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Obama and Rep. Mike McCaul Say You Could Be A “Violent Extremist”

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul

Who are these “violent extremists” President Obama and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill, such as House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul of Texas, keep talking about?

Are they actually Islamists, such as Yemeni native Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez who killed the four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee? Or are they Americans who support the right-to-life movement, Fourth Amendment property rights, the Second Amendment and strict constitutional limits on the size and scope of the federal government?

If you are President Obama and Congressman McCaul you apparently believe either or both are equal threats to constitutional government and need to be “countered” with new legislation that passed out of McCaul’s Homeland Security Committee on a voice vote no less.

McCaul’s bill would create a “countering violent extremism” office at the Department of Homeland Security, but who or what would be “countered” is not just undefined, Obama administration policy would make defining it in terms most Americans would deem appropriate to the threat of Islamism almost impossible.

And that’s the way Democrats on McCaul’s Committee and Muslim apologists want it.

Seamus Hughes, who recently left Obama's National Counterterrorism Center, and is now deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, "Islamist extremism is hardly the only form of extremism that poses a threat." Non-Islamist extremism needs to be aggressively addressed too, Hughes told ABC News’ James Gordon Meek.

Of course Meek doesn’t really need Seamus Hughes to tell him that; the Left-leaning Mr. Meek used to work for McCaul’s committee and knows well the Committee for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Islamist front groups operating in America.

Their goal is to make our counter terrorism strategy not one of countering Islam ad Islamism, but countering anyone who objects to Obama administration policy.

These are the same guys at the Department of Homeland Security who classified returning veterans of the Middle East wars potential “rightwing violent extremists.”

Last year in the wake of President Obama’s speech about his belated plan to confront the national security threat posed by the rise of the Islamic State, then-Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new program “to bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to counter violent extremism.”

Except nowhere in the announcement could you find the words Islamic, Islamist, Muslim, jihadi or any other term that might give you the slightest idea who these violent extremists might be.

To be fair, Holder did mention ISIL, Syria, Iraq and the 13th anniversary of 9/11, but nowhere was any word used that directly associates these events with radical Islam or Muslim culture as the proximate cause of the need for the program.

What’s more Holder said that the Department of Justice “will along with our interagency affiliates, we will work closely with community representatives to develop comprehensive local strategies, to raise awareness about important issues, to share information on best practices, and to expand and improve training in every area of the country.”

It is exactly these “community representatives,” such as the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), that have demanded that the American government scrub any mention or use of the words Islamic, Islamist, Muslim, jihadi or any other association with Islam from Pentagon and law enforcement training programs as “Islamophobic.”

Back in 2009 the Department of Homeland Security issued an “intelligence assessment”, really more of a political broadside, arguing that “rightwing extremism,” defined by then-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to include groups opposed to abortion and open immigration and infamously even returning veterans as among terrorist risks to the U.S.

The report was so outrageous that Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, then-chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and the top House Democrat with oversight of the Department of Homeland Security said in a letter to Ms. Napolitano that he was “dumbfounded” that such a report would be issued. Mr. Thompson stood tall in 2009, but might be changing his tune now as he seemed to (at least according to ABC News) lump together Islamism and “white supremacy extremism” as equal threats.

Interestingly, the language used in McCaul’s recent hearing on his “countering violent extremism” bill was strikingly similar to that used in Holder’s 2014 announcement and the 2009 report that said the federal government “will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months” to gather information on “rightwing extremist activity in the United States.”

And now House Homeland Security Committee Chairman McCaul, and the rest of the Republicans on the Committee have taken this bait, hook, line and sinker.

Something is bizarrely wrong in our government, as it is being run by President Obama and Chairman McCaul if returning vets and groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority and citizens who oppose abortion can be named as terrorists, but the words Islamic, Islamist, Muslim, jihadi cannot be used in a program to “counter violent extremism.”

President Obama and Congressman McCaul have all too willingly embraced a foolish, perhaps fatal, politically correct description of who the enemy is in this war radical Islamists have declared on us; and it is not returning American veterans of the wars to defend their country against Islamism.

We urge CHQ readers to call Mike McCaul, Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican Whip Steve Scalise and tell them you oppose H.R. 2899, McCaul’s bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize an Office for Countering Violent Extremism.

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Until we have new Republican leadership

in ALL top positions, America is doomed!

I sincerely believe there is only one reason why both Houses of Congress have ignored the majority status we voted in for them in November 2014. Until we have leaders with clean records so there is no fear of a Petraeus moment, we will have toothless tigers in charge...offering no resistance whatsoever to the takeover of our beloved country.

