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Published: February 13, 2013 4:28 pm to Politics News

No, the government’s not targeting pro-lifers for assassination

predator-firing-missile4Pro-lifers have a lot on our plate, from an intractable legal status quo to opponents defaming us at every turn. With all our real problems, the last thing we need is to divert attention to fake ones. Unfortunately, a few pro-lifers with overactive imaginations seem to be doing exactly that.

The latest presidential scandal concerns an Obama Justice Department memo outlining the president’s legal justification for assassinating American citizens engaged in terrorism against the United States, with many of Obama’s foes and civil libertarians on both sides questioning whether the administration is circumventing the Constitution’s due-process guarantees.

Over the past week, some articles and commentators have speculated that the memo could somehow set the precedent for Obama or a future pro-abortion administration to kill pro-life activists under similar justification, a fear heightened by a 2009 Homeland Security Department report warning of an imaginary rise in “domestic rightwing terrorists” motivated by issues such as abortion.

That report was a shockingly disgraceful injection of partisan opportunism into national security. But a pretense for killing us? Hardly.

First, confusion arises because we’re using one term, “terrorist,” in two very different contexts. The acts of “domestic terrorists,” such as Timothy McVeigh and Ted Kaczynski, are still defined as crimes and punished via the civilian criminal justice system, with trial, representation, and appeal fully intact. In the War on Terror, however, “terrorist” refers to those affiliated with an organization sufficiently large, coordinated, and dangerous to justify a military response, making their offenses against the United States acts of war rather than crimes. Even in the unlikely event of the government trying to criminalize pro-lifers on the basis of the 2009 report, it would at most rationalize subjecting us to the former scenario, not the latter.

Second, the memo [PDF link] is actually quite specific about whom its criteria apply to—“a U.S. citizen who is a senior operational leader of al-Qa’ida or an associated force of al-Qa’ida—that is, an al-Qa’ida leader actively engaged in planning operations to kill Americans.” If anyone can say how even the most creative judicial activist could interpret that to include American citizens engaged in activism against abortion, be my guest.

Third, simply taking a moment to imagine the firestorm that would ensue if any American politician took to killing his political opponents should be enough to debunk any fear that anyone in the Obama White House would risk his job, his personal freedom, and the public’s abortion sympathies for political crimes of an unprecedented magnitude—crimes whose supposed benefits couldn’t even come close to the risks.

The pro-life movement has no shortage of enemies, but their weapons are rhetorical, and their target is our reputations and influence—not life and limb. Succumbing to paranoia neither helps the unborn nor guards us against the real threats to our cause.

About Calvin Freiburger

Calvin Freiburger is a Wisconsin-based conservative writer and 2011 Hillsdale College graduate, dedicated to the principles of the American Founding—individual liberty, limited government, public virtue, and strong defense—though he believes no issue is more important to a free society’s survival than defending the unalienable rights of society’s most vulnerable members. Calvin was previously a regular contributor to NewsRealBlog.com and the Hillsdale Forum, and now also writes for PatriotUpdate.com. His work has also appeared on LifeNews.com, LifeSiteNews.com, RightWisconsin.com, AmericanThinker.com, and his personal blog (rightcal.blogspot.com). In high school and beyond, he aided the pro-life cause both as a volunteer for Pro-Life Wisconsin and as a member of HeartBeat Teens, a Fond du Lac County pro-life youth group.


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  • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

    Calvin Freiburgen, at the same time: At the same time: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/01/west-point-targets-believers-in-individual-freedoms-as-terrorists-.html
    West Point targets believers in “individual freedoms” as terrorists – Atlas Shrugs atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com

    • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

      Calvin Freiburger you also wrote: “Third, simply taking a moment to imagine the firestorm that would ensue if any American politician took to killing its political opponents
      should be enough to debunk any fear that anyone in the Obama White
      House would risk their jobs, their personal freedom, and the public’s
      abortion sympathies for political crimes of an unprecedented
      magnitude—crimes whose supposed benefits couldn’t even come close to the
      risks.”– Calvin, and, what would OPPOSE the COMMUNISTS? Do you realize that there really are some peeps who WOULD like to destroy their opponents, in more ways than just rhetoric? Look at history. Misuse of power and abuse of power and total power by those in “power” (unbridled power) can, indeed lead to bad things. Really bad things. Even so, thanks for sharing your perspective.

