They are watching you
The Department of Homeland Security has your number and you could very well be a dangerous radical … especially if you are a returning veteran or oppose abortion or illegal immigration. Michelle Malkin has all the details and so does Glenn Reynolds, who links to one of my new favorite bloggers. Make sure you read both.
Michelle’s is really the best blog post with the best analysis. I am sure those folks on the left who jumped on George Bush’s Patriot Act which never targeted American citizens will be even more outraged at this targeting of citizens expressing their First Amendment rights. Right?
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
But this is my favorite.
(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans
(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.
Make sure you go to Michelle’s blog. Even once conservative talk show host Mike Smerconish warns the Tea Party folks … don’t turn into those racist, xenophobes we know you are.
Let’s keep it classy you radicals.
Not only Bush, but Nixon was vilified for conduct less outrageous.
Forgetting that, for the moment, the folks at DHS are in complete "disconnect" mode. The econony, foreclosures…no! People are reacting, peacefully, I might add, to politicians of whatever political party who are acting as "elitists", spending our country into bankruptcy or runaway inflation, and who are treating those who elected them as mere annoyances. To suggest that I am a "radical" because I expect our leaders to be accountable to those who put them in office is simply another example of why people are upset.
If the founding fathers were to be all alive today, DHS would declare that they too, are RADICALS to the EXTREME.
It just reminds me of the old adage "just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you."
Does this mean that the assault on the Constitution will begin with the First, then the Second, or is Obambi just going to go after them all at the same time?
Won't the ACLU be in the forefront of protecting us from these threats to freedom?
Based on the definitions they are sending to law enforcements most of the cops I know are terrorists.
It is intimidation, pure and simple. This document wouldn't be out if they didn't want it out. See the timing of its appearance. One sided, biased, and lacking in any basis in fact. Is this how the Obama administration wants to be known?
This document is in complete violation of the First Amendment. More Amendments to come!