I urge the leaders to step down now with their honor somewhat intact. Allow strong values to once again take precedence over personal gain/reputation. We MUST not let this spineless leadership continue to cooperate in the destruction of America.

Calls to House Leaders

I pose this sincere and honest question to Mr. Viguerie or his staff and would ask for answers so I can better understand. Because right now I don't! At the end of this article you urged people to call Rep. McCaul and the House leadership to tell them to oppose H.R. 2899.

My first question is why would McCaul oppose a bill he sponsored (wrote?) Next, do you honestly believe calls to those individuals change anything? First, will their staffs even pass on the descent? and even if they do, how could it possibly make a difference?

They will do what Boehner says. Did phone calls change anything about obamacare? amnesty? Budget?

I truly understand the need for good people to get and be involved, but I also understand the concept of 'exercises in futility,' and 'spitting into the wind.' Since the 'glorious' 2014 victory, the House leadership has done nothing but scuttle and and all efforts to move or enact any true conservative initiative.

I truly am NOT trying to undermine your efforts, I'm honestly trying to understand the utility of doing this. If those efforts (calls) could somehow persuade them to change their minds, please teach me how.

I would gladly welcome an 'offline' answer. You have my email address.

Thank you.

Calls to House LeadersTo

American Patriot:

The Last two presidential elections should have the electorate noticing that we are the silent majority, not the screaming minority!
When Mr. Rommeny said Russia was our greatest geo-political threat and Obama came back with,hey Mitt the 1980s called, they want their foreign policy back! What happened? The audience laughed, and Mitt said NOTHING! He put on a sheepish little boy polite smile. When that punk "barry O" (NOTE: lower case b just like in boy), started talking tough to Mitt,I thought he was going to cry! My heart felt like it dropped to the floor. I knew when I saw that mousey look on Mitt's face the election was over and we had lost.
We can't afford another loss to these Commies that have taken over the Democratic party. If we lose again, we all will be rounded up and sent to re-education camps, unless we run to Canada.

P.S. Bet Barry gives "Gitmo" to Raul, before he leaves office, then Putin will have what they always wanted, a warm weather western navel port, then on to rule the Gulf and Caribbean.

Thank You, and please pray for America.

Reply to a fair question

AmericanPatriot asks why we urge CHQ readers to call Congress and especially Congressman McCaul and urge them to oppose the Homeland Security Committee's bill on "countering violent extremism." Saying in part "I'm honestly trying to understand the utility of doing this. If those efforts (calls) could somehow persuade them to change their minds, please teach me how."

Our view is that even if we don't win every battle -- or any of the recent battles -- grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives should never give up exercising their constitutional right to petition their government. Further, when readers call their Congressman and Senators and don't get satisfaction they may be motivated to further action: working for or donating to a cause or candidate who WILL stand for constitutional conservative principles or even becoming a candidate themselves. We understand AmericanPatriot's frustration, but we are not ready to give up on America, and we hope our CHQ readers aren't either.

Obama / Rep. McCaul / Violent Extremist

NO SURPRISE.
"Barry O" : child hood mentor a communist, father a commie and Muslim, attended Muslim school,Rev. Wright "Obama had no interest in becoming a Christian" while a member of Wright's AME Church, see grand parent's connection to "The Little Red Church", reset button with Russia (then they invade Crimea and support Ukrainian rebels, targeting of western Europe if we defend against N.Korean or Iranian Missile threat), Giving Alaskan Island to Russia, normalization of relations with commie Cuba,bad deal with Iran and takes deal to U.N. to go around congress,Lies about 24/7 inspections, rumored giving away of "GITMO", allowing thousands of illegal's entry into U.S. and refusing to enforce immigration laws, refusal to acknowledge Islams goal to convert kill or tax every one on the planet that is not Muslim or refuses to convert,commuting the sentences of thousands of non-violent criminals,refusal to call REAL violent extremist's as such,policies that have put more children into poverty(up 4% since 2008) while raising debt to 18 trillion dollars.
Communists have killed more people then any form of government. Does this seem extreme and violent? Anti-American treachery!
I;m a vet defend a woman's choice although I myself am pro life, Christian patriot, member of American Legion and V.F.W. O.M.G. does he think I'm an extremist?
NEWS ALERT!!! Obama orders flags at half staff and makes tough talk in front of V.F.W.members and demands Iran release all American hostages and wrongly imprisoned Americans. 1400 hours 07/21/2015