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February 18, 2003
The Writing On The Wall Series #14: Sauron is Rearing Up Its Head - The Power to Defeat Him Is Within Us
There has never been a more important compilation to read. The Lord of the Ring analogy above seems to apply perfectly to what we are facing...
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P.S. As I listened tonight on Kudlow and Kramer to an interview with a man expressing that the Patriot Act needs to be reinforced to counter the alleged 100 Al-Qada sleeping cells in the US as indicated by CIA'S Tenet a few days ago, I could easily see that they are preparing the public to accept the notion of pre-emptively putting in concentration camps Muslim people living in the USA as they did with Japanese people during World War II. The current whipping up of fears of a new terrorist attack plays the same role...
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
- Samuel Adams
"This is the worst president ever. He is the worst president in all of American history."
- Helen Thomas (Reputed journalist)
"Sometimes the truth hurts, but the only thing it hurts are illusions."
- Alan Cohen
"The greatest threat to our world and its peace comes from those who want war, who prepare for it, and who, by holding out vague promises of future peace or by instilling fear of foreign aggression, try to make us accomplices to their plans."
- Hermann Hesse
"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
- David Rockefeller
"You can worry, you can pray, or you can do something."
- Steven Berglas
NOTE: All the quotes above have been found through repeatedly accessing (clicking on) http://www.newworldtimes.com/ which is an entry point for http://www.meria.net/ the website for Meria Heller an Internet talk radio host whose range of interviews covers positive spirituality, environmental activism and progressive politics. Here are a couple samples of what is to be found on her archives page at http://www.meria.net/archives.html
"9/25/02 - Today I interview Craig Hulet, author of "The Hydra of Carnage: Bush's Imperial War-Making and the Rule of Law, An Analysis of the Objectives and Delusions of Empire". Craig has appeared on Arsenio Hall, CNN and has 10,000 hours of media interviews under his belt the past 20 years, yet NO ONE will interview him on this book. Find out why. Why has Bush broken all Rules of Law? Is he the first Imperial President? He is definitely a Corporate Man, pushing Corporatism globally over the rights and freedoms of all Americans. Find out how. The attack on the WTC according to Craig was more guerilla warfare than terrorism, aimed at the heart of the WTO. Why hasn't anyone claimed it? Why would the hijackers give their real names? Seven of them are alive and well in Saudi Arabia. Craig feels that these acts will continue as the WTO puts it stranglehold on the whole world. This is about the "haves" vs. the "have-nots" and won't go away quietly or anytime soon. Why does everyone want to feed at the "corporate trough"? The dangers of the USA Patriot Act are touched upon as well. The Homeland Security Agency is really to protect THEM (the gov't and corporate CEO's) from US, the citizens of America. Craig feels that the Empire intends to stay regardless of human rights anywhere in the world. Top 51 richest nations aren't nations at all, but Corporations. While we are busy with the "unimportant" stuff, like Dems vs Reps, Gays vs. Straights, Whites vs. Blacks, they are quietly usurping our rights and our resources, laughing all the way to the Bank. This book will certainly make you THINK."
Order the book from http://www.kcandassociates.org or call 360-288-2652
"I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing -- although that was part of it -- by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down... make the further case, or find the evidence that would indicate that that is not true and we can look for other reasons why the terrorists were able to function so effectively in the United States." CLIP
- Sen. Graham
"I think this is a quite radical proposal. It authorizes secret arrests. It would give the Attorney General essentially unchecked authority to deport anyone who he thought was a danger to our economic interests. It would strip citizenship from people for lawful political associations."
- Dr. David Cole, Law professor at Georgetown University and author of Terrorism and the Constitution assessing the leaked Patriot Act II
"If Patriot Act II passes, then arrests would also be secret. That means that dissenters (or anyone else, for that matter) could disappear without a trace, just as they did in Nazi Germany, in Stalinist Russia, and in Pinochet's Chile."
- Taken from http://www.theemailactivist.org/newKGB.htm
1. USA Patriot Act: A Dreadful Act II
2. TOTAL POLICE STATE TAKEOVER
3. WE HAVE A CRISIS!
One Man Against the World
New Anti-Terror Bill: Critics Cry Foul (Feb 8)
WASHINGTON | The Justice Department is preparing to attempt to expand the 2001 Patriot Act to increase surveillance within the United States while restricting access to information and limiting judicial review, a nonprofit government watchdog group asserted Friday. The Center for Public Integrity said it obtained a copy of the draft legislation from a government source. The document, labeled "confidential," was posted on the organization's Internet site along with an analysis. CLIP
The American Way of Torture (Jan 31) (MUST READ!)
