"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Again, I fail to see how they are being targeted as suspicious. The article only said that they are being targeted by these groups. Once again, heavy on the paranoia.Sure they are susceptible--do they need to be targeted as suspicious because they are just like the rest of us, but have military training?
Does anybody remember when Quakers were targeted ?
It is too vague. It is paranoia--in the tradition of the founders.Nothing in the report implies that they are going to be watching all single issue groups. That's absurd. This still sounds like nothing but paranoia.
An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on true free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among general bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.
I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple. Were we directed from Washington when to sow, when to reap, we should soon want bread.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW YOU DON'T SEE THAT IT POINTS OUT AND NAMES VETERANS AS POTENTIAL (sorry 'bout caps, just noticed) terrorists. That is indeed what the document presents.Again, I fail to see how they are being targeted as suspicious. The article only said that they are being targeted by these groups. Once again, heavy on the paranoia.
Last edited by Felicity; 04-17-09 at 12:14 PM.
It points them out as potential recruitment targets for these extremist groups. That's it. Do you disagree that these extremist groups would be on the lookout for veterans to recruit considering their skills and experience?I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW YOU DON'T SEE THAT IT POINTS OUT AND NAMES VETERANS AS POTENTIAL (sorry 'bout caps, just noticed) terrorists. That is indeed what the document presents.