Blaming the FBI for the latest instances of DOJ Democrats weaponizing the system to criminalize political opposition ignores the forest for the trees.
I know that “eliminate the FBI” is a popular take, but whatever would replace it would simply serve the same function because the problem is the federal government itself.
There’s a much better argument for eliminating the Justice Department than there is for getting rid of the FBI. Dumping the DOJ would get rid of its most pernicious civil rights component which is being aggressively used to rig elections, suppress political dissent and lynch police officers.
But the forest here is the federal government.
We saw in Trump’s first term how thoroughly the administrative state has been corrupted when federal bureaucrats openly coordinated as members of a “resistance”.
What’s really at issue here is the infrastructure of a career bureaucracy that tilts strongly leftward and wields far more power than voters or elected officials do. What people dislike about the FBI, the careerists pushing political agendas while ignoring any limits on their authority, is the entire federal government.
That’s why any national rebuilding agenda can’t be separated from a small government agenda despite moves by some on the right to embrace a vision of a big government that serves them.
What we have is a weak political system and a strong federal government. The two tend to go together. Certainly in the latter stages. If we want elections to count, we need a smaller and weaker federal government.
Until we’re ready to make that our agenda, the administrative state is going to rule. And it doesn’t matter which alphabet soup agency, bureau or organization it’s operating under the name of.
You want an ambitious agenda? Start by eliminating the DOJ, not the FBI.