Amid a scourge of violent shootings in major cities across the US this summer, a top priority for the FBI is asking Americans to monitor family and friends on social media.
“Family members and peers are often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence,” the FBI tweeted Sunday. “Help prevent homegrown violent extremism … learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the FBI”
Republican lawmakers were quick to jump to the defense of grandma’s Facebook posts.
“While violent crime soars, Joe Biden’s priority is his domestic war on terror – snooping and spying on normal, working Americans who have the ‘wrong’ political opinions. This is dangerous,” added Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).
“In both Cuba & China, they also ask children to spy on their parents….,” warned Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
“This is outrageous,” raged former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell. “The @FBI has a growing credibility problem and this type of sinister snitching is clearly unhelpful. Why hasn’t the @fbi made more progress finding the BLM rioters from last summer? Why hasn’t the @fbi leadership apologized for the Russian hoax they pushed?”
While the FBI is targeting wrong-think on social media, 1000’s of shootings in cities have raged throughout this spring and summer with little comment or actions from the federal authorities.
In another move that will treat Washington DC more like the Forbidden City, the US Capitol Police have acquired next generation US Army surveillance equipment that has already been deemed unconstitutional in federal appeals court for violating the 4th Amendment in a ruling out of Baltimore.
Last week, the USCP acquired eight Persistent Surveillance Systems Ground – Medium (PSSG-M) units, in a move that was approved by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The new cameras capture high-definition video and include night vision.
And in the last item on how the left views The Bill Of Rights, the Biden White House and Democratic National Committee want cellphone providers to monitor user’s text when it comes to CoVid-19 vaccines for misinformation.
The rebuke comes amid Biden’s comment about going door-to-door in order to raise vaccination levels. Many on the right saw this as an unwarranted intrusion into people’s lives. The critique had little to do with the vaccine itself.
While the White House is attempting to make it a left/right issue, in New York City many traditional Democratic neighborhoods have the lowest vaccination rates in the city.
No the left feels that our God-given rights under The US Constitution are fungible and can be abridged on their whim and there in lies the divide.