We may be soon carrying a continent wide ID card (Jan 30, 2003) http://cbc.ca/witness/security/tools2.html
North America ID Card - Soon North Americans may be carrying around a de facto ID card. It would start with the most common form of ID used - the driver's licence. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators is proposing that North Americans carry a universal and hard to forge drivers' licence that would include biometric identifiers such as fingerprints or retinal scans. But privacy advisors warn that initiatives such as this may be passed with little public input and may not even work. Bruce Schneier says, "The problem isn't knowing who you are. The problem is stopping you from doing bad things. All those terrorists got an airline ticket under the name that their ID showed. The problem wasn't identification. The problem was intention." (...) Hi-Tech Tracking: A simple technology used by pet owners has the potential to be the most effective and invasive security technology yet. By passing a scanner over the lost pet with an implanted microchip a veterinarian can pick up the number and locate the owner in a database. It wasn't until September 11th that people began to recognize how valuable this technology might be in a disaster. (...) Research is currently underway to marry this to a satellite-based global positioning system. "It's the first product where - through GPS information and through our data centre - people actually sit and monitor the whereabouts and vital signs of a loved one such as an elderly parent or a child." This technology could become the ultimate in biometric identification - and with it the potential to turn us all into walking bar codes.
MICROCHIP IMPLANTS - PROMISE OR PERIL? (in ATLANTIS RISING Number 38)
First came our pets, then some of our children, and soon the rest of us and everything we use, if some have their way. The technology is called frequency identification device (RFID), and it is decidedly a multiple-use technology at once rich in clever positive uses and yet fraught with potential for the most diabolical abuses.
Privacy Commissioner Warns: Privacy Under Attack (Jan 17) CANADIANS - WAKE UP!
Read Privacy Commissioner George Radwanski's Annual Report, where he warns that the Canadian government is rapidly eroding personal privacy in the wake of September 11.
From: "Mark Graffis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA Patriot Act: A Dreadful Act II
Published on February 13, 2003 by the Los Angeles Times
Secret proposals in Ashcroft's anti-terror war strike yet another blow at fundamental rights
Just as the Bush administration is preparing a preemptive strike on Iraq, its Justice Department has been preparing yet another preemptive strike -- a new assault on our civil liberties.
For months, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and his staff have been secretly drafting the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003, designed to expand even further the new government powers for domestic surveillance created by the 2001 USA Patriot Act. Justice Department officials have repeatedly denied the existence of the draft bill, dubbed the "Patriot Act II," but a copy leaked out recently and has been posted on a Web site, http://www.publicintegrity.org/
Since Sept. 11, 2001, the government has rounded up hundreds of people in secret and refused to disclose even their names, on the spurious grounds that this protects their privacy. As drafted, the measure would remove existing protections under the Freedom of Information Act, making it easier for the government to hide whom it is holding and why, and preventing the public from ever obtaining embarrassing information about government overreaching.
Another section would nullify existing consent decrees against state law enforcement agencies that prevent the agencies from spying on individuals and organizations. These consent decrees were crafted because state and local governments illegally invaded the privacy of American citizens and repeatedly violated their civil rights. To make matters worse, the proposed bill prevents courts from issuing injunctions to block future abuses.
Perhaps the most troubling section would strip U.S. citizenship from anyone who gives "material support" to any group that the attorney general designates as a terrorist organization. Citizenship is the most basic right for all Americans, one from which other rights -- such as the right to vote, to participate in politics and even to live in this country -- all flow. Under our Constitution, Americans can't be deprived of their citizenship, and the rights that go with it, unless they voluntarily give it up.
The measure would get around that constitutional guarantee through a legal loophole. It presumes that anyone who provides "material support" to an organization on the attorney general's blacklist -- even if that support is otherwise lawful -- has intended to relinquish citizenship and therefore may be immediately expatriated.
The McCarthy era demonstrated that the attorney general could wield enormous power to harass innocent Americans by designating legal organizations as subversive. The proposed act creates a similar danger: Give a few dollars to a Muslim charity Ashcroft thinks is a terrorist organization and you could be on the next plane out of this country.
