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New attack on 2nd Amendment–HR 2159

The 2nd Amendment is once again under attack, this time by a bipartisan anti-gun coalition in the US House.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has introduced H.R. 2159 (aka “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009”) seeks to give Obama’s gun ban enthusiast Attorney General Eric Holder sole discretion to decide who can and who cannot purchase a firearm. No trial, no hearing, just Eric Holder’s whimsical determination that a person might be involved in a terrorist act, now or sometime in the future, will be enough to keep an American citizen to exercise his/her constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

According to the NRA, “H.R. 2159 would give ‘the Attorney General the authority to deny the sale, delivery, or transfer of a firearm or the issuance of a firearms or explosives license or permit to dangerous terrorists. . . . if the Attorney General determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be or have been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support thereof, and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.'”

[Read full text of HR 2159]

Not long ago, the Department of Homeland Security distributed a classified memo declaring virtually every conservative American and veteran a potential terrorist. So all of us considered “right-wing extremists” by the current administration are likely to find ourselves on Holder’s list of Americans who will be denied this constitutional right.

I seem to recall, in the not too distant past, liberals up in arms claiming President Bush was using fear of terrorism as an excuse to suspend Americans’ constitutional rights. (And Obama continues these very same practices today.) I guess these liberals consider it okay for a Democrat to trash the Constitution.

The bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.  Sign this petition today and contact your representatives to tell them DON’T mess with our 2nd Amendment rights!

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Bill of Rights | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fire Janet Napolitano!

There’s a movement afoot to rid the country of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The following campaign has been launched on America C2C.

“KICK JANET NAPOLITANO OUT CAMPAIGN”

America c2c-America Coast 2 Coast is demanding the resignation of Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano for her derogatory remarks about our brave men and women in uniform. This demonstrates her lack of competence and ability to serve in this important position when she calls Patriotic Americans Domestic Terrorists.

We are asking all Americans to unite with us as we take this to the halls of Washington D.C. and voice our outrage. Please contact the Whitehouse, Senate and Congress to inform them enough is enough!

We encourage you to call into Talk Radio, Write an Editorial in your local newspaper and blog across the Internet.

This is unacceptable and inexcusable and will not be tolerated.

At Grassfire.org you can also sign a petition to rid the country of the shameful secretary who refuses to use the word terrorist to describe radicals who perpetrate the murder of American civilians, but defends her department’s branding virtually all conservatives as “potential” terrorists and right-wing extremists.

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Proud to be a Rightwing Extremist

#tcot

Let’s see…

  • I’m definitely a conservative.

  • I’m a USMC veteran.

  • I’ve purchased firearms and ammunition since the November election.

  • I believe the President’s policies will weaken our country’s standing in the world.

  • I perceive increased unemployment and home foreclosures. (and I blog about it!)

  • I want illegal immigration stopped. (or at the very least curtailed!)

  • I want our government to encourage people to work, not encourage them to sit at home and draw a check.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, these activities identify me as a Rightwing Extremist likely to engage in domestic terrorism with “likeminded” individuals or as a “lone wolf.” 

When I first saw the DHS report (which wasn’t supposed to be released to the public) on Blacklistednews.com, I wasn’t convinced of its authenticity.  I searched all the MSM sites for any reference to it and found none.  Imagine that.  I guess others with better sources than I have were also searching though, since DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has now admitted the document is a product of “the most transparent administration” in history.  You can download and read the full report here.

It’s important to note one of the Key Findings of the report admits “The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence” but immediately follows this by insisting…

“…but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.”

So they realize there are no threats being made by all of these “right-wing extremists” but state that pretty much anyone who doesn’t agree with the administration should be considered a potential terrorist threat!  They go on to imply the transformation of pretty much all conservatives to full-blown terrorists is imminent…

“Rightwing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first African American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members, mobilize existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda, but they have not yet turned to attack planning.”

It should now become obvious that DHS is making an argument for at best surveilling every American who’s not afraid to espouse conservative ideology, at worst interring us to prevent the imminent violence we’ll visit upon the Obamatopians in our society.  If it’s not yet obvious, though, read on.

The report repeatedly references the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and economic and societal similarities of that period and today.  Wait…they claim the current economic climate is comparable to that of the early and mid ’90s.  How many times have we heard in the last 4 months that this is an economic disaster like none we’ve ever known?  Now DHS would have us believe that the current economic meltdown is comparable to that of the mid ’90s?  We don’t have to worry about this administration letting facts get in the way of its propaganda.

