The story of Wilkinson is starkly chilling in its exposure of FBI paranoia and arrogance. The bureau over a period of decades used a variety of illegal methods to harass him and his patriotic political activities. That this could happen under a number of different Presidents as recently as the 1970s is an astounding indictment of our individual and collective political maturity. We are not as free nor as brave as we think.
Thank you, Mr. Wilkinson, for your persistence and your patriotism. Your example of vigilance is what we need to keep us free.