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Ben Domenech: ‘What Are You Willing To Do’ About Power-Hungry Elites Threatening America?

Ben Domenech

Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech warned during Fox News “Primetime” on Tuesday that Americans must not sit idly by as power-hungry elites steal their freedoms and ruin their country.

“[Today’s elites] want to compel you into silence about all the wrongs you see, gaslight you into believing things that are not true, or make you out to be a hateful, ignorant bigot for believing things that are. The central question before you is: What are you willing to do about it?” he asked Fox viewers.

Citing John Ford’s classic western fable “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” Domenech emphasized the importance of law and order while celebrating the tough men required to enforce it. 

 “We have borders because they are guarded by rough men prepared to do what it takes to protect the lines that delineate a nation. It is meaningless to say that we have laws in our cities if we defund those Americans who are brave enough to enforce them,” Domenech said. “This may be repugnant to our nation’s elite, but it is essential to a civilized society.”

When Fox’s Peter Doocy recently asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki if the Biden administration is concerned that illegal migrants crossing the southern border aren’t being tested for COVID, Psaki avoided the question. 

“Federal officials at the border are dealing with a historic surge of illegal immigration, and they have neither the time or the resources to test the thousands of migrants they apprehend on a daily basis,” Domenech said. “Testing is being done by nonprofits if it’s being done at all, even though many of these migrants are coming from countries where COVID is rampant and vaccines almost nonexistent.”

To make matters worse, such charities have been “ordered” not to report COVID positives, according to reporting from Fox News’ Bill Melugin.

“That means illegal immigrants, carrying a virus that represents a supposedly existential threat, are being released into small American towns all along the border, often without the knowledge of local authorities,” Domenech said. “Make no mistake, the Biden administration is now treating foreign lawbreakers better than the American people. Millions of lawbreaking … foreigners are now walking over the border and being given taxpayer-funded bus tickets and medical care and schooling, while American kids are being denied such things, as Democrats cement more lockdowns.”

“Does it bother you that terrorist cartels are more competent at running the border than our own government, that babies and children are being drowned in the Rio Grande and trafficked into sex slavery because the ‘civilized’ party is back in charge?” he asked.

Last month, more than 200,000 migrants were apprehended at the border. “The last time we apprehended that many people crossing the border was more than 20 years ago,” Domenech noted. Meanwhile, the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border is surging. 

“But if you raise any of this as an issue, if you question it, if you suggest this looks like chaos, chaos being exploited by violent criminals who seek to profit even as they harm America, you will be denounced as a heartless racist or worse,” Domenech reflected. “You are supposed to be comfortable with the government the elites give you, which will use emergency powers to keep you masked up, locked down, and prevent you from buying seeds, but will do nothing to stop the cartel-benefiting anarchy at the border.”

In the 1860s, the elites feared and despised the Wide Awakes, who were “a militaristic fraternity dedicated to human liberty.” According to Domenech, today’s elites similarly “fear and hate the wide-awake Americans of the 2020s.”

“Make no mistake, the progressive left today is the inheritor and continuance of the slave power of yesterday. It is the same aristocratic creed, the same enmity to the Declaration of Independence, the same fixation on the hierarchy of race and cast, and the same dread of Americans who rebel against them, the same horror at the possibility that an ordinary working man, regardless of his race, might wake up to the truth,” Domenech said. “That’s why they do their damnedest to keep wide-awake Americans suppressed, demonized, locked down, and for the rest, to keep them asleep and in the dark.”

“You know the playbook by now,” Domenech warned. “Americans who reject the woke and show they are wide awake are denounced by nattering elites and their media handmaidens as extremist, as dangerous, and — this is rich — as white supremacists. It’s a lie and no one believes it. Not even them.”

“Free speech, free soil, free men. It was the Wide Awake battle cry in 1860, and it’s the same today,” he concluded. “Because, you see, the stakes don’t change and neither does the enemy. Only the circumstances do.”

“On one side, you have the enemies of everything this nation has ever been and meant. And on the other, you have the patriots, the Americans, the men and women who will do anything to preserve it, because they know what civilization requires. You are the heart of a nation that has slept for so long, but now, at last, you are wide awake,” Domenech said. “So now I ask you again, what are you willing to do?”