“…The current economic and political climate has some similarities to the 1990s when rightwing extremism experienced a resurgence fueled largely by an economic recession, criticism about the outsourcing of jobs, and the perceived threat to U.S. power and sovereignty by other foreign powers.”

A picture is starting to take shape for me, a picture of a government that fears its citizens so much that it intends to take preemptive action to quell an uprising that isn’t even planned! If you think I’m paranoid, just take a look at what the report sees as key to stifling the growth of “right-wing extremism” in the ’90s…

“…Growth of these groups subsided in reaction to increased government scrutiny as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and disrupted plots, improvements in the economy, and the continued U.S. standing as the preeminent world power. “

Okay, this is getting a little tiring so let’s summarize what we have so far.  The Department of Homeland Security compiled a report, and distributed it to law enforcement agencies across the nation, identifying virtually every conservative American as a potential domestic terrorist.  Though no real threats have been intercepted, discovered, or identified, their potential imminence demands preparation for a government crackdown on pretty much anyone who disagrees with the Obama administration on anything.

Were you wondering why the Obama administration continues the long-criticized Bush domestic surveillance policies?  I was a little confused at the time, but now things are becoming clearer.  How else can he keep eyes on military veterans, gun rights advocates, pro-life activists, and virtually every other subgroup composed of conservative Americans who are all destined to become domestic terrorists and upset the Obamatopia apple cart?

What’s that?  We haven’t said anything yet about the report attacking gun rights advocates, illegal immigration activists, and pro-lifers yet have we.  Just take a look at the footnote that adorns the bottom of page 2 of the report…

“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.”

Are you feeling more than ever like there’s a target on your back?  I know the President claimed to be a 2nd Amendment supporter during the campaign, and many disillusioned gun owners chose to believe him on that score.  If you’re one of those who honestly believed he has no intention of restricting your 2nd Amendment rights, you need to read the following…

Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of rightwing extremist groups, as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government. The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by rightwing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement. “

So, those of us who’ve practiced our 2nd Amendment rights since the election are a “primary concern” to law enforcement!  Of course his cabinet appointments told us where he really stands on the 2nd Amendment already, but now the DHS is making it quite clear that we are being watched!

If you’re a veteran, you’re even more dangerous than the average right wing extremist!  The DHS makes clear that military veterans deserve special attention because we’re not only likely to become domestic terrorists, but we have specialized training that will make us even more effective wreakers of havoc on American soil!

“Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities. “

“DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today. “

The references to veterans caused the biggest stir as I’m sure you’ve already heard.  Secretary Napolitano ran the talk show gauntlet in an effort to dampen the criticism, but gave a half-hearted apology for “offending” veterans–not an apology for labeling us as a threat to this country we served and love.  During these interviews it also came to light that some in DHS were concerned and called for changes in the report before and that the Secretary was fully briefed before its release.

If you’re a conservative American, don’t be surprised if you soon become a target of this administration.  Especially if you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who have joined in the fight to take this country back.  The left is truly afraid now.  Not of a call-to-arms, but of the grassroots resurgence of conservatism and organization that has taken place since the last election.  This report illuminates the depth of that fear and the willingness of this administration to stamp out conservative opposition to its complete restructuring of American society.

Though we fight these battles without violence, using the same weapons the left has traditionally used to fight for its political battles, we now see that the administration will paint us with a different different brush.  Though we haven’t called for violence, we must be stopped because we “might” become violent.  Though we argue our points without reference to race, we must be racists because the President is an African-American.  

This report lays the foundation for a preemptive strike against anyone who espouses conservative American values on the pretense that we are prone to violence.  This administration believes practice of the 1st Amendment by his opponents to be a precursor to violence.  The same DHS that now refuses to use the term “terrorist” to describe foreign nationals who fly planes into our buildings, blow up our embassies, and behead our citizens, is all too quick to apply the term to Americans with who it disagrees politically.

This only strengthens my resolve to continue the fight, to conjure up as much political opposition to an administration who seeks to dismantle the America I know and love.  I’m proud to be labeled a Right-Wing Extremist by the DHS!

April 18, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security | , , , , , | 3 Comments