4/16/2009

Those Dangerous Rightwingers!!!


As you may know, the Department of Homeland Security released a very controversial intelligence assessment [article link] of veterans returning from war, those opposed to abortion, immigration, gun owners, increased taxes...ok, I was kidding about the last one. At least, it wasn't in the report. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said yesterday that she stands by the report. WOW! Civil liberties be damned! What is the ACLU position on this? The Obama administration is going after talk radio with the Fairness Doctrine. They now make no bones they want to stifle any dissent from the "rightwing conspiracy" group that Comrade Hillary spoke of over a decade ago. It would be hilarious if they weren't serious. But, they are serious. Returning war veterans are dangerous rightwingers. No mention about a profile (I thought liberals frowned on profiling) of the veterans who are a risk. (yes, I heard there was a similar report on "dangerous leftwingers...BS")

I have not heard much from Obama about this. I have to assume he stands by his Homeland Secretary. Give Obama credit; he isn't wasting any time going after Americans he deems a threat. You are either with the program...or you are an enemy. I suppose I'm an enemy also since I belong to an anti-illegal immigration group (NumbersUSA). How long before the brown shirts come knocking on my door? This is preposterous, especially the veterans who risked their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. What a slap in the face!

I think I will leave on this note...this is for those who think this is nothing more than hyperbole by a "rightwinger" enjoying this report. I present to you now, a few words from Pastor Martin Niemöller...

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;

And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;

And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;

And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."

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