DHS Defines The New Terrorists: Conservative Americans

Well what can you say when the very government that says if you harbor or aid terrorists like Al-Quaeda then you are one of them. As George W. Bush said, "You are either with us or you are with the terrorists." OK, then what do you do when that very government jumps in bed with those same terrorists. We were paying Osama bin Laden as a CIA agent during the 1980's in Afghanistan. We in essence armed him and funded him.

Lately Barack Obama has helped this same terrorist organization in Libya and now we are helping them in Syria. So could we say our government is now aiding terrorists? What should happen to them? Should they not be held accountable?

Oh no says the Department of Homeland Security. In fact, while we know that our government is doing this and doing it illegally I might add, they are not even considering the people who have been involved in the "terror attacks" in the past. No, no. they are out for conservatives and with a vengeance.

A recent study, funded by DHS, characterizes Americans who are "suspicious of centralized federal authority," and reverent of liberty" as "extreme right-wing" terrorists. In the study titled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970 to 2008 produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, it omits, for the most part, any mention of Islam. In fact, it doesn't even count the the 1993 WTC bombing!

But it does take time to focus on Americans who hold beliefs shared by both conservatives and libertarians and calls them radical extremists.

As a side note and to have full disclosure, this organization (START) that did the report was established in 2005 during the Bush administration with an initial grant of $12 million from DHS.

Several of the characteristics they lay out to define terrorists are:

- Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;

- Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;

- People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);

- Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;

- Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;

- People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”

- People opposed to abortion and “groups that seek to smite the purported enemies of God and other evildoers” as terrorists

Former Congressman Bob Barr responded to the study writing,

The report may appear innocuous, but it is not. It offers a carefully scripted but insidious analysis of Americans who happen to hold certain philosophical or political views, many of which are common among conservatives and libertarians. For example, Americans who “believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack” or who are “nationalists, anti-global, [or] suspicious of centralized federal authority, [and] reverent of individual liberty” are painted in a negative light. Of course, Thomas Paine, John Adams, James Madison, Ronald Reagan and many other American icons have held such views.

As Paul Joseph Watson notes at InfoWars.com, this is all part of a “rush to denounce legitimate political beliefs as thought crimes.” And though the report is meant to document acts of terrorism inside the United States, there is only a passing mention of 9/11 and Islamic extremism.

It is deeply disturbing that the executive branch of our federal government continues to demonize and delegitimize political beliefs, particularly those challenging the “conventional wisdom” or the status quo. It is even more distressing that neither the U.S. House of Representatives nor the Senate has moved to put a stop to such efforts, which they could if their members possessed the understanding and the backbone to do so.

So now conservatives and libertarians, people that believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, liberty and real freedom are now the terrorists in the eyes of our own government. And that same government wonders why we oppose their deal making with the UN and their cries for gun control. Sorry, but I don't recall conservatives or libertarians flying planes into buildings, bombing US naval ships, shooting soldiers coming back from war at Ft. Hood or any myriad of incidents that were performed by the one group this stupid bit of propaganda called a "study" barely referenced: Muslims.

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  • Herbert

    We have the self proclaimed 12th Imam in the Whitehouse, what in hell else would a person expect? The US has been in continuous wars with Islam since the Barbary Wars with the Berbers. The Spanish American War had the Islamic Moro tribesmen in the Phillipines, we have always been at odds with the Islamic need to control liberty

  • barroom

    Obummer wants to steal our guns so he will be able to give our property to NATO that is his big plan and as soon as election is over with Harry Ried has the bill setting on his desk. Every bit of your personal property including farm land,equipment, oil and gas leases plus refineries. Wake up America this Muslin is out to get you.

  • diamlake

    Liberty brings all people together....vote or write in Ron Paul

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronlharwell Ron Harwell

    It is time to get rid of the DC Trash. DHS is a terrorism group

  • apache6

    If "DHS" considers me a "TERRORIST" then I must be doing something "RIGHT" (pun intended),I will wear that label "PROUDLY",and will keep my "RIFLE" handy !!

  • 13862520

    Just another example for why it is so critical that we defeat Liberalism. It is a disease that, in it's ultimate form, is Anti-American by its nature. November is our last chance to turn it around. Do your homework and vote.

    • Herbert

      Left wing is just another name for Maoist and the Red Chinese just demanded that Obama disarm America for our own safety

  • gnafuasusual

    I've heard so much about 'terrorists' and labeling honest citizens as such that it's time the we all learn the meaning of the word. Those who want to live in the U.S.A. and abide by American Laws and The Constititution of the United States are NOT terrorists. Whoever would use the term loosely, are apt to be really ignornat about what Americans really are and what WE stand for. If people don't like Freedom and Liberty and the ability to live their lives without worrying about some idiot agency burying people before their time, then, please, leave the American soil.

  • notax1776

    According to this idiotic dhs report, all of our Founding Fathers would be terrorists.

    • Herbert

      According to Obama, the primary thing wrong with America is its Anglo Euro culture.

  • Son of Liberty

    Thomas Jefferson once said that" the tree of liberty occasionally needs to be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants". This generation may be called upon to sacrafice their comforts and maybe their lives to ensure that their posterity enjoys the blessings of freedom that we ourselves enjoyed until the progressives came into power and stole them from us. I for one will not go quietly into a cattle car.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63XFM6AT6OIM3U2Z4GX3U6DC24 Tailspin

      I agree with you. I will gladly take arms against government tyranny. It is our right, and it is our duty.

  • JPW

    DOWN with the fraud - OBAMA!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.faith Greg Faith

    I am one of those "persons" who is considered a "terrorist". I'm a three times decorated Unistes States Navy Veteran."I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; I am now and always will be a proud American and will fight for your rights. Uncle Sam has become a wet nurse to America. What have we done to ourselves?

  • J J

    Obama is the biggest threat to the American way. He is daily trying to change the very basic Constitutional rights of Americans. Four more years of Obama and his cronies are terrifying and I do feel threatened by the liberal way of thinking. I am not an enemy, I am an American citizen.

  • dagodave

    Lets see what would have happened to obama in ---say --the years 1776 to1876? A moment of silence---then-- KACHUNG---- and then---- a rather loud cheer!

  • jhmoonbay

    "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it". Any questions?