The Threat
by Michael Gaddy

"…It is necessary to recognize that the ultimate power of every government – whether of kings or caretakers – rests solely on
opinion and not on physical force. The agents of government are never more than a small proportion of the total population under
their control. This implies that no government can possibly enforce its will upon the entire population unless it finds widespread
support and voluntary cooperation within the nongovernmental public." ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe

The Department of Homeland Security issued a report on April 7th titled, "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political
Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The unclassified part of this report is an open admission our
government is a criminal enterprise. While the American Idol faithful will have trouble connecting the dots, the admission is thinly
veiled, but there nonetheless.

One can determine the character and integrity of individuals and governments by examining the entities they refer to as their
enemies.
The United States government now says it is threatened by, and will protect itself from, the following:
Those who believe in the constraints of constitutional government; those who believe in state sovereignty; a belief
in the right to keep and bear arms; those who abhor state sponsored infanticide; those who fear the ramifications of
illegal immigration; alleged "white extremists"; the fear of an "economic turndown"; those who oppose state control
of their lives and veterans returning from the state’s illegal and immoral wars.

The "unclassified" version of this report is an admission of criminality on the part of the state and the fear of the demand for
enforcement of the rule of law by its citizens. What is in the "classified" section is certainly more damning to the state and a
stronger admission of criminality and the fear of an informed citizenry, otherwise, why would they hide its content?

By law, information can only be classified to protect national security objectives. The question is: whose national security
objectives are best served by this assessment, and are these national security objectives contrary to constitutional law?

Most revealing is the inclusion in this report of returning veterans, those trained by the state to deprive others of their lives and
rights."
Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists," it says.
"DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent
capacities."

While Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano has backed off the veterans as threats issue, and openly apologized, anyone
who believes she was sincere in that apology needs psychiatric care. If placing veterans on the list was not intentional and
purposeful, then why were they on the list in the first place?

Perhaps someone with the state is cognizant of history, or perhaps there is a natural fear by those in the employ of the state of
anyone who possesses the training and experience to stand forcibly for their rights as defined in the constitution.

In revisionist history, the Battle of Athens is overlooked and/or forgotten by many. In 1946, folks in McMinn County, Tennessee,
suffering under a criminal local government and a refusal by state and federal authorities to address the corruption, took up arms
to reclaim their rights. Many of these folks were veterans of WWII and had recently put their lives on the line in combat against
oppressive government in Europe and the Pacific and refused to tolerate the same in America.

Possibly mentioned in the classified portion of the warning to law enforcement from Homeland Security about "extremist groups"
were motorcycle club members. I have received information from several members of these clubs with stories about harassment
from law enforcement since the Homeland Security warning was made public.

It appears club members, wearing colors, but riding alone, have been stopped and questioned, even to the point of having their
bikes confiscated on totally trumped up charges. One such club member told me he was told by the cops who stopped him, (3
cars) that guys like him "are on the list" of suspected terrorists. This reader is a member of a club whose membership is made
up almost entirely of veterans.
"Left-Wing Extremists" are conspicuous in their absence from any terrorist warning lists. Could that be because they are currently
in elected offices or otherwise employed by the state?

May 4, 2009

Michael Gaddy [
">send him mail], an Army veteran of Vietnam, Grenada, and Beirut, lives in the Four Corners area of the
American Southwest.
ARROGANT AMERICANS, MR. PRESIDENT?

Peter Heck - Guest Columnist - 4/14/2009 7:50:00 AM

As I was sitting in church waiting for the start of the service, my grandpa came walking towards me pointing his finger. No
matter how old I get, and no matter how long he’s been out of the U.S. Navy, that’s still an intimidating sight. As he
approached me, his voice quivered as he said, “We saved that continent twice...how dare my president apologize for this
country’s arrogance.” My grandpa is right. Americans need not apologize to the world for their arrogance; rather, Americans
should apologize to their forefathers for the arrogance of their president.

