July 14, 2014
Several years ago, I made my usual trek to the post office. One of the little cards was in my PO box letting me know I had a package to pick up. The lady at the counter handed me the box and off I went to my vehicle. When I went to put the box on the front seat, I was shocked to see a big orange piece of tape with a label that read: Opened by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
What was in the box? Several books I ordered from Amazon for my research. When I got home and opened the box, all I saw was the books and copy of the ordering invoice, but boy was I PO'd. I called a friend of mine who is an attorney and he said if it ever happens again, let him know and he will sue on my behalf.
By what authority does that monstrous, massive waste of money called the Department of Fatherland (aka Homeland) Security have to open my mail? The deliberately named, spit in our faces, "Patriot" Act. It is one of the most draconian pieces of legislation ever passed and signed into law by lawbreakers - the Outlaw Congress and George Bush, Jr (October 26, 2001):
Amendment IV: Searches, Seizures and Warrants (Post 9/11)
"As discussed earlier, the Patriot Act includes provisions such as the “Sneak and Peak” clause that permits police to enter and search a person's home with a secret search warrant and without informing the person for months afterwards. Then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft gave legitimacy to these “black bag jobs,” which were a throwback to former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Also under the “Sneak and Peak” provision, the FBI, with a warrant, can secretly enter a person's home and plant a “Magic Lantern” on the computer. These devices (also known as the keystone logger) are almost impossible to detect and, once installed, create a record of every time a key is pressed on the computer. This record can then be recovered by the FBI during their next break-in. These “legal” break-ins and uses of “Magic Lanterns” are not limited to terrorists but are used in regular criminal investigations of American citizens as well.
"Police raids of American homes have greatly increased. Often the police even fail to knock and announce their presence before breaking down doors. In 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence found by police officers who enter a home to execute a search warrant without first following the requirement to “knock and announce” can be used at trial, despite that constitutional violation. And cities and towns across America are installing 24-hour surveillance cameras that watch your every move, making it possible for the government to “search” you anytime you're in public and to track, document and record your movements— who you meet with and where you go. There are obvious parallels between these developments and the general search warrant exercised by the British during the colonial period, which was so despised by Americans.
"Under the USA Patriot Act, the FBI initially could obtain a warrant from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which allowed the FBI to secure lists of books borrowed and bought by patrons from libraries and bookstores. The librarian or bookstore owner was prohibited from informing anyone, including the person whose privacy had been breached, that such a search had occurred. A much lower standard of proof than the normal “probable cause” was initially required for such searches. It has now been further reduced to having to be “relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation.”
"In our own post 9/11 era, the chief instrument of repression of personal freedom has been the government's signature anti-terror legislation: the Patriot Act. It was born in secrecy, as members of the House of Representatives were given 15 minutes to read its 300 pages before voting on it in October 2001, and it operates in silence, as those who suffer under it cannot speak about it.
"The Patriot Act permits FBI agents to write their own search warrants and gives those warrants the patriotic and harmless-sounding name of national security letters (NSLs). This authorization is in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says that the people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects from unreasonable searches and seizures, and that that security can only be violated by a search warrant issued by a neutral judge and based upon probable cause of crime.
"The probable cause requirement compels the feds to acquire evidence of criminal behavior about the person whose records they seek, so as to prevent politically motivated invasions of privacy and fishing expeditions like those that were common in the colonial era. Judges are free, of course, to sign the requested warrant, to modify it and sign it, or to reject it if it lacks the underlying probable cause.
"The very concept of a search warrant authorized by law enforcement and not by the courts is directly and profoundly antithetical to the Constitution -- no matter what the warrant is called. Yet, that's what Congress and President Bush made lawful when they gave us the Patriot Act."
