Obama and Holder will stop at nothing. The Obama administration’s Justice Department has moved beyond investigating and prosecuting leaks at an unprecedented level to claiming in court documents that committing a standard act of journalism may itself be criminal. This was their action against James Rosen, a Fox reporter who was guilty of nothing more than reporting the news. Now we learn the regime conducted an unconstitutional and thus illegal search of another reporter’s home.
This reporter was held captive by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security as they staged a pre-dawn raid in search of unregistered firearms and a “potato gun.”
“I think they found a great way to get into my house and get a hold of my confidential notes and go through every other file in my office” said the reporter.
But instead of taking the potato gun, agents seized unrelated government documents and notes from the former Washington Times journalist. Agents took Hudson’s records during a search for guns and related items owned by her husband, a civilian Coast Guard employee. They also confiscated her legally registered firearms, according to court documents.
The armed agents held Hudson and her husband in the kitchen as they searched their home. At some point, one of the agents asked if she was the same person who had written a series of stories critical of the Federal Air Marshal program in the mid-2000s. Hudson did indeed author those stories for The Washington Times. “Those stories were embarrassing to the agency,” she said.
It wasn’t until five weeks after the pre-dawn raid that Hudson realized agents had taken her private documents – documents that were not listed on the search warrant. At the time she was told that “miscellaneous documents” had been taken. “I got a call from Homeland Security and they told me I could pick up the documents,” she said. “The search warrant did not allow them to walk out with those documents. They clearly violated the search warrant.”
These are tactics we condemned vehemently when they occurred in the former Soviet Union, the former East Germany, North Korea or any totalitarian state, for we knew they only occurred in a totalitarian state. A free society will not tolerate these violations of personal freedom. Yet the left press is not reporting this incident. The regime and its justice department are not investigating much less prosecuting, because they would be investigating and prosecuting themselves. This is the Obama regime again telling us we are not a nation that adheres to “rule of law” per our constitution. The Obama regime is instead saying they will make and enforce the law as they wish. The Obama regime is saying the United States is no longer a free nation but a totalitarian state ruled by the dictatorship of the proletariat. The Obama regime then says to trust them for they will bring about the totalitarian state only so we can be totally free at a later time living in a classless society. All will then be perfectly happy in this perfect society they are creating.