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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Patriot Act’

Defining Terrorism

Defining Terrorism

Mission Creep: When Everything Is Terrorism NSA apologists say spying is only used for menaces like "weapons of mass destruction" and "terror." But those terms have been radically redefined.   One of the assurances I keep hearing about the U.S. government's spying on American citizens is that it's only used in cases of terrorism. Terrorism is, of course, an extraordinary crime, and its horrific nature is supposed to justify permitting all sorts of excesses to prevent it. But there's ... Full Story

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

USA, Land of the Free? Not any more

  Looking at the Patriot Act and the NDAA We, that is We The People, of the United States have lost many of our freedoms and much of our civil liberties in the 20 years since I retired from the military. The attacks of 9/11, which Ron Paul so aptly points out were retaliation for some of our interventionist policies in the latter half of the 20th Century. While changing the way the United States does business would probably solve the terrorist problem, the government has instead ... Full Story

2011: A Civil Liberties Year in Review

2011: A Civil Liberties Year in Review

By John W. Whitehead     It’s been a year of populist uprisings, economic downturns, political assassinations, and one scandal after another. Gold prices soared, while the dollar plummeted. The Arab Spring triggered worldwide protests, including the Occupy Wall Street protests here in America. Nature unleashed her forces with a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, flooding in Thailand and Pakistan, a severe drought in East Africa, and a famine in Somalia. With ... Full Story

Udall Says he will Oppose PATRIOT Act Extension

Udall Says he will Oppose PATRIOT Act Extension

May 24, 2011 Udall Says he will Oppose PATRIOT Act Extension as Senate Leaders Refuse to Allow Critical Changes Udall Wants Amendments to Improve Law, Ensure Constitutional Freedoms are Protected VIDEO: http://markudall.senate.gov/?p=video&id=1088 Today, Mark Udall objected to a move by the Senate’s leadership to shut down debate on the PATRIOT Act, saying he will vote against the proposed four-year reauthorization of the most controversial sections of the PATRIOT Act ... Full Story

Renewing the Patriot Act: Who Will Protect Us from Our

Renewing the Patriot Act: Who Will Protect Us from Our Government?

By John W. Whitehead May 16, 2011 “It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”—Thomas Paine Those who founded this country knew quite well that every citizen must remain vigilant or freedom would be lost. This is the true nature of a patriot—one who sounds the clarion call when the Constitution is under attack. If, on the other hand, the people become sheep-like, it will lead to a government of wolves. This is what we are faced with ... Full Story

Renewing the Patriot Act While America Sleeps

Renewing the Patriot Act While America Sleeps

By John W. Whitehead 1/24/2011 “Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to hold people in jail ... Full Story

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