Skip to comments.Are You an ‘Extremist’? (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 04/20/2009 8:14:26 PM PDT by jazusamo
While the rest of us may be worried about violent Mexican drug gangs on our border, or about terrorists who are going to be released from Guantanimo, the Director of Homeland Security is worried about "right-wing extremists."
Just who are these right-wing extremists?
According to an official document of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, right-wing extremists include "groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration." It also includes those "rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority."
If you fit into any of these categories, you may not have realized that you are considered a threat to national security. But apparently the Obama administration has its eye on you.
According to the same official document, the Department of Homeland Security "has no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence." But somehow they just know that you right-wingers are itching to unleash terror somewhere, somehow.
So-called "honor killings" by Muslims in the United States, including a recent beheading of his wife by a leader of one of the American Muslim organizations, does not seem to arouse any concern by the Department of Homeland Security.
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I have a hard time believing that Thomas Sowell doesn’t know how to spell “Guantanamo,” but there it is.
We are being watched. But i don’t give a rats a$$!
Does the Obama government consider me an extremist? I hope so.
I would guess it’s the editor at JWR but it’s only a guess.
Keep looking guys, I might be thinking something you disagree with.
Shame on us for wanting to uphold the Constitution. How radical of us.
End of Sowell’s essay-—CW2 Ping
Reportedly, the FBI and the Defense Department are cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security in investigations of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. That people who have put their lives on the line for this country are made the target of what is called the Vigilant Eagle program suggests that this administration might be more of a threat than the people they are investigating.
All this activity takes on a more sinister aspect against the background of one of the statements of Barack Obama during last year’s election campaign that got remarkably little attention in the media. He suggested the creation of a federal police force, comparable in size to the military.
Why such an organization? For what purpose?
Since there are state and local police forces all across the country, an FBI to investigate federal crimes and a Department of Justice to prosecute those who commit them, as well as a Defense Department with military forces, just what role would a federal police force play?
Maybe it was just one of those bright ideas that gets floated during an election campaign. Yet there was no grassroots demand for any such federal police nor any media clamor for it, so there was not even any political reason to suggest such a thing.
What would be different about a new federal police force, as compared to existing law enforcement and military forces? It would be a creation of the Obama administration, run by people appointed from top to bottom by that administration and without the conflicting loyalties of those steeped in existing military traditions and law enforcement traditions.
In short, a federal police force could become President Obama’s personal domestic political army, his own storm troopers.
Perhaps there will never be such a federal police force. But the targeting of individuals and groups who believe in some of the fundamental values on which this country was founded, and people who have demonstrated their patriotism by volunteering for military service, suggests that this potential for political abuse is worth watching, as Obama tries to remake America to fit his vision.
Watch it, you might become a target of project Vigilant Eagle. Wonder if they have a nice, stylized logo like other oddly inward-directed programs of the Obama administration?
Yes I am, Thomas.
I love freedom. I’m an extremist. Lock me up with the founding fathers.
“Give me liberty or give me death, or at least a beer and a cigarette (waive the smoke free laws for 5 minutes before you kill me) while I’m blindfolded before libs shoot me for being an enemy of the State.”
I’m surprised any of them would misspell that, but mistakes happen I guess.
I am a so called 'Right-Wing Extremist' of the 3 percent.
All this activity takes on a more sinister aspect against the background of one of the statements of Barack Obama during last year's election campaign that got remarkably little attention in the media. He suggested the creation of a federal police force, comparable in size to the military.
Why such an organization? For what purpose?
“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” “There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into an abyss of injustice when they experience the blackness of corroding despair.” “I have been greatly disappointed with the moderates.”
If that’s the DHS definition of an extremist, I’m an extremist and proud of it!
Two words. Woodrow Wilson.
If you disagreed with him loudly enough, you went to prison.
We have been here before.
I wear the label “extremist” like a badge of honor. 0’s storm troopers better come prepared if they decide to come this way.
I’m not hiding...I’ve got my Tea Party stickers, my Don’t Tread on Me stickers, and my FR stickers all on my jeep.
Come & get me!