Washington Times, May 5:
The same Homeland Security Department office that categorized veterans as potential terrorists issued an earlier report that defined dozens of "extremists" ranging from black power activists to abortion foes. The report was nixed within hours and recalled from state and local law enforcement officials.
Whites and blacks, Christians and Jews, Cubans and Mexicans, along with tax-hating Americans were among several political leanings listed in the "Domestic Extremism Lexicon" that came out of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis in late March.
Now I consider most pro-life activists to be "extremists." If Obama is an abortion extremist, which he is, then I at the other end of the spectrum am a pro-life extremist....
But I ask you, which one of us believes in beheading innocent people? Or sucking their brains out? Or ripping their arms and legs off? Or airboarding them (letting them die of asphyxiation)? Of course in this upside down world it is preborn terrorists calling preborn abolitionists the bad guys.
Molotov Mitchell is a new video columnist on WorldNetDaily.com. He does some great stuff. Some of you may recall Molotov made a video of my testimony during the Obama campaign. Molotov addressed this issue of everybody but liberals being terrorists in his piece yesterday. Click on the graphic to link to the video:
[HT for video: Kelli]
Absolutely fantastic video! I could not be more pleased to be included in the category of right-wing extremist. Do we get our pictures on the wall at the post office?Posted by: Jen at May 7, 2009 9:42 AM
Why on earth are Mexicans, Cubans, and Jews in there? Is this another one of those things where if you are of Mexican or Cuban descent then you must be a monster? Or is this another one of those things where, apparently, Jews and Christians are having this unspoken war that's bordering mainstream? Ridiculous. Why do the Jews always get put onto lists such as these? And Mexicans? How racist.Posted by: Vannah at May 7, 2009 11:00 AM
A college student who was a staunch feminist and interned for Planned Parenthood was found murdered yesterday at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT today. Watch PP and its pro-abort allies blame the murder on pro-life activists, even if there is no evidence to support such a claim (the police think the killer may have an antisemitic motive).Posted by: Stephen Mendelsohn at May 7, 2009 4:30 PM
HLS better be careful. Hitler probably said that Jews were 'terrorists', too!Posted by: LizFromNebraska at May 7, 2009 9:56 PM
House GOP Demands Probe of Obama Admin Report Saying Pro-Lifers Extremists
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- House Republicans have used a rare Congressional procedure to force a potential probe of documents the Obama administration released calling pro-life people "right-wing extremists." The move forces a Congressional panel to vote on a resolution calling for an investigation. The Obama administration is under fire for two different documents that have placed the majority of Americans who are pro-life in a bad light.
The first, a security document sent to police and sheriffs' offices nationwide, including people "who oppose abortion" in a list of groups and people who may be likely to engage in terrorism. The second document, known as the "Domestic Extremism Lexicon," calls pro-life advocates violent and claims they employ racist overtones in engaging in criminal actions. Upset with the documents, Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee, along with pro-life Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and pro-life Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, have filed a resolution demanding that Congress ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to detail how and why the report was compiled. According to a Washington Times report, House Republicans filed a request under a special "resolution of inquiry" clause of the House rules that forces the committee to vote on the resolution within 14 days.
Full story at http://www.lifenews.com/nat5030.html
A federal lawsuit has been filed over this issue:
Napolitano is Lying to Americans About Her Department's Rightwing Extremism Report; TMLC Files SuitApril 17, 2009
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced that on Thursday, April 16th, it filed a federal lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The lawsuit claims that her Department's "Rightwing Extremism Policy," as reflected in the recently publicized Intelligence Assessment, "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," violates the civil liberties of combat veterans as well as American citizens by targeting them for disfavored treatment on account of their political beliefs. Click here to read the complaint filed by the Thomas More Law Center.
Napolitano tried to blunt the public furor over the Report by a half-hearted apology to veterans, but she left out of her apology all of the other Americans her Department has targeted because of their political beliefs. In fact, officials in DHS now admit that their internal office of civil liberties objected to the language in the extremism report, but the Department issued it anyway.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center stated, "Janet Napolitano is lying to the American people when she says the Report is not based on ideology or political beliefs. In fact, her report would have the admiration of the Gestapo and any current or past dictator in the way it targets political opponents. This incompetently written intelligence assessment, which directs law enforcement officials across the country to target and report on American citizens who have the political beliefs mentioned in the report, will be used as a tool to stifle political opposition and opinions. It will give a pretext for opponents of those Americans to report them to police as rightwing extremists and terrorists. You can imagine what happens then."
The Report specifically mentions the following political beliefs that law enforcement should use to determine whether someone is a "rightwing extremist":
Opposes restrictions on firearms
Opposes lax immigration
Opposes the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship, and the expansion of social programs
Opposes continuation of free trade agreements
Opposes same-sex marriage
Has paranoia of foreign regimes
Fear of Communist regimes
Opposes one world government
Bemoans the decline of U.S. stature in the world.
Upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India
. . . and the list goes on
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host, Michael Savage, Gregg Cunningham (President of the pro-life organization Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc (CBR)), and Iraqi War Marine veteran Kevin Murray. The Law Center claims that Napolitano's Department (DHS) has violated the First and Fifth Amendment Constitutional rights of these three plaintiffs by attempting to chill their free speech, expressive association, and equal protection rights. The lawsuit further claims that the Department of Homeland Security encourages law enforcement officers throughout the nation to target and report citizens to federal officials as suspicious rightwing extremists and potential terrorists because of their political beliefs.
Thompson added, "The Obama Administration has declared war on American patriots and our Constitution. The Report even admits that the Department has no specific information on any plans of violence by so-called 'rightwing extremists.' Rather, what they do have is the expression of political opinions by certain individuals and organizations that oppose the Obama administration's policies, and this expression is protected speech under the First Amendment."
The Law Center is asking the court to declare that the DHS policy violates the First and Fifth Amendments, to permanently enjoin the Policy and its application to the plaintiffs' speech and other activities, and to award the plaintiffs their reasonable attorney's fees and costs for having to bring the lawsuit.
Click here to read the DHS extremism report.
The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America's Christian heritage and moral values, including the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. It supports a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.Posted by: Doyle Chadwick at May 8, 2009 2:17 PM