Last week, Barack Obama’s message to the world was: “the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.”
Just because the majority of the attacks against “western-style” people are being committed by people with Islamic ties doesn’t mean Islam is to blame. Using the same logic, just because some criminals use firearms during the commission of their crimes, doesn’t means the guns are to blame. Okay, fair enough.
So really, we’re at war against the people committing these crimes, right? So how does the Federal Government identify these people?
Lucky for you they have a confidential report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), the non-confidential summary of which has been leaked to the innerwebs.
Are you a terrorist?
According to two government reports:
- If you believe in the Constitution of the United States of America, you might be a terrorist.
- If you home-school your children, you might be a terrorist.
- If you oppose RFID tags in passports, you might be a terrorist.
- If you oppose a National Identification Card, you might be a terrorist.
- If you are a member of a conservative Christian congregation, you might be a terrorist.
- If you believe in making purchases with cash rather than credit/debit cards, you might be a terrorist.
- If you own more than one gun or more than a few boxes of ammunition, you might be a terrorist.
- If you are a member of a Pro-Second Amendment organization (NRA, GOA, JPFO, WAGC, SAF, etc.), you might be a terrorist.
- If you believe the Second Amendment is an individual Right to keep and bear arms, you might be a terrorist.
- If you think the federal government gets its power from the People, you might be a terrorist.
- If you think States’ Rights trump the federal government, you might be a terrorist.
- If you voted for Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, or any member of the Constitution or Libertarian parties, you might be a terrorist.
- If you think a woman does not have the right to take the life of her unborn baby except in the case of rape, incest, or out of medical necessity to protect her own life, you might be a terrorist.
- If you think the police should protect you and that self-defense is “violence begetting violence,” you might be a terrorist.
- If you are storing “large amounts” or water, food, ammunition, or other supplies, you might be a terrorist.
- If you listen to more podcasts on your iPod, Zune, or mp3 player than you listen to music, you might be a terrorist.
- If you listen to talk radio (and it isn’t NPR), you might be a terrorist.
- If you believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman, or that same-sex marriages ought to be prohibited, you might be a terrorist.
- If you believe in enforcing our immigration laws and securing our borders, you might be a terrorist.
- If you reload your own ammunition, you might be a terrorist.
- If you own a rifle that looks like something the military (or other terrorists?) might use during active combat, you might be a terrorist.
- If you grow a garden that supplies a decent percentage of the food that your family eats, you might be a terrorist.
- If you want to capture the rainwater that falls on your roof so you can use it for watering or cleaning, you might be a terrorist.
- If you have egg-laying chickens in your backyard, you might be a terrorist.
What kind of person was on the old “terror suspect” list?
- Religious fanatics (Waco, Texas)
- Survivalists (Ruby Ridge)
- Neo-Nazi’s and White Supremacists (KKK-nouveaux)
- People that hijacked airplanes
- People that held other people hostage
- People that bombed subways or buildings
Gang Members and Drug Dealers were generally NOT on the list.
What kind of person is on the new “terror suspect” list?
According to this summary, it’s no longer Islamic terrorism (which they’re calling “man-caused terrorism” nowadays) that we have to fear most, but small government, anti-tax, pro-life, pro-gun, anti-illegal immigration, pro-military conservatives. Sound like anyone you know?
The report warns government agencies to be on the lookout for potential terrorist acts from “groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority” as well as “groups and individuals that are dedicated a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
That sounds like all the States’ Legislatures and Governors that have recently passed resolutions affirming Sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Aren’t they “groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority”? Isn’t that what the 10th Amendment says, that all powers not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution are reserved to the States or to the people?
This report lumps together racists and Americans who take a conservative stance on issues like marriage and the sanctity of life.
What’s scary is, it’s not just the federal government pushing this new definition of “terrorist.” The Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) released a report which “instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.”
The Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) report focuses on the so-called “militia movement” and “conflates it with supporters of Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, the so-called patriot movement and other political activist organizations opposed to the North American Union and the New World Order.”
“According to the MIAC report, opposition to world government, NAFTA, federalization of the states, and restrictive gun laws are a potential threat to the police. The MIAC report also refers to Aaron Russo’s film, America: Freedom to Fascism.”
What can you do?
If you disagree with the MIAC report, you can write voicing your complaint to
Missouri Information Analysis Center
Division of Drugs & Crime Control
P.O. Box 568
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0568
If you disagree with the Department of Homeland Security’s “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” report, you can write to your Representative and Senators, the President, and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
One last note
Oh, I almost forgot one. If you write to the MIAC or DHS complaining about being categorized as a potential terrorist, you might be a terrorist.
I'm pretty sure that I'm on a watch list for some of the things that I've posted on my blog. I'll know for sure the next time I try to board a plane and get arrested. I'll probably end up in a re-education camp where I'm taught that Lord Barry the Omnipotent is better than peanut butter and how lucky we are to have such a benevolent overlord.
Does posting a comment here mean one might be a terrorist?!;)
Does posting a comment here mean one might be a terrorist?!;)