For over a year now, the Green New Deal (first introduced by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) was the unquestioned worst piece of legislation proposed by the radical-Left in Congress…but that might have just changed.
Two other members of the so-called “Squad,” Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, recently introduced legislation that is chock-full of radical Left goodies. Tlaib and Pressley’s BREATHE Act consists of the following as reported by Fox News:
“Federal funds to local police and federal agencies would be slashed and diverted to pay for health care, education, environmental housing programs. It would eliminate federal programs and agencies used to finance Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the controversial Department of Defense 1033 program, which transfers excess military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies.
Other provisions include abolishing surveillance tactics disproportionately used to target minority communities, electronic monitoring — including ankle monitors, smartphone apps and other tools — ending civil asset forfeiture, ending the “three strikes” law and repealing laws that criminalize illegal immigration.
In addition, it would offer a 50 percent match of savings for states to close down detention facilities and prisons, the elimination of gang databases and the forgiving of all fees and surcharges within the justice system.
The reparations provisions include the passing the Commission to Study Reparation Proposal for African-Americans Act and establishing commissions to “design reparations” for mass incarceration to include those caught up in the War on Drugs, border and police violence and the “systemic violation of the U.S. Government’s treaty obligations to Tribal nations.”
So basically, defund the police, abolish prisons, and get rid of gang databases. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, a coming crime wave the likes of which hasn’t been experienced in this country in decades is almost assuredly going to ensue. Who are you going to call when the police force in your town is cut? The remaining officers on the force will be too nervous to go into high-crime areas out of fear that an altercation of any kind will be taken out of context and blamed on them, regardless if they handled the situation properly or not. That leaves everyday citizens with no way to defend themselves.
Getting rid of prisons? What, are criminals going to be sent to a Holiday Inn Express now? If Tlaib and Pressley have their way, we would be one step closer to anarchy on the streets of America. Is that what they want? It sure seems that way.
I realize these questions are merely rhetorical. Absolute carnage is apparently okay with them because it presents a political opportunity to advance their radical Leftist agenda.
As far as slavery reparations go, giving money to people whose ancestors suffered through the horrors of slavery is insulting to the memory of those who were enslaved in the past.
Those African Americans were literally treated like property and were owned by another human being. Many were beaten and overworked until the point of death. Their children were separated from them, and they were auctioned off like animals in public markets. The practice was horrific and evil, and it’s a GOOD thing that it was brought to an end.
But now, according to Tlaib and Pressley’s legislation, the descendants of slaves—150 years after the end of slavery—are going to be paid for something they themselves never suffered. That’s just absurd!
Slaves could only dream of the opportunities that blacks have to achieve success in today’s America. People of all races and both genders have never been freer in the history of this country. However, the radical Left isn’t satisfied with that. Many of them want to “burn the system down” in the name of equality.
This farce of a bill being pushed by the “Squad” members is reckless and dangerous and will put all our lives in peril. We would be left to fend for ourselves—and if they had their way, they would also abolish the Second Amendment, making self-defense an impossibility.
These are dangerous times in America. What once was considered a far-Left fringe proposal has now become mainstream—all due in large part to AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Comrade Bernie Sanders.
Joe Biden has brought these radicals into the fold of his campaign and has tasked them to form committees to write his policy proposals for him.
Whatever you think of President Trump, just know this: He is the last line of defense against the radical Left. If he loses in November, and the Republicans lose the House and Senate, America will be unrecognizable. It is imperative that those who revere the Constitution to vote to keep the radical Left from using the levers of power to “fundamentally transform” America.