Defense Department: American Founders, Pilgrims, Confederate Generals Extremists?

Posted by Tina

A Department of Defense training manual contains the following excerpt under a section titled, “Extreme Ideologies”:

“In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.”

What exactly is the intent here? What is this administration up to with this wording? Are they attempting to teach moral equivalency? Are they saying an extremist is an extremist is an extremist and none is more dangerous than another? Are they saying that the ideologies of Mao, Lenin, Hitler or Bin Laden were just like those of George Washington, John Adams, Robert E. Lee or William Bradford? Or are they saying any human being that doesn’t slavishly follow behind the superior leadership of President Obama (And whatever it is he represents) a dangerous extremist?

According to the report by Fox news the message is that anyone associated with groups (Tea Party) (Patriot) deemed extremist should not apply for military service:

The training guide warned that participation in groups that are regarded as extremist organizations is “incompatible with military service and is, therefore prohibited.”

This is social engineering taken to the level of overt discrimination. It echoes the administrations targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. They may not be hanging signs in recruiting station windows that say “Progressives only” but if the recruiters have been instructed to deny military service to anyone with such associations, this administration has created a condition for military service that is similar in outcome for conservatives as the conditions that existed for blacks in the Old South.

The Pentagon did not return calls asking for comment from FOX News. This is typical of an administration that is sheltered by the progressive media and that arrogantly operates as if it answers to no one.

I think the American people deserve an explanation. How about you?

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6 Responses to Defense Department: American Founders, Pilgrims, Confederate Generals Extremists?

  1. Gate says:

    But Obama wants to go into Syria to help the Taliban supported Rebels.

    For the first time in my life I stand behind Putin and Russia.

    This is not the country I wore the uniform for.

  2. Toby says:

    I am and Proud of it! #uck Obama and the Left!

  3. Peggy says:

    Sounds like the Obama agenda has moved out of the classroom where Common Core is teaching our kids the Boston Tea Party Patriots were terrorist. No one will be allowed to believe differently or think for themselves. It’s all about mind control and getting everyone to follow orders.

    Thankfully, there are thousands who are not falling for this BS. Mark Levin’s “Liberty Amendment” appears to be a huge success. It’s #1 on the NY Times Best Seller List and thousands showed up for his book signing. Check out the long line in the below video.

  4. Tina says:

    Peggy my husband got first dibs but I’ve heard a lot about Levin’s book.

    I have a feeling Glenn Harlan Reynolds may have read it too. Check out his article, “Stop privileges for government officials” where he takes up “Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution (which) prohibits the federal government from granting ‘titles of nobility,’ and Article I, Section 10 extends this prohibition to the states — one of the few provisions in the original Constitution to impose limits directly on states.”

  5. Peggy says:

    Tina, Mr. Reynolds is correct when he says we don’t bestow titles such as Duke, Barron, etc., but millions of people do live as if they have nobility status. The name only needs to be changed from public employees to Public Employees. Where in the private sector is an individual guaranteed to not be fired, and can continue to receive their pay and benefits while on administrative leave until they retire? And then they get to live off of a pension that includes the accrued service credits during that time for the rest of their lives. Nice deal for the elites no matter what they’re called.

    I’m getting the book too. We should start a book club.

  6. Chris says:

    We can’t know for sure how this lesson plan was actually delivered. It seems fair to me to describe the Founders as extremists, at least for their time. Their ideology was extreme. It was also right. Does anyone here really believe that the Department of Defense doesn’t like the Founding Fathers? Have conservatives really become that deluded?

    “…this administration has created a condition for military service that is similar in outcome for conservatives as the conditions that existed for blacks in the Old South.”

    Well, that answers my question. That is seriously sick and twisted. If you honestly believe conservatives are being treated like blacks in the Old South, your need to feel persecuted has reached a level so unhealthy that I believe you should seek therapy.

    Gate: “For the first time in my life I stand behind Putin and Russia.”

    Of course you do. Your hatred of gays far outweighs your love of free speech, which has always been a pretense anyway. If you actually believed in the Constitution you claim to have fought for–or, hell, even the teachings of Jesus Christ which you claim to preach from the pulpit–you’d have nothing but contempt for Putin’s human rights abuses, which actually are on par with Jim Crow laws.

    Peggy: “Sounds like the Obama agenda has moved out of the classroom where Common Core is teaching our kids the Boston Tea Party Patriots were terrorist.”

    No, the Common Core is not teaching our kids that the Boston Tea Party patriots were terrorists. The lesson in question provides a mock news report on the event, clearly written from the Redcoat perspective, that portrays it as a terrorist attack. Kids are then asked if they believe it meets the definition of a terrorist attack. Kids aren’t judged based on whether they think it is or isn’t, they just have to support their answer. It’s an *awesome* lesson plan, and could easily instill a sense of patriotism in kids. But the point isn’t to sway them to answer one way or another, the point is to get them to think critically and be able to approach a topic from multiple perspectives. I can see how that would be threatening to you, since you never learned to do that, and you are suspicious of people who are smarter than you. You also have a classic case of projection: you complain that liberals are trying to silence conservative voices and opinions, and that we are against free speech and opposing points of view…yet you complain about this lesson, which is all about stimulating kids to develop and support their own opinions and look at things from multiple perspectives. You’d rather they learned about the Boston Tea Party from only ONE perspective–yours.

    I believe the original Tea Partiers were heroes and patriots too. Most liberals do, contrary to the ugly caricatures conservatives have made up. But that doesn’t mean I think nobody should ever, ever question that position. You, apparently, do. Which one of us is devaluing free thought and diversity of opinion?

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