Brief Analysis of Patriot Act II

Elias Sinderson FoRK <FoRK@xent.com>
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FoRKed and ready for consumption, <queue ominous music> a distillation 
of the measures proposed by the Patriot Act part II.

I thought this would be particularly tasty for the list, given the 
propensity to avoid the actual legislation in favor of the play-by-play 
synopsis (or to simply read the headlines and move on, for that matter). 
Do try to read through the liberal, inflamatory slant of the article and 
attempt to understand just how broadly this legislation will affect our 
civil liberties as we have come to know them if it is passed. And, 
should you question or disagree with the interpretation of the text, 
please do everyone a favor and go directly to the original text itself 
before criticising the analysis you don't have the time to do yourself...

Inlakesh,
Elias
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A Brief Analysis of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, Also 
Known as Patriot Act II

By Alex Jones <http://www.infowars.com/alexjones.html>

www.infowars.com <http://www.infowars.com>

(Posted Feb 10, 2003)

Congressman Ron Pau <http://www.house.gov/paul/>l (R-Tex) told the 
Washington Times that no member of Congress was allowed to read the 
first Patriot Act <http://www.infowars.com/HR_3162.html>that was passed 
by the House on October 27, 2001. The first Patriot Act was universally 
decried by civil libertarians and Constitutional scholars from across 
the political spectrum. William Safire, while writing for the New York 
Times, described the first Patriot Act's powers by saying that President 
Bush was seizing dictatorial control.

On February 7, 2003 the Center for Public Integrity 
<http://www.publicintegrity.org/dtaweb/home.asp>, a non-partisan public 
interest think-tank in DC, revealed the full text of the Domestic 
Security Enhancement Act of 2003. The classified document had been 
leaked to them by an unnamed source inside the Federal government. The 
document consisted of a 33-page section by section analysis of the 
accompanying 87-page bill.

*Note: On February 10, 2003 I discovered that not only was there a house 
version that had been covertly brought to Hastert, but that many 
provisions of the now public Patriot Act II had already been introduced 
as pork barrel riders on Senate Bill S. 22. Dozens of subsections and 
even the titles of the subsections are identical to those in the House 
version. This is very important because it catches the Justice 
Department in a bald-faced lie. The Justice Department claimed that the 
secret legislation brought into the House was only for study, and that 
at this time there was no intention to try and pass it. Now upon reading 
S. 22, it is clear that the leadership of the Senate is fully aware of 
the Patriot Act II, and have passed these riders out of their committees 
into the full bill. I spent two hours scanning through S. 22 and, let me 
tell you, it is a nightmare for anyone who loves liberty. It even 
contains the Our Lady of Peace Act that registers all gun owners. It 
bans the private sale of all firearms, creates a Federal ballistics 
database, and much more.

There are other bills in the Senate that grant the Federal government 
sweeping powers. S.45 states in section one that the office for State 
and local government coordination for Homeland Security will no longer 
just oversee, but that now local cities critical functions will be 
headed by a Federal director. On Tuesday, February 11th, we noted a 
story in The Times-Picayune with the headline: Nagin announces major 
overhaul of City Hall --New Homeland Security office to oversee cops, 
firemen, emergency agency. The Federal power-grab taking place is 
widespread and all Americans must mobilize to resist it.

Another interesting bill is S. 16. S. 16 is a smorgasbord of Federal 
funding and control over local police departments and needs to be 
examined closely.

S. 89, The Universal National Service Act of 2003 is the hallmark of an 
authoritarian society. The description of the bill is, "To provide for 
the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United 
States, including women, perform a period of military service of 
civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland 
security, and for other purposes." We have looked at some of the 
programs that the Federal government has already been setting up for 
service here in the "homeland" and they include East German-style 
tattletale squads of every type, which are just basically a super TIPS 
program. The nightmare goes on and on. Check it out for yourself.

The Patriot Act II bill itself is stamped "Confidential -Not for 
Distribution." Upon reading the analysis and bill, I was stunned by the 
scientifically crafted tyranny contained in the legislation. The Justice 
Department Office of Legislative Affairs admits that they had indeed 
covertly transmitted a copy of the legislation to Speaker of the House 
Dennis Hastert, (R-Il) and the Vice President of the United States, Dick 
Cheney as well as the executive heads of federal law enforcement agencies.

It is important to note that no member of Congress was allowed to see 
the first Patriot Act before its passage, and that no debate was 
tolerate by the House and Senate leadership. The intentions of the White 
House and Speaker Hastert concerning Patriot Act II appear to be a 
carbon copy replay of the events that led to the unprecedented passage 
of the first Patriot Act. 

There are two glaring areas that need to be looked at concerning this 
new legislation:

1. The secretive tactics being used by the White House and Speaker 
Hastert to keep even the existence of this legislation secret would be 
more at home in Communist China than in the United States. The fact that 
Dick Cheney publicly managed the steamroller passage of the first 
Patriot Act, insuring that no one was allowed to read it and publicly 
threatening members of Congress that if they didn't vote in favor of it 
that they would be blamed for the next terrorist attack, is by the White 
House's own definition terrorism. The move to clandestinely craft and 
then bully passage of any legislation by the Executive Branch is clearly 
an impeachable offence.

