FBI links quotes from Thomas Jefferson to domestic terrorists

Newly leaked material show that the FBI has identified a major author of terrorist propaganda: Thomas Jefferson. 

That’s according to the conservative watchdog group Project Veritas, which released internal FBI documents that it says were provided by a whistleblower.

“Militia Violent Extremists”

Included among them is a fact sheet that lists the symbols, images, phrases, events, and names that agents should be on the look out for when investigating those suspected of being “Militia Violent Extremists” (MVE).

This can include statements made by America’s Founding Father, such as Thomas Jefferson’s declaration, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

The document warns agents that “[w]idespread use of symbols and quotes from American history, especially the Revolutionary War, exists within MVE networks.”

What’s more, it adds that “historic and contemporary military themes are common for MVE symbols,” such as the words “all enemies foreign and domestic.”

Reference to oath taken by soldiers seen as potential red flag

That phrase is found in the oath which all American military service personnel are required to take upon their enlistment.

Also considered suspect are the words “right to bear arms.” They form part of the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, which reads, “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

Such references are said to be favored by “Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists” and can appear on “propaganda, online platforms, memes, merchandise, group logos, flags, tattoos, uniforms, etc.”

Another potential red flag comes in the form of references to Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt died during the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill when she was fatally shot by Capitol Police officer ​​Lt. Michael Byrd.

Fox News reported last October that Babbitt’s family have since filed a lawsuit, claiming that her killing was unjustified.

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