It was indeed a home invasion, but the people who were pouring in were Wisconsin law-enforcement officers. Armed, uniformed police swarmed into the house. Plainclothes investigators cornered her and her newly awakened family. Soon, state officials were seizing the family’s personal property, including each person’s computer and smartphone, filled with the most intimate family information.No. It's not. It's the left doing what they do best: impose their opinions through force. You disagree? Here you go. Secret police. Shutting people up. Judges rubber stamping the government destroying other people's rights. The NRA preaches that guns are the only bulwark against tyranny and the left scoffs? Of COURSE they scoff. So we won't be quick to speak out when it's actually happening and you won't have any defense when they invade your house.
Why were the police at Anne’s home? She had no answers. The police were treating them the way they’d seen police treat drug dealers on television. In fact, TV or movies were their only points of reference, because they weren't criminals. They were law-abiding. They didn't buy or sell drugs. They weren't violent. They weren't a danger to anyone. Yet there were cops — surrounding their house on the outside, swarming the house on the inside. They even taunted the family as if they were mere “perps.”
As if the home invasion, the appropriation of private property, and the verbal abuse weren't enough, next came ominous warnings.
Don’t call your lawyer.
Don’t tell anyone about this raid.
Not even your mother, your father, or your closest friends.
The entire neighborhood could see the police around their house, but they had to remain silent. This was not the “right to remain silent” as uttered by every cop on every legal drama on television — the right against self-incrimination. They couldn't mount a public defense if they wanted — or even offer an explanation to family and friends. Yet no one in this family was a “perp.” Instead, like Cindy, they were American citizens guilty of nothing more than exercising their First Amendment rights to support Act 10 and other conservative causes in Wisconsin. Sitting there shocked and terrified, this citizen — who is still too intimidated to speak on the record — kept thinking, “Is this America?”
This isn't a game anymore, not that it ever was. This is the most serious first shot in tyranny trying to stop us. This isn't Waco or Ruby Ridge where you had wackos holed up with tons of guns. This is people working within the system trying to effect change and being INVADED BY THE POLICE for having the "wrong opinion."
I can't emphasize this enough: This is totalitarianism. This is huge. This is what we have always feared but only talked about in theory. It's no longer a theory. A ton of light needs to be shined on this story. Share it with everyone. Hopefully even MSNBC will see the danger of this. This isn't crackpots in Montana. This isn't fringe paranoia anymore. This is actually happening.
Everyone involved needs to be jailed or at the very least, removed from office.
This is what sounding the alarm looks like. Sound it. Sound it loudly.
Here's the worst part:
These raids and subpoenas were often based not on traditional notions of probable cause but on mere suspicion, untethered to the law or evidence, and potentially violating the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against “unreasonable searches and seizures.” The very existence of First Amendment–protected expression was deemed to be evidence of illegality. The prosecution simply assumed that the conservatives were incapable of operating within the bounds of the law.Welcome back, East Germany. It's been a while.