"History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency... when the scourge is manifest... and the need for action is
great" Thurgood Marshall.
While reading numerous threads on ATS it has always surprised me how little history some posters actually know. Numerous posters, while attempting to
prove that the threads I have authored are nothing more then incitements to rebellion, forget that in both Nazi Germany and the Communist take over in
Russia, ALL the politically active in the former regimes were rounded up with those who had stood against the Fascist and Communist. The reason being,
that while an activist might start out FOR the regime, the politically active often change their minds and have already demonstrated a willingness to
argue against that with which they do not agree, thus they are always a possible liability to any authoritarian government. Indeed, our government for
the last 8 years has been quietly laying the legal groundwork to do just that; round up all Americans who might pose a problem to the NWO.
“Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover ""domestic,"" as opposed to
international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act ""dangerous to human life"" that is a violation of the
criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence
the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or
kidnapping. Additionally, the acts have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be
regarded as international terrorism.”
This “appears to be intended to influence the policy of a government by coercion” clause is so broad as to include ANY political activity intended
to force a change in a policy of the government. As the ACLU has pointed out, Section 802 of the patriot Act is the death knell to First Amendment
protest rights; awaiting only to be utilized, as ALL political protesting is now legally defined as “terrorism”.
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety" Benjamin Franklin.
Taking the Patriot Act several steps further, under President Obama’s new DHS guidelines, even the Founding Fathers of our nation were
. Now under President Obama’s
and a 2007
by former President Bush, all
civilian protesting is technically illegal.
While the Act sets the illegality of protesting for those who are involved with service organizations, the ACLU again pointed out that since these
public service volunteers were still citizens, this Act in conjunction with the Patriot Act and former President Bush’s executive order, makes it
now legal for the government to brand any public dissent as “terrorism” and confine the dissenters without any right to Constitutional
protections. In effect, make the government mad with your activities or speech, and you are a ‘terrorist’ who is going to jail for as long as they
want to keep you; all this power is just waiting to be used.
Indeed, in a 2004 & (updated) 2007 Homeland Security Council report entitled ‘Planning Scenarios’ all possible ‘enemies’ were referred to as
the innocuous “Universal Adversary”
potential pool of “conspirators” were separated into the following categories:
1. Foreign terrorists (Islamic)
2. Domestic radical groups (Antiwar, constitutional and civil rights groups)
3. State sponsored adversaries (Rogue states or unstable nations)
4. The disgruntled, unemployed and displaced (White collar, newly homeless, labor and union activists)
With the updated Homeland Security definitions of domestic terrorist issued in 2009, now anyone upset with the government about anything and who is
also outspoken about their grievances, can be marked as a ‘domestic terrorist’. When caught applying such a broad brush to paint such a large
segment of the population as ‘domestic terrorist’, officials push paw and belittle the point while forgetting to mention that when such ‘legal
guide lines’ when they are published by Presidential Cabinet Administrators, they become legal precedents UNTIL challenged in court or revoked; none
of these have been, they have been ‘prettied up’ and reworded but retain their original meanings and are now just waiting to be utilized in
anti-domestic terrorist law enforcement activities.
All of this however, pales in comparison to a little known Department of Defense document that has been in force for many years; The United States
Civil Disturbance Plan 55-2 otherwise known as Operation Garden Plot
(Full copies can be obtained
from Congressman Ron Paul) In “Annex A, section B of Operation Garden Plot it defines tax protesters, militia groups, religious cults, and general
anti-government dissenters as Disruptive Elements. This calls for the deadly force to be used against any extremist or dissident perpetrating any and
all forms of civil disorder.” Furthermore, in “2 TAB A APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX S USAF CIVIL DISTURBANCE PLAN 55-2 EXHIBIT POR:SGH, JCS Pub 6, Vol 5,
AFR 160-5 hereby provides for America's military and the National Guard State Partnership Program to join with United Nations personal in said
operations. This links selected U.S. National Guard units with the Defense Ministries of "Partnership For Peace." This was done in an effort to
provide military support to civil authorities in response to civil emergencies.
The point of all this is that through numerous non-revoked executive orders, unchallenged policy reports and guide lines, huge segments of the
American electorate are already determined to be “Disruptive Elements” and “Domestic Terrorist” that no longer have Constitutional rights and
that can be rounded up and detained with no further court action needed. Furthermore, deadly force has been authorized to be used by US and United
Nations forces in stopping “any and all forms of civil disorder” by the American people. (THIS definition would include anti-governmental policy
BLOGGING! This means that if you have complained about the government, officials or their policies on ATS, the bull’s-eye is already on you.) Unless
that is, you believe the US Government set up all these legal precedents, guidelines and "Partnership For Peace" with the United Nations with no
intention of ever using them?
Further, if the government never intends to ever use these new dictatorial fascist powers, why did President Obama refuse to revoke any of the Bush
executive orders that granted them? Even more ominous is that NO current White House official will even acknowledges NSPD-51; officials refuse to talk
about it and it has even been removed from the White House web page, EVEN THOUGH IT IS STILL IN EFFECT! NSPD-51
lays the ground work for a Coup d'état in any presidential declared national emergency and in effect grants the VERY SAME POWERS TO
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THAT ADOLF HITLER WAS GRANTED AFTER THE BURNING OF THE REICHSTAG; any president in a ‘national emergency’ he
declares would now be an unquestionable dictator; at least Hitler requested these powers, Bush took them and Obama kept them.
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[edit on 7/8/2009 by SGTChas]