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Tell Congress: Investigate and Defund West Point's Center for Combating Terrorism

West Point's Center for Combating Terrorism released a report claiming that conservatives, libertarians are a threat to society.

Are individuals interested in self-government and constitutional rights domestic enemies?

Are groups that stress conservative values or self-sufficiency a threat to national security?

According to a recent study, both of these questions would be answered “yes.”

The striking fact is this: this report wasn’t written by a typical liberal think-tank like the Southern Poverty Law Center. No; this “report” was written by the U.S. Military!

That’s right; the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. – a place that trains United States military officers – produced a 148-page study examining the dangers of the American “far right,” a group, the study says, made of individuals interested in “civil activism, individual freedom, and self-government.”  

The fact that West Point would devote resources to study the “dangers” of America’s “far right” – a sweeping term that includes non-violent, principled individuals who would fit in well at a Tea Party rally – is entirely absurd!

The report entitled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right” was written by Arie Perliger of West Point’s Center for Combating Terror, a department that generally focuses on radical overseas terrorist organizations like al Qaeda.

This is to say that this report is a complete departure from what the Center should be focusing its energy on -- not to mention a complete waste of taxpayer dollars.

Perliger’s effort which lumps conservatives, libertarians, and Tea Party-type folks in with Skinhead and KKK groups is not scholarship, but propaganda.

The report identifies three major movements as threats: the racist/white supremacy movement, the anti-federalist movement, and the fundamentalist movement. As these are additionally broken-down throughout the report we find that Christian groups, anti-abortion groups, preparedness groups/militias, etc. are also identified.

Perhaps the most striking is Perliger’s criteria for identifying the “dangerous” ideology of the anti-federalist movement: those who espouse “strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights.”

These ideas which Perliger vilifies were the very sentiments held by the American Founders which led them to secede from Britain, write the Constitution, and adopt the Bill of Rights!

Let’s not forget that America's Supreme Law was designed to limit government exactly because governments naturally are tyrannical and do “intrude” on individual rights!

We must demand Congress to investigate every department and program at West Point to defund any and all activity that targets American citizens!

Public Comments
Feb 11th, 2013
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Feb 9th, 2013
Someone from Manteca, CA writes:
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Communist Adgendas at West Point!.....Shut this center (abomination) down. Court Martial the idiot who wrote the report for treason!
Feb 9th, 2013
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Eric W. from Johnston, IA writes:
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Our govt gives F16sand M1A1tanks to real terrorists and calls them freedom fighters but calls law biding citizens and constitution honoring Christians terrorists. We are seeing scripture come true before our eyes, good will be called evil and evil will be called good.
Feb 4th, 2013
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Mario d. from Milledgeville, GA writes:
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May "God" help us all!!! Please "PRAY" for America!!! Thank you so "very much," and God Bless...., and God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Someone from Kingwood, TX writes:
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What is up is down and what is down is up?! The prophet Isaiah addresses this over 2000 years ago. Bad leadership and Christians sitting and not standing up to what is "down".
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Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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It is time to stop wasting taxpayer money on such stupid programs. Next it will be wasting taxpayer money on trying to find out if animals have gay and lesbian tendencies. It is a disgrace how this congress and Obama himself have a huge spending problem. I for one do not believe congress wants or will do anything to cut the spending. All I can do is voice my opinion and pray congress will wake up and stop the spending. It is time to shut down non-essenstial parts of the government we could live without like the EPA and Obama and all his crony's! Get rid ot the Czar's he appointed would be another place to start!
Feb 4th, 2013
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Jerry B. from Leakey, TX writes:
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Federal government is not the solution they are instead the problem..
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Morton Z. from Fort Myers, FL writes:
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http://www.morningstartv.com/oak-initiative/marxism-america You need to watch this!
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Feb 3rd, 2013
Robert M. from Westlake Village, CA writes:
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Propaganda and ideas like this are the real threat to our civil rights. How about a quote from a true patriot, Thomas Paine: "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."