The Most Dangerous Terrorists the United States Faces? Conservatives

teaparty-terroristsThe Republican party (and more specifically conservatives) are some of the most vile, hypocritical people in this country today.

These “southern conservatives,” throughout our American history, have stood for some of the most disgusting beliefs our nation has ever held.

And it’s a little ironic how most people will say something like Islamic radicals, when conservatives are often also driven by a warped delusion about their religion just like those Islamic radicals.

They defended slavery, opposed giving women the right to vote, opposed desegregation, interracial marriage, the Civil Rights Act and now they oppose equal rights for homosexuals.

People who claim to be “true patriots for a Constitutional America” are always on the wrong side of history.  I’ve still never quite understood how seceding from the United States (as these southern states did) makes you a “patriot.”  Well, that’s because it doesn’t – it makes you a terrorist.

Heck, it’s 2014 and still you get talk within these southern states of secession whenever they don’t get their way.

These people hate about half of all Americans (liberals), they even hate many of their “own kind” (R.I.N.O’s – Republican In Name Only).

The Republican party (the party they support) have held our economy hostage to undermine a president; nearly pushed our country to the point of default (for the first time in history); done everything they possibly could to sabotage a health care law (with several Republicans even admitting to it); shut down our government; cut food stamps for children living in poverty and now applaud the strength of a Russian dictator while attacking our very own president.

Exactly how are these people “Constitutional patriots”?  Any time our Constitution protects rights for people they don’t believe should have them, they have no problem doing everything they can to violate those rights.

Whenever bad economic news comes out, they almost fall over themselves trying to bash the president.  I never was a fan of George W. Bush, but I never openly rooted for his failure because I knew if he failed – we all failed. But that doesn’t stop conservatives from openly rooting for President Obama to fail.

When you look at our nation’s history, and its present, conservatives continue to be the most dangerous terrorist group we face.

So now, instead of focusing on how we can make this country better, we’re trying to convince millions of people that the overwhelming evidence that supports climate change is real and homosexuals deserve the same rights as every other American.  That you don’t fix an economy by supporting economic policies which make rich people richer and poor people poorer.

But continually in this country we’re not left battling some Islamic group, some Russian power or some other evil international group out to destroy the United States – we’re stuck fighting conservatives who seem determined (and control one of the two largest political parties in this country) to ruin this nation.

Though you don’t have to believe me, you just have to look at our history.  Slavery, denying a woman’s right to vote, segregation, bans on interracial marriage, opposition to civil rights – conservatives were the enemy in every one of those battles.

So, when someone poses the question to me, “Who’s the most dangerous terrorist group we face”?  To me, it’s conservatives.  Because while Islamic terrorists might try to take us down, conservatives have been continuously trying to do it for over 150 years.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jonny Hull

    As a proud Southerner I should be infuriated by this article but the opposite is the case. I find the points made to be poignant, factual and based in reality. I dislike calling any of my fellow Americans terrorists. Many times I have called these people traitors because that is what I see them as. I am a Veteran and at the time of my service our Commander in Chief was R.M. Nixon. I despised that man and viewed him as evil personified because he was a crook in my eyes and history has validated my opinion. I’m not too crazy about our current President but I trust him and I believe he will be remembered as one of the best Presidents the U.S. has ever had. Despite unprecedented, open hostility toward the man and his family and traitorous behavior by Congress he has managed to bring our Nation back from the total ruination made possible by his predecessor and his political cronies and President Obama has done more for the American people than perhaps even FDR. I hope and pray that in 2016 the people of America have the good sense to elect a new President who will strive to continue the policies set in place by Mr. Obama and lead the United States toward once more being the best Country on this Planet.

  • raypc800

    This is for those of you that do not agree with calling these people Domestic Terrorists.