The Department of Fatherland Security is a Leviathan monster that not only sucks down tens of billions of borrowed dollars every year, it is an agency that is so incompetent, if it weren't so serious, one would laugh:
"Securing and Managing Our Borders - The Budget continues the Administration's unwavering commitment to protect the Nation's borders. Security of our borders and ports of entry, on air, land, and sea, are the Nation's primary defenses against illegal entry of people, weapons, drugs and other contraband. Good border security is both a barrier to terrorist threats, drug traffickers, transnational criminal organizations, and other threats to national security and public safety, and a facilitator for the movement of lawful trade and commerce. As the efforts of smuggling organizations are now responsible for almost all of those who cross the border illegally, coordination across the federal government and between the federal government and state and local law enforcement is more important than ever. As a result of recent investments, there is more manpower, technology, and infrastructure on our borders than ever before.
"FY 2015 Budget includes salaries, benefits, and operating costs for 21,370 Border Patrol agents and 25,775 CBP officers. The Budget also includes resources to complete the hiring of up to 2,000 new Customs and Border Protection officers which commenced in FY 2014, and an additional 2,000 officers funded by fees in FY 2015, resulting in faster processing and inspecting of passengers and cargo at U.S. ports of entry, as well as more seizures of illegal items, such as drugs, guns, and counterfeit goods. In addition, the Budget includes $362 million to maintain the necessary infrastructure and technology along the Nation's borders to ensure that law enforcement personnel are able to accomplish their objective as rapidly as possible without impediments.
"To secure the Nation's maritime borders and 4.5 million nautical square miles of maritime territory, the Budget invests in recapitalization of U.S. Coast Guard assets including the eighth National Security Cutter, operations and maintenance funding for six new Fast Response Cutters (FRCs), which will provide critical maritime border security along the Southeast and Gulf Coasts, and $110 million to construct 2 additional FRCs which would bring the total number of FRCs procured under that recapitalization program to 32.
"Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws - The Budget supports the Administration’s unprecedented efforts tostreamline and facilitate the legal immigration process while enforcing U.S. immigration laws through the smart and effective use of resources. To facilitate legal immigration, DHS has streamlined and modernized immigration benefits processes, strengthened fraud protections, and extended humanitarian protections to asylees, refugees, and crime victims. To reduce demand for illegal employment, DHS has implemented worksite enforcement strategies while enhancing voluntary use of the E-Verify system. To make the best use of limited resources, DHS has targeted enforcement efforts on the removal of criminal aliens who pose a threat to national security or public safety, and those who have recently crossed the border or are repeat violators.
"In this respect, the Budget includes funds for a more cost-effective Alternatives to Detention program, for low-risk individuals under various forms of intensive supervision or electronic monitoring rather than in detention. The Budget includes funds to maintain nationwide implementation of the Secure Communities program in order to identify and remove criminal aliens, including those incarcerated in Federal, state, and local prisons, ensuring that criminal aliens are not released back into the U. S."
Department of Homeland Security? What security?
"Overwhelmed U.S. courts are giving illegal aliens up to three years to show up for immigration hearings after they've been released in the U.S. and the court dates will only increase further into the future. The courts are buried under a massive backlog due to the sharp increase in illegal immigration according to the AP and considering that the 90% of illegals who miss their court dates are rarely prosecuted anyway, the U.S. has effectively established a de facto amnesty program which will only ensure that more illegal immigrants cross into America."
Department of Homeland "Security" my arse. Every illegal should be turned around AT the border and not allowed on U.S. soil. Our border patrol shouldn't be 45 miles INLAND, but right there at the hot spots 24/7 right along with the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas State Guard and the constitutional militia except we don't have one. The same goes for Arizona and New Mexico. Forget California. Useful fools run their state legislature and the biggest one is sitting in the governor's seat.
"On Tuesday's “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel, Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu reported that the federal government has released criminal illegal aliens into his community and that his officers have arrested individuals who have already been deported 10 or 15 times. He said “[the federal government] has released dangerous violent criminals right in my county and they refuse to give me the names of these criminals, and that there are “cartel scouts...ushering the drugs through all the way up to Phoenix” within the county. Babeu added, “We have a guy just yesterday we arrested and everyday 10 times deported, 15 times deported, because there are no consequences for breaking the law.”
Why TX Gov Perry Won't Put Natl Guard On Border (Please note: Here in Texas we have: "The Texas State Guard (TXSG) is one of three components of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF), reporting to The Texas Adjutant General located at Texas Military Forces HQ, Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas. The Commander in Chief of the Texas Military Forces is the Governor of Texas. The other two branches are the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) and the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG)."
