The Southern Poverty Law Center, a leftist “civil rights” outfit that has been criticized and ridiculed from across the political spectrum, issued its latest “Intelligence Report” about the supposed threat posed by “Patriot” groups and other right-wing “extremists.” Employing its usual deceptive tactics in a transparent but failed effort to lump Christians and constitutionalists in with racists and terrorists, the SPLC claimed the number of “anti-government extremist” organizations had reached “record” levels — and that the increase was due in large part to the fact that President Obama is half black.
As usual, the increasingly discredited “mainstream” media — recent polls show more than 60 percent of Americans have little to no trust in the establishment press, and ratings continue to plummet — dutifully reported the SPLC rants. However, this year, perhaps alarmed at the dramatic plunge in their audience sizes and credibility, several major media outlets did offer some uncharacteristic balance in their articles while reporting on the SPLC’s latest fear-mongering campaign.
“Capping four years of explosive growth sparked by the election of America’s first black president and anger over the economy, the number of conspiracy-minded antigovernment ‘Patriot’ groups reached an all-time high of 1,360 in 2012, while the number of hard-core hate groups remained above 1,000,” claimed SPLC “Senior Fellow” Mark Potok in a statement about the group’s widely ridiculed findings. “As President Obama enters his second term with an agenda of gun control and immigration reform, the rage on the right is likely to intensify.”
According to Potok, a so-called “Patriot” group “generally believes that the federal government is conspiring to take Americans’ guns and destroy their liberties as it paves the way for a global ‘one-world government.’” Of course, as has been made clear on numerous occasions by top officials, including, for example, state governors and top U.S. lawmakers — even the SPLC admits that despite promising not to focus on firearms, Obama has since launched an attack on gun rights — the federal government really is assaulting fundamental liberties and gun rights. Indeed, it is happening out in the open.
The president and his disgraced attorney general have claimed, for example, that they can legally assassinate U.S. citizens without even charging them with a crime. The administration also purports to be able to use the military to detain Americans indefinitely under the NDAA without access to due process. Indeed, multiple unalienable rights enshrined in the Constitution have come under fierce assault from the Obama administration and its predecessors.
The brazen attack on the Second Amendment being led by Obama and some extremist Democrats, meanwhile, has been in the headlines for months. The president, posing with children as a propaganda stunt, has even been using unconstitutional so-called “executive orders” to advance his attack on gun rights. At the state level, the attack is advancing in some areas as well — this is all common knowledge.
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