Last week Good Moral Compasses (GMC) opined about the moral vicissitude of the rank and file FBI agents participating in the ongoing political raids against American citizens who defy the Democratic leftist machine. Rightly, GMC questioned how agents vowed to uphold the Constitution could participate in such raids, for without them, the practice of punishing political rivals with intimidation and other unconscionable activities could not happen.
Much to our surprise, news about a courageous FBI agent has surfaced and was made available by Miranda Devine of the New York Post. Divine’s reporting came directly from the whistleblower’s complaint filed yesterday with the Inspector General, Michael Horowitz.
Agent Friend is a 12-year veteran of the FBI and was part of the SWAT team which are usually dressed in ultra-military garb with high powered fire arms as they execute certain search warrants on people and property. Based in Florida, Friend complained about such raids and was summarily suspended this past Monday and was stripped of his badge and gun.
Friend, an ordinary citizen is married with two small children and happens to be employed by one of the most corrupt institutions of the Federal government. What precipitated his suspension was the fact his conscience was working correctly and saw the continued abuse of power as morally objectionable and an afront to his oath to protect the Constitution. “I have an oath to uphold the Constitution,” and, “I have a moral objection and want to be considered a conscientious objector.”
Already being suspended and stripped of his clearances, Friend is beginning the process of FBI reprisals showing how corrupt the Federal Law Enforcement Agency really is. Friend is a courageous patriot who at the potential cost of his own livelihood, chose to follow his conscience and do what is right instead of following the illegitimate orders of his superiors. On Tucker Carlson’s show last night, Devine said, “He just could not live with his conscience after he was dragged off these very important child porn, child exploitation, and human trafficking investigations he was working on, and put on the very bogus January 6 cases he has been working on… He could see from the ground how the FBI Washington DC Field Office was manipulating these cases to try and expand and pretend the problem was bigger than it was. And he also didn’t want to participate in SWAT raids on people who were being accused of misdemeanors at worst… Steve Friend stood up and said, ‘I will not do this.’”
Too many weak -willed FBI agents are now being used as storm troopers for the Biden Administration who continuously waste time and resources by bullying and intimidating their political foes. Steve Friend refused to be one of the lackeys and with great cost to him and his family, refused to participate. He is a shinning example of an agent who has conviction and has a good moral foundation; the exact type the country needs when they issue a badge and weapon.
Living by the truth and acting morally most often comes with reprisals. Steve Friend is experiencing those right now. Friend is a true patriot and virtuous man who chose the good over financial stability. He is an example to country and his fellow agents.
Hopefully there are more agents like Friend who refuse to go along with abuses and will choose to come forward and condemn the practices of the premiere and powerful law enforcement organization of the world. Steve Friend has made it a bit easier to follow in his wake.
Americans everywhere should congratulate Friend and encourage other agents to follow his example. If there are more like Friend, the rank and file could prove to be the catalyst for real change in the FBI.