Thought Crime Bill

HR 1955: A False Flag attack on Democracy and Free Speech

Received a response from Ron Wyden concerning HR 1955. My reply to Ron Wyden:

"I received your letter in response to my opposition to S. 1959/HR 1955. The bill is full of vague language and mere lip service to constitutional safeguards and protection of civil liberties. The bill was falsely portrayed in the House as a routine matter requiring no debate. That is why it passed by such a wide margin.

The bill is a false flag attack on democracy and free speech. Many of your constituents are now aware of this."

RON WYDEN
United States Senate

WASHINGTON. DC 20510 3703 December 7, 2007

Dear Mr.

Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

Facebook group protests U.S. House bill

Facebook group protests U.S. House bill By Justin Mohn, Staff Writer.
http://www.themaneater.com/article.php?id=28488

Tyler College sophomore Ryan Steele, the creator of another protest group called “Students Against H.R. 1955,” said he thought the bill broke with the Founding Fathers’ view of America, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

“I think it broadens the description of a terrorist,” Steele said. “I think it includes U.S. citizens who are against the government in the description.”

Shey said he is also worried about the descriptions of terrorists.

“Would ‘9/11 Truthers’ or anti-war protestors, such as Code Pink, constitute having an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence?” he said. “If definitions such as this one are stretched, dangerous conclusions could be reached.”

The vague language of the bill caused concern, Shey said.