Welcome to the fringe! cont'd
As the anti-Second Amendment lynch mob swells around the nation, stoked by our overlords in DC and their toadies in the media, it's comforting to see cool-headed, objective reporting on the issue from Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center:
The League of the South, a white supremacist secessionist group based in Alabama, on Wednesday said that “the biggest threat is the U.S. government itself” and described the Obama administration as “a criminal regime.” “Those in positions of power who exceed the limits of lawful authority ought to be made to live in mortal fear of their transgressions,” league president Michael Hill said.Well, thank you for that, Mark. We couldn't ask for a more fair and unbiased report. (I have quoted the SPLC agitprop as it appeared on their site, EXCEPT where I inserted links to the actual party cited, instead of links to the SPLC's own jaundiced hit pieces.) Dr. Hill's last statement in that paragraph above mirrors Thomas Jefferson's own view about the proper relationship between the people and their government. So how that's supposed to prove Hill's or the League's "extremism" is puzzling. And as for the League viewing DC as "the biggest threat," we need to recall this statement from that notorious den of radical right opinion that calls itself "CNN":
Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.56%, eh? So once again, I wonder: Who's the real extremist? And who's reflecting the views of the Founders and the majority?