Our Government, Legitimate? Nope.


If you had any illusions that our government followed the law, believed in fair play or had any claim to legitimacy left after reading this you should be done with all of the above.

After seven years of litigation, two trips to a federal appeals court and $3.8 million worth of lawyer time, the public has finally learned why a wheelchair-bound Stanford University scholar was cuffed, detained and denied a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii: FBI human error.

FBI agent Kevin Kelley was investigating Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 when he checked the wrong box on a terrorism form, erroneously placing Rahinah Ibrahim on the no-fly list.

For seven years and at a cost of nearly $4 million in unnecessary lawyer fees it turns out an FBI agent didn’t mistakenly identify this person as a terrorist.

No, he made a mistake on a form.

A mistake the government knew was made.

And it refused to both admit and retract.

For seven years.

It’s only an error until it’s discovered.  Then it’s malice aforethought.

Read the rest.  If you are still consenting when you’re done would you like to square that with anything you might complain about that this government does to you?

The Market Ticker

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