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Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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This commentary is also available at www.rutherford.org.

By John W. Whitehead
June 2, 2015
“A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy.”—Writers Against Mass Surveillance

THE GOOD NEWS: Americans have a right to freely express themselves on the Internet, including

ABOUT JOHN WHITEHEAD  Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at www.amazon.com. He can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.

ABOUT JOHN WHITEHEAD
Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at http://www.amazon.com. He can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.

making threatening—even violent—statements on Facebook, provided that they don’t intend to actually inflict harm.

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Elonis v. United States threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who was charged with making unlawful threats (it was never proven that he intended to threaten anyone) and sentenced to 44 months in jail after he posted allusions to popular rap lyrics and comedy routines on his Facebook page. It’s a ruling that has First Amendment implications for where the government can draw the line when it comes to provocative and controversial speech that is protected and permissible versus speech that could be interpreted as connoting a criminal intent.

That same day, Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, the legal justification allowing the National Security Agency (NSA) to carry out warrantless surveillance on Americans, officially expired. Over the course of nearly a decade, if not more, the NSA had covertly spied on millions of Americans, many of whom were guilty of nothing more than using a telephone, and stored their records in government databases. For those who have been fighting the uphill battle against the NSA’s domestic spying program, it was a small but symbolic victory.

THE BAD NEWS: Congress’ legislative “fix,” intended to mollify critics of the NSA, will ensure that the agency is not in any way hindered in its ability to keep spying on Americans’ communications.

The USA FREEDOM Act could do more damage than good by creating a false impression that Congress has taken steps to prevent the government from spying on the telephone calls of citizens, while in fact ensuring the NSA’s ability to continue invading the privacy and security of Americans.

For instance, the USA FREEDOM Act not only reauthorizes Section 215 of the Patriot Act for a period of time, but it also delegates to telecommunications companies the responsibility of carrying out phone surveillance on American citizens.

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The Road to Serfdom is Paved with Good Intentions

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new-logo25Contributor & author: Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD, (California) board-certified anesthesiologist, professor and Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Board of Directors member.

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA/ “ObamaCare”) sounds as though our best interests were at the heart of the legislation. But so far, the 400,000-word law that nobody read has spawned some 12 million words in regulations. Now these regulations that even fewer people read are coming between you and that doctor you were promised you could keep.

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What do TSA groping, NSA data-mining, and mercury-laced fluorescent light bulbs have to do with keeping your doctor? They are the products of seductively entitled but flawed laws. As Daniel Webster said, “good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.”

The Transportation Security Administration and the National Security Agency restrain our liberty under the auspices of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (PATRIOT Act). The Energy Independence and Security Act is phasing out incandescent bulbs.filescacoaali

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA/ “ObamaCare”) sounds as though our best interests were at the heart of the legislation. But so far, the 400,000-word law that nobody read has spawned some 12 million words in regulations. Now these regulations that even fewer people read are coming between you and that doctor you were promised you could keep. More

America: In the midst of a hostile takeover

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Marti Oakley (c) copyright (c)copyright All Rights Reserved 

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Currently, it is my belief that as a nation we are in the process of a hostile takeover facilitated by government on behalf of multi-national corporations and world organizations.  At stake is our land, water, food, communications and even the air we breathe.  We have no representation in the District of Criminals; these individuals have sold themselves off to these same hostile entities and are unwilling to act on our behalf.  

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It appears the American public is finally beginning to wake up.  Many are beginning to look beyond the hyped hysteria of the District of Criminals, the phony political posturing and the all too convenient crisis’s that magically appear just prior to some rights robbing, government expansion piece of legislation being introduced or passed, and see that what is happening is not accidental or incidental, but was all pre-planned.

We saw this process at work just prior to the first attempt to shove S.510 (the hostile takeover of agriculture) through the Senate.  Magically, mysteriously, out of nowhere……terrorist eggs threatened the entire nation.  Supposedly, had we had S.510 in place this wouldn’t have happened.  Well, of course not. Never mind FDA knew way back last March that a problem had surfaced in Oregon related to the terrorist eggs and, never mind that they had been given new authority over eggs as this manufactured crisis was allowed to reach epic proportions so that it could be used to terrorize the public into submitting to the fake food safety bill just a week before the Hannibal Lechter of the Senate, Harry Reid, brought s.510 that fake food safety bill up for a vote.

