Rightwing Extremism report
"Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" is the title of a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security with the authorization of DHS secretary Janet Napolitano. The report was roundly and immediately condemned for linking common conservative principles to what the report calls "...groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration." Most disturbingly, the report includes the allegation that returning military veterans may be involved or join up with such hate groups.
Extremely offensive on its face, the report has outraged both sides of Congress, as well as veterans groups such as the American Legion. Radio talk show host Michael Savage and the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan have filed a lawsuit directly against Napolitano when Freedom of Information requests as to who authored it and why went unanswered.