This latest story has come from out of nowhere—and it is chilling.
The United States Postal Service just delivers America’s mail, right? Apparently not.
A new report shows that the government agency has been doing a lot more than that, and they may be violating Americans’ Constitutional rights.
From the Daily Wire:
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is running a “covert operations program” monitoring Americans’ social media accounts for “inflammatory” posts.
The program is carried out by the USPS enforcement arm, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and is called the Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP). Analysts with the program monitor the social media posts of people attending rallies and protests, according to Yahoo News.
Wow. Every day feels a little more like George Orwell’s 1984.
Since when is it okay for the federal government to spy on American citizens that attend rallies and protests?
And if they did, you would at least expect it to be the FBI, right, not the Post Office? That wouldn’t make it okay in any way, but what does the Post Office have to do with looking into Americans?
It turns out the USPIS is the oldest continuously operating federal enforcement agency in the United States. It has operated to prevent mail crimes and protect its employees since the end of the 18th century.
But again, what in the world does mail crime have to do with what a private individual says on social media?
It’s about time Joe Biden and the Post Office explain themselves. Because this is unacceptable.