Right Wing Extremists: Part II – American Legion responds, Reports of Monitoring Citizens
Outrage continues to grow over the Obama Administration’s propaganda about so-called right-wing extremists. The National Commander of the American Legion, David K. Rehbein, sent a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, stating, in part, “The best that I can say about your recent report is that it is incomplete. The report states, without any statistical evidence, “The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”
In addition, someone shared this news account with us, in which MSNBC alleges that the Department of Defense is engaged in significant monitoring of U.S. citizen groups. Now, I am no big fan of MSNBC, nor do I like most of these anti-war groups who often disparage the military and otherwise undermine our troops. But, this is the kind of thing that is very troubling – and should give pause to all of us who wish to give our military and law enforcement folks the tools they need to carry out the Global War on Terror, but who do not want the federal government to be investigating American citizens without the requisite probable cause and authority.
UPDATE by Erick: Note the MSNBC story was from a couple of years ago. Everyone was outraged. The program was shuttered. “How dare they do that,” was the typical response. But now that it is the Obama administration targeting the right? Crickets.