    Patriot Act SEC. 802. DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

    (a) DOMESTIC TERRORISM DEFINED- Section 2331 of title 18, United States Code, is amended: (1) in paragraph (1)(B)(iii), by striking `by assassination or kidnapping’ and inserting `by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping’; (2) in paragraph (3), by striking `and’; (3) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting `; and’; and (4) by adding at the end the following: `(5) the term `domestic terrorism’ means activities that– `(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; `(B) appear to be intended– `(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; `(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or `(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and `(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.’. (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 3077(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: `(1) `act of terrorism’ means an act of domestic or international terrorism as defined in section 2331;’

    Seems very clear that GOP Conservatives fit in here nicely.

    • GestapoKitteh

      “to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion:
      Wouldn’t that also cover the Occupy Wall Street movement?

      • raypc800

        I am sure that the Federal Government felt threaten and intimidated by unarmed citizens protesting ( they were practicing a peaceful protest), covered by 1st Amendment . There is a major difference when you add guns and pointing them at federal agents that is not demonstrating that is threatening. If you can not recognize the difference that is your problem no where does the 2nd Amendment authorize pointing weapons at government representatives. Check history of George Washington and read how he reacted to armed individuals acting like modern day Tea partiers

  • Edward Krebbs

    Am I the only one that remembers near the end of his term, the GWB admin put out a report on how homegrown terrorists were the biggest danger – and the report got promptly buried?

    Who wants to walk down the street waving a firearm ?

    Remember that the OK city bomber was associated / trained with a certain “Church” in Missouri. Also with paramilitary connections with groups of “true patriots.”

    Who is talking about an armed revolution against the country ? (Yet VERY ironically, laughs at Occupy Wall St.).

    • Ramona Levoy

      Maybe the next time you walk down the street you could loose a leg or a child by real terrorists that you MORONS seem to forget all about and quickly I might ad. Maybe you wouldn’t hurt yourself thinking so much!

      • Ramona Levoy

        Do more homework Edward…Your shooters, bombers and radicals that murder are mostly registered progressive Democrats. Oh how many here own a pool…do you know they kill more children each year…next to that is poisoning. Where is the outrage for those children with negligent parents? When they come in your house and tell you where to put the bleach…you might think twice about being a communist!

      • cjmarley

        You know…I keep asking all the conservatives making the claim that these deviants are registered democrats to show me some cold, hard proof. None have yet. But honestly…I don’t give a crap what someone is registered as. I could go out and register as a republican without being one.

      • Ramona Levoy

        …and we are your Bitch? Go look it up yourself if your so free willing to defend it? I did…I don’t state bullshit and nonsense I don’t know…I just want you progressive a-holes to stop mandating my life with rules & regulations unreasonable to live by. Grow up and take responsibility for yourself and stop blaming others for your shortcomings..Move on my friend, move on! nothing to see here!

      • George Nestico

        OOO Yet another KoKo for CoCo puff giddy up Yahoo

        Romona everything you have stated is nothing but BS & Faux Talking points no facts, if you had had facts you would post them, Here is a fact for you though Obama has done more to move this country forward (despite 450 plus filibusters) in the five years he’;s Been President, than the last 5 Repubs have done in all there years combined, So tell me Ellie Mae !!! what has the Tea publicans ever done to move this country forward or make your life better, never in their history have they ever balanced a budget never, these are facts Ellie Mae not the BS you throw and hope it sticks I would suggest that you fill your tub with water stick your head under three times, and pull it out twice, that is assuming you can pull it out of your ass.

      • Ramona Levoy

        Time for your sheep sheering Jethro…get in line with the rest of you morons that can’t see the forest past the trees. I hope your children enjoy that new LOLAL” (or whatever it is they call it) Muslim food in the school lunches in New York that are on it’s way. I had more faith in New Yorkers and New Yorkers in fact to be less inept to see what is really going on…Especially with 911 in your own backyard…guess not! You would rather attack your fellow American and name call than to see that your President is the #1 bigot in this country and hates whites (I voted for that a-hole on both elections and I have much regret about it) and the fact that I voted for him twice makes me feel utter shame for being so blind not to see that I voted for a Racist Muslim whom I believe is the worst thing to ever happen to this country. Muslim’s are evil pigs that are not peaceful and want to dominate this country…not join us DOMINATE! Open your eyes before the wool completely covers your whole face. And take that name calling stick out of your ass…or do you like it in there?

