Disgusting Extremism

Lets me preface this by saying that I was an integral part of the Department of Defense, in particular the United States Army, for a period of twenty three years. I was an extremist then regarding adherence to the US Constitution and I am one to this day. It's an oath I took many times during the course of that career and am still right there on that spot. Until the US Constitution is officially changed then keep your cotton picking hands off of it. It tells us all "how" right there in black and white to make any changes. It says nothing at all about ignoring it.

The rumblings grow louder and louder from the left, and their puppets, that being a conservative is a bad thing. That we're possible terrorists. It is even said, among that crowd, that our Founders were right wing extremists because they rebelled against the tyranny of King George III. They were the liberals of the time you blooming idiots. This babble began in 2009, shortly after Obama took office and a complete imbecile named Janet Napolitano was appointed as Homeland Security Secretary took office then and I take greater offense as it continues. You can read that report here at this link.

This rubbish filled report has some outrageous contentions in it such as any individual who believes in the constitution, liberty or the Bible is a suspect of being a potential terrorists. When I first read it I hit the roof when it identified veterans as posing a threat. We're the same one who fought over the years to allow left wing babble heads the ability to continue to babble. Oh and gun owners are evil, mean potential terrorist suspects and right wing radicals of the worst sort. Some of this stuff should scare the daylights out of any liberty loving American that our federal government is perpetrating such nonsense and passing it off as factual.

I'm an old school Constitutionalist. I still believe in it. When I was in the military what we taught was how to defend it, not disparage people who do. Standing up to such nonsense isn't extremism. It shows a lack of cowardice about what it takes to make this nation work. Our service people shouldn't be indoctrinated about conservative ideas being extreme. That isn't what they need to know. To label our founding fathers as extremists is over the cliff. That is what certain Department of Defense curriculum is teaching our young service people. It smacks of social engineering that our federal government needs to avoid. It even goes further that "conservative groups" are "hate groups." What the hell has our armed forces come to since Bill Clinton instituted his version of political correctness? Here's part of what service members are being taught: “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publicly espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights and how to make the world a better place.” Isn't that logical, sensible, educated talk backed by fact? Of course it is. Our service people are charged with defending those very concepts when they take their oath of office. So it's bad? Equating it to wearing sheets? That's extremism in action within the DOD. Lets take the next step forward in the discovery process of where this type of propaganda originated. Ever heard of the left wing organization by the name of the Southern Poverty Law Center? Their habit is to label conservative Christian organizations like the Family Research Council as “hate groups.” That was one source. They are about discredited as it comes. How would anyone, especially DOD thinkers, rely on them as a source of anything close to rational thinking?

Care to delve deeper my liberal readers? In April an email surfaced written by a light colonel at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, It went out to three dozen of "the bosses" subordinates about alerting on soldiers who "might be" members of "domestic hate groups," in particular like the FRC and the American Family Association. Look folks, I can't make stuff up like this. It's factual. Whatever happened to the First Amendment? Big Brother is getting way too close to reality in my opinion.

The materials in question were FOIA requests and were ultimately obtained from the Air Force. But the other services are complicit. I was an Army guy so I have an issue or two myself. Here's the rub while all this was being discovered. The US Army denied attacking Christians or any other religious belief. Not so. An Army spokesperson said at the time, "the idea that the Army is taking an anti-religion or anti-Christian stance is contrary to any of our policies, doctrines and regulations.”

But the facts are that an Army trainer listed "Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism" as examples of religious extremism – along with Al Qaeda and Hamas. Coincidentally that very same spokesperson then said the it was an “isolated incident not condoned by the Department of the Army.” So which was it?

Here's what I don't understand in any of this having been part of the machine for as long as I was in it. Why is the military leadership sending any signal about anyone's religious beliefs or stances? Until Clinton that never happened - NEVER. Now under Obama it seems to be running rampant? I do have a theory and it is part of the reason I decided to retire. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS has no business in the military structure of this nation. The business is protecting and defending the United States Constitution again all enemies, foreign or domestic, so help me God.

That's a fact.

Let me point something out to those who have not bothered to study twentieth century world history. Over the course of 100 years 170,000,000 people were exterminated by Armies loyal to their governments (read: nations) who opposed the direction those same nations were taking, If that was too many zeros for you that is 170 MILLION people. Don't think it can't happen because it has. It has been pointed out that that total of dead people in just one century is more than all of the other wars during recorded history combined.

Bother to read the US Constitution and understand why the founders of this nation set up the separation of powers and designed a limited federal government accountable to "We, the People." There is nothing outdated about repelling evil. It is beyond me why so many of my fellow citizens just follow along like sheep willing to sacrifice their liberty and the very powers that very liberty gives them over tyranny.

