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Watchlisted: You're Probably Already on a Government Extremism List

• John & Nisha Whitehead - The Rutherford Institute

"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught."—Hunter S. Thompson

According to the FBI, you may be an anti-government extremist if you've:

a) purchased a Bible or other religious materials,

b) used terms like "MAGA" and "Trump,"

c) shopped at Dick's Sporting Goods, Cabela's, or Bass Pro Shops,

d) purchased tickets to travel by bus, cars, or plane,

e) all of the above.

In fact, if you selected any of those options in recent years, you're probably already on a government watchlist.

That's how broadly the government's net is being cast in its pursuit of domestic extremists.

We're all fair game now, easy targets for inclusion on some FBI watch list or another.

When the FBI is asking banks and other financial institutions to carry out dragnet searches of customer transactions—warrantlessly and without probable cause—for "extremism" indicators broadly based on where you shop, what you read, and how you travel, we're all in trouble.

Clearly, you don't have to do anything illegal.

You don't even have to challenge the government's authority.

Frankly, you don't even have to care about politics or know anything about your rights.

All you really need to do in order to be tagged as a suspicious character, flagged for surveillance, and eventually placed on a government watch list is live in the United States.

This is how easy it is to run afoul of the government's many red flags.


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