AMERICAN LEGION: An Open Letter to Homeland Security on ‘Rightwing Extremists’

By Findalis

Created in 1919, The American Legion has been on the forefront in the battle of rights for US Veterans and their families. The Legion has been responsible for passage of such notable bills such as: The GI Bill, which sent thousands of veterans returning home from World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam to college, helped millions of veterans buy affordable homes, start businesses, etc…

Needless to say, the American Legion is not, nor has it ever been, a terrorist organization. Until now and the Obama administration’s insistence that all groups on the right of their ideology are terror groups.

Dave Rehbein, the National Commander of the Legion disagrees:

Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

April 13, 2009

Dear Secretary Napolitano,

On behalf of the 2.6 million-member American Legion, I am stating my concern about your April 7 report, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence and Recruitment.”

First, I want to assure you that The American Legion has long shared your concern about white supremacist and anti-government groups. In 1923, when the Ku Klux Klan still yielded unspeakable influence in this country, The American Legion passed Resolution 407. It resolved, in part, “…we consider any individual, group of individuals or organizations, which creates, or fosters racial, religious or class strife among our people, or which takes into their own hands the enforcement of law, determination of guilt, or infliction of punishment, to be un-American, a menace to our liberties, and destructive to our fundamental law…”

The best that I can say about your recent report is that it is incomplete. The report states, without any statistical evidence, “The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”

The American Legion is well aware and horrified at the pain inflicted during the Oklahoma City bombing, but Timothy McVeigh was only one of more than 42 million veterans who have worn this nation’s uniform during wartime. To continue to use McVeigh as an example of the stereotypical “disgruntled military veteran” is as unfair as using Osama bin Laden as the sole example of Islam.

Your report states that “Rightwing extremists were concerned during the 1990s with the perception that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to work at significantly lower wages.” Secretary Napolitano, this is more than a perception to those who have lost their job. Would you categorize union members as “Right Wing extremists”?

In spite of this incomplete, and, I fear, politically-biased report, The American Legion and the Department of Homeland Security share many common and crucial interests, such as the Citizen Corps and disaster preparedness. Since you are a graduate of New Mexico Girls State, I trust that you are very familiar with The American Legion. I would be happy to meet with you at a time of mutual convenience to discuss issues such as border security and the war on terrorism. I think it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are.

Sincerely,

David K. Rehbein
National Commander
The American Legion

Dave Rehbein

It is too bad that these words will be falling on deaf ears. To the Obama Administration, any one who doesn’t fall in lock step behind him, must be eliminated, ridiculed and destroyed.

Well said Commander Rehbein, well said!
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"Our Country Is The Best"

Wall Street Journal

August 18, 2008; Page A14

 

Assorted TV commentators keep opining that the Olympics are all about the brotherhood of man, rather than national ambition or patriotism. But don’t tell that to the fanatically nationalist Chinese — or to Kobe Bryant, the NBA star who is playing with Team USA in Beijing.


In an interview Friday on NBC, the world’s most famous basketball player told Chris Collinsworth how he got “goosebumps” when he received his Olympics uniform. “I actually just looked at it for a while. I just held it there and I laid it across my bed and I just stared at it for a few minutes; just because as a kid growing up this is the ultimate, ultimate in basketball.” The Los Angeles Laker went on to call the U.S. “the greatest country in the world. It has given us so many great opportunities, and it’s just a sense of pride that you have; that you say, ‘You know what? Our country is the best.'”

Mr. Collinsworth seemed either startled or impressed by such sentiment, and asked, “Is that a cool thing to say in this day and age? That you love your country, and that you’re fighting for the red, white and blue? It seems sort of like a day gone by.”
To which Mr. Bryant replied: “No, it’s a cool thing for me to say. I feel great about it, and I’m not ashamed to say it. I mean, this is a tremendous honor.”
 
Cynics will claim that this is merely about marketing, with Mr. Bryant hoping to use the Games to burnish his public image. On the other hand, he and his rich teammates on the basketball squad are giving up their offseason to play for nothing save possible medals. Mr. Bryant has also been an enthusiastic spectator for other U.S. Olympians, waving the Stars and Stripes at various events.

