The level of leftist duplicity never ceases to amaze me. These chuckleheads always seem to justify their actions because, somehow, in their delusional minds, their ideological agenda makes them right.
Recently we shared with y’all the story about the Autonomous Student Network (ASN) in Austin, Texas. These deranged leftists openly issued a threat to incoming University of Texas conservative freshman if they chose to join the Young Conservatives or Texas of Turning Point USA chapters on campus. As a matter of fact, ASN went even further, stating that they would keep a list and publicly disclose information about these students. This group had already done the same at Texas State University, down I-35 from Austin, in San Marcos. No condemnation from any elected officials.
Then again, why would these students not take such actions, since they have elected officials doing the same, setting the example?
As reported by Fox News:
“Trump donors whose names and employers were posted in a highly controversial tweet by Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro blasted the Texas congressman on Wednesday for what they described as a “ridiculous” stunt and, in interviews with Fox News, rejected his claim that they are “fueling a campaign of hate” against Hispanics. One of those Trump donors even revealed he’s also been a supporter of local Democratic lawmakers—including Castro himself.
Wayne Harwell, the owner of a local real estate development company whose name appeared on the list Castro shared on Monday night, told Fox News in a phone interview that he donated money to Castro’s congressional campaign. But he suggested that after Castro outed him in a bid to shame Trump supporters, he won’t be supporting Castro anymore.
“I was also on a list of people that gave to Castro and if he dislikes me enough that he wants to put my name out there against Trump, I’m not going to give money to him,” Harwell told Fox News. “Obviously Castro feels pretty strongly against me.”
According to Federal Election Commission records, Harwell donated $1,000 to Castro’s campaign in September 2011.“I’m pretty independent, but I support Trump,” Harwell explained.
Harwell’s name appeared on a list, along with 43 other prominent donors in San Antonio who have contributed to President Trump. This year, Harwell contributed a total of $5,600 to the Trump Victory committee, and $2,800 to the Trump campaign. Harwell also donated to Trump’s campaign during his first presidential run in 2016. That list was posted on Twitter by Castro, who is the campaign chairman for his brother, 2020 presidential hopeful Julian Castro. The Texas congressman sought to link them to a “campaign of hate” in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. “Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump,” Castro tweeted. “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”
Rep. Joaquin Castro has made the unilateral decision that anyone contributing to President Trump is associated with hatred, and therefore responsible for the actions of one deranged and evil person. What I found utterly disgusting and despicable was watching the news and listening to progressive socialist pundits say that to do this is no big deal. It was information that can be obtained by anyone, FEC public reports. Okay, fine, but what was the intent, the motive, for Castro to take the action that he did? What is he hoping to achieve? It’s simple: these are attacks from others against Americans who are exercising their free will, their right to political expression. For those who say this is not a big deal, imagine if a Republican member of Congress posted a list of donors to Ilhan Omar after she made her statement about 911, “some people did something.” And then make the assertion that those donors were of the same mind?
Yes, you know what the outrage would have been. How about outing the donors of Rashida Tlaib after she claimed that the “Holocaust gives [her] a calming feeling?” The outrage from the left-wing media would have been incessant and every Republican would be called on to disavow the action . . . and President Trump would be blamed for creating an atmosphere of hate, racism, sexism.
Look, we have been there before, with people who made “lists” of their political opposition and supporters. Yes, the same ol’ folks, progressive socialists, communists, Nazis, and others who would unleash their secret police to eliminate their opposition. Let’s be honest, making lists of political opposition is nothing new to the Democrat Party in America. This is the same political party that created our first domestic terrorist gang, the Ku Klux Klan, and they had their lists and cards with faces and names that had to be silenced. And, it was not just blacks that the Klan assaulted . . . they also hunted down and lynched white Republicans to send a message.
Doggone, I wish more folks knew the history of the Democrat Party and called them out. Joaquin Castro knew exactly why he did what he did, and the intended result he seeks. Those condoning his actions are just as guilty. Castro should be removed from his Congressional office, and I think he should be prosecuted. If he is not, then we turn a blind eye to the horrific practice of an elected official making a list of political opposition and publicizing it. And, to make public their place of employment? This is unconscionable.
Let me close on this point: the British had lists also, and they sought to hunt down our Founding Fathers, the men who signed their names to the Declaration of Independence. We have come full circle back to where we started. When the British tried to impose gun control on Americans, they made a stand on April 19, 1775. Here in Texas, when the tyranny of the Mexican government demanded a cannon back in October 1835 in Gonzales, the reply was “Come and Take It.”
An armed individual is a citizen, and unarmed one is a subject and will find themselves on a list and unable to defend themselves. That ain’t happening in Texas or America.
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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.