RIGHTS Vs. REALITY
Let�s look at American freedom. Let�s investigate exactly what it is that we are free to do:
Driving � requires multiple Ids, insurance, registration, and licensure. Driving surveillance cameras are literally everywhere, much as they are in Great Britian.
Working � requires resumes, curriculum vitas, Social Security numbers, medical histories, RFID passes, driver licenses numbers, parking passes, Federal Income taxes, State Income taxes, local taxes, documentation of the numbers of your children, mandatory attendance, annual, documented, and data based performance ratings, assessments much akin to school assessments, etc.
School � requires all socio-economic information on each of your children and you, permission for medical information and access, all divorce and custody information, all vaccination information, all previous educational documentation, mental health screening, assessment test, union teachers, your tax dollars, mandatory attendance, annual Federal and State tests, mandatory teacher and mental health advocate student documentation files, 20-page annual rule booklets for parents and students, student Ids, student information availability to military recruiters, enforced international curriculum, employment and military service ratings, etc.
Housing � requires 50 to 100 signatures on 50 to 100 forms to buy houses, credit reports from 3 agencies, a corrupt lending industry that includes loans mandating life-long credit histories, financing schemes that protect banks while financially devastating consumers, Eminent Domain, land use laws, deed restrictions, water use restrictions, well drilling restrictions, building restrictions, water regulated by the EPA, water meters, gas and electric meters, power and water governmental administration and regulation, toilet regulations, sewer regulations, mandatory cable television (TV�s don�t work anymore without cable subscriptions, property taxes, etc.
Recreation and travel � requires licensure for hunting, fishing, ATVs, boating � or in other words, anything that involves land or water recreation, registration of firearms, RFID technology inside of firearms (trackable), mandatory credit card use for vacations, car rentals, insurance, hotels, airline tickets, etc., mandatory searches of person and luggage, mandatory ID, etc.
Communication � radio requires Federal Communication Commission regulation of airwaves and programming, electricity is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, telephones are regulated by the Federal Communication Commission, all telephone conversations are now permitted to be listened to by governmental agencies, all email is now observable, executive orders allow for the spying and taking of all communication devices in an undefined national emergency, all disagreement with American leadership, including what is termed as �Constitutionalists� has been designated as acts of terrorism not only by John Ash croft, but also by the FBI via their Megiddo Program, Patriot Act(s), and Internet regulations, monitoring, and surveillance are growing day by day.
Services � any and all services now require ID including name, address, phone, credit cards, social security number, etc. Most (if not all) services now send their customer records to large data bases, which then sell your information to information brokers, who then re-sell your information to anyone willing to buy it.
Birth and Death � Instant social security numbers, instant probate court, instant taxes, instantaneous �system� tracking.
Medical Care � Instantaneous data basing, human labeling according to health issues, mandatory mental health �screening,� instantaneous bankruptcy due to medical costs, senior citizen abuse (physical and financial) via senior care facilities of all makes and kinds, mandatory vaccinations with known and manufactured dangers, refusal of medical care due to no insurance, and insurance only for the rich, the corporately employed, or the illegal alien.
So, my question is this � what exactly does freedom mean to you? And what exactly are you free to do in today�s America?
Freedom of religion? Not if you�re a Christian. Mosques in the U.S. can call their faithful to prayer over loud speakers, but don�t mention Christmas or sing a carol or even pray in public. There is no freedom of religion in the U.S. for Christian people. Remember, the U.N. does not care for Christianity and our elected signed us onto Agenda 21.
Freedom to disagree with your elected �representatives?� Let�s see how long that one lasts, shall we? Have you read your Executive Orders lately? Or how about the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, which would give state governors and public health officials the power to:
Then, consider the following:
Let us consider the powers of the Patriot Act II draft:
SECTION 501 (Expatriation of Terrorists) expands the definition of "enemy combatant" to all American citizens who "may" have violated any provision of Section 802 of the first Patriot Act. (Section 802 is the new definition of domestic terrorism, and the definition is "any action that endangers human life that is a violation of any Federal or State law.") Section 501 of the second Patriot Act directly connects to Section 125 of the same act. The Justice Department boldly claims that the incredibly broad Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act isn't broad enough and that a new, unlimited definition of terrorism is needed.
