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Should Homeland Security consider Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority & reverent of individual liberty” as a potential domestic threat?

Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/06 19:37:06
WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
Yep...The government needs to keep an eyes on these people!
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A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

Entitled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008 (PDF), the study was produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. The organization was launched with the aid of DHS funding to the tune of $12 million dollars.

While largely omitting Islamic terrorism - the report fails completely to mention the 1993 World Trade Center bombing – the study focuses on Americans who hold beliefs shared by the vast majority of conservatives and libertarians and puts them in the context of radical extremism.

The report takes its definitions from a 2011 study entitled Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism, produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, in which the following characteristics are used to identify terrorists.

- 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.”

The report also lists people opposed to abortion and “groups that seek to smite the purported enemies of God and other evildoers” as terrorists.

As we have exhaustively documented on numerous occasions, federal authorities and particularly the Department of Homeland Security have been involved in producing a deluge of literature which portrays liberty lovers and small government advocates as terrorists.

The most flagrant example was the infamous 2009 MIAC report, published by the Missouri Information Analysis Center and first revealed by Infowars, which framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists.

The rush to denounce legitimate political beliefs as thought crimes, or even mundane behaviors, by insinuating they are shared by terrorists, has accelerated in recent months.

Under the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism program, the bulk purchase of food is labeled as a potential indication of terrorist activity, as is using cash to pay for a cup of coffee, and showing an interest in web privacy when using the Internet in a public place.

As we have documented on numerous occasions, the federal government routinely characterizes mundane behavior as extremist activity or a potential indicator of terrorist intent. As part of its ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign, the Department of Homeland Security educates the public that generic activities performed by millions of people every day, including using a video camera, talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and using a cell phone recording application,” are all potential signs of terrorist activity.

The DHS stoked controversy last year when it released a series of videos to promote the See Something, Say Something campaign in which almost all of the terrorists portrayed in the PSAs were white Americans.

Read more & watch video: http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-report-lists-libert...

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  • Cognito22 2012/07/06 19:43:05
    WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
    Cognito22
    +17
    I'm still reeling from the name "Homeland Security".
    George Orwell couldn't have picked a better name to portray the nightmare depicted in his novel.
    Maybe Obama can update it to "Sentinels of the Fatherland" or some other fascist or Marxist title.

    But yeh, this government now shows signs of fearing the citizens it governs.

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  • Hamilton 2012/07/30 14:47:29
    WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
    Hamilton
    +1
    IOW, anyone who understands why the Tenth amendment was put into the bill of rights is a potential terrorist.

    Riiiiiight.
  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2012/07/19 02:52:24
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    jumpboots 187th PIR
    +1
    The three lying thieves is more like it. To look at them makes me want to puke.
  • Reggie☮ 2012/07/11 18:40:17
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    Reggie☮
    +3
    The biggest domestic threat I see is the DHS!
  • ReconMa... Reggie☮ 2012/07/13 00:01:15
  • Reggie☮ ReconMa... 2012/07/13 00:14:02
    Reggie☮
    +3
    What a trio, lol, honestly the sound of their voices makes me sick.
  • ReconMa... Reggie☮ 2012/07/13 00:33:18
  • Reggie☮ ReconMa... 2012/07/13 00:35:44
    Reggie☮
    +2
    Yippee big smile
  • ReconMa... Reggie☮ 2012/07/15 11:06:04
  • Reggie☮ ReconMa... 2012/07/15 22:08:01
    Reggie☮
    +2
    Any other President has a working brain, Obama checked his at the door before he went into the WH :)
  • ReconMa... Reggie☮ 2012/07/16 01:24:55
  • Reggie☮ ReconMa... 2012/07/16 02:20:24
    Reggie☮
    +1
    LOL, priceless
  • ReconMa... Reggie☮ 2012/07/16 23:11:13
  • Reggie☮ ReconMa... 2012/07/18 21:54:22
    Reggie☮
    +1
    Indeed it does LOL
  • ReconMa... Reggie☮ 2012/07/19 02:42:38
  • Diane 2012/07/11 14:54:13
    WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
    Diane
    +4
    I never thought I'd see the day that standing up for our freedom and holding our government and politicians accountable would be frowned against. We live in an upside-down world!
  • ReconMa... Diane 2012/07/12 23:59:05
  • Ken 2012/07/10 04:29:32 (edited)
  • ReconMa... Ken 2012/07/12 23:59:33
  • Boo 2012/07/09 20:54:18
    WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
    Boo
    +3
    “Suspicious of centralized federal authority & reverent of individual liberty” is exactly where the founding fathers were when they wrote the Constitution!
  • Hamilton Boo 2012/07/30 14:52:19
    Hamilton
    +1
    And any historian who is even marginally competent will know this to be true.
  • Boo Hamilton 2012/07/30 19:27:38
    Boo
    +1
    Unfortunately this administration is not even marginally competent!
  • ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA* 2012/07/09 17:13:52 (edited)
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/07/09 16:01:12
    WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +2
    They need to get their heads out of the clouds and wake up to the fact that they let them in here in the first place and start to clean up their own backyard first.
  • ReconMa... BIG BAD... 2012/07/09 17:19:41
  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2012/07/09 10:33:30
    WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +6
    If labeling me a threat means I don't want the government to become so big that they dictate how we live our lives daily, hell yes I'm a threat! A threat to them getting re-elected for sure! And that's what the O-Vomit administration is trying to curtail, it's voter intimidation on a grand scale by threatening us with terrorist status for voting with our hearts and conscious minds! This is a terrorist tactic of its own, and one you would only find back in the dark days of Communist Russia! Is that where we're headed??
  • ReconMa... The Bir... 2012/07/09 17:22:29 (edited)
  • The Bir... ReconMa... 2012/07/10 11:08:00
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +2
    A true Usurper of American style freedom! History will get even with him if he tries any stupid crap!
  • ReconMa... The Bir... 2012/07/11 15:45:10
  • The Bir... ReconMa... 2012/07/12 11:55:56
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +1
    The "AMEN" goes to you this time!
  • ReconMa... The Bir... 2012/07/12 23:47:23
  • The Bir... ReconMa... 2012/07/13 08:17:00
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Wilco!
  • ReconMa... The Bir... 2012/07/15 11:06:48
  • CHUCK 2012/07/08 23:33:07
    WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
    CHUCK
    +6
    OH WELL I GUESS THAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WOULD ALSO BE SUSPICIOUS , AT LEAST I AM IN GOOD COMPANY..

    MITTS MONEY
  • ReconMa... CHUCK 2012/07/09 17:30:39
  • Bozette 2012/07/08 20:41:45
    WTH I love my country & I'm now a potential "domestic threat"!
    Bozette
    +7
    Frankly, imho, the worst domestic terrorists this country has ever known consist of government and its agencies.
  • ReconMa... Bozette 2012/07/09 17:31:05
  • Marlene Wilkins 2012/07/08 02:27:44
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    Marlene Wilkins
    +5
    How very 'Nazi'....
  • ReconMa... Marlene... 2012/07/15 11:26:48 (edited)
  • Marlene... ReconMa... 2012/07/16 00:07:11 (edited)
    Marlene Wilkins
    +1
    Our government have been assimilated under PolCorr doctrines, and welcome openly those who bring us death and tyranny.
    Just like other governments.
    That's why our city is gearing up for a 'showdown'.

    TY for the links!!!
    islam is a disease. It spreads like a pathogen and has the same qualities; dementia, death, destruction.
  • ReconMa... Marlene... 2012/07/16 01:26:37
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