It’s not just the hundreds of thousands of members in the alternative media community that are pointing out the dangers to liberty posed by government’s anti-terror legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), like his father Dr. Ron Paul (R-TX), puts the platitudes and pointless bickering aside to tackle the real issues – the underlying fundamental issues that threaten our very way of life.
In this speech calling for the removal of the detainee provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, Senator Paul highlights, in surprising detail, activities that are now considered by Homeland security and law enforcement to be suspicious and potentially terroristic in nature:
Sourced via StanDeyo.com; Video Excerpt Below
Know good and well that some day there could be a government in power that is shipping its citizens off for disagreements. There are laws on the books now that characterize who might be a terrorist.
Someone missing fingers on their hands is a suspect according to the Department of Justice. Someone who has guns, someone who has ammunition that is weatherproofed, someone who has more than seven days of food in their house can be considered a potential terrorist.
If you are suspected by these activities do you want the government to have the ability to send you to Guantanamo Bay for indefinite detention?
A suspect, we’re not talking about someone who has been tried or found guilty. We’re talking about someone suspected of activities.
…Are you willing to sacrifice your freedom for liberty. I would argue that we should strike these detainee provisions from this bill, because we are giving up our liberty. We are giving up our Constitutional right to have due process before we’re sent to a prison.
*Note: The original video has been removed by Youtube. Another version can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD1T61oTrR8
The bill about which Mr. Paul speaks, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (S 1867), passed the Senate floor on December 1 and is headed to the desk of the President. The Obama administration has thus far said it will veto the legislation.
It’s obvious to anyone paying attention that the war on terror is being used as the premise to further restrict the individual liberties of American citizens. On Saturday, just days after passage of S1867, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the threat is no longer just overseas – it’s shifted to domestic “lone wolf” attackers.
U.S. Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano said Friday that the risk of “lone wolf” attackers, with no ties to known extremist networks or grand conspiracies, is on the rise as the global terrorist threat has shifted.
“There’s been a lot of evolution over the past three years,” she said. “The thing that’s most noticeable to me is the growth of the lone wolf,” the single attacker who lives in the United States or elsewhere who is not part of a larger global conspiracy or network, she said.
She named no examples, but it’s a phenomenon that is increasingly the focus of international anti-terror operations.
Via: The Daily Sheeple
In August we reported that the FBI had advised military surplus and other supply stores that individuals purchasing certain types of items should be reported to local law enforcement or federal fusion centers. On the list of suspicious activities you’ll find the general buying habits of most any preparedness or privacy minded person:
What should I consider suspicious?
People or groups who:
- Provide identification that is inconsistent or suspect or demand identity “privacy”
- Insist on paying with cash or uses credit card(s) in different names
- Make suspicious comments regarding anti-US, radical theology, vague or cryptic warnings that suggests or appear to endorse the use of violence in support of a cause
- Demonstrate interest in uses that do not seem consistent with the intended use of the item being purchased
- Possess little knowledge of intended purchase items
- Make bulk purchases of items to include:
-Weatherproofed ammunition or match containers
-Meals Ready to Eat
-Night Vision Devices; night flashlights; gas masks
-High capacity magazines
-Bi-pods or tri-pods for rifles
The definitions for terrorist behavior are being rapidly expanded to include Americans from all walks of life. While the above FBI bulletin is not the letter of the law, it stems from the same mentality and organizational structure that legislated the National Defense Authorization and Patriot Acts.
Americans’ liberty and individual protections afforded by the Constitution are being systemically stripped by all levels of government. Few in Congress, the media and even the populace recognize it for what it is.