For Immediate Release: March 28, 2023
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
CISA Head Testifies before House on “Cognitive Infrastructure”
Washington, D.C.: “Jen Easterly, the Head of DHS’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), made a terrifying admission before Congress,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles Ed Martin. “During a budget hearing in the House Appropriations Committee, Easterly labeled citizen thoughts as so-called ‘cognitive infrastructure’ and claimed it’s one of the most critical components they deal with!”
Easterly said: “We now live in a world where people talk about alternative facts, post-truth, which I think is really, really dangerous if people get to pick their own facts.” (Watch her complete testimony here.)
“Let’s get this straight,” Martin continued. “Our thoughts are national infrastructure and therefore under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security? CISA head Jen Easterly went on to opine the critical threat that ‘mis’ or ‘mal-information’ poses to our nation, and her agency is here to help guide Americans in what the truth really is.
“The now-infamous Nina Jankowicz may have been booted from government, but the disinformation governance body is alive and well! I agree with Easterly that people don’t get to pick their own facts — something the left has done for years — but our agreement ends at that statement. What I and the American public know is that means we must always fight for the truth. Easterly has twisted this statement to ensure that she and her Administrative State cronies determine what is and isn’t true.”
“George Orwell has already written this story!” Martin concluded. “The terrifying ‘Thought Police’ of his 1984 novel seem to be eerily not that far away from our real, everyday lives. If we are to maintain a culture of freedom and liberty in America, there is no place for government minions and agencies to ensure their version of truth wins the day.
“Congress needs to pounce on this stunning admission and kill the CISA’s attempt to resurrect a federal ‘ministry of truth’ under the guise of infrastructure.”