2. The second Patriot Act is a mirror image of powers that Julius Caesar 
and Adolf Hitler gave themselves. Whereas the First Patriot Act only 
gutted the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seriously 
damaged the Seventh and the Tenth, the Second Patriot Act reorganizes 
the entire Federal government as well as many areas of state government 
under the dictatorial control of the Justice Department, the Office of 
Homeland Security and the FEMA NORTHCOM military command. The Domestic 
Security Enhancement Act 2003, also known as the Second Patriot Act is 
by its very structure the definition of dictatorship.

I challenge all Americans to study the new Patriot Act and to compare it 
to the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. 
Ninety percent of the act has nothing to do with terrorism and is 
instead a giant Federal power-grab with tentacles reaching into every 
facet of our society. It strips American citizens of all of their rights 
and grants the government and its private agents total immunity.

Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of just some of the draconian measures 
encapsulated within this tyrannical legislation:

SECTION 501 (Expatriation of Terrorists) expands the Bush 
administration's "enemy combatant" definition 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 a US citizen. 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 even have to tell the press who 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 news 
gathering 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 contemp charges 
against any individual or corporation who refuses to incriminate 
themselves or others. This sections annihilate 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 totally 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. See how this is like Bill 
Clinton's special medical examiner he had in Arkansas that ruled that 
people had committed suicide when their arms and legs had been cut off.

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 whistleblower 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 their financial 
dealings secret, and anyone investigating them can be considered a 
terrorist. This should be very useful for Dick Cheney to stop anyone 
investigating Haliburton.

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.

Usually, corrupt governments allow their citizens lots of wonderful 
rights on paper, while carrying out their jackbooted oppression 
covertly. From snatch and grab operations to warantless searches, 
Patriot Act II is an Adolf Hitler wish list.

You can understand why President Bush, Dick Cheney and Dennis Hastert 
want to keep this legislation secret not just from Congress, but the 
American people as well. Bill Allison, Managing Editor of the Center for 
Public Integrity, the group that broke this story, stated on my radio 
show that it was obvious that they were just waiting for another 
terrorist attack to opportunistically get this new bill through. He then 
shocked me with an insightful comment about how the Federal government 
was crafting this so that they could go after the American people in 
general. He also agreed that the FBI has been quietly demonizing 
patriots and Christians and "those who carry around pocket Constitutions."

I have produced two documentary films and written a book about what 
really happened on September 11th. The bottom line is this: the 
military-industrial complex carried the attacks out as a pretext for 
control. Anyone who doubts this just hasn't looked at the mountains of 
hard evidence.

Of course, the current group of white collar criminals in the White 
House might not care that we're finding out the details of their next 
phase. Because, after all, when smallpox gets released, or more 
buildings start blowing up, the President can stand up there at his 
lectern suppressing a smirk, squeeze out a tear or two, and tell us that 
"See I was right. I had to take away your rights to keep you safe. And 
now it's your fault that all of these children are dead." From that 
point on, anyone who criticizes tyranny will be shouted down by the paid 
talking head government mouthpieces in the mainstream media. 

You have to admit, it's a beautiful script. Unfortunately, it's being 
played out in the real world. If we don't get the word out that 
government is using terror to control our lives while doing nothing to 
stop the terrorists, we will deserve what we get - tyranny. But our 
children won't deserve it.


