Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekly Opinion/Editorial
By Steve Fair

Two weeks ago, the Department of Homeland Security sent a nine-page document to police warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity." They said the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could increase the number of white-power militias. A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "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. If you want to read the entire report, it’s available in PDF form on the Internet at In a nutshell, Homeland Security is targeting and profiling conservative Christians and patriotic Americans as a potential threat to national security.
Because the report begin to draw the ire of hardworking, patriotic Americans across the country, The White House immediately distanced itself from the report. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said, "The President is focused not on politics but rather taking the steps necessary to protect all Americans from the threat of violence and terrorism regardless of its origins. He also believes those who serve represent the best of this country, and he will continue to ensure that our veterans receive the respect and benefits they have earned." In essence, Shapiro said the President apologized to the military, but not to “all” the groups in the report.

The report says 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." What does that mean?
Will local law enforcement be forcing conservative Christian churches to hand over their membership and attendance rolls? Will those that attend local NRA banquets be scrutinized more than those who attend a lecture by Bill Ayers or Jeremiah Wright? Will the actions of those who support closing the southern borders of the U.S. be monitored? Will someone with an NRA bumper sticker or a pro-life license plate be put on a “watch list?” There may come a day when right wing radical extremists will have to register with local law enforcement like sex offenders if the Obama administration has their way. There should be further explanation on how local law enforcement will be “helping” the feds.

Conservative thinking people, as a whole, are no more a threat to America’s homeland security, than most liberals. But liberals fear those that disagree with them, particularly those who believe the second amendment of the Constitution(the right to bear arms).

The real threat to America is liberal ideology. Liberals or “progressives” as they like to be called, fail to see the threat that illegal immigration presents to America. Liberals wrongly believe that disarming the American public will lower the crime rate, but that is simply not true. According to Dr. Jeremy Blanks, “the Brady Law has done nothing to lower crime or violence. Again, this is a continuation of mounting evidence that gun control schemes have no relation to crime or violence prevention.” Liberals are against killing-unless it’s in the womb. This report puts those who are passionate about life being protected in the womb on a potential “watch list.”

The real threat that “right wingers” present to the Obama administration is at the ballot box. Thus far, the President has not brought the country together, but further divided it. Obama has negotiated with foreign governments who are our swore enemies. He has mortgaged our grandchildren’s future with big spending and government bailout policies. He has moved America toward a state of collectivism and hurt the free market system. In 2010, “right wing radicals” aka conservatives, will be a threat to Obama’s “kingdom.” They will turn out in record numbers to seize control of Congress. It happened in 1994, after two years of Bill Clinton’s failed policies and it will happen again.

That is what the report is all about- the 2010 elections. The Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano is using political intimidation to beat back what is seen as a “political” threat to her boss. This report was inappropriate, unnecessary and reeks of partisan politics. Secretary Napolitano should apologize to conservative Americans who were smeared in the report. You can go to the Department of Homeland Security website at to express your opinion directly to the Secretary.

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