TIMES SQUARE TERRORIST BRINGS OUT THE WORST IN LIBERALS WHO FAULT, NOT ISLAMIC RADICALS, BUT DOMESTIC "EXTREMISTS" IN ORDER TO MUZZLE THEIR CRTICS. MSLF WILL NOT BE SILENT!
On May 1, 2010, when news of the Times Square terrorist attack first broke, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, on national television, when asked who did it, “If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that, somebody who’s homegrown, maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. . . .” Bloomberg was not alone. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano declared there was no evidence that the attack was “anything other than a one-off,” a British expression for “one of a kind.” At least the country was spared President Obama telling Americans that they should not “jump to conclusions,” as he did after the Fort Hood Massacre when the media reported that “Major Hasan . . . killed 13 and left 31 injured after he jumped on to a desk screaming 'Allahu Akbar' - God is Great - and fired on defenseless colleagues.”
Where did Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary Napolitano get the idea that the terrorist was a homegrown “lone wolf”? Perhaps they were “hoping” like MSNBC reporter Contessa Brewer, “[T]here was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country . . . .” Or maybe it was this in The Nation [“the flagship of the left”], where Robert Dreyfuss wrote, “It seems far more likely to me [that he] was either a lone nut job or a member of some squirrelly branch of the Tea Party, anti-government far right.”
What makes Bloomberg, Napolitano, and Obama think—if one can call it thinking or anything more than wishful thinking—that Americans should be afraid of terrorist attacks, not from all those who embrace radical Islam, but from their countrymen who hold very strong views on important issues of the day? The answer, perhaps, is an “intelligence analysis report,” released on April 7, 2009, by the DHS regarding “rightwing extremists” and “rightwing terrorist groups” in the United States, which Napolitano sent to sheriffs and police departments across the country with instructions that they report back to the DHS regarding any sightings of such “extremists.”
Entitled, Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, the report targetes unnamed individuals and groups because of their views on such issues as illegal immigration, centralizing power in Washington, D.C., rather than in state and local governments, restricting the right to keep and bear arms, abortion, and the loss of American sovereignty. The report assertes that people espousing these views are “rightwing extremists” and are or could become members of “rightwing terrorist groups” and that both pose a threat to national security. Even more shocking, the report singles out military veterans returning from honorable service in Iraq and Afghanistan due to their “combat skills and experience.”
Recently, in response to MSLF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demand for copies of the documents upon which the DHS relied in preparing its report, the DHS provided 411 pages of documents. As the basis for the claims made in the April 2009 report, these documents are laughable. In fact, one critic, after viewing them, called the report, “frighteningly kooky.” Obviously, there is no basis in those documents for Bloomberg, Napolitano, and Obama to maintain that those who have strong political views regarding the actions of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi are “rightwing extremists” likely to engage in acts of domestic terrorism.
There is a reason why Obama and his officials as well as Reid and Pelosi keep up the drum beat that those espousing strong views regarding the mischief afoot in Washington, D.C., are “extremists.” They seek to discredit and to silence their critics. It does not appear to be working; the American people believe that much is at stake, such as the future of the country. They remember Benjamin Franklin’s counsel that the Founding Fathers created, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” They intend to keep it.
Furthermore, MSLF, which is dedicated to individual liberty, the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, and economic freedom, will not be silenced or still.
MSLF is fighting and winning on a host of fronts critical to freedom:
• MSLF overturned Attorney General Eric Holder’s settlement of a “sweetheart lawsuit” that killed $100 million in economic activity; MSLF got people back to work searching for energy;
• MSLF fights the attempt by Obama’s EPA to imposed “cap and trade,” which Congress refuses to enact because it makes no scientific sense and will devastate our weakened economy;
• MSLF battles for gun rights before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals; MSLF just won in Colorado;
• MSLF fights for property rights coast to coast, including for a young family that awoke to a SWAT team on their porch, there to serve notice of a National Park Service land grab lawsuit;
• MSLF contests efforts by radical environmental groups to impose “global warming” fiats, seize private property, and kill jobs;
• MSLF, which won at the Supreme Court on the issue, challenges racial preferences and quotas; and much, much more!
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