All right, you British readers–stop snickering at the headline.
It’s true, though: the FBI is on the job. Just a few days ago they swooped down on a 91-year-old enemy of the people and seized the contents of his home museum, collected during a lifetime of world travel (see http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/03/fbi-seizes-thousands-artifacts-at-indiana-property/?cn.pid=cmty_twitter_fn ).
Thousands of souvenirs from out-of-the-way places like Haiti, Australia, New Guinea, and Peru have been grabbed by the FBI. The FBI says, “The cultural value of these artifacts is immeasurable.”
The FBI admits the man acquired these objects legally. Well, at least without breaking any laws that were in force at the time.
Wait a minute. The guy committed no crime. He wasn’t hiding stolen goods. He was displaying these mementos in a museum. And the FBI sends armed men to his home, to grab all his stuff?
They say they’re going to give the artifacts back to their rightful owners. But wasn’t this old man in Indiana the rightful owner?
This current administration, including the Justice Dept. headed by Eric Holder, will go down in history as a byword for lawlessness, corruption, arrogance, incompetence, and sheer fecklessness.
The FBI is supposed to protect us from gangsters, not from old men with souvenir collections.
But when you have a government that’s run by gangsters, it does things that are not quite what you’d expect.