|26 Oct 2007 @ 05:20, by Anthony Marsh|
House Passes Thought Crime Prevention Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 1955 titled the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. This bill is one of the most blatant attacks against the Constitution yet and actually defines thought crimes as homegrown terrorism. If passed into law, it will also establish a commission and a Center of Excellence to study and defeat so called thought criminals. Unlike previous anti-terror legislation, this bill specifically targets the civilian population of the United States and uses vague language to define homegrown terrorism. Amazingly, 404 of our elected representatives from both the Democrat and Republican parties voted in favor of this bill. There is little doubt that this bill is specifically targeting the growing patriot community that is demanding the restoration of the Constitution.
First let’s take a look at the definitions of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism as defined in Section 899A of the bill.
The definition of violent radicalization uses vague language to define this term of promoting any belief system that the government considers to be an extremist agenda. Since the bill doesn’t specifically define what an extremist belief system is, it is entirely up to the interpretation of the government. Considering how much the government has done to destroy the Constitution they could even define Ron Paul supporters as promoting an extremist belief system. Literally, the government according to this definition can define whatever they want as an extremist belief system. Essentially they have defined violent radicalization as thought crime. The definition as defined in the bill is shown below.
`(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization' means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.
The definition of homegrown terrorism uses equally vague language to further define thought crime. The bill includes the planned use of force or violence as homegrown terrorism which could be interpreted as thinking about using force or violence. Not only that but the definition is so vaguely defined, that petty crimes could even fall into the category of homegrown terrorism. The definition as defined in the bill is shown below.
`(3) HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism' means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
Section 899B of the bill goes over the findings of Congress as it pertains to homegrown terrorism. Particularly alarming is that the bill mentions the Internet as a main source for terrorist propaganda. The bill even mentions streams in obvious reference to many of the patriot and pro-constitution Internet radio networks that have been formed. It also mentions that homegrown terrorists span all ages and races indicating that the Congress is stating that everyone is a potential terrorist. Even worse is that Congress states in their findings that they should look at draconian police states like Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom as models to defeat homegrown terrorists. Literally, these findings of Congress fall right in line with the growing patriot community.
The biggest joke of all is that this section also says that any measure to prevent violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism should not violate the constitutional rights of citizens. However, the definition of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism as they are defined in section 899A are themselves unconstitutional. The Constitution does not allow the government to arrest people for thought crimes, so any promises not to violate the constitutional rights of citizens are already broken by their own definitions.
`SEC. 899B. FINDINGS.
`The Congress finds the following:
`(1) The development and implementation of methods and processes that can be utilized to prevent violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in the United States is critical to combating domestic terrorism.
`(2) The promotion of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence exists in the United States and poses a threat to homeland security.
`(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.
`(4) While the United States must continue its vigilant efforts to combat international terrorism, it must also strengthen efforts to combat the threat posed by homegrown terrorists based and operating within the United States.
`(5) Understanding the motivational factors that lead to violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence is a vital step toward eradicating these threats in the United States.
`(6) The potential rise of self radicalized, unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily prevented through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts, and requires the incorporation of State and local solutions.
`(7) Individuals prone to violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence span all races, ethnicities, and religious beliefs, and individuals should not be targeted based solely on race, ethnicity, or religion.
`(8) Any measure taken to prevent violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism in the United States should not violate the constitutional rights, civil rights and civil liberties of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents.
`(9) Certain governments, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia have significant experience with homegrown terrorism and the United States can benefit from lessons learned by those nations.
Section 899C calls for a commission on the prevention of violent radicalization and ideologically based violence. The commission will consist of ten members appointed by various individuals that hold different positions in government. Essentially, this is a commission that will examine and report on how they are going to deal with violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism. So basically, the commission is being formed specifically on how to deal with thought criminals in the United States. The bill requires that the commission submit their final report 18 months following the commission’s first meeting as well as submit interim reports every 6 months leading up to the final report. Below is the bill’s defined purpose of the commission. Amazingly they even define one of the purposes of the commission to determine the causes of lone wolf violent radicalization.
