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Last year I voted to extend the PATRIOT Act for one year. I regret that vote and was glad to have been able to correct it, although I am pained that the House voted otherwise yesterday.
During this past year, I have become convinced that the provisions of the so-called PATRIOT Act are an affront to the Bill of Rights and a serious threat to our fundamental liberty as Americans.
The Fourth Amendment arises from abuses of the British Crown that allowed roving searches by revenue agents under the guise of what were called “writs of assistance” or “general warrants.” Instead of following specific allegations against specific individuals, the Crown’s revenue agents were given free rein to search indiscriminately.
In 1761, the famous colonial leader, James Otis, challenged these writs, arguing that “A man’s house is his castle; and whilst he is quiet, he is as well guarded as a prince in his castle. This writ, if it should be declared legal, would totally annihilate this privilege.” Two hundred and fifty years later, the PATRIOT Act restores these roving searches.
Originally posted by beezzer
Maybe we ARE making a difference.
"A fever of nationalism...but the nation-state is becoming less and less competent to perform its international political tasks...These are some of the reasons pressing us to lead vigorously toward the true building of a new world order...Sooner perhaps than we may realize...there will evolve the bases for a federal structure of the free world."
- Nelson Rockerfeller
Sir Julian Huxley UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy. "The general philosophy of UNESCO should be a scientific world humanism, global in extent and evolutionary in background...its education program it can stress the ultimate need for world political unity and familiarize all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to a world organization...Political unification in some sort of world government will be required...Tasks for the media division of UNESCO (will be) to promote the growth of a common outlook shared by all nations and cultures...to help the emergence of a single world culture....Even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Electric Crown
Thks for replying. I hope people do wake up. It seems the sleepiest are those in DC.
Taking our country back won't be as dramatic as the protests in Egypt, but it should be just as profound.
Originally posted by lonegurkha
reply to post by pianopraze
first and most important ,thank you for your service and sacrifice.I am thanking you because I thank every service person and vet I meet.They wouldn't take me cause of a back problem.There is one thing that I am sure of ....without people like you and the others who have sacrificed over the life of this country,I would not have what I have today.I can speak my mind without some one trying to throw me in jail for what I believe.
Now that being said....I think that our wonderful government needs to take a close look at itself if it's gonna hire mercs to harrass the citizens.Just exactly why were they taking citizens constitutionally legal firearms away from them.Then beating up an old lady....big brave cops huh four big fat cops on a 98 pound old lady then they beat her up.Nice I don't think this is what you sacrificed for.I love my country ,but I hate my government.they are out of control and no longer represent the people.Now they represent the lobbys that pay them the most.Considering that we pay their salaries you'd think we would have some pull,but we can't pay them millions.Ever notice that some of the freshman representatives and senators are not that wealthy when they are elected ,but then after they have been in office for a term or two they majically have a couple million.I would really like to see an accounting for that.
A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (Blackwater’s Black Ops, 9/15/2010) revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.
Many military and former CIA officers work for Blackwater or related companies created to divert attention from their bad reputation and make more profit selling their nefarious services-ranging from information and intelligence to infiltration, political lobbying and paramilitary training – for other governments, banks and multinational corporations. According to Scahill, business with multinationals, like Monsanto, Chevron, and financial giants such as Barclays and Deutsche Bank, are channeled through two companies owned by Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater: Total Intelligence Solutions and Terrorism Research Center. These officers and directors share Blackwater.
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