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Alabama DHS: Anti-government groups?
Alabama Dept. of Homeland Security ^ | 3/8/07 | n/a

Posted on 05/11/2007 10:47:44 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim

[AL DHS removed the "domestic terrorist" links from its main website; but the main page itself was "Google-linked" at the URL above. The main text of the DHS front page is as follows]:

"Opposition to a strong federal government is not new. The first Continental Congress wrestled with this issue when they first created the “Articles of Confederation” before our present day Constitution. George Washington marched troops into Pennsylvania to uphold the power of the Federal Government to collect taxes. In fact, we fought a civil war over the issue of individual and states versus federal rights.

Today’s anti-government groups have their origins in the shock and outrage among a number of groups to include gun rights groups, tax protestors, and white supremacists over the government actions with the Branch Davidian religious cult at Waco and and white supremacist Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge along with recent laws that limited gun ownership. A coalition of these groups called for the formation of “leaderless resistance” groups—the beginning of “unorganized militias”. Few people involved in this self styled “Patriot Movement” are criminals but there are some on the extreme fringe that are convinced that the Government has been subverted and that their freedoms must be aggressively defended to the point of attacks on our governing institutions.

In general, these terrorists claim that the U.S. government is infringing on their individual rights, and/or that the government's policies are criminal and immoral. Such groups may hold that the current government is violating the basic principles laid out by the U.S. Constitution and that a new world order is attempting to enslave humanity. Some groups also believe that the government and other organizations are transgressing the rule of God as described in the Bible. Some groups see themselves as separate nations within the United States, taking the initiative to establish their own laws and common-law courts.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: banglist; confusedbureaucrats; consitution; constituionmatters; goodgrief; itstheconsitution; leaderlessresistance; newworldorder; terrorism

1 posted on 05/11/2007 10:47:46 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim
Yes, we have those groups in our state. What galls me is when the MSM include conservatives with this bunch but refuse to lump communism with the liberals.
2 posted on 05/11/2007 11:03:51 AM PDT by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Alabama needs to get concerned with groups who are actually killing people, dealing drugs and any other crime you can think of, like MS-13.

Sen: Jeff Sessions: “Criminal aliens are also having a severely negative impact at the State and local level. Recently, an ICE agent—those are the immigration enforcement officers—in Alabama contacted me to tell me there is an enormous, growing problem with aliens trafficking drugs across north Alabama. Who would think that? He informed me that all of the green card holders he arrests for criminal convictions for trafficking dope were once illegal aliens but have been granted amnesty somewhere along the way.”

3 posted on 05/11/2007 11:52:05 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: mtnwmn
Yes, we have those groups in our state. What galls me is when the MSM include conservatives with this bunch but refuse

Hate to disappoint, but 'those groups' are conservatives

4 posted on 05/11/2007 12:06:01 PM PDT by Inquisitive1
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To: Inquisitive1

Yes they are. However, what they fail to mention, is communists are liberal.

5 posted on 05/11/2007 3:13:39 PM PDT by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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