The fourth most viewed post on America’s Watchtower is a post I wrote back in 2009 about the now infamous Homeland Security report on the threat of right wing extremists in which the department labeled returning United States veterans as a possible terrorist threat. This report labeled pro-lifers, small government advocates, and people who are against illegal immigration along with veterans returning from war as possible terrorist threats and lumped them in with white supremacists.
With the gun grabbers now in full throat after the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School the Obama regime is trying to gin up support for the usurpation of the second amendment by tugging on the heartstrings of Americans by using children as a political prop, but that really hasn’t managed to change the opinions of enough Americans so the regime is once again turning to “right wing extremism” in order to scare the American people into supporting its assault on the second amendment.
This time the willing co-conspirator is none other than a West Point think tank called the Combating Terrorism Center, which has now released a warning about the far-right anti-federalist movement. Included in this report about potential terrorists are people who support “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”
It says anti-federalists “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”
The report also draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent “far right,” and describes liberals as “future oriented” and conservatives as living in the past.
“While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.” the report says. “The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.”
There you have it: If you believe in smaller and limited government, personal responsibility, and if you believe the federal government is corrupt, if you believe the federal government is intruding on your constitutional rights, or if you believe in preserving the historical heritage of the nation–IE the founding documents and principles–you are a backwards thinker and dangerous. But if you are a liberal who believes in bigger government with less personal irresponsibility and freedom you are a forward thinker.
It is interesting to note here that the original anti-federalists were people who opposed the constitution when it was being debated by the states while now the term is being used to describe the people who support the constitution because the federal government has perverted the constitution. But that is how the liberals operate, they twist the argument and the terminology to suit their own needs and goals.
I am not surprised by this at all because let’s face it; we ARE a threat to the federal government as it exists today–not violently as this report would have us believe, but rather politically, or better yet, to their power–because today’s government cares not at all for our founding principles so they are looking to demonize those of us who do. The federal government has an enemies list and we are becoming the enemy in their eyes. It is quite possible that never in the history of the United States has a political difference between two factions been used to such an extent as to criminalize the opposite political position and we should all be concerned about this.
The question is; who is behind this report and I think we all know the answer to that question, don’t we? This was not a random report which came out of the blue in the midst of the gun control debate, this is part of the propaganda war being waged against law abiding, gun owning citizens in order to scare the American people into supporting legislation they otherwise would not, and in this writer’s opinion it came straight from the top.
Make no mistake about it: if Barack Obama has his way and gets the new gun control legislation he wants it is only the tip of the iceberg, there will be more reports to follow as he will continue to demonize his opposition and push for more and more legislation until the second amendment is toothless. When that happens there is no telling what he will do next.
Am I fear mongering here? Maybe, but no more so than is Barack Obama. History will be the judge.
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