We saw it years earlier with the Patriot Act; a pre-written, ready to go assault on the Constitution just waiting for an event; and shazam! We were hit with the 9/11 event and the Patriot Act was passed a few days later without debate or even having been read by congress. Strange thing about the Patriot Acts: the only people penalized under these acts were…..the American people.    More

“You are either with us, or you work for the government”: Is this the new definition of an American citizen?

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Who, by virtue of all these listed activities and many more, was deemed a threat to the government?  Read the bills.  The only thing missing in them is your specific name.  All of this brought to you by the Republicans during the Bush Administrations. 

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So now Bush and the neo-cons are blameless? And you want the Republicans back? 

For all of you out there beating the drum for Republican’s to take control of both houses of Congress, I have to ask:  Were you in a coma from 2000 to 2008? 

While I surely do not support the current administration and its globalist agenda, and, while I believe Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid represent a clear and present danger to the country at large, I find them no more repugnant than say, Karl Rove or Tom Delay; their personalities and intentions no less malignant than those of the neo-cons who set the overthrow of the sovereign United States into motion.  I find them equally as frightening in their contempt for us, as I did Dick Cheney and his crew of fascist driven cohorts.  And now you want to put the masterminds of this coup’ back in control?  What is it you think will change?  What is it that you think these psychopaths and sociopaths are going to do to better the current crisis in our government?  

How quickly and conveniently so many of you have forgotten that it was the Republicans, lead by the neo-con faction, who gave us the unconstitutional: 

  • Patriot Acts;
  • John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007; a bill which gave the president the unlawful authority to:
  • declare anyone of us a domestic terrorist for resisting the growing tyranny of our own government; More

Vote all you want…the agenda doesn’t change

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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We vote because we believe it will make a difference.  We vote because we have been carefully steered through fictional ideologies, presented to us as “us against them”, the right v left, Democrat v Republican, liberal v conservative.  It is all a ruse.  Not one of the people who wave the party flags, who promote the party platforms on either side of the fictional isle belong to anything other than the ruling party of the District of Criminals.  This one party system which has a death grip on the country isn’t about to let go; but I’m not voting for any of them.  I’ve decided that I will not vote for the candidate most likely to cause the least destruction just because he or she isn’t quite as corrupted as the pretended opposition. 

We have choices between two things….rotten, and not so rotten at the moment.  If those are the only choices I have, I refuse to choose. I refuse to be forced to choose between the lesser of two evils.  Evil is evil; changing the face of evil by rotating which faction is center stage, makes it no less malignant.  I will not be forced to vote for candidates I firmly believe are set against us.  

We need the choice of voting “no confidence” on our ballots.  We need to be able to prevent anyone who cannot garner at least 50% of the vote, from taking an official office.  We need to end corrupt politicians sitting in office who got only 20 or 30% of the vote.  We need a means to convey our disgust at the lack of honesty, integrity and moral character that a vote of “no confidence” could provide.  And we need to prevent career politicians from nesting up in government on a minimal number of votes.

Regardless of which camp you like to think you are in, voting will simply deliver you more of the same no matter who wins.  Just as the Democrats picked up where the Republicans left off in 2008, the changing of the guard on congress will simply see a continuance of the agenda already in motion.  The Republicans will simply pick up where the Democrats left off.  But you are supposed to believe there is some great and vast difference between the right and left.  We’ll get rid of those nasty Democrats and put the Republicans back in there running things…..yeah….that’ll fix it.  Wait…Weren’t the Republicans the ones who set this mess up during Bush the Lessor’s tenure as Prez?  And, weren’t the Democrats going to ride in to save us from the nasty Republicans? More

Too stupid to be allowed to vote?

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 Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved 

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Sometimes it is mind numbing to consider just how gullible and easily duped we can be.   Are we really just going to change the center stage actors and  believe that by doing so we will affect change? Or, that anything will actually change? Are we that stupid?  Is there really anyone out there who honestly believes that electing Republicans will change anything at all?_____________________________________

 

The last ten years have seen the most overt assaults on the constitution, our civil liberties and our right to be left alone by government.  In 2000, with a new president enthroned by the Supreme Court rather than by election, the faction of congress which calls itself [Republican] began the dismantling of our sovereignty and our constitution, in earnest.  By 2006, compassionate conservatism, a true oxymoron, had done as much damage as it could and over the next few years, the torch was passed to the other faction, the [Democrats]. Either way we got the same thing, the establishment of multi-national corporations as government, with congress simply acting as the facilitator for corporate takeover.    

