Wow. All federal officials are now certified code-breakers. Wow.
From the article: "Mr. Crow, 44, a self-described anarchist and veteran organizer of anticorporate demonstrations, is among dozens of political activists across the country known to have come under scrutiny from the F.B.I.’s increased counterterrorism operations since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001."
I LOVE my country! So much so I swore an oath to her Constitution, an oath which I've yet to defile and have much to defend.
Anarchy has never worked throughout either human or animal history. Therefore, as a pragmatist, I am fundamentally opposed to anarchy.
I like our current system of government simply because it's worked so well in taking a bunch of rag-tag colonials into a world leader in the modern age and in record time.
But, while I think our Founding Fathers got it mostly right, I think there remains room for improvement, something they thought so as well, by including an Amendment process into the Constitution itself.
As such, this sort of behavior on the part of the Feds has already been addressed, not once, but many times, beginning in the Bill of Rights, and having continued throughout the judicial processes of our country.
My question is why "antiwar activists in Pittsburgh, animal rights advocates in Virginia and liberal Roman Catholics in Nebraska" continue to be "mildly faulted by the Justice Department’s inspector general."
Sounds to me like he's got way too many dollars and too much time on his hands without any real leads. I believe the term is "grasping at straws" while trying to justify one's position.
That's not to say the position isn't important. It is, and it's very important. The point is that it's the personal responsibility of the individual appointed to this position to NOT "exhaust all resources," but to instead limit the efforts to the measure of law, what's right, just, and true.
Anyone aboard that position who has forgotten this has forgotten greater mandates involved with securing the posterity of ourselves and our liberty.