Sunday, May 17, 2009

“Rightwing Extremism” Policy Challenged in Court

In a recent post, I indicated that the appointment of Janet Napolitano was a reason why the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act are bad for Christians. While many conservatives supported these measures to combat terrorism, they are clearly violations of the 4th and 5th amendments which are now in fact being used against Christians. I didn’t specifically mention the “Rightwing Extremism” Policy which was recently instituted by Napolitano. An important development has now come to my attention regarding this. This is really serious.

Radio talkshow host Michael Savage, the Center for Bio-ethical Reform, its Execute Director Gregg Cunningham, and Iraq war veteran Kevin Murray have filed a lawsuit against Napolitano as well as Eric Holder, in their official capacities as Secretary of the DHS and Attorney General of the United States, respectively. The basis of the suit is that the “Rightwing Extremism” Policy unfairly targets those with particular views on various issues (including abortion, same-sex marriage, illegal immigration, and state and national sovereignty) by violating their 5th amendment right to equal protection under the law as well as the violation of the freedom of speech clause of the first amendment. They are even targeting war veterans just for being “disgruntled”. The “Rightwing Extremism” Policy explicitly states that one of its goals is deter “rightwing extremists” in various activities deemed dangerous by the Obama administration such as engaging in paramilitary exercises.

Click here to read the complaint. Please pray for the plaintiffs, their lawyer Robert J. Muise, and the rest of the Thomas More Law Center for their success in the case. Pray that they would conduct themselves in a respectful manner (Mr. Savage has a tendency to shoot off his mouth), that the hypocrisies of the Obama administration would be exposed (especially to Christians who still don’t get it). And above all, pray that God would be glorified in this matter.

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