To the kind of Americans who consider themselves primarily “citizens of the world,” nationalism at the Olympics is déclassé, even embarrassing. We’re with Kobe.
 

"Our Country Is The Best"

Wall Street Journal

August 18, 2008; Page A14

 

Assorted TV commentators keep opining that the Olympics are all about the brotherhood of man, rather than national ambition or patriotism. But don’t tell that to the fanatically nationalist Chinese — or to Kobe Bryant, the NBA star who is playing with Team USA in Beijing.


In an interview Friday on NBC, the world’s most famous basketball player told Chris Collinsworth how he got “goosebumps” when he received his Olympics uniform. “I actually just looked at it for a while. I just held it there and I laid it across my bed and I just stared at it for a few minutes; just because as a kid growing up this is the ultimate, ultimate in basketball.” The Los Angeles Laker went on to call the U.S. “the greatest country in the world. It has given us so many great opportunities, and it’s just a sense of pride that you have; that you say, ‘You know what? Our country is the best.'”

Mr. Collinsworth seemed either startled or impressed by such sentiment, and asked, “Is that a cool thing to say in this day and age? That you love your country, and that you’re fighting for the red, white and blue? It seems sort of like a day gone by.”
To which Mr. Bryant replied: “No, it’s a cool thing for me to say. I feel great about it, and I’m not ashamed to say it. I mean, this is a tremendous honor.”
 
Cynics will claim that this is merely about marketing, with Mr. Bryant hoping to use the Games to burnish his public image. On the other hand, he and his rich teammates on the basketball squad are giving up their offseason to play for nothing save possible medals. Mr. Bryant has also been an enthusiastic spectator for other U.S. Olympians, waving the Stars and Stripes at various events.

To the kind of Americans who consider themselves primarily “citizens of the world,” nationalism at the Olympics is déclassé, even embarrassing. We’re with Kobe.
 

How Patriotism Affects the NFL

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

The NFL proudly proclaims its patriotism. Are you ready for some football?

Start-off the season with this inspiring NFL-produced video: watch the crowds, the players, hear from the coaches and listen-in as the pilots plan their aerial tributes.

h/t to our friend Tow-Mass

NFL Networks Video.

War News: We Have Lost The War

~Snooper~

Well? This is the end. The mightiest military known to man has been defeated. All the funding. All the training. All the dedication. All for nothing. Well, perhaps not all for nothing but, to what end? Where do we go from here, pray tell? We have lost the war. Can this be for real? Is this the end of American Exceptionalism? What do we tell our children and our children’s children?

As losers of the war, when do we get the funding to rebuild our nation and from whom do we receive the dolling of funds? From whom do we seek restitution? When can we expect to see the humanitarian aid begin to roll onto our streets? Which Flag do we fly now? To whom do we swear allegiance? Will our conquerers be genteel, sweet and kind – or benevolent? Will they look upon us with mercy and help us to understand our evil ways? Or, will we be left to figure out our own way from here on out?

Will we be subjugated to tribal rivalry of marauding vipers? Will there be law and order? Will our children be safe from harm and immune from re-education camps? Will we be allowed to keep our children or will they be swept away from us to be seen or heard from no more? My God! My God! Why hast thou forsaken us?

Sounds pretty pathetic, does it not? If we stop for a moment and listen to the Socialists within our own government, does it not sound exactly as Ayman al-Zawahiri? From CNN:

“Where the American invasion stands now, after five years, is failure and defeat,” the voice on the tape — supposedly that of Ayman al-Zawahiri — said in the roughly 16-minute recording, which was posted Thursday on several militant Islamist Web sites. […]

From The Jawa Report via AFP:

al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri said that building Iraq as a “fortress of Islam” is the “most important duty” for Muslims, in an audio message released Thursday according to the SITE monitoring service… […]

Now, who does that remind you of? I already know the answer because I have written on this and talked about this on many a BTR episode, on my shows and others. Let us see how many of you out there know the answer. Name the politicians and other idiots and place a link in the comments section, if you will.

