Saturday, December 10, 2011

We Have Lost - Constitutionally Backed Freedoms

Not So Long Ago In A Land Not So Far Away

   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came out with an advisory that reinforced the stereotypes that DHS head, Janet Ann Napolitano placed on a potential terrorist watch list sent out to law enforcement agencies nationwide.  (Information taken from the US Office of Homeland Security - Intelligence and Analysis Assessment Prepared by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis). According to the advisory, you are suspect to the DHS if you could be classified as one of the following:

1.  Returning Military Veteran

2.  Pro-life Advocate

3.  Second Amendment Advocate

4.  Non Supporter of the President’s Administration

5.  Critical of NAFTA

6.  Against Same Sex Marriage

7.  If you believe the U.S. economy will collapse

8.  If you are a Christian who believes that we're living in the   ‘end times.’

9.  If you are Unemployed

10. Concerned about illegal immigration

11. Concerned about a “New World Order"

Then at the end of this list, (in echoes that hearken back to Nazi Germany), the DHS advisory says this:  "The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) encourages anyone who suspects another of being a right wing extremist to turn them in."  (U) Reporting Notice: (U) DHS encourages recipients of this document to report information concerning suspicious or criminal activity to DHS and the FBI." The quote was followed by a series of telephone numbers and web addresses to the DHS National Operations Center, the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) and the FBI.

Well guess what - a law, The National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.)  made it through the Senate.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said:  "[W]hat we are talking about here is that Americans could be subjected to life imprisonment. Think about that for a minute. Life imprisonment. Without ever being charged, tried, or convicted of a crime. Without ever having an opportunity to prove your innocence to a judge or a jury of your peers. And without the government ever having to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. I think that denigrates the very foundations of this country."  Then Franken voted FOR the law anyway - go figure!  



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