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Six Things You Should Know About the Homeland Security Report on ‘Rightwing Extremism’
FOX News ^ | 04/15/09 | Andrew Napolitano

Posted on 04/15/2009 12:23:25 PM PDT by freespirited

 
 

Homeland Security Warns of Rise in Right-Wing Extremism

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”, dated April 7, 2009, is apparently an unclassified summary of a larger classified report.

1.  The summary contains few proper names, has no footnotes of any significance, lists very few sources, and is drafted with a prejudice against anyone who criticizes the role of the federal government in our lives today. It lumps together in its definition of “rightwing extremism” hate groups, anti-government groups, and single issue groups “such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

My guess is that the sentiments revealed in the report I read are the tip of an iceberg that the DHS would prefer to keep submerged until it needs to reveal it. This iceberg is the heavy-hand of government; a government with large and awful eyes, in whose heart there is no love for freedom, and on whose face there is no smile.

2.  The document itself cautions the reader that the document is “not to be released to the public, the media, or other personnel who do not have a valid need-to-know without prior approval” of the DHS. The document refers to itself as one of a series of intelligence assessments intended to “deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to terrorist attacks against the United States.”

3.  The thrust of this report is that in the present environment of economic instability, returning military veterans, those who fear of the loss of Second Amendment-protected rights, those threatened by an African-American president, and those who fear “Jewish ‘financial elites’” could all be a fertile breeding ground for groups whose power and ideas the government hates and fears.


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To: freespirited
* (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.

Don't forget 10th Amendment supporters and Federalist Papers fans. DHS didn't.

51 posted on 04/15/2009 1:00:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Centurion2000

I know, its horrible.
But what ever makes you throw up in yoru own mouth makes you stronger.


52 posted on 04/15/2009 1:02:27 PM PDT by Holicheese (He stopped the War on Terror and started a War on Patriotism!)
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To: what's up; patriot preacher
Isn’t Janet Napalitano, the DIRECTOR of the DHS, Andrew Napalitano’s SISTER?!?

I dont think they are related.

53 posted on 04/15/2009 1:03:18 PM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Hanna548

All I know is what I heard on FOX yesterday. Someone said that the WH put out a leftwing document also, back in January.

Naturally, it had to be blamed on Bush. The reporter said that although the Obama WH published the document, Bush people started the project.

That’s all I know. Your Congresscritters office should be able to help.


54 posted on 04/15/2009 1:05:19 PM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: freespirited
Their surnames aren't even spelled the same way.

Andrew Napalitano.

Janet Napolitano.

55 posted on 04/15/2009 1:07:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: freespirited
those threatened by an African-American president

You mean, "those threatened by an African-American socialist president."

It's the "socialist" part that warrants their feeling threatened, not the "African-American" part. "Socialism" was, is, and always will be, authoritarian in nature, and always requires theft of other people's time, work, money, and property. We should be afraid of it, and we should do everything possible to fight it.

There is NO historical inevitability to any of this movement to the left. But the longer we wait, the more difficult it will be to reverse.

56 posted on 04/15/2009 1:09:16 PM PDT by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: freespirited

Be Very Afraid.


57 posted on 04/15/2009 1:11:16 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (We have nothing to fear but Obama himself.)
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To: mikelets456

I do not think it is necessarily as much about believing in Christ, as it is about not worshipping the government.


58 posted on 04/15/2009 1:14:32 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: freespirited

It’s an attack on liberty and freedom is what it is.


59 posted on 04/15/2009 1:17:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: patriot preacher

Is she really? He was on Fox today and was outraged at this report.


60 posted on 04/15/2009 1:17:09 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: freespirited

I was at a tea party this afternoon and a homeland security car slowly drove by. I live in a small town too. If they put me on this list I will be proud!


61 posted on 04/15/2009 1:19:16 PM PDT by I Hate Obama (Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made- Otto Von Bismarck)
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To: freespirited

This report is why paranoid, godless, insane lesbians should not be given power within government or anywhere else for that matter.


62 posted on 04/15/2009 1:22:50 PM PDT by chris37
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I tend to agree with the quote you cite from the piece. I read the entire declassified version and found little I could argue with. We do have a very fluid situation economically in the U.S. right now, people are hurting and emotionally strung out, veterans have come back with underlying emotional problems in the past, we do have white supremacists and other hate groups in America who prey on the weak and down-hearted, pro-life advocates have bombed and murdered abortionist. There was a disclaimer at the top that they have detected no threats from any group.

What's under the surface of the report would scare the be-Jesus out of me if it contains what I think it contains — the seeds of destruction. I don't plan on being here, but it could be a problem for some others not similarly disposed.

63 posted on 04/15/2009 1:23:26 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Ditto

He worked that angle to the max actually. He traded on his religion to rip people off.


64 posted on 04/15/2009 1:25:12 PM PDT by misterrob (FUBO----Just say it, Foooooooooooooo Bohhhhhhhhh. Smooth)
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To: Ditto

Madoff is a crook who happens to be Jewish, nothing more.


65 posted on 04/15/2009 1:30:10 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: freespirited

Heard someone on Michael Savage wonder if it was just a coincidence that this report was released the day before the Tea Parties.

I don’t personally believe in coincidences.


66 posted on 04/15/2009 1:30:58 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: Centurion2000

True ... but we outnumber them this time around and, with the present form of government held intact, any pain and poverty inflicted can be alleviated in an election cycle. What’s a free republic without a little risk?


67 posted on 04/15/2009 1:32:39 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

What we really need is a document that lays out the intentions of the 0bama regime. From ACORN, to 0bama’s Civilian Defense Force, to controlling the census, to taking over private companies, to taking over the internet, to the Fairness Doctrine, to targeting veterans, etc. etc.


