A very good description of what Patriot II really means and entails for your freedoms (or former freedoms)
A Brief Analysis of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, Also Known as Patriot Act II
By Alex Jones
(Posted Feb 10, 2003)
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
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.
*Note: On February 10, 2003 I discovered that not only was there a house version that had been covertly brought to Hastert, but that many provisions
of the now public Patriot Act II had already been introduced as pork barrel riders on Senate Bill S. 22. Dozens of subsections and even the titles of
the subsections are identical to those in the House version. This is very important because it catches the Justice Department in a bald-faced lie. The
Justice Department claimed that the secret legislation brought into the House was only for study, and that at this time there was no intention to try
and pass it. Now upon reading S. 22, it is clear that the leadership of the Senate is fully aware of the Patriot Act II, and have passed these riders
out of their committees into the full bill. I spent two hours scanning through S. 22 and, let me tell you, it is a nightmare for anyone who loves
liberty. It even contains the Our Lady of Peace Act that registers all gun owners. It bans the private sale of all firearms, creates a Federal
ballistics database, and much more.
There are other bills in the Senate that grant the Federal government sweeping powers. S.45 states in section one that the office for State and local
government coordination for Homeland Security will no longer just oversee, but that now local cities critical functions will be headed by a Federal
director. On Tuesday, February 11th, we noted a story in The Times-Picayune with the headline: Nagin announces major overhaul of City Hall --New
Homeland Security office to oversee cops, firemen, emergency agency. The Federal power-grab taking place is widespread and all Americans must mobilize
to resist it.
Another interesting bill is S. 16. S. 16 is a smorgasbord of Federal funding and control over local police departments and needs to be examined