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V4D3R
12-07-2007, 11:04 PM
S. 1959 Criminalizes Thoughts,
Blogs, Freedom Of Speech
12-2-7
"The end of Free Speech in America has arrived at our doorstep. It's a new law called the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, and it is worded in a clever way that could allow the U.S. government to arrest and incarcerate any individual who speaks out against the Bush Administration, the war onIraq, the Department of Homeland Security or any government agency (including the FDA). The law has already passed the House on a traitorous vote of 405 to 6, and it is now being considered in the Senate where a vote is imminent. All over the internet, intelligent people who care about freedom are speaking out against this extremely dangerous law: Philip Giraldi at the Huffington Post, Declan McCullagh at CNET's News.com, Kathryn Smith at OpEdNews.com... read on: http://www.newstarget.com/022308.html Text of S.1959 bill here: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc110/h1955_rfs.xml Take action now, or lose your freedoms forever. If you live in the U.S., it is urgent that you call your Senators right now and voice your strong opposition against this extremely dangerous law. Here are the phone numbers for the U.S. Senate switchboard: 1-877-851-6437 1-800-833-6354 1-888-355-3588 1-866-220-0044 1-866-808-0065 1-877-762-8762 1-866-340-9281 1-800-862-5530 How to do this: 1) Make sure you know the names of your Senators. 2) Call the U.S. Senate switchboard using one of the numbers above. 3) Ask to speak to the offices of your Senators. 4) Tell them you are strongly opposed to S. 1959, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act 5) Ask for their fax number. 6) Follow up your phone call with a written, signed letter that you fax to your Senators. Another Article by Philip Giraldi on Huffington Post About S.1959 here: The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act There has been a long tradition of fear-mongering legislation in the United States directed against groups and individuals believed to threaten the established order. The first such measures were the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by Congress in 1798 during the administration of the second president of the United States John Adams. The Acts, consisting of four separate laws, made it more difficult to become a citizen, sought to control real or imagined foreign agents operating in the United States, and also gave the government broad powers to control "sedition." Sedition was defined as "resisting any law of the United States or any act of the President" punishable by a prison sentence of up to two years. It also made illegal "false, scandalous or malicious writing" directed against either the government or government officials. The next President, Thomas Jefferson declared that three out of the four laws were unconstitutional and pardoned everyone who had been convicted under them... continued on http://tinyurl.com/28r2ak

V4D3R
12-07-2007, 11:05 PM
This is a 02/07 article- what is the deal with this law nowadays? Has it been passed?

SG
12-08-2007, 12:36 AM
This is a 02/07 article- what is the deal with this law nowadays? Has it been passed?

this bill has just been introduced to the Senate, its not law......

Vegan
12-08-2007, 12:45 AM
i've read this bill. seems like it is directed towards those making threats of violent force. although, knowing the u.s. gvt., they are usually very vague with their interpretations.

look, the bottom line is that we, the people, can take our country back. you can start by supporting dennis kucinich who, as a current member of congress, was one of the 6 who voted against this piece of shit bill. he'd never sign something like this into law as president. he plans to abolish the patriot act when elected as well.

if you vote in hillary, rudy, huckabee, romney, mccain, or obama, you can expect more of the same. it'll be interesting to see how hillary and obama vote on this when it goes up for a vote in the senate.