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Lawmaker: Key gov’t agencies should be defunded, abolished if they ‘do not come to heel’


Mar 5, 2023

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Harold Hutchison
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Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida said Friday at the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that multiple government agencies should be defunded or abolished if they won’t “come to heel.”

“Perhaps the most important concession that we received during that fight was the establishment of a special group of legislators to analyze the weaponization of this government against our people,” Gaetz said during a speech at the event in National Harbor, Maryland. “Seems like every time I turn around, they’re engaged in surveillance or list building or monitoring.”

“I don’t care if it takes every second of our time and every ounce of our energy, we either get this government back on our side or we defund and get rid of, abolish the FBI, CDC, ATF, DOJ, every last one of them if they do not come to heel,” Gaetz added.

The Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government held a hearing Feb. 9, during which former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who claimed that censorship by Google derailed her campaign, while Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin testified before the subcommittee about FBI surveillance of Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign and about information from whistleblowers in the agency.


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed to establish the subcommittee chaired by Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio in order to secure the 218 votes necessary to become speaker. The House of Representatives established the select subcommittee in January, shortly after McCarthy won the speakership.

Gaetz also mocked many media outlets over criticism of the holdouts during the 15-ballot marathon to elect a speaker of the House of Representatives.

“If you believed the mainstream media, we wanted crazy things. We were this wild group of radicals who actually thought we should have a few days to read legislation before we vote on it. We had extreme ideas, like the bills before our consideration should comport to a single subject, so that I wouldn’t have to vote on the farm bill the same time I’m voting on war powers in Yemen,” Gaetz said.

“We — we thought we really could send a shock through the system with a requirement that the amendments to bills actually be germane to the subject area of the bill,” Gaetz continued. “We thought that bureaucrats who turned against the American people should have their salaries singled out so we could vote against them.”

Gaetz listed other reforms, including passing the regular appropriations bills rather than using omnibus spending measures during his speech.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Long the world’s most Christian nation, America today is being taken over by a new “official” national religion, one being imposed on the entire populace by every major societal institution, from government, media and big tech, to academia, entertainment and business.

This new state religion is Wokeism. “Going woke” conjures up visions of someone claiming to be acutely sensitive (“awake”) to “systemic social and political injustice.” And not just alleged bigotry against blacks, but toward every other “minority” as well, from LGBT folk – especially everything transgender and “nonbinary” – to “undocumented immigrants.” All of them, being VICTIMS, intrinsically more virtuous than the shameful oppressor class: primarily heterosexual white males.

This new “woke” consciousness has turned America upside-down – from the nationwide Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots in 2020, to tearing down of historic monuments, to demanding multi-million-dollar reparation payments for blacks, to appointing transgenders as top government officials, to rampant reverse discrimination in every area of life, to the U.S. military imposing mandatory “diversity training” and transgender pronoun use on all personnel, causing recruitment to disastrously plummet.

Yet there is hope. Being “saved” – which in Wokeism is called being “woke” – is largely a matter of worshipping victimhood by becoming an “ally” and “defender” of all the many victim classes, and a determined enemy of the straight white male oppressor class. Thus, “joining the righteous” as an ally – even if one is cursed to be a straight white male – opens the door mercifully for salvation, even to the most wretched.

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