HR Bill 1955 This is very scary stuff!

From: “rmpjc”

Date: October 25, 2007 2:07:29 PM MDT

To: “BORDC Board of Directors Mailing List”

Subject: ***House Passes Thought Crime Prevention Bill

House Passes Thought Crime Prevention Bill


Lee Rogers

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 1955 titled the

Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of

2007. This bill is one of the most blatant attacks against the

Constitution yet and actually defines thought crimes as homegrown

terrorism. If passed into law, it will also establish a commission

and a Center of Excellence to study and defeat so called thought

criminals. Unlike previous anti-terror legislation, this bill

specifically targets the civilian population of the United States and

uses vague language to define homegrown terrorism. Amazingly, 404 of

our elected representatives from both the Democrat and Republican

parties voted in favor of this bill. There is little doubt that this

bill is specifically targeting the growing patriot community that is

demanding the restoration of the Constitution.

First let’s take a look at the definitions of violent radicalization

and homegrown terrorism as defined in Section 899A of the bill.

The definition of violent radicalization uses vague language to

define this term of promoting any belief system that the government

considers to be an extremist agenda. Since the bill doesn’t

specifically define what an extremist belief system is, it is

entirely up to the interpretation of the government. Considering how

much the government has done to destroy the Constitution they could

even define Ron Paul supporters as promoting an extremist belief

system. Literally, the government according to this definition can

define whatever they want as an extremist belief system. Essentially

they have defined violent radicalization as thought crime. The

definition as defined in the bill is shown below.

`(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization’ means

the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for

the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance

political, religious, or social change.

The definition of homegrown terrorism uses equally vague language to

further define thought crime. The bill includes the planned use of

force or violence as homegrown terrorism which could be interpreted

as thinking about using force or violence. Not only that but the

definition is so vaguely defined, that petty crimes could even fall

into the category of homegrown terrorism. The definition as defined

in the bill is shown below.

`(3) HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism’ means the

use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group

or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within

the United States or any possession of the United States to

intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian

population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in

furtherance of political or social objectives.

Section 899B of the bill goes over the findings of Congress as it

pertains to homegrown terrorism. Particularly alarming is that the

bill mentions the Internet as a main source for terrorist propaganda.

The bill even mentions streams in obvious reference to many of the

patriot and pro-constitution Internet radio networks that have been

formed. It also mentions that homegrown terrorists span all ages and

races indicating that the Congress is stating that everyone is a

potential terrorist. Even worse is that Congress states in their

findings that they should look at draconian police states like

Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom as models to defeat

homegrown terrorists. Literally, these findings of Congress fall

right in line with the growing patriot community.

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