Really, I’m not. But the Obama administration is powerfully tempting me to believe in a far-reaching statist authority that is out to get me.
If you’re an anti-abortion activist, or if you display political paraphernalia supporting a third-party candidate or a certain Republican member of Congress, if you possess subversive literature, you very well might be a member of a domestic paramilitary group. …
Apparently, there are more suspect criteria. Let’s see how many I fit:
Republican Attorney General candidate Ken Cuccinelli has posted a note on his Facebook expressing outrage at the Missouri Information Analysis Center’s report. As a freedom loving, red-blooded American patriot, I hope our next AG will be prepared to defend our entire Bill of Rights. With reports like these, it doesn’t take a conspiracy theorist to believe it might be necessary.
Ok folks, my connection to the Obama administration is twofold here:
1 – “During a press conference last week in Kansas City, Mo., DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano called fusion centers the “centerpiece of state, local, federal intelligence-sharing” in the future. ” – that’s from the FoxNews article.
2 – these “fusion centers” are a collaborative effort between law enforcement at every level of government. Their analysis, according to their website, brings together information from the public and all levels of government.
Yes, this is a Missouri unit and the responsible authority, the Missouri Highway Patrol, today retracted the report, according to the Kansas City Star. Regardless of whether DHS had advance knowledge of the report’s contents, this is a poor bit of publicity for the centerpiece of information sharing.
So, yes, I’m concerned. As a commenter noted, this is hardly the first time people have been accused of being subversive based on their political beliefs or lawful personal practices.