Being a conservative in the military is about to become very difficult.
Joe Biden promised that he’d weed out anyone in the military who is a Republican.
Now, he’s going to start monitoring troops’ social media to make sure they don’t say anything too conservative.
The First Amendment clearly states that the government “shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” All American citizens have a right to speak their mind about politics, religion, or any other controversial topic.
However, the Biden administration and the leadership of the U.S. Military do not believe that right should exist any longer.
That’s why they are undertaking a massive program to spy on American troops, and root out any who may support Republican politicians or hold conservative views.
According to Ken Klippenstein of The Intercept, the military will “rely on a private surveillance firm in order to circumvent First Amendment restrictions on government monitoring, according to a senior Pentagon official.”
Klippenstein goes on to say, “Though the firm has not yet been selected, the current front runner is Babel Street, a company that sells powerful surveillance tools including social media monitoring software.”
Babel Street first came into the public eye in 2017, when Vice ran an article exposing them as the lead supplier behind police surveillance and corporate data collection.
Since that time, according to Tech for the People, their list of customers has grown exponentially, to include the FBI, the State Department, the Air Force, and the TSA.
And now they will be lending their prying eyes to the entire U.S. Military, to make sure the troops all fall in line behind progressive social ideology, and punish any who do not.
This story provides a shocking look at the state of the U.S. government and the Constitution.
For starters, it shows how much danger the First Amendment right to free speech is truly in. Young people who join the Military do not simply give up their Constitutional rights once they put on a uniform.
Military members are guaranteed a right by the Constitution to exercise religion as they see fit, and hold whatever political views they would like.
But Joe Biden is now eliminating that right.
In addition, this is yet another example of the U.S. government trying to get around the Fourth Amendment by using private companies to spy on American citizens for them.
That’s why Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ron Wyden recently introduced the Fourth Amendment is Not For Sale Act – to deal with situations just like this.
Furthermore, it shows the state of corruption that the leadership of the U.S. Military has devolved into.
We know that the leadership of the Military has a corrupt relationship with hawkish members of Congress and deep-pocketed lobbyists from the defense industry.
Now it appears that they have a corrupt relationship with progressive politicians and activists as well, and they are allowing those ideologies to creep into their mission.
Joe Biden promised that he would label Republicans as domestic terrorists and hunt them down. That promise is quickly turning into a reality.