      • Detroiter327

        Take a second and put the cuckoo back in the clock.

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          Take a second look, and, WHAT?

      • Calvin Freiburger

        Saying tyranny and abuse of power have occurred in history and could theoretically happen here is VERY different from saying this memo is somehow evidence of it. It’s clearly not.

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          Well, did you take note of the article about WEST POINT?

          • Calvin Freiburger

            No, because discussions about conspiracy theories are hard enough to keep focused without detouring into other stories in the middle of them.

          • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

            Calvin Freidburg. You need to look at the memo released from West Point Military Academy. It correlates with the “concern” that many reasonable people have on the matter of the “administrations” change of the definition, and direction of change of the definition, of “terrorist.”

          • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

            “conspiracy theories?”– Calvin. Please take note of this article: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=8607

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          From the Atlas Shrugs article on the matter of West point accusing those on the ‘RIGHT” (including pro-life peeps) being more likely to be terrorist suspects than not. Quote: “Shouldn’t the Combating Terrorism Center be combating radical Islam
          around the globe instead of perpetuating the left’s myth that
          right-wingers are terrorists?” the staffer said….

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          Calvin Freidburger, will you please provide ONE example of where a pro-life peeps has done what you are saying that a pro-life peep has done? –Thank you. (Link?) — You wrote: // Over the past week, some articles and commentators
          have speculated that the memo could somehow set the precedent for Obama
          or a future pro-abortion administration to kill pro-life activists
          under similar justification, a fear heightened by a 2009 Homeland Security Department report warning of an imaginary rise in “domestic rightwing terrorists” motivated by issues such as abortion.// (Oh, wait, maybe you have embedded some of these articles in your article. Let me check.) — Thanks.

          • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

            “Succumbing to paranoia” — Ha!

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          OK, Calvin Freidburger. I just checked, and, sure enough you embedded links to that articles and the commentators that you have a problem with. Judge what ever his name is, for one. A writer for Life Site News for another. And, some writer at some Catholic publication for another. // I have to tell you, that I don’t agree with you that there is NO reason for concern. // I don’t agree with you that we ought not to take the lessons from history into account, and, that it’s somehow OK for the one OCCUPYING the office of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to issue such a DECREE and/or statement, that, it’s OK to KILL domestic terrorists, or, terrorists. // If any thing, Calvin, in all good will and good will intent, is you who has “sensationalized’ what these authors and commentators were (and are) saying, in waring, and in sounding the alert. Your article, as well intended as it is, in my personal opinion, is not doing justice to pro-lifers, pro-life activists, or those who would be, or to freedom loving fair minded and reasonable constitutionalists, Live Action or Live Action News.

          • Calvin Freiburger

            “I don’t agree with you that there is NO reason for concern.”

            Then it’s a good thing I never said “there is NO reason for concern.” What I actually said was this isn’t evidence of some conspiracy to start assassinating pro-lifers.

            “I don’t agree with you that we ought not to take the lessons from history into account”

            Then it’s a good thing I never said that, either. I’ve noticed that those most eager to believe conspiracies are also the quickest to falsely accuse those who disagree with them of things like simply not taking history seriously.

            ” it’s somehow OK for the one OCCUPYING the office of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to issue such a DECREE and/or statement, that, it’s OK to KILL domestic terrorists, or, terrorists.”

            Actually, he’s not pulling this out of thin air. First, since the Civil War it’s been recognized that people waging war against the US can be treated as such even if they’re citizens. Second, it is Congress who authorized the use of military force and identified al-Qaeda and their associates as the force, fulfilling its constitutional role to specify who the executive is to exercise its constitutional war powers toward. Third, read what the Federalist Papers actually say about executive power in cases of national defense. It would be VERY surprising to those who only get their constitutionalism secondhand from people like Ron Paul and Andrew Napolitano.

          • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

            Calvin Freiburger, you replied to me: //Then it’s a good thing I never said “there is NO reason for concern.”
            What I actually said was this isn’t evidence of some conspiracy to start
            assassinating pro-lifers.// — OK, Calvin you said and implied a WHOLE lot more than that.
            In addition, your following statement here, if totally fallacious:
            “Third, simply taking a moment to imagine the firestorm that would ensue if any American politician took to killing his political opponents
            should be enough to debunk any fear that anyone in the Obama White
            House would risk his job, his personal freedom, and the public’s
            abortion sympathies for political crimes of an unprecedented
            magnitude—crimes whose supposed benefits couldn’t even come close to the risks.” — Ya think, Calvin? Ya think? Do you really think that for the reader to “imagine” the “firestorm” that would “ensue” if any “American Politician” took to “killing his political opponents,’ as you write, “should be enough to debunk any fear that any one in the White House would risk his job, his personal freedom, and the public’s abortion sympathies for political crimes of an unprecedented magnitude–crimes whose supposed benefits couldn’t even come close to the risks?”– Calvin, do you think that they CARE? Look as the case of ERIC HOLDER (whose Wife, by the way, as you may well know, profits from the blood money of the murder of the Holy Innocents at an abortion clinic) –look at how he responded to Fast and Furious, and, being charged with CONTEMPT of COURT by the U.S. Congress? Look at how Barack responded to him. Barack put him in charge of the GUN CONTROL DEBATE! Ha! Ha! Ha! — Eric Holder of Fast and Furious along with VP BIDEN, in charge of the “GUN CONTROL” committee and debate?

            Calvin, you continued: //The pro-life movement has no shortage of enemies, but their weapons are rhetorical, and their target is our reputations and influence—not life and limb. Succumbing to paranoia neither helps the unborn nor guards us against the real threats to our cause.// –Their “Weapons” are not, simply “rhetorical.”

          • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

            Calvin, you wrote: “It would be VERY surprising to those who only get their constitutionalism secondhand from people like Ron Paul and Andrew
            Napolitano.”— I don’t like your attitude. First of, all, if you are implying that I, or “Constitutional girl” only get our “constitutionalism” (Ha?) “Secondhand” –and, especially “secondhand” from peeps like “RON PAUL’ you are wrong. Please don’t be so, what appears to me, to be mean spirited against those who beg to differ with your analysis. I don’t agree with the totality of your analysis.

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          “Saying that tyranny and abuse of power have occurred in history and could theoretically happen here is VERY different from…” –Calvin, did you know that there was a WHOLE HEARING in the JUDICIARY COMMITTEE of the U.S. House of Reps on the ABUSE OF POWER of the BARACK ADMINISTRATION a few months back? The fact is, is that ABUSE OF POWER is happening here. ABUSE of POWER is the forte of this administration in their desire to “fundamentally change” and/or “transform” the fabric of this, our America. One of the clear manifestations of ABUSE of POWER is the changing of definitions. So, what defines “DOMESTIC TERRORIST?” — Well, the 2009 document released from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) –didn’t say that ALL PRO-LIFERS were terrorists, however, it did describe peeps who self identified as ‘CHRISTIAN” –were more likely to be “Domestic Terrorists” than any other population. NO mention was made of Islamic Jihadi Islamic Arabs or Somalian Africans here in America, and identify as such, as being of a population that, is likely to breed (?) DOMESTIC TERRORISTS, or terrorism. Cubans living in Florida, who love freedom who were not for CASTRO’S CUBA (Communist Cuba), were also on that “LIST.” –As were those who were not for OPEN BORDERS. Veterans were also on that list. So, just saying, perhaps, there is reason for concern? Not paranoia, but, concern.

    • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

      Calvin. You might also want to check this article out: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/west-point-far-right-dangerous-to-u-s/

  • Timmehh

    Thank you so much for writing this.

  • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

    Please also take note of Alan Keyes article dated 1/26/ 2013 http://www.loyaltoliberty.com –Good food for thought. Re: the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and LAW, verses, tyrants rule and tyranny, or, “potential tyranny?”– and the dangers of, and the signs of, going down that path, with the current RHETORIC, and more than mere “rhetoric” of the current “administration’s” policies and protocols, proclamations, and “decrees.”

  • constitutiongirl

    I read about this proposal elsewhere, it’s dangerous because congress is not allowed proper oversight. The executive branch has sole decision making power. Executive privilege is not for killing citizens with no right to due process. Homeland Security has strayed far from the protections of the constitution. Obama could do whatever he deems is ok. That s tyranny. Never forget …a ‘government governed with the consent of the people governed.’ Does this sound like that kind of government. What happened to all the supporters and concern of back in the Bush era that worried about this and getting a court order? This is another fast track to the end of American Liberty.

    • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

      Thank you Constitutional Girl! The voice of Reason!

    • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

      Constitutional girl, check out this article: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=8607

  • constitutiongirl

    How do you know, since only on man will make the final decision, answerable to no members of Congress?

    • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

      EXACTLY– @Constitutional Girl!

  • bubbalouwee

    Our constitution has checks and balances. Why are we not following it? Because the traitors in Washington, D.C. are following the communist manifesto and listening to the dictates of the United Nations. It was never intended to have all power under the executive branch. It looks like the war on terror is a war against the freedoms our forefathers fought to give us. Who are domestic terrorists? To me, it looks like anyone opposed to their tyranny. Why has Haliburton built FEMA camps for the DHS in our own country? It does not look good for our country, and dictator Obama was reelected.

    • Calvin Freiburger
      • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

        Why do you post Glenn Beck’s article, Calvin?

    • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

      Thank you bubbalouwee! You wrote: “It looks like the war on terror is a war against the freedoms our
      forefathers fought to give us. Who are domestic terrorists? To me, it
      looks like anyone opposed to their tyranny.” — Yes, it appears that way, doesn’t it? It’s appearing that way more and more these days. Very dangerous precedence. It’s not paranoia to sound the voice of reason, and caution, and, alarm. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarahl.terzo Sarah L Terzo

    Great article. We need to focus on the real issues

    • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

      And, the “real issues” are, what dear Sarah L Terzo? Please clarify. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/Astraspider Astraspider

    It’s pretty hilarious to me that your colleagues need to be told this …

    • Calvin Freiburger

      The authors of the LSN and Catholic Online articles are fair game, and the fact that their pieces got approved as-is by their respective websites is undeniably troubling – for those sites, which sadly for you aren’t synonymous with “the pro-life movement”. You’ve got a long, long way to go from that to showing that a meaningful percentage of the pro-life movement – or any of “my colleagues” – have bought it.

      More importantly, you’re one to talk, Astrasewer, considering your status as an unrepentant pusher of dishonest fear-mongering about all the sexist oppression womankind faces from pro-lifers.

      I eagerly await a snotty reply in which you object to my comment without directly refuting it, followed by you running away when your reply’s inadequacy is pointed out, as is your recent habit.

      But hey, it’s always been easier for moral charlatans to sneer and snipe than it is for them to engage ideas on intellectual and moral levels.

      • http://twitter.com/Astraspider Astraspider

        Amidst all of that sound and fury, it boils down to me getting the idea of “colleague” wrong. Fine. How about “ally” or “fellow traveler”?

        In any event, while I’m keenly aware of the constitutional problems these drone strikes present, I wasn’t at all aware that there were really people in America who’d take it to this conspiratorial extreme. So thanks for bringing it to light, Calvin. But I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised; it seems part and parcel of the paranoid style that drives the Right these days on any number of fronts. The fanatic clogging up your thread is a fine example.

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          The “fanatic clogging up your piece’s comment thread is a fine example?” Ha! @Astraspider. “Fanatic” –eh? Hmm….

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          Atraspider in serpentine fashion wrote: // “In any event, while I’m keenly aware of the constitutional problems these drone strikes present, I wasn’t at all aware that there were really people in America who’d take it to this conspiratorial extreme.” //

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          Antispider in continued employment of serpentine fashion wrote : “But I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised; it’s part and parcel of
          the paranoid style that drives the Right these days on so many fronts.
          The fanatic clogging up your piece’s comment thread is a fine example.”– Holly of Hollywood adds: “The paranoid style?” Eh? Ha!