If standing up for freedom and liberty makes me an extremist then I'll wear that label proudly, just as proudly as I did wearing a uniform and defending yours. People around me sometimes warn me of "the black helicopter coming to get me" if I don't stop talking and writing about the US Constitution, liberty and the tyranny I am seeing exercised throughout the bloated federal government by the professional thieves we now have cultivated and call politicians. The days of public service seem long gone.

The founding fathers structured this nation so that you should never fear an oppressive, tyrannical government again. Political correctness be damned. We all need to speak our minds about the course this nation has been set upon by people we thought we could trust to do the will of the people. Something to think about my fellow Americans.

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As always,

The Frog Prince

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handymanbill 3 years ago from western pennsylvania

Great hub. I think what you write is so true. Shared and voted Up.


Jayfort 3 years ago

The Progressive Movement has been trying for the past 100 years to gain full control of the U.S. Government. They've done this a step at a time by gaining control of the unions, the media, schools and colleges, and so forth. I think they have, as they say in poker, gone all in to bet everything they have to make a push to retain control at all costs. I never thought I would live in a time to see this happen to the U.S. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.


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34th Bomb Group 3 years ago from Western New York State

Spectacular, as always, Jim. I took an oath similar to yours and once you take it you're in for life.

What's happening now is the open destruction of our nation by a progressive government bent on turning us into a totalitarian state.

After Alfred E. Newman Ears we have Hillary for another eight which will leave us in ashes.

Where is a Republican who can beat her? I'm not seeing one...


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

We did ourselves a great injustice as a nation when we ignored the warnings of communist types sprinkled throughout our government. There again, "labels" undermined the facts of that situations and sent what should have been responsible politicians scurrying for cover and begging to dispense with the issue. Like cockroaches, they stayed and continued to breed. The infestation is now so rampant that they no longer feel the need to hide in the shadows but moreso to come out and decry statements totally far-fetched from any original concept of this republic. They sell that crap to the masses and the more they sell it the more believeable it becomes for so many...including our media types. Good write, Frog! ~ WB


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

The absolute worst thing is we let it happen right before our eyes. The plan to destroy the economy and get as many on the dole as possible has been very effective. It was vote buying at its finest and it worked. We now have a majority of voters whom will vote for the candidate who promises the most free stuff.

Left as is, Obamacare will prove to be the final nail in this countries coffin. If asked today to define Obamacare, many will tell you it is "free" healthcare for everyone.

I doubt that we have enough educated voters left to do the necessary house cleaning. All they have to hear is the word "free" and they know exactly how to mark their ballot.


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CarolAnnHeadrick 3 years ago

Thanks for keeping up the fight. If Obama can bomb extremists with drones, could we be next on that list?


34th Bomb Group 3 years ago

@ CarolAnn - Interesting scenario. I wouldn't put it past them. I wonder how long we have before something like this happens, although they'll probably use obamacare to feed us a kill pill w/o our knowledge.


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JPB0756 3 years ago

Excellent information well presented; you've uncovered September Eleventh's resultant mind set....Homeland Security, Department of. I agree 100% with your founding fathers' treatise, too; Constitution is a work working well today, as it was designed. We need to utilize the flexibility, the evolution built in the Constitution; truth is just that and all else falls aside. I believe this is merely the world equalizing to Capitalistic rule, led and protected by the U.S.; remember, the military protects commerce... thanks, my patriotic and All-American friend, the U.S.A. will even it out. Thought AND action are the formula for well orchestrated government.


Stu 3 years ago

Hi Frog,

Excellent post. The Administration is conflating conservatives with terrorists for a simple reason: conservatives believe in limited federal government per the Tenth Amendment, and the Administration believes in unlimited federal government. So conservatives must be marginalized, threatened, harassed, and I suspect sometimes even murdered (Andrew Breitbart?) in an attempt to shut them up and keep them from rocking the boat. These Administration fear tactics are loved by progressive voters, because progressives only emote; they never think. So Administration bullying of conservatives not only strengthens the grassroot progressive support of progressives in the Administration and Congress, but it also has the impact of instilling fear in some conservatives who are politically engaged. As mentioned in another Hub, I have suffered the indignity of hundreds of phone threats, one snail mail threat, and my front door was picked open while I was asleep as a warning. This is all because I write Congress, the Administration, and the Judiciary when I see something wrong (I don't think Oblabber has yet issued an EO rescinding peaceful redress, but I wouldn't put it past him). Getting on a federal "red list" and dealing with perpetual threats is the price of peaceful, legal conservative citizen participation in the political process. I'm probably not influential enough to get the treatment I think Breitbart got, but I suspect the crude federal treatment of people like me will continue until we have a changing of the guard in Camelot-On-Potomac.

Stu


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Read with interest again. You have one of the most spot on political articles on HubPages. America is already in the process of being tyrannized under President Obama inch by inch. Smart people SEE it. The rest had BETTER wake up before IT'S TOO LATE. Obama had no business being elected to be President He is unqualified for the office. Many voters are becoming .........DUMBER .

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