Tomorrow, Friday, October 7th, at about 7:00 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time, I will be on Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett. The program is broadcast on Radio Station 1140 WRVA from Richmond, Virginia.
We will be discussing the monumentally disastrous ATF investigation known as “Operation Fast & Furious.”
Here is a link to the program:
As you probably know, this ill-conceived investigation enabled the extremely violent Mexican drug cartels to get hundreds of high-powered firearms from the lead agency of the United States government that is supposed to prevent firearms from falling into the hands of criminals!
To say that this case represented a failure would be the understatement of the decade!
As you may know, I was an INS Senior Special Agent and spent many years working with the ATF. I cannot imagine a group of law enforcement professionals who are more frustrated and angered about this lunacy than those agents of the ATF- a number of whom I had the privileging of working with daily!
Here is the ATF Mission Statement as it appears on that agency’s website:
Working For A Safer and More Secure America… Through Innovation and Partnerships
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives must protect the public against crime, violence, and other threats to public safety. Our vision will help us chart the course to improve the way we serve and protect the public, provide leadership and expertise, and achieve new levels of effectiveness and teamwork.
The mission of ATF is to conduct criminal investigations, regulate the firearms and explosives industries, and assist other law enforcement agencies. This work is undertaken to prevent terrorism, reduce violent crime and to protect the public in a manner that is faithful to the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
We value each other and those we serve. We will:
Uphold the highest standards of excellence and integrity;
Provide high quality service and promote strong external partnerships;
Develop a diverse, innovative, and well-trained work force to achieve our goals; and
Embrace learning and change in order to meet the challenges of the future.
I hope you will be listening!
The practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there.
The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!
The collective failure of We the People to get involved in make our concerns known to our politicians have nearly made the concerns of the great majority of the citizens of this nation all but irrelevant to the politicians. I implore you to get involved!
I believe our nation’s is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda!
If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
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On Friday evenings from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time, I my show, “The Michael Cutler Hour” on the USA Talk Radio Network on Blog Talk Radio.
I hope you will be listening! (Please tell your friends and neighbors!)
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The Michael Cutler Hour
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