posted on Apr, 8 2005 @ 03:32 PM
Absolutely. My fear is that street gangs can be considered terrorists under this new system, and basically that means street gangsters are
automatically categorizaed as "enemy combatants."
Beyond street gangs, I wonder about borderline-nonviolent radical political party members in the U.S. For instance, I know people who call themselves
anarchists (although of course that's not a political party, but yaknow, whatever) and though they don't light things on fire, some anarchists do.
Hmm, maybe that's terroristic. Maybe an outspoken, peaceful, teenage activist will have his rights taken away because of his speeches.
Basically, I fear that this will indirectly limit free speech or make people afraid to speak about certain political topics in public.