A tea party activist says the oppressive proposals being pushed by a left-wing coalition are nothing more than a communist manifesto.
As reported on OneNewsNow, a coalition of more than 150 groups known as the Movement for Black Lives has released proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice and security systems.
The BREATHE Act [PDF] would divest federal resources from incarceration and policing and would target agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The act also seeks to reduce the Department of Defense budget and to create a "time bound plan" to close all federal prisons and immigration detention centers.
No members of Congress have yet said they plan to introduce the bill.
"It is a communist manifesto," says We the People Convention's Tom Zawistowski. "They want to get rid of the police. Why? So they can have the power in your community. Section three, allocating new money to build healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities for all people -- that means communism. That means equal outcome, not equal opportunity."
And Zawistowski says everyone needs to understand Black Lives Matter's name was intentionally chosen to mislead.
"When you see polls that 62 percent of Americans believe in black lives matter, they believe in the statement of that, not in this communist organization," he asserts. "And that is a reporting of a statement that their founder made -- that she is a trained Marxist, and their goal is to overthrow our country. And this stupid BREATHE Act is just another attempt to mislead gullible -- mostly Republicans -- into thinking they're really helping blacks when they're really helping communists."
Cathie Adams, former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas who now serves as first vice president of Eagle Forum, agrees that America is in a battle against immoral people who are determined to fundamentally change the U.S.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has caved to the far-left base of his party, saying that funding for police departments should "absolutely" be redirected towards other causes like criminal justice reform. He appears to be completely on board with the BREATHE Act.
"These radicals are Marxist," Adams asserts. "Phyllis Schlafly, the founder of Eagle Forum, pointed that out so many years ago. These are immoral people. That is what Marxism is. This is how they undermine our society and then make it ripe for the picking by Marxism."
Adams adds that this move toward Marxism has been incremental.
"You'll have people in the beginning who stand up and stand strong and say, 'We're going to retain our freedom. We're going to do the right thing, regardless of what government says.' And then they find ways that they can get around this and get around that," she warns. "There's power involved, there's money involved, and people start melting away from principles."
The conservative activist concludes that strength needs to be sought in the Spirit of God, whose power cannot be overcome.