Government Attacks on Your Freedom
At a 2013 graduation event, President Obama told grads to reject the voices that warn against government tyranny. He may be asking you to reject the voices of liberty, but you can bet he’s keeping track.
Recent revelations about the IRS going after Tea Party activists and other critics of big government are just the tip of the iceberg. Over a year ago, we deployed a video briefing viewed by over a million people which warned about the Justice Department’s singling out of conservative and liberty groups as subjects of greater law enforcement scrutiny.
Just look at the freedom-destroying angle that the government and Homeland Security are pushing aggressively – so-called fusion centers, strategically situated offices where surveillance information is coordinated among federal, state and local officials. Richard Davis, a fusion center director, insists:“The misconceptions are that we are conducting spying operations on US citizens, which is of course not a fact. That is absolutely not what we do…” Then he went on to concede that fusion centers do take an active interest in those who’ve expressed anti-government sentiments. By “taking an active interest,” it’s clear he means surreptitiously monitoring.
We’re sorry, how is this any different from spying on law-abiding citizens? Mr. Davis seems oblivious to the fact that there is still a free press in this country. That we still operate under a Freedom of Information Act. That official and publicly available documents mandate spying on citizens. That millions of Americans are sitting up and taking notice of the erosion of their freedoms.