          • http://twitter.com/Astraspider Astraspider

            Incomprehensible.

        • Calvin Freiburger

          “it boils down to me getting the idea of ‘colleague’ wrong.”

          That assessment does your reading comprehension no credit.

          “it’s part and parcel of the paranoid style that drives the Right these days on so many fronts.”

          And another concocted narrative you blindly regurgitate. Don’t ever change, Astra.

          • http://twitter.com/Astraspider Astraspider

            “That assessment does your reading comprehension no credit.”

            Rather, I’m just recognizing ad hominem as such and dismissing it as meaningless.

            “And another concocted narrative …”

            The paranoia is real. Here’s a short list of recent right-wing freakouts with no basis in reality:
            - Sandy Hook was a “false flag” event, coordinated by the government.
            - Guns are going to be confiscated.
            - The U.N. disabilities treaty was going to infringe on U.S. sovereignty.
            - The U.N.’s Agenda 21 is being implemented in the U.S. to forcibly move people to urban centers.
            - Nominee to head the CIA is secret Muslim.

            Of course, if the President is already a secret Muslim, so why not the CIA chief, too?

          • Calvin Freiburger

            Careful, Astra. Your liar streak is showing. You know full well that most of what you’ve listed is merely what you’ve culled from the fringes of the internet, and are now trying to falsely pass off as mainstream conservative opinions because you’re a cheap character assassin. We both know I could make a verrrrrry long list of nutty fears attributable to liberals…..AND that I could find far more mainstream and higher-ranking liberals linked to them. If anyone doubts me, look no further than all the Democrat leaders who embraced Michael Moore, including Tom Daschle, Terry McAuliffe, and Jimmy Carter.

            The only examples which aren’t straw-men, you’re misrepresenting:

            - “Guns are going to be confiscated” – obviously there’s no wholesale gun confiscation in the works; you may find conservatives occasionally speaking imprecisely to that effect when speaking off-the-cuff about Democrats’ intense antipathy to guns and many anti-gun proposals, but that’s the Web for you. Besides, (a) you can find plenty of liberal pundits and thinkers who advocate precisely that, and (b) it’s standard operating procedure on the “respectable” Left to attribute to conservatives all manner of positions that are far more false and ridiculous.

            - “The U.N. disabilities treaty was going to infringe on U.S. sovereignty.” – I question whether you know the contents of the treaty in question. Also the definition of the word “sovereignty.”

  • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

    Holly,

    OK, here is a “real issue.”– The real issue has to do with FREEDOM, in these United States of America, the first amendment, freedom of Speech, and more. // From today’s E-mail alert from The American Center for Law and Justice (below) –I have copy and pasted for you to review. (www.aclj.org) –. For some reason “the administration” is not calling the “Muslim Brotherhood” a Terrorist Organization, as it is already defined. For some reason, “The Administration” doesn’t seem to care that, “The Muslim Brotherhood” in Egypt is already persecuting Coptic Christians, and other Non-muslims, and codifying and imposing severe SHARIA LAW. Morsi has publicly called Jews the descendants of “Apes and Pigs” as his SHARIA LAW (based on the KORAN) claims them to be. Christians who submit to Sharia and to Sharia Law and Islamic Rule are subhuman Dhimmi’s. Not only that, but “the Obama Administration” is arming the “Muslim Brotherhood” in both Egypt and in Libya and Syria, to the teeth. Military tanks as “gifts.” Fighter jets as, “gift” to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt — So, Calvin, what do you say about that? // Here is the today’s e-mail in excerpt, (copy and pasted) from the American Center For Law and Justice: The Obama Administration is making a historic mistake.

    Last night, in his State of the Union Address, President Obama said
    that “we cannot presume to dictate” the course of Muslim Brotherhood-led
    Egypt. Today we received reports the Administration is actually
    accelerating its delivery of advanced weapons to this radical regime.

