I’ve come to the conclusion that we really do need to throw the bums out! It won’t be too difficult on the Republican side…..21 representatives and senators have resigned or are not seeking re-election in ’08. More are expected. If I was them, I would take off running too. All the damage done to the country is about to come crashing down on us and these participants in the destruction want to get safely away before the real state of the union is revealed.

The Democrats have simply blown off the will of the American people and have decided that there will be no fence, no immigration enforcement, no repealing of the Patriot Acts, the Military Commissions Acts, the NSA spying bill, power grabbing Executive Orders or Presidential Directives that give the executive dictatorial powers……..no….and impeachment is off the table too! Never mind that our Constitution and Bill of Rights has been trashed……..lets talk about national healthcare.

And God knows on both sides they are tough(er) on national security. We now have to get clearance from DHS under Secure Flight to board a plane or train just to prove we are not criminals or terrorists. A boarding pass will now only be issued after clearance from DHS. And if they deny clearance; then what? Then nothing.

DHS can deny you clearance for any number of reasons, but you’ll never know what they are…..it’s a secret. You can’t defend yourself from their reasons…….because it’s a secret. You can’t sue, defend, or in any way obtain any information that the decision to deem you a “threat” was based on. It’s all a big secret…..and the information can never be removed from your dossier that they have built on you and add to daily.

The FBI is building a data base that now includes, dossiers on about 60 million people…..and intend to continue doing so. They have no idea and do not care whether the information they collect is accurate or true.

We are fingerprinted, iris scanned, facially imprinted, data mined, filmed, tracked by our cell phones, on our computers, through GPS installed in our cars and phones so they know who and where we are, and now they want a REALID chip implanted not only in us but in all newborn babies so they can track them for life.

Under the proposed S. 1959 Anti-Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorist Act, we could no longer legally assemble, rally, protest or contact our representatives because that could be considered using “force” especially if we are advocating for social or political change.

But the real intent is to close off whole sections of the internet limiting access to information your government doesn’t want you to have and halting the communication between grassroots coalitions and stopping the hemorrhaging of information about the illegal and unconstitutional activities of our government and its agents and operatives.

S 1959 does not define what “coercion, violence or force” would consist of. In fact, the bill is so loosely worded that simply writing this article could be defined as an act of “coercion” because I am trying to “force” you (by writing) to advocate for rejection of this bill. By force I mean; write your Senators, representatives, your mayors, governors, whoever, wherever and state your objections! This is the last volley in an attempt to render null, the 1st Amendment.

Every issue addressed in this bill is already covered by multiple laws. What this bill does do, is resurrect COINTELPRO and take it to an even further extreme and its intent is to destroy the open communication on the net. That is the real intent of this bill.

While all this goes on, millions cross our Southern border. We don’t know who they are, where they have come from or intend to go. We do know that 7,000 Afghani’s, 14,000 Chinese, and about 20 million Hispanics are here illegally. But instead of getting tough on national security like they claim our government on both sides hands them free food, education, medical treatment, fuel assistance, housing and now intends to let them access our Social Security system. All this while middle class American’s lose their homes to foreclosure and their jobs to overseas markets.

The fact is we have no national security. Our country has been compromised on every level and at every opportunity. Looking back at the laws and executive orders passed over the last seven years, it would appear that the terrorists the US government and its minions fear the most are the legal citizens of this country.

Marti Oakley  

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