So I got an email from a friend this afternoon pointing me to a particular government document. He told me to check out the new additions at the end. We had both filled them out previously while at the NROTC Unit, and while I try to keep mine up to date in case it’s need for a future employment opportunity, the last time I looked at the form was in 2009 updating information after buying our house.
Well it has gone from 13 pages to 127 pages since the last I looked, but what is most interesting is the addition of Section 29.
That wasn’t too bad but I started laughing hysterically when I arrived at 29.5.
Tell me, how can one work for the DEA, FBI or god forbid the ATF and honestly answer that question with a “No”? Doubly entertaining is this is a form geared towards protecting national security. So the question of your association record is really this:
Have you EVER been a member of an organization that advocates or practices commission of acts of force or violence to discourage others from exercising their rights under the U.S. Constitution or any state of the United States with the specific intent to further such action? Any organization that is a part of, or under the direct guidance of the US Government is excepted.
Think about it, any law enforcement agency that has turned the other way when caught physically assaulting people lawfully exercising their rights is guilty of that violation. Our government, more specifically people in its employ, has gone well beyond he limitations set out within the Constitution, yet they are exempted from being held accountable for their abuses. Most entertaining though is the ATF and Operation Fast and Furious since it meets the definition provided by them in almost a textbook fashion.
What I find most entertaining is I have no doubt that should the day ever come I need to file this paper work I know this blog will be scavenged and the interviewer will use this commentary against me. The DHS for example has classified me as a possible terrorist through numerous methods even though I have never associated with, thought about or attempted an act of terrorism. Yet a real act of terrorism is merely PTSD and I’m the real threat.
Yeah that realization stopped any laughter and humor I was feeling from the irony. It is becoming more and more obvious that the government is doing everything it can to further the wedge between itself and the people. I need a drink.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.