The Lone Offender
The headline in USA Today indicates the left is at it again–or I should say they’ve never stopped.
Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s report a few months ago about “homegrown terrorists” was not about Islamic extremism but about patriotic Americans who might turn in to domestic terrorists. That report was widely criticized but she pointedly did not apologize and the article in USA Today shows that the effort to target those who oppose the administration’s views continues. In that report, the FBI, along with the Secret Service, is said to be investigating people “who may be contemplating politically charged assaults” and justifying such investigations based on “a rising level of hate speech and surging gun sales.”
The FBI assistant director for counterterrorism said:
Finding those who might plan and act alone, the so-called lone offenders…will only be prevented by good intelligence, the seamless exchange of information among law enforcement at every level, and vigilant citizens reporting suspicious activity. [ellipses in original USA Today quote]
Here they go again requesting citizens to report on each other. Imagine the outcry from the left if the Bush administration had tried to put together a database to seamlessly exchange information among agencies…no, wait: that did happen! The hue and cry was loud.
Make no mistake: this was not started in response to the murder of Tiller or the security guard at the Holocaust Museum, as the article portrays in the first paragraph. It was begun shortly after the president took office, as it says in the second. (Doesn’t anybody edit for consistency?)
What we see revealed about the left should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the workings of leftists everywhere. When caught in the open doing wrong, they don’t stop: they just proceed more quietly. The longer they remain in power the more they will bend all the agencies of government to their political agenda–the goal of which is to remain in power.
Here also is revealed how hate speech is used as a weapon of the left in the war against individual liberty.
So if you’ve ever said something negative about Forty-four and bought a gun recently, you could be an FBI target. Oops–that could be me. Never mind that I have legitimate policy issues with the current socialist administration and a deer license to go with that gun–better to be safe than sorry!