Dad Accuses FBI of Setting Up Son in Bomb Plot   Leave a comment

http://abcnews.go.com/US/dad-accuses-fbi-setting-son-bomb-plot/story?id=28240751

Here’s the thing — on the surface, this guy may be a terrorist, but the involvement of an FBI informant makes me wonder.

Here in Fairbanks, Alaska, we have a long history of venting against the federal government. Nobody has blown up any federal buildings. It’s mostly talk with some storage of guns, ammo and food.

Schaeffer Cox is a young man who was very eloquent in his arguments against the federal government. I didn’t agree with some of his arguments, but he did a good job of communicating them … which attracted FBI attention. When he was arrested on federal charges, the State of Alaska refused to participate in the case and released the transcripts from the FBI informant the feds had sent to stalk Schaeffer. Reading the transcripts, which were posted online by our local newspaper, was like a class in entrapment. The informant was very good at bringing up scenarios where Cox and his handful of like-minded friends thought they might use force — in the future — if the government collapsed — and if they had no other choice. Cox had some guns — all Alaskans have guns — and he had once experimented with turning a semi-auto rifle into a full-auto rifle, breaking the gun in the process. He’d kept it as a memento, but it was a non-working gun.

From this gossamer, the FBI built a case and now Schaeffer is serving 26 years for … well, for talking.

This sounds similar except that the young man had a ISIS connection, which I once would have said was a good reason to put him in jail, but since the government saw fit to make talking against the government illegal, I’m now thinking I was wrong.

What are we doing to our country, people? Seriously? Would this young man have plotted to blow anything up if an FBI informant hadn’t encouraged him to do so? Were bomb-making materials collected? Were bombs made or set? No! He bought two semi-automatic rifles, which is perfectly legal under US law.

Are we really going to make disagreeing with the United States government illegal? Do we think that’s going to end well?

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