The FBI currently has more than 40,000 US citizens on its list of who they are afraid of. Think about that number for a minute. How realistic do you believe that number is? How likely do you believe it is that 40,000 US citizens are possibly preparing to become active terrorists at any given moment? And, with this list growing each day how possible do you believe it is that an actual terrorist could be identified in the mountain of useless information that is gathered each day? Now add in the 760,000 thousand international individuals also listed. Did your head just implode with the realization that this is not a realistic or manageable system? The FBI couldn’t identify a terrorist in this mess even if one were to stand on the street holding a sign in front of their offices.
The FBI conducted 23 million background checks for guns last year, the most ever, so expanded back ground checks is not really the issue. They obviously are already doing that. What the FBI and many politicians want is the right for the FBI to void due process (which they are also doing). In other words, you are guilty if they say so….no real evidence needed.
In Oklahoma, the bombing of the Murrah building did not elicit calls for banning or limiting the use of fertilizer, supposedly the main component for the explosion, or for expanded back ground checks on those purchasing fertilizer. 168 people were killed.
When 9/11 happened…..why were there no calls to limit or ban box cutters for that matter. More than 3,000 people died.
These people, and many others in supposed “terrorist” attacks, were all murdered by terrorists and the governments response in each situation is to attack the natural rights and liberties of law abiding citizens, trashing our constitutional rights. Next comes a massive expansion of police state agencies whose focus appears to be on everyone, except the possible terrorists.
A question that you might ask yourself is: Why would violating our rights, in this case, the 2nd Amendment, and expansion of the FBI spying without warrant or just cause, stop any terrorist? As we saw in the two instances sighted above, a gun is not needed to commit a terrorist act. And, if someone is intent on committing such a crime with a gun, they could most likely purchase one along the border with Mexico where guns from Fast & Furious (courtesy of the ATF) are still surfacing.
A terrorist by definition, is not a law biding individual. They don’t care what laws you pass.
In January 2016, the FBI announced that it wants to make every high school teacher, administrator and student in America a spy to report to it or local State police suspicious words or activity by any teenager attending our schools. The FBI was not satisfied with its 2012 Communities Against Terrorism Program which asks our neighbors to read any of 25 widely circulated posters and then to report us if we act in certain suspicious ways. Now the FBI has widened its net to over 15 million teenagers in our high schools.
Senator Frankin: The title to your newsletter sounds like you really care!
“Reducing Gun Violence and Protecting Americans”
“In Orlando, 49 innocent lives were barbarically taken from families who now have to face the reality of life without a loved one. They were murdered by a terrorist with hate in his heart and an assault rifle in his hands simply because they were at an LGBT club.”
Actually Senator, no one was killed until the swat teams entered the club, and this is according to the record of events. So the question must be answered, “who actually did the killing?”
On June 20th, speaking as a guest on Fox News’s talk show Outnumbered, Judge Napolitano says:
“These are in two parts, there’s an actual transcript, and then there’s a summary of the rest. Here’s whats news in the summary, nobody died until 05:13 in the morning, when the SWAT team entered, prior to that no one had been killed. The 53 that were injured, and the 49 that were murdered all met their fates at the time of, and during, the police entry into the building.”
I find it impossible to believe that with the unconstitutional spying on Americans by the NSA, the cameras on every corner, the ability of government agencies to access our phones and computers, to scan our license plates when we are on the highways, and to even surreptitiously spy on us in our homes especially if we are stupid enough to install a “SMART TV”, that an agency such as the FBI would need expanded powers to save us from a boogy man they most likely created and staged themselves.
Senator Franken continues:
I believe it is incumbent upon all of us, but most especially lawmakers, to take action to reduce gun violence. And an overwhelming majority of Americans want Congress to pass meaningful, commonsense reforms, such as stopping people on the terror watchlist from purchasing guns and expanding background checks.
Being put on a watch list does not mean you have any intent of committing any kind of crime, or that any evidence exists to indicate that you do have such an intent. It simply means your name got added for some vague reason, no evidence required.
I have to object to the use of so-called terrorist watch lists. Simply writing this open letter to you will most likely land me on such a list, if I haven’t been put on one already. Am I a terrorist? No! Do I have any desire to become a terrorist? No! Am I invoking my right to free speech? Yes I most assuredly am……which is exactly what will make me a person to be suspected of something.
According to the current theory proposed by the FBI regarding the Orlando event, they had this “terrorist” in for questioning twice and failed to find any reason to detain him.
Senator Franken continues:
Recently, I joined my colleagues in a rare filibuster on the Senate floor to demand real legislative action. And although we secured a vote, Republicans again rejected these basic reforms.
Well, all I can say is thank you to the Republicans.
In the House of Representatives, Speaker Paul Ryan has refused to even bring these measures to a vote. In response, Congressman John Lewis—a hero of the Civil Rights movement—led members of the House in a historic sit-in demanding action. I was proud to join Congressman Lewis and my other colleagues to show that we’ve had enough.
The families of victims and the American people have had enough as well. It’s time for real action to crack down on gun violence—I’m going to continue doing everything in my power to get these measures passed into law.
The American people have had enough, you are right about that. We have had enough with the attacks on the constitution, on our rights and god knows we have had enough of being treated like we are idiot children incapable of living our lives without government intrusion and interference.
We do need protection Senator Franken. But the protection we need is not from the millions of privately owned guns, but instead is needed protection from an increasingly oppressive government that spends a great deal of its time and our money to find ways to restrict our natural rights and liberties under the false rubric of making our communities safer.
What is really at stake here?
What is really being argued is the question as to whether or not the FBI should be given expansive new powers to legalize activity they are already engaging in. I believe that would be another ex post facto law, meaning a law passed after the fact to legalize illegal activity. Check your Constitution Senator………this is not allowed although congress has done this several times to protect their biggest donors.
The FBI, the agency generating these terrorist watch lists, has been outed for staging supposed terror plots, then running in to foil the “attack” just in the nick of time! And these are the people you are wanting to give expanded power to?
The latest whistleblower is David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. He is a former CIA clandestine services case officer, and this is what he had to say:
“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.”
When a government has demonstrated that the people it fears most are its own, it will do everything it can to terrorize and manipulate them into submission. And so, we will continue to have more mass killings and staged false flag events until the American public says “I give up!”
One thing I do know for sure, is that if the FBI didn’t stage these phony terrorist attacks in an effort to get the public to shake in their shoes and ready to capitulate into forfeiting their rights, we wouldn’t even be talking about this. But the problem for government is that the public is increasingly aware that their fear is misdirected. The most dire threat we face is the government itself. Am I anti-government? Not hardly! But I am against BAD government, and we have an epidemic of that now!