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THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER is OUT of CONTROL

I am a lazy blogger sometimes.  But I had to reprint this from Tom DeWeese about the Southern Poverty Law Center.

I would say, I once met Morris Dees.  He was a hero of mine in law school.  So much so, I did some unsolicited legal research on a kindergarten lottery (Alabama did not allegedly have enough money for every child to be in kindergarten but I’d bet they had more than enough administration in each school so that by attrition they could have raised the funds without raising taxes.  But I was foolish at the time!  I didn’t know better!)  and gave it to Dees.  I admired the SPLC and thought their clever way of stopping the Klan through huge judgments and bankruptcy was brilliant.

But something went wrong.  Today the SPLC is no longer a poverty law center.  They are trying to smear and silence dissidents who dare to stand for the Constitution, question the hero worship of Lincoln, and who support national sovereignty against the UN.  They have turned into something not unlike the Klan they sought so brilliantly to stop except without overt violence.  Tom DeWeese is doing a great job fighitng Agenda 21 and ICLEI.  He does not deserve this kind of treatment:

Dear Sandy (bloggers note:  ten million others got this email!),

I need your help by signing the “Citizen’s Demand for Congressional Investigation of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).”

Let me explain.

The American Policy Center (APC) and I have been openly attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

To date, there have been FOUR separate “special reports” released by SPLC against me personally – painting me as a hate-driven domestic terrorist!

Of course, SPLC has a long history of attacking organizations and individuals who defend the Constitution and oppose big government programs.

They regularly accuse us of racism and hate because we want to stop the massive growth of government and the wasteful spending programs that are bankrupting our country.

I get used to such attacks. It’s what they do to try to discredit us.

But this time the attack is different. It truly frightens me because the outcome of this new SPLC attack against APC and me could result in government investigations, the banning of my ability to travel, or even the destruction of APC.

Here’s why I’m concerned.

The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a new report titled “Agenda 21, The UN, Sustainability and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory.” That report targeted me personally as a leader in the “anti-government Patriot movement.” And the SPLC report said I am part of a network of radicals peddling hysterical conspiracy theories against our Government.  

Worse than just the SPLC report – is the fact that it was used as the bases of even more attacks from two national magazines – Fortune Magazine and Newsweek Magazine.

Newsweek’s attack was a cover story called “The Plots To Destroy America.” The article quoted SPLC’s Mark Potok, saying, “These kinds of theories…(are) completely distorting any rational discussion we can have in this country.”

In fact, along with the national magazine articles, the SPLC attack was followed by others over a two month period, including one from the American Planning Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Treehugger.com. All focused on me as being a danger to the nation.

It is obvious that these attacks were part of a coordinated effort headed by the SPLC to destroy me, APC and our efforts to stop Agenda 21.

That’s because we are starting to have a major impact in stopping Agenda 21. In fact- the SPLC report said exactly that – “The anti-Agenda 21 movement has had a demonstrable impact…”

Bottom, line – I  have succeeded in leading an effective movement to stop Agenda 21 – and they are scared of me. So they are now organizing to destroy our movement.

So, the SPLC has done everything possible to paint APC as a dangerous, radical fringe group intent on overthrowing the US Government.

In earlier reports against me, the SPLC indicated that I am violent and advocate violence and hate.

Have you ever seen one single word written by me that advocates violence? Of course not – because I have never done it. I am opposed to any kind of dangerous rhetoric calling for violence – it would be an incredibly stupid thing for our side to do. I have said so at any meeting or on any radio show where it is even suggested.

I believe the dumbest thing our side could ever do is perpetrate violence against the government. To do so would mark the end of our ability to speak out. It would be the destruction of our movement.

When I talk to audiences or write articles and refer to our efforts as a “fight” – I am talking about “Political Action in a “War” against “POLICY.”  Nothing more.

But the SPLC has twisted those words to make it sound like my movement against Agenda 21 is a hot bed of hate, ready to explode in violence across the country.

Such a report can have dire consequences against me and APC.

And here’s why.

The Southern Policy Law Center is working directly with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to define domestic terrorism and to pinpoint potentially violent groups that fit that description.

In 2009, the DHS issued several reports, both written with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center. One was entitled “Right-wing Extremism.” That report targeted groups like those which fight to stop abortion and illegal immigration as hate groups and potentially violent terrorist groups.

But in fact, the report was even worse as it also targeted people who are concerned over our bad economy, oppose the creation of a North American Union, oppose same-sex marriage, stockpile food, fear communist regimes and  oppose loss of US jobs to overseas nations. These people, said the DHS, are potential terrorists.