      • pamelina

        >>.I don’t state bullshit and nonsense I don’t know.<<
        Then where's the evidence? If you know it, show it.

      • Connie Kuramoto

        Progressive holes controlling your life? You are misled. It is the corporations that control your life. The government has a job to protect people from harm either domestic or foreign. I dont think they are doing enough to protect against domestic harm.

      • Jacqueline

        That is just another Republican lie! Any and every whacked out nut who has committed mass murder and tragedy is a registered Republican. Every. Single. One. That’s all u whacks know how to do – discriminating bigots who kill for fun. American jihadis. A pool? Poisoning? What about the thousands dying from starvation and lack of medical care. You Republicans ain’t got no learning! Just because you keep repeating a lie doesn’t make it the truth.

  • MLR

    Allen, you are exactly right and while some people may have a problem with your article calling fellow Americans terrorists, sometimes you have to call it what it is. Conservatives certainly don’t have a problem offending and constantly working to undermine their fellow Americans, including the President of the U.S. I’ll be honest when I say I don’t understand conservatives. They say they are for “freedom” but they want big government in our bedrooms. They are against contraceptives of any kind but have no problem cutting programs like Head start, Food Stamps, HUD and WIC, all programs that mostly benefit families with small children. They say they are “pro-life” but have no problem with the death penalty. They say they are “fiscally conservative” but have no problem with Darrell Issa’s witch hunt which has cost millions of taxpayer money or Ted Cruz’s government shutdown which cost us billions of dollars. I could go on and on but this is supposed to be just a comment in the comments section. But I have no problem calling out these people for what they really are and I think they ARE terrorists.

    • Ramona Levoy

      While your calling your neighbor a terrorist we uphold your right to do so. It’s America you have the right to say it. God Bless you…However, I would think your progressive attitude would be better served stopping the real “Murdering Terrorists” that us our tax dollars to set-up hide away shelters called a Mosk’s only to group together and conspire to kill more of your neighbors. If you think for one minute they are not your foe you only lying to yourself…just saying…

      • Andy Kinnard

        big·ot [big-uht] Show IPA
        noun
        a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion. Just saying.

      • Bil Wood

        What is a “Mosk’s”?, Also judging by grammar and the inability to spell a word that has been splashed all over the TV plenty of times. I might suggest you spend less time in Church, the range and watching FOX News and perhaps take in some continuing education… Maybe get your GED or take some college level remedial English courses. Just saying…

      • MammaDukes

        No one likes the grammar police. Your just a troll that runs around correcting everyone to fulfill your own sad state of affairs ego! Go pick on someone you perceive as your own size…idiot!

      • Bil Wood

        Way to dodge that question… FOX News has taught you well… well everything but that whole spelling thing…
        BTW nice ad hominem attack you guanophrenic honyak clagnut.

  • roe

    Good assessment. Any comments or posts advocating violence as a reaction to opponents have always been made by right-wingers. I’ve yet to witness a liberal or progressive state they were going to “grab their gun” and go out and bag themselves a tea-partier!

    • Ramona Levoy

      No your just going to push laws that make it next to impossible to live in a free country. The next time your advocating your abortions of which murder 1000’s of unborn babies a day, take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself how “violent” a process is sucking a live baby out of the womb to please your progressive life? Freedom you say…for who only you? Ok ROE you advocate murder in the womb which makes you a more than violent individual!

