West Point Warns . . . About "Civil Activism, Individual Freedoms, and Self-Gov't"!
The alert comes in a document "issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.," reports Rowan Scarborough at the Washington Times.
Title of the study: "Challengers From the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right."
The center -- part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers -- posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.
But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers "far right."
According to Scarborough, the report "says anti-federalists 'espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals' civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.'"
In addition, the report "draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent 'far right,' and describes liberals as 'future oriented' and conservatives as living in the past."
"If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero," says a GOP "congressional staffer who served in the military," according to Scarborough.
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