We Would Have, But Didn’t Want The FBI On Our Doorstep.

The other day we were perusing the internet when we came upon an Amazon deal that looked pretty cool.

Amazon was selling the 836 piece Lego model of the International Space Station on sale for $56.99 which was down from $69.99.

“Sweet!” we thought. “What a fun project to have with the kids in our house and for those of us who are kids at heart!”

(And besides, it is always good to do something together as a family and get people off of cell phones and computers.)

We then noticed that the Lego ISS, Lego’s Saturn 5 rocket model (1969 pieces and 39 inches tall) and the Lego 1087 piece Lunar Lander together were a “mere” $276.93.

Sign us up!

The kids were for it….the wife was for it…..the pets raised no objection…..

And then the wife asked, “but what about the FBI?”

A cold wind blew through our very soul.

What if the FBI thought we were going to use the models for nefarious purposes?

Don’t laugh.

The FBI seized a “fully constructed” Lego set of the U.S. Capitol from the home of an alleged insurrectionist.

Prosecutors detailed the finding in a court document for Robert Morss, who was arrested on June 11 at his home in Glenshaw, Pa.

The government argued that Morss should be detained from court pending trial.

According to the court filing dated July 2, law enforcement recovered clothing and other items from Morss’s home that match what he carried on Jan. 6. Among the items were a “’Don’t Tread on Me’ flag, a neck gaiter, a military utility bag, a black tourniquet, and military fatigues.”

In addition, “law enforcement also recovered a fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set,” prosecutors wrote.

The implication in the filing is that Morss was using the Lego model to plan for the storming of the Capital building on January 6, 2021.

Would the Feds think that our family was planning on attacking the International Space Station if we built the Lego model? Would be we woken up in the middle of the night by G-Men pounding on the door?

What would happen when they found the Lego model of the White House that we had purchased after visiting Washington DC? Would they think that we were going to storm the White House?

For the sake of all that is holy, HIDE EVERYTHING!

We have to be honest and admit that we are being factitious here. We really don’t expect the FBI to be on our doorstep.

We do, however, expect the FBI to be honest.

In the case of Robert Morss (the idiot above who stormed areas of the Capital he was not allowed to be in,) the FBI said the model was “fully assembled.

It wasn’t.

A subsequent court filing corrects the “mistake” and says the model of the Capital was unassembled and in the box.

We can’t excuse what happened on January 6, 2021. We appreciate a peaceful protest as much as the next person, but breaking things, hanging off railings, invading offices, etc., goes too far.

What also goes too far is the FBI lying in court papers.

The Lego model of the United States Capitol Building measures 6 inches high, 17 inches wide, and 6 inches deep. That’s hard to miss as to whether it is constructed or not.

So why the lie?

In a related story, Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty was arrested for “protesting” inside the Capital:

Ohio Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, was arrested on Thursday along with eight activists while protesting on Capitol Hill. Beatty was arrested by Capitol police after demonstrating for voting rights in the atrium of a Senate office building.

“You can arrest me. You can’t stop me. You can’t silence me,” Beatty wrote on Twitter after her arrest. Beatty and a group of around 20 protesters demonstrated in the hopes of putting pressure on senators to pass voting rights legislation.

The group entered the Hart Senate Office Building building singing spirituals, and chanted phrases related to protecting voting rights, such as “free the vote,” “end the filibuster,” and “fight for justice.” Capitol Police officers arrested Beatty and eight other protesters, binding their hands with zip ties.

According to a statement posted to Twitter by Capitol Police, the protesters were warned three times to stop before they were arrested for violating a D.C. law that bars “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding,” and disallows demonstrators to “resume engaging in a demonstration after being instructed by a law enforcement officer to cease engaging in a demonstration.” Buildings in the Capitol complex are still closed to the public, but members and staff are allowed to bring guests inside.

Beatty and her follows won’t get anything close to the punishment those who were involved on January 6th will receive. She’ll be let go with a slap on the wrist and be heralded as a some sort of hero.

If the people on the 6th are being charged, in part, for failing to leave when ordered and receiving stiff penalties for those actions, should Beatty and her group not receive the same punishment?

On the 6th, Donald Trump told people to head to the Capital and protest peacefully. He is vilified for that.

Beatty says “follow me! We are going inside!” and nothing happens to her.

We really hate when people get special treatment from law enforcement and when law enforcement lies without ever being punished. (You can bet your bippy that if any of the protestors had lied to police or the FBI, they would be charged with lying. The government? Not so much.)

Sadly, we are abandoning our Lego building projects for now.

We don’t want the Feds to think that we are going to storm the ISS or take over the Saturn 5 and lunar lander displays at the Kennedy Space Center.

So for now, the family is planning on building the necessary things to play cornhole in the backyard.

The FBI can’t object to that, can they?

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