The Bush administration claimed last year that the original Patriot Act gave it the tools it needed to fight the war on terror at a minimal cost to civil liberties. These new proposals show, however, that the administration still is not satisfied. It now seems clear that there is no civil right -- even the precious right of citizenship -- that this administration will not abuse to secure ever-greater control over American life. The Bush administration and Ashcroft have become addicted to secrecy and are drunk on power; the more they obtain, they more they demand.
We are fortunate that these proposals came to light now. Otherwise, the administration probably would have revealed them only after it began its war with Iraq, when political opposition would be inhibited by support for our troops. The proposals would not help our war with Iraq, but they would help our government cover up its mistakes.
It is frightening to think that our leaders would try to undermine our civil liberties through a cynical manipulation of public opinion in time of war. It would be even more frightening if they succeeded.
Jack M. Balkin, a professor at Yale Law School, is author of "The Laws of Change" (Schocken Press, 2002)
Patriot Act II (Feb 12)
The sequel is scarier than the original
PLEASE! READ THIS INTRO NOTE BEFORE CONTINUING...
LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE FORWARDED THIS TO ME. YOU OUGHT, I INSIST, YOU ***MUST ABSOLUTELY*** GIVE THIS YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION AND READ EVERY WORD FROM EVERY SENTENCE OF THE FOLLOWING. I HAVE NEVER MADE SUCH A STRONG, INSISTENT RECOMMENDATION BEFORE. AS YOU READ THIS YOU WILL PERFECTLY UNDERSTAND WHY. YOUR FREEDOM, MY FREEDOM AND EVERYONE ELSE'S FREEDOM IS AT STAKE NOW. THE SPECTER OF CONCENTRATION CAMPS WHERE ALL POLITICAL DISSIDENTS, WHATEVER THEIR CAUSE, WHEREVER THEY LIVE ON EARTH, COULD BE SECRETELY WISKED AWAY AND "DISAPPEARED" FOREVER WITHOUT ANY DUE PROCESS OF LAW IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. SLAVE LABOR, POSSIBLY EVEN TORTURE AND DEATH IS THE FATE AWAITING MILLIONS OF UTTERLY INNOCENT PEOPLE IF THIS ORWELLIAN SCHEME CONCOCTED BY A DEMENTED, UNELECTED, DICTATORIAL JUNTA IS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE ITS COURSE. THE WRITING IS ON THE WALLS FOR ALL TO SEE...
TOTAL POLICE STATE TAKEOVER
The American people were shocked by the despotic nature of the first Patriot Act. The second Patriot Act dwarfs all police state legislation in modern world history.
A Brief Analysis of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003
Also Known as Patriot Act II
By Alex Jones
Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) told the Washington Times that no member of Congress was allowed to read the first Patriot Act that was passed by the House on October 27, 2001. The first Patriot Act was universally decried by civil libertarians and Constitutional scholars from across the political spectrum. William Safire, while writing for the New York Times, described the first Patriot Act's powers by saying that President Bush was "seizing dictatorial control.
On February 7, 2003 the Center for Public Integrity, a non-partisan public interest think-tank in DC, revealed the full text of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003. The classified document had been leaked to them by an unnamed source inside the Federal government. The document consisted of a 33-page section by section analysis of the accompanying 87-page bill.
The bill itself is stamped "Confidential - Not for Distribution." Upon reading the analysis and bill, I was stunned by the scientifically crafted tyranny contained in the legislation. The Justice Department Office of Legislative Affairs admits that they had indeed covertly transmitted a copy of the legislation to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, (R-Il) and the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney as well as the executive heads of federal law enforcement agencies.
It is important to note that no member of Congress was allowed to see the first Patriot Act before its passage, and that no debate was tolerate by the House and Senate leadership. The intentions of the White House and Speaker Hastert concerning Patriot Act II appear to be a carbon copy replay of the events that led to the unprecedented passage of the first Patriot Act.
There are two glaring areas that need to be looked at concerning this new legislation:
1. The secretive tactics being used by the White House and Speaker Hastert to keep even the existence of this legislation secret would be more at home in Communist China than in the United States. The fact that Dick Cheney publicly managed the steamroller passage of the first Patriot Act, ensuring that no one was allowed to read it and publicly threatening members of Congress that if they didn't vote in favor of it that they would be blamed for the next terrorist attack, is by the White House's own definition terrorism. The move to clandestinely craft and then bully passage of any legislation by the Executive Branch is clearly an impeachable offence.
