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Is Texas A Terror State?
The American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2009 | Jim Byrd

Posted on 04/14/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT by Scanian

According to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas fits the Department's profile of potential domestic terrorism described in their newly released report titled, " Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment".

Islamic extremists' acts of domestic terrorism were recently given the dignity, by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and President Obama, of being classified as man-made disasters, and abroad, the "war on terror" has been reclassified as an "overseas contingency plan". But an entire non-Islamic class, or perhaps by extension entire states, according to the report, are not afforded such considerate and cordial titles if they are anti-abortion, tend to harbor returning soldiers stationed in the Middle East, aid and abet the reintegration of military personnel into civilian life within their borders, are anti-illegal immigration, are anti-gun control, possess Christian views, are against high taxes, and are opposed to the overreaching power of the federal government. They fit the assessment of "extremists" that was

"provided to federal, state, local, and tribal counterterrorism and law enforcement officials so they may effectively deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to terrorist attacks"

It is the opposition of the "overreaching power of the federal government" that may have sealed Texas's fate as a terror state.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
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1 posted on 04/14/2009 3:01:20 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Yes, Texas is a terror state, which means that Zero will negotiate with us and give us pretty much anything we ask for.


2 posted on 04/14/2009 3:03:18 PM PDT by lormand (Washington DC - Enemy of Freedom)
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To: Scanian

Well YEE HAW to you, Obama and if you don’t like it you can stuff it.


3 posted on 04/14/2009 3:03:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Scanian

Putting 2 and 2 together.


4 posted on 04/14/2009 3:04:03 PM PDT by Pantera
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To: Scanian

I was just thinking that. That report describes my church, my neighborhood, my family, my co-workers, everyone at the Ranger’s game, last weeks PTA meeting,...


5 posted on 04/14/2009 3:05:51 PM PDT by txroadkill (Medicare, Medicaid and now we have Medi-Car)
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Marked to read later...


6 posted on 04/14/2009 3:06:29 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Scanian
The United States of Texas
7 posted on 04/14/2009 3:07:04 PM PDT by AvOrdVet ("Put the wagons in a circle for all the good it'll do")
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To: Scanian

Congratulations Texas!


8 posted on 04/14/2009 3:07:30 PM PDT by Excellence (What Madoff is to finance Gore is to global warming.)
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To: Scanian

I just love a good, right wing stronghold.


9 posted on 04/14/2009 3:08:23 PM PDT by Califreak (Obama is Swahili for "Death to America")
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To: Scanian

I’m jealous. I live in Wisconsin. Only Wisconsin and Illinois don’t allow concealed carry. Plus we have ridiculously high taxes. Plus it’s cold here! HHmmm. Might want to talk to my hubby when he gets home tonight and ask him if he wants to move...


10 posted on 04/14/2009 3:08:23 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: HiTech RedNeck

double that yee haw!!!!! DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS!!!!


11 posted on 04/14/2009 3:10:08 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: Scanian

If Texas were to decide to secede from the union, I would be very tempted to move there from here in Florida.


12 posted on 04/14/2009 3:12:03 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: lormand

Don’t get your hopes up, the O will negotiate and pay off liberal terror groups, Hamas, Al Queda, Somali pirates, Hezbollah, but when it comes to negotiating with Texans, well, there are some things a good Commie loving muslim won’t do. More likely he’ll give Texas to Mexico.

And is it me, or does Janet Napolitano look as ugly as Donna Shalala?


13 posted on 04/14/2009 3:12:25 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: angelcindy

Does this mean that we can expect pirates to start hijacking ships out in the Gulf now?


14 posted on 04/14/2009 3:13:24 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Scanian

TEXAS AKBAR!!!!!!


15 posted on 04/14/2009 3:13:34 PM PDT by inpajamas (Modern progressive liberalism is merely fascism without balls - http://skarbutts.wordpress.com/)
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To: Scanian

“According to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas fits the Department’s profile of potential domestic terrorism described in their newly released report titled, ‘Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment’”

Do you think they have a similar report on the left-wing? Probably not. Why? Because, by definition, the left-wing fighhts for greater centralization of government power and the right-wing fights against it. And our federal government is mostly interested in domestic enemies of the federal government.


