First and foremost, you should trust governments the same as a shady mechanic. No government is exempt from corruption, and anyone that tells you they are is a liar. Though the United States has a fantastic system of government, there’s still room for corruption if politicians allow the opportunity.
Remember when the White House teamed up with Facebook to flag misinformation? That’s about to get a whole lot worse.
The Department of Homeland Security released a “Summary of Terrorism Threat to the US Homeland” bulletin, and they’re going to go after people who cause distrust in the government.
One of the underlying conditions of national terrorism was noted to be “the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in US government institutions.”
It’s already beginning.
Combat Iron Apparel is a screen-printing company owned and operated by a veteran and former police officer. Their apparel is formed to the veteran and fitness community, and one of their most popular shirts says, “Trust God Not Government.” This specific shirt may have gotten Combat Iron Apparel’s Instagram page taken down. The company isn’t inherently political, making this a bold move on Instagram’s part. It seems that more and more, there’s a push for censorship that’s harming the bravest and most honorable among us, and there’s a reason for that.
The phrase, “When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes a duty,” is a phrase that’s lasted throughout time. There were no intentions from the founders of this country that censorship would not be this heavily induced, and that’s why the First Amendment was created.
On the flip side of the apparel world, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has a shirt on her campaign website that says, “Throw A Punch For The Children.” If that’s not inciting violence, then there’s nothing that is. It turns out that the shirt is one of Pelosi’s favorites.
The other listed national terrorism items were “continued calls for violence directed at US critical infrastructure, soft targets and mass gatherings, faith-based institutions, such as churches, synagogues, and mosques, institutions of higher education, racial and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, including law enforcement and the military, the media and perceived ideological opponents” and “calls by foreign terrorist organizations for attacks on the United States based on recent events.”
That sounds precisely like terrorism, but the first one doesn’t at all. You can tell anyone that they shouldn’t trust the government all you want to, and it’s covered under the First Amendment. The government shouldn’t and isn’t trusted.