What are some of the marks of right-wing extremists? Well, copied and pasted from the report are these marks:
Where's the danger? read the last line: It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration. Ok, I'm opposed to abortion. And who is opposed to immigration? I'm opposed to illegal immigration. I don't think you'll solve that problem without an amnesty program, but I'm still opposed to it. And is this report alleging that people who want Americans to have the jobs in America to be a threat to national security?
And how about rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority? Uh-oh. Texas Governor Rick Perry is a dangerous right-wing extremist.
There's more gems to found in this mine:
During the 1990s, rightwing extremist hostility toward government
was fueled by the implementation of restrictive gun laws—such as the Brady Law
that established a 5-day waiting period prior to purchasing a handgun and the
1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act that limited the sale of
various types of assault rifles—and federal law enforcement’s handling of the
confrontations at Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
So, if you thought that a now-expired law was a bad idea, that burning down a building with women and children in it, that shooting an unarmed woman that's holding a baby is excessive force, you're an extremist.
And I'll close with this one: (although, you can email me, and I'll email you the PDF of the document, so you can see it all)
that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to
work at significantly lower wages. They also opposed free trade agreements, arguing that
these arrangements resulted in Americans losing jobs to countries such as Mexico.
- Well, I don't think NAFTA has been good for America - and I never have.
- One million jobs have been lost because of NAFTA, including nearly 50,000 jobs here in Ohio.
- But what I refuse to accept is that we have to stand idly by while workers watch their jobs get shipped overseas.
Of course, we're getting used to that, aren't we? You've probably already got my Blackberry PIN. Message me sometime, Mr. President, and we'll figure out a way out of this mess. Bear with me though, I've got a Pearl, so I have to type slower...