From DHS: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S…..In her statement Wednesday, Ms. Napolitano defended the report, which says “rightwing extremism” may include groups opposed to abortion and immigration, as merely one among several threat assessments. But she agreed to meet with the head of the American Legion, who had expressed anger over the report, when she returns to Washington next week from a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ms. Napolitano insisted that the department was not planning on engaging in any form of ideological profiling.
This is NOT news to those of us that have opinions and have the ability of thought process.
“Let me be clear: we monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States,” Napolitano said in a statement. “We don’t have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence.”
All righty then….let’s define ‘ideology.
Modern Language Association (MLA): “ideology.” The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. 16 Apr. 2009. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ideology>.“A system of beliefs or theories, usually political, held by an individual or a group. Capitalism, communism, and socialism are usually called ideologies.”
Can it get any plainer than that? Do not be fooled: Republicans, activists, veterans, anyone right of center is being profiled and considered dangerous by the current administration.
Homeland Security WAS meant to protect us from terrorist attacks on United States soil since the 911 attacks. Now DHS is not being used to ‘preserve our freedoms’, it’s meant to suppress them and keep anyone from having an opinion other than what the current administration thinks. This ‘ideology’is taking what our first amendment rights were and turning them against us. Soon there will be NO freedom of speech, NO freedom of religion, NO freedom to bear arms.
Truly….millions of people sought background checks to get guns because they knew that Obama would eventually outlaw firearms particularly if you are a NOT A DEMOCRAT.
Personally, I think he’s the one that’s scared to death.