Oops! Look at that clock on the wall! (Or the timestamp in the lower corner.)
This week’s Heartlander is Chauncey Wright, the intellectually disabled man caught in an ATF sting while looking for a job.
Mr. Wright was hired by the ATF to promote an illegal business. He was paid, “cigarettes, shoes and a little cash.” He now faces federal charges.
A disabled individual attempts to better himself through employment. OK, there is a lack of custodial supervision in his employment situation. Nonetheless, it is unconscionable (but not unbelievable, sadly) that employees of the federal government would use an intellectually disabled individual this way.
And Mr. President wonders why America doesn’t trust the federal government. Spying on American’s email, internet use, phone usage and personal data. Yeah, you are correct, Sir. We don’t trust the federal government. The point isn’t that the American people should trust the federal government; the point is that the federal government should be trustworthy.
Well, I will trust the court system to do right by Mr. Wright, in one fashion or another. Get him some much needed supervision and a respectable job. I wish I had as much faith in the rest of the government to right by the American people and leave us in peace to live our lives and respect our privacy.
Good Night and Good Luck.