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Should Red States Block Federal Agencies From Operating With Impunity? Blue States Do It

August 20, 2022

By Brandon Smith

The concept of “sanctuary cities” has long been implemented within predominantly leftist states in America. It’s not anything new. Any operations by DHS and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) within blue states to arrest and deport illegal immigrants are often met with aggressive resistance by Democrat run city governments.

Keep in mind that foreign individuals have no right under the constitution to reside in the US without first gaining citizenship. Leftists say they don’t care and are happy to welcome millions of illegals into the country with open arms in direct violation of laws protecting our borders as well as the stability of our economy and society. They do this NOT because they are naively humanitarian; rather, they see it as a means to import a massive voting block that will give leftists whatever they want because they believe they will get citizenship in exchange.

If they didn’t want millions of illegal votes, then Democrats would not be constantly attempting to block voter ID laws.

Obviously, the political left is openly hostile to federal agencies when those agencies happen to obstruct their agenda. Though it’s rare these days for blue states and the feds to be at odds, it does happen. ICE and other agencies might try to find ways around sanctuary status, but there is never any question of “treason” or “insurrection.” Blue state politicians don’t get raided or arrested as national enemies.

I bring up this issue because many readers have asked me to comment on the events at Mar-a-Lago and the FBI search of Donald Trump’s home. From the information I have seen, every president in history has been given access to classified information after they leave the White House, especially if they are planning to run for office again. One can debate the merits of this policy, but it is a policy just the same. Presidents also have sweeping authority to declassify documents and information when they feel it is justified. Meaning, if documents were found in Trump’s possession, it’s completely plausible that he simply declassified them before taking them.

The main leftist position is more about the nuances of how the documents are stored and if Trump followed proper procedures through NARA. While the secondary argument by leftists is basically that Trump is a criminal and should not be allowed the same access as other presidents (though impeachment failed and he has never been criminally charged). Until the information on the raid is unsealed we really have no idea if Trump actually had any dangerous or top secret documents in his possession. It’s all hypothetical at this point and the progressive media is running wild with the story simply because they hate Trump and are hoping against hope that this event will stop him from running for office in 2024, where Biden would be easily crushed.

My personal feeling on the issue is that people are missing the bigger picture. The Mar-a-Lago raid is much like the January 6th trials – It’s all a circus and a distraction. Nothing substantial will come from these events, it’s about optics and influencing public perception. If anything, the raid on Trump’s home makes him look MORE appealing to a large number of Americans who have grown tired of the apparent incompetence and chicanery of the Biden Administration. This event HELPS Trump in the long run instead of hurting him.

The only other possible scenario that makes sense here is that there will be an attempt to arrest Trump on thin charges. Such a move would be seen as purely political in nature and would enrage millions of Americans to the point of civil unrest. But maybe that’s the point…

I have never had much trust in Trump and I was always highly critical of the fact that he loaded his cabinet with known banking elites and globalists after attacking those same people during his election campaign. This article is not meant to defend Trump or admonish him. Frankly, I don’t care.

What I do care about, though, is the increasing tide of federal aggression and the use of federal agencies as a political club to intimidate or beat down opponents of the leftists and globalists. The FBI raid in Florida, is one example. Then there was the FBI seizure of PA congressman Scott Perry’s cell phone, and the Jan. 6th investigations in general are purely about intimidation and not about justice.

The message of the Jan 6th trials is this: Leftists are allowed to violently riot and burn buildings to the ground across the country. Conservatives are not allowed to do anything. If we do, then we will be rounded up for “insurrection.” At least, that’s what they want us to believe so that we self censor and live in fear of ever protesting again. We are at an impasse. There is no compromise to be had and no agreements to be made. They want us gone, and now we want them gone because they want us gone. This is not going to change.

Another growing concern among many Americans is the sudden explosion in agent recruitment at the IRS, with an implied need for agents that are willing to execute raids and violence. The “Inflation Reduction Act” which contains no measures that actually reduce inflation but does contain a climate change agenda, socialized healthcare measures and an extreme boost to the IRS.

The agency is slated to receive an $80 billion boost from the Inflation Reduction Act and the institution is now looking to hire 87,000 more employees. If the mission is to reduce inflation by using the IRS to steal more money from American consumers, then I guess that could work if they rob almost everyone, but it would also cause recessionary carnage and even more public discontent and anger.

