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The establishments bag of dirty tricks

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Last spring the state of Missouri released a document called the MIAC report basically saying libertarians, gun owners, supporters of Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Bar were all terrorists. It even included people who had bumper stickers that said don’t tread on me, or anything that was a dissenting opinion on the government. The document was leaked, and due to the strong support on the internet the MIAC report fell into oblivion.

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Comment by Ross Wolf
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Has anyone asked Palin why she is supporting Sen. McCain's campaign after he just introduced the “Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010” Possibly the most Tyrannical Bill in Modern U.S. History?

 

 

 

Do Tea Party participants believe they will be spared from this Fascist Legislation? S.3081 is so broadly written anti-war protesters Tea Party Groups might be arrested and detained just for attending demonstrations.

 

 

 

Consider History. Hitler blamed the burning of the German Parliament building on the Communists to invoke the 1933 Discriminatory Decrees that suspended free speech, the right to association and dissent. Hitler not only used the new laws to go after communists but anyone Hitler deemed undesirable or dared question the Reich fascist government. Perhaps Tea Party participants haven't made the connection how McCain’s bill if passed could ultimately be used against them.

 

 

 

On March 4, 2010, Sen. John McCain introduced S. 3081, The “Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010.”

 

 

 

Under S.3081, an “individual” need only be Suspected by Government of “suspicious activity” or “supporting hostilities” to be dragged off and held indefinitely in Military Custody. Government will have the power to detain and interrogate any individual without probable cause. Government need only allege an individual kept in detention, is an Unprivileged Enemy Belligerent suspected of; having engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners; or has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. How could one prove to Government they did not purposely do something? “Materially Supporting Hostilities” against the United States could include any person or group that spoke out or demonstrated disapproval against an agency of U.S. Government. It is foreseeable many Americans might go underground to Resist Government Tyranny. The Definition for Unprivileged Enemy Belligerent: (Anyone Subject to a Military Commission)

 

 

 

At least under the Patriot Act, law enforcement generally needed probable cause to detain a person indefinitely. Passage of S.3081 will permit government to use mere suspicion to curtail an individual’s Constitutional Protections against unlawful arrest, detention and interrogation without benefit of legal counsel and trial. According to S.3081 Government is not required to provide detained individuals U.S. Miranda Warnings or even an attorney.

 

 

 

Similar to fascist laws in other countries, S.3081 if passed will frighten Americans from speaking out. S.3081 is so broadly written, it appears any “individual” who writes on the Internet or verbally express an opinion against or an entity of U.S. Government or its coalition partners might be detained on the basis he or she is an “unprivileged enemy belligerent”, “supporting hostilities against U.S. Government.”

 

U.S. activists and individuals under S.3081 would be much more vulnerable to prosecution, if (charged with suspicion) of “intentionally providing support to an Act of Terrorism”, for example American activists cannot control what other activists might do illegally they network with domestically or overseas.

 

Under the Patriot Act, law enforcement generally need probable cause to detain or prosecute someone. But under S.3081, law enforcement and the military can too easily use “hearsay” or informants to allege “suspicious activity” to detain an individual. It is problematic under S.3081 that detained individuals in the U.S. not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings or allowed legal counsel will be prosecuted for ordinary crimes because of their alleged admissions while in military custody.

 

 

 

 

 

See McCain Senate bill S.3081 at:

 

 

assets.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/politics/ARM10090.pdf

Comment by Ken Valentine
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 "It's sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go around repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." -- Charles A. Beard


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