      • roe

        Ramona, here’s a good rule of thumb: when you hit “reply” it should be an actual reply to a comment, however given that you don’t have a grasp of spelling, grammar, or sentence structure I’m not surprised your reply cites a subject not mentioned in my comment. I DID NOT post anything about abortion, but since you did, lets go there. While you right-wing conservative, so-called “pro-lifers” (usually men who can’t get pregnant) have a zeal for protecting “unborn babies”, you have NO problem bombing women’s health clinics and murdering doctors, i.e. domestic terrorism! Once the “saved” babies are born, that’s where you not only wash your hands (how many unwanted children have YOU adopted?), but you help ensure they may not make it through childhood by advocating cuts to health care and food stamps. See the hypocrisy yet?

      • MammaDukes

        another troll running around correcting people stating simple opinions and hating the fact I have the right to do it any way I please! If too much to understand it then don’t respond…always an Ass in the room

  • Matthew Reece

    The most dangerous terrorist group we face is the United States federal government, and it has been since its inception.

  • AlfredLehmberg

    Worse than terrorists because they masquerade so fervidly as patriots… …but they would allow a theocracy, promote an oligarchy and destroy the Republic of our parents with the imposition of Christian nonsense and the more strident imposition of Class… can you spell af-fluenza?

  • Jesse Jetty

    Just to clean a few things up; it was actually democrats that opposed the abolition of slavery (Lincoln was a Republican). They also fought vigorously against desegregation and it was Al Gore’s father who stood on the Senate floor with Senator Byrd to filibuster the civil rights act.

    • cjmarley

      If you learned a little more about political history you’d know that the republicans of Lincoln’s time were actually liberals and democrats conservatives. The parties changed in ideologies over a course of time making neither one resemble what they were back then.

  • Cani Lupine

    Don’t lump all Patriots in with the Teabaggers. I’m a proud Constitutional patriot, and don’t associate with the Tea Party or the Republican Party. I’m non-affiliated, but lean Libertarian.

  • Ramona Levoy

    Are they bombing Gay bars? Are they bombing buildings full of innocent children and people to get their point across? Are they using U.S. Tax dollars to set up shop to conspire against other Americans who don’t fully agree with their theories….No they are NOT…they are Americans speaking their mind as it is their American Right to do so. You Progressive Nit Wits are taking freedoms away on a daily basis with these constant mandates and laws…for my own good! Then claim it’s all for the good of the children, but isn’t that what Hitler and Stalin said? Communist talk above and will be the ruin of this country.

    • cjmarley

      How different is it than the TP’s comparing Obama to Hitler? Has he sent a whole segment of society to concentration camps? Or gas chambers? No. Terrorists don’t have to be just the ones that blow things up. There are cyber terrorists, political terrorists, and so on. But our neighbors are free to speak their minds all they like. But they need to stay the hell out of MY rights which they have no qualms about taking away in the name of religious beliefs.

      • Ramona Levoy

        Clueless….plain & simple! sheep be herding in this venue for sure!

      • Ramona Levoy

        No he uses children as a weapon in the media…much like Hitler! If you think Sandy Hook is a real shooting we might as well just sheer you right now! Rights? What rights do we take from you, utterly obsurd? If your parishioners are having sex out of marriage you must not have that great a church. I believe that if all the churches especially the Catholic church paid taxes there would be no deficit in our country. Catholics are capitalists all day long and should be taxed accordingly!

      • annicka

        “If you think Sandy Hook is a real shooting we might as well just sheer you right now!” That is just simply an odd statement.

        And what kind of word is “obsurd”? Is that German?

        We are a democratic society. WE are the government. Live it or leave it. Simple minded people like you do not understand how Regulations are typically created, which are usually due to complaints made by a person or a group.

        You are just fucking simply insane.

      • Ramona Levoy

        I fully understand how regulations are made …Sandy Hook shooting and others set the stage to create fear to get people to actually believe that taking honest citizens rights away will prevent shootings from ever happening again, how utterly ridiculous. I understand it completely…I don’t think you do. Insanity is doing or watching the same thing happen over and over again and expecting a different result. It is an intelligent person that learns from others mistakes…read your history! …all you progressives do is name call? We can all do that but I won’t lower myself to your idiotic standards.

