The FBI's actions in descending on the home of a 91 year old war veteran and missionary who has collected artifacts all his life has become even more troubling. According to a spokesman for the Bureau, some of the treaties and laws that provided a basis for the seizure are "retroactive."
But then what of the US Constitution's strict prohibition on ex post facto or retroactive criminal laws? Does the FBI believe such constitutional protections no longer apply to collectors? And, if so, who will tell them otherwise?