Are "constitutionalists" to be considered as "enemies of the State"?
A recent Department of Justice guide for investigators of criminal and extremist groups lists "constitutionalists" alongside organisations like Al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood!
No joke folks,...
The 120-page, "Law Enforcement Sensitive" guide to "Investigating Terrorism and Criminal Extremism Terms and Concepts" describes itself as "a glossary designed primarily as a tool for criminal justice professionals to enhance their understanding of words relating to extremist terminology, phrases, activities, symbols, organisations, and selected names that they may encounter while conducting criminal investigations or prosecutions of members of extremist organisations."
Constitutionalist, defined by Random House's 2010 Dictionary as an "adherent or advocate of constitutionalism or of an existing constitution", is described in the report as a "generic term for members of the 'patriot' movement".
The guide defines the term "New World Order" as being "used by conspiracy theorists to refer to a global conspiracy designed to implement worldwide socialism". The Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, and Council on Foreign Relations are described as organisations "targeted by right-wing extremists for conspiring to dominate the world".
The obvious result of the inclusion of terms such as "Bilderberg Group" and "Trilateral Commission" in a report titled "Investigating Terrorism and Criminal Extremism" is that law enforcement officials unaware of these groups will tend to associate legitimate discussion as "extremist" speech. This diminishes the credibility of any person attempting to rationally discuss such groups and fosters a perception that any discussion of such groups could be associated with a supposedly "extremist" ideology.
Do you believe in the rule of law?
Do you wish the Constitution of the United States of America to be upheld and protected?
Are you then a Constitutionalist?
Does this mean therefore that you are an extremist?
All thoughts welcome.
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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
there was a video where homeland security called the american founders "terrorists"
it's obvious who the real terrorists are in the world US/Israel war machine.
- ConcernedLv 61 decade ago
It's a sad day when a person supports our counties values & principals is considered bad.
To answer your question. NO
It must be the progressives doing this.
We are being divided and ALL of us regardless of party are going to pay the price. There are to many people who don't believe that, just don't care and then there are those that want it to happen.
The democrats think they are in charge however the progressives are really in charge and the dems don't appear to know that.
The true democrats have no idea they lost their party and aren't doing ANYTHING to stop it so they can regain their political party. They are taking the role of spectators & cheerleaders at a war that involves the demise of their future as well as our countries future.
The progressives are now trying to claim the democratic party as theirs.
Republicans & Democrats use to work things out for the benefit of our people & country. Since the progressives entered on the scene they have been working at dividing us to take us over.
I see everyone running around thinking progressive means progress.
Why do so many people think progress is associated with Progressivism? Is it because the word progress is in progressive? If that is their basis. Is Marxism progress?
The progressives are their own party and hijacked the democratic party using the liberal label. The progressive party never could get anyone elected. That is why they hijacked and are running the democratic party.
Progressivism is not just an idea but the practice that the government knows best and has full control and ownership over everything including people. Progressivism does not believe in government as it is now. With that I mean progressivism does not believe that representation of the people is needed because the executive branch runs everything and knows what is best. People are the property of the government like animals are owned by people. There is no such thing as peoples rights such as freedom, privacy, individualism etc. If you have ever seen the Borg on Star Trek that would be similar.
Progressivism operates under the facade of appearing to be a government doing what is best for the people without their input and silencing all opposition
- 1 decade ago
Calling yourself by a name or label doesn't mean your actions reflect that name.
You can call yourself a Constitutionalist, but have a policy to ban mosques or want to make (insert your religion here) the official religion.
I hear all these speeches about freedom, limited government and personal responsibility from people that want to ban gambling, interfere with our sex lives and have the FCC police what we watch and listen to.
If two people interpret the constitution differently, but adhere strictly to their interpretations, are the both Constitutionalist?
Dr. laura seems to think her first amendment rights have been violated because of the backlash over her n-word rant (and Sarah Palin appears to agree). She doesn't appear to realize that the first amendment only protects us from government censorship.
Labeling yourself Constitutionalist doesn't make you a threat. If however you decide your method of enforcing your beliefs is to bomb a federal building then............
- weesnerLv 44 years ago
Says the guy from the self-proclaimed "conservative" ideology. regrettably, conservatism isn't quite conservatism, in any different case it may be crammed with minarchists, people who could choose minimum government administration in social liberties (libertarian, yet to no longer the exent of being an anarchist), and recommend for an economically socialist gadget (no longer that many human beings understand this, however the founding fathers' ideology, during which conservatism is declared to be based off of, become for economics, a socialist ideology. So, in a fashion, they're closer to Liberals than Conservatives, yet in basic terms on an financial scale, because of the fact the two are Authoritarian... Liberals evaluate many prosperous human beings of the managerial & proprietor type as "the enemy" because of the fact maximum of them pay an exceedingly small volume of taxes, even nevertheless they have a ton of money. additionally, they recieve a ton of help from the government: their workers traveled on public roads, maximum of them went to public faculties, and are given different amenities that helps them artwork for the useful human beings. in addition they provide the useful human beings's company or companies bail outs in financial disaster, which the useful human beings then use to reinforce themselves persistently, at a similar time as nonetheless paying slightly volume of taxes. additionally, they simply hate the useful human beings of the corrupt "too huge to fail" companies. Oh the wonders of corruption *reported in a sarcastic tone*.
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- kathy_is_a_nurseLv 71 decade ago
I heard that mentioned on the air yesterday... That is extremely scary. Now the Constitution is an extremist concept!
- Mr. SarcasmLv 61 decade ago
To answer your original question, only by the real enemies of the state.
- 1 decade ago
ask the white house as of jan 20,2009 they say yes
- 1 decade ago