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Joe Biden Turns the American Government Into Wokeness, Inc.


Last week, as Presidents Day weekend loomed, the Biden administration dropped a little-noticed executive order. That executive order happened to be one of the broadest, most transformative executive orders in modern American history; it turned the federal government into one giant machine designed for the propagation of woke principles. The so-called “Executive Order On Further Advancing Racial Equity And Support For Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government” — presumably titled in jargonistic gobbledygook in order to avoid scrutiny — set out the key guiding principle for the Biden administration. This principle, “equity,” will now be used to redirect the entirety of the federal government’s awesome powers.

What, pray tell, is “equity”? It certainly isn’t equality — the presumption that Americans ought to be treated equally under the law as individuals. Instead, equity presumes that any group disparities must be the result of perverse government policy, and that the only corrective is government interventionism. The new executive order suggests that “by advancing equity, the Federal Government can support and empower all Americans, including the many communities in America that have been underserved, discriminated against, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.” Poverty, you see, is purely the outgrowth of discrimination and lack of service. Individuals must never be implicated in their own failures, nor can cultural differences justify group underperformance. As Ibram X. Kendi more bluntly puts it, “As an anti-racist, when I see racial disparities, I see racism.”

The solution, therefore, is that government must correct all policy that allows for the annoyingly eternal human conditions of poverty and inequality. Biden’s executive order dictates that equity be “embedded… into the fabric of Federal policymaking and service delivery.” This will not be a “one-time project”; it must instead be a “multi-general commitment, and it must remain the responsibility of agencies across the Federal Government.” To that end, virtually every agency of government must establish an “Agency Equity Team… to coordinate the implementation of equity initiatives.” Every aspect of government down to the design, development and acquisition of artificial intelligence must advance equity.

Nothing gives the president of the United States the unilateral authority to reshape the entire executive branch into an agent of “equity.” That is a legislative function, and the legislature has given no such grant of power. But Biden is doing it anyway. And that means stacking — presumably for generations to come — a Deep State of “equity”-driven Left-wing bureaucrats throughout the federal government, systematizing the equity agenda throughout the unelected and unanswerable areas of the executive branch.

This is dangerous, and it must be stopped. It is violative of constitutional principles, both in terms of separation of powers and under the equal protection clause — which is designed to prevent precisely the sort of group-driven resource allocation Biden favors. Stopping this executive order must become the first priority of the Republican House, and of future Republican presidential candidates.

Biden is deliberately planting a poisonous seed in the fertile soil of the world’s most powerful executive branch. That seed will bear hideous fruit as the years roll by. The only answer is to uproot the seed before it begins to sprout.

Ben Shapiro, 38, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” and co-founder of Daily Wire+. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author; his latest book is The Authoritarian Moment: How The Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Against Dissent.


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2 months ago

Joe Biden: The Great Divider II just finishing Barac Obama: The Great Divider I’s agenda of transforming the Great United States into a Sh*thole Country. Please let’s fire Biden in 2024, our country’s very existence depends on it.

3 months ago

Biden needs to be removed from office. He is a manipulated shell.

3 months ago

Joe Biden is a useful idiot for China and a tool for Ukraine. We the people will pay for this awful man’s mistakes. The American taxpayer pays for everything. SAD

3 months ago

Congress, what you need to do is cut off all funding for all non-elected federal agencies. None of these are Constitional and most, if not all, should be abolished. These agencies are the main way that illegal executive orders are enforced. And, most of these agencies infringe on people’s rights and they are not accountable.

David Millikan
3 months ago

Another Illegal and Unconstitutional Executive order given to bureaucrats to run amuck without any accountability including another act to Destroy the United States Constitution and sovereignty.

3 months ago

Didn’t you know that Biden can break all our laws and get away with it.

3 months ago

The PIGS of Animal Farm are on the march!

3 months ago

Beijing Biden certainly had no problem nullifying almost every EO Trump signed, so assuming a Republican president is elected into office come 2024, this EO can also be nullified.
“Equality,” Not equity !!!

3 months ago

They should have taken the hint when Obama initially refused to support his run, affirming that there was nothing he couldn’t “F” up. His well established history as a liar (even when it didn’t matter and was well known), a cheat, a pervert, a crook, a two-faced POS made him an ideal Dem candidate. And Dem voters never analyze their candidates, so…We have the Executive Destroyer in Chief who is taking revenge for his shortcomings on every decent, normal, patriotic, hard working citizen by any and all means possible. We need to get rid of him by any and all means: legal, clandestine, a rocket to Mars, hanging from a yardarm, a firing squad for treason. Or we continue to commit suicide.

Alan French
3 months ago

First time and a last time for everything. Adios discussion forum. Half my comment cut off as if unimportant. Maybe so.