Obviously, not all of the 87,000 new IRS agents will be field agents. Finding that many people with training that are also willing to risk their lives for the IRS would be exceedingly difficult. Many of them will be sitting at a desk, but thousands of them will be strapped and this is what worries people. The mainstream media claims that these new agents will be targeting “rich tax dodgers” but we all know better. The IRS was used extensively under Obama to put pressure on conservative organizations and individuals that were not “rich,” and there’s no reason to think Biden would not do the same thing.

The IRS even had to apologize to conservative groups for their biased activities as part of a legal settlement in 2017.

They’ve done it before and they’ll do it again, but this time with a massive payout from the Biden White House and probably more leeway to bend the law. So, with federal agencies being utilized even more as political weapons, should conservative states step in and block their operations? Blue states do it, why not red states? This is an apples to apples comparison and absolutely fair. I would say that what blue states are doing with illegal immigrants is highly destructive in comparison. Red states stopping alphabet agencies from using intimidation against conservatives who are legal citizens is far more justified.

This question leads to a whole gamut of conflicts for sure, and there will be endless cries by leftists of “treason.” But who cares? We realize that there is a double standard and it’s only expanding in the favor of social justice extremists that want to fundamentally disrupt and change the foundations of our country. Why should we play by their rules when they don’t play by any?

Red states should enforce a moratorium on federal agency operations until the threats of political abuse are addressed. It is not possible to reach an understanding with leftists at this time because they operate through a prism of zealotry. They cannot be reasoned with because they believe that everything they are doing is righteous and no violation of individual rights is off the table, so it is better to separate and prevent them from implementing malicious policies within our state borders until the conflict is resolved. Otherwise, a lot of people could get hurt.



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  • JustOneGuy August 20, 2022 at 6:23 am

    The Blue States ‘fired the First shot’ in the ongoing mess which is developing…it seems only fair to return the favor.
    But in truth, where does that lead, logically? Simple, “Secession”. With each passing day it becomes more and more clear that the fractured House of Democracy – divided- can no longer meet on any common ground…there simply ISN’T any left, so it’s time to do something else.
    Hmmm, I wonder what that might be?

    Cheerio Kiddos….JOG

  • Blackcat August 20, 2022 at 6:26 am

    I feel the same about blue/red counties. Please progressive do gooders and RINO’s stay in your own counties and stop 🛑 bringing your city bullshit to our rural counties.

    • Purrsun August 20, 2022 at 10:03 am

      Yes, Brandon, please address problem at county level as many currently live peacefully rural, but within easy driving distance of Big Blue Nasties. Such as, outer rim of ATL metro. Even conservative states have pitfall areas, e.g. Austin & Houston.

  • Quatermain August 20, 2022 at 7:21 am

    The concept of blocking some federal agencies from operating in red states is an excellent one. It is also logical inasmuch as the federals are doing what they can to disadvantage red state policies; such as the elimination of CRT in education. One further step, for western red states, would be the elimination (appropriation) 0f non constitutional federal land holdings. The BLM comes to mind here. This is no small thing when one considers that 86% of Nevada is federally occupied territory. State ownership, and eventually private ownership , of these lands would generate tremendous economic activity in the states.

    • JustOneGuy August 25, 2022 at 9:19 am

      Agreed Quartermain,
      The FEDS should own only the barest minimum of lands necessary to perform thier basic functions…NO MORE


  • JACK+SHULL August 20, 2022 at 8:11 am

    Brandon, different subject – but have you heard if the nasal swab pcr tests are life threatening? Reading different opinions on this serious subject.

    • Laura Ann August 20, 2022 at 11:57 am

      There have been cases that jamming swabs up the snout can get into the brain barrier (ouch) so why do people do it anyway? We have some swabs (home tests) but stick one in the throat. I would never jam anything up my nose. viruses travel into throat from sinus areas.

    • kal August 30, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      so what would you be testing for by shoving that thing up your nose, let’s get to the root problem here.

  • CuzMike August 20, 2022 at 9:24 am

    An answer for IRS aggression might be for sheriffs in red counties to deputize enough qualified citizens to stop said aggressions.

  • Ed Cane August 20, 2022 at 9:27 am

    I’m DEEPLY concerned myself. Tyrannical globalism is very dangerous to ‘freedom loving’ Americans. And ‘group think’ is OPPRESSION times 9 billion. Once Americans are disarmed, the light of FREEDOM will vanish worldwide forever. That’s the truth. Not ‘MY’ truth. But the very truth. Twitter recently suspended my account ‘permanently’; as their platform is as tyrannical as they come.

