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Now the Wall Street Journal reveals that the FBI has been focused on investigating veterans:

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this year launched a nationwide operation targeting white supremacists and “militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups,” including a focus on veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, according to memos sent from bureau headquarters to field offices.

The initiative, dubbed Operation Vigilant Eagle, was outlined in February, two months before a memo giving a similar warning was issued on April 7 by the Department of Homeland Security.

When are the civil libertarians on the Left and the Right going to awaken to the fact that it is the Federal beast itself that is the problem, and not just a matter of which wing of the Incumbrepublocrat Party that has the helm? We simply cannot empower it to spy on or harass our ideological opponents, without risk that such power will be turned upon ourselves at some point. Then, if we start to awaken and try to rein it in, it will turn on all of us to preserve its power and privilege. We need to start thinking like Americans again, who once cherished our individual Liberty, instead of donkeys and elephants striving for control over each other’s behavior. â—„Daveâ–º

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