Under Section 501 a US citizen engaging in lawful activities can be grabbed off the street and thrown into a van never to be seen again. The Justice Department states that they can do this because the person "had inferred from conduct" that they were not US citizens. Remember Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act states that any violation of Federal or State law can result in the "enemy combatant" terrorist designation.
SECTION 201 of the second Patriot Act makes it a criminal act for any member of the government or any citizen to release any information concerning the incarceration or whereabouts of detainees. It also states that law enforcement does not have to tell the press whom they have arrested, and they never have to release the names.
SECTION 301 and 306 (Terrorist Identification Database) set up a national database of "suspected terrorists" and radically expand the database to include anyone associated with suspected terrorist groups and anyone involved in crimes or having supported any group designated as "terrorist." These sections also set up a national DNA database for anyone on probation or who has been on probation for any crime, and orders State governments to collect the DNA for the Federal government.
SECTION 312 gives immunity to law enforcement engaging in spying operations against the American people and would place substantial restrictions on court injunctions against Federal violations of civil rights across the board.
SECTION 101 will designate individual terrorists as foreign powers and again strip them of all rights under the "enemy combatant" designation.
SECTION 102 states clearly that any information gathering, regardless of whether or not those activities are illegal, can be considered to be clandestine intelligence activities for a foreign power. This makes newsgathering illegal.
SECTION 103 allows the Federal government to use wartime martial law powers domestically and internationally without Congress declaring that a state of war exists.
SECTION 106 is bone chilling in its straightforwardness. It states that broad general warrants by the secret FSIA court (a panel of secret judges set up in a star chamber system that convenes in an undisclosed location) granted under the first Patriot Act are not good enough. It states that government agents must be given immunity for carrying out searches with no prior court approval. This section throws out the entire Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures.
SECTION 109 allows secret star-chamber courts to issue contempt charges against any individual or corporation who refuses to incriminate themselves or others. This section annihilates the last vestiges of the Fifth Amendment.
SECTION 110 restates that key police state clauses in the first Patriot Act were not sunsetted and removes the five-year sunset clause from other subsections of the first Patriot Act. After all, the media has told us: "This is the New America. Get used to it. This is forever."
SECTION 111 expands the definition of the "enemy combatant" designation.
SECTION 122 restates the government's newly announced power of "surveillance without a court order."
SECTION 123 restates that the government no longer needs warrants and that the investigations can be a giant dragnet-style sweep described in press reports about the Total Information Awareness Network. One passage reads, "thus the focus of domestic surveillance may be less precise than that directed against more conventional types of crime."
*Note: Over and over again, in subsection after subsection, the second Patriot Act states that its new Soviet-type powers will be used to fight international terrorism, domestic terrorism and other types of crimes. Of course the government has already announced in Section 802 of the first USA Patriot act that any crime is considered domestic terrorism.
SECTION 126 grants the government the right to mine the entire spectrum of public and private sector information from bank records to educational and medical records. This is the enacting law to allow ECHELON and the Total Information Awareness Network to break down any and all walls of privacy. The government states that they must look at everything to "determine" if individuals or groups might have a connection to terrorist groups. As you can now see, you are guilty until proven innocent.
SECTION 127 allows the government to takeover coroners' and medical examiners' operations whenever they see fit.
SECTION 128 allows the Federal government to place gag orders on Federal and State Grand Juries and to take over the proceedings. It also disallows individuals or organizations to even try to quash a Federal subpoena. So now defending yourself will be a terrorist action.
SECTION 129 destroys any remaining whistle blower protection for Federal agents.
SECTION 202 allows corporations to keep secret their activities with toxic biological, chemical or radiological materials.
