The story outlining DEA and IRS collaboration to spy upon and then prosecute citizens is extremely concerning, and beyond the boundaries of national security, to the point of encroaching upon the 4th Amendment.
Likewise, if the story is accurate regarding "recreating the investigative trail," then the implication is that personal information was obtained via illegal or unethical means.
The federal spying and investigative powers have grown to unanticipated levels and threatens U.S. citizens' right to privacy and freedom.
Nationally, we are suspiciously close to arriving at police-state status with all individuals under constant surveillance regardless of circumstances.
This latest discovery of governmental abuse further underscores the need to review and rescind these powers and preserve American ideals of freedom.
- John Hruska, Valparaiso