Ohio Congressman and House speaker John Boehner has betrayed the Republican Party Base since the day that he was sworn in as Speaker of the House. Many have considered his betrayals little more that those of a professional politician seeking at all costs to retain his seat at the tables of power. Now comes a revelation out of the State of Ohio that their might perhaps be more to Boehner’s betrayals than merely attempting to keep his position of power, wealth and authority.
Documents from an Ohio National Guard (ONG) training drill conducted last January reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists.
The ONG 52nd Civil Support Team training scenario involved a plot from local school district employees to use biological weapons in order to advance their beliefs about “protecting Gun Rights and Second Amendment rights.”
Portsmouth Chief of Police Bill Raisin told NBC 3 WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia that the drill accurately represented “the reality of the world we live in,” adding that such training “helps us all be prepared.”
Internal ONG documents provided to Media Trackers after repeated delays provide further context to what WSAZ-TV reported last winter.
In the disaster-preparedness scenario, two Portsmouth Junior High School employees poisoned school lunches with mustard gas, acting on orders from white-nationalist leader William Pierce.
The ONG team discovered biological weapons being produced in the school, requiring activation of containment and decontamination procedures.
Participants in the disaster drill located documents expressing the school employees’ “anti-government” sentiments, as well as a note identifying Pierce as the fictional right-wing terrorists’ leader.
ONG’s 52nd Civil Support Unit participated in a similar drill involving left-wing terrorists with Athens County first responders last year; public officials apologized for that training the next day in response to complaints from local environmentalist groups.
No apology to Ohioans who supported limited government and the Second Amendment appears to be forthcoming.
Scioto County Emergency Management Agency director Kim Carver refused to comment, telling Media Trackers she was “not going to get into an Ohio Army National Guard issue that you have with them.”
Ohio National Guard Communications Director James Sims II suggested Media Trackers was “inferring” from the ONG document’s contents as opposed to “what’s actually in the report.”
After excerpts of the report were read to him, Sims said it was “not relevant” to understand why conservatives may feel unduly targeted by ONG’s training scenario.
“Okay, I’m gonna stop ya there. I’m going to quit this conversation,” Sims concluded. “You have a good day.”
Buckeye Firearms Association spokesman Chad Baus told Media Trackers that “it is a scary day indeed when law enforcement are being trained that Second Amendment advocates are the enemy,”
“The revelation of this information is appalling to me, and to all citizens of Ohio who are true conservatives and patriots, who don’t have guns for any other reason than that the Second Amendment gives them that right,” Portage County TEA Party Executive Director Tom Zawistowski said in a separate Media Trackers interview.
Media Trackers reached out to Portsmouth-area state legislators Representative Terry Johnson and Senator Joe Uecker for comment about the drill, which took place within their respective districts. Neither replied to phone calls or emails in time for publication.
ONG’s January 2013 training exercise is one of many instances where government officials have identified those with limited-government or pro-Second Amendment opinions as potential terror threats.
In 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned law enforcement agencies that a predicted rise in“right-wing extremism” would be fueled by “proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans” and “the election of the first African American president.”
Throughout modern history, groups and individuals associated with left-wing causes have proven far more likely to commit acts of domestic terror.
Who writes the guidelines for the Ohio National Guard? Whose responsibility is it to see that those guidelines are adhered to? Who gave the order to the Ohio National Guard to prepare a tactical response plan that specifically identified individuals, whose primary concern is that the government of the United States follow and not violate the Constitution of the United States of America, as domestic terrorists?
If this is the kind of treasonous thinking that abounds in the halls of power in Ohio, in Ohio’s State Senate/Assembly, in Ohio’s Governors mansion then it goes an amazingly long way to explaining the hows and whys behind Congressman Boehner’s treasonous betrayal of the Republican Base and the United States as a whole. More importantly, if this is the kind of thinking that is common amongst the citizens of the State of Ohio, then their is no longer any point in asking God to help Ohio, because their is simply no way God would or could give his support to such evil and reprehensible thinking, let alone to a people who would willingly allow such thinking to metastasize into actual action.
Somehow, I shudder to think that this is what Ohio has come to. Unable to see the rot and cancer that as devoured their once great state, unable to even object or take corrective action because they cannot see such action as anything other than correct and necessary. Unable to even be ashamed that such thoughts even took place in their state, let alone were actually translated into actions.
Stick a fork in Ohio, it’s done. Ohio on the other hand shouldn’t feel bad, since apparently the entire rest of the country is running as fast as it can to join Ohio on the express train right straight to hell.