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Rep. Ilhan Omar: We must begin ‘dismantling’ American political system and economy

Representative Ilhan Omar called for the "dismantling" of the American political system and economy, labelling it a "system of oppression."

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called for the “dismantling” of the American political system and economy, labelling it a “system of oppression.”

At an event on Tuesday, Ilhan Omar said that “as long as [the American] economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality.” She added that while the “criminal justice system” was already being targeted (by the recent movement to defund the police), leftists must not stop there. “We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” Omar explained.

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The event was organized by Omar in Minnesota, with members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus, in order to address “racism in policing” following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.

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Omar has supported the movement to “defund the police” that has cropped up in recent weeks, including a recent vote in Minneapolis to get rid of their entire police department—which was passed unanimously. “You can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root,” Omar said regarding the vote. “What you can do is rebuild. And so this is our opportunity, you know, as a city to come together, have the conversation of what public safety looks like, who enforces the most dangerous crimes that take place in our community.”

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As soon as the “defund the police” movement started, we all knew this was coming. Why would these communists, including Ilhan Omar, stop with the police, when their movement can push to get rid of our entire political system? These movements never stop with one goal—as soon as they get a wave behind them, they’ll use that momentum to grab whatever else they can as well.

A seditious, dangerous movement like this cannot be allowed to exist in the United States. The Left, rightly, criticize the Confederacy for treason, yet they are absolutely advocating the exact same thing! Communists must never be tolerated—conservatives must push back against this rhetoric, or the country will be plunged into darkness.

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