Only a few days after terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City and attempted to destroy the Pentagon, Congress passed the USA Patriot Act with nearly a unanimous vote. The Patriot Act was signed into law by then President George Bush on October 26, 2001.
The Patriot Act – “Preserving life and liberty.. Uniting and strengthening America by providing appropriate tools required to intercept and obstruct terrorism.” The Patriot Act is designed to allow law enforcement agencies to arrest and hold indefinitely anyone suspected of being a terrorist and to use the tools already in place to fight said terrorism,
The current Congress is in the process of passing a new law – the National Defense Authorization Act – that will expand the Patriot Act and allow the military to hold without trial anyone suspected of a terrorist act or of being a terrorist INCLUDING AMERICAN CITIZENS on American soil. The law, which has already passed in the Senate, is a direct violation of the sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution that ensures innocent until proven guilty, and a speedy trial by jury.
IF the National Defense Authorization Act passes, it would mean anyone SUSPECTED of being a terrorist – domestic or otherwise – can be held without trial until the authorities determine there is no longer a threat.
Shortly after Russia became the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic and a Communist country a man by the name of Joseph Stalin took over as leader of the nation. Under Stalin’s rule millions of people were murdered for simply disagreeing with Stalin or even not speaking out against a neighbour who disagreed with Stalin. And while the Defense Act Congress is seeking to pass does not mention murder, it is only a matter of time before that too will come up.
The Republicans and Tea Party are adamant in their professing to be American patriots who loath any kind of socialism or communism; yet their tactics and attempts to pass laws all in the name of patriotism are exactly those of men like Stalin, Hitler, and Nicolae Ceausescu.
Law enforcement officers armed with riot gear are already violating two amendment to the Constitution by arresting peaceful protesters for assembling and exercising their freedom of speech; and now Congress is attempting to limit those rights even further – the very same Congress who took an oat to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
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