2. The second Patriot Act is a mirror image of powers that Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler gave themselves. Whereas the First Patriot Act only gutted the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seriously damaged the Seventh and the Tenth, the Second Patriot Act reorganizes the entire Federal government as well as many areas of state government under the dictatorial control of the Justice Department, the Office of Homeland Security and the FEMA NORTHCOM military command. The Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, also known as the Second Patriot Act is by its very structure the definition of dictatorship.
I challenge all Americans to study the new Patriot Act and to compare it to the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. Ninety percent of the act has nothing to do with terrorism and is instead a giant Federal power-grab with tentacles reaching into every facet of our society. It strips American citizens of all of their rights and grants the government and its private agents total immunity.
Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of just some of the draconian measures encapsulated within this tyrannical legislation:
SECTION 501 (Expatriation of Terrorists) expands the Bush administration's "enemy combatant" definition to all American citizens who "may" have violated any provision of Section 802 of the first Patriot Act. (Section 802 is the new definition of domestic terrorism, and the definition is "any action that endangers human life that is a violation of any Federal or State law.") Section 501 of the second Patriot Act directly connects to Section 125 of the same act. The Justice Department boldly claims that the incredibly broad Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act isn't broad enough and that a new, unlimited definition of terrorism is needed.
Under Section 501 a US citizen engaging in lawful activities can be grabbed off the street and thrown into a van never to be seen again. The Justice Department states that they can do this because the person "had inferred from conduct" that they were not a US citizen. Remember Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act states that any violation of Federal or State law can result in the "enemy combatant" terrorist designation.
SECTION 201 of the second Patriot Act makes it a criminal act for any member of the government or any citizen to release any information concerning the incarceration or whereabouts of detainees. It also states that law enforcement does not even have to tell the press who they have arrested and they never have to release the names.
SECTION 301 and 306 (Terrorist Identification Database) set up a national database of "suspected terrorists" and radically expand the database to include anyone associated with suspected terrorist groups and anyone involved in crimes or having supported any group designated as "terrorist." These sections also set up a national DNA database for anyone on probation or who has been on probation for any crime, and orders State governments to collect the DNA for the Federal government.
SECTION 312 gives immunity to law enforcement engaging in spying operations against the American people and would place substantial restrictions on court injunctions against Federal violations of civil rights across the board.
SECTION 101 will designate individual terrorists as foreign powers and again strip them of all rights under the "enemy combatant" designation.
SECTION 102 states clearly that any information gathering, regardless of whether or not those activities are illegal, can be considered to be clandestine intelligence activities for a foreign power. This makes news gathering illegal.
SECTION 103 allows the Federal government to use wartime martial law powers domestically and internationally without Congress declaring that a state of war exists.
SECTION 106 is bone-chilling in its straightforwardness. It states that broad general warrants by the secret FSIA court (a panel of secret judges set up in a star chamber system that convenes in an undisclosed location) granted under the first Patriot Act are not good enough. It states that government agents must be given immunity for carrying out searches with no prior court approval. This section throws out the entire Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures.
SECTION 109 allows secret star chamber courts to issue contemp charges against any individual or corporation who refuses to incriminate themselves or others. This sections annihilate the last vestiges of the Fifth Amendment.
SECTION 110 restates that key police state clauses in the first Patriot Act were not sunsetted and removes the five year sunset clause from other subsections of the first Patriot Act. After all, the media has told us: "this is the New America. Get used to it. This is forever."
SECTION 111 expands the definition of the "enemy combatant" designation.
SECTION 122 restates the government's newly announced power of "surveillance without a court order."
SECTION 123 restates that the government no longer needs warrants and that the investigations can be a giant dragnet-style sweep described in press reports about the Total Information Awareness Network. One passage reads, "thus the focus of domestic surveillance may be less precise than that directed against more conventional types of crime."
*Note: Over and over again, in subsection after subsection, the second Patriot Act states that its new Soviet-type powers will be used to fight international terrorism, domestic terrorism and other types of crimes. Of course the government has already announced in Section 802 of the first USA Patriot act that any crime is considered domestic terrorism.
