On August 8, 2022, approximately thirty heavily-armed FBI agents raided President Donald J. Trump’s home. Many citizens praised the raid. Many citizens criticized the raid. The government’s reaction to the critics was chilling.
On August 11, 2022, the FBI Director declared: “Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law”.
On August 11, 2022, the Attorney General declared: “let me address recent unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors. I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked.”
Critics of school boards are at risk for prosecution as “domestic terrorists”. Critics of the 2020 presidential election are at risk for prosecution as “insurrectionists”.
As of August 11, 2022, a date which will live in infamy, critics of the FBI are at risk for prosecution for “eroding the rule of law”. The First Amendment right of Free Speech is not a defense. The chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America “will not stand by silently”, when citizens criticize the FBI.
Be honest with yourself. When you’re alone, and nobody knows what you’re thinking, how often do you wonder: What in the world is happening to our country?
We’re struggling. We’re crying. We’re fearful. We’re sad. We’re rudderless. We’re angry. We long for “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, as President Abraham Lincoln envisioned.
May we all be inspired by the Declaration of Independence. May we all pray: God Bless America.