16 posted on 04/14/2009 3:14:12 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Sir Clancelot
"And is it me, or does Janet Napolitano look as ugly as Donna Shalala?

No, it's not just you.

She looks like Shalala, Reno, and Albright all put together (please no pics).

17 posted on 04/14/2009 3:16:03 PM PDT by lormand (Washington DC - Enemy of Freedom)
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To: Scanian

Insurrectionist BTTT.


18 posted on 04/14/2009 3:16:33 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Scanian

It’s time. Let’s do it. Texas must become an independent country once again.


19 posted on 04/14/2009 3:18:48 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Might want to talk to my hubby when he gets home tonight and ask him if he wants to move...

Well, come on down, we'll issue you a pick-up, a pair of boots and a recipe for banana pudding.

20 posted on 04/14/2009 3:19:01 PM PDT by txroadkill (Medicare, Medicaid and now we have Medi-Car)
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To: Sir Clancelot
More likely he’ll give Texas to Mexico

And we'll kick their a$$ again!

21 posted on 04/14/2009 3:19:01 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Scanian

If Texas causes Obama any more trouble, he’s liable to raise the stakes and call them “right wing contingency planners.” Watch out!


22 posted on 04/14/2009 3:22:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: txroadkill

I love banana pudding!!


23 posted on 04/14/2009 3:22:26 PM PDT by conservative cat (America, you have been PWNED!)
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To: Scanian

Don’t forget the people that cling to guns and religion. We’re ready. Are they in Texas?


24 posted on 04/14/2009 3:23:05 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: Scanian
Lifted verbatim from the first footnote in the document:

(U) 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.

So, if I reject Federal authority in favor of state authority and oppose abortion, then by DHS definition I must be a right wing extremist. Later in the document the authors make the distinction between “right wing extremists” and “law abiding citizens”. The distinction seems intent on presupposing that right wing extremist - those who believe states have primacy over the feds and those who oppose abortion - are not law-abiding. I suppose the opposite of being law abiding is to be law breaking, thus a criminal.

A smarmy opinion piece bereft of documented sources, other than a vague reference to a 2007 study in Germany. It also refers to an unnamed “civil rights” organization that is concerned.

A shoddy opinion piece that merits a C- in a 100-level college writing course.

Your tax dollars at work.

25 posted on 04/14/2009 3:24:18 PM PDT by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: Wisconsinlady; txroadkill
Well, come on down, we'll issue you a pick-up, a pair of boots and a recipe for banana pudding.

You'll need them thar boots. We got cactus, fahr aintz, field mice bigger'n buffalo, cow patties ev'rwhere, an did ah' mention the fahr aintz? ;-)

26 posted on 04/14/2009 3:25:12 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Scanian

Oh Geez....


27 posted on 04/14/2009 3:25:52 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Scanian
Reality according to Janet Napolitano, the (oh so) new Director of Homeland Security:

1) We shouldn't secure our borders or make sure that only legal citizens get jobs, instead we should go after businesses that "exploit" illegals (oh, I mean "undocumented workers").
2) "Show me a 50 foot fence, and I'll show you a 51 foot ladder." (Right, I recommend landmines myself.)
3) Guns are bad..that is unless my agents are the ones who have them.
4) Islamic terrorists aren't a problem, it's those "right wing radicals".
5) The Constitution is a "living document" (meaning that it can be brushed aside when convenient).

Napolitano in particular, and this administration in general, are national embarrassments that should be removed as soon as possible.

GOP 2010!

28 posted on 04/14/2009 3:26:00 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I’m all for Texas seceding. We just need to make more noise to our leaders and get it done. I know it will be hard but I am a Texan first and want freedom!


29 posted on 04/14/2009 3:28:02 PM PDT by Halls (This nation needs Jesus!)
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To: Excellence

Why thank you very much. Proud to be a Texan.


30 posted on 04/14/2009 3:28:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Sarajevo

LOL
funny


31 posted on 04/14/2009 3:29:10 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: Sarajevo

I’ll take my chances with the “fahr aintz”-they can’t bite any worse than the liberals in Madison, WI>


32 posted on 04/14/2009 3:31:29 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Scanian
Damn ... does this make the a terror state supporter?

