Democrats are calling a Republican state rep a domestic terrorist. Is it true?

We are living in a time where allegations are truth, and the accused is guilty until proven innocent.  We have seen this theme portrayed on the national stage with House Democrats pushing a sham impeachment of President Trump on lies and deceit because they are unable to win in the arena of truth.  If only these tactics were relegated to the federal level.  The precedent has been set: any elected official, no matter how small, will be targeted for slanderous campaigns if he stands in the way of the Democrat regime.

On December 19, 2019, a company named the "Rampart Group" released a report commissioned by the Democrat-controlled Washington State House of Representatives on Representative Matthew Shea accusing him of domestic terrorism.  This dossier, written by Democratic party donor Kathy Leodler, seems to have had but one purpose: to provide justification for those who want to remove Matthew Shea from office by non-electoral means.  Representative Shea is a decorated U.S. Army officer veteran and a well respected constitutional attorney.  He is a strong Christian, pro-life, pro-family, pro–2nd Amendment American patriot.  He takes his position as a state legislator and constitutional attorney seriously, and because of this, he has been re-elected for the past 11 years.

The Rampart report lists three separate events that it deems as "armed conflicts" where Rep. Matt Shea demonstrated some sort of "domestically terroristic" activity, thereby earning him the designation of "domestic terrorist" in the eyes of the Rampart Group. 

It was an Obama-era rule that targeted a veteran to have his guns confiscated and sparked a rally of concerned citizens, including this author, in Priest River, Idaho.  The veteran had suffered a stroke and was placed on the National Instant Criminal Background System by a health care professional at the V.A.  Having a stroke suddenly became a federal offense, a U.S. citizen's constitutional rights became subject to the whims of a "health care professional," and those who opposed it are now considered "domestic terrorists" by the Rampart report.

Representative Matthew Shea was invited by Idaho representative Heather Scott and Bonner County's Sheriff Daryl Wheeler to join them in making a stand for the rights of a U.S. veteran.  The insinuations of bloodshed and mayhem in the Rampart report are grossly irresponsible. Law-abiding United States citizens used their constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceably assemble alongside local law enforcement and elected officials to protest the violation of another citizen's constitutional rights.  The event was peaceful.  People carried crosses, Bibles, pocket constitutions, and American flags.  We opened in prayer, we said the Pledge of Allegiance, and we sang "God Bless America."  Children were present and played in the grass during the event.  To declare this peaceful assembly of American citizens an "armed conflict" of "domestic terrorists" is dangerous and slanderous and sounds like the ravings of a mad dictator.

The Rampart report investigation included "anonymous sources," "unnamed whistle-blowers," and even "Wikipedia."  YouTube was, apparently, a website too far.  Videos entitled "This Vet is Not a Threat" and "This Vet is Not a Threat-VSO Arrives," posted on YouTube since the event took place, show the VA representative not only showing up, but being welcomed.  Nobody "blocked" him, nobody "attacked" him, and nobody was even rude to him.  Not a single shot was fired, not a single weapon was brandished, and everybody left with a better understanding of what it means to be an American.

The other two events that the report calls "armed conflicts" were the Bundy Ranch standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada and the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve in Harney County, Oregon.  The report portrays Shea as the ringleader of the events that happened, when Shea was in fact invited by local elected officials to help defuse the situations and to utilize his expertise and knowledge as a constitutional attorney.  The Rampart report never mentions that all the people involved in these events were exonerated and courts found that government had acted illegally in all three events. Matthew Shea committed no crime and was never even questioned by law enforcement.

The conclusion of this report was decided before it was even started.  No attempt was made to remain neutral, ascertain facts, or remain unbiased.  Evidence that conflicted with the conclusion they desired was discarded, and witnesses who contradicted the desired narrative were ignored. This report is dangerous; it is a blueprint of how to completely undermine the rights and will of the people.  It dehumanizes American citizens and trivializes our rights.  It is a bigoted anti-American manifesto of elite liberals that portrays anyone who does not hold their worldview as backward, unwashed rednecks who cling to their Bibles and guns.

