TSA – Watch Lists For Those Who Object
I found this over at the Northeast Intelligence Network.
23 November 2010: Following the publication of my article titled “Gate Rape of America,” I was contacted by a source within the DHS who is troubled by the terminology and content of an internal memo reportedly issued yesterday at the hand of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Indeed, both the terminology and content contained in the document are troubling. The dissemination of the document itself is restricted by virtue of its classification, which prohibits any manner of public release. While the document cannot be posted or published, the more salient points are revealed here.
The memo, which actually takes the form of an administrative directive, appears to be the product of undated but recent high level meetings between Napolitano, John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA),and one or more of Obama’s national security advisors. This document officially addresses those who are opposed to, or engaged in the disruption of the implementation of the enhanced airport screening procedures as “domestic extremists.”
The terminology contained within the reported memo is indeed troubling. It labels any person who “interferes” with TSA airport security screening procedure protocol and operations by actively objecting to the established screening process, “including but not limited to the anticipated national opt-out day” as a “domestic extremist.” The label is then broadened to include “any person, group or alternative media source” that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel disruptions at U.S. airports in response to the enhanced security procedures.
Am I surprised by this? Y’all know me too well to think I would be. Disgusted yes, but not shocked. Not even mildly surprised.
While this would surely not withstand a challenge based on the First Amendment you should remember that there has to be someone to make that challenge. Someone must first be violated. Living in Vegas, I’ve been known to make a few bets. I’d be willing to bet it will happen.
Am I on a government watch list? I really would be shocked to find out that I’m not. It’s not like I hide my opinions.
I’d just ask one thing of the people who make and maintain those lists. Please go back and read the Constitution. Re-read the history of the United States. Think about what you’re doing. These pleas may fall on deaf ears, but at least I have the courtesy to ask.
One last thing before I go. To all those out there who complained about President Bush’s wire tapping and all of that, where the F**K are you these days? If that was so bad, how is this not worse?
I can’t vouch for the authenticity of this story, but I’d ask all of my readers to consider something. Do you doubt that the current government is capable of doing such a thing? Would it surprise you if they did? Finally, how does it make you feel if you answered yes to either of the last two questions knowing that you’re still in the United States of America?