Friday, December 21, 2007

T Don Hutto: Internment camp for CHILDREN

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Monday, December 17, 2007

The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act

By now you’ve probably heard of the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act (HR 1955 and S1959) which passed the house with 404 votes in favor, six votes against. This bill, ghost written by the Rand Corporation, and authored by (D) Jane Harmon of California, expands the definition of terrorism to include American citizens who may have a difference of opinion from the current administration. This includes you!

House Resolution 1955 “directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) establish a grant program to prevent radicalization (use of an extremist belief system for facilitating ideologically-based violence) and homegrown terrorism in the United States; (2) establish or designate a university-based Center of Excellence for the Study of Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States; and (3) conduct a survey of methodologies implemented by foreign nations to prevent radicalization and homegrown terrorism.” This legislation targets activists and the internet as the vanguard of “radicalization”.

The legislation “prohibits the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to prevent ideologically-based violence and homegrown terrorism from violating the constitutional and civil rights, and civil liberties, of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.” This seems unlikely given that the entire legislation creates the further justification for the government to “study” and investigate us based upon a perceived intent. Huh?

Yes, you and I are both implied in this broad sweep by our very presence on this webpage.

Currently this legislation sits in the Senate as S 1959 in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. These are 17 of the most uptight cats you might want to call and bother about the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act.

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Joe Lieberman (Chair)-- (202) 224-4041

Susan M. Collins (Ranking Member) -- (202) 224-2523

Carl Levin—(202)224-6221

Daniel Akaka—(202) 224-6361

Thomas Carper—(202) 224-2441

Mark Pryor—(202) 224-2353

Mary Landrieu-- (202) 224-5824

Barak Obama—(202) 224-2854

Claire McCaskill—(202) 224-6154

Jon Tester—(202) 224-2644

Ted Stevens—(202) 224-3004

George Voinovich—(202) 224-3353

Norm Coleman—(202) 224-5641

Tom Coburn—(202) 224-5754

Pete Domenici—(202) 224-6621

John Warner—(202) 224-2023

John Sununu—(202) 224-2841