(b) Purpose- The purposes of the Commission are the following:
`(1) Examine and report upon the facts and causes of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in the United States, including United States connections to non-United States persons and networks, violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in prison, individual or `lone wolf' violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence, and other faces of the phenomena of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence that the Commission considers important.
`(2) Build upon and bring together the work of other entities and avoid unnecessary duplication, by reviewing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of--
`(A) the Center of Excellence established or designated under section 899D, and other academic work, as appropriate;
`(B) Federal, State, local, or tribal studies of, reviews of, and experiences with violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence; and
`(C) foreign government studies of, reviews of, and experiences with violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence.
Section 899D of the bill establishes a Center of Excellence for the Study of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States. Essentially, this will be a Department of Homeland Security affiliated institution that will study and determine how to defeat thought criminals.
Section 899E of the bill discusses how the government is going to defeat violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism through international cooperation. As stated in the findings section earlier in the legislation, they will unquestionably seek the advice of countries with draconian police states like the United Kingdom to determine how to deal with this growing threat of thought crime.
Possibly the most ridiculous section of the bill is Section 899F which states how they plan on protecting civil rights and civil liberties while preventing ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism. Here is what the section says.
`SEC. 899F. PROTECTING CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES WHILE PREVENTING IDEOLOGICALLY-BASED VIOLENCE AND HOMEGROWN TERRORISM.
`(a) In General- The Department of Homeland Security's efforts to prevent ideologically-based violence and homegrown terrorism as described herein shall not violate the constitutional rights, civil rights, and civil liberties of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents.
`(b) Commitment to Racial Neutrality- The Secretary shall ensure that the activities and operations of the entities created by this subtitle are in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security's commitment to racial neutrality.
`(c) Auditing Mechanism- The Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Officer of the Department of Homeland Security will develop and implement an auditing mechanism to ensure that compliance with this subtitle does not result in a disproportionate impact, without a rational basis, on any particular race, ethnicity, or religion and include the results of its audit in its annual report to Congress required under section 705.'.
(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by inserting at the end of the items relating to title VIII the following:
It states in the first subsection that in general the efforts to defeat thought crime shall not violate the constitutional rights, civil rights and civil liberties of the United States citizens and lawful permanent residents. How does this protect constitutional rights if they use vague language such as in general that prefaces the statement? This means that the Department of Homeland Security does not have to abide by the Constitution in their attempts to prevent so called homegrown terrorism.
This bill is completely insane. It literally allows the government to define any and all crimes including thought crime as violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism. Obviously, this legislation is unconstitutional on a number of levels and it is clear that all 404 representatives who voted in favor of this bill are traitors and should be removed from office immediately. The treason spans both political parties and it shows us all that there is no difference between them. The bill will go on to the Senate and will likely be passed and signed into the law by George W. Bush. Considering that draconian legislation like the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act have already been passed, there seems little question that this one will get passed as well. This is more proof that our country has been completely sold out by a group of traitors at all levels of government.
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26 Oct 2007 @ 06:06 by : Heh, heh...
Yeah. They know we know. They know we are coming after them, too, and there isn't a damned thing that they can do about it. Maybe they should all wear nooses like Joe Wilson did in Baghdad the first time around? I think it would be neat for them to furnish their own rope.
Though I do know a few Hemp growers who'd probably donate the best for free. Screw the creeps. Their time, on Earth, is very, very limited. They are shaking in their boots.
Don't forget that the constitution was meant for them not us. It is a piece of Hemp paper. We actually never signed it nor did they. I don't have to abide by it. But they do... no one can guarantee me a damned thing and I create my own realities and am not of them. Traitors all are they. Every one.
Don't worry, bushie, we'll give them enough rope...
