For the second time in the last two months Police Departments nationwide have been warned by Homeland Security about "Right Wing Extremism". It seems that the economy and the election of our nations first black President is sparking a movement in this country. The feds seem to be disillusioned into believing opposing the federal government means your an "extremist" and you associate yourself with white power militias or the "right wing".
About a month ago the first document, I know of ,was circulated in MO warning against not only a possible rise in the white power movements but also against groups that opposed federal law. This first document in MO stated threats as being those who:
"subscribe to fundamentalist Christian, anti-abortion or anti-immigration movements. It also informed officers that members are usually supporters of third-party presidential candidates, such as U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. "
Now a new 9 page document has again been released to Police Departments and states
"rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.
"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says
This document comes a day prior to the nationwide Tea Parties being held on April 15th in many major US cities. Well I guess Texas Governor Rick Perry, has made the list of extremists, after just this week declaring he supports a resolution affirming states sovereignty.
I guess this means if you enjoy the rights afforded to you in the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly you are now a "Right Wing Extremist". Is the Federal government really assuming that all who oppose abortion, illegal immagration, support states rights, or are just sick and tired of the overbearing out of control spending in Washington is a "Right Wing Extremist". Do they really believe that their are no disgruntled democrats?
This new document also warns against disgruntled military members returning from Iraq and Afghanstan as being a "threat".
No numbers are released in regards to the miltia movenments or the white power movements success in recruiting. Only a lot of assumptions of what the Feds believe is happening. The assumption is the groups are recruiting because of the economy and the election of Barack Obama. It is also assumed those who would join are third party voters, anti abortion, support states rights, or oppose federal law(s)! That would make a lot of us "extremists".
All of this makes me take a step back and question why would a government be afraid of it's own people!
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