Dear DHS: I AM NOT A TERRORIST

The title is in response to this article, which says the DHS is re-targeting “Conservative Americans” as “the new terrorists.”  In particular, this study find that if you’re “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of liberty,” then you’re an “extreme right-wing terrorist.”

Who the hell ARE these people?  Good grief!  They’re so out of touch with reality it’s no longer funny!  I dare say whoever’s coming up with this B.S. are themselves the true terrorists, having infiltrated the DHS in order to clandestinely undermine our nation from the inside out.  That’s not conspiracy theory.  That’s just fact.  The CIA, the KGB, Hitler’s Gestapo and SS…  Some agencies have behaved themselves far better than others.  No one can deny, however, their mission:  To infiltrate and undermine enemy governments.

That’s what’s happening to us.  I think I may know why, and I’ll get to that in a moment.  In the meantime:

– I served my country honorably for more than 20 years as a well-decorated officer in the United States Air Force.

– I took the week-long, Level II Anti-Terrorist/Force Protection training while stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. I did so voluntarily, post-9/11, because I was determined to do everything I could to protect the fellow members of my squadron from potential threats.

– I’ve gladly served in one of the two major terrorist theaters of operation in the last eleven years, fighting terrorists. While my job duties didn’t involve engaging them directly, I’ve certainly dodged their bullets, while supplying beans and bullets for the troops who do.  More than a few of the bullets I dodged were too close for comfort, impacting our aircraft as we flew in and out of the many airfields in Iraq.

– I’ve carried thousands of troops to the front line, and I’ve returned a few who made the ultimate sacrifice to their loved ones.  Doing so was my honor, not that they fell, but that we could bring them home.

AND YET!!!….

“A recent study, funded by DHS, characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.”

It goes on to say, “it does take time to focus on Americans who hold beliefs shared by both conservatives and libertarians and calls them radical extremists.”

So, this study, funded by the DHS, labels me as a terrorist, an “extreme right-wing terrorist” at that, simply because I’m reverent of liberty?

Oh, Holy Day!  Great God in Heaven!  According to this study, Thomas Jefferson was a terrorist! Alexander Hamilton was a terrorist? George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan — All terrorists!  Aghhh!  Run for the hills!!!

Seriously? If the DHS supports this crap, they’ve got massive international egg on their face. This is beyond absurd. It’s unbelievably ridiculous, the product of too many bean-counters spending too much time in their cubicles without benefit of actually having fought for our country in the military service.

It’s high time we make some much-needed changes here in America. I believe we need to follow Israel’s outstanding example, and require everyone who graduates high school, regardless of wealth, to serve two years in the military. They will be paid and receive three square meals a day.

But there are some stipulations to go along with this provision.  Those who have not served, regardless of the reason, ranging from medical to conscientious objector, and certainly not Daddy’s Wealth, will never be able to hold public office.

Ever.

Oh, I think we should make some home-town allowances, such as for mayors, police chiefs, city councilmen, sheriffs, etc. But state governor? Nope. Congressmen? Nope. President? Nope. Federal Judges? Nope. Supreme Court Justice? Nope.

You might ask “why?”  Simple:  Too many of our politicians who’ve never been there, done that, are irrefutably clueless when it comes the way the real world works.  I’ve visited more than thirty countries, have lived in seven of them more than a month, and four of them for more than a year, “on the economy,” no less.

The answer’s simple: Whoever’s at the DHS who came up with the ridiculous idea of funding this idiotic study is totally out of touch with reality, with society, and with the men and women of America, what we’re about, and why we do what we do.

In my experience, men and women of the military are by and large one of the last great melting pots of human existence. They’re one of the last bastions of reality on our increasingly over-html’d planet. One’s warped misconceptions and misconceived notions rapidly disappear when you’re brought into close, hard-working contact with so many others from all walks of society. You learn the real meaning of tolerance, as well as how to get along well with others, play nice, and, on occasion, kick ass, and no, I’m not talking about beating up on one’s brother. I’m talking about pounding the enemy.

Unfortunately, this study encourages the DHS to go forth with beating up our own brothers.

That’s messed up, big time.  As we used to say in the military, “It doesn’t pass the sanity test.” Then again, that “test” was born of at least several years of cross/multi-cultural military experience, something sadly lacking in certain government agencies these days. Given the nature of the study, the very fact that it was approved indicates to me that those who approved it either have no such experience, or that their experience was horribly warped.

If you’ve enjoyed this honest, heart-felt response to the ridiculous idea that those of us who’ve fought for and honor our liberty should be labeled “terrorists” by the same government who cut our orders, please do me a favor:  Please spread the word. Please SHARE this, and not only with your Facebook friends, but with your other friends and family, via e-mail and even snail mail, if you have to.  I’m sure this will touch a nerve with more of them than you might imagine. But don’t stop there – PLEASE share this with Congress, an agency whom I think is being populated by too many of the “give me” crowd and who hasn’t heard from YOU, the honest-to-God American Voter, in quite a while. Write them! Don’t be afraid of being labeled – that’s what our enemy wants you to fear.  That’s why they’re doing what they’re doing.

Instead, remember this:  If we’re all labeled, I’ve got your back, and you have mine. If you don’t speak up, no one will have either of our backs, so yes, the fight for freedom has come to our door, and it’s our time.

May God bless you and keep you! May He order your thoughts, desires, and passions, and may He bless our nation and our people through and through. I pray for common sense, for rational thought, and for lawful order and justice throughout our society, provided, of course, those laws and that justice are firmly compliant with our Constitution and only those laws which properly derive their authority from the “law of the land,” the founding document of our nation, the U.S. Constitution.  It is upon that foundation alone, and all laws properly deriving their authority therefrom, which I stand.

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