26 Oct 2007 @ 06:37 by : Well
I was thinking we could use this new law to bust them, lol. I mean since its so obscured, we could interpit what they are doing as violent thought crimes, all the laws passed during GWs terms. lol.
28 Oct 2007 @ 16:04 by Robert Stone @184.108.40.206 : House Passes Throught Crime Bill
House Passes HR 1955 "the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007"
Labor Unions are especially at risk under this bill’s definition of "VIOLENT RADICALIZATION." It would take just one fight between union members and their employer, or with police, scabs or strike breakers for a union to be labeled a "violent radical organization with an agenda, terrorists." Historically unions have violent conflicts fighting for fair wages and better working conditions. Big Corporations can use this vaguely written bill to stop any labor movement. Police need only allege that people in a labor movement "were thinking about using violence." And Government is quite adept at providing false or purchased testimony.
Once this bill passes the U.S. Government and police can eliminate any peaceful/lawful organization in "COINTELPRO" fashion by sending agent provocateurs into targeted lawful organizations and protest demonstrations to cause violence and/or destruction of private property. For instance, often many diverse organizations attend protests against the Iraq War, where violence might take place. Under this bill, all organizations that participate at a demonstration to stop the Iraq War could be charged with terrorism should violence occur, i.e., "for supporting an agenda by violence to coerce and influence the U.S. Government." After this bill is passed, government and police will be able to eliminate any organization or individual that would dare attend a meeting or demonstration for or against anything.
Under this bill, after the Government charges you with Terrorism for "thinking about or supporting an Agenda that might entail violence, "Patriot Act Asset Forfeiture Provisions" kick in under Title 18 of the federal code. The "federal relation back doctrine" provides the government the power to seize any asset that was used prior to facilitate or support a purpose that would make that asset subject to government forfeiture. After this bill passes peaceful organizations and protestors attending demonstrations may be at great risk. Under the Patriot Act, if you or your organization are criminally charged with terrorism or terrorist conspiracy, Government can forfeit your home if used for meetings as constituting an asset "used" to support a terrorist conspiracy. The government can seize your car if used to transport co-conspirators to meetings or demonstrations that advance an "illegal agenda." Even if no violence took place. Government can, 20 years in the future, come back to forfeit those assets using only "civil evidence" since the passage of Henry Hide’s forfeiture bill HR 1658 in 2000. And no person or organization need be charged with a crime. Under this new bill just thinking or talking about violence in your home is enough to have your house seized by the government. That includes talking on your phone at your property. Under this new bill, innocent citizens are at risk if they participate in political, religions, labor, any meeting where another participant might attempt to further a lawful agenda though violence. Under the Patriot Act innocent citizens start out guilty having to prove they did not have reason to know the persons that they associated with may commit a terrorist act.
28 Oct 2007 @ 17:24 by : Yep
You remember the Rodny King riots? That was a Gov op, where you had people with white shirts and black pants going ahead of the crowd in all directions busting windows so as to agon the people to loot. Anyone could see that was the case since they had full helicopter view of the area. People/sheepole are easy to gode into rebelioin and the gov will use that against us. My personal view is not to own anything, live off the land and stop paying taxes, if the NWO people arnt getting funds they cant persue thier agenda. As long as the American people pay them and assume they are being kept safe by them there is no longer "We the people of the United States" we become "We the people of the NWO or NAU" as cool as being considered a global citizen sounds, ultamatly we sign our souls over to them. I say let them lock us up, and martar us, beat us, starve us, poison us. It will cost them far more. All they will have is a trashed world and no one to serve them. If your working for a corperation then all you do is serve the evil ones, simple as that, your nothing but a brain dead slave.
29 Oct 2007 @ 16:24 by a-d : My goodness Bushman!....
Now you're talking! Alright! Good comments Bushy & Vax! Thanks!... all very provocative -indeed thought provoking!
"...I was thinking we could use this new law to bust them, lol. I mean since its so obscured, we could interpit what they are doing as violent thought crimes, all the laws passed during GWs terms. lol." Right on!
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