Well now, sounds like the fox is in the hen house....
It's only going to get worse!Lock and load.BobIII
You got it!
Colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule(?)Like the President's daddy?
Does any one else see the disconnect here between the public and Federal government here? With the general public, there is the constant "Support our troops' theme, with PSAs, bumper stickers and signs, as well as a variety of stores offering a military discount to those who wore the uniform. Next we have military veterans, who at the time of their military service were/are federal employees, being labeled by a different federal agency as "violent extremists" for doing the job their government paid them and wanted them to do! And this is a very board blanket as well. Your returning war veteran could have been a front line infantry troop, or she could have been logistical type who made sure all the needed parts and supplies arrived on time where needed. Or maybe he was a guy who fixed and kept the vehicles running? It does not matter, if you are a returning vet, you must be viewed as a violent extremist. Certain terms have been so over used as to have lost their objective meaning, but still retain their emotional impact. Consider the term, "terrorist", it has been used and miss-used, from a mass murdering suicide car bomber, to a grade school children who brings to school a cup cake with a plastic soldier on it. Some are calling the NRA, an organization that has been in existence for over 100 years, and who promotes firearm safety, a terrorist organization. Notice too the perversion of the phrase "antigovernment". How is one a "violent extremist" by advocating that certain matters are best left to state and local control? Just because you opine that some is not for the federal government to become involved in does NOT make you an anarchist. Do that is being totally dishonest, with the mean and intent of the word.
If you aren't on a government watch list by now, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Hear! Hear! Should be on numerable. :)