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Originally posted by MajorKarma
As for how those imprisoned by Lincoln remained in prison after the War and I I suspect you are eluding to, After His Death, I imagine for any number of reasons Lincolns death did not change their sentence and each served out their time or as concession to Lincoln's memory, those in control continued to punish his (Lincoln) and the Federalist detractors.
In a study recently published by the West Point Combating Terrorism Center entitled, “Challengers From The Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” Arie Perliger, the author of the study, attempts to present a picture of an America infested with dangerous “Right Wing” domestic terrorists lurking in the shadows and waiting to launch an attack on government establishments, agents, and minorities.
In the study, what Perliger defines as the “Far-Right” is actually a mixture of race hate groups with ordinary militias, anti-abortion activists, Libertarians/Anarchists, and “conspiracy theorists.” Perliger suggets that this “Far-Right” contingent is glued together by an identification with an “anti-federalist” ideology as well as a belief in a “New World Order.” According to Perliger, these groups are concerned with the “corrupted and tyrannical nature of the federal government and its apparent tendency to violate individuals’ civilian liberties and constitutional rights.”
Perliger, who is the director of terrorism studies at the West Point Combating Terrorism Center writes in the Introduction to the study that its purpose is to provide “a conceptual foundation for understanding different far-right groups and then presents the empirical analysis of violent incidents to identify those perpetrating attacks and their associated trends.”
Originally posted by InverseLookingGlass
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Is this a surprise with all the heavily armed gun worshipers out there? Police at any level will shoot citizens, and by the way people are talking, this is going to be routine.
National guard shoot US citizens
All intelligence branches shoot US citizens.
Regular military deployed on US soil is the news, not that they should be willing to shoot citizens.
So grab all your gun-loving friends and neighbors and all your cross-eyed progeny, go to a fenced compound and wait for the knock on the door. I'll see you on the evening news.
Originally posted by MajorKarma
I say, the Truth is, there are just too damn many people with opinions about how other people should live.
Originally posted by nenothtu
reply to post by MajorKarma
That was a pretty good post, and one that I agree with in the main. The only part I take issue with is the notion that Lincoln ordered his troops to fire on fellow citizens. I don't know of any instance during the Civil War where that occurred, but it's entirely possible that it did happen at some point - Lincoln was no saint.
reply to post by pete3343
By virtue of the fact that you are on this site, YOU ARE THE FAR RIGHT AND THEREFORE, CONSIDERED A DOMESTIC TERRORIST