Mar 15, 2022 3 min read

Border Crossings Soar & Inside Romney's Accusations Of Treason

Apprehensions at the southern border continue to soar and Mitt Romney accuses Tulsi Gabbard of treason, why?
Border Crossings Soar & Inside Romney's Accusations Of Treason

In Today’s Issue 💬

  • Apprehensions at the southern border continue to soar
  • Mitt Romney accuses Tulsi Gabbard of treason, why?
  • Other headlines to keep you in the loop

Apprehensions at the southern border continue to soar

Background: Historically, arrivals during the winter months slow down, but the number of migrants stopped by authorities at the southern border increased from January to February.

The numbers: US border officials encountered illegal immigrants 164,000+ times in February, seven percent more than in January.

  • Three-in-four immigrants were adults.
  • 12,000+ were children traveling alone.
  • 26,000+ were part of a family.
  • 73,000+ were taken into custody.

Do apprehensions mean they were prevented from coming into the country? No. Federal law enforcement released tens of thousands of illegal immigrants into the country, even though the current pandemic policy requires them to be turned away.

Compared to Trump: In March 2020, encounters at the southern border hit a historic low of 20,000. As mentioned earlier, this February so 164,000+ encounters.

Why under Biden: Biden attempted to halt deportations, suspended border wall construction, and promised to eliminate policies that make illegal immigration harder. As a result, migrants feel more optimistic about crossing under Biden than Trump.

Source: Washington Times

Mitt Romney accuses Tulsi Gabbard of treason, and why the trend is happening

What happened: On Monday, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) accused Tulsi Gabbard of treason after her appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show. On the show, she offered nuance on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. She argued that NATO expansion should stop, that Ukraine was more vital for Russia than America, and that leaders should treat the Ukrainian Biolabs seriously. None of these are radical opinions.

  • The Daily Beast attempted to paint Gabbard as a Russian asset for receiving a 60 dollar donation from someone she never met earlier last week.
  • Hillary Clinton also accused Tulsi of being a Russian asset for attacking Kamala Harris in a presidential debate.
  • ABC’s The View demanded that Gabbard and Tucker Carlson should be criminally investigated for their views.

Why: As Glenn Greenwald argues, dissent is severely limited during wartime to give the establishment class complete control over the black-and-white war narrative. Labeling dissent as “treason” effectively deters many from describing situations with nuance because it’s a serious claim punishable by execution.

  • During the War on Terror, the “treason” label was used by the Bush and Cheney’s for the same reason.
  • Edward Snowden was later labeled a traitor for exposing the government’s assault on civil liberties.

The founders: America’s founders understood that treason could be used as a political tool, so they specifically outlined what the crime was. To date, the U.S. has convicted fewer than 12 Americans for treason.

Big picture: Many of those who refuse to parrot the establishment perspective on Ukraine and Russia are now accused of treason. The establishment throws around the traitor label to maintain control of the narrative. It’s just another form of censorship.

🔥 In Other News

📚 CHRIS RUFO: The Arizona State Senate has passed curriculum transparency legislation, which will require public schools to post all teaching materials online. It's the strongest transparency bill in the country and now goes to the State House, expected to pass.

🇺🇦 NY TIMES: As recently as a year ago, many Americans did not know what to make of Ukraine — if they knew anything about it at all. One-third of voters couldn't say whether it was friendly or unfriendly to the U.S. In a new YouGov survey, 81 percent of Americans say Ukraine is either friendly or an ally, exceeding Japan and France.

🙆‍♀️ WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Dr. Rachel Levine, the nation's first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate, was named one of USA Today's “Women of the Year” Sunday.

🇨🇳 THE GUARDIAN: China Covid cases hit two-year high with millions in lockdown as outbreak spreads

🛩 GOP: More than 40 Republicans are questioning why the administration is refusing to aid in the delivery of MiGs to Ukraine.

🚨 CBS: Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio held without bond on Jan. 6 charges.

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