Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Outspoken conservatives: enemies of the state?

Federal agency warns of radicals on right - Washington Times
Do You disapprove of the Obama administration's manipulation of the banking industry? Its aggressive expansion of federal control over ever the economy? Its enthusiastic federal funding of abortion and embryonic stem research? Its moves to punish conscientious objectors in the medical profession? Its "blame America first" variety of foreign policy? Its "attack the prosperous" attempt to incite hatred of the wealthy? Its imposition of gargantuan public debt upon us and our children and grandchildren? Or are You a military veteran?

Do You ever speak or write about these issues or any other matters in which You think the current administration should change its policies?

If so, Your government has branded You potential terrorist, a "right wing extremist", a dangerous element to be monitored, according to Janet Napolitano and her Department of Homeland Security. A DHS report of April 7, entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment", warns 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."

As a nation moves aggressively toward expansion and exaltation of government power, safeguards of the rights of citizens, even those long established and taken for granted, can be overturned quite suddenly.

1 comment:

  1. This, received today...

    Mr. Robin,
    DHS agents, along with members of your local law enforcement agencies, will be stopping at your home later today to chat with you and your family about your rather controversial views. DHS respects your legitimate right to free speech, within the limitations imposed by the Constitution and federal sedition statutes. We are committed to making our review brief and with a minimum of disruption to your home.

    Pursuant to the executive order, “Constitutional Fair Speech”, signed by President Obama earlier this year, we must ask that, at today’s initial review, you submit all personal computer equipment and written notes belonging to you, to a “Fair Speech” compliance audit to be conducted by agents of the Department of Homeland Security. The outcome of this review may provide the DHS sufficient grounds to authorize continuance of your use of the internet and publishing media to disseminate your personal views and opinions.

    The Department of Homeland Security thanks you for your cooperation.


    Janet Napolitano
    Director of the DHS Central Committee


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