How many of these include your beliefs? Do you consider yourself to be a terrorist? Of course not. And neither do I.

In addition, the Missouri state Fusion Center (a coalition of Federal, State and Local police agencies organized to respond to terrorist attacks) produced its own report on potential terrorists that included people who voted for Ron Paul.

Again, the Southern Poverty Law Center helped to prepare that report.

These reports were sent to law enforcement agencies across the nation. Police were alerted that these people were possibly violent.

So those on the list could be put under surveillance, restricted from travel on airplanes, and even have their personal financial records checked.

In fact, that is one of the reasons why early reporting of the Boston Marathon bombing hinted that it was done by right wingers.

In fact, one reporter, David Sirota, said, “If you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist.”

That rhetoric is straight out of the SPLC. Truth means nothing anymore – the only word that counts apparently is the SPLC political agenda.

And it’s why there was a deadly attack at the Family Research Council a couple of years ago. They were targeted by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a dangerous hate group because they oppose abortion.

That’s how dangerous the Southern Poverty Law Center is to freedom.

Now, clearly, with its most recent attack, SPLC has targeted me and APC. They have gone beyond mere criticism of our policies to attempting to make us appear violent and dangerous.

The result could be the destruction of APC – clearly that is SPLC’s goal. APC could lose its tax-exempt status. I could be banned from boarding air planes to travel to speeches and conferences. With the government now moving to take over the internet, there is a very real possibility that APC could lose access – and that would silence me for good.

That’s why I can’t ignore this attack. I must fight back.

And that’s why I’m demanding that the US Congress closely investigate the Southern Poverty Law Center and its ties to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Why does this agency of the federal government allow a private group to have such powerful input into its investigations and official reports?

Does the government pay SPLC from our tax dollars?

Who is responsible?

SPLC is a dangerous group, guilty of the hate it claims to fight. It is trying to take away the Constitutional rights of Americans to hold opposing views. It seeks to destroy any debate or opposition to its ideas.

That wouldn’t be a threat to you and me, except for the fact that SPLC is so closely tied to one of the federal government’s most powerful (and in my view) dangerous agencies – DHS.

And that’s why Congress must investigate those ties and SPLC’s influence over government policy.

Please, it is urgent that you sign the “Citizens Demand for Congressional Investigation of the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

Click here to demand a Congressional Investigation of the Southern Poverty Law Center

I must have thousands of these petitions to force Congress to take action!

Second, APC needs to be strong to stand up to SPLC and its rich war chest. I need to be able to counter their attacks against APC.

I desperately need your financial support. Please help me with a contribution of at least $25. That will help me get more Citizen’s Demands for Investigation printed and mailed to more Americans across the nation.  It’s the only way we have to bring enough pressure on Congress to act.

The SPLC has millions of dollars from private foundation grants and from contracts with federal agencies like Homeland Security. In short they are attacking me with our tax dollars.

I have only loyal Americans like you.

The SPLC has targeted every patriotic American in the nation just because we want to see the US Constitution recognized as law of the land. Those Americans need to know they have been targeted.

I need to reach them to counter this monster that threatens our freedom. I can do it only with your financial support. Please help.

Whatever you can send, please do it today. It’s vital that Congress act immediately to stop the threat of the SPLC once and for all.

Click here to demand a Congressional Investigation of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Sincerely,

Tom DeWeese
President

P.S. The Southern Poverty Law Center labels any American who advocates that the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land as a potential domestic terrorist, dangerous to the nation. The question that must be answered is why the Department of Homeland Security is working with them to make those attacks legitimate. Help me stop them!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

One Response to “THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER is OUT of CONTROL”

  1. James Freeman says:

    My Declaration of IndependenceI delare, loud and clear\”This is my body\”! No one other than God has the authorityto control my life! God has given me a free will to determine what I put into my body, or what I do in life, (as long as I do not interfere with the life of another).I am an independant individualtaking my own unique path in life,for my spiritual growth. I will not judge others(for in truth, no one else but Godhas the authority to do so)!If this personal declarationhas put a burr in the bonnet of any other person,(sorry if I have crushed your sick illusions), God has given meplanet earth, at this time,as my school and playground,with everything provided for my suvival,as long as I respect mother Earthand never take more than I need.( Greed is a mental sickness )Know, here and now,LOVE is the engine that runs my life,but I will never bend a knee (willingly)to any but my God!(A qute from *A Course in Miracles)\”I am freeFor I am still asGod hasCreated me\”

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