This is just starting to come out, even though it occurred in early April. The Examiner is reporting that Tom Francois got a visit from President Barack Obama’s Secret Service. Francois had been a cabinet maker of some duration and skill until the Panic of 2008 did his business in. Since, he’s been an active critic of the Obama administration via various social media.
From his critiques, the Secret Service paid him a visit, followed by a visit to his daughter and to his ex-wife. They also demanded to see his weapons and threatened to confiscate them if he “stepped over the line.”
Had he crossed that line yet? No, according to the agents. Then why are you visiting me? [mumble]
The agents justified their…visit…on the basis of the Twitter following Francois has accumulated, and “the things I said could be acted upon by some nut case out there.” Sure.
The agents also pulled out an image of Air Force One and asked Francois whether he had posted that image. Francois wanted to know where the rest of the image was along with his copyright mark, since he always signs his work and asserts his copyright when he posts it. The agents had no answer.
Here’s the offending image, below the added post-visit caption:
Keep in mind that this April visit occurred before the IRS and DoJ had been caught harassing large numbers of Americans and American groups who disagree with Obama and his administration.