s presidential ambitions.
So, the FBI began grooming social media companies to censor anything that looked like so-called “hack and dump” operations.
When the New York Post broke the news about Hunter’s “laptop from Hell,” Big Tech was sufficiently conditioned that it censored the news, even though the FBI knew it was true.
But to really cinch the deal, Biden campaign operatives worked with former Deep State operatives to smear the New York Post and to condemn a true story as “Russian disinformation.”
Just think about that. First, the FBI lied to us about Russian collusion. It allowed a false story to spread to damage Donald Trump. Then, it censored the truth and lied again by telling us the truth was a lie in order to help Joe Biden defeat Donald Trump.
Once Biden assumed power, he unleashed the FBI to investigate concerned parents at school board meetings as “domestic terrorists.”
He’s prosecuting pro-life activists, in spite of the record violence against churches and pro-life organizations.
Biden’s FBI refused to turn over to Congress an unclassified document from a confidential source who provided extensive details linking the Biden family to a bribery scheme involving the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. The FBI had that information in 2020, but somehow those details never leaked to the media.
Emboldened by the subservience of our security agencies and the media, Biden apparently feels free to ignore Congress and the laws of our country.
His open border policies, undermining our national security, are a prime example. He’s also using the defense budget to subsidize abortions, in violation of the Hyde Amendment.
And even though then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Biden had no authority to do so, he attempted to spend $500 billion on a student loan scheme, without Congress ever appropriating such funds.
Thankfully, the Supreme Court rejected Biden’s unprecedented power grab. Otherwise, we would be on the verge of a dictatorship, where our elected representatives are utterly meaningless and the president could do whatever he wanted.
Rampant censorship. Repression of the truth. Selective prosecutions. Investigating churches. Election interference undermining our democratic process.
Freedom in America is under siege like never before. This once exceptional nation known as the “Land of Free” is now, under the tyranny of the intolerant Left, dangerously indistinguishable from other despotic regimes.
America desperately needs a revival of faith. And, as Abraham Lincoln so eloquently put it, we desperately need a new birth of freedom!
Gary L. Bauer, former chief domestic policy adviser to President Reagan and a Trump-appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, serves as president of American Values, chairman of Campaign for Working Families PAC, and senior vice president of public policy for the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute.