Napolitano getting sued.....

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  1. Lori Mick

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    by Savage!





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    LAW OF THE LAND
    Savage sues Napolitano for targeting vets
    DHS report 'would have admiration of any current or past dictator'

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    Posted: April 17, 2009
    12:00 am Eastern


    By Bob Unruh
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily


    Radio talk show icon Michael Savage has teamed up with the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Mich., to file a lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

    "It is a civil rights action brought under the First and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution, challenging the policy, practice, and custom of the United States Government that targets for disfavored treatment those individuals and groups that are considered to be 'rightwing extremists,'" the complaint announced today said.

    The federal agency recently targeted those individuals in its report called "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."


    According to the federal government, members of the suspect group of people include those who:


    Oppose restrictions on firearms


    Oppose lax immigration


    Oppose the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship and the expansion of social programs


    Oppose continuation of free trade agreements


    Oppose same-sex marriage


    Have paranoia of foreign regimes


    Fear Communist regimes


    Oppose one world government


    Bemoan the decline of U.S. stature in the world


    Are upset with the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India
    The case seeks a declaration that the DHS policy violates the First and Fifth Amendments, a court order permanently enjoining the policy and its application to the plaintiffs' speech and other activities, and the award of reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.

    WND had reported earlier on the report and the reaction it has drawn, including just a day ago when the Law Center said it had submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the DHS, demanding to know why it calls Americans who oppose abortion, support the 2nd Amendment and dislike lax immigration "extremists."




    "This is not an intelligence report but a diatribe against those who oppose the policies of the Obama administration," Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel for the organization, said of the request.

    "It is a declaration of war against the American people and our constitution. It is a prelude to extreme gun control legislation and hate speech laws targeting Christian churches and others who oppose abortion and same sex marriage," he continued. "The federal government should be focusing its attention on the 35 radical Muslim compounds in the U.S. training its followers on how to kidnap and kill Americans."

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    Amy Kudwa, a spokeswoman for the DHS, said the agency as a matter of policy doesn't comment on pending litigation.

    The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of Savage, Gregg Cunningham of the pro-life Center for Bio-Ethical Reform and Iraqi War Marine veteran Kevin Murray.

    The federal agency's action "encourages law enforcement officers throughout the nation to target and report citizens to federal officials as suspicious rightwing extremists and potential terrorists because of their political beliefs."

    "The report even admits that the department has no specific information on any plans of violence by so-called 'rightwing extremists.' Rather, what they do have is the expression of political opinions by certain individuals and organizations that oppose the Obama administration’s policies, and this expression is protected speech under the First Amendment," Thompson said.

    "Janet Napolitano is lying to the American people when she says the report is not based on ideology or political beliefs. In fact, her report would have the admiration of any current or past dictator in the way it targets political opponents," he said.

    The action alleges the policy "is a tool of intimidation for federal, state, and local government officials. It provides a basis for government officials to abuse their positions of power to stifle political opinion and opposition."

    "Pursuant to the 'Rightwing Extremism Policy,' federal officias will work with state, local, tribal, and private sector entities to conduct surveillance and to gather information in order to deter the activities of those individuals and groups considered to be 'rightwing extremists,'" the case said.

    The agency's intention is to enforce the policy through "state and local fusion centers, which are local intelligence centers created by DHS to combat 'terrorism' and related activities that are deemed to be 'criminal,'" the case said.

    Napolitano, on a Fox News appearance today, backtracked a little, saying, "To the extent veterans read it as an accusation … an apology is owed."

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  2. Marlin T

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    This is good news to start off the day with, thanks for the heads up Lori.

    Go Michael go!
     

  3. Lori Mick

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    I think this is great news too! It's nice to read a couple of articles that don't turn my stomach first thing in the morning!

    And I truly believe the Tea Partys DID make a difference! And it started something Good!

    :D

    Honestly, I don't think an apology will be enough for all the vets AND all of us who apparently got put on their list because of our beliefs!
    They should all be ashamed for writing that thing!
    And apparently they never wanted anyone to know about it.... so God Bless the man who found it and released it! The true colors of our leaders are so evident and hopefully we are all on our way to stopping thier evil agenda!


    The July 4th Tea Party events are being planned now! I know I'll be going to one of them too! :D
     
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    Thanks Lori I reposted on my site.
     
  5. Lori Mick

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    Yes! Spread it around!
    This is great news and I can't wait to see the outcome!

    :D
     
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    I caught a little of his show yesterday. You gotta give him a thumbs up. :)



    Art
     
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    I can kinda see why Obama doesn't like guns.....:rolleyes:

    Almost all of his cabinet picks shoot HIM in the foot.....:D
     
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    Wow, I'm "guilty" of every single one of those:eek: PLUS, I own firearms, and I'm ex-military:eek::eek:

    *hears a knocking on the door and wonders who it could be...."Well hello there, Mister. Say, those are nice Ray-Bans and a nice black suit you're wearing." Gets shoved into a car with dark tented windows*:eek::eek::eek:

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  9. Lori Mick

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    I think over half of America believes in all or some of that list! It's clearly targeting the conservatives.... but I'm sure there are tons of Demorats that will make the list! A lot of them own guns too! And how many are Catholics Demorats who believe in pro-life? That list they have makes Most Americans guilty as charged. But the worst of all was targeting the Vets!
    :mad:
     
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    Hats off to Savage et al and Thomas More Law Center. Go get em.
     
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    The Libs will soon be pulled off the obama giddy they're on
    He is surrounded by a bunch of tin pot wannabees who will fry him from within.
    Pressure still needs stepping up though, across the board.
    Tea Parties got small mention in newspapers and dismissive mention on TV.
     
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    All Right Michael, you go dude, We got your 6 oclock

    Hey Lori, You know the Tea parties are working cause the media and the lefties first tryed to ignore it and then switched to trying to discredit them.

    Did You go to any? We had 2000 in Harrisburg in the pouring rain.
     
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    From the looks of the TEA parties, one would almost think that America is on the road to fighting back. Looks like not EVERYONE's an Obaminite. Maybe there's a glimmer of light on the horizon, what with all us extremists thinking the same thing. He, Bamo, has already spent more money than all the presidents combined. Maybe those extremists might have some power after all. Maybe they want to take back America, and keep their Rights. I think it was a mistake for those arrogant politicians to belittle the concerns of the common, average folks that are actually paying the bills. Has it even been a hundred days? Bamo's doing a lot to restart conservatism, calling us cowards, arrogant, and now extremists. TJ
     
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