68 posted on 04/15/2009 1:41:33 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Proud Veteran - Sworn to defend The Constitution! - Caution: That makes me a Right-Wing Extremist.)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild
Interesting.

Personally, I found PLENTY to be argue with and to be alarmed about. That they would preface thier assesment with such a disclaimer adds all the more reason to suspect the underlying bad-faith intent of the document:

"(U//LES) The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment."

In other words, "we have zero evidence that this is occurring but we should redouble our surveillance anyhow"

It may leave you confident of our government but it leaves me cold.
69 posted on 04/15/2009 1:48:14 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: mikelets456

They won’t use the word “terrorist” regarding someone who wishes to kill all Americans, Jews, and destroy democracy, but will use that term to describe a legal US Citizen who has moral values, and loves this country. Shame.


70 posted on 04/15/2009 1:55:30 PM PDT by yellowroses (a Yankee in Texas)
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To: Hanna548
When that right wing document was discovered was it on the White House Website alone?

I believe Roger Hedgecock was the first to get a copy of the document. It would not have been posted on an official website because it is designated as FOUO... "For Official Use Only" which is one step below "Confidential". My guess is that the source of the document was someone within DHS.

71 posted on 04/15/2009 1:56:35 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: bboop

I agree.


72 posted on 04/15/2009 1:59:54 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: maddog55

Love it.


73 posted on 04/15/2009 2:13:58 PM PDT by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: rockrr
No, I obviously didn't make my point clear. It is VERY alarming that our government would undertake such a project without anything more than hypotheses to drive it.

As I said, it's what is under the surface of the declassified portion of the document that is frightening — which I believe speaks to your point, as well.

While we always have fringe elements in society who are pretty much “loose cannons” and cannot be anticipated, it is unfortunate the government is setting up such scenarios and painting otherwise law-abiding citizens with a broad brush. Believe me, I've seen what this politically correct mob mentality can produce — up close and personal. You have no idea until you have them camped on your doorstep and find out the hate they bear you and the ideology they cling to. Truly, I speak from experience.

74 posted on 04/15/2009 2:59:01 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: freespirited

bookmark


75 posted on 04/15/2009 3:01:22 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You’ll never get that. Fascism never can be seen for what it is until it’s too late. If, and I stress IF, that’s what is behind this you won’t know what hit you until it’s on you.

You’ll wake up one day — like every other day — never having done anything different, never having any idea what is waiting just hours away and you’re in the middle of a battle for your life. There’s no one to call — no authority you can summon, no one with any power who is still thinking clearly — you try to reason with the mob and it is pointless. You stand on your decent reputation of 40 years and it doesn’t mean anything. If you survive, you realize you have been saved by an act of God, because there was surely no one you could go to on this earth.


76 posted on 04/15/2009 3:05:18 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: stan_sipple

Pretty much. Then there was the “hate crimes” prosecution our Attorney General Jay Nixon was behind during the Presidential Campaign. I’d say these folks would have been placed on medication as recently as a decade ago. Now, not so much — THEY’re normal — WE’re the nuts. Go figure.


77 posted on 04/15/2009 3:14:00 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Hanna548

“Has anyone seen a document addressing Left Wing Extremists like they are now claiming exists?”

No, Silly. You’ll have to wait until the ink dries. Honestly, you kids will just need to cool you jets — the grown ups have everything under control.


78 posted on 04/15/2009 3:15:56 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: freespirited

Isn’t Janet Napalitano, the DIRECTOR of the DHS, Andrew Napalitano’s SISTER?!?
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I dont think they are related.
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That’s what I’d heard — if I’m wrong, sorry.

Napalitano isn’t all that common a name where I’m from. Plus — doesn’t she LOOK like him?! LOL She certainly doesn’t THINK like him....


79 posted on 04/15/2009 3:16:34 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: I Hate Obama
Your comment made me smile. Hubby is off for the Tea Party at 6:30 p.m. tonight here in St. Louis. I told him, “Whatever you do don't look up at the sky.” He said, “What? Why not?” I said, “Don't you remember the movie ‘Enemy of the State’ with Wil Smith? Gene Hackman told him not to look up because the satellite can identify you.” He just smiled and said, “I'd be honored.” I told him we'd miss him if they come and take him away. ;-)
80 posted on 04/15/2009 3:20:33 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: freespirited

After the progress from the Clinton years, I realized that things could get much worse. I guess they will shut down the Internet and other such outlets before going for guns. And not so long after that it will be against the law to hand deliver your own mail. You claim to be a good person, but before we let you drive the solar powered tricycle you first got to pass this lie detector test.


81 posted on 04/15/2009 3:30:22 PM PDT by TBall
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To: freespirited

Good. The bed-wetting leftist poodles at obuma’s DHS are crapping in their pants.

Federal juju god. Him plenty scarey and is heap mad at you conservatives. Bad medicine. Bow down you conservatives or we will search your granny’s shorts at the airport.


82 posted on 04/15/2009 5:56:37 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

Thanks for the clarification.

I live “in the belly of the beast” (Seattle) here in Washington state. Plus I work in the energy business and that is a lightning rod for all sort of people, so I too know a bit about hostile lefties.

I’ve learned a few things in my years...one is that virtually every would-be bully lefty is in reality a coward. Like a stray mutt, you look them directly in the eye and they back down.

The O’bumbler is no different, except that he has a whole posse to do his dirty work. They are drunk with power right at the moment and are pushing their luck for all it’s worth. They are soon going to find that they can only push so far and then they’ll get pushed right back.


83 posted on 04/15/2009 6:08:17 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: patriot preacher

she was also the nutcase Anita Hill’s lawyer in their takedown effort against Justice Thomas


84 posted on 04/17/2009 7:04:36 AM PDT by stan_sipple
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