reply to post by Avenginggecko
The probability that someone is an extremist, or will become an extremist is not any greater because a person stockpiles weapons or ammo, extremism
has nothing to do with how many weapons you may or may not have, but rather with your frame of mind.
The right wing extremist label has become more popular now because people are fed up with what's going on in this country and are now voicing their
opinions and concerns more often than not, and by labeling anyone that seems to be against anything the government is doing it makes it that much
easier for them to say these people are a threat and have legitimate reason to target them.
When i say that it seems as though anyone that believes in the constitution of these United States and the core beliefs that founded this country are
all too quickly labeled as "right wing extremist" lately that is exactly what i mean, no more, no less. I in no way implied that my beliefs were the
only constitutionally valid beliefs. And by the way i don't believe that my beliefs fall solely on the right, my son quite often calls me a tree
hugger, If anything i'm probably more of a libertarian.
A government that attempts to systematically strip it's citizens of their constitutional rights, and the country of it's core fundemental beliefs is
anti-American. If you don't believe that big government is anti-American that is your right, however this country was not designed to be controlled
by one big government, so yes if the government is overstepping it's bounds and not keeping with the fundementals of the founding of this country
then it is anti-American as it goes against the very core of the founding of this country.
I believe that i said that, more people are starting to open their eyes, and yes as time goes on more people are becoming enlightened to what a
tyrannical government this has become. The only way that this could be dangerous to the government is if it is true. If the government has not become
tyrannical it will listen to the people, find out why they are so upset, what needs to be done to make the people trust their government again, and do
it. They do after all work for us, and their job is to represent us, to be our voice, which they have not done for a very long time.
Have they done that, no they have not, instead they have chosen to label anyone that is unhappy with the state of this country as a "right wing
extremist". If we were on a ship we would be the captain and the government would be the crew and what they are doing would be mutiny. Go into to
work tomorrow and you and your coworkers just start changing company policy, see how far you get because the owners of the company don't work for
you, you work for them and it is not your place to usurp their authority, you have a right to suggest, but not to overtake. What they are trying to
suggest with their labeling is that these people are a threat and may try to overthrow this country, when in fact it is they that are attempting to do
Well, i'm sorry to say but, "this government" has been trampling on our rights way before the elections of 2000.
I was born in 61' and i have seen this country dramatically change, i'm sure that there are members here that are older and seen more, and i've
had my fill of it.
I am a law abiding citizen (apparently we are now a danger also) not an extremist, i was raised to love and be patriotic to my country, as i raised my
sons to be the same, and i'll be damned if i'm expected to sit quietly by while the people that are supposed to be my voice, label me as a threat
and "right wing extremist" because i speak my mind about my country, we have yet to become communistic.
I will not be patriotic to a government, especially one that allows it's members to state that our second amendment will not get in their way, and
that illegal immigrants are patriotic as they break our laws (as if we are not patriotic) and systematically tries to strip our rights away one by
I will continue to be patriotic to my country, as it should be and i will not apoligize for it, if that means that i am labeled a "right wing
extremist" then so be it. I'm sure that our founding fathers, if here now, would also be labeled as such, so i will take that label proudly as it
means that i am in very good company.
Edited to add; And if you listen very closely, you will hear that not everyone complaining is on the right, people on the left , and in the middle are
complaining also. This is all just nonsense they've got us all talking to each other like we're a bunch of damn gangbangers or something walking
around with our hats cocked to the right or the left, trying to force us to pick one side over the other, exactly what they want instead of a nation
united, we're becoming a nation divided, makes it easier for them.
[edit on 4/15/2009 by chise61]