  • stpaulchuck August 20, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Essentially this is a war, a war for ultimate power over the US and its people. The WEF and their allies have become shocked over the freedoms and quality of life in Western countries and Japan, S.Korea, Taiwan group. They are dismayed that the ‘serfs’ have climbed so high up the lifestyle ladder as I read it. Even though they have such elegant palaces and personal jets, etc., those of us who work and have skills have a truly marvelous life, and the oligarch can’t stand that. Why strive for the wealth of Croesus when you can’t look down upon billions of “ordinary” people from your royal perch? The fervent commies in the crowd will gladly do your bidding to wreck the phenomenal engine of Capitalism, and thus gut the economies, setting the serfs down “where they belong”. This IS war. Act like it.

    • Anthony Sakal August 27, 2022 at 11:17 am

      “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you. . . you may know that your society is doomed.” Ayn Rand

  • WilliamtheResolute August 20, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Banning the Federal LEO’s in Red States will be the only way that Red States continue to exist in a WROL. Red States have crossed the Rubicon, just waiting for the figurative Globalist wielded knife in our backs from the FED mandates and laws. We have been infiltrated by RINO’s and Soros/CCP owned State Governors and the other fraudulently elected officials enabling the exhaustion of our welfare system and the dilution of our populace with illegals. Make no mistake, they intend to kill those who defend the Constitution first and then they will focus on the useless eaters and idiots that supported their treason.

  • Greg B. August 20, 2022 at 10:56 am

    This sort of thing was used in the 1850’s to block federal enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act. And even earlier against the Alien & Sedition Acts. And many states do it today with drug legalization. So there’s no excuse why red states can’t block the feds from enforcing their infringements within state borders.

  • Bob Ross August 20, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    This would really just take local police who are willing to hound feds in their areas.
    No legislation required. Local police can just treat the feds the way minorities claim to be treated by local police; to advance equity obviously.
    Maybe the feds will have recruitment problems.

    • Gauntlet33 August 22, 2022 at 10:19 am

      Exactly. Arrest the Fed thugs, and even if they’re able to get out, a night in jail will make them think twice. Kinda’ like the FED LEO who was allegedly doing a weapons check and the homeowner called the local cops and said he had a potential home invader and the local cops showed up and tased the federale. That was great for a deep belly laugh!

  • Czar Casim August 20, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    We should start at the Town Boards, School Boards, City Councils. Run for OFFICE for those posistions! It WON’T be easy and might even take a few tries to get IN!
    Then after a few terms upgrade to a County Commissioner or other County posistions. Again it will take WORK, alot of door knocking handshaking. I would have said baby kissing, however those days are loooong gooone.
    There’s also House and Senate State seats, again stick it out till your termed out!
    Once you have gone through some of those posistions, RUN FOR GOVERNER!!!
    Soo…Get in touch with your local Republican Town or County Commeitte and GET INVOLVED!

  • Roundball Shaman August 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    “Should Red States Block Federal Agencies From Operating With Impunity? Blue States Do It… Red states should enforce a moratorium on federal agency operations until the threats of political abuse are addressed.”

    This is raising the issue with regard to a Federal Agency… but there is a deeper and wider and fundamental shaking of the ground beneath us going on today.

    America is currently involved in a ‘soft’ Civil War. Not being fought with troops and guns but with hearts and minds that no longer see a unified Country of people and ideals but a fractured mix of competing laws and ethnic groups loyal to some-place-else and different agendas and aims.

    This is yet another step towards the (voluntary?) separation of States within the Nation at-large. This separation comes down to States that support The New World Order Not-So-Great Reset and World Marxism… and then All Those Who Don’t.

    This dynamic has been playing out since the CovidCon began with the differing policies on mask wearing and toxic injection mandates. And now, with issues like abortion and the Green Agenda… there is deeper and more formal States separating going on.

    What is a Social Contract? It is a voluntary agreement among individuals or groups by which a society has aims and rights of mutual welfare and duties of responsibilities in service of that.

    We don’t have much of a Social Contract left in America anymore. What we have is Contract of Conflict and Anger and Distrust.

    Any Society can only thrive when there is a sound and real Social Contract among its people.

    Try as They might… you cannot control the human heart. And Red States simply are not going to surrender the values They have lived by and cherish. And certainly not to the likes of those who are trying to cancel and erase those very values.

    Trying to rule over human hearts by brute force never works. It only results in chaos, pain, and needless death and misery.

    ‘They’ want us to live under the New Social Contract of Empire. The Social contract of ‘They’ have all rights and you have no rights.

