Excessive demonstrations of force

The FBI is facing public scrutiny for use of excessive force against political opponents of the Biden Administration. So much so that it issued a statement denying a SWAT team was sent to arrest Catholic activist Mark Houck, but did not deny that weapons were pointed at Houck, his wife and children. The widely reported FBI statement said, “There are inaccurate claims being made regarding the arrest of Mark Houck…No SWAT Team or SWAT operators were involved.” According to Catholic News Agency reporters, the FBI spokesman who issued the statement declined to answer questions about the number of FBI officers at the scene or whether weapons were drawn and pointed at the family.

The FBI statement continued: “While it’s the FBI’s standard practice not to discuss such operational specifics, we can say that the number of personnel and vehicles widely reported as being on scene Friday is an overstatement…” On September 23, the DOJ announced Houck was charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which makes it a federal crime to use force with the intent to injure, intimidate, and interfere with anyone because that person is a provider of reproductive health care.” The charge stems from two incidences where Houck shoved a man who was attempting to escort patients from an abortion clinic. Houck’s side of the story was that the man was aggressive toward him and his son. Because abortion clinics are federally protected, Houck’s actions must be taken up in a federal court to decide.

Thomas Moore Society Senior Counsel Peter Breen told Breitbart News that Houck agreed to turn himself over to authorities voluntarily three months ago. Instead, Breen said the DOJ made an unnecessary show of potentially deadly force with no less than five FBI agents pointing guns at Houck’s head in front of his wife and seven children. And this is the point—the FBI has a lot crime to fight and it does serve the public, but it has been politicized to demonstrate absolute power by a great showing of public force in arresting those who disagree with the Biden Administration. The pattern of this  unnecessary force is evident time and again—the Trump raid, Mark Houck, Mike Lindell, investigating parents standing up against school boards, arresting Trump supporters, and the list goes on and on.

Alexis de Tocqueville, author of “Democracy in America” described in 1840 the governmental power of soft tyranny. He wrote: “…The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd…” This accurately depicts the DOJ, FBI, and IRS under the Biden Administration. This dangerous brand of government oppresses through the power of deceit. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Soft tyranny is deceptively evil. Stand against it.





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Bill Wilson