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So, of late, things are starting to look a little scary.

This is wonderful. 

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/prison-awaiting-hostile-bloggers/


So it this.

http://www.tdbimg.com/files/2009/04/30/-hsra-domestic-extremism-lexicon_165213935473.pdf

(U)  rightwing extremism (...) A movement of rightwing groups or individuals who can be broadly divided into those who are primarily hate-oriented, and those who are mainly antigovernment and reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.


So, if I agree with the breakdown of state and federal power as outlined in the constitution, I am by definition a right-wing extremist and no better than, say, bombers of abortion clinics?  Also, if I favor the constitution-as-written, I am therefore 'antigovernment'?

I guess the lawmakers in Oklahoma better pack their bags. 

http://www.newsok.com/house-bypasses-governors-veto-to-claim-oklahomas-sovereignty/article/3366762

Governor of Texas, too.

http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/12227/

Lawmakers in Minnesota, too.

http://www.examiner.com/x-2944-Denver-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m4d30-Montana-seeks-to-test-states-rights

I'd say things are gonna get pretty tense around here.

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Comments

readherring
May. 7th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Re: jailing bad bloggers - couldn't agree with you more. (Even though locking a few blogging loons in a gulag makes for a nice pipe dream.) This sounds like the kneejerk kind of lawmaking that brought us such gems as the 3 strikes, you're out law.

Re: Definition of extremists - I wouldn't worry too much about it. Although the link wouldn't work for me, from the other comments, it sounds like this source has a problem with the word 'extremist'. The gravity of that comes down to how you self-identify. To me, the word "fundamentalist" in front of any name of a religion scores negatively with me, I'm sure that there are lovely people out there who would consider themselves to be fundamentalist in their faith, but don't fall into the loony bracket that I associate with the word.

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