Deal W. Hudson
April 15, 2009
The headline on the Drudge Report really didn’t do justice to the content of the recent Homeland Security report issued by its new director, Janet Napolitano, warning against “right-wing” terrorism.
Basically, any interest group opposing the Obama administration is listed as potentially dangerous – pro-lifers, anti-immigration activists, gun owners, and – get this – military veterans who find it hard to integrate into society upon their return from active service.
The report is being used, obviously, to set up hate crimes’ legislation, supported by Obama, that would criminalize specific language used about, among other groups, homosexuals (yes, also lesbians and the transgendered).
The report describes right-wing extremism as “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.”
Anti-government? Heavens, we better all get ready to bend our knee to the new administration or we will be accused of “rejecting federal authority.”
(No wonder the great state of Texas passed a resolution today calling for state sovereignty!)
Single-issue? That should read a “crackdown” on Evangelicals and Catholics who care enough about the protection of human life, as guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence, to organize, educate, protest, and vote on the basis of the moral principle upon which all other moral principles are based.
Will Fr. Pavone’s picture soon be hanging in the local post office? Or Fr. Euteneuer’s, or Judie Brown’s, or Congressman Chris Smith’s.
The post office wall could become the place d’honneur during the Obama years.