SECTION 126 grants the government the right to mine the entire spectrum of public and private sector information from bank records to educational and medical records. This is the enacting law to allow ECHELON and the Total Information Awareness Network to break down any and all walls of privacy.
The government states that they must look at everything to "determine" if individuals or groups might have a connection to terrorist groups. As you can now see, you are guilty until proven innocent.
SECTION 127 allows the government to takeover coroners' and medical examiners' operations whenever they see fit. See how this is like Bill Clinton's special medical examiner he had in Arkansas that ruled that people had committed suicide when their arms and legs had been cut off.
SECTION 128 allows the Federal government to place gag orders on Federal and State Grand Juries and to take over the proceedings. It also disallows individuals or organizations to even try to quash a Federal subpoena. So now defending yourself will be a terrorist action.
SECTION 129 destroys any remaining whistleblower protection for Federal agents.
SECTION 202 allows corporations to keep secret their activities with toxic biological, chemical or radiological materials.
SECTION 205 allows top Federal officials to keep all their financial dealings secret, and anyone investigating them can be considered a terrorist. This should be very useful for Dick Cheney to stop anyone investigating Haliburton.
SECTION 303 sets up national DNA database of suspected terrorists. The database will also be used to "stop other unlawful activities." It will share the information with state, local and foreign agencies for the same purposes.
SECTION 311 federalizes your local police department in the area of information sharing.
SECTION 313 provides liability protection for businesses, especially big businesses that spy on their customers for Homeland Security, violating their privacy agreements. It goes on to say that these are all preventative measures - has anyone seen Minority Report? This is the access hub for the Total Information Awareness Network.
SECTION 321 authorizes foreign governments to spy on the American people and to share information with foreign governments.
SECTION 322 removes Congress from the extradition process and allows officers of the Homeland Security complex to extradite American citizens anywhere they wish. It also allows Homeland Security to secretly take individuals out of foreign countries.
SECTION 402 is titled "Providing Material Support to Terrorism." The section reads that there is no requirement to show that the individual even had the intent to aid terrorists.
SECTION 403 expands the definition of weapons of mass destruction to include any activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce.
SECTION 404 makes it a crime for a terrorist or "other criminals" to use encryption in the commission of a crime.
SECTION 408 creates "lifetime parole" (basically, slavery) for a whole host of crimes.
SECTION 410 creates no statute of limitations for anyone that engages in terrorist actions or supports terrorists. Remember: any crime is now considered terrorism under the first Patriot Act.
SECTION 411 expands crimes that are punishable by death. Again, they point to Section 802 of the first Patriot Act and state that any terrorist act or support of terrorist act can result in the death penalty.
SECTION 421 increases penalties for terrorist financing. This section states that any type of financial activity connected to terrorism will result to time in prison and $10-50,000 fines per violation.
SECTIONS 427 sets up asset forfeiture provisions for anyone engaging in terrorist activities.
There are many other sections that I did not cover in the interest of time. The American people were shocked by the despotic nature of the first Patriot Act. The second Patriot Act dwarfs all police state legislation in modern world history.
CONCLUSION: THERE IS VERY LITTLE TIME LEFT TO PREVENT SOMETHING AKIN TO A NEW AUSCHWITZ, THIS TIME ON AMERICAN SOIL. KNOWING THE REPTILIAN DETERMINATION THEY HAVE DISPLAYED SO FAR AT EVERY TURN TO GET THEIR WAY AND IMPOSE THEIR EVIL WILL, NOT EVEN A GLOBAL OUTCRY OF OUTRAGE WILL SUFFICE TO STOP THEM. MERE WORDS AND POSITIVE THINKING WON'T BE ENOUGH THIS TIME. TO MAKE MYSELF CRYSTAL CLEAR, I'M CERTAINLY *NOT ADVOCATING* ARMED RESISTANCE! IT WOULD BE UTTERLY FUTILE AND WOULD PLAY DIRECTLY INTO THEIR HANDS. ONLY GANDHI-LIKE NON VIOLENT RESISTANCE, AND MASSIVE, SUSTAINED VIGILS DEMANDING THAT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION BE UPHELD WILL BE ENOUGH TO BEGIN TO MAKE A DENT IN THEIR STRATEGY. THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE MUST BE HEARD, LOUD AND CLEAR, RIGHT NOW, FOR TOMORROW IT WILL BE TOO LATE. IF PEOPLE POWER COULD SUCCEED IN BRINGING DOWN TYRANS IN NUMEROUS COUNTRIES, EVEN IN BRINGING DOWN THE SOVIET EMPIRE, THERE IS NO REASON WHY IT CANNOT BE EXERCIZED IN AMERICA AS WELL. BUT FOR THIS TO WORK, PEOPLE NEED TO TRUST THEIR POWER, FOLLOW THEIR HEART AND UNITE!
