The purpose of sending the FBI to “investigate” this man who had made no threats, broken no laws, and submitted his correspondence with full identifying information and through an official government website is to intimidate.
Consider the sage advice of the investigating officer to the gentleman-Keep it up.
It is rare that I come across instance, though I know there must be many, where law enforcement officers being directed to carry out duties that are a waste of their time and an insult to the ideal we hold of freedom of speech and expression makes it his business to try and balance the effects of his intervention in this way.
Kudos to the officer and the tenacious citizen!
To clarify-the Tea Party Protester I am referring to is below the video. Sorry for any confusion.
Have a look at this lady’s experience too.
Beginning in earnest in September of 2008 I began a campaign of letter writing to elected United States Representatives, Senators, and the White House under both President Bush and now President Obama. The tone of my correspondence has been that of a citizen who is fed up with the government for spending money we do not have, at a time when we are experiencing economic deflation, and taking control of private business, where I believe it is in violation of the constitutional rights of business owners, shareholders, and frankly every citizen of this country. Ask the Bank of America shareholders today if their rights were violated when the government forced BACs CEO to purchase Merrill Lynch for $15 billion more than its’ value. I wasn’t aware of the facts at that time, but I knew government had no right to enter into the making of business decisions for shareholders, with or without full disclosure.
I have further stated my intent to exercise any and all of my rights as a citizen to do everything in my power to see that any elected official who refuses to govern according to the constitution, and who refuses to act in an official capacity according to the wishes, beliefs, and demands of the public be removed from public office. I have also voiced my opinion that career politicians are the antithesis of the views of the framers, and called for single term limits of any elected office. In no way did I ever suggest anything other than our constitutional rights as citizens to control our government’s actions.
Yesterday, as a result of one of my letters, I was paid a visit by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI. One Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, reported to the FBI that he felt I was endangering the government and should be investigated as a suspected terrorist. This after every single one my letters was sent through the official website of the government, and contained all of my personally identifying information and was specifically stated as advising each U. S. Senator that I was offering political opinion about pending legislation, or governmental policy.
Apparently, as this left leaning Congress assaults our rights on a daily basis, they are now resorting to reporting dissenters to their policies to the FBI, under the guise of terrorist threats. Since when did expressing a p0litical opinion, or disagreeing with the passage of Socialist bills in the legislature become terrorist in nature? I have specifically objected vehemently to the TARP, TALC, Economic Recovery Act, Omnibus Spending Bill, President Obama’s 3.6 trillion dollar budget, cap and trade, and every other anti capitalist bill put forth in the 111th Congress.
COINELPRO Era 1970 FBI Memo;
“More interviews … are in order for plenty of reasons, chief of which are it will enhance the paranoia endemic in these circles and will further serve to get the point across that there is an FBI Agent behind every mailbox. In addition, some will be overcome by the overwhelming personalities of the contacting agent and volunteer to tell all — perhaps on a continuing basis.”