recent weeks a very dangerous pattern of personal attacks against conservative bloggers has occurred with increasing frequency.
Combined with a related decision last week by a judge to place a gag order on a conservative blogger, we now face a real threat to conservative speech at the grassroots level just as the election season is beginning to heat up.
The situation is so serious that on Monday, 85 members of Congress signed a letter to Attorney General Holder calling on his office to conduct a full investigation into what appears to be orchestrated attacks against conservative bloggers.
+ + Conservative Bloggers Getting "SWAT" Attacks
This pattern of attacks has increased in recent months, with Leftist blogs posting the personal information, addresses and pictures of the homes of conservative bloggers.
Things have become altogether dangerous thanks to a new strategy from the Left called SWAT-ing. Here's how "SWAT-ing" works....
A bogus 911 call is made claiming that there has been a shooting (or some other act of domestic violence) at the home of a conservative blogger. Usually these "SWAT-ing" calls are made in the middle of the night. Per emergency protocol, such a 911 call triggers a guns-drawn police action at the blogger's home which puts the blogger and his or her family at immediate risk.
The goal, of course, is to silence the blogger through intimidation.... "We know where you live... We can reach you in your home."
+ + Blogger Gagged By Judge
Leftist individuals and groups funded by the likes of George Soros are also taking to filing frivolous lawsuits against conservative bloggers who simply do not have the "deep pockets' resources to fight back.
Those who do fight can find themselves in court facing a liberal judge who has no problem putting a "gag order" on the conservative blogger. This happened just last week.
Of course, the liberal media have not been quick to pick up the story -- although Fox News and even the ABC News online have reported on this in recent days.
+ + Action: Demand A Full Investigation
As I noted above, 85 Congressional leaders have just issued a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling for the Justice Department to conduct a full investigation into the alleged "SWAT-ing" attacks against conservative bloggers.
This is an issue of vital concern to conservatives in our nation, especially in this election year. Our conservative bloggers are doing more to keep the statist machine in check than the entire establishment mainstream media -- with none of the deep-pocket resources.