In a shocking display of government overreach, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen faced intense scrutiny from the House Financial Services Committee for the Department of Treasury’s appalling demand for private banking institutions to snoop on Americans’ transactions without any legitimate cause. The audacious move had banks flagging and turning over data on purchases by citizens, including those made at stores like Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s, and even innocent transactions for religious texts, such as the Bible. When directly questioned about this invasive behavior, Yellen blatantly dodged the inquiries not once, not twice, but three times! It’s crystal clear that the Biden administration is shamelessly trampling on the privacy rights of American citizens.
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— Paul in Texas (@PaulMac_in_TX) February 8, 2024
The House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government unearthed disturbing details in January, exposing how federal law enforcement agencies improperly flagged everyday purchases and harmless words for monitoring or reporting. Shockingly, terms like “MAGA” and “TRUMP” were also flagged by the federal government to financial institutions, violating the privacy and rights of American citizens engaging in lawful transactions. If that wasn’t enough, even innocent actions such as buying a religious text or shopping at a store like Bass Pro Shop were unfairly targeted. This is a blatant abuse of power that should send shivers down the spine of every freedom-loving American.
Furthermore, it has been revealed that the FBI has been engaging in hundreds of thousands of searches and surveillance on American citizens without obtaining necessary warrants. This is a flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment and a direct attack on the privacy and liberty that every American holds dear. The rampant abuse of power by the federal government, under the watch of the Biden administration, is sending shockwaves through the nation. It’s imperative that the American people rise up against this tyranny and demand accountability from those entrusted with upholding the rule of law.
This gross overreach by the federal government and the Biden administration’s complicity in these flagrant violations of privacy must not go unchecked. The American people deserve transparency, accountability, and above all, the unwavering protection of their constitutional rights. It is time for all freedom-loving citizens to stand together and demand an end to these egregious abuses of power. The sanctity of personal privacy and the rule of law must be upheld, and those who seek to trample on these fundamental principles must be held to account.