Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Forget The Fairness Doctrine

I feel rather silly about my recent angst over the possibility of the government reinstating the so-called "Fairness Doctrine", a bill that would essentially be the death knell for talk radio. The reason for my embarrassment is not that I was wrong about that possibility; it's because, in the grand scheme of things, the Fairness Doctrine is small potatoes. My main concern now is staying out of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

The Washington Times is reporting today that the Department of Homeland Security has sent out a report to law enforcement agencies around the nation under the headline, "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." It warns that the economic recession and the election of the first black man to president could turn right-wingers into violent threats to America.

According to the report, rightwing extremism goes beyond simple racism exhibited by groups or individuals. As Jeff Foxworthy would say, "if you reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority...you might be a terrorist". If you're opposed to abortion or illegal immigration, you could also wind up on a DHS watch list.

The report also says that the federal government "will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months" to gather information on "rightwing extremist activity in the United States."

There are over twelve million people running around this country who broke the law to get here, and despite knowing who and where many of them are, the government does nothing to send them packing. Homeland Security can do nothing to seal the borders, where illegal aliens cross, and where al-Qaeda could also be crossing. Yet, they worry about conservatives disagreeing with their insane policies. Perhaps the federal government can put those shiny new "volunteers" to work cleaning up their local towns and ridding them of rightwing naysayers.

Oops. I hope that last paragraph doesn't make me a target. Then again, I love warm weather, and Guantanamo is beautiful in that regard. The best thing is that I won't have to share the prison with radical jihadists. They will be free in Amerika, perhaps living in my vacant home once they issue my orange jumpsuit.

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