Ashley Moody, Florida state Attorney General says immigrants from totalitarian nations are the most frightened by Biden’s move against his opposition
Many immigrants came to the USA to escape oppressive socialist regimes
Ashley Moody, Florida state Attorney General told Bret Baier, “Well you can see the passion and I will use the word ‘uprising’ in South Florida. Many of the people in South Florida fled totalitarian regimes from Cuba or Venezuela and when they see this regime doing exactly what those governments did well they are livid. And it’s not just the illegal Trump search; we know previously parents who were labelled as ‘domestic terrorists.’ When you have a government that’s just announced increasing their agents for the IRS by what, 87,000 agents to target American citizens and now you have an unprecedented raid on a former president and potential political opponent, and there’s this idea that you could start going after criminally political opponents. I mean, that is the motto of many types of those regimes they escaped from, suppress political opposition.
Bret Baier asked Ashley Moody what she would suggest. She replied, “I think we need to hear something today. We won’t hear it but needed President Biden to come out and say, ‘I will guarantee the American public that we will not weaponize the DOJ. I will ensure that.” He won’t. We need Merit Garland to come out and deny that he’s angry and out for revenge. Garland should explain why this process was begun, why it was necessary, why they couldn’t do this investigation through subpoenas. Garland won’t do that. I think that was important for the American people, whose heads are spinning. After the lies the establishment have told the last couple of years. Look I’m not sure what is happening inside the White House. You saw the press secretary come out and cower at any real questions. She said, ‘He’s still got a cough.’ A dozen reporters asked her if the DOJ was weaponizing this criminal investigation against a political opponent. They asked her twelve times and she didn’t answer the question. But we all know what she should have said, ‘No, we’re not going to do that.’ But Biden’s people refuse to even say that.”
What frightens the Immigrants from totallitarian nations the most?
Texas poltical science professor Emil Ficker told JournoNews yesterday, “The FBI could have easily negotiated the return of the Hunter Biden (China) documents without guns and warrants. What the FBI is probably doing is planting evidence. Which is what they did during the Russia hoax. I also have evidence that they doctored evidence to get the warrant, again the same method of operation they used during the Russia hoax. So this is a big fishing expedition using anything they can against Trump to take him out of the race for 2024 or just hang this dark cloud over his head like they did with the Mueller investigation. Remember, they knew for two years there was no crime, but they tried to frame the president for obstructing a crime he never committed. The FBI has crossed the RUubicon with this. And they’re never gonna escape this and everybody involved in this needs to be prosecuted for misconduct, disbarred and have their pensions stripped. And that’s just the beginning.”
Immigrants from Cuba, Venezuela, Russia and China are most angry
As China and Venezuela and other nation crack down on dissent and economic freedom, many immigrants can see just how lucky we are to have freedom and democracy in the USA. But the illegal raid on President Trump’s home have those who escaped repressive regimes to come to our shores, worried that the US is now heading in the same dangerous direction as the countries they left behind. Having survived authoritarianism, they see ominous signs here — groupthink, cancel culture and young Americans favouring socialism.
The New York Post, not long ago found four foreign-born Americans shared their concerns as a warning to fellow citizens.
Amy Phan West
“Hear our voices,” said Amy Phan West, an émigré from Vietnam. “We are speaking the truth because we experienced it.”
“I’m especially concerned about censorship,” she said. “If we don’t follow the status quo, we get censored and silenced. As long as people can speak their minds, they can’t be controlled.”
She also considers politicians who push socialist policies, like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a threat to our civil liberties.
“With the rise of socialism, our country is in the beginning stage of communism,” she said. “It doesn’t happen overnight. First, they say they’ll take care of you. But I don’t think people understand what a slippery slope this is. You guys want socialism? Are you kidding me?”
Chu said. “I’m an American citizen. There is nothing the communists can do. Come get me. I’m not hiding.”
Still, he worries about China’s influence interfering with our freedom of speech.