    We are arming our enemies even as our own military faces draconian
    budget cuts that will hamper our military readiness for years to come.

    The Obama Administration should not reinforce the jihadist Muslim
    Brotherhood while cutting our own military. It must not give powerful
    American weapons to a regime led by a man who called Jews the
    “descendants of apes and pigs.”

    • Timmehh

      First off, I think you need to calm down a tad about this. Calvin is completely right, no one is going to now come after pro life people and assassinate them. Secondly, why are you writing your own comments to yourself?

      • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

        Calvin is ‘completely right?” @Timmehh? “Completely right?” Ha!

        • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

          Even so, Timmehh it’s great that you are Calvin’s friend.

      • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

        First of all, Timmehh, none of the authors of articles that Calvin cited “an example” of what he is talking about, said anything about any one going to “now come after” pro-life peeps and “assassinate” them. Where Calvin is in error, is where he accuses (?) those with concern about the redefining of “terms” by the influence of certain anti-Freedom elements in this current “abuse of power administration,” as being paranoid. There is a targeting of “right wingers” or, so called “right wingers” (pro-life peeps included) in their rhetoric (and more than rhetoric) and training manuals for the DHS as well as, now “West Point” military academy. No one is saying that ANYONE is going to go out TODAY and “ASSASSINATE” (OMG) innocent not-for-communism and not for Islam Christian oriented, or any oriented pro-lifers, or pro-life advocates and/or activists. No one is sounding that alarm. At the same time, to po-po real life, matter off fact, alarm at “the trend” (and more than trend) of this “Abuse of Power Marxist leaning and Marxist Oriented, and Islamic Brotherhood, Anti-Christian Charity, Anti-Pro-Life leaning Administration” (case in point, Eric Holder and Fast and Furious), to BLACK LIST (and more than black list) any one that doesn’t agree with them, is not responsible. Calvin is NOT “completely right.” As well meaning, and as well intended as I am sure that he is, (even as that is my guess), he is in error on many accounts in his analysis of the people who are sounding the warning on the matter of the abuse of political and other power.

  • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

    Calvin, you wrote: “The authors of the LSN and Catholic Online articles are fair game, and
    the fact that their pieces got approved as-is by their respective
    websites is undeniably troubling – for those sites, which sadly for you
    aren’t synonymous with “the pro-life movement”. You’ve got a long, long
    way to go from that to showing that a meaningful percentage of the
    pro-life movement – or any of “my colleagues” – have bought it.”/// “Fair game?” — “Fair game?” — And, as, you write, and, “the fact that their pieces got approved as-is by their respective websites is undeniably troubling?”– Oh, really? Wow!

  • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

    Please take note of this article Calvin Freiburger. Thank you. http://minutemennews.com/2013/02/west-point-cadets-taught-patriots-are-terrorists/

  • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood
  • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

    Copy and paste from one of the articles that Calvin embedded in his article: Numerous government studies released during the Obama administration list the pro-life viewpoint, as well as other conservative views, as indications of potential domestic terrorists.

    A recent government report, authored by Dr. Arie Perliger of West Point’s Center for Combating Terrorism, claimed, “The Christian fundamentalist violent far right
    emerged from…the anti-abortion/pro-life paradigm.”

    An April 2009 DHS report entitled “Rightwing [sic.] Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” identified
    “groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration” and opposition to same-sex “marriage,” as “the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States.” (Most likley?) Ha!)

    “The memorandum said people who are pro-life, people who believe in the right to keep and bear arms, returning veterans, people who think the government is too big and the IRS is too powerful, could be characterized as domestic terrorists,” Judge Napolitano said, offering an assessment that could be applied to many similar government reports. “Well, that group of people could characterize two-thirds of our country.”

  • http://twitter.com/WhollyAmericana Holly of Hollywood

    Calvin, though this article is from May of 2012, please also see: This is the Daily Kos, not exactly an anti-establishment publication.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/04/1088801/-More-Treason-Internment-Field-Manual-Instructs-Identify-Political-Activists-for-Indoctrination