From the American Thinker:
First, the civil disobedience incident of an outhouse parade float in Nebraska labeled “Obama Presidential Library” is investigated by the US Department of Justice as a potential hate crime. Now, we hear of a second presumably horrible hate crime, this time in the deep blue state of Maryland. Per the Carroll County Times:
[INDENT]Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime.
Perhaps the term “undocumented democrats” ruffled a few feathers in nearby DC.
George Orwell warned us that a ruthless, totalitarian government would use the prosecution of “thought crimes” as a weapon against its people to crush dissent in his book 1984. Welcome to the “fundamentally transformed” America of 2014, where hate crimes are the new thought crimes, i.e. laws that can be used to imprison citizens for expressing ideas that are contrary to the current thinking of the regime in power.[/INDENT]
(As an administrative point, there may be some who question the legitimacy of citing a blog post in an opening post. “The Rules” state the following: Always link to a reliable news source (try to avoid blogs, if you link to a blog, the blog article must link to a reliable news source). No conspiricy sites, please. In this case, the “reliable source” – i.e., hard news source – is an article linked from the Carroll County Times, a local newspaper covering that part of Maryland)
The reason I posted this is that I believe the author has a very good point that we are seeing legal action being taken now as a matter of course to shut down any kind of political dissent.
We have IRS magically losing hard drives when there are allegations of targeting non-profits that disagree with the position of the Administration. The FEC magically recycling hard drives when asked about evidence regarding election irregularities. And we have, as shown in the examples cited in the OP, the DOJ criminally pursuing dissenters (accompanied, in this case, by the Democrat-dominated State of Maryland).
On this point (and likely this point alone), I will stand firmly with Hillary Clinton :eek::
“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”