This week wraps up the American Legion, a social and support group for the country’ veterans, conference in Houston. Vice President Joe Biden spoke on a range of issues, including the newly declared, ‘Syrian Regime.’ The conference has been overshadowed by the revelation, under the watchful eye of Lois Lerner, the IRS also targeted the legion.
As to the reason why the IRS would target veterans, it’s a no-brainer. Veterans are trained in every aspect of the military community, from intelligence, to combat. To afford them the rights of the Second Amendment, the White House has a supposedly, serious threat on their hands.
What better way to address this serious threat? That’s a no-brainer also. You address it first, by identifying the threat, afterwards, you monitor the threat and then you compile a complete and thorough list of all of his known associates, which is what the IRS has directed the legion to do.
Veterans, those who were either drafted, or volunteered to serve their country, to their discredit, has become victims of this government and as such, they are placed in a category associated with ‘right wing extremist.’ It’s no secret, veterans are dedicated to the country, it’s freedoms and it’s safety. To target them, represents a fear of them, and as such, the government through the IRS has to keep track of them, their associations and their discharge information, which is a violation of their privacy.
It shouldn’t surprise anybody, the lengths the White House will go to in monitoring the legion and it association with veterans. During this conference, there’s perhaps a shady character, dressed in a trench coat, collar up and hat tipped to cover their eyes, lurking about. Perhaps there’s a person, strolling around, acting like the ‘bumbling French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau,’ collecting useless information.
Perhaps drones are flying overhead, taking pictures. Maybe the NSA is busy monitoring emails, phone calls and text msgs sent from the conference. Too far fetched right? Not really when it comes to amateur hour in the White House.
Here’s a thought, wouldn’t the Veteran’s Administration, or the Department of Defense have undated records on all veterans? Perhaps that information is classified in the interest of national security, personal and private.