SECTION 205 allows top Federal officials to keep all financial dealings secret, and anyone investigating them can be considered a terrorist. SECTION 303 sets up national DNA database of suspected terrorists. The database will also be used to "stop other unlawful activities." It will share the information with state, local and foreign agencies for the same purposes.
SECTION 311 federalizes your local police department in the area of information sharing.
SECTION 313 provides liability protection for businesses, especially big businesses, that spy on their customers for Homeland Security, violating their privacy agreements. It goes on to say that these are all preventative measures - has anyone seen Minority Report? This is the access hub for the Total Information Awareness Network.
SECTION 321 authorizes foreign governments to spy on the American people and to share information with foreign governments.
SECTION 322 removes Congress from the extradition process and allows officers of the Homeland Security complex to extradite American citizens anywhere they wish. It also allows Homeland Security to secretly take individuals out of foreign countries.
SECTION 402 is titled "Providing Material Support to Terrorism." The section reads that there is no requirement to show that the individual even had the intent to aid terrorists.
SECTION 403 expands the definition of weapons of mass destruction to include any activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce.
SECTION 404 makes it a crime for a terrorist or "other criminals" to use encryption in the commission of a crime.
SECTION 408 creates "lifetime parole" (basically, slavery) for a whole host of crimes.
SECTION 410 creates no statute of limitations for anyone that engages in terrorist actions or supports terrorists. Remember: any crime is now considered terrorism under the first Patriot Act.
SECTION 411 expands crimes that are punishable by death. Again, they point to Section 802 of the first Patriot Act and state that any terrorist act or support of terrorist act can result in the death penalty.
SECTION 421 increases penalties for terrorist financing. This section states that any type of financial activity connected to terrorism will result to time in prison and $10-50,000 fines per violation.
SECTIONS 427 sets up asset forfeiture provisions for anyone engaging in terrorist activities. There are many other sections that I did not cover in the interest of time. The American people were shocked by the despotic nature of the first Patriot Act. The second Patriot Act dwarfs all police state legislation in modern world history. (Many thanks to Alex Jones for this important list and research).
The only remaining question for American people is whether Executive Orders, and acts such as the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act and the Patriot Act II are imposed �in case of crisis,� or whether they are created as part of a pre-determined decision to dismantle Constitutional America. And either way, is this how we want to live? Is this what you call freedom?
consider all the above. Carefully consider the fact that the American
military has been out of the country for nearly 100 years, fighting
foreign battles. And carefully consider that most Executive Orders
were written prior to 9-11, and that the first Patriot Act was immediately
passed following 9-11 without Congress having access to the contents
of the Act. Something is terribly wrong, and my greatest fear is that
American people will never have another opportunity for a legitimate
national vote. It would appear that other plans are in the making.
Rally To Enforce the Laws and Legal Operation of this Nation!
On April 17, 2006 at 1:00 pm EST, victims of legal abuse, legal reformers, Constitutionalists, and freedom-minded people and organizations, who demand legal Constitutional governance, will:
It�s time to enforce the laws and legal operation of this, OUR nation! Pass this information onto at least 5 people and/or organizations, and ask them to do the same.
by The Patriot Caucus and the Citizens Justice Institute.
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Nancy Levant is a life-long writer, a believer of God, country, Constitutional and individual rights. She resides in rural Southwestern Ohio. She has worked professionally with children since 1974 and is an ardent supporter of home schooling.
Nancy Levant has done radio and television interviews, has been a guest speaker in many venues including college campuses, schools, Indian reservations, human service organizations, and has been the president of a youth sports organization.
Ms. Levant just completed 'The Collapse of Intuition', a non-fiction book about the decline of instinctual and intuitive abilities in American women. Equally, she is a writer for freedom and land rights issues and opposes the United Nation's Agenda 21 implementation in America.
So, my question is this � what exactly does freedom mean to you? And what exactly are you free to do in today�s America?