Apparently I’m a terrorist

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

Apparently,I’ m a terrorist.  Please be assured gentler reader I had no idea.  I believe in the Constitution of the United States I am grateful for the sacrifices ALL service people in uniform have made since the Battle of Lexington,  I ALWAYS stand at attention and put my hand over my heart or salute  as appropriate not only during the pledge of allegiance and national anthem , but also when the flag is in motion with a color guard (how many of us know to do THAT?)  I thank Veterans whenever I can, and I believe that the U.S. Is the Greatest nation on earth.  I volunteer in My community and I vote in every election, even the presidential one, not because I think it makes a damn bit of difference but because Americans have died to make sure I could. It never occurred to me that I was an enemy of the state.

While it is somewhat old news, I recently had occasion to re-read “Rightwing Extremism:Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization  and Recruitment”  This was Homeland Security’s memo to police departments to warm them to the Idea that anyone who recently served their county, stands up for constitutional rights, especially the second amendment ,people who stockpile guns an ammunition ahead of a ban, and basically believes in the country but is not happy about the direction it is headed in needs to be watched and might be a domestic terrorist.  Since I wa reading it as a PDF, I did a word search.   The world’s “Islam” “Muslim” and “Jihad”  were not written anywhere in the document

“veteran” appeared 8 Times. “gun” in the context of laws, bans, or control, appeared 7 times”rightwing” appeared 51 times, “terrorist” 14 times and “extremist”61 times, and “Firearm” appeared 7 times.

How long do you think it will be before I am called an “insurgent”?



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