By Dudley Brown, Exec. Dir.
"You are a terrorist.
Did you know that?
Recently, the FBI started sending copies of a letter to military surplus stores in Colorado under the premise of a new program called “Communities Against Terrorism.”
Their intent is to have Americans report on fellow law-abiding citizens if they suspect them of any terrorist activities.
But here’s the catch: Guess who they want to be viewed as “suspicious”?
- People who “insist on paying in cash”;
- People who buy “Meals Ready to Eat”;
- People who buy “weatherproofed ammunition containers”;
- People who buy “high capacity magazines”;
- And even people who buy “night flashlights."
I know I do.
The Feds are going after a group of Americans known as “preppers.”
Those who want to be prepared for emergencies and possible disasters.
People who don’t want to rely on the government for every possible need – the same type of people who I respect – and feel that they are their own “first responder.”
And now, that kind of attitude is worthy of getting you put on a terrorist watch list.
It is absolutely sickening.
But I haven’t told you the most ironic part.
The Department of Homeland Security, via its website Ready.gov, is currently instructing Americans on “disaster preparedness.”
Upon reading through their recommendations for an “Emergency Supply Kit,” two items jumped out at me…
What this means is, if you go to a military surplus store to purchase these items– one of the cheaper places to shop, in my experience – based on the recommendations of the Department of Homeland Security…
…You might end up on the FBI’s terrorist watch list.
When it’s all said and done, this is the exact type of nonsense that overreaching government authority breeds.
When some people heard or read about the dangers of the so-called “Patriot Act,” they thought the "preppers" were overreacting.
Well, here we are.
One government agency putting Americans on terrorist watch lists for buying basic camping equipment at a surplus store, while another government agency is telling you to do that very thing.
This kind of government abuse of freedom is going to get worse – but only if we allow it.
That’s why, with election season rapidly approaching, you and I need to watch and see which politicians stand up against assaults on your liberty.
Keep your eyes and ears open so that you know which one of your legislators turns a blind eye to the abuse of power by government agencies.
I know I’ll be watching!"
And so will I! ~Lordhawke