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Look Ma, I'm a Right-Wing Extremist!

Posted on 2009.04.15 at 18:50
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What do you call it when an institution which charges you with the defense of its most priceless possession, the very thing which gives that institution the authority to defend it, simultaneously declares that, and you, a threat? In other words, how do you resolve defending the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic when the United States considers you a potential threat? Does that make them the enemy, or yourself?



According to the United States Department of Homeland Security, from their recently leaked Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment paper, I'm a Right-Wing Extremist! (Funny, I don't feel like a Right-Wing Extremist.)

How can this be? How is it even possible?

To understand, we have to go back to that subversive, anti-government manifesto, The U.S. Constitution. Yes, the Federal Government fears it, and well they should, as it is the sole authority in this nation which limits their power. It also is their power, that being, the supreme law of this nation.

Let me explain:

Article Four of the U.S. Constitution outlines the limits and powers of individual States and the Tenth Amendment explicitly restates that the Federal Government is limited to *only* the powers granted in the Constitution (e.g. Article Four). In the DHS paper, however, the current administration has deemed a 'right-wing extremist' anyone who rejects federal authority in favor of state or local authority. In and of itself, unconstitutional - but when the Federal Government oversteps their authority where States are concerned, following the laws of the Constitution rather than the Federal Government is not!

I am a supporter of States' Rights. This does NOT make me an extremist. Rather, a lover of liberty. And in reference to my opening statement, the DHS whitepaper also suggests that Veteran's are suspect. The very people who vow to give their life to the defense of this nation are under a watch-list for right-wing extremism by the very people who employ them, simply because they've done a job asked of them. How fucked up is that?

So our governor yesterday was quoted as saying:

The federal government has become oppressive. I believe it's become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of its citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state. Millions of Texans...that are tired of Washington, DC, trying to come down here and tell us how to run Texas.

This, from a State Senator! He finished with a veiled threat:

I mean, we're still part of the union down here in Texas, and our folks would like to keep it that way, but we see some things going on that are peculiar. They're frustrating.

He was speaking out against a Federal proposal which designates that all compulsory federal legislation that requires states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited or repealed.

Governor Perry basically said to Washington, "Fuck you."

I guess he's a Right-Wing Extremist too.



Comments:


JaceMan
jaceman at 2009-04-16 16:42 (UTC) (Link)
I don't mind the extremist tag so much as I do the terrorist one. Quick, hide your Navy Jack flags now. Nevermind the fact that it has been flying proudly aboard the oldest ship in the navy since its inception mind you. It is CLEARLY a sign of unpatriotic domestic terrorism.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-04-16 20:47 (UTC) (Link)
Clearly.
(Anonymous) at 2009-04-16 19:34 (UTC) (Link)

Union Jack on rugger shirt

Boston Brit regreats to inform you that your Union Jack is upside down.

Are you in distress?
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-04-16 20:47 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Union Jack on rugger shirt

My bowels are!
wardlejew
wardlejew at 2009-04-16 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
When Texas becomes its own country. I think it will be time to move to Texas. Does that make me a Extremist too? Oh please, pleeeaase. I've never been an extremist at anything before....
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-04-16 21:04 (UTC) (Link)
These questions are simply rhetorical, of course. The main argument I've heard against Texas secession is the prohibitive infrastructure cost we'd have to reimburse the Federal Government, but I have a little different perspective: No matter the cost, once we're out from under the thumb of Washington, we'd be flush with cash. Texas is an amazing self-sufficient State.

Renegade
leonardii at 2009-04-22 17:14 (UTC) (Link)
Secession would never be allowed. Despite the fact that we were once our own country... we lost that right when were annexed into the Union in 1845. This was a primary spark that ignited the Mexican-American War.

So, what to do... what to do? The Constitution also stated that the powers not granted to the authority of the central government were reserved for the states and the people. We should have some higher degree of autonomous state power... but that era died after the Civil War. And also when the Feds started using the famous "Interstate Commerce" law to force states into submission by not allowing them to be eligible for federal funding for things such as highway maintenance.

Even California -- who has medical marijuana laws, the law is still considered illegal by the Federal Government. But there seems to be a stalemate on prosecution. The Feds are not interfering with California's decision in so many persecuting ways... but I believe time shall tell what will eventually happen. And there will be a fight on hand. Actually, I wish it would hurry up -- I'm anxious to see the outcome over this battle of the semi-legalization with marijuana.

I don't smoke, just because it's illegal. I would use the drug for back pain instead of narcotics in the non-smokeless form... what do they call that device... a "vaporizor?" Synthezied narcotics IMHO are more dangerous than a natural "herb" that grows worldwide. Besides, Amsterdam seems to be doing just fine with the legal/but not legal status of the drug.

It's crazy how the right wing has managed to use communist like propaganda to demonize the drug over the last several decades. But that is another discussion.

As for us -- Texans, right now we have the top listing of economic prosperity in the country. Jobs abound in cities like Odessa, Houston, Austin, and of course in our own Dallas area. No housing market crisis here -- they're continuing to build houses in the adjacent neighborhood just down the lane. They're not going up at at light speed, but there are several houses always being built simultaneously.

Just what exactly is Texas doing right that the rest of the country is doing wrong? That's my question.
(Anonymous) at 2009-04-22 17:53 (UTC) (Link)
Let's not forget that Interstate Commerce played a key role in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Texan leaders are representing their constituents interest, namely, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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