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
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
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
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