I developed and taught my agency’s asymmetric warfare course. One point I always made during class was that, although the US maintained a list of foreign terrorist organizations, there was no corresponding list of domestic terrorist organizations. Certainly, some domestic organizations were labeled as terrorist by individual agencies, but there has never been an “official” list of US domestic terrorist organizations. The reason for this, I would tell my class, is that it would be too easy for such a list to devolve into a partisan political tool, too easy for it to be weaponized against the controlling party’s ideological opponents. To realize this danger, one need only examine what types of organizations have been branded as “terrorist” by such non-governmental left-leaning groups as the Southern Poverty Law Center or the American Civil Liberties Union. Apparently, any group which rejects the far-left agenda is a terrorist group, in the eyes of the political left. I certainly hope that this outrageous bill is stopped in the Senate.
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