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Monday, May 14, 2007

Homeland Security Template: Alabama

Libertarians Are Terrorists, Says the State of Alabama
http://www.chrisbrunner.com/2007/05/09/libertarians-are-terrorists-says-the-state-of-alabama/

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security (ALDHS), established in
June of 2003, has recently constructed a website that defines Domestic
Terrorists as those who oppose gun control and a strong federal
government.

Under the heading "Anti-Government Groups", the site displays a flag
that is widely considered one of the first symbols of American
patriotism and reads, "In general, these terrorists claim that the
U.S. government is infringing on their individual rights, and/or that
the government's policies are criminal and immoral. Such groups may
hold that the current government is violating the basic principles
laid out by the U.S. Constitution."

While Anarchism is defined by a lack state control and Communism is a
maximization state control, two polar opposite concepts, the page that
follows reads, "Anarchists groups are the 21st Century's version of
left wing or communist groups of the last. Anarchists believe that any
government or organization that has power over others.will eventually
become corrupt and abusive."

If I'm not mistaken, the idea that government, if not kept in check,
will become corrupt and abusive was first made popular in this country
by our founding fathers, not a bunch of terrorist anarchist groups.
This was the very reason for the implementation of the United States
Constitution! In fact even Section 35 of the Alabama Constitution
warns of this danger is it declares, "the sole object and only
legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the
enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government
assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression."

The Alabama.gov site continues, "Most of these groups operate around
larger urban areas and colleges/universities. Some are focused on
issues such as World Trade, International Debt, and military
involvement in foreign cultures. The theme is always the same. Big
[government] is bad. Rich are using the poor to stay rich. Our
government in particular is using its power immorally."

In short, if you oppose gun control, taxes, military intervention,
most of our national debt being held by foreign nations, or just a
large federal government, you might be a terrorist!

The very idea that those who value their personal rights and
liberties are being labeled terrorists by the State of Alabama is not
only absurd and egregiously offensive, it completely contradicts the
ideals our federal and state governments were founded on! The people
of Alabama should be outraged!

These Alabama.gov pages can be reached by visiting the Alabama
Homeland Security TAP Course, clicking on "Domestic Terrorists", and
then on "Anti-Government Groups".

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