Rand Paul Warns America: 'Be Afraid of Your Government'
Senator issues dire warning
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) issued a dire warning to Americans, saying you should "be afraid of your government."
The senator's remarks come following Attorney General Merrick Garland's plans to target parents speaking out against critical race theory.
Paul told Fox News:
"Moms at school boards are being told that they're criminals, potential domestic terrorists, for the crime of dissent, and I think criminalizing dissent is something that we should all be appalled with."
Garland claimed there was a "disturbing trend" of parents allegedly threatening teachers.
Paul was asked what he would tell Americans worried about being put on a government list if they "say the wrong thing."
"I would say be afraid," Paul declared.
"Be afraid of your government," he responded.
"That's a sad thing from someone in the government to say, but the thing is, are those lists already exist."
"I think the problem is, it's become so normalized to use government to search out and seek out your opponents," Paul continued.
Paul also cited FISA warrant abuse which was used to spy on the Trump campaign.
"If you go to a school board meeting and you're disruptive, and you don't obey the rules of the school board meeting, then there will be local punishment," Paul said.
"But that has nothing to do with the federal law, it has nothing to do with the Department of Justice."
"What Merrick Garland did is, he's attempting to stifle dissent, and he's attempting to say, 'Beware, or Big Brother's coming after you if you speak out against my policies or against the Biden policies.'"
On Monday, Garland issued a memo directing the Department of Justice and the FBI to "launch a series of additional efforts in the coming days designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel."
Neon Nettle earlier reported about ties between Joe Biden's attorney general and a shady company that uses legal loopholes to trade in school children's private data without parental consent.
Garland's son-in-law cofounded the murky firm that has contracts with more than one-fifth of the nation's largest 100 school districts.
The company also has links to the recent nationwide push for Critical Race Theory (CRT) to be taught in American schools.