Wednesday, October 31, 2007

House Passes H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

(Jane Harman and ???)

Remember we said our government's first step in controlling the internet, the voice of the people, would be to do it by disguising a bill by saying it was to "stop the terrorists"? Well, did that just happen?

The House just passed bill H.R.1955 which is titled, "H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007", introduced by Democrat Jane Harman, who was under investigation by the FBI for striking an alleged deal with AIPAC to urge the White House to go easy on Israeli spies Keith Weisman and Steven Rosen, the two former AIPAC executives on trial for spying in the U.S.

Here are the co-sponsors...I notice our own local NEPA Democrat Chris Carney is a co-sponsor! Here is the vote. Note: Dennis Kucinich & Ron Paul voted against it.

In case you aren't paying attention, H.R. 1955, section 899B, it has this clause:

`(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization,
ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United
States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related
propaganda to United States citizens.

Do you think this bill will be abused by our government like the "Patriot Act" or the "Military Commissions Act"? Do you trust them, after what you've seen? Do you think it will be used to label certain peoples' enemies "terrorists"? Who will decide that? Do you think this bill is a threat to net neutrality? Does it sound like another bill that if you vote against it, they can use the old association game "you're with the terrorists", when their real ploy is for the government to control the internet?

Sounds like a bill that will definitely be abused by our government! It will be sent to the Senate for passage, and you better get busy writing to them! I also suggest, you bookmark and start tracking the House votes! Here are some other thoughts on it.
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