Friday, August 14, 2009

Are You A Right-Wing Militia aka Hate Group Member?

If you are FOX News watcher, you will know exactly what I'm about to talk about. First, I have to ask you a couple of questions. These questions are for you to answer to yourself, you don't have to comment.

  1. As a citizen of these United States, are you concerned about your health and the proposed Healthcare "Insurance" plan or would you consider yourself and your family just a bunch of "Right-Wing Militias aka Hate Groups?
  2. As a mother and father are you concerned about your child's future and the debt we will leave them to have to pay or are you just some "crazy 'grassroots' activist" that wants to cause trouble?

James Madison wrote and I quote "A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations."

I added James Madison's three quotes for a reason. Sure, Madison's writings were revolved around the Revoltionary War and yes, we are still at war over seas, but we are also battling a different kind of war right here in our back yards. It may not consist of canons, physical bloodshed, but it is our own Liberties that our forefathers fought so hard to create and protect. Our liberties, I'm afraid, are up for the taking because we have become lax in our own personal lives that we don't realize what's going on in the big picture. You may make excuses and say, "it doesn't pertain to me" or "I don't like to get involved in politics."

I want to tell you something right now. My whole life, I wasn't interested in politics. My dad tried his level best to get me interested for my own sake, but I never listened because I was too busy painting my nails or meeting some girlfriends at the mall to go shopping. I never thought I would ever be writing my concerns right now about politics or my Liberty. We have to wake up people. Our freedom, what we have right now, are up on the chopping block just because the government doesn't feel that we have enough common sense to take care of ourselves that they think they have to take care of us themselves. All I've heard for the past several years is "America's too fat." How do we solve it? We hand it up to Congress to pass a tax on candy bars and sodas because this will make people stop eating so much and that will solve our obesity problem. "America's in poverty." How can we solve the poverty in America? We hand it up to Congress and they pass a law to tax middle and higher class citizens to give to the people that refuse to "GET A JOB." "American's are killing themselves because of guns." We get Congress involved and they want to ban all weapons. Hey, the list goes on and on. I just hope you get my dreft. By the way, I know not all of the above bills have been passed, but they are in the works and unless we stand up for our Liberties, they will pass. Now, I am in no way telling you to abuse the right of free speech and cause a riot. Instead, let your voices be heard. Here's an article I found that is in relation to what I've been writing about from the "Southeast Missourian" I will post a snippet of the news report. I really hope it will get you fired up and encourage you to call or contact your Senators. You can read the article in it's entirety HERE.

Officials see increase in militia group activity in U.S.
Wednesday,August 12, 2009
By EILEEN SULLIVAN ~ The Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Militia groups with gripes against the government are regrouping across the country and could grow rapidly, according to an organization that tracks such trends.

The stress of a poor economy and a liberal administration led by a black president are among the causes for the recent rise, the report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says. Conspiracy theories about a secret Mexican plan to reclaim the Southwest are also growing amid the public debate about illegal immigration.

It's reminiscent of what was seen in the 1990s -- right-wing militias, people ideologically against paying taxes and so-called "sovereign citizens" are popping up in large numbers, according to the report to be released Wednesday. The SPLC is a not-for-profit civil rights group that, among other activities, investigates hate groups.

These militias are concentrated in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and the Deep South, according to Mark Potok, an SPLC staff director who co-wrote the report. Recruiting videos and other outreach on the Internet are on the rise, he said, and researchers from his center found at least 50 new groups in the last few months.

The militia movement of the 1990s gained traction with growing concerns about gun control, environmental laws and anything perceived as liberal government meddling.

"White supremacists and militias are more violent and thus more likely to conduct mass-casualty attacks on the scale of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing," the threat projection said.

Now com'on! I believe there is a difference between a hate monger and a citizen practicing his freedom of speech and some crazy person just out to harm himself or someone else. There's a different between a terrorist and an American who loves his country and believes in the Constitutional Rights.

This is what America's Senators are hearing from their constituents regarding the proposed Healthcare "Insurance" Reform and other issues at home right now ~ People voicing their concerns and disapproval of this proposed bill. My question for you is ~ do these people look and sound like a militia group aka hate mongers and racists? Do these people look like they could do such terrorist acts as bad as "the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing"? These are citizens of this country that are voicing their opinions to their Congressmen, people they hired to represent them up on the hill and now they feel rejected and unheard. Who is really creating treason? I ask you to please pray for this proposed Healthcare "Insurance" Reform bill and contact your representatives today. Thank you!



The Thorsrud Family said...

I was watching Sen. Spector live when he had that town hall meeting. I was proud of everyone there trying their best to tell Sen. Spector how they's amazing how they just don't hear, and frankly, don't care what the people want. A lot of them are in their own little world. I'm sure the worst is not over, and it's probably going to get a lot worse. And you wonder why I am planning on sheltering my children as they get older? I have to. Great post!

thekeyes said...

YOu go sister!.. I was jsute reading up on these town hall meeings and how the senators have been hearing about how we don't like it. I was reading some columns last night to be exact so i love the timing of your blog! Healthcare does have major issues and it's horrible to think that a trip to the hopsital can ruin some family's finacially but this healthcare bill isn't the answer either i'm afraid. Anyway thank you for the interesting post!