There may actually have been commies in the State Department, but what the Senator accomplished in the long run was discrediting his sort of pogrom against people who don't toe the party line.
I sincerely hope that what I see brewing in Homeland Security and the Obama administration isn't a replay of the 'good old days' of McCarthyism: this time with pro-life people, American veterans, supporters of Ron Paul, and other dangerous radicals in the cross hairs.
I've posted about this before. What's new today is that another blogger's post (Tim Burke, in Salvation Is an Adventure) contains a link to the latest disturbing document from Homeland Security programs: "(U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."
The link appears in "Right Wing Extremism" (Salvation is an Adventure (April 19, 2009)): a blog which I've added to the blogroll.
I'm taking the liberty of quoting parts of the last paragraph of that post:
"...In the event that the federal government does indeed decide to try to silence us, what are we, as Christians to do? We are to do what Peter and John did when they were brought before the Sanhedrin in Acts Chapter 4. ... It is impossible for us, as Christians, to deny our faith and our beliefs. We must stand up! We must make our voices known. We must band together as the disciples did in the early Church and proclaim from the message of the Lord from the rooftops. Christ said we would be persecuted. It is all a part of the adventure of salvation. BRING IT ON!"I would much rather not "bring it on." On the other hand, If I must choose, I would much rather be in trouble with the awesome might of the United States Supreme Court, The entire legislative branch, and both houses of Congress, than with the Father of Jesus of Nazareth.
(Salvation Is an Adventure)
- "Religious Symbols Verboten! 'IHS' Verboten! - Rules for Leader's Appearance at Georgetown"
(April 16, 2009)
- "Homeland Security Report: American Veterans are Potential Terrorists - I am Not Making This Up"
Another War-on-Terror Blog (April 15, 2009)
- "Pro-Life? You May be a Dangerous Domestic Terrorist! MIAC Says So"
(March 23, 2009)