Emboldened by dangerous Supreme Court decision, agents even planting cameras on private property
Americans are such cowards these days
Abuse continues until resistance is met.
"Trespassers will be shot"
I used to write a financial newsletter and routinely insulted John McCain for his war mongering and murderous behavior. I received an anonymous email saying to stop talking about The Senator or there would be consequences. I had also said that cannabis should be legal. A month later my rural home had an unmarked dark helicopter circling it at about 100ft for ten minutes. A guy in a blue jumpsuit sitting in the side door smiled at me. They searched my barn at night and left the doors wide open. I found service boot prints by our vegetable garden. The helicopter kept coming every couple months until I put up my own cameras. They then flew a quadcopter drone into the middle of my back yard. I wasn't intimidated.
Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) are the most egregious offenders.
Almost by definition these people ought to be hanged.
20 years ago my secluded 10 acre property in Industry PA, was twice criminally invaded by the "heroes" in blue. On the second occasion they broke into my home and stole property.
I was so traumatized by these events that I abandoned my home and became homeless for many years. There is no justice when the criminals are your own government.
We were supposed to have a militia to protect us from such standing armies.
The Bureaucrat Plague is the worst plague, ever.
how unfortunate that it'd be illegal to disappear these good obedient functionaries. Especially because if one did, then their families would see that the state has no more love for its functionaries than for it's "citizen" prisoners. Of course the vast majority of folks would believe the state rather than the folks who say that their functionary family member didn't come home from work one day after he'd mentioned that he was obliged to go spy on people on their own land.
But short of kidnapping, perhaps our solution is to make it more expensive for these low-life citizen functionaries to keep their jobs than to lose them. Then the state wouldn't have the means to keep hiring people at the price it would take knowing that they'd be pariahs who couldn't keep a car on the road for more than two or three days.
These people need more and better concealed cameras on their property, and lawyers.
This doctrine is not difficult to overturn out in the "open fields." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn explained in the Gulag Archipelago. "Oh how we burned in the camps..."
It is rapidly approaching the time when. again, we are going to have to wait until we see the whites of their eyes to shot.
The government is a freaked out control organization that hates privacy. They never want anyone to know that they can survive and thrive without government being there to "guide" and care for them. After all, since the government produces nothing of value, they need something for all these useless employees to do.
It would please me greatly if the government agents participating in this kind of trespass began receiving the "Solzhenitsyn treatment" ( http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/34738 ), ideally with all landowners nearby having iron-clad alibis. The willingness of others to sign on or keep such jobs would diminish significantly, and the world would be a better place.
Great essay. The Endangered Species Act has become another black hole of government abuse. The Permian Basin, probably the richest oil and gas fields in the world. Miraculously, there is an endangered lizard that has been found which will of course require protection and will be a huge expense for the oil companies.