Newsweek Trots Out Discredited SPLC Lawyer Mark Potok to Decry 'Patriot' Groups

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Why does the mainstream media keep trotting out the Boy Who Cried Right-Wing Terrorist?

    Better known as Mark Potok of the hard-left Southern Poverty Law Center, he has been trumpeted by a number of media outlets seeking to promote the notion that "right-wingers" are lurking behind every corner to overthrow the federal government.

    The fact that he is consistently wrong about, well, just about everything -- from the political views of the supposed right wingers to the supposedly violent nature of conservative groups to the mere presence of violent crime -- does not seem to dissuade Old Media from using him to smear conservatives.

    Potok's latest target for fear-mongering is a group called the Oathkeepers. The group consists of military veterans who pledge not to follow orders that would result in the violation of Americans' constitutional rights. I know, this is really radical, extremist, right-wing nutjob stuff.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/lachla...plc-lawyer-decry-patriot-groups#ixzz0nZrkpWOo
     
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    Say again? Which side you on? Should the military violate constitutional rights of our citizens? Some say that the government is sending the National Guard units over seas and keeping the regular army at home because the national guard are less likely to violate the rights of their neighbors than the regular army troops from Oregon are to violate the rights of people in Alabama.
     
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    "Some say" is usually a tip off that what follows is untrue.
     
  4. poncho

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    The answer may be found in my signature Rev.
     
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    >The group consists of military veterans who pledge not to follow orders that would result in the violation of Americans' constitutional rights.

    You all agree with this pledge? I do!
     
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    Me too! Guess we're extremists now.

    Don't know bout you all but I sure am glad George W. Bush and the neocons eviscerated the constitution and paved the way for Obama to label us "enemy combatants" and strip us of our citizenship so's we could all be held indefinately without charges and tried by secret military tribunals some where of the coast of never never land.

    Thank you G. Dubya and Carlyle Group.
     

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