This morning, while appearing on FOX News, Senator Rand Paul warned Americans that they should be afraid of their government, claiming that the Biden administration was creating watchlists of dissenters.
While talking about the Biden administration plan to target parents who have spoken out against critical race theory and vaccinate mandates in schools, Paul told host Ben Domenech, “I think criminalizing dissent is something that we should all be appalled with.”
Last week, the Biden administration began using the Department of Justice and the FBI to target parents who refuse to go along with medical mandates or those who speak out against the teaching of anti-white racial theories.
The Biden administration is rapidly repurposing federal law enforcement to target political opposition.— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 4, 2021
They want to reclassify dissent as "disinformation" and "domestic terrorism," justifying an unprecedented intervention, both directly and in partnership with tech companies.
You are likely already on a list!
“I would say be afraid,” Paul said. “Be afraid of your government. That’s a sad thing from someone in the government to say, but the thing is, is those lists already exist.”
The Senator continued, “For example, people in northern Virginia that have gone to [protests], have been then sought out by the school council, by the members of the school board and retaliated [against] in a sort of legalistic way to try to put them on some sort of list and chill their speech by letting them know there’ll be a penalty for showing up and protesting.”
“There are people I know on the left who should have stepped forward and should have said how wrong it is to use this foreign intelligence court – that uses a standard lower than the Constitution – to go after a political campaign,” Paul continued.
“Yet, the left — once it became about Trump, their hatred of Trump trumped everything else, and I have a feeling and a fear that the left has become more authoritarian than we can really even imagine,” the Senator further declared.