“If you’re a conservative or a libertarian you should be happy that you don’t live in Missouri, because odds are you would be flagged as a domestic terrorist. A recent secret report that was leaked to the media showed that the Missouri state police were to be weary of supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barry and Chuck Baldwin, all conservative politicians that ran under third-party platforms.””
If you’re a conservative or a libertarian you should be happy that you don’t live in Missouri, because odds are you would be flagged as a domestic terrorist. A recent secret report that was leaked to the media showed that the Missouri state police were to be weary of supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barry and Chuck Baldwin, all conservative politicians that ran under third-party platforms.
What was even more damning was that the report sought to single out supporters of specific issues, not just the typical fear of right-wing extremists, as the Clinton administration put it. The report states that a potential domestic terrorist consists of anyone who opposes the United Nations, gun control, the Federal Reserve, the income tax, the Ammunition Accountability Act, abortion on demand and a host of other popular issues that encompass today’s political spectrum.
If this is what consumes the mind of a terrorist then I’ve certainly been blacklisted already. You can also count the rest of my family, the majority of my friends and my entire church.
But the most appalling aspect of the report was not that it wished to brand conservatives, but rather that it attacked the principals they stood for like smaller government, less taxation, securing second Amendment rights; these are all things that were handed to us by our founding fathers through careful and exacting research, not only of past nations, but also of moral law that was handed down from God.
Read any quotes from Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison or John Adams and you will find that every single one of them had an absolute abhorrence of a government with too much power and a nation in which morality was no longer derived from God and His law. Read the Declaration of Independence and then the Constitution and you can see the progression between the two documents. The Declaration states how the colonies were trampled on by a far, over-reaching government that had no regard for property rights. The Constitution proposed a government where everyone in the process of government was somehow or another held in check and one where the citizens held the elected officials accountable for their actions.
It is without a doubt in my mind that I say that every single one of the founding fathers and patriots of this great nation would be labeled today as right-wing extremists and domestic terrorists.
And for the hundreds of thousands of tea party activists that this would surely apply to as well, you are also being called names. Janeane Garofalo went on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to say that everyone who attended a tea party were racists because they were all about hating a black man. She went on to say that this is a neurological issue that we are dealing with because the shape of a right-winger’s brain disrupts their synapses. If she was so intelligent then she would have recognized that the tea party activists were not protesting one single person, they were protesting an idea, the idea of large government and government spending.
The only argument liberals can muster up is to start calling names and using derogatory terms to label people as they wish, even if the actions being condemned have no relation to the terms being used. No longer can a person simply stand for the principals of smaller government, they must have some ulterior motive that is driving them that ultimately stems from their hatred of someone else.
If anyone has ever seen the movie V For Vendetta, the parallels are easy to see. In the movie, the totalitarian government had labeled anyone who disagreed with the government as a terrorist and a hate-monger regardless of what they stood for. Just like today, we have public officials branding a large group of citizens just because their beliefs do not coincide with the views of the people in power.
This is a supremely sad day in our history when the people who represent the morals and ideals on which this country was founded are being ridiculed for holding to their beliefs. The last piece to the puzzle is persecution. Is that next?