I have stated time and time again that I am not sure which party or parties are coaching and/or listening to whom or which one initiates the lessons in talking dulls. However, the message is clear…they talk the identical language. Know this…the terrorists – the enemy – speak the same language of the political leadership of the American Democrat Party as a whole and partially – at a minimum – of the American Republican Party. This cannot be denied although the socialist democrats of all manner of incidence try to shrug it off. They are treasonous. They are seditious. They are subversive. They are defeatists. They are cowards.

When our own politicians and news outlets and Leftinistra sluts and whores spout such inanities, does it not embolden the enemy and enable the enemy? Clearly, someone is listening and directing somebody here. I have never accepted the premise of coincidence. I reject the very idea of a coincidental. To me, coincidence does not exist. It is a cop-out and a cowards’ excuse to ignore specific facts. Don’t even try to convince me otherwise because it will fall on deaf ears.

Who was it that said, “The war is lost”? And, how many have agreed and repeated the mantra? Do you know? Do you care? Do you give a damn? The hint(s) are herein. And here. And here. And here. And, that is just the beginning. OK. One more hint. But that’s all, dammit. If you actually go read all of that material, I won’t see you for a week or more.

Contrary to the whining of the Leftinistra as they howl foul and devour each other as the identity politics of the weak spirited and emotional sycophants befalls them, we all know that the enemy strongly desires for the socialist democrats and republicans, as well as socialist independents, to have total and complete control of the federal government. Why? It is because the socialists are a weak bunch and cowardly and believe that the enemy can be talked to and appeasement is their game.

[I]f the liberals dominate and win, and are in power for four, eight years or more, they don’t take Islamofascism as a threat. And we know this because the Islamofascists are actually campaigning for the election of Democrats. Islamofascists from Ahmadinejad to al-Zawahiri, Oba – Osama bin Laden, whoever, are constantly issuing Democrat talking points. […]

That was Rush Limbaugh, the Founder of Operation Chaos.

/limbaugh-20080415-islamo.mp3

It isn’t a big secret. The enemy has often “warned” the American Leftinistra to fall in line and retreat from the war. Why the Leftinistra howl and whine about it is indeed a mystery. The similarities of the socialist democrat and the Jihadi scum terrorist are mirror images. I have written at length on this subject and it is “Rather” difficult to keep track of the nearly 6K pieces I have penned. I do believe that this one here will lead to several and the originating piece ruffled some Leftinistra feathers because I questioned then, as I do now, the Patriotism of the individuals, groups and organizations that speak the same language as the enemy – and do it openly – and then try to condemn those that expose it for what it is – TREASON. When one aids and abets – when one does render aid and comfort to the enemy – that is TREASON and there is no way around it. Hiding behind the United States Constitution to commit treason doesn’t negate the fact of the treason committed.

Does it?

If we only had leaders in this country that had a spine and moral fortitude to enforce it…

The problem that I see and have seen for years is this; to whom and to what are they “patriotic” to and towards?

Fox News reporting now:
MSLSD:
Jihad Watch:

War News: We Have Lost The War

~Snooper~

Well? This is the end. The mightiest military known to man has been defeated. All the funding. All the training. All the dedication. All for nothing. Well, perhaps not all for nothing but, to what end? Where do we go from here, pray tell? We have lost the war. Can this be for real? Is this the end of American Exceptionalism? What do we tell our children and our children’s children?

As losers of the war, when do we get the funding to rebuild our nation and from whom do we receive the dolling of funds? From whom do we seek restitution? When can we expect to see the humanitarian aid begin to roll onto our streets? Which Flag do we fly now? To whom do we swear allegiance? Will our conquerers be genteel, sweet and kind – or benevolent? Will they look upon us with mercy and help us to understand our evil ways? Or, will we be left to figure out our own way from here on out?

Will we be subjugated to tribal rivalry of marauding vipers? Will there be law and order? Will our children be safe from harm and immune from re-education camps? Will we be allowed to keep our children or will they be swept away from us to be seen or heard from no more? My God! My God! Why hast thou forsaken us?

