Bob Barr: Feds Determined To Label Conservatives 'Thought Criminals'
by Paul Joseph Watson
Bob Barr has slammed as frightening, bizarre,
and insidious a new study funded by the Department of
Homeland Security with lists liberty lovers as right-wing
terrorists, noting that the federal government is determined to
re-define legitimate political beliefs as thought crimes.
we reported last week, a study produced by the National Consortium
for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University
of Maryland with the aid of $12 million dollars in DHS funding characterizes
Americans who are suspicious of centralized federal authority,
and reverent of individual liberty as extreme
lists numerous other political ideologies which would normally be
considered as American as mom and apple pie as extremist beliefs,
including people who consider themselves anti-global,
Americans who believe their way of life is under attack,
those who consider themselves fiercely nationalistic,
and people who believe in conspiracy theories that involve
grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.
Congressman and staunch liberty advocate Bob
Barr responded to the story by warning that it provides a frightening
and bizarre example of how government officials
seem to have become increasingly distrustful of individual liberty.
to a previous document produced
by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) which listed
his own supporters, as well as Ron Paul voters and people who display
political bumper stickers as potential terrorists, to illustrate
how framing constitutionalists and conservatives as extremist radicals
is a disturbing meme being circulated by the political class.
may appear innocuous, but it is not. It offers a carefully scripted
but insidious analysis of Americans who happen to hold certain philosophical
or political views, many of which are common among conservatives
and libertarians, writes Barr, quoting the Infowars story
which highlighted how the study was all part of the rush to
denounce legitimate political beliefs as thought crimes.
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