    The question ahead is how far will this separation within America go. Will States be allowed to reclaim many of those States-Rights that were stolen from them and the Nation remains with the same map borders? Or will actual borders on maps be redrawn one day soon with a wider kind of institutionalized separation taking place?

    Like what is going on right now in Ukraine and other places around the Globe.

    • HillbillyBee August 20, 2022 at 6:53 pm

      I agree that separation seems to be looming. How to define the separation is a big question. It occurs to me that there are many giant blue cities in red states. A thought
      Experiment: what would happen if these cities and surrounding bedroom counties were to become city states independent from the states in which they are embedded. Is there any way that could be made to work?

      • Roundball Shaman August 21, 2022 at 12:54 pm

        “I agree that separation seems to be looming. How to define the separation is a big question. It occurs to me that there are many giant blue cities in red states… what would happen if these cities and surrounding bedroom counties were to become city states independent from the states in which they are embedded.”
        We already have this as a ‘spiritual’ reality right now… meaning as to where people’s hearts are. These areas are divided in all ways except governance boundaries on maps.
        Places like Cook County (Chicago) vs. the rest of Illinois… the big cities of Texas vs. the rest of the Lone Star State… the densely populated areas of California vs. the rest of the State. These places and more are already Spiritually separated. They do not want to have anything to do with the environments outside of their spiritually unified area.
        These areas will NEVER be unified again. The attitudes and values of the people within these regions are far apart and going in very separate directions. And when People’s hearts go in one direction… their governing structure often follows them there or there are BIG PROBLEMS when force and coercion are used to keep areas together that don’t want to be.
        City-States would be the way to go by default. All that remains is to officially redraw boundaries on maps to reflect the reality of where people already are in their hearts and minds.
        For this to work it would have to be done peacefully and with cooperation of all parties.
        Will our governing leaders have the sense to recognize these realities and work to make
        this solution happen? I think we know the answer to that one.
        Nothing like holding on to a bad, toxic relationship and trying to hold it together with no chance of success.

  • G August 20, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Yes, block them, intentionally inciting violence.

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      Brandon Smith August 20, 2022 at 4:56 pm

      They are inciting violence, not us. They incite violence by attacking innocent people. It’s typical for tyrants to blame the victims when the victims finally decide to defend themselves.

  • dipdooo August 20, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    @Brandon the only thing that makes sense about the Trump raid is that it is intended to sow chaos and further divide.

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      Brandon Smith August 20, 2022 at 6:48 pm

      Possibly. We may not know for months to come what the scope of the event is.

    • Gauntlet33 August 22, 2022 at 10:24 am

      There’s a lot of possible reasons for the FBI Trump raid, but I tend to think that it’s the FBI’s way of telling Conservatives, “If we can raid a former President’s house, then we can surely raid yours too.”

      • NetRanger August 26, 2022 at 8:33 pm

        The problem they don’t realize they’ve cause is a bunch more people now sleep with a gun propped up close to the entry door. It is not unrealistic to expect that if they start raiding private citizens, the lead will start flying. Then the whining will ensue. Tyrants are cowards and as soon as they are put back on their heals, they will whine like little girls about how we need legislation to stop these people from exsersizing their God Given rights. Look for it. I think it will happen. Hold the line.

  • kmose August 21, 2022 at 6:59 am

    They hate us so much. They really, really, really despise us. Yet, they won’t allow a national divorce, or even advocate for one. When it comes to marriage they absolutely believe in divorce and love it, but they won’t even fathom it when it comes to this clearly broken nation. Since they consider themselves to be so much smarter, you would think they would jump at the opportunity to start their own nation so they could demonstrate how much better off they are, but instead they wish to remain in the union, boiling with hatred every day. It is insane how they insist on continuing to live with people they hate so much.

    • Daniel V August 21, 2022 at 7:21 am

      When looking back through what happens through history (most notably ancient times and ww1-present), the reason why they still want to continue living with people they hate is to simply dominate them. Let’s be honest, all of the globalists and their followers are merely lucifer’s minions to destroy the planet. Why is it that they want most people to live in fear? Why do they impose draconian measures? Why do they get rid of useful idiots that helped shaping their authoritarian views despite helping them achieve it? It’s simple, globalists only want to have the world their way for themselves. It’s the reason why they constantly practice luciferianism and formed free masonry, they have extreme hatred for god and self freedom, thus they want to dominate the world, simple as that. Make no mistake, I still believe they will fall…but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a brutal battle that will take decades upon decades to withstand.

