Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Please Read the Government Document on Rightwing Extremism for Yourself

Regarding the document entitled "(U/FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicaliaation and Recruitment":

I encourage everyone to read this document for themselves. I interpret the point of the document is that they are looking for groups that have the potential for violence. But in doing so many people who are involved in innocent activities could potentially have their rights to privacy taken away as the government examines them looking for that potential activity. The Department of Homeland Security has the right to wiretap and read emails of people deemed suspicious. This * on page 2 of the 9-page document explains what defines rightwing extremism:

"* (U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

Download the pdf here:

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