In the meantime, terrorists are coming across the border and some where down the line, we will see more tragedy here on home soil. Dick Cheney: There Will Be Another 'Massive Attack' On America That's 'Far Deadlier' Than 9/11. "During the interview, Cheney stated that he is worried that there will be another 9/11 and that “the next time, it will be with far deadlier weapons than airline tickets and box cutters.” Another pathological liar. Neither airline tickets, box cutters or those commercial airplanes brought town the twin towers or Building 7.
Judge Jeanine Pirro, FOX network, gave one of her outstanding opening statements, July 12, 2014, excoriating the criminal impostor president about the current, massive invasion of illegal hordes. She is absolutely right about gang recruiting as well as terrorists crossing over and diseased kids being shipped to your city or town. It's worth listening to because she is right on point.
Did I feel violated when I saw that orange tape and sticker: Opened by U.S. Department of Homeland Security? You bet I did. Was I singled out because of who I am? I don't know, but what I do know is the evil police state being erected and enforced against we the people is all a result of September 11, 2001. An event that could not have succeeded without inside help and I don't give a tinker's damn who calls me all the usual labels. I am not one of the lemmings out there who walks lock step to the tune of a tyrannical government that no longer represents we the people and swallows whole cloth their endless lies. There is honor in seeking the truth. There is no honor in ignoring the truth in favor of comfortable denial.
That's why it's imperative we continue to educate as many Americans as possible about 9/11 and the lies that have been fed to the American people. How can YOU do that? Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have outstanding materials you can order (no, they're not millionaires or even billionaires like George Soros) to hand out. So, yes, they do have to charge, but their materials are in color, professionally done and more importantly, they contain the truth, not propaganda.
I recently purchased 100 copies of the special newspaper they put together, 100 of the 'Did You Know a 3rd Tower Fell on 9/11?' and 100 of the Evidence List Twin Towers cards. They have been distributed around my small town and across several Western states. They have some excellent DVDs that help people to understand why those planes could not have brought down the twin towers and more.
If you're traveling, leave a half dozen on the bench one sees inside rest stops. People pick up free newspapers all the time; I know because I've watched folks do just that. If you're a trucker or use trucker facilities at big gas stops, leave a half dozen in the trucker's lounge. Hand them out at any function, group get together, gun shows - where you legally can. I say legally because it's against the law to put anything other than stamped U.S. mail in mail boxes. Paper this country with those educational materials that focus on science and common sense until we built such a back lash, a real investigation will finally happen; see 9/11 Truth Seekers: The 'Lunatic Fringe' is Whom?
It took over 50 years for the truth to come out about FDR allowing the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It took decades for the truth to come out that LBJ lied about the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Both to draw us into wars America wanted to part of. We cannot allow more decades to pass for the whole and real truth about 9/11 is exposed to the world and prosecute those responsible under the fullest extent of the law. All the spying on we the people, the Nazi 'Patriot' Act, NDAA - all a direct result of 9/11. If we are going to topple the towers of lies, we have to reach millions who will no longer stand for those lies.
There is another documentary I found on line. A German production with English subtitles. Quite interesting begins at 14:00 into the film about air traffic controller, Pete Zalewski. There are a lot of people around the world who also want the truth about 9/11. It is a well done documentary as some of the others I've mentioned in my columns. Those people in that German documentary sound like Americans: they aren't swallowing the bilge being fed to them about 9/11.
I know money is tight, but get together with like minded family or a group you belong to and share the cost, which seriously, A & E for 9/11 Truth's excellent educational hand outs are dirt cheap for the qualify of information they so generously have put together. John and I lived on a very fixed income, but I spent the money because if only 10% or 20% of those who read the truth tell ten people they know who tell ten more, pretty soon you've reached hundreds of thousands. We need to make it millions until the government's fairy tale collapses.
Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? -
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? - Part 2
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? - Part 3
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? - Part 4
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? - Part 5
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? - Part 6
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? - Part 7
Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? - Part 8
- A must read: Shocking,
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