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New Legislation Will Criminalize Disclosing

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posted on Mar, 19 2006 @ 04:54 AM
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Facism made easy. A new legislation set to be introduced as early as next week will criminalize any disclosures in regards to Bush's kinky domestic, and so far useless, surveillance programs. Yet another vaguely worded law that could potentially make it illegal to decry any executive wrongdoings to the public.

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Reporters who write about government surveillance could be prosecuted under proposed legislation that would solidify the administration's eavesdropping authority, according to some legal analysts who are concerned about dramatic changes in U.S. law....
Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies, said the measure is broader than any existing laws. She said, for example, the language does not specify that the information has to be harmful to national security or classified.

"The bill would make it a crime to tell the American people that the president is breaking the law, and the bill could make it a crime for the newspapers to publish that fact," said Martin, a civil liberties advocate.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

They are raping the 1st and 4th Ammendments in One Bill. What was it, like a week ago they rounded up that nurse and charged her with Sedition, creepy stuff.

Don't look for help from the political opposition to Bush Co. either, check out this little quote from the Judiciary Committee's hearing Monday, apparently they want to expand the program...
"I don't understand why you would limit your eavesdropping only to foreign conversations," Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.)

When you find yourself sifting through a history book later and asking "How could that have happened?", well this legislation is a damned good example. Are we really sitting on our collective arses and watching this happen?


Edit: Sorry About the Title of this thread, it seems to have been cut short.

[edit on 19-3-2006 by twitchy]




posted on Mar, 19 2006 @ 05:52 AM
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Well, "loose lips, sink ships", and "the ship of fools" running the world, would hate to have to sink or swim like us mere peasants.

In Australia, they can bug anyone they 'say' they 'think' may be talking to anyone they 'say' they 'think' may be... you get my drift, we shouldn't talk to anyone about anything, just incase someones told someone else, they may be connected to the wrong people.

You can find yourself whisked off and locked up, and one parent can't even tell another parent who took their 16 y.o and why or they get locked up, sure it hasn't happened yet...or has it? who the bloody hell would know? How many of the many missing persons, aren't 'missing' at all.

I wish someone would lock up Steve Bracks, Victoria's premier. He's proudly of Lebonese decent, surely he's talked to some 'wrong' people. He comes from Ballarat, our Cardinals home town, he must talk to alot of 'wrong' people.



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