Over the past two days, I have been sending my essay “Rockets’ Red Glare” to everyone I can think of, encouraging patriots to stand up and speak up to protect our nation from the freedom-robbing cancer attacking our country’s vitals.  I have sent it to various politicians as well as private individuals, because I want them to know that I for one will campaign and vote FOR freedom and responsibility, and AGAINST overreaching governmental programs and the economic slavery that comes with them.

Now, today, I find that, according to a study funded by the Department of Homeland Security, I may be suspected as a terrorist.  The remarks in bracket are mine, just in case there was any question.

The report takes its definitions from a 2011 study entitled Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism, produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, in which the following characteristics are used to identify terrorists.

- Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;  [That’s me!]

- Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;  [Me, too!]

- People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);  [Yup!]

- Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;  [You bet!]

- Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;  [Amen, and Amen!]

- People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”  [Not so much.]

The report also lists people opposed to abortion and “groups that seek to smite the purported enemies of God and other evildoers” as terrorists.  [They got me there, too.]

If that’s what they think a terrorist is, then I (and a whole bunch of my friends) just got labeled.  Check out the article and let it motivate you to “fight the good fight” for liberty. 

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never stop me from standing up for the right.”

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