- The revised version of the Patriot
Act is on a fast track for congressional approval, indicating the level
of corruption in the U.S. Senate calls for each and every Senator to be
removed from office on charges of treason.
- While millions of Americans throughout
the country protest the erosion of their privacy rights, the hijacking
of the U.S. Constitution is in its final stages on Capitol Hill, as the
severe revisions of the Patriot Act are set for "permanent" approval.
- And what makes the permanent passage
so dangerous is that it replaces "suspicion" of being a "domestic
terrorist" without a probable cause warrant as the legal standard
for surveillance, leaving innocent Americans wide open for intrusive spying
programs based on the unjustified whims of government agents.
- Further, the target words "domestic
terrorist" are not sufficiently defined, again leaving the government
a huge legal loophole to detain and arrest an innocent person based on
- As legal scholars in both camps argue
the constitutionality of the law, the premise behind the passage of the
law the true source of terrorism has never been fully explored
- While the corrupt powers, including the
mainstream press, have pinned the terrorist threat on al Queda solely,
many Americans have come to the sad conclusion the "real enemy"
resides within the U.S. government.
- And those who have come to this conclusion
say the real reason for passage of the Patriot Act is to deflect attention
to a "phony enemy" while at the same time allowing the criminals
within the U.S government the ability to keep their cover by controlling
any dissident movements.
- Besides a fury of opposition among legal
scholars, millions of Americans, like John Mann of Kalamazoo, Michigan,
have voiced public concern against the Patriot Act.
- Mann, a construction worker, has written
several essays in opposition of the Act, one being published in his local
newspaper. He also recently appeared on Greg Szymanski's radio show, The
Investigative Journal, representing millions of average Americans who feel
the same way, saying the Constitution "has been hijacked and we must
take it back."
- "I wanted to tell the American people
it is time to stand up against what is happening since our government,
Constitution and country are being taken from us," said Mann from
his Kalamazoo home. "We need to act now but I fear it may be too late."
- Like Mann, James Vaughn of a small Southern
Illinois tow of 4,000 feels the same way. To express his concern, he has
started a web site, calling attention to what he calls the "Un-Patriot
Act," as well as expressing concern over the illegally Iraqi War and
government involvement in 9/11.
- Vaughn also has written a passionate
letter to his U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) in opposition to the Patriot
Act, but said Durbin sent him a letter, saying he supports it.
- And Vaughn said Durbin's written response
was "shocking," as well as a clear indication of the corruption
on both sides of the political isle.
- "I also get questions as to why
"Democrats" do not put a stopto the lies? Answer, they also lie,"
said Vaughn. "I emailed Sen.Durbin asking him to reject the
'unPatriot Act' extensions. What I got in return was shocking, and I fired
off a reply right back at him."
- Here is an excerpt from Sen. Durbin's
disturbing response, showing his strict obedience to the neo con hierarchy:
- "I share your interest in protecting
our civil liberties, and I am committed to preserving our freedoms during
war and peace. We must not forget the painful lessons we learned in the
past when we sacrificed liberty in the name of security. We should never
again repeat past mistakes the government has made, including the internment
mandates of World War II and the wide-ranging investigations of the McCarthy
- "Congress responded promptly to
the attacks on September 11th by crafting bipartisan anti-terrorism legislation
called the USA PATRIOT Act. I supported this legislation because it addressed
gaps in our laws that have unnecessarily hindered law enforcement efforts
against terrorists and other criminals. The bill updated wiretap and electronic
surveillance laws that had been unchanged since the era of rotary telephones.
This bill also provided authorization to hire more FBI translators, to
triple the number of agents along our northern border, and to provide assistance
to crime victims and to the families of fallen public safety officers.
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