HR 1955

TruthNews.us: Did RAND Corporation Pen the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act?

EDIT: There is now a petition that you can sign in opposition to H.R. 1955:
http://www.petitiononline.com/19551959/petition.html

Kurt Nimmo blogs on Jane Harman, H.R. 1955, and RAND. On Monday, it is time to call your Senators, and at least let their staffers know that you have have concerns about this bill. I want to echo aayers call to action, and note that it is H.R. 1955 that sits in the Senate waiting to be voted on, not 1959, which is a ditto bill. I want to suggest that we concentrate our communications on two key Senators who have made strong stands against the grain on key issues involving Civil Liberties. Senator Robert Byrd, and Senator Bernie Sanders. If you can think of any other Senators worth spending time on, list them in the comments bin. -rep.

Did RAND Corporation Pen the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act?

Kurt Nimmo
TruthNews
November 22, 2007

According to Jessica Lee of Indypendent and Kamau Karl Franklin of the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act was penned with plenty of help from the RAND Corporation.

“Rep. Jane Harman, Democrat from California, has had a lengthy relationship with the Rand Corporation,” Lee tells Democracy Now, although she was unable to determine if RAND wrote the bill. On the 12th anniversary of the OKC bombing, Rep. Harman, as chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, introduced the bill in the House of Representatives...

Continued...
http://www.truthnews.us/?p=941

H.R. 1955 Must be stopped

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

This bill has passed and now waits for a vote in the Senate;
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1955

The true intent of this bill has been demonstrated and discussed;

"Simon Wiesenthal Center presents 9/11 sites alongside radical Jihadist sites to House Hearing on "Terrorism and the Internet"
http://www.911blogger.com/node/12505
http://www.911blogger.com/node/12599

Senate in session again next week, start calling on Monday, November 26th.

CALL: Use the US Capitol Switchboard toll-free numbers to call your two US Senators.

1-877-851-6437
1-800-833-6354
1-888-355-3588
1-866-220-0044
1-866-808-0065
1-877-762-8762
1-866-340-9281
1-800-862-5530

HR 1585 Authorizes Plans For Martial Law

http://www.blacklistednews.com/view.asp?ID=4756
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=4922

HR 1585 which is the 2008 Defense Authorization Bill is an evil piece of legislation that actually gives authorization to the U.S. military to plan a future merger with the police that will be used during a catastrophic emergency. This bill authorizes the Department of Defense to design a plan for a martial law apparatus. There is no question that the U.S. government is seeking to ratchet up the militarized police state as they anticipate massive resistance to the coming collapse of our economy and war with Iran. This bill is yet another step in the direction for the implementation of a militarized police state in this country.

Section 1615 of the bill describes the determination of department of defense civil support requirements. Subsection (a) states the following regarding the determination of requirements.

SEC. 1615. DETERMINATION OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CIVIL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS.

Legislation Alert: The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act

Below is the text of the so-called Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
(H.R. 1955) recently passed by an overwhelming majority in the House and soon to be voted on by the
Senate (the House vote may be viewed at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll993.xml ). Only six House members voted against the bill--which should give us some idea of the 'improvements' we can expect should the Democrats succeed in retaking the executive branch next November.

In particular, note the reference to the Internet in item 3 under 'Findings.'

Questions: Would it be appropriate to characterize this measure as a 'thought crime bill'? Or are people who are truly violent the only ones likely to be affected by it? Might it best be viewed in the context of other recent measures? Such as the Defense Authorization Act passed in October 2006,
granting the President the authority--upon his own declaration of a public emergency--to station troops