Originally Posted by dr wu23
Not sure why you are drawing such an erroneous conclusion from what I said about 'rednecks' (maybe it's a European lack of understanding Amercian culture..) , but regarding attitude it's not just a 'southern' mentality. It exists everywhere in the country though it has traditionally said to have been stronger in the south and south west.
But I have no problem with anti terrorist laws that target terrorists.
No one is going to arrest someone for having an anti govt opinion or they would have to arrest over half of the people. IMO that's paranoia ...and I am on the left myself and don't have that paranioa.
If you buy guns and start organizing groups and 'missions' then you will probably get in trouble. It's that simple.
People should not exaggerate it because of their conspiratorial poiltical mentality.
The United States has done an excellent job in exporting its culture. Here in the Netherlands I've been inundated with movies, documentaries, bestsellers by Clancy and Koontz etc. etc. and of course CNN showing the American Way of Life. Americans come here, and my extended family and aquaintances have worked and vacationed in your fine country, Wu. So I'm fairly aware of American culture. US politics is far more opaque even mystifying to me, I'm afraid.
But with my hyperbole I'm trying to draw your attention to the National Defense Authorization Act
[For Fiscal Year 2012] potentially targeting critical segments of your people, like 'rednecks' fantasizing about revolution, sympathizers with Islamic extremism, and anyone acting out belligerently against the government. To show exactly what I mean, here's the relevant wording from NDAA(H1540.654.6-18):
It goes without saying any active home-grown terrorist would fall within these terms, but what Professor Turley's and other expert legal commentary is about concerns the new inclusion into Covered Persons of "associated forces", subject to indefinite detention
, and once authorized assassination
too. AF's are according to Turley defined vaguely enough
to include sympathizers with terrorism, folks extremely critical of the US, and being a anti-war activist
Ron Paul style.