February 18, 2013

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Limited government group calls for defunding of West Point Terrorism Center

FAIRFAX, VA – The group Americans for Limited Government has urged a House subcommittee to defund the West Point Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) after it released a study on terrorism that the organization’s president, William Wilson said is targeted against regular Americans.

“Not one more dime of taxpayer money should be wasted on CTC, which is indoctrinating our servicemen and women with brazen propaganda against the American people until this report is denounced and its author terminated from government service,” Wilson wrote in a letter to members of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee,

He said the report “makes several dangerously irrational generalizations about the ‘far-right,’ a stunningly one-sided demonization of conservative ideology.”

Wilson said the report suggests that Americans who are concerned that the government threatens the rights and freedoms are enemies of the country.

“The fact that this is coming with a West Point label on it in any way raises intense concern that this type of political opinion is being shoved down the throats of our cadets, which are the future military leaders of the United States,” Wilson said.

West Point officials did not respond to a request for comment on the Americans for Limited Government statement.


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