(WASHINGTON TIMES) A West Point think tank report that links people who believe in individual freedom with violent “far right” movements has stirred strong opposition from conservatives and former members of the military.
They say the report, first revealed by The Washington Times, lumps basic beliefs of mainstream conservatism into an “anti-federalist” movement that in the author’s view directs violence toward the government.
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They wonder why an institution that molds future Army officers to fight foreign enemies now is focusing on a perceived domestic threat. They also say that a thorough report on ideologically fed violence would scrutinize unions, Occupy Wall Street demonstrators and radical environmentalists.