    • PrayerMom August 23, 2022 at 10:11 am

      They can only support a nation on the backs snd earnings of hard working conservatives, their useful idiots don’t realize that they themselves will be literal slaves in a world that they imagined would be their utopia. We are the earners and moneymakers. Unfortunately, we feed the the machine. Truly sad what has become of our once great nation.

      • Daniel V August 23, 2022 at 7:24 pm

        Prayermom, not all hope is lost. Yes, a lot of people willingly/umwillingly contributed to the luciferian machine, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to prepare now. With the little time there is left, the US as it is now will indeed collapse and be split into different countries. If you have the time, organize now and prepare for the inevitable.

  • Konstantin Donchev August 21, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    As I really enjoy your thorough analyses of so many issues I can’t help but ask. What do you think of a the notion of living in such a huge country where we have only 2 ruling parties; which has been the case forever here.

    Snap me out of that ping pong game if you could please!

    Thank you for your research and work!

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      Brandon Smith August 21, 2022 at 8:05 pm

      We don’t have two ruling parties, we have one ruling party with two heads. Luckily, there has been a movement to change the Republican Party from within for the past 15 years or so and it’s having an affect. This is why Neo-Cons like Liz Cheney are being booted out. It will take time, but we’ll force the GOP to become conservative again instead of puppets of the elites. As far as regular people go, it’s just the reality of our natural division – some people believe that the government should run our lives and other people think we should be responsible for ourselves. The division has been amplified by propaganda, but it was always there and was always going to result in conflict eventually. The elites just sped up the process in order to benefit. The political left and the democrats are now the globalist party, they are open about it. The Neo-Cons want conservatives to follow along, but we aren’t, which is why they call us “alt-right,” because we’re not controlled.

      • Mr.BA August 21, 2022 at 8:39 pm

        Are you still thinking that they intend on blowing up the economy on the red teams watch? Trump 2.0 would definitely be ideal for a civil war scenario as well. Thoughts?

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          Brandon Smith August 21, 2022 at 8:43 pm

          I think the economy will not hold out for another 2 years, but they might bring things down after a red sweep in November and try to blame conservatives.

  • JustOneGuy August 22, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    The “Problem” with partial measures – expropriating Fedral lands, barring Federal Agents from operating and the like – is that for each incremental action we implement there will a proportional Federal response, “Tit for Tat”, as it were.
    The PTB are EXTREMELY good at responding ti incremental changes since they – in large part – CONTROL the System itself.
    No, instead- in my considered opinion – the only realistic means available to wholly interdiction thier efforts is to simply “knock the entire board” over; that is something that would not readily be able to adapt TO.
    Dwell on it for a bit whilst remembering that, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

    Cheerio Kiddos…JOG

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      Brandon Smith August 22, 2022 at 4:02 pm

      I wouldn’t call a moratorium on federal operations within a state “incremental.” It would be a massive step forward. Also, you’re never going to convince a state population do enact full bore separation all at once. There is wisdom in incrementalism, as the establishment has already proven.

      • JustOneGuy August 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm

        Hello Brandon,
        Yes, it is a bit much to ask for ‘all in a whack’, as it were.
        That said, the incremental approach of response/counter-response will – in my sole opinion ( that is, my OWN personal opinion) – lead invariably to a vastly greater body-count in the end…which constitutes the motivation at the heart of my counsel to those here: I’ve never been one who sanctions ever higher losses to achieve a conclusive outcome…though that just MIGHT be the only way in which this conflict can well and truly WON.
        FWIW, I can’t thank you enough for having the sheer courage to provide this resource to so many Brandon…tis no small thing Sir.

        Best Regards…JOG

  • Greg B. August 23, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    If you ask me I don’t think the IRS will be able to meet their hiring quota before the collapse finally hits. Nor do I believe they’ll be as successful in pilfering the public’s money as some believe, at least not within red states and counties.

  • Abhid Menon August 23, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Don’t want so many illegals – how about a Digital ID ?

    Don’t want so many IRS officers carrying guns – how about a Digital ID ?

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      Brandon Smith August 23, 2022 at 4:45 pm

      What does a digital ID have to do with either of those things? Illegals would just get a digital ID without citizenship like they get a regular ID, and digital ID would only HELP the IRS track people. I don’t think you’ve thought your plan through very well.

  • Daniel V August 24, 2022 at 4:44 am
  • Gauntlet33 August 24, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Hey Brandon, speaking of federal agencies, such as the CIA and FBI, here’s an amazing movie I just finished watching which I would mostly highly recommend…almost 3-1/2 hours long, but worth every minute.

  • kal August 30, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Just abolish the alphabets all together, they exist as a leech on the backs of the people.

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