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Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump tweeted that he was designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.
Barr added: “In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized and driven by anarchist and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.”
The mention of Antifa is significant. It is a loosely-knit, interstate movement whose objective is to wage a terrorist war against the United States, using violence against the government and our civilian infrastructure.
Equally salient is the attorney general’s assertion that the radical groups involved in the rioting are pursuing a specific, violent agenda. That obviously refers to the ongoing campaign to coerce acceptance by the country of these groups’ counter-constitutional totalitarianism. Barr vowed that the Justice Department will take enforcement action across the nation.
The attorney general also pointed out in his statement that it is a federal crime to cross state lines or use interstate facilities in order to incite or participate in rioting. Indeed it is, and this also raises the specter of federal racketeering laws.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JBurns
Oh, this is awkward.
When Obama admin folks wanted to name vets as potential domestic terrorists, I knew then that this "labeling" would get politicized.
Now? Now we can "label" anyone we want as ANTIFA or "ANTIFA-minded" and ruin their lives.
Sure, some, many deserve nothing more than a throat-punch, but all?
This is a slippery slope.
Imagine if Biden or a Hillary-type gets in office and they label anyone owning a firearm as a "domestic terrorist".