Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Justice Department will be utilizing a program originally designed to prevent domestic threats to the United States. The program will label as threats individuals the government has deemed anti-government or racially prejudiced, paving the way to targeting political dissenters.

As if on cue and reading from the same script, senior Obama administration officials and the increasingly discredited establishment press rushed to paint a deeply deceptive caricature of the alleged Las Vegas cop-killers. By selectively picking what to report in an outlandishly biased manner, a deranged couple described by neighbors as methamphetamine-abusing white supremacists became — at least in the mischaracterized “mainstream” media — everyday Americans suspicious about lawless government. According to polls, over two thirds of U.S. voters say the federal government is “out of control” and a threat to basic liberties.

The national media largely ignored the actions of an unsung man who delayed the attackers long enough to allow the police to arrive to neutralize the threat.

The drug task force involved in the case that resulted in the injury to a Georgia toddler killed an innocent pastor in 2009.

U.S. marshals seized police records revealing the scope of the department's use of cellphone surveillance equipment.

A north Georgia SWAT team seriously injured a toddler with a stun grenade during execution of a no-knock warrant.

A Tennessee law renewing the use of the electric chair has reignited debate over capital punishment. 

On May 22, morning commuters in El Paso, Texas, were unnerved to see two mannequins hanging by nooses, one on each of two roadside billboards accompanied by graffiti-style threats often made by Mexican drug cartels. The words “PLATO O PLOMO” (“silver or lead”) were written in white paint on one of the billboards. The phrase is widely taken to mean “Accept a bribe or be killed by a bullet.”

On the surface, Elliot Rodger had it all. The son of a Hollywood director, he lived a life of opulence and opportunity, able to attend private schools, receiving VIP passes for special events and film premieres, and visiting six different countries by the age of four. He regularly bought expensive designer clothes, wore $300 Armani sunglasses, and could fly first class. But his unfulfilled desires for women’s attention and sex would drive him to despair, jealousy and, ultimately, to murder and suicide.

How long, indeed, before citizens will be allowed to defend themselves against such malcontents?

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