posted on May, 7 2009 @ 12:36 PM
These laws where made to give more power (undeserved) to an administration that was devicive and creating agendas serving un american values.
Absolute power corrupts.
The laws apply to terrorist criminality but are made broad so it does not need the normal description of a terrorist or paperwork and transparency
which just makes a nuisance out of a collar for law enforcement. With this they can do an operation without hours of recording and normal process
A two month old baby with a stick of dynamite is a terrorist under this law. It does not seem to matter who duck taped it to the baby.
So now this BAD law, is used as a convenience device so law enforcement can classify an operation as such and have all the fun of an operation without
sweating the due diligence usually afforded due process.
The problem is, that when they use this law, and in this case inappropriately, it starts a chain of events that is erosive to any individuals rights
whether guilty or not. No one who made the law cares as long as their agenda was fulfilled. They consider this type of event in the ledger column of
The agencies who carried out the arrest don't have to look back because they are following procedure as outlined in the Patriot Act. They will claim
they are just doing their job. Oversight is effectively relegated to closed doors and insulated operative offices.
Law becomes not only blind, but deaf and dumb. It is, as another sharp ATS'er stated, "a Juggernaut." A headless beast let loose with such broad
power it cannot be stopped by any legal or normal constitutional means. We knew this when it was put into law, but drank the Kool Aid of the fear we
where poisoned with through the administrations advertising campaign supporting their own secret goals we likely have not even uncovered.
It will take heroic legal battles in Washington and from the people to rescind this abuse of the former administrations power. If the new
administrations agenda is secretly in line with this law, or is enticed into keeping it because it gives them more convenience or feeds their agenda
in other ways, it will see more damage before it is taken from the operations manual.
The power will be hard to let go of when they think they cannot easily accomplish something they see need happen to further their own goals.
Expect more tragic events to follow. The tool this law provides to an overly bureaucratic, red tape society where nothing can get done without
skipping the protection of our rights is just too enticing to agencies now under manned, under trained, power obsessed, culturally isolated, anxiety
ridden, inefficient, under funded, now feared and unappreciated.
Nothing good comes from bad.
This one law taints the whole of the constitution. And the worst part is that it is not the only such law that is abused for less than the protection
of our rights and liberties. It is just the most blatant.