Apparently, according to a new report on terrorism, my Government thinks that I may be a terrorist.
Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008 from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism classifies those of us that are "suspicious of centralized government authority" and "reverent of individual liberty" as "extreme right wing" terrorists.
Suspicious of centralized government authority? I seem to remember Thomas Jefferson as being not just suspicious but down right FRIGHTENED of a strong centralized Government. Ben Franklin, John Adams, and George Washington were all rather reverent of individual liberty.
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism was started with a grant from the US Government (specifically, Department of Homeland Security). However, they seem to have forgotten about the Founders of that Government.
Or are Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin and the other Founding Fathers all terrorist too?