"According to the U.S. government, I am an extremist. I am a Christian and meet regularly with other Christians to study God's word. My faith convinces me the prophecies in the Holy Bible are true. I believe in the sanctity of human life, oppose abortion, and want to preserve marriage as the union of a man and a woman."
Wow! While I would like to take credit for the above quote because it's exactly what I could say as well, I can't. This was written by Oliver North in this week's paper. He went on to say some very alarming things about what's going on in our Federal government.
"I am a Veteran with skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. I own several firearms and I frequently shoot them, buy ammunition, and consider efforts to infringe on my Second Amendment rights to be wrong and unconstitutional.
I fervently support the sovereignty of the United States, and I am deeply concerned about our economy, increasingly higher taxes, illegal immigration, soaring unemployment, and actions by our government that will bury my children beneath a mountain of debt.
Apparently, all this makes me a "right wing extremist." At least that's what it says in the April 7 "Assessment" issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security. The nine-page report, titled "Right wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," is full of warnings about American citizens who share any part of my background or subscribe to the beliefs above. It is one of the most alarming documents produced by our government that I have ever read.
Evidently neither you nor I ever was suppoed to read this "Assessment." At the bottom of the cover page is a warning that it is "not to be released to the public, the media, or other personnel who do not have a valid need-to-know."
He goes on to say that law enforcement will be notified about our "right wing extremist" views as soon as we're found out. How many remember Obama making mention of a Federal Police force? It was one of those very quickly, passed by the media, forgotten campaign promise. Why would we need a Federal Police Force?
Now it makes sense.
North goes on to report:
"Though the report proffers a passing reference to the First Amendment, it is replete with bias against conservative thought, writing and communications. On Page 3, the law enforcement authorities are warned "Right wing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived (emphasis added) loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures."
"That is a frightening acknowledgement that political speech is being monitored in America. It is also wrong. It's not "perception." It is fact. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the manufacturing and construction sectors have lost 161,000 jobs and 126,000 jobs, respectively, last month alone."
So what do you think the chances are that the President will distance himself from thie report publicly and fire the officials behind this?
You can check the link for the complete article. He ends the whole article with"
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice." Barry Goldwater