Daily Caller reports that the US Defense Department recently identified another unsavory group of dangerous extremists: our founding fathers.
A Department of Defense teaching guide meant to fight extremism advises students that rather than â€œdressing in sheetsâ€ modern-day radicals â€œwill talk of individual liberties, statesâ€™ rights, and how to make the world a better place,â€ and describes 18th-century American patriots seeking freedom from the British as belonging to â€œextremist ideologies.â€
The guide comes from documents obtained by Judicial Watch and is authored by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, a DoD-funded diversity training center.
Under a section titled â€œextremist ideologies,â€ the document states, â€œIn U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.â€