The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 includes some language that could prevent right-wing extremists from entering the military and serving their country.
The meat of the bill is to authorize appropriations for 2010 military activities of the Department of Defense.
While, much of the bill refers to construction, prescribing military personnel strengths, special pay and allowances to certain members of the Armed Forces, including benefits for disabled military retirees.
The brouhaha over HR 2647 is the language stemming from the first Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremists.
The DHS list included border patrol groups who don’t believe in open borders or religious groups that don’t believe in abortion as well as other perceived-anti government organizations.
The vague language contained in the bill gives authority to the Attorney General to determine what groups are seen as ‘extremist,’ however, tea party groups and border patrol groups feel this is directly targeted at them.
“Think of anything you or someone you know may have said in an email or online that may be construed to support, encourage or affirm a government idea that you could have agreed with an extremist’s views and goals, they or their children could be prohibited from joining the military,” said one Patriot group who wished to remain anonymous.
They also insisted that if you believe in the Constitution of the United States and stand up for it you may not be able to serve in the military, however if you belong to any far-left group, you’ll be fine.
All patriot groups encourage voters to check out this bill as it heads to the Senate for the final vote and contact their Senators with questions and concerns.
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