Anton also asserted that national security services were useless in international relations during this address in Miami, Florida.
Anton drew attention to the fact that conservatives typically have more favorable opinions of the military and national security organizations but are more critical of domestic-focused federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Kirby Center lecturer in politics at Hillsdale College thinks that conservatives need to alter their views on the military and intelligence agencies. He took it a step further by advocating for comprehensive agency changes, the dissolution of the CIA, and even the probable elimination of the FBI.
“I believe a serious national discussion on the necessity for a federal law enforcement organization is necessary. I’m not sure I understand that we do,” he said. “The majority of the FBI’s legal duties can be performed by state law enforcement agencies. If we decide that an FBI is necessary, it must be abolished. The perpetrators of so much of the ugliness of the past five or six years must be held accountable, and after that, the FBI must be refocused only on law enforcement, particularly those crimes that states are ill-equipped to handle.”
In the end, Anton thinks that conservatives ought to be more dubious of the so-called “security state.” In this instance, Anton is referring to the federal organizations in charge of managing national security issues. He believes that national security organizations fall short in their responsibility to protect Americans, actively support endless foreign invasions, and are currently being used against their own citizens.
The renowned “The Flight 93 Election” essay, written by Anton, argued for supporting Donald Trump against former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. He is a key figure in the New Right, which is contesting the accepted wisdom that has long ruled the Right and been dominated by neoconservatives.
Federal organizations like the FBI are not only unlawful, but they also present Middle Americans with existential dangers. In the end, they must be annihilated rather than transformed. More conservatives ought to adopt Anton’s perspective and begin opposing the national security state.