Alan French
3 months ago

Part cut off: The existential threat, as it turns out, is the intimate circle of unelected bureaucrats and “advisors” who are the genesis of these executive orders and the very fact they exist, write exec. fiats that steer law

Alan French
3 months ago

I didn’t get through the entire listing of comments – the ones I did read were certainly all worthy and accurate.
My thoughts in reading this leave me chilled to the bone and fighting mad. To wit: It is very clear POTUS is not setting his own policies. He does not sit up nights pondering and praying over the issues worthy and necessary to be put into executive fiat bypassing the legislative processes.
(The left’s panicked deafening hypocritical chorus,” existential threat to democracy!!” are ringing in my ears. I digress.)
The existential threat, as it turns out, is the intimate circle of unelected bureaucrats and “advisors” who are the genesis of these executive orders and the very fact they exist, write exec. fiats that steer law

3 months ago

Shouldn’t executive orders signed by a president only be done if the order is for all the people and not just for some to accomplish their liberal agenda. This is wrong and I pray the Republicans in the House will step up to the plate and do sa out this. Who can override a president’s executive order? Isn’t that suppose to be the Supreme Court or another president that comes into office can undo the damage that has been created by the executive order. Our country is going from Bad to Worse all the time. I don’t be that America can stand 2 more years of this corrupt administration and all its radical/corrupt policies. Unless God intervenes somehow through the Republicans to turn this country around and the people turn back to God, then we are doomed. China is working through this president and his administration to bring about a takeover of our country. America has been sold out to China. They are not buying up our farmland for nothing! This is my opinion of course!

3 months ago
Reply to  Brenda

Executive orders are being abused! This is what dictators do! We are a nation of laws that apply to all as you stated, not a bunch of orders handed down by a dictator for certain pet people!

William Wood
3 months ago

The lousy Republicans will do as much to stop this Pedo-Joe Executive Order as they did to stop, or roll back ObamaCare. This nation is doomed and nobody but us average working class people give a damn!

Michael Burke
3 months ago
Reply to  William Wood

I agree William, the Republican party had 8 years to come up with a plan to eliminate Obamacare and formulate a new strategy to help those of us Americans without healthcare. They talked “Big Talk” throughout those years and when in January of 2017 we had all three branches of government in our control they balked and kicked the can down the road. Fortunately this new nightmare is an Executive order and can be eliminated with the stroke of a pen but unfortunately by then there will be so many dangerous people in place cleanup will take years!

Nick Patriot
3 months ago
Reply to  Michael Burke

The Republicans will do what they always do – not one damn thing to benefit we the people. They will fail to stand up to the left, they will fail to secure the border and they will fail to get the economy functioning again, they will fail to get the USA back to energy independence, All talk, little action. Nothing more than hot air bags. McCarthy and McConnell say they’ll do this, do that. But at the end of the day nothing will happen and nothing will change.

3 months ago

THIS, by far makes Biden the WORST PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME! I’m not sure we can go another two years of B.S……….

David Block
3 months ago

This president should be prohibited from executive orders. He has dementia and no regard for the people.

3 months ago

What do you mean turns? He turned it to woke the day he was sworn in.

3 months ago

What good does it do to have a Constitution or branches of government if we keep allowing these lunatics to use “a stroke of the pen” on a whim to change our entire society and way of life?!? WHY ARE THEY GETTING AWAY WITH IT???? Our forefathers put checks and balances in place to prevent this kind of lunacy, so how is this happening in America? We HAVE to stop this insanity while there is still a trace of decent American values left!! The only “woke” I want is to be WOKE up out of this nightmare!!!

3 months ago
Reply to  Melinda

There was a time when most Americans would agree with you. We were taught in school and in society that our country was founded on religious freedom and each person could strive to accomplish a good and productive life. We were the land of freedom and opportunity. As the culture has changed and especially belief in God has dwindled, the rank and file person does not always agree with us. Look what happened to Russia when it became a democracy. There has to be an agreement held by almost all for the government to change. It began way back in the early 1900’s when people looked to the government and began to turn away from God.

3 months ago
Reply to  Melinda

Remember Obama started this exec order BS

Gail Bosak
3 months ago
Reply to  Melinda

You are dead on !!

3 months ago

The definition of equity is bigotry!! Just ask most Americans. The wokeness of the Biden administration is an a abomination of the U.S. way of life.

3 months ago

There was an “executive order” given by God in which He created man and all are created equal, male and female He created them, individually distinct with complimentary differences, yet equal.

The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights declared the inalienable rights, equal rights, of the citizens of the United States. While also the Federal Government is composed of 3 branches (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial) operating in a checks and balances manner.

Now, if you want to claim to be an Omnigender Squirrel, great! Whatever makes you happy! That is your right. You be who you want to be. Seriously, I Don’t Care. But that Does Not mean that I have to agree with or condone that behavior.

Every individual has inalienable rights: from the president to the homeless family to the grocer to the Omnigender squirrel. However, the rights of each can and will overlap one another but that does not mean that each has the right to usurp the rights of others. Children, we need to play nicely.

So, usurping the rights of others is Not a right of the people. it is Not “a right” to “pass” an executive order, bypassing the checks & balances of legislative and judicial branches (and essentially bypassing all the people) decreeing that all citizenry need bow and serve 0.36% of the population whom “identify” as something other than the male or female which God created. Because…


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