Sounds pretty pathetic, does it not? If we stop for a moment and listen to the Socialists within our own government, does it not sound exactly as Ayman al-Zawahiri? From CNN:

“Where the American invasion stands now, after five years, is failure and defeat,” the voice on the tape — supposedly that of Ayman al-Zawahiri — said in the roughly 16-minute recording, which was posted Thursday on several militant Islamist Web sites. […]

From The Jawa Report via AFP:

al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri said that building Iraq as a “fortress of Islam” is the “most important duty” for Muslims, in an audio message released Thursday according to the SITE monitoring service… […]

Now, who does that remind you of? I already know the answer because I have written on this and talked about this on many a BTR episode, on my shows and others. Let us see how many of you out there know the answer. Name the politicians and other idiots and place a link in the comments section, if you will.

I have stated time and time again that I am not sure which party or parties are coaching and/or listening to whom or which one initiates the lessons in talking dulls. However, the message is clear…they talk the identical language. Know this…the terrorists – the enemy – speak the same language of the political leadership of the American Democrat Party as a whole and partially – at a minimum – of the American Republican Party. This cannot be denied although the socialist democrats of all manner of incidence try to shrug it off. They are treasonous. They are seditious. They are subversive. They are defeatists. They are cowards.

When our own politicians and news outlets and Leftinistra sluts and whores spout such inanities, does it not embolden the enemy and enable the enemy? Clearly, someone is listening and directing somebody here. I have never accepted the premise of coincidence. I reject the very idea of a coincidental. To me, coincidence does not exist. It is a cop-out and a cowards’ excuse to ignore specific facts. Don’t even try to convince me otherwise because it will fall on deaf ears.

Who was it that said, “The war is lost”? And, how many have agreed and repeated the mantra? Do you know? Do you care? Do you give a damn? The hint(s) are herein. And here. And here. And here. And, that is just the beginning. OK. One more hint. But that’s all, dammit. If you actually go read all of that material, I won’t see you for a week or more.

Contrary to the whining of the Leftinistra as they howl foul and devour each other as the identity politics of the weak spirited and emotional sycophants befalls them, we all know that the enemy strongly desires for the socialist democrats and republicans, as well as socialist independents, to have total and complete control of the federal government. Why? It is because the socialists are a weak bunch and cowardly and believe that the enemy can be talked to and appeasement is their game.

[I]f the liberals dominate and win, and are in power for four, eight years or more, they don’t take Islamofascism as a threat. And we know this because the Islamofascists are actually campaigning for the election of Democrats. Islamofascists from Ahmadinejad to al-Zawahiri, Oba – Osama bin Laden, whoever, are constantly issuing Democrat talking points. […]

That was Rush Limbaugh, the Founder of Operation Chaos.

/limbaugh-20080415-islamo.mp3

It isn’t a big secret. The enemy has often “warned” the American Leftinistra to fall in line and retreat from the war. Why the Leftinistra howl and whine about it is indeed a mystery. The similarities of the socialist democrat and the Jihadi scum terrorist are mirror images. I have written at length on this subject and it is “Rather” difficult to keep track of the nearly 6K pieces I have penned. I do believe that this one here will lead to several and the originating piece ruffled some Leftinistra feathers because I questioned then, as I do now, the Patriotism of the individuals, groups and organizations that speak the same language as the enemy – and do it openly – and then try to condemn those that expose it for what it is – TREASON. When one aids and abets – when one does render aid and comfort to the enemy – that is TREASON and there is no way around it. Hiding behind the United States Constitution to commit treason doesn’t negate the fact of the treason committed.

Does it?

If we only had leaders in this country that had a spine and moral fortitude to enforce it…

The problem that I see and have seen for years is this; to whom and to what are they “patriotic” to and towards?

Fox News reporting now:
MSLSD:
Jihad Watch:

Wonderful mystery guest lined up for Friday!

~Snooper~

Cyber Pastor and I were in DC last September on the South Lawn of the White House with Vets For Freedom when this Lady sang and it was beautiful.

She will be on our show this coming Friday – that’s tomorrow – singing a new song for our troops.

Who is She!?

<—- Do you know who this lady is? No????

Isn’t it amazing that she has performed for the President of the United States and you have never heard of her?

Just wait until you hear the story, words and music of this rising star!

Love your Country and the values that made her great? Your introduction to this lady will be love at first listen. That’s a promise! Click here for more information.