Remember Waco? Branch Davidians? Because they allegedly failed to pay a $200 tax per full automatic gun that the ATF never proved they existed, only that the Branch Davidians “could” build them, a raid was launched against them.
When it failed, they brought reinforcements and conducted a whole media campaign against the Branch Davidians accusing them of child molestation and drug trafficking while toning down to a minimum the guns angle. The Media never questioned why a federal tax agency dedicated to enforce taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was doing drug enforcement and local child abuse laws. Not one peep.
When they got tired of negotiating, they pushed the envelope and the nastiest reality TV show was seen in screens all over the USA.
And I am not going to delve on who started the fire. But the Fed did send the tanks that started to crush the compound. And I won’t even say yeah or nay about the adults inside the compound. But over 20 children died in the fire and that I cannot stomach ever.
The ten most dangerous words in the English language are “Hi, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”
RONALD REAGAN, remarks to Future Farmers of America, Jul. 28, 1988
Remember in November.
PS: Guy Fawkes was a pussy.
PS2: The book is out of print so the few examples out there are expensive, but one must read Unintended Consequences by John Ross. You local Library may have it, but I doubt it. Ask Amazon to make it available in Kindle format.