2008 saw Democrats take control of both houses of congress and election of a new president.  And didn’t we all give a sigh of relief?  Didn’t most of us who had been waiting to exhale after eight years of near dictatorial rule by the Bush Administration, the absolute corruption of power and the open hostility of government towards the people, suddenly feel as if some burden had been lifted from us?  That somehow all the egregious assaults on America, perpetrated by its own government, would somehow be righted?  That our instinctive fear of this grossly expanding government that was intruding steadily into our lives, that viewed us as the enemy, would be subdued by voting into office anyone but more Republicans?  Didn’t we believe the Democrats would save the day?  More

Iron Mountain Report: A world army? A loss of sovereingty?

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The Video that started it all – written about in the WALL STREET JOURNAL and the subject of an NBC DATELINE.
This is a 2:40 hour … all » documentary investigating the little known IRON MOUNTAIN REPORT, leaked to the press in 1967. Purports to be a top-secret government plan to bring in the New World Order and the ultimate plans for American citizens.
Declared a hoax, it was later verified by a top Pentagon official as real. The agenda is being carried out right under the noses of the American people. It is all about people control via deception and manipulation.
Deep into Eugenics, birth control and hideous plans for a tyrannical slave state. It is all coming true after OKC and 9-11 with the Patriot Act, Homeland Security and the military police operating in America. Airports first, railroads, then highways, and finally a complete LOCKDOWN under the pretense of “security”. A MUST SEE
Pt:1
the link to part 1 will give you the option to continue on through each consecutive part (1-14).  This video will explain all that is happening to our country and what is to come.

The H1N1 swine flu experimental vaccination, martial law and eugenics story

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Human Rights ExaminerSeptember 9, 2:48 AMHuman Rights ExaminerDeborah Dupre’
Part 1 The H1N1 swine flu experimental vaccination, martial law and eugenics story
Excerpted from full article here:  The Examiner.com
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“Over one million Americans have sent emails demanding right to self-shield to Natural Freedoms Foundation (www.globalhealthfreedom.com) according to the organization’s July 28, 2009 press release, but Congress has not passed a bill to this effect.

The U.S. Emergency Medical Powers Acts and Federal legislation, including Patriot Acts I, II and III, BARDA and others provide for mandatory vaccination or drugging with no exemptions (religious or otherwise). 

U.S. federal government has jurisdiction over interstate and border quarantine.  Military enforcement of border entry and closing can occur according to Congressional Research Reports.

Barbara Loe Fisher, President National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) June 17, 2009 calls on Americans to become educated and act in responsible ways to defend their rights. (video) 

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BANKERS SAY: Learn to Love the ‘AMERO’ by Patrick Henningsen

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http://www.opednews.com/articles/BANKERS-SAY-Learn-to-Love-by-Patrick-Henningsen-081006-534.html

October 7, 2008

(Excerpted from full article)

The Amero: North American Common Currency?

Like the bail out, Americans will be manipulated to accept even more increasingly extreme solutions to future, successive fiscal panic events.

American could soon gain painful first experience- the same pain it has often induced in countries like Argentina, Mexico, Germany and Brazil… hyper-inflation.  As a part of a ‘relief package’, the new “Amero”, a new scam, will be presented as a pre-packaged panacea or ‘rescue’ by our saviours- the bankers.

If you’ve been following the developments regarding NAFTA(North American Free Trade Agreement) then you would already know something about the possible nature of this new currency- coming to a ATM machine near you and it will likely be a done deal by the time it reaches the public announcement stage which means that American would have to literally accept it at face value.

As the US dollar continues to fail and continues to collapse in the face of massive infusion of liquidity, more talk will begin to appear about a possible North American common currency, the Amero, as a solution. The US and Canadian dollars, along with the Mexican Peso, will be phased out and replaced by a common North American currency, which, of course, would eliminate the U.S. Constitution in the process.  

