posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 08:17 PM
On June 16th of 2004, then Representative Porter Goss, introduced new legislation that would allow the president to authorize CIA agents to be able to
take action within the US. The type of actions that the president could then authorize, if this bill were to pass, would include various
law-enforcement operations that could be as extreme as arresting US citizens. If this intelligence reform bill passes, the currently standing 57 year
ban of CIA operations on US soil would disappear overnight.
Aug. 11 - Rep. Porter Goss, President Bush’s nominee to head the CIA, recently introduced legislation that would give the president new authority to
direct CIA agents to conduct law-enforcement operations inside the United States—including arresting American citizens.
The legislation, introduced by Goss on June 16 and touted as an “intelligence reform” bill, would substantially restructure the U.S. intelligence
community by giving the director of Central Intelligence (DCI) broad new powers to oversee its various components scattered throughout the government.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Are we about to become a police state? While there have been extreme violations of civil liberties by the US government since 9/11/2001 almost none
are quite as terrible as the future envisioned by Porter Goss. This legislation would effectively give the president a type of Gestapo, a secret
police, that could carry out the direct will of one man.
Whether you support Republicans or Democrats everyone must realize how serious this legislation is. What is even more disturbing is that there has
been all but a media blackout on coverage of this bill. This story goes beyond simple politics and needs to be recognized for what it is, the
beginning of a total change in the type of freedom that America allows.
We need to deny ignorance now and learn about this intelligence reform bill and what it may hold for America's future.
[edit on 8/13/2004 by lockheed]
[edit on 8-13-2004 by Valhall]