We’re all just a bunch of right-wing extremists.
This report from the Department of Homeland Security is shameless propaganda. It’s generalized, vague, and broad sweeping in its conclusions about “rightwing extremism.” Most disturbingly, it tries to define federalist and pro-life movements as extremist.
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.
No federalist rejects federal authority, but only wishes it limited to the powers enumerated in the Constitution. The 10th Amendment explicitly states that the powers not given to the federal government by the Constitution belong to the states or the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas explains it better.
The purpose of this report is to paint conservatives as extremists. Barack Obama wants us and our set of values (federalism, 2nd Amendment, pro-life) put into a box of his making. He is trying to redefine us. As he builds his one-party government, that encompasses all of life, he wants people to view us as extremists so our voices, views, and credibility have no impact. It’s despicable.
But there is a second motive. This report became widespread news today, April 14, 2009. The Tax Day Tea Parties are taking place tomorrow, April 15, 2009 all across the nation in thousands of cities.
Normal, hardworking, everyday, down-to-earth people have decided to protest what has happened in America over the past 8 months; the bailouts, the stimulus packages, the spending, the corruption, the higher taxes, the broken promises, the record levels of debt, the payoffs to political supporters with taxpayer money. All of it is alarming to Americans that grew up with and remember American government better than that.
But Obama doesn’t want us speaking up against his socialist takeover so the report has been released to threaten, stifle, and silence. He wants us think that if we speak up during the Tax Day Tea Parties, the government will be watching and considers us “rightwing extremists.”
Dissent is no longer patriotic. That was only when Bush was President.