posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:33 PM
It certainly brings up questions. How frequent are incidents of ATF agents acting against orders, disregarding the chain of command, etc. To the
layperson, it could sound like ATF is planning to crack down on corrupt elements inside their agency (a noble cause, typically). To one who looks for
doublespeak, it could sound like the things ATF will ask you to do might seem bad, but you should do them anyway, or it will be worse for you. I'd
want to know if this is something rampant within ATF, or just something possible if they try to blur (or erase completely) the lines within your
country like has been done with international law.
The fact that we are endowed with willpower is exactly the reason that "just following orders" is not legitimate defense in legal arguments. as a
human being, you are personally responsible for your actions. If it was an order, then every single person along your chain of command is also
Anyone from ATF reading this: It is your legal obligation as a free person to refuse any unjust order. Going along because you were told, and
overriding your own judgement in this situation leaves you completely responsible for the action. Do not think for a second that ATF will take
responsibility and take the fall for this. You will be touted as a "bad apple", and they will cut their ties to you. Not only must you decline to
carry out unjust orders, but make those orders public knowledge (and fast) or that will snowball extremely quickly. You will be severely punished by
ATF, and thanks to new counter-terrorism laws, there will be no public mention of this punishment. No one will know what happened if you don't
Now. I fully expect that the usual actions of ATF agents will be the opposite of that. There may be a few exceptional individuals who resist, but
for most, the indoctrination will work. Hold on to your hats. If this was pre-implementation, you folks are in for a bumpy ride.