Love Liberty? DHS May Label You a Terror SuspectSubmitted by Dixie-Paleocon on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 14:18
According to a report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology’s Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences division, people with conservative or libertarian leanings fit the profile of an extreme right-wing domestic terrorist.
Rob Port of Say Anything Blog reports on the Department’s suspect methodology for defining domestic terrorism:
"The methodology doesn’t pass the smell test as it claims that “More than 2,600 terrorist events occurred in the United States between 1970 and 2008.” That’s an absurd amount of “terrorism” that breaks down to no fewer than 68 terrorist incidents per year nation wide, or about one incident every five days.
"Clearly, there are some serious problems with how they’re defining “terrorism” here. While I’m sure the crimes they track are quite serious, I don’t think most of us would consider incidents that common to be meeting the commonly understood definition of “terrorism.” It wouldn’t be surprising, of course, to learn that they’re setting the bar pretty low in order to inflate incidents to justify bigger security budgets."