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Are you and "extremist"? - Thomas Sowell

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Are you an "extremist"? - Thomas Sowell

    Sowell does a great job of getting to the nub of a matter. Why is the Dept of Homeland Security going after people who, by its own admission, have done nothing wrong? While people who have committed fraud, assault, intimidation, and even murder are getting a pass?

    Conservatives are used to being denigrated, smeared, and insulted by the Left, of course, and routinely brush off such squawking as the dreamy cocktail-party wishful thinking it is. But only recently has such trash begun to come from the mouths and directives of people who are actually in positions to make laws... and are actively doing so. The kind of fools normally associated with such comments, seem to actually be invading the halls of government. And worse, some of them seem to be believing their own insults and fibs.

    It's a disturbing trend when high government officials start to concentrate on fulfilling imaginary vendettas against actual persons, instead of their real job which is governing and protecting our rights.

    Will conservatives eventually have to start paying attention to the people who routinely spew this tripe?

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    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=95638

    Are you an 'extremist'?

    by Thomas Sowell
    Posted: April 21, 2009
    1:00 am Eastern

    While the rest of us may be worried about violent Mexican drug gangs on our border, or about terrorists who are going to be released from Guantanmo, the director of homeland security is worried about "right-wing extremists."

    Just who are these right-wing extremists?

    According to an official document of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, right-wing extremists include "groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration." It also includes those "rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority."

    If you fit into any of these categories, you may not have realized that you are considered a threat to national security. But apparently the Obama administration has its eye on you.

    According to the same official document, the Department of Homeland Security "has no specific information that domestic right-wing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence." But somehow they just know that you right-wingers are itching to unleash terror somewhere, somehow.

    So-called "honor killings" by Muslims in the United States, including a recent beheading of his wife by a leader of one of the American Muslim organizations, does not seem to arouse any concern by the Department of Homeland Security.

    When it comes to the thuggery of ACORN – its members harassing the homes of bankers and even the home of Sen. Phil Gramm when he opposed things ACORN favored – the Department of Homeland Security apparently sees no evil, hears no evil and speaks no evil.

    Maybe they are too busy worrying about right-wing "extremists" who don't like abortions or illegal immigration, or who favor the division of power between the state and federal governments established by the Constitution.

    In one sense, the Department of Homeland Security paper is silly. In another sense, it can be sinister as a revealing and disturbing sign of the preoccupations and priorities of this administration – and their willingness to witch hunt and demonize those who dare to disagree with them.


    (Full text of this article can be read at the above URL)
     
  2. AgainstTheMachine

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    Re: Are you an "extremist"? - Thomas Sowell

    It's about time the elected does listen ... all the years they haven't have led this country into a mess ... had they listened back in the 30's - this country would be totally different
     
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    The creation of the Department of Homeland Security was a mistake and the entire department should be abolished. It was done as a grandstand act by GWB to give the appearance of real action after 9/11. Another of many mistakes, but one correctable by elimination of the whole organization.

    Every legitimate function it serves could have been served adequately served by other already existing government agencies.

    The very nature of such a department ensures it will intrude into the lives of American citizens, both Left and Right, depending on who is in power, in chilling, unacceptable ways. Any other functions this department serves are illegimate actions by any standards of freedom.
     
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    So in theory, simply because I support the constitution over the federal government, I could be a Right-wing extremist who needs monitoring.... Great! :D
     
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    I am one, I fit all the things they claim makes one
     
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    1000% spot on!!!
     
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    Re: Are you an "extremist"? - Thomas Sowell

    Ah, yes.....those "magical" incomplete-sentences.

    :rolleyes:

    O.K., I give-up......name 5 of those people who're getting a Pass, for fraud, assault, intimidation, and even murder.

    You're on-the-clock............​
     
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    So do George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and their subversive, extremist pals.
     
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    You're on-the-clock............

    :rolleyes:
     
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