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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When Patriots Become Domestic Terrorists

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Patriotism is love of country, not love of government.  The federal government was created by the United States Constitution to handle the issues required to protect, preserve and promote the union, and the sovereignty of the States.  Internal issues are not within the constitutional authority of the federal government.

The original intent of the Second Amendment was to ensure that the citizens of the United States were able to protect their States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. . . including to fight against tyranny perpetrated by the federal government, should it begin to disregard the limitations placed on it by the Law of the Land.

Throughout the country patriotic Americans who understand and support the original intent of the United States Constitution have banded together, formed groups, and in some of them, have taken arms to ensure they are properly trained and ready in case the dangers on the horizon encroach upon our liberty.

The Washington Post has recently focused upon a group of Americans in Oregon who have gathered together to work together to defend liberty, if necessary - and in true leftwing fashion, labeled them as if they were a danger to society - considering the members of the group domestic terrorists.  This is the same Washington Post that ignores the dangers put forth by Islamic refugees to this country, and supports the socialist wave of evil being used to fundamentally change the American System into something foreign to our country, and something never intended by the Founding Fathers.

According to the writer at the Washington Post, while the patriots in Oregon demand that the federal government cease their systematic abuse of land rights, gun rights, freedom of speech and other liberties, "law enforcement officials call them dangerous, delusional and sometimes violent, and say that their numbers are growing amid a wave of anger at the government that has been gaining strength since 2008, a surge that coincided with the election of the first black U.S. president and a crippling economic recession."

You know, it's interesting. Most of the law enforcement officials I have met disagree with the Washington Post's claim, and agree with those preparing for the worst, just in case the tyranny of the federal government turns to gun confiscation and internment of those who dare to oppose government tyranny.  "Be armed, and have plenty of ammo," one police officer in a western Inland Empire City told me.

The "defensive unit" in Oregon has about 30 members.  They practice firearms usage once per week with training that includes the younger members of the group as well.  They also learn how to treat combat injuries.

“It doesn’t say in our Constitution that you can’t stand up and defend yourself,” B.J. Soper, founder of the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard said. “We’ve let the government step over the line and rule us, and that was never the intent of this country.”

A likely minority of law enforcement, but portrayed as if all law enforcement would say such a thing, the Washington Post reports that law enforcement officials and the watchdog groups that track the self-styled “patriot” groups (watchdog groups that are leftwing propaganda organizations, in other words) "call them anti-government extremists, militias, armed militants or even domestic terrorists. Some opponents of the largely white and rural groups have made fun by calling them Y’all Qaeda or Vanilla ISIS."  (Notice that?  They say these patriot groups should be compared to terrorist organizations, yet these same people at the Washington Post refuse to acknowledge that the Middle East terrorist organizations are products of Islam.  Also notice they were careful to point out the members of these patriot groups are "largely white."

One of the "watchdog groups" named in the article by the Washington Post is the Southern Poverty Law Center.  The "center" is a racist, hard left mess of ideological hate.  They don't monitor extremism.  They "are" extremism.  Anyway, the Washington Post claims the SPLC's "extremist list" has gone from 150 groups in 2008 to a current number of about a thousand.

That's nothing to be worried about.  A massive number of Americans are armed.  If they wanted to be "dangerous," that would have happened long ago.  The increase of groups is not a confirmation of danger, but a confirmation that Americans are waking up to the tyranny being offered by the Democrat Party's big government influence in the federal government.

Because of President Obama’s unconstitutional and anti-American policies, anger has emerged.  The Washington Post calls the anger "anti-government" anger.  That ties into Harry Reid's comment calling the Tea Party a bunch of "anarchists."

The label "anti-government anger" shows how ignorant the leftist writers of the Washington Post truly are.  Patriots preparing for the worst are not "anti-government."  They are "anti-unconstitutional government."  They are pro constitutional government.  "Patriot Groups" have no problem with the existence of the federal government.  Patriots have a problem with a federal government that refuses to operate within the authorities (and therefore, within the limitations) granted to it by the United States Constitution.

The writer makes reference of Ruby Ridge and Waco, Texas (ignoring the fact that the government murdered a massive amount of people for daring to be armed and standing in defiance of the federal government and instead puts the blame on the folks attacked by the federal government at Ruby Ridge and Waco) and then follows up with a mention of Timothy Mc­Veigh as if that sicko should even be mentioned in the same breath as those fine Americans up in Oregon who form the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard.  The writer, to try to connect McVeigh to these patriots, then explains McVeigh mentioned Ruby Ridge and Waco before being executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

The article in the Washington Post called the current growth in number of armed patriot groups a “Second Wave” that is spreading across the country.  It's "fueled by the Internet and social media," says the Washington Post, parroting J.J. MacNab, an author and George Washington University researcher who "specializes in extremism,"  "Social media has allowed individuals or small groups such as Soper’s to become far more influential than in the 1990s, when the groups would spread their message through meetings at local diners and via faxes."

Hmmm, starting to sound like Facebook, with a desire to silence anything online that dares to speak in dissent of the liberal left. . . 

The misinformation piece by the Washington Post then tries to soil the perfectly understandable 2014 standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada, and similar armed face-offs last year at gold mines in Oregon and Montana.

In short, the originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution is being killed by professors and lawyers who claim the opinions of ideologues in black robes are the true definition of constitutional law.  The reality is, the federal government is following a path seen often in history, and one at complete odds with the U.S. Constitution.  Historically, the only consequence of the federal government's actions is an eventual eroding of all liberties, destruction of the value system in place, a silencing of opposition, and the enslavement or death of those who stand in opposition.  Socialism, statism, and other leftist positions always end with blood and death.  The only way to combat it is a spiritual awakening.  A return to godliness.  And, a peaceful (if possible) revolution conducted by patriotic Americans that returns us to the original intent of the United States Constitution.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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