Chu at about five years old in Hong Kong. He later became a pastor and activist in America fighting for freedoms in the city of his birth.
He’s seen entire American industries dependent upon Chinese business go silent on atrocities committed by the CCP for the sake of profit. He points to 2019, when then-Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support of protests in Hong Kong, which resulted in hundreds of millions lost for the NBA and a chilling message to players and team management to keep their mouths closed.
Hollywood is under similar pressure from China. Chu said a friend in the movie business lost her job at a film franchise after sharing an Instagram post celebrating his activism in Hong Kong.
“This is not just happening in Hong Kong. I want people to understand that this is happening right here and right now. It’s already at your doorstep.”
Justo Triana (above) fled communism in Cuba as a teenager in 2019. But now the 20-year-old Syracuse University freshman is appalled to see peers on campus championing the same ideology that left him and his family struggling to meet their basic needs. Triana grew up in Camaguey, Cuba, during the communist reign of Fidel Castro.
“I have so many new liberties now. Freedom of speech is what I have been most thankful for — the right to say whatever I want about the Cuban or United States government,” he said. But he is shocked to hear classmates flirting with authoritarian politics “as if it were somehow heavenly.”
“I’m fearful about the future of the US. I’m afraid that these kids will grow up, get jobs, assume positions of power, and ultimately turn the United States into another failed experiment.”
Konstantin (above), a 58-year-old Russian émigré who asked only to be identified by his first name, fled the Soviet Union in 1990 in pursuit of liberty. Today he lives in Virginia and works in IT, but he’s concerned about threats to freedom he’s seen creep into American society over the last 30 years.
But as he got older, he started to have his own doubts about Russia.
“I started realizing how wasteful the system was — generations of wasted people,” he said. “No matter what they did, they couldn’t improve their lives.”
In 1990, when Russia began to open up under President Mikhail Gorbachev, Konstantin brought his wife, Irina, and 5-year-old daughter to Reston, Va., to start a new life with $270 in his pocket.
He described experiencing freedom for the first time: “The light comes on, and you can see the things you saw in the dark are not quite the same as you imagined them. It was so colorful, limitless.”
But now, he said, liberties are coming under siege in America. “Sometimes I feel like I’m moving back in time, back to the USSR,” where leaders told citizens what they could read, write and think, he said.
“They’re limiting our ability to say things, or publish things. There’s even censorship on the kindergarten level, where they’re removing Dr. Seuss books.
“Today, saying something that doesn’t align with the ‘correct’ way of saying things could cost someone their job or their livelihood.”
He added: “We’re taking small steps towards the wrong society. This is the greatest country in the history of civilization. It’s built on the premise of freedom, self-reliance and responsibility. It should stay that way.”
How dictators come to power in a democracy…
Forbes magazine has reported the answer to the question of how democrcies are brought down, “Dictatorships are often unexpected. They have arisen among prosperous, educated and cultured people who seemed safe from a dictatorship — in Europe, Asia and South America. Bad economic policies and foreign policies can cause crises that have dangerous political consequences.”
The magazine published a list…
- Bad economic policies and foreign policies can cause crises that have dangerous political consequences.
- Politicians commonly demand arbitrary power to deal with a national emergency and restore order, even though underlying problems are commonly caused by bad government policies.
- In hard times, many people are often willing to go along with and support terrible things that would be unthinkable in good times.
- Those who dismiss the possibility of a dictatorial regime in America need to consider possible developments that could make our circumstances worse and politically more volatile than they are now — like runaway government spending, soaring taxes, more wars, inflation and economic collapse.
- Aspiring dictators sometimes give away their intentions by their evident desire to destroy opponents.
- There’s no reliable way to prevent bad or incompetent people from gaining power.
- A political system with a separation of powers and checks & balances — like the U.S. Constitution — does make it more difficult for one branch of government to dominate the others.
- Ultimately, liberty can be protected only if people care enough to fight for it, because everywhere governments push for more power, and they never give it up willingly.