Documents obtained as the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit prove Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security has invented a fantastic cover story for its agenda of spying on Americans who are unwilling to relinquish their rights and liberty to the Obama Regime.
In April of 2011,the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking from the DHS all records pertaining to the Department’s “Media Monitoring Initiative.”
Started 2 years ago,DHS claimed the purpose of the Initiative was “…to assist DHS and its components involved in the security,safety,and border control associated with the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as the response,recovery,and rebuilding effort resulting from the earthquake and after-effects in Haiti.”
And how did Homeland Security intend to accomplish this noble,dual purpose of controlling the border and assisting in Haiti? Naturally,by “… [monitoring] publicly available online forums,blogs,public websites,and message boards to collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.”
The Homeland Security Act,passed by Congress after the 9/11 attacks,mandates Department action on the bureaucratic jibber-jabber quoted above in order to make certain that “…critical disaster-related information reaches government decision makers.”
Well given the histories of Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano,the people at EPIC smelled a rat. And rightly so,for upon filing a lawsuit in December of 2011–after Homeland Security had ignored the Center’s original FOIA requests–EPIC was provided some 285 pages of documents by Napolitano’s Department. And portions of those documents paint a picture of federal overreach and intrusion into the lives of the American people extraordinary even by Obama Regime standards.