DOD Documents Suggest Colonists Were ‘Extremist’ for Fighting British Rule

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DOD Documents Suggest Colonists Were ‘Extremist' for Fighting British Rule
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)-  Department of Defense (DOD) teaching documents show that DOD educational materials describe conservative groups as “hate groups” and suggest the colonists who fought against British rule were “extremist.”

Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 8, 2013, in an attempt to see what impact the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has on government agencies.

Included in the documents is a Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute “student guide” titled “Extremism.”

The guide defines an extremist as a person “who advocates the use of force or violence, advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights.”

The SPLC has been clear in describing mainstream conservative groups as “hate groups,” and other resources listed by the DOD guide “[consider] any politically or socially conservative movement to be a potential hate group.”

In discussing “extremist ideologies and movements,” the DOD guide lists “the colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule” as an example.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton reacted to the guide by saying, “The Obama administration has a nasty habit of equating basic conservative values with terrorism. And now, in a document full of claptrap, its Defense Department suggests that the Founding Fathers, and many conservative Americans,” fit the bill as well.

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    Nozmo

    Well, then I stand with out founding fathers against a tyrannical government. Call me an extremist. Lets have a jihad, and let’s start with Obama.

    Disgusted
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    Will someone please put a stop to this bullshit??? It seems no one is representing us.
    The are making a new dictionary of their terms..They are all lies…We need to write our history once again as it really happened and live by it.

    Drik
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    I have a constitutional right to a republic. A government where the president does not , does not follow the Constitution, does not faithfully execute the laws of Congress, and where Congress does nothing about it is a government that has deprived me and 300 million other Americans of civil rights that we are entitled to. The American founders were nothing compared to that extremism. They are positively mainstream in comparison.

    Buck Crosby
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    Buck Crosby

    Yeah ! It is too bad there were no ” extremest Kenyens way back then , they may have gotten a taste of freedom long before the muslims and communists came along and nipped any chance of that happening in the bud .

    BillCa
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    BillCa

    Extremist? You bet. Extremist in my pursuit of liberty!

    “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” — Sen. Barry Goldwater

    John Harrold
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    John Harrold

    I stand with the founding fathers of America as an extreme patriot of America, and not the Communist run government, that is working hard to destroy everything that is America. We were founded with Christian ideals and we have strayed from that which made us strong. We must get back to our roots or lose all our rights. YOU will be slaves in this country doing what you are told, surviving on what they give you. Wake up to what bad government is doing to your freedoms.

    Leo Smith
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    Leo Smith

    I am an Extremist. According to our own DOD, because i was brought up Catholic, believe in a better government, and think liberalism has ruined our country, I am no better than the Taliban or Al-Qaeda. So be it. Come and get me Mother Fu**ers.

    Rob
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    Rob

    “…otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights.”

    Sounds like the people in government trying to deprive us of our right to self-defense…

    But we already knew they were extremists…

    Rob
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    Rob

    Well according to “…otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights.”, that makes Obama, Blomberg, Feinstein, Reid, etc. “Extremists”. But, we already knew that…