This may postpone, but not stop the eventual collapse of the dollar and the worlds consumer society. The dollar which will become basically worthless after the exchange for the Amero and will have little international value, and thus not be transferable to Swiss Francs, Pound Sterling or to the Euro.

And thanks to the garbage legislation like the Bail Out Bill and the US Patriot Acts, which included currency controls and banking and secrecy laws aimed at non existent terrorists, few Americans will be able escape the effects by opening up accounts offshore denominated in Swiss Francs or Euros before the announcement of the Amero.

But the core problem with our money begins and ends with our own, privately owned banking cartel known as the US Federal Reserve Bank. If you understand who owns the Fed, you will know that US dollars are essentially printed by the same private banking institutions who print the Euro. The Amero is about expanding this bank’s operation out to Mexico and Canada, essentially allowing the European Central Banks(and their US Federal Reserve “franchise”) to gain complete control over the entire money supply of North America. The Amero will simply bring us one step closer to a global currency… and one step closer to a global government.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/BANKERS-SAY-Learn-to-Love-by-Patrick-Henningsen-081006-534.html


Canadians Fighting Lockheed/Martin & Loss of Confidence in Government: PART 2

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HALIFAX MONTHLY MEETING
of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

comprising Halifax Friends Meeting, Antigonish Worship Group, Dartmouth Worship Group and South Shore Worship Group

Lucienne Robillard

Minister of Industry

House of Commons

Ottawa ON K1A 0A6

February 15, 2004

Dear Lucienne Robillard,

The Halifax Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is very concerned about the Canadian government’s decision to award a $20.5 million dollar contract to a unit of the U.S. weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT).

The $20.5 million dollars is the amount to be spent to contract out work of Statistics Canada on the 2006 National Census. Lockheed Martin Canada Inc.

is to lead a consortium that includes IBM Canada, Transcontinental Printing Inc. Canada and ADECCO Employment Services Ltd. Canada.

In February 2003, Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. was also awarded a multi-year contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence to provide a health care information system on Canadian Forces personnel. That contract is worth approximately $17 million and covers only the first 14 months of the project. The contract has the potential to exceed an estimated value of $56 million, however, if all four phases are delivered over the anticipated 10-year period.

These decisions were made while Alan Rock was serving on Jean Chrétien’s Cabinet as Minister of Industry. We are writing to you, the new Minister of Industry, to make you aware of our continuing objections.

While Quakers realize that, under the North American Free Trade Agreement

(NAFTA) and World Trade Organization Agreement regulations, non-Canadian firms are eligible to bid on contracts to provide essential public services, we are loathe to see the Canadian public’s tax dollars flow to a military contractor that benefits richly from the development (and deployment) of weapons of mass destruction.

We are also loathe to assist a principal member of the U.S.

military-industrial complex to further develop its capacity to collect, store, analyze, and retrieve sensitive information on citizens of any country.

We have read that a spokesperson for former Public Works Minister Ralph Goodale has stated that under the obligations of the NAFTA, Canada cannot alter contracts with Lockheed Martin and if we were to do so we could be sued for millions of dollars. (Toronto Star, October 15, 2003)

We ask you, in your capacity as Industry Minister and in conjunction with other members of Cabinet, to find a way forward that would best extricate our country from these contracts.

While many would welcome an outcome in which Statistics Canada would be allotted the funding and capacity to fully carry out an activity as important as the Canadian census, it is of particular importance to Quakers

– because of our Peace Testimony* – that contracts not be let to a subsidiary of a trans-national corporation that sold almost $27 billion dollars worth of weapons in 2002.

We therefore ask:

1. that your government cancel all its contracts with Lockheed Martin and 2.

that you pledge not to grant millions more to Lockheed Martin in the future.

We would appreciate hearing from you soon in regards to this important matter.

 

Sylvia Mangalam

Clerk of the Halifax Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

1388 Bedford Highway Bedford NS B4A 1E2

* George Fox’s declaration of 1661 to Charles II is referred to as the Friends Historic Peace Testimony: “We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any ends or under any pretence whatsoever. And this is our testimony to the whole world.”

cc: Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada; Stephen Owen, Minister of Public Works; Jim Peterson, Minister of International Trade; Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs; David Pratt, Minister of National Defence; Ivan P.