TO GET AN AVALANCHE, ALL YOU NEED ARE THE RIGHT CONDITIONS AND A SINGLE TRIGGERING MOTION. I SAY LET'S ROLL...
"Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary."
- Mohandas Gandhi
From: "Mr. E" <email@example.com>
Date: 16 Feb 2003
Subject: ### WE HAVE A CRISIS! ### -- Hitler's Enabling Act
My previous message alerted all to the secret effort to pass a new law that would destroy the Constitutional freedoms that we have long enjoyed. The parallels with Hitler's Germany are breathtaking!
I am re-sending my previous message at the end of this message. Please re-read it and take as much action as you possibly can. We have very little time left!
Hitler's Enabling Act
On March 23, 1933, the newly elected members of the German Parliament (the Reichstag) met in the Kroll Opera House in Berlin to consider passing Hitler's Enabling Act. It was officially called the 'Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich.' If passed, it would effectively mean the end of democracy in Germany and establish the legal dictatorship of Adolf Hitler. CLIP
READ THE REST AT http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/enabling.htm
PREVIOUS MESSAGE FROM Don Stacy
We have a full blown crisis on our hands. There is a secret effort to create legislation that WIPES OUT OUR CONSTITUTION ! I am not kidding. What they are working on makes the USA PATRIOT Act look like a dime novel.
The Justice Department has been secretly preparing a proposed "Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003." The popular name is Patriot Act II. They tried to keep us from knowing anything about it but a copy was leaked and is now available on the internet.
By way of introduction, here is an editorial that appeared in The Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado). It is a quick read and will give you an overview of the problem:
Next you must read the analysis done by Alex Jones, a Texas talk show host who made the video: "911 - The Road To Tyranny."
And I hope you will read the interview of Chuck Lewis, Executive Director of The Center for Public Integrity, by Bill Moyers on Moyers' TV program:
I know this is a lot of reading, but I can't emphasize enough how critically important it is that we understand what they are secretly doing and be quick with a creative program to stop this!
The last bit to read is the report by The Center for Public Integrity, a non-partisan think tank that received the leaked draft of the proposed law and publicized it:
Folks, this is an effort to completely destroy the Constitution. It is blood curdling in its blatant specificity! They are openly creating a police state!
What can we do about it? Here are a few ideas:
1) Please call your Congressman and your Senators. You may use this 800 number so that the call will cost you nothing: 1-800-648-3516. Don't be contentious, just state your feelings about this blatant attempt to destroy the Constitution. Call every day or every few days.
2) Write or fax your Congressman and your Senators. For contact information for Senators, go to: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Congressmen's contact information is at:
Handwritten letters and faxes are more effective than printed material or emails.
3) Organize your community. Hold meetings of people that you can identify as being civic minded and basically good people. Hopefully you can identify some who have organizational skills. Once organized, consider seeking petition signatures calling for the defeat of Patriot Act II and the repeal of the USA PATRIOT Act. Present petititons to your community leaders - the city council, board of aldermen, etc. There are now 32 cities that have passed resolutions calling for the repeal of the Patriot Act. Demonstrate against this police state action! Find a busy intersection or an overpass and display signs and make noise. Do what candidates for election do - drops of literature to mail boxes or door handles, hold coffees, hold rallies, etc.
4) Prepare handouts that are easily read and can be handed to people at the mall, on main street, or whereever. This is a very effective technique.
5) Mount an email campaign. Build a list of friends, relatives, co-workers, members of church or synagogue, etc and start providing them with information about this critical subject.
6) Talk about it. Mention it to your daily contacts. Get discussions going.
"The People are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
"We have a choice. We can fight and win a just war against terrorism... Or, we can win while running roughshod over the principles of fairness and due process that we claim to cherish, thus shaming ourselves in the eyes of the world and--eventually, when the smoke of fear and anger finally clears--in our own eyes as well."
- Bob Herbert, The New York Times, December 3, 2001
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