By Rachel Ring
Recently, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued a report stating that veterans returning from war, pro life activists and ultra conservatives are deemed security risks to the nation. The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has approved the reports and stands by them, associating the threat of American “right wing extremists” with those of foreign terrorists. “She stands by the report sent to law enforcement that lists veterans as a terrorist risk to the U.S. and defines ‘rightwing extremism, as including groups opposed to abortion and immigration”, writes the Washington Times.
Napolitano continued with, “Let me be very clear: we monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don’t have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence”.
Despite being offended at the fact that veterans and people who hold contradictory opinions to those in power are being attacked and compared to terrorists, is anyone really surprised? It’s utterly ridiculous that post war veterans are being included in a report of terrorism potential risks. Furthermore, for the democratic, very left leaning administration which aligns itself with such groups as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), it’s ironic and humorous that they would target groups that simply just don’t agree with their ideas and then label them as terrorists. This is quintessential liberal hypocrisy: you can have free speech as long as you agree with them, and if not, then you’re a risk to free society.
President Obama would be wise to have this report re-worded or speak out against it, but of course he won’t, because he’s not the centrist leader that he ran his election campaign on. He’s truly a left leaning liberal who would support the prosecution of people who are deemed “right wing extremists” who simply just differ in opinion with him on matters of gun control, immigration and abortion. He might want to re-read the Constitution, with a Second Amendment that protects the right to bear arms, the laws of the nation which demand employees be American citizens and thus have taxable income and lastly that American citizens have the right to life.
There are pirate attacks in Somalia carried out by REAL terrorists (where was the President when that crisis was going on?) and a porous border with Mexico through which Al Qaeda terrorists are desperately trying to infiltrate (and who most like currently are). Those are real, concrete threats.
The Department of Homeland Security has better things to do than focus on Americans who are not in line with the leftist ideology of the current President.