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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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fr_defenestrato
May. 7th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
What henrytyne said. Also, the dicktionary you linked to says the latter group comprises 'those who are mainly antigovernment and
reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.' It does not say anyone who leans toward states' rights or local authority is necessarily in this group.

Still, it's been astonishing and, frankly, terrifying to me to see the gushing deluge of totally unveiled threats from right-wingers (many of them self-labeled Christians) about the coming war on the current godless, liberal
American establishment. I am not exaggerating. There are lots of people out there IN MY COUNTRY whose hatred and rage terrify me: rage re the idiotic notion that the current president is somehow more socialist or tax-happy than any of the last four presidents; or against the wave of states (and the District) recognizing (or on their way to recognizing) same-sex marriages; and various other issues. Religious extremism is really what I'm talking about, and in a particularly fetid sub-wing of the right wing, it's indistinguishable from political extremism.

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