I have read and digested the report and to tell the truth, it runs a chill down my spine. This report was obviously complied since the election and paints an ugly picture. DHS has used a broad brush on this subject that effectively paints anyone who has a dissenting opinion as to the governments doings as a right-wing extremist. I find the language interesting as the authors of this document try to describe what I categorize as a conservative point of view and one of someone who would be normally be called a patriot, a right-wing extremist to include veterans. I find it interesting that on the second un-numbered page at the front, there is a bottom paragraph that states that this document is not to be given to the media as that “could adversely affect or jeopardize investigative activities“. Well, evidently it was leaked……..and I might add for good reason. Everybody needs to remember that this is the so called “unclassified” version of the report. The classified version is still out there and it most probably contains much more “exacting” and “specific” data such as names, places, dates, activities and so on of peoples that the DHS HAS identified as a right-wing extremist. I guess I am in that group as is millions of other patriotic law abiding citizens of this country. I urge you to download this document and read it completely and understand what is being said in it…..I am exercising my 1st amendment rights here period………..Do we all need to “Lawyer-up”? I urge you also to read the articles linked up from a top ranked Dem and Janet Napolitano herself. The article from Napolitano is particularly telling in it’s language and her explanation of the veteran issue. Her purported upcoming explanation to the head of the American Legion rings very hollow and indicates to me that she in fact stands by the report and what is says about vets. extremismreport-0409
MY LETTER TO REP. LEADER JOHN BOEHNER ABOUT THIS:
As you can tell by my name block, I am retired military. I took an oath to “preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution as you did and I want to applaud your efforts in fighting this disastrous Health Care bill. Your speech on the floor was right on and well done. I salute you sir for your patriotism. I too am against this take-over and tax scheme at all levels as you are. However, as we all know this HC bill is just the tip of the iceberg. I wanted to bring to your attention something that in particular offends me as it relates to the conduct of these liberal democrats, in particular, Janet Napolitano, DHS Secretary. The report “Right-wing Extremism:
Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” dated 7 April 2009, beginning on page 8, categorizes, and I believe unfairly, veterans as “Right Wing Extremists”, simply because of a nut by the name of Timothy McVeigh. I take great personal offense of my government, my nation, calling me a “Right Wing Extremist” simply because I served my country. I am relating this to you in the hopes that you will do what you can to change that language into something more accurate, and more palatable to the millions of patriotic, law abiding veterans of this nation. Also, in her follow on document “domestic terror lexicon”, effectively labels everyone in the nation as an extremist of one kind or another. These actions by DHS seem to be aimed at “labeling” every citizen. Are these the actions of a honest government or a rouge government? All of us Conservative patriots are rallying to your call and are behind you in this fight. I am urging all I can to “get out the vote” in November and re-take our government at the polls. Please help us veterans regain our respect and dignity that has been stolen by this current administration.