Skip to comments.Spying in defense of liberty
Posted on 08/05/2008 9:03:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Barry Goldwater famously said that "extremism in defense of liberty is no vice." But I suspect even the late Arizona senator and 1964 GOP presidential candidate might be creeped out if he knew about the privatization of Big Brother. Is it OK for private groups to infiltrate domestic citizen's groups? Is spying in defense of liberty a virtue or a vice?
A recent revelation is in a new story from Mother Jones that reveals that a leading gun control advocate, Mary McFate, is apparently the same person as Mary Lou Sapone, "a self-described 'research consultant,' who for decades has covertly infiltrated citizens groups for private security firms hired by corporations that are targeted by activist campaigns. For some time, Sapone also worked for the National Rifle Association." She was active in anti-gun groups.
According to Mother Jones:
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They would rise up in righteous indignation that any one would think it untoward for a lefty spy to be diddling the NRA just as they rise up in indignation at the terrible contravention of their Government-given Rights upon learning of the infiltration of their own org. They might even call for a law mandating Liberal officers from Left orgs be placed in such organizations as NRA as a requirement for their continued existence.
Just like corporations and madison avenue, every group wants to know what their competition is up to. No real surprise here. Congrats to her, though, for so effectively infiltrating the anti-gun lobbies.
A MOLE ping. :)
It wouldn't surprise me if there already was one.....
Uh huh. And Michael Moore claims to be an NRA member. It’s all a con spir a ceeeeee!
They want a litmus test. A loyalty oath to subversive organizations that seek to overthrow Constitutional rights.
Damn right they should be investigated by concerned individuals.
“Why I thought they were fellow travellers, they TRICKED me into being open with my hatred of this country...”
Michael Moore has a wet dream that he’s spoken about where enough liberal anti-gun nuts join up with membership dues to elect Mr. Moore as the head of the NRA. Takeover from within.
Much as the Marxists do in all walks of life.
To them that is not so far-fetched. Sierra Club was once a respectable organization of conservationists and even hunters. Floods of refugee Communists joined and ousted the founders and replaced them with their own officers. Greenpeace, while never a conservative org was not a violent revolutionary entity until it went through the same process.
“Left organizations tend to have lots of things that need to be kept secret and are therefore very sensitive to compromise. “
Leftists, especially in local and county governments, engage in illegal meetings constantly, violating state open meeting laws.
I always encourage people to watch their local liberals and smack them with open meeting law violations. Plaintiffs can collect fines, legal costs and even throw the leftists in prison.
It’s one of the few laws that gives conservatives the power to legally harass leftists, have fun and make a profit.