Napolitano the artist: painting extremists with a broad brush

Far too little is known about a band of nine alleged members of a Christian militia group, to draw any conclusions, but the following line, lifted from the AP report describing the “Hutaree,” serves as a warning:

Authorities said the arrests underscored the dangers of homegrown right-wing extremism of the sort seen in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

Quite a leap.

Such incendiary language is all too reminiscent of the Department of Homeland Security report with the unwieldy title, Rightwing extremism: Current economic and political climate fueling resurgence in radicalization and recruitment, issued by Janet Napolitano last April. In it she warned against the possibility of violence by unnamed “right-wing extremists” concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty — singling out returning war veterans as particular threats, according to an article in WorldNetDaily.

In Missouri around the same time Napolitano’s 2009 report was unclassified, police were instructed to look for “Americans who were concerned about unemployment, taxes, illegal immigration, gangs, border security, abortion, high costs of living, gun restrictions, FEMA, the IRS, The Federal Reserve, and the North American Union/SPP/North American Community.” The ‘Missouri Documents‘ also declared “potential domestic terrorists might like gun shows, short wave radios, combat movies, movies with white male heroes, Tom Clancy novels, and Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin.

Ultimately the chief of the Missouri State Patrol backed away from this stance. So should Janet Napolitano.

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4 Responses to Napolitano the artist: painting extremists with a broad brush

  1. Bob Shell says:

    Napolitano is a moron who is in over her head with that job she has. Of course if she was a janitor mentally she would be in deep water. She is a perfect example of what’s wrong with the Obama Administration. They are all anti American who would attack patriotic Americans rather then our real enemies. Good God! What did we put in office?

  2. Vagabond says:

    Good thing my family, friends, business associates and I didn’t live in Missouri when this nonsense was going on. We each have many, if not all, of the listed concerns that make us worthy of intensified government scrutiny. Missouri backed off, but Obama’s Homeland Security dude, Janet Napolitano obviously hasn’t. This is serious business — the scrutiny, not the interests.

  3. Army of One says:

    As an NRA member, I’ve attended numerous gun shows, am extremely concerned about both rising unemployment and illegal immigration. I also think our taxes are too high. Oh, and I own a short wave radio, learned the Morse code in the Army and have several Clancy novels on my bookshelves. Having served in the United States military should put me at the top of Janet Napolitano’s list of terror suspects.

    That’s OK. She’s on the top of MY list of suspects, too.

  4. sherriaz says:

    An American citizen is gun downed on his own property in AZ while the perp hotfoots it back to his cartel buds in Mexico- and Nappie is worried about domestic terrorism?
    There will be plenty more widows like Mrs. Krentz with BHo and his minions in power, extending amnesty to anyone with phony papers to “prove” they have been in this country the required length of time.

    There needs to be a tidal wave of dissent against amnesty, the likes of which BHO and company will not be able to ignore. Our country and our lives are at stake.

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