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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.
It’s obvious that Obama doesn’t care if they enrich or not. He isn’t opposed to Iran having the bomb. He’s certainly not going to do anything to stop them.
Leadership in the face of evil is what keeps the world safe, er, safer. There is no leadership from the President of the United States anymore. That office is being used to secure absolute power over the American people. As long as that is achieved, the person occupying the office couldn’t care less what other governments do to their people or to other countries.
Our deliberate and somber Commander-In-Chief has broken his silence regarding the pirate attack, delivering a forceful message of resolute determination. Captives take heart!
Obviously, this incident has raised many concerns among Americans. There have been calls for justice and even violence against the misguided perpetrators. But such an emotional reaction has led to the disparagement of entire groups with which we are unfamiliar. We have seen this throughout history.
For too long, America has been too dismissive of the proud culture and invaluable contributions of the Pirate Community. Whether it is their pioneering work with prosthetics, husbandry of tropical birds or fanciful fashion sense, America owes a deep debt to Pirates.
The past eight years have shown a failure to appreciate the historic role of these noble seafarers. Instead of celebrating their entreprenuerial spirit and seeking to partner with them to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.
Missile defense funding slashed by $1.4 billion. ACORN funding increased by $8 billion.
I was under the impression the President doesn’t bow to other heads of state. Did he bow to the Queen of England? I don’t think he did. Why would meeting the Saudi king elicit a bow from the President of the United States?
Barack Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod.
He must be trying to rack up rewards points at Best Buy. First the 25 Region 1 DVDs for Gordon Brown which can’t be played in England, now an iPod for the Queen. But seriously, we now know he doesn’t learn from mistakes. You’d think he’d go out of his way to find an appropriate gift after the uproar over his last gift to an English head of state.
Wait, it gets better. He put his speeches on it. And pictures of his inauguration. Apparently, he isn’t aware that they can be downloaded from the internet by anyone in the world, at any time, for free. Or he’s expecting the Queen to think it’s extra special that they were given to her by him, personally.
Either way, he’s conceited.
Here is the much heralded Great Messiah of Awesomeness’ foreign policy so far:
1. Offers to give up missle defense in exchange for Russia’s help on Iran. Russia says, uh no, but we like that part about scrapping missle defense. What a newb. Now we have no leverage. Via Ace of Spades.
The Russians have dismissed it. We end up being humiliated. We look weak in front of the Iranians, and we have left the Poles and Czechs out to dry in return for nothing.
Video of John Bolton on Hannity’s show giving a strong critique.
2. Completely blunders the traditional gift to the Prime Minister of the UK, our strongest ally. What did he get him? A 25 DVD set of America’s greatest films. Wow, DVDs. Thanks. Via Hot Air.
The White House says it was due to being overwhelmed with the amount of work. Seems that being President requires more than voting “present.” Who knew?
3. Hillary trys to get cute by presenting the Russian Foreign Minister with a red button with the Russian word for “reset” printed on it. Problem is, the word printed on it actually means “overload.” Fail.
4. Obama gives $900 million to the Hamas terrorists in Gaza to “rebuild.” Yeah, rewarding terrorists for being terrorists. That is some smart diplomacy.
5. And now it’s been reported he’s open to recognizing the Taliban in Afghanistan. When he was talking tough about Afghanistan during the campaign, this must be what he meant; appeasement.