Barack Obama’s first foreign trip as President of the United States has confirmed the naiveté so many of us feared during the
election cycle. But worse than that, it has also demonstrated that our president suffers from either a complete
misunderstanding of our heritage and history, or an utter contempt for it. Neither is excusable.

Garnering cheers from the French of all people, President Obama declared, “In America, there is a failure to appreciate
Europe’s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet
common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”
Consider that Obama spoke these words just 500 miles from the beaches of Normandy, where the sand is still stained with
65-year-old blood of “arrogant Americans.”

Indeed, columnist Mark Whittington observes, “One should remind Mr. Obama and the Europeans how America has ‘shown
arrogance’ by saving Europe from itself innumerable times in the 20th Century. World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and
the wars in the Balkans were largely resolved by American blood, treasure, and leadership.” But all that appears lost on the
president’s seemingly insatiable quest to mend fences he imagines have been tarnished by the bullish George W. Bush.

If Obama wishes to continue trampling the presidential tradition of showing class to former office holders and publicly trash
Bush for his own personal gain, so be it. But all Americans should make clear that no man – even if he is the president – will
tarnish the legacy of those Americans who have gone before us. Ours is not a history of arrogance. It is a history of courage,
self-sacrifice, and honor.

When abusive monarchs repressed the masses, Americans resisted and overthrew them. When misguided policies led to
the unjust oppression of fellow citizens, Americans rebelled and overturned them. When millions of impoverished and
destitute wretches sought a new beginning, Americans threw open the door and welcomed them. When imperial dictators
were on the march, Americans surrendered their lives to stop them. When communist thugs threatened world peace,
Americans bled to defeat them. When an entire continent was overwhelmed with famine and hunger, Americans gave of
themselves to sustain it. When terrorist madmen killed the innocent and subjugated millions, Americans led the fight to
topple them.

This is the legacy that generations of Americans have left. If President Obama seeks stronger relations with the world
community, perhaps he should begin by reminding them of these very truths, rather than condemning his own countrymen on
foreign shores. This “obsessive need to put down his own country,” has caused blogger James Lewis to call President
Obama a “stunningly ignorant man” who has evidently never spoken to a concentration camp survivor, a Cuban refugee, a
boat person from Vietnam, a Soviet dissident, or a survivor of Mao’s purges.

Unfortunately, I can no longer bring myself to give Mr. Obama that benefit of the doubt. Not after looking at the pain in my
grandpa’s eyes...a man who still carries shrapnel in his body from his service to this country.

As a student and teacher of history, I recognize that America has made mistakes...plenty of them, in fact. But one of the great
things about our people has been their courage and humility in admitting and correcting those mistakes. God willing, they will
prove that willingness again in four years and correct the mistake that is the presidency of Barack Obama.
So Be It!

THE LAW IS THE LAW

So if the US government determines that it is against the law for the words "under God" to be on our money, then, so be it.

And if that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments” are not to be used in or on a government installation,
then, so be it.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.

I would like to think that those people have the American public's best interests at heart.

BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I'D LIKE?

Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings, I don't believe
the Government and its employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations which honor the God that our
government is eliminating from many facets of American life.

I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the " US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays."
After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the "Christmas Break."
After all it's just another day.

I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices & services would work on Christmas,
Good Friday & Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government
that is trying to be "politically correct."

In fact... I think that our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside for worshipping God...) because, after all, our
government says that it should be just another day....
What do you all think????

If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop giving in to the "minority opinions" and begin, once
again, to represent the "majority" of ALL of the American people.

SO BE IT......

Please Dear Lord, Give us the help needed to keep you in our country! 'Amen' and 'Amen'

These are definitely things I never thought about but from now on, I will be sure to question those in government who
support these changes.
ARE WE ARROGANT AMERICANS?

Someone in the federal government thinks so!

I don't think so!!!!

GOD OUT OF GOVERNMENT!
Work everyday then Government!
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