Citizens Encouraged to Snitch on Anti-Government Neighbors in Florida
Citizens are being encouraged to snitch on their “anti-government” neighbors in the sunshine state of Florida, according to an article by the Save America Foundation:
A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat.
Reason documented the sheriff’s recent comments, which come from the Palm Beach Post:
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’ ”
All of this was pretty predictable following upon the disgusting and libelous Department of Homeland Security report on ‘right-wing extremists’ released early in the Obama administration.
Despite the deluded musings of media figures that ‘right-wing extremists’ could be responsible for the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 200 people, the much-anticipated deluge of right-wing atrocities is proving to be about as substantial as the infamous chupacabra.
As reported earlier in a piece “New Polls: Americans Fear U.S. Government More Than Terrorism,” according to the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland, eco-terrorism is by far the most prevalent form of terrorism.
Anti-government terrorism (excluding one count of eco-terrorism), can demonstrably be classified as left-wing or right-wing in nature (the individuals and groups are sometimes unknown). Between April 20th, 2004 and 2012, such terrorist attacks occurred 10 times, killing three while wounding 20 in the period.
The Florida campaign is not the first under President Obama to encourage snitching among citizens. The Attack Watch and Truth Team websites run by Organizing for Action (formerly Obama for America) exhorted Americans to turn in people who weren’t telling the official Truth about Obamacare.
The current fad among progressives to call those who disagree with them as ‘anti-government‘ flies in the face of the U.S.’ heritage and its Constitutional system of limited government. The label itself smacks of a propagandistic drive for a totalitarian state and any police state campaign encouraging citizens to turn in their “anti-government” neighbors is unacceptable and should be immediately defeated.
Image: Soviet propaganda poster “Don’t chatter — it helps the enemy.” Published also at IJReview.