Fellegi, Chief Statistician of Canada

Our Monthly Meeting will also be sharing this letter with other Friends’

Meetings, as well as the general public.

 

 

Canadians fighting Lockheed/Martin: Loss of Confidence in Government: PART 1

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From fall 2006:

 

2006 Census Canada – Non-Compliance

 

 

There have been a few media reports about the high rate of non-compliance with the 2006 census. The cause has been attributed, for example, to a transient population (e.g. Alberta).

 

If you are in the email networks you know what the media is not telling: the Government contracted-out part of the 2006 census to Lockheed-Martin Corporation which is part of the American military machine. People have refused to co-operate with the census as a form of protest or resistance.

 

There are a number of reasons why the census should not have been out-sourced but the Lockheed-Martin situation is pivotal.

 

My first communication to the Government about their plans to “out-source”

to Lockheed-Martin was in 2003. I have appended a copy of the excellent letter from the Quaker (Society of Friends) community in Halifax dated February 2004. …

 

Later, we worked with the Government on the GDR (Government Directive on

Regulating) which is part of so-called “Smart Regulations”. I used the GDR to reinforce the point about the census, telling the Government that Canadians are learning non-compliance with regulations. I told them there would be a high level of non-compliance with the census for very legitimate reasons, if they did not change their direction. It wasn’t hard to figure out, from all the protest. The rule of law in Canada is being undermined which is a very serious situation.

 

Corruption, governments in bed with the people they are supposed to regulate, the complete failure to regulate to protect “the commons”, the gun registry, contracting-out to corporations like Lockheed-Martin, etc. etc. – all PREDICTABLY lead to a loss of confidence and consequent disrespect for the laws of the land. Definitely not a good place to be. You can point this out to the Government, but they seem incapable of hearing.

 

I have continued to communicate with Ivan Felligi (Chief Statistician for Canada) about the census. A Statistics Canada person phoned me and we talked the matter through, or so I thought. I have participated in the on-line support network at Vive le Canada. These are people who have resisted the census in various ways. Statistics Canada personnel also watch the site.

 

There is a recent posting from one of them.  (April 2008, web address deleted;  the page is no longer available.)

 

“Count Me Out” (a play on the Government promotion of the Census “Count Me In”)was another web-site for the sharing of information in 2006.

 

There are thousands of people across Canada who have not complied, many of them for the same reason: Lockheed-Martin. On July 5th we circulated in our network the report that 400,000 adults in British Columbia alone had not sent in their census forms – 10% of the population. The Government stepped up efforts to gain compliance. They do not disseminate the information on how many people have sabotaged the census in various ways, from the provision of inaccurate information up to refusal to submit.

 

The letter I received this week from Ivan Felligi tells me, “If your completed questionnaire is not received by Statistics Canada by October 27, 2006, I will turn the matter over to the Department of Justice with a recommendation that appropriate charges be laid….”

 

Further, if I am tried and found guilty of an offence under the Statistics Act, I “may be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or both.”

 

The reason given by Ivan for why the census form from me is required, is simply not true. It is contained in my reply to him (copy below). 

 

 

The following is my letter to Ivan Felligi, head of Statistics Canada. I have cc’d it to the President of Lockheed-Martin Canada, Martin Munro. And to Maxime Bernier, who, as the Minister for Industry Canada is responsible for Statistics Canada.

 

/Sandra

CONTACT AT: 306-373-8078

Open Letter to Congress: www.opednews.com

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 This article by Kathryn Smith is one of the most lucid arguments against the current state of disarray that is evidenced in our government.  The full article is detailed and lays out the opposing arguments against government fascism and the contrived and fake “War of Terror”…..fully supported by both party’s. 

 These are a few excerpts from her scathing article:

~ Sometimes we have to question our assumptions. And for you to assume, Congress, that to pass or even to consider laws such as S.1959/HR1955, The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act “and for other purposes”—-WHAT other purposes???—-is to squelch dissent, you are assuming very wrongly indeed. You lie to us that this bill merely “Studies” terrorism, yet propose to have government infiltrators *spy* on our college students, who just so happen to be the most vocal citizen cross-sector in our country.

You say that this bill “Should not” clamp down on civil liberties, yet you set up a Commission of government personnel who themselves will conduct hearings of Americans (like vocal college students) *dubbed* as “Homegrown terrorists“. No judge to check random government power, no citizen jury are proposed in this unconstitutional bill.

