In 2021, Biden claimed that MAGA was a major threat.
Now, according to the Biden-led swamp, individuals who read Bibles are potential terrorists.
That’s right: A Congressional representative with dubious immigration origins can literally scream, “Somalia first,” in public, but Americans who read Bibles in private area apparently the real threat, as noted in a disturbing letter from Representative Jim Jordan.
Jordan, who serves as chairman of the Judiciary Committee and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, noted the deeply disturbing trend and immediately drew attention to the federal government’s extreme overreach.
Jordan sent a rather direct letter to Noah Bishoff, who served as the former director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Stakeholder Integration and Engagement in the Strategic Operations Division of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a rather lengthy name that is more commonly known as FinCEN.
“We now know the federal government flagged terms like ‘MAGA’ and ‘TRUMP,’ to financial institutions if Americans completed transactions using those terms. What was also flagged? If you bought a religious text, like a BIBLE, or shopped at Bass Pro Shop,” Jordan tweeted.
Jordan also provided a link to a much more detailed letter, which emphasizes an enormous amount of massive government overreach over the past three years.
Apparently, the Biden-led government demanded for financial institutions to search for terms such as “MAGA” and “Trump” in Zelle payment messages, allegedly to look for “extremists.”
Moreover, varied financial institutions could also identify potential “homegrown violent” and “lone actor” extremists through searching for individuals who purchased “bus tickets, rental cars, or plane tickets, for travel areas with no apparent purpose.”
Right. Because every single rental car apparently has a clear “purpose” at all times to a random person (or biased algorithm) evaluating it.
The federal government also targeted Americans who dared to shop at Bass Pro Shops, which is apparently another major issue, per the Biden regime.
Better watch out for those fishermen. Real radicals, apparently.
Most disturbingly of all, the Biden regime identified “religious texts,” including the Bible, as a potential warning sign of extremism, which is deeply disturbing, to say the least.
Seems like a full-on attack on First Amendment protections, or the right to religious freedom.
“Despite these transactions having no apparent criminal nexus – and, in fact, relate to Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights – FinCEN seems to have adopted a characterization of these Americans as potential threat actors,” Jordan noted ominously.
Not to mention First Amendment rights.
“This kind of pervasive financial surveillance, carried out in coordination with and at the request of federal law enforcement, into Americans’ private transactions is alarming and raises serious doubts about FinCEN’s respect for fundamental civil liberties,” Jordan continued.
“Alarming” is the nicest way to put it … “Terrifying” is more accurate.
Jordan has called for the related “law enforcement agencies” to come forward in a subsequent “transcribed interview,” noting that his Select Subcommittee has been authorized to investigate “how executive branch agencies work with, obtain information from, and provide information to the private sector, non-profit entities, or other government agencies to facilitate action against American citizens.”
Straight up Soviet tactics.
Hard to believe the Cold War ended less than forty years ago, given the state of the nation under Democrats today.
Author: Ofelia Thornton