Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Claw Is Closing

For the past fifty years liberal protesters have been busily wreaking havoc in all parts of the nation. While the Department of Homeland Security has not been around for most of those fifty years, the fact still remains that government in any form has not had an orchestrated effort to label and watch them. In fact, government has advocated for them, insisting that they were merely exercising their rights as Americans.

To be certain, individual members of congress over the years have warned of leftist subversive behavior and the various intelligence agencies have had specific targets which they have watched, but liberals have not been subject as a group to any watch lists or undue surveillance. And the ones who were targeted for investigation were clashing with the military and law enforcement entities, often violently, which is a clear indication of being anti-establishment. Today, quite a few who were actual threats to national security now enjoy stations in society that many would envy.

William Ayers of the Weather Underground declared war, on the radio, against the United States. He now teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His wife, Bernadine Dohrn, and co-conspirator in the Weatherman attacks teaches also, as do several other members of the group. His past was re-introduced to young Americans during the presidential campaign of Obama but it had little effect on either the electorate or DHS. The man who would be President of the United States was friendly with a domestic terrorist, and he won. Stunning.

The same goes for many of Obama's associations, such as his pastor and mentor, Reverend Wright, who intimated shortly after the September 11th attacks that America deserved what she got that fateful day by saying that it was "America's chickens coming homing to roost". Today, he is doing just fine.

There is also the matter of Code Pink anti-war protesters physically blocking a legal military recruiting center in Berkeley, California during war time. Have any of them been scrutinized by the Department of Homeland Security? The answer is no. So who is now considered a threat to America? The "right wing", that's who.

According to the nine page report sent out to law enforcement agencies around the nation, the DHS is keeping a wary eye on those who dare to support the tenth amendment to the constitution, which specifically limits the power of the federal government, enumerating the individual states with such. Part of the report defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority. So if you support the constitution, you're a problem.

Some other signs that you may be in trouble include insisting that the federal government, as well as state and local governments, enforce our immigration laws. If you oppose the murder of babies through abortion, DHS wants to keep a close eye on you, as well.

Some on the web are pointing to a 2001 report from the U.S Energy Department entitled “Left-Wing Extremism: The Current Threat”, as a counter to the current activities of the DHS. I encourage you to read the PDF here. It describes the Energy Departments reasons for the report, and you'll see that the definition contained therein of "left wing extremism" involves activities designed to harm America - such as espionage for hostile countries, murders and sabotage - rather than the right wing desire to preserve America.

How we have ended up on the wrong end of the barrel is obvious; the enemy has seized control through the ballot box. That has a familiar ring to it. So if anyone speaks to Janet Napolitano, tell her where she can find me.

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