The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act which was passed in the House of Representatives is now heading to the Senate and is slated for passage.
The bill will assemble two bodies to identify and recommend methods of dealing with those who are too radicalized or deemed enemies of the state.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says that membership in hate filled fringe groups is on the rise – groups that advocate genocide and armed revolution. This is cause for very deep concern.
There are a growing number of Americans who advocate an armed and lethal force populace for the sole purpose of intimidating government - wishful thinking that this will prevent tyranny, and this bill is the government’s response. The bill passed the house by 400 to 6 – clearly the government is very concerned about America’s radicalization and people trying to intimidate them.
However, the term ‘enemies of the state’ is too vaguely defined and it is meant to be vague, it really means a multiple of ‘sins’ so to speak. We think we are above the description, but in reality we have become the enemy, not some off shore group of thugs which we have laws regarding now.
The bill is not pretext by Timothy McVeigh or 9/11; the bill is about us, we the people, as we are today –violent, polarized, and radicalized. In the last seven years, we have watched the bill of rights being systematically stripped and the certain amendments to the constitution effectively nullified.
From the calls of tax revolution to armed revolution which have reached the ears of our government, they are reacting with like in kind. There will be no turning back. To those who say it can’t happen here, I suggest you read about the erosion of our rights in these last seven years – and then answer your own question.
For those who advocate armed revolution, or arming on the pretext of revolution, may be in for a very rude awakening in the not so distant future. Those who call for arming Americana to prevent tyranny have already contributed to the success of this bill, and in so many ways, will watch what they fear most now befalling them.