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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
Jun 1st, 2013
JASON B. from Ocala, FL writes:
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impeach the jerk in the w.h.
Jun 1st, 2013
Frank C. from Washington, PA writes:
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Do you think this has anything to do with DHS's acquiring 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, or purchasing 7000 fully automatic rifles, and purchasing 2700 armored personal carriers for use in the United States?
May 31st, 2013
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May 28th, 2013
Patricia R. from Las Cruces, NM writes:
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Hello, West Point....and of course, Washington....Obama is preparing our cadets to kill American citizens when the bottom falls out of the Stock Market and the Dollar collapses and it is going to Collapse very soon. He will instruct the troops to kill any American Citizen who will not relinquish stockpiles of food, ammo, water, bartering supplies and anything else they might be of use to the public during a financial crisis and there is going to be one very soon in the United States and Congress you will need to be able to help the American People get through some very hard times .....DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES GIVE ANY FUNDING TO WEST POINT UNTIL WE KNOW MR. PRESIDENT IS GOING TO BE IMPEACHED AND EXECUTED FOR HIGH TREASON....THAT IS WHAT HE WANTS TO DO TO US.....WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP THEY ARE COMING TO DESTROY OUR LIFE, LIBERTY AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS IN MY COUNTRY.
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May 22nd, 2013
Rhonda M. from Arden, NC writes:
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The American people demand Congress to investigate and program at West Point to defund any and all activity that targets American citizens immediately.
May 22nd, 2013
Lynn L. from Loudon, TN writes:
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News Flash the 9/11 hijackers were terrorist, jihadist muslims.
May 22nd, 2013
Joseph B. from Saint Charles, IL writes:
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When our military gets involved in liberal causes, this is indeed a frightful situation. They, above all others should be protecting American citizens and our Constitution and Constitutional rights!
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May 9th, 2013
Duane R. from Manassas, VA writes:
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This is outrageous...has our military which has the responsibility to protectus from real enemies, terrorists,and tyrrany been brainwashed torhink that law biding constitutional supporting citizens...who oppose the corruption and tyrrany of government....are now terrorists themselves. Much like our brain washing education system...we are slowly being destroyed from within. This kind of thinking leads the way for FEMA and the US military under a mis guided commander and chief to fire on innocent Americans in the streets using HLS and theit 1.6 billion hollow points and their 2700 armoured carriers. So this is the national army our President was talking about ....may God help us!!
May 9th, 2013
Duane R. from Washington, DC writes:
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This is outrageous...has our military which has the responsibility to protectus from real enemies, terrorists,and tyrrany been brainwashed torhink that law biding constitutional supporting citizens...who oppose the corruption and tyrrany of government....are now terrorists themselves. Much like our brain washing education system...we are slowly being destroyed from within. This kind of thinking leads the way for FEMA and the US military under a mis guided commander and chief to fire on innocent Americans in the streets using HLS and theit 1.6 billion hollow points and their 2700 armoured carriers. So this is the national army our President was talking about ....may God help us!!
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