Janet Porter is president of Faith2Action*: turning people of faith into people of action to WIN the cultural war TOGETHER for life, liberty and the family. Author of "The Criminalization of Christianity," she hosts a daily radio program from 2-3 p.m. Eastern and a daily radio commentary heard in 224 markets and at www.f2a.org.
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While the Department of Homeland Security admits they have “no specific information” of any violent activity or plans of any violence, in a “Rightwing Extremism” report, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has labeled law-abiding citizens as “right-wing extremists” and potential “terrorists” anyway, and has instructed state and local law enforcement to monitor, investigate and “report information concerning suspicious or criminal activity to DHS and the FBI.”
Ironically, this is the same “Extremism and Radicalization Branch” of DHS that eradicated all references to the terms “Islamofascist” and “jihadist” (even though that’s the name those who are at war with us, themselves, use). The Obama administration, in replacing “war on terror” with “overseas contingency operations,” for fear of offending Muslims, apparently has no fear of offending Christians and conservatives.
Among the groups being targeted as “terrorists,” according to the report, are “military veterans” who return home (from fighting terrorists), those who “reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority” and “groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
Also listed among the targeted potential “terrorists” are those who purchase legal firearms and ammunition and oppose laws that restrict the Second Amendment. Also on the new terrorist watch list are those who believe in “‘end times’ prophecies,” and those with “fear and paranoia” “of an impending economic collapse.” In addition, law enforcement agencies are instructed to monitor and investigate citizens who do not embrace globalism, a “New World Order,” and those concerned about “a world government that would usurp the sovereignty of the United States and its Constitution.”
In fact, the New Terrorists (according to Obama’s Department of Homeland Security) would include the following:
George Washington (military veteran and gun owner)
Mother Teresa (pro-life)
Ronald Reagan (pro-life and staunch advocate for less government), and
The pope (supports life and traditional marriage)
Ignoring the real threats to our security from known Islamic jihad terrorist cells currently training terrorists on American soil, DHS, instead, has declared law-abiding citizens who express their First Amendment Rights as: “the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States” and has initiated domestic spying on them.
We’ve just seen this trial balloon shot down in Missouri when their Missouri Information Analysis Center issued a very similar “Strategic Report” that targeted those opposed to the United Nations, New World Order, Gun control, a Constitutional Convention, North American Union, the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip, abortion and illegal immigration as “potentially dangerous.” It also urged law enforcement to be alert to such warning signs as bumper stickers for candidates such as Rep. Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin.
Even after this report was supposedly retracted, Catherine Bleish, executive director of the Liberty Restoration Project, reported (Faith2Action radio, April 1) cases of law-abiding citizens being followed, stopped and searched without cause or provocation. This is what political profiling looks like.
Meanwhile, a separate assault on our freedoms is being waged in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee with H.R. 1913, the “Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009,” scheduled for a vote tomorrow. We have already seen similar profiling in the “National Hate Crimes Training Curricula” in police training centers at selected colleges and universities that receive grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s division called COPS, Community Oriented Policing Services.
The suspect groups in these curricula also include Christians whose “ideology is apocalyptic and who believe we are in, or approaching, a period of violence and social turmoil which will precede the Second Coming of Christ” (p.22). If you are a Christian who believes what the Bible has to say about homosexual behavior, you’re a suspect. If you’ve noticed that reading the paper is strikingly similar to reading the book of Revelation, you are also on a police “most wanted list” of potential criminals.
Both the DHS report and “hate crimes” legislation target law-abiding citizens with “politically incorrect” views. We’ve been led to believe it’s about crime, but there are already laws against crime. Rep. (and former judge) Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, pointed out in the House Judiciary Committee the bill “is going to put pastors in prison.” Here’s how: Title 18 of the U.S. Criminal Code, Section 2 (a) reads:
Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.
– 18 USC Sec. 2
That means if you “counsel someone,” write a book, or read from the Bible (such as what Obama says is an “obscure” passage in the first chapter of Romans), you could be found guilty of “inducing” someone to commit a crime.
The Homosexual Triangle Foundation’s executive director, Jeff Montgomery, told the Saginaw News back in April 2005: “Vocal anti-gay activists should be held accountable as accessories to these crimes because, many times, it is their rhetoric that led the perpetrators to believe their crimes are OK.”
They are targeting our beliefs and our speech. And they don’t want anyone to know about it. As the DHS report states, knowledge of this political profiling could “jeopardize their investigative activities.”
This DHS report states, “No portion of the LES information should be released to the media, the general public, or over non-secure Internet servers. Release of this information could adversely affect or jeopardize investigative activities.” Yet, this report was leaked just before the thousands of tea parties protested the Obama spending programs.
Whether it was an intentional intimidation tactic or an accidental occurrence, one thing’s for sure – we aren’t going to stand by while they profile good, law-abiding citizens as terrorists and take away constitutional freedoms.
Therefore, we, the law-abiding citizens of America, demand:
The resignation or removal of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano for her partisan political profiling of veterans and conservatives and her abuse of power.
An apology from President Barack Obama to ALL Americans for his administration’s call for domestic spying.
The immediate retraction of the “Rightwing Extremism” report for labeling law-abiding citizens as “terrorists” because of their political views.
If you’d like to help sound the alarm before you’re monitored as a potential terrorist, please help. Go to www.f2a.org and click the first blinking alert to fight “hate crimes” and click the link to www.NoPoliticalProfiling.com to help us place a newspaper ad and sign the petition to fight the new definition of “terrorist.”
The only way we can keep our freedoms is if we’ll use them – now.