      • MammaDukes

        Annicka I remember you…how did you like that naked pic of your little girl being pulled down by facebook at my request. Pretty simple to do those dumb things these days isn’t it? I did it to prove a point to you…it obviously didn’t sink in. If all you can do is name call & correct my grammar,..then you need a life! And I’m the farthest thing from a communist or sheep! This entire thread has gone off course and point…as they always do.

      • annicka

        A comment from 7 months ago? wow, lol…..you are insane….a naked pic of my little girl? Wait, what? You have the wrong person mixed up with some strange story. You definitely don’t know who I am, you fucking wierdo

  • Ramona Levoy

    The funny part is…Those Tea Partiers are fighting for this very group regardless of your beliefs. Because we believe in the constitution that we are a free people….OUR PEOPLE!!!

  • lorece

    THIS ARTICLE IS NOTHING BUT LIES. As a Tea Party member, I see this article as blatantly false as most of the liars in charge of leading our country. Since 2009 – we did NOT defend slavery, oppose giving women the right to vote, oppose desegregation, blah, blah, blah! “The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that is primarily known for advocating a reduction in the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit by reducing U.S. government spending and taxes. The movement has been called partly conservative, partly libertarian,and partly populist. It has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009.” (WIKIPEDIA pretty much explains it.)

    • George Nestico

      LMFAO !!! BS you didn’t even exist until the Black man became president, better than half of those claiming to be Tea Party Members are racists and are affiliated with hate groups, where were you so called protesters of rights when Bush and Cheney pushed the patriots act through while America was sleeping, you don’t give two shits about the Constitution, budgets,deficits, if that were the case you would have come to light during the Bush Gore debark o, funny how it’s Tea Party Govs, who are 1 busting Unions, 2 suppressing the vote, 3 gerrymandering their states, costing the Tax payers billions in shutting down the gov, repealing Obama Cares 51 times, Benghazi & IRS non-scandals, And you use WIKIPEDA as a reference your a fucking IDIOT.

    • Ramona Levoy

      Bunch of complete morons that do nothing but name call!!! Im with you Lorece! So blind with wool over their eyes they can’t see the forest past the trees… We should start a man pocketbook line for the so called men in this progressive group>

  • Terri Pastorelli

    I just had this conversation with a Tea Party Conservative co-worker yesterday. He refuses to understand or accept it though. I believe that’s a trait shared by most of the members of the Conservative party.

  • fairmont66

    America’s biggest terrorist threat is white supremacy!

    • Ramona Levoy

      seriously? Our own President is the biggest racist/bigot going! I voted for him twice…totally feel shame for betraying my country! He hates white people and our country…!

    • MammaDukes

      ok this one is WAY OFF HIS ROCKER…

      • fairmont66

        Right wing terrorism is true threat till this country if U don’t believe look up the report by Homeland Security or are they off their rocker as well. PS that report was done during Bush Presidency not Obama’s! and before you get cute white supremacy is right wing terrorism!

      • MammaDukes

        Get off the plantation you white hating piece of doo doo. The reverse discrimination and our black president whom I voted for twice hoping for the next Martin Luther King (of which Obama is NOT!!!) and hope & change. Change came alright…for the WORSE!!! Now discrimination and hate is more prevalent in our society than has in so many years…OUR LEADER BROUGHT US BACK MANY DECADES IN THIS RESPECT.

      • fairmont66

        MammaDukes you need to not combine alcohol and crystal meth. Please learn this when you are sober.

  • D.j. Maverick

    If Al-Qaeda set off a bomb that killed 17,000 Americans and were led by 24 man team, you can bet we would be going after those people and capturing or killing them as they would have accomplished the greatest terrorist attack in the history of America.

    In 2014, there will be 17,000 Americans dying because of the actions of 24 people. But here we call them Governor. They have all refused to expand Medicaid as called for and entirely paid for by Obamacare. This is resulting in people dying TODAY and every day this year. 2 people every hour of every day for the entire year. Imagine that….about 24 people a day being killed, ON PURPOSE! But no one can do anything about it…….