There is no question the Biden administration is targeting political opponents.
Now Biden and his comrades have stepped up the attacks on Christians and Pro-Lifers.
And Joe Biden left jaws on the floor with one proposed regulation that could blacklist Pro-Lifers and Christians for good.
It appears it wasn’t enough for Biden’s DOJ and FBI to investigate, harass, intimidate, and arrest Pro-Life activists and Christians.
And it seems the IRS harassment begun under Barack Obamas just didn’t go far enough.
Denying Christians and conservatives government jobs
The Biden administration is proposing new federal guidelines that would further politicize the civil service.
These new regulations could potentially bar Christians and others who disagree with the administration on issues like abortion from government employment.
In fact, according to The Washington Standard, “critics are saying the President’s proposal essentially states, ‘Conservatives need not apply.’”
Under current federal law an applicant is considered “unsuitable” for federal employment if he or she engages in “[k]nowing and willful engagement in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. [g]overnment by force.”
But now the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing to remove the words “‘by force’ with a collection of provisions that are broad, ill-defined, and over-inclusive,” according to the Family Research council (FRC).
“We urge the OPM to withdraw the proposed rule changes,” FRC continued.
Running afoul of the First Amendment
“Removing the words ‘by force’ renders the rule dangerously vague. Such lack of clarity would give the government great leeway in keeping people out of federal employment that it did not like,” Chris Gacek, coalitions senior research fellow at FRC told The Washington Stand.
“The provisions repeatedly ran afoul of First Amendment norms — and would imperil the rights of clergy and religious believers,” Gacek added.
For example, one part of the new proposed policy would ban acts of “force, violence, intimidation, or coercion with the purpose of denying others the free exercise of their rights under the U.S. Constitution or any State Constitution.”
And that means Pro-Lifers according to many experts.
The Biden administration has repeatedly said the U.S. Constitution contains a right to an abortion, despite the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.
And according to the FRC, “the idea that mere speech can be deemed ‘violence’ has gained some acceptance in much of America.”
“Such thinking, if absorbed into OPM legal practice, could transform pure free speech into ‘violence,’ ‘intimidation,’ and ‘coercion.’”
Biden goes even further
But the problems don’t stop there.
The new regulations would also deny government employment to any applicant who belongs to a group with “unlawful aims.”
This term is so broad it could include a pastor who holds church services in defiance of a pandemic-ordered closure.
“There needs to be a precise definition of violence in the rule to preclude such unconstitutional, post-modern interpretations of the law,” FRC continued.
And currently Democrats are classifying a growing list of actions as “insurrection” a term legally defined by the U.S. Constitution.
Democrat officials have even sued to keep certain Republican candidates off the ballots under the guise of insurrection.
They include such notable names as Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) and State Representative David Eastman (R-AK).
But under Biden’s proposed federal employment guidelines, applicants won’t get to see their day in court.
Instead, they “would allow hiring managers to reject candidates solely on the grounds of being lawfully critical of government policy,” according to a statement signed by 41 people representing 35 conservative policy organizations.
Under the new rules, “opinions on abortion, the Second Amendment, or climate change, or membership in an association that actively works to change the law on such issues, whatever side of the political aisle they are, could be used by a hiring manager to unfairly reject an otherwise well-qualified, excellent employee.”
Trying to deprive political enemies of the ability to earn a living, in the public or private sector, has become a major part of the Left’s efforts.
Unless GOP lawmakers grow a spine and threaten funding of federal agencies, these attacks will continue to escalate.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.