Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas, America!

Just a reminder that anyone at any time can be declared a terrorist for any reason and thrown into jail, Gitmo, or some other legal limbo:

Section 802-a-4-A of Patriot Act I amended 18 USC 2331 to add to the definition of “Domestic Terrorism” activities “that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;”

That means jaywalking or speeding can get you branded a domestic terrorist!

Section 501 of Patriot Act II expanded the definition of “enemy combatant” to include American citizens who “may” have violated Section 802 of Patriot Act I, above.

That means you didn't even have to break a law to be considered a domestic terrorist and enemy combatant, and then thrown into Gitmo!

Section 102 of Patriot Act II states that any information gathering, legal or not, can be considered clandestine intelligence activities for a foreign power (espionage).

They made news gathering and legitimate research espionage!

And to top it off, Section 201 of Patriot Act II makes it a criminal act for anyone to release information about who is detained or where.

So they can drag you off the street and lock you away on nothing more than being there and doing nothing illegal, never to be seen again.

Land of the Free? Not likely!

Merry Christmas, America! Don't peek at the presents, kids--it's espionage that will get you thrown into Gitmo!

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