5th Generation Texan here .... I'll stand with my tribe ... HiTek RedNek ;)

33 posted on 04/14/2009 3:32:46 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: Scanian
It's beginning to look like zer0 is in the process of defining:

Enemies of 0bama = Enemies of the state

Including Veterans and those that want The Constitution upheld.

34 posted on 04/14/2009 3:35:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Proud Veteran - Sworn to defend The Constitution!)
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To: lormand

Perhaps they all belong to the same “club”.


35 posted on 04/14/2009 3:36:28 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Scanian

Keep this up and I might have to reconsider not voting for Perry next time.


36 posted on 04/14/2009 3:37:41 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: conservative cat
I love banana pudding!!

Who doesn't?!?

37 posted on 04/14/2009 3:37:53 PM PDT by txroadkill (Medicare, Medicaid and now we have Medi-Car)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I live in Wisconsin, too, and was thinking the same thing. My husband was driving across the state today and was pondering the number of jobs that have left since Doyle took office, another three hundred today. My kids all live in different states. All of them were in the very top of their high school classes....and did go to college and graduate schools out of state.... they are examples of the real brain drain in this state. One of them lived here briefly, but moved for a better job.


38 posted on 04/14/2009 3:40:07 PM PDT by madinmadtown (It is good to be right.)
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To: Cicero
Coming up pretty quick on Barry's list is his 120,000 National Police Force probably consisting of trained ACORN hippies to go door to door and collect guns.

Get ready fellow Texans, because they'll start here.

39 posted on 04/14/2009 3:44:28 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Wisconsinlady
I’ll take my chances with the “fahr aintz”-they can’t bite any worse than the liberals in Madison, WI

Send one of them thar libr'uls down hyar. We'll sit him on a fahr aint hill an' see who bites who worstest;-)

40 posted on 04/14/2009 3:46:23 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Kartographer

hey i wouldnt put it past them..they showed a map today on tv of all the attacks nthere was one right above cuba..and down in south america


41 posted on 04/14/2009 3:50:07 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: txroadkill
That report describes my church, my neighborhood, my family, my co-workers, everyone at the Ranger’s game, last weeks PTA meeting,...

That report describes half of the country. The Republicans need to call for her resignation - NOW

42 posted on 04/14/2009 3:51:33 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Wisconsinlady

I’m looking at Oklahoma or Louisiana myself, especially if Doyle wins a 3rd term.


43 posted on 04/14/2009 3:54:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Scanian

USAF veteran 1982 - 1986

A couple of years ago I was too old to join the ANG

I loved Texas - never seen anything that big and beautiful
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Just sayin’ I’ll be there !


44 posted on 04/14/2009 3:58:19 PM PDT by IrishMike (Liberalism is a psychological disorder and a dangerous mental illness.)
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To: Scanian

any one who opposes a one world govt is now a terrorist


45 posted on 04/14/2009 4:01:39 PM PDT by usshadley (crying racism--the new "last refuge of the scoundrel")
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To: inpajamas
TEXAS AKBAR!!!!!!

I'm stealing that!

46 posted on 04/14/2009 4:05:16 PM PDT by Liberty Tree Surgeon (Mow your own lawn!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Triple yee haw! I’m proud to be living in Texas! :)


47 posted on 04/14/2009 4:17:30 PM PDT by TXRed
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To: Scanian; HiTech RedNeck; lormand; Pantera; txroadkill

President George W. Bush coined the phrase “Axis of Evil” to describe Iran, Iraq and North Korea.

Ebola’s newly painted “Axis of Evil” encompasses Texas, Alabama, & Oklahoma?


48 posted on 04/14/2009 4:21:28 PM PDT by Gemsbok (If wishes were horses, than beggars would ride)
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To: Scanian; HiTech RedNeck; lormand; Pantera; txroadkill

President George W. Bush coined the phrase “Axis of Evil” to describe Iran, Iraq and North Korea.

Ebola’s newly painted “Axis of Evil” encompasses Texas, Alabama, & Oklahoma?


49 posted on 04/14/2009 4:21:30 PM PDT by Gemsbok (If wishes were horses, than beggars would ride)
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To: txroadkill

i live in the republic of illinois. can i come too?


50 posted on 04/14/2009 4:24:45 PM PDT by alfie (peace through superior firepower)
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