Cause for Hope in Missouri

 

In recent weeks people on Ricochet have been noticing hopeful signs of new life for the spirit of America, amidst all the bad news about encroaching totalitarianism, suppression of religion, and sexual mutilation and abuse of children by the State.

Here is a letter from the Missouri Attorney General to Christopher Wray, FBI Director implicated in the Democrats’ ongoing use of the DoJ, Intelligence Services, captive media outlets, and Congress to undermine Trump’s candidacy, presidency, and now again his candidacy.

The message to Wray is this: you arrogant goons have gone too far and you won’t get away with it in our state.

Eric Schmitt letter to FBI Director Wray

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  1. Mad Gerald Coolidge
    Mad Gerald
    @Jose

    Good stuff from Eric Schmitt.  I wish there were more AGs like him.  I’m wondering if this has been going on in my state…

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  2. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    Good stuff from Eric Schmitt. I wish there were more AGs like him. I’m wondering if this has been going on in my state…

    Same here.  My gun had to be registered and that makes me uneasy, but for the FBI to be seeking the names of those who own guns or who may carry is rather ominous.

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  3. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby
    @FullSizeTabby

    I appreciate that he is not just issuing a broadside against the FBI. He has a specific event (the FBI notices to the county sheriffs about “auditing” records) and a seemingly very specific Missouri law to cite for explaining why the FBI is not allowed to do what the FBI apparently says it intends to do. But then he uses that specific event and law as a springboard to point out many other instances in which the residents of Missouri have reason to conclude the FBI is overstepping its authority. 

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  4. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    Good stuff from Eric Schmitt. I wish there were more AGs like him. I’m wondering if this has been going on in my state…

    Same here. My gun had to be registered and that makes my uneasy, but for the FBI to be seeking the names of those who own guns or who may carry is rather ominous.

    Shame you lost that gun canoeing . . .

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  5. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    I’m certain our California AG would send the FBI the same message.

    OOPS!

    Leak of California gun owners’ private data far wider than originally reported

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/30/california-gun-owners-data-breach

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  6. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Other good news from Missouri, Eric Greitens lost the Republican Senate Primary.

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  7. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    But I see no legally enforceable  consequences should the FBI invade and pursue some objective.   What have I missed?

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  8. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    Wow!! What a letter – things are becoming more surreal by the day.  I also did not know about the O administration requesting that – did it go to other states too?  This is serious news.

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  9. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    More of this, please.

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  10. jmelvin Member
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    @jmelvin

    I Walton (View Comment):

    But I see no legally enforceable consequences should the FBI invade and pursue some objective. What have I missed?

    Violation of this law likely falls under another statute that applies to various other criminal offenses against the state and the punishment is likely listed there.

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  11. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
    The Cloaked Gaijin
    @TheCloakedGaijin

    Yeah, it was weird that another former Missouri attorney general U.S. Senator Josh Hawley didn’t support Eric Schmitt in the primary.

    Missouri attorneys general have been the real bright spot for Missouri:

    Eric Schmitt
    Josh Hawley
    John Ashcroft
    John Danforth, ordained Episcopal priest, rather moderate at age 85, and supporting an independent for U.S. Senate today, but he did become the first Missouri attorney general and perhaps the first statewide office holder to be elected in Missouri since Calvin Coolidge was president.
    >>>  More importantly, in 1979 Danforth hired a young legislative assistant named Clarence Thomas.

    There was also William L. Webster, not to be confused with Missouri’s William H. Webster who was Director of the CIA and the FBI.  Missouri Attorney General William L. Webster, from the Webster v. Reproductive Health Services abortion decision, pleaded guilty to two federal felony charges of conspiracy and embezzlement.

    Missouri’s first attorney general was Edward Bates who served as the U.S. Attorney General under President Abraham Lincoln.

    Missouri Attorney General Thomas Theodore Crittenden was the nephew of famous Kentucky politician John J. Crittenden and was once portrayed in a movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by James Carville.

    Missouri Attorney General Banton G. Boone was a descendant of Daniel Boone.

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  12. Fritz Coolidge
    Fritz
    @Fritz

    Great letter, and about time for pushback. However, seeing that this AG is also currently running for the US Senate, I remain skeptical, will try to be cautiously optimistic that, if successful, he will not grow in office (always to the left) as so many other erstwhile firebrands seem to have done once they reached the Potomac.

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  13. kedavis Inactive
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    @kedavis

    Fritz (View Comment):

    Great letter, and about time for pushback. However, seeing that this AG is also currently running for the US Senate, I remain skeptical, will try to be cautiously optimistic that, if successful, he will not grow in office (always to the left) as so many other erstwhile firebrands seem to have done once they reached the Potomac.

