- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Pro-lifers are not terrorists
Regarding the report on right-wing extremists: This is troubling. Instead of targeting those who are trying to destroy America, the government is singling out those who stand up for human life and citizens who oppose the new administration's policies. And they're putting your First Amendment rights at risk in the process.
To label pro-lifers as "right-wing extremists" and "domestic terrorists" is incorrect as a matter of law and wrong as a matter of policy.
Our country is at war with real terrorists, groups that have vowed to destroy our way of life. Now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a new assessment about domestic terrorism. Who's on the list? Al-Qaida? No. Islamic radicals? No.
Included in what the government has labeled "right-wing extremists" -- groups they've defined as "primarily hate-oriented -- are pro-life supporters.
DAVID A. LARSON, Jackson