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“Those who would surrender their liberty for security, deserve neither”.- Benjamin Franklin
"Dissent is the Highest form of Patriotism" -Thomas Jefferson
Obama Administration Proposes Rolling Back Fifth and Sixth Amendments
...Obama wants a modification that strikes at ideas established in the Magna Carta of 1215 and British common law — due process and a right to a speedy trial.....If approved, the idea to delay hearings would be attached to broader legislation to allow interrogators to withhold Miranda warnings from terrorism suspects for lengthy periods, as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. proposed last week. Full NYT Article
Lieberman Looks to Strip the Citizenship of 1 Million Americans Without Charge or Trial
.... Despite the fact that the FBI’s terror watch list has been repeatedly found to contain children, people of mistaken identity and individuals whose only crime was to attend antiwar rallies, the media is pushing the agenda as a fight over whether or not so-called terrorist should have any rights at all. The problem is that none of these people have been charged with a crime, let alone tried and found guilty by a trial of their peers. Nearly 1.5 million Americans would be stripped of their rights without trial and without recourse. Full Article
Law would empower Hillary Clinton to revoke citizenship of whoever she deems terrorists
“United States citizenship is a privilege,” - Hillary Clinton Full Article
.... S.3081, a bill that would authorize the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial, and S.3002, a bill that would authorize the federal government to regulate vitamins, minerals, and virtually all health and natural food products.
No joke: South Carolina now requires ’subversives’ to register
The state’s “Subversive Activities Registration Act,” passed last year and now officially on the books, states that
“every member of a subversive organization, or an organization subject to foreign control, every foreign agent and every person who advocates, teaches, advises or practices the duty, necessity or propriety of controlling, conducting, seizing or overthrowing the government of the United States … shall register with the Secretary of State.” Full Article
The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.
....The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.
This request has already occasioned a dispute with the nation’s governors. And it raises the prospect of U.S. military personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. Full Article
Current Department of Defense anti-terrorism training course material states that the exercise of First Amendment rights in the U.S. constitutes terrorist activity.
The ACLU has written PDF to the DoD regarding its Antiterrorism and Force Protection Annual Refresher Training Course, which advises personnel that political protest amounts to “low-level terrorism”.
“It has come to our attention that the Department of Defense’s Annual Level I Antiterrorism (AT) Training for 2009 misinforms Department of Defense (DoD) personnel that certain First Amendment-protected activity may amount to “low level terrorism” The ACLU writes. Full Article
... Over the last few years we have seen countless examples of security assessment reports from the likes of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, as well as police training manuals, which state that anti-war protesters, gun owners, veterans, Ron Paul supporters and those who merely cite the Constitution should be equated with extremists.
Foreign Cops Take Part in “Domestic Terrorism” Drill in California
...“Armed officers in full battle gear will be scattered throughout the Bay Area this weekend, rescuing hostages, fighting bank robbers and quelling terrorism at the Oakland Airport, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, the NASA Ames Research Center and 22 other high profile sites,” writes Sophia Kazmi. “For the first time in the three-year history of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department-sponsored exercise, there will be a foreign team of officers taking part and international observers. Full Article
Government Targets American Bloggers As Enemy Propagandists
As Raw Story reports, CENTCOM announced earlier this year that a team of employees would be "[engaging] bloggers who are posting inaccurate or untrue information, as well as bloggers who are posting incomplete information." Full Article
The Patriot Act is for You! Not the 'Terrorists'
The Effects of Police State, Your Neighbor is your Enemy Propaganda
....COMMENTARY: IRS AS PART OF THE POLICE STATE - I would imagine that the fury of the formative founding fathers over taxes– epitomized by the Samuel Adams-led Tea Party protest– was based not only on the unfairness of the authority and burdensome price of the taxes, but also on the tactics used in its collection, i.e. at the barrel of a gun. In our day, critics point towards the tactics of intimidation of the IRS– whose purchase of shotguns for IRS agents was widely publicized– and who have just gained greater authority vis-à-vis mandatory health insurance, among other provisions. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue collection authority has just launched an eerie big brother-collection commercial where a H.A.L.-like female cyber-voice tracks down a resident for back taxes through a high-tech grid, creepily promising “We do know who you are. Find us before we find you.” The people are angry, they are not violent; on the contrary, it is the agencies of government taking up arms and tracking people down through databases…
Body, Face, and Behaivior Scanners
After 9/11, Bush gave orders to kill U.S. citizens abroad if suspected of “terrorist” links
.... If “we think that direct action will involve killing an American, we get specific permission to do that,” Blair said in response to questions from the panel’s top Republican, Representative Pete Hoekstra.
Blair’s comments came after The Washington Post reported that US President Barack Obama had embraced predecessor George W. Bush’s policy of authorizing the killing of US citizens involved in terrorist activities overseas. Full Article
The Military Industrial Complex
Borders and Checkpoints