Previously I have posted (see Here and Here ) about what I consider to be "police state" actions against OWS. WHAT IS PROPOSED GOES BEYOND THAT!
Even if you are completely opposed to OWS, you have to read what Congress has proposed and realize that your liberty is at stake.
Congress will vote next week on explicitly creating a police state.
As Zero Hedge http://www.zerohedge.com/ reports:
The American people are paying the price for allowing a few evil men to gain control of our government... We now unquestioningly accept being molested in airports. We shrug as our intelligence agencies eavesdrop on our telephone conversations and emails without the need for a court order. It is now taken for granted that we imprison people without charging them with a crime and assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries with predator drones. Invading countries and going to war no longer requires a declaration of war by Congress as required by the Constitution. The State grows ever more powerful.
The ACLU’s Washington legislative office explains:
The Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.***The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world.***The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself. The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday.***In support of this treasonous bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”***The senators pushing the indefinite detention proposal have made their goals very clear that they want an okay for a worldwide military battlefield, that even extends to your hometown.
WHAT THEY PROPOSE IS A POLICE STATE - YOU CAN BE "TAKEN" AND HAVE ZERO, NO, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF PROTECTION.
IT IS A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA!
Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "Emergency". It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini....
The art of leadership ... consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.... The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. - Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), German dictator. Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 3 (1925)
According to Department of Defense training manuals, protest is considered “low-level terrorism”.
YES, IF YOU EXERCISE THE RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH AND FREE ASSEMBLY YOU COULD NOW BE PUNISHED AS A TERRORIST!
And if you think that doesn't apply to you, what if you protest abortion, the Klu Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, climate change, destruction of our forests or, of course, OWS! You could then be labeled a “terrorists” and all of your rights would be striped from you. No Bill of Right, no Constitution, no Writ of Mandamus - nothing - you would be subject to the laws of the KING.
A FBI memo labels peace protesters as “terrorists”:
2003 FBI memo describes protesters’ use of videotaping as an “intimidation” technique, even though – as the ACLU points out – “Most mainstream demonstrators often use videotape during protests to document law enforcement activity and, more importantly, deter police from acting outside the law.” The FBI appears to be objecting to the use of cameras to document unlawful behavior by law enforcement itself.
The Internet has been labeled as a breeding ground for terrorists, with anyone who questions the government’s versions of history being especially equated with terrorists.
The state of Missouri tried to label as terrorists current Congressman Ron Paul and his supporters, former Congressman Bob Barr, libertarians in general, anyone who holds gold, and a host of other people.
And according to a law school professor and former president of the National Lawyers Guild, pursuant to the Military Commissions Act:
Anyone who … speaks out against the government’s policies could be declared an “unlawful enemy combatant” and imprisoned indefinitely. That includes American citizens.THERE IS STILL A CHANCE TO STOP IT!
The ACLU notes that there is some hope:
But there is a way to stop this dangerous legislation. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is offering the Udall Amendment that will delete the harmful provisions and replace them with a requirement for an orderly Congressional review of detention power. The Udall Amendment will make sure that the bill matches up with American values.The solution is the Udall Amendment; a way for the Senate to say no to indefinite detention without charge or trial anywhere in the world where any president decides to use the military. Instead of simply going along with a bill that was drafted in secret and is being jammed through the Senate, the Udall Amendment deletes the provisions and sets up an orderly review of detention power. It tries to take the politics out and put American values back in.
Now is the time to stop this treasonous idea. Please urge your senators to vote YES on the Udall Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Welcome to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. ACT NOW!