Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Napolitano Should Resign in Wake of Conservative Slur

Is that the FBI knocking at my door?

Piece of work head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, first known to me for her let-'em-eat-cake attitude when a gasoline pipeline broke a couple of years ago in Phoenix, Arizona when she was the governor, has issued a nationwide report warning local law enforcement officials about right wing extremists. They might just be recruiting in a neighborhood near you, and that is cause for concern. Part of the report focuses on people who mean harm to others and those who advocate planning violence. I don't have any problem with that part of the report, but the bulk of it warns about the danger of people just like you and me, who don't happen to agree with the political viewpoints of the Obama administration. Among the suspect are those who are motivated by single issues such as abortion, problems resulting from illegal immigration, sentiment in favor of the Second Amendment, and those who voice concern about the rapid growth of government. While the report admits these people are not violent, just worrisome, they should, nevertheless be watched.

In issuing this report entitled "Right Wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, Napolitano's office shows all the sensitivity for diversity of opinion of someone who would advocate arresting women in headscarves because they might just know people who are terrorists. Seriously. But don't take it from me, you can read the report yourself. It is a travesty. Its release timing just before tomorrow's nationwide anti-tax demonstrations, which the liberal media is attempting to spin as the acts of a small bunch of kooks, makes it seem as if the clear intent is for the media to use this report as a political tool. This is worse than shameful. Don't agree with the current administration? You could be a mad bomber . . .

While I would like to think the report is well intentioned, the fact that it saw the light of day in its current form could lead one to believe that Napolitano must be mentally preparing for Janet Reno type standoffs. The difference? She might just be pulling her SWAT team up to the door of your local country club. Napolitano's lack of sensitivity to and appreciation of the right of free speech and free thought, the right to bear arms, and the right to petition the government for redress shows a lack of Constitutional regard that is nearly unprecedented in a cabinet level post. Napolitano should resign


Blogger Conscience Whig said...

My feeling? If the shoe doesn't fit, relax. Why on earth do you think DHS is talking about YOU?

Apr 16, 2009, 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Conscience Whig, I don't agree with you.

Apr 20, 2009, 4:39:00 PM  

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