Congress, did it ever occur to you that when you step on somebody’s head, they just might rather fiercely object? Do you really believe that by stepping on their mouth you will silence them? My bet is that the mouth will bite your foot—hard too—-because by heaping injustice on top of injustice, you are only going to create the homegrown terrorist wrath which you are trying to squelch in the first place. If a civil war breaks out in America, guess who created it? Mission Accomplished.

~ It’s very interesting to me to see how routinely Congress and this Administration has projected its own shadow onto an entire nation of people. By stating in the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism *Exacerbation* Act “and for other purposes”, that for a citizen “to further his or her religious, political or social beliefs“ through “radical ideologies” and the “use, planned use, or threatened use of violence or force” is illegal, I must say that you, dear Congress, are the most guilty of all parties on this planet.

Under that proposed law, we ourselves could hold you so responsible in court, as could other nations, that it would be a laugh of triumph. I pray for that day to arrive, and the sooner the better! As the Psalmist said, the snare you have set for us will become the snare you will have set for yourselves, and ye shall all indeed be sitting in jail. Bring it on! 

~ (Qualifier: I am adamantly opposed to violence. And I radically, strongly and vehemently oppose S. 1959 and HR 1955, in furtherance of my social, religious and political beliefs, not to mention that of our own US Constitution).

~ E) Congress, you are coaching us to hate others based on racial profiling. We hereby stand united, publicly calling the shots for what they are and widely spreading word, thus dismantling your attempts to further your agenda at the expense of innocent people:

~ What of the fact that Bush’s own grandfather was a key person in the Nazi movement, and now we have “the enemy” Muslim, Middle Easterners, Afghanis and Pakistanis as our targets where previously it was the Jews? Sure there are Middle Eastern terrorists, but does that make *every* Middle Easterner a terrorist? Far from it. If so, we would all have been dead long ago. What nonsense this is—and what a brainwash, just as occurred in Nazi Germany! Even Germans themselves have openly said so, themselves. This is not a distorted “take” on the situation, at all.

~ Is it better for you, Congress, to be considered “Soft on terror” or to promote Nazi-like propaganda resulting in shock and awe, torture and war without end, while raping our civil liberties, all for the sake of a cognitive distortion (every Middle Easterner=terrorist) and a blown-up hoax (weapons of mass destruction) ? To think or not to think, that is the question.~Which leads me to my next point.

F) Congress, Bush and Cheney, your hand-and-glove operation to gain world domination is doomed to fail from the start.

Because you see, it’s basic economics. Even someone as uneducated in the area of economics as I, can understand that endless war will result in an economic depression. And finally, as world banks start to bail out our collapsing system in the sub-prime mortgage crisis, it is those other countries who will actually gain domination over us, not the other way around. It takes no brains to figure out that any country may gain domination over another country through economic control. Your quest for world domination is short-sighted indeed.

~ G) Immunity is an illusion:

~ Congress, if Hussein could first be supplied with weapons and then killed by his suppliers for having possessed them, aren’t you yourselves vulnerable to the unconstitutional laws you are passing? What of the Congressman whose office was searched, and the cry of bloody murder which followed—-and yet it was you yourselves who voted for that same law which resulted in that search, ie the Patriot Act? Congress, if you believe you are immune, and your friends and family members too, you are so wrong. Your slave masters will whip you with the very chains with which they promise to hold your enemies. Make no mistake about it. And you know just exactly to whom I am referring.

~ H) The War on Terror is Fake:

~ What of the fact that the terrorist database is now close to one million people? Is the song “Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens a terrorist work, and why should a plane be grounded because Stevens was on board and happens to be a Middle Easterner and a Muslim? Should planes be grounded because Buddhists, Jews and Catholics are on board? What of the fact that infants, children, peaceful activists (ie vocal citizens), and only Democrats in Congress (no Republicans) appear on the no-fly list? How much credibility does that lend the war on terror? More likely, people will finally wake up, en masse, and recognize it for what it is: The war OF terror is much more accurate.

Kathryn Smith  www.opednews.com

Kathryn invites everyone to redistribute this letter to congress where ever possible.

March 10, 2008

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