(Liberty Bell) – There are fringe groups of all types of political persuasions who are determined to undermine the rule of law.
President Donald Trump is a law and order president, and he has made it quite clear in the course of his presidency that he will not tolerate anyone who threatens the public good.
Now, his Attorney General, William Barr, is reportedly forming a task force to address any “anti-government extremists” who may post a risk to the public.
This plan was outlined in a memo obtained by The Washington Post.
“Although these extremists profess a variety of ideologies, they are united in their opposition to the core constitutional values of a democratic society governed by law,” Barr reportedly wrote in the memo.
“Some pretend to profess a message of freedom and progress, but they are in fact forces of anarchy, destruction, and coercion.”
These efforts come after weeks of nationwide protest and civil unrest sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd.
Extremist groups have used the occasion to cause unrest and commit crimes.
Just the News reports:
The report about the task force also came on the same day that President Trump signed an executive order that bolsters existing law and that could send those who destroy federal statues to a maximum 10 years in prison.
Trump has said “anarchists” and “extremists” are among those committing such acts.
Barr said Friday on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s podcast that the already existing, federal Joint Terrorism Task Force has 500 active investigations into acts of violence during recent protests.