We are living in a time where allegations are truth, and the accused is guilty until proven innocent.  We have seen this theme portrayed on the national stage with House Democrats pushing a sham impeachment of President Trump on lies and deceit because they are unable to win in the arena of truth.  If only these tactics were relegated to the federal level.  The precedent has been set: any elected official, no matter how small, will be targeted for slanderous campaigns if he stands in the way of the Democrat regime.

On December 19, 2019, a company named the "Rampart Group" released a report commissioned by the Democrat-controlled Washington State House of Representatives on Representative Matthew Shea accusing him of domestic terrorism.  This dossier, written by Democratic party donor Kathy Leodler, seems to have had but one purpose: to provide justification for those who want to remove Matthew Shea from office by non-electoral means.  Representative Shea is a decorated U.S. Army officer veteran and a well respected constitutional attorney.  He is a strong Christian, pro-life, pro-family, pro–2nd Amendment American patriot.  He takes his position as a state legislator and constitutional attorney seriously, and because of this, he has been re-elected for the past 11 years.

The Rampart report lists three separate events that it deems as "armed conflicts" where Rep. Matt Shea demonstrated some sort of "domestically terroristic" activity, thereby earning him the designation of "domestic terrorist" in the eyes of the Rampart Group. 

It was an Obama-era rule that targeted a veteran to have his guns confiscated and sparked a rally of concerned citizens, including this author, in Priest River, Idaho.  The veteran had suffered a stroke and was placed on the National Instant Criminal Background System by a health care professional at the V.A.  Having a stroke suddenly became a federal offense, a U.S. citizen's constitutional rights became subject to the whims of a "health care professional," and those who opposed it are now considered "domestic terrorists" by the Rampart report.

Representative Matthew Shea was invited by Idaho representative Heather Scott and Bonner County's Sheriff Daryl Wheeler to join them in making a stand for the rights of a U.S. veteran.  The insinuations of bloodshed and mayhem in the Rampart report are grossly irresponsible. Law-abiding United States citizens used their constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceably assemble alongside local law enforcement and elected officials to protest the violation of another citizen's constitutional rights.  The event was peaceful.  People carried crosses, Bibles, pocket constitutions, and American flags.  We opened in prayer, we said the Pledge of Allegiance, and we sang "God Bless America."  Children were present and played in the grass during the event.  To declare this peaceful assembly of American citizens an "armed conflict" of "domestic terrorists" is dangerous and slanderous and sounds like the ravings of a mad dictator.

The Rampart report investigation included "anonymous sources," "unnamed whistle-blowers," and even "Wikipedia."  YouTube was, apparently, a website too far.  Videos entitled "This Vet is Not a Threat" and "This Vet is Not a Threat-VSO Arrives," posted on YouTube since the event took place, show the VA representative not only showing up, but being welcomed.  Nobody "blocked" him, nobody "attacked" him, and nobody was even rude to him.  Not a single shot was fired, not a single weapon was brandished, and everybody left with a better understanding of what it means to be an American.

The other two events that the report calls "armed conflicts" were the Bundy Ranch standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada and the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve in Harney County, Oregon.  The report portrays Shea as the ringleader of the events that happened, when Shea was in fact invited by local elected officials to help defuse the situations and to utilize his expertise and knowledge as a constitutional attorney.  The Rampart report never mentions that all the people involved in these events were exonerated and courts found that government had acted illegally in all three events. Matthew Shea committed no crime and was never even questioned by law enforcement.

The conclusion of this report was decided before it was even started.  No attempt was made to remain neutral, ascertain facts, or remain unbiased.  Evidence that conflicted with the conclusion they desired was discarded, and witnesses who contradicted the desired narrative were ignored. This report is dangerous; it is a blueprint of how to completely undermine the rights and will of the people.  It dehumanizes American citizens and trivializes our rights.  It is a bigoted anti-American manifesto of elite liberals that portrays anyone who does not hold their worldview as backward, unwashed rednecks who cling to their Bibles and guns.