Wow! Heros walk among us every day, and sometimes those heroes are federal agents – who knew? In an amazing piece of audio captured by bystanders in Portland, OR this weekend, a brave federal agent stands up to a crowd of bigoted protestors who insist he identify with one single federal agency. The transcript of his stunning response is below.
“Stop. Stop. Just stop. You’re asking me a question, and I’m going to answer it, but you need to listen. My voice needs to be heard. You’re asking what agency I work for and how that gives me the right to drag you into the back of an unmarked van. But what gives you the right to assume I identify with one single agency? I do not identify with any agency! I reject this bureaucratic system that assumes I have to work for one department or another! I am department-non-conforming, and if you can’t accept that, then I feel sorry for you because your children are going to know that you were on the wrong side of history.”