    Senator is probably the cushiest job they will ever get, and they want to keep it.

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  14. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Stad (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    Good stuff from Eric Schmitt. I wish there were more AGs like him. I’m wondering if this has been going on in my state…

    Same here. My gun had to be registered and that makes my uneasy, but for the FBI to be seeking the names of those who own guns or who may carry is rather ominous.

    Shame you lost that gun canoeing . . .

    Seriously, I think that not reporting a loss is against the law as well here.  (Unless your name is Hunter.)

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  15. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Refreshing, but late.  I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again. 

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.  

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  16. Front Seat Cat Member
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    @FrontSeatCat

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Refreshing, but late. I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again.

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.

    A relative told me that the IRS – along with hiring thousands of new agents (isn’t Medicare and SS insolvent soon – who is paying this table and why?) is arming up? Is that true??

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  17. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Refreshing, but late. I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again.

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.

    A relative told me that the IRS – along with hiring thousands of new agents (isn’t Medicare and SS insolvent soon – who is paying this table and why?) is arming up? Is that true??

    Yep. The money the Biden administration is throwing at them is for lots and lots of ammunition along with 87,000 gun-toting agents. 

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  18. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Refreshing, but late. I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again.

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.

    A relative told me that the IRS – along with hiring thousands of new agents (isn’t Medicare and SS insolvent soon – who is paying this table and why?) is arming up? Is that true??

    1. It is true that the IRS is arming up
    2. It is not true that Medicare and SS will ever be insolvent. (Medicare and SS are simply spending programs of the US Government.  A government that spends only money that it, itself, creates can never be insolvent.)
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  19. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Refreshing, but late. I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again.

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.

    A relative told me that the IRS – along with hiring thousands of new agents (isn’t Medicare and SS insolvent soon – who is paying this table and why?) is arming up? Is that true??

    Yep. The money the Biden administration is throwing at them is for lots and lots of ammunition along with 87,000 gun-toting agents.

    And the IRS is exempt from many constitutional protections we generally enjoy.  

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  20. Front Seat Cat Member
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    @FrontSeatCat

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Refreshing, but late. I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again.

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.

    A relative told me that the IRS – along with hiring thousands of new agents (isn’t Medicare and SS insolvent soon – who is paying this table and why?) is arming up? Is that true??

    1. It is true that the IRS is arming up
    2. It is not true that Medicare and SS will ever be insolvent. (Medicare and SS are simply spending programs of the US Government. A government that spends only money that it, itself, creates can never be insolvent.)

    Are we talking about the same IRS that sits at desks and process returns etc? Why is ammo involved?

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  21. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Refreshing, but late. I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again.

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.

    A relative told me that the IRS – along with hiring thousands of new agents (isn’t Medicare and SS insolvent soon – who is paying this table and why?) is arming up? Is that true??

    1. It is true that the IRS is arming up
    2. It is not true that Medicare and SS will ever be insolvent. (Medicare and SS are simply spending programs of the US Government. A government that spends only money that it, itself, creates can never be insolvent.)

    Are we talking about the same IRS that sits at desks and process returns etc? Why is ammo involved?

    How else will the communists amass infantry battalions?

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  22. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Refreshing, but late. I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again.

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.

    A relative told me that the IRS – along with hiring thousands of new agents (isn’t Medicare and SS insolvent soon – who is paying this table and why?) is arming up? Is that true??

    1. It is true that the IRS is arming up
    2. It is not true that Medicare and SS will ever be insolvent. (Medicare and SS are simply spending programs of the US Government. A government that spends only money that it, itself, creates can never be insolvent.)

    Are we talking about the same IRS that sits at desks and process returns etc? Why is ammo involved?

    I think you meant to respond to a different Comment.

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  23. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Refreshing, but late. I think the FBI’s boldness indicates that they have no expectation of ever being out of power again.

    I hear now that the ATF is shutting down gun shops for insignificant typos on forms.

    A relative told me that the IRS – along with hiring thousands of new agents (isn’t Medicare and SS insolvent soon – who is paying this table and why?) is arming up? Is that true??

    1. It is true that the IRS is arming up
    2. It is not true that Medicare and SS will ever be insolvent. (Medicare and SS are simply spending programs of the US Government. A government that spends only money that it, itself, creates can never be insolvent.)

    Are we talking about the same IRS that sits at desks and process returns etc? Why is ammo involved?

    I think you meant to respond to a different Comment.

    that has happened before, but not this time.  I’m curious as to why you think my response is misplaced.  

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