I don't know if this is legal or not, but I'm sure the people behind the curtain at RS will let me know, one way or the other. The following comment is too good to pass up. It was posted by Proud2bAmerican as a reponse to an article in the online version of the WT entitled,
Panel votes for probe of 'extremist' report
Bipartisan move calls on Napolitano to yield documents
The ridiculous assertions reached in the “right wing extremism” report from DHS are a result of the use of biased information from the left-wing, radical, open-borders Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). This organization has termed Americans who call for the enforcement of existing US immigration law or the completion of the congressionally mandated border fence hate groups. The SPLC infamously falsified information and stated that there was a large increase in hate crimes last year while the Department of Justice reported a decrease in hate crimes this past year. Unbelievably SPLC is actually instructing federal law enforcement as to what constitutes an extremist or a hate crime through a course they teach at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)*. Two of the agencies involved in the “right wing extremism” report (U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service) train at FLETC (see http://www.fletc.gov/about-fletc/partner-organizations for a list of federal agencies who train there. Please see: Page 8 of 10 of the DHS report titled-Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.** The report states- A prominent civil rights organization reported in 2006 that “large numbers of potentially violent neo-Nazis, skinheads, and other white supremacists are now learning the art of warfare in the [U.S.] armed forces.” This is a verbatim quote from an SPLC report titled-Racist Extremists Active in U.S. Military -SPLC urges Rumsfeld to adopt zero-tolerance *** Page 2 of 8 of MIAC Strategic Report - The Modern Militia Movement-2-20-09 “The SPLC reports that between the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and 2005 that roughly 60 right wing extremist plots were uncovered. “**** Under no circumstances should the radical agenda-driven left wing SPLC be allowed to continue to instruct federal law enforcement or to contribute fraudulent intelligence to Department Of Homeland Security reports. If this travesty is not remedied patriotic Americans will find themselves termed hate group members, extremists or even terrorists for simply calling for the enforcement of US law. * Go to www.splc.org then Intelligence Project then Law Enforcement Training-see Extremist Training and Hate Crime Training ** http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5410658/DHS-Report-on-Right-Wing-Extremism *** http://www.splcenter.org/intel/news/item.jsp?site_area=1&aid=197 **** http://wikileaks.org/leak/miac-militia-2009.pdf
This stuff is maddening. Imagine the outcry should GW Bush have used the Aryan Brotherhood as a direct source for misinformation used in a high profile policy or widely distributed "intelligence" product. Does anyone at the DHS actually vet anything sent to them by a highly partisan, far left-wing advocacy group? Or by anyone for that matter? Waaaay scary. Why not just adopt some policies from the mission statement of the Communist Party of the USA?