The assault on our freedoms is coming acrimoniously and swiftly. Many Americans may have chuckled at Janet Napalitano’s DHS reported titled, “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”, but true freedom lovers like myself are very concerned and outraged. You can find a copy of the report here. Based on this report that was provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, people are beginning to be targeted and treated as real extremists.
Amendment 1: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
We have a right to place whatever bumper sticker we choose on our vehicles because we have freedom of speech here, at least right now. A man in Louisiana was stopped and detained because he had a “Don’t Tread on Me” bumper sticker attached to his vehicle. A police officer warned him about the “subversive” message it sent. This assault on the first amendment developed in the small town of Ball, La., where a receptionist at the police department told WND.com she knew nothing about the traffic stop. The driver was investigated for “extremist” activities, according to a relative of the driver. No doubt the recent tea party events adorned with the “Don’t Tread On Me” flags and the DHS Extremist Report lead to this targeting.
Amendment 2: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Second Amendment is under assault once again and “right-wing extremists” could be targeted. Rep. Peter King has introduced HR 2159 titled, “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009”. Excuse me, but no one is going to be selling weapons legally to Abdullah and his brother Mohammed. There is no doubt who this bill is suppose to affect: pro-lifers, gun-rights activists, tax protesters, freedom lovers, libertarians, etc. The bill permits the Attorney General, Eric Holder who abhors guns, to deny the transfer of a firearm to a “known or suspected terrorist.” The Attorney General gets to decide who exactly is a terrorist.
We must not slumber while the Bill of Rights is trampled upon. Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America said that the DHS bill should be dubbed the “Janet Napalitano Frenzied Fantasy Implementation Act of 2009.” Amen!