April 15th, 2009


Homeland Security: If you take the 10th amendment seriously, you're a "rightwing extremist"

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
I hope you all recognize the above; it's the tenth amendment of the US Constitution, the last amendment of the Bill of RIghts. Do you agree with it? If you do, the Department of Homeland Security thinks you're a "rightwing [sic] extremist":
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. [emphasis added]

That's from a DHS report titled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalism and Recruitment.

UPDATE: Read this from Andy McCarthy at NRO.
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