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<font size="2">FoRKed and ready for consumption,&nbsp;</font><font size="2">&lt;queue
ominous music&gt;</font><font size="2"> a distillation of the measures proposed
by the Patriot Act part II.</font><br>
<br>
<font size="2">I thought this would be particularly tasty for the list, given
the propensity to avoid the actual legislation in favor of the play-by-play
synopsis (or to simply read the headlines and move on, for that matter).
Do try to read through the liberal, inflamatory slant of the article and
attempt to understand just how broadly this legislation will affect our civil
liberties as we have come to know them if it is passed. And, should you question
or disagree with the interpretation of the text, please do everyone a favor
and go directly to the original text itself before criticising the analysis
you don't have the time to do yourself...</font><br>
<br>
Inlakesh,<br>
Elias<br>
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<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">A Brief Analysis
   of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, Also Known as Patriot Act
II</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   By <a
 href="http://www.infowars.com/alexjones.html">Alex Jones</a></font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   <a
 href="http://www.infowars.com"> www.infowars.com</a></font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   (Posted
Feb 10, 2003)</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><a
 href="http://www.house.gov/paul/">Congressman    Ron Pau</a>l (R-Tex) told
the Washington Times that no member of Congress was    allowed to read <a
 href="http://www.infowars.com/HR_3162.html">the first Patriot    Act </a>that
was passed by the House on October 27, 2001. The first Patriot    Act was
universally decried by civil libertarians and Constitutional scholars   
from across the political spectrum. William Safire, while writing for the
New    York Times, described the first Patriot Act's powers by saying that
President    Bush was seizing dictatorial control.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">On February
7,    2003 the <a href="http://www.publicintegrity.org/dtaweb/home.asp">Center
for    Public Integrity</a>, a non-partisan public interest think-tank in
DC, revealed    the full text of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of
2003. The classified    document had been leaked to them by an unnamed source
inside the Federal government.    The document consisted of a 33-page section
by section analysis of the accompanying    87-page bill.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*Note: On
February    10, 2003 I discovered that not only was there a house version
that had been    covertly brought to Hastert, but that many provisions of
the now public Patriot    Act II had already been introduced as pork barrel
riders on Senate Bill S. 22.    Dozens of subsections and even the titles
of the subsections are identical to    those in the House version. This is
very important because it catches the Justice    Department in a bald-faced
lie. The Justice Department claimed that the secret    legislation brought
into the House was only for study, and that at this time    there was no
intention to try and pass it. Now upon reading S. 22, it is clear    that
the leadership of the Senate is fully aware of the Patriot Act II, and  
 have passed these riders out of their committees into the full bill. I spent
   two hours scanning through S. 22 and, let me tell you, it is a nightmare
for    anyone who loves liberty. It even contains the Our Lady of Peace Act
that registers    all gun owners. It bans the private sale of all firearms,
creates a Federal    ballistics database, and much more.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"> There are
other    bills in the Senate that grant the Federal government sweeping powers.
S.45    states in section one that the office for State and local government
coordination    for Homeland Security will no longer just oversee, but that
now local cities    critical functions will be headed by a Federal director.
On Tuesday, February    11th, we noted a story in <i>The Times-Picayune </i>
with the headline: Nagin    announces major overhaul of City Hall --New Homeland
Security office to oversee    cops, firemen, emergency agency. The Federal
power-grab taking place is widespread    and all Americans must mobilize
to resist it.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Another interesting
   bill is S. 16. S. 16 is a smorgasbord of Federal funding and control over
local    police departments and needs to be examined closely.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"> S. 89, The
Universal    National Service Act of 2003 is the hallmark of an authoritarian
society. The    description of the bill is, "To provide for the common defense
by requiring    that all young persons in the United States, including women,
perform a period    of military service of civilian service in furtherance
of the national defense    and homeland security, and for other purposes."
We have looked at some    of the programs that the Federal government has
already been setting up for    service here in the "homeland" and they include
East German-style    tattletale squads of every type, which are just basically
a super TIPS program.    The nightmare goes on and on. Check it out for yourself.</font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The Patriot
Act    II bill itself is stamped "Confidential -Not for Distribution." Upon
   reading the analysis and bill, I was stunned by the scientifically crafted
tyranny    contained in the legislation. The Justice Department Office of
Legislative Affairs    admits that they had indeed covertly transmitted a
copy of the legislation to    Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, (R-Il)
and the Vice President of the United    States, Dick Cheney as well as the
executive heads of federal law enforcement    agencies.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">It is important
   to note that no member of Congress was allowed to see the first Patriot
Act    before its passage, and that no debate was tolerate by the House and
Senate    leadership. The intentions of the White House and Speaker Hastert
concerning    Patriot Act II appear to be a carbon copy replay of the events
that led to the    unprecedented passage of the first Patriot Act.<span>&nbsp;</span></font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">There are
two glaring    areas that need to be looked at concerning this new legislation:</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">1. The secretive
   tactics being used by the White House and Speaker Hastert to keep even
the existence    of this legislation secret would be more at home in Communist
China than in    the United States. The fact that Dick Cheney publicly managed
the steamroller    passage of the first Patriot Act, insuring that no one
was allowed to read it    and publicly threatening members of Congress that
if they didn&#8217;t vote    in favor of it that they would be blamed for the next
terrorist attack, is by    the White House&#8217;s own definition terrorism. The
move to clandestinely    craft and then bully passage of any legislation
by the Executive Branch is clearly    an impeachable offence.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">2. The second
Patriot    Act is a mirror image of powers that Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler
gave themselves.    Whereas the First Patriot Act only gutted the First,
Third, Fourth and Fifth    Amendments, and seriously damaged the Seventh
and the Tenth, the Second Patriot    Act reorganizes the entire Federal government
as well as many areas of state    government under the dictatorial control
of the Justice Department, the Office    of Homeland Security and the FEMA
NORTHCOM military command. The Domestic Security    Enhancement Act 2003,
also known as the Second Patriot Act is by its very structure    the definition
of dictatorship.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">I challenge
all    Americans to study the new Patriot Act and to compare it to the Constitution,
   Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. Ninety percent of the
act has    nothing to do with terrorism and is instead a giant Federal power-grab
with    tentacles reaching into every facet of our society. It strips American
citizens    of all of their rights and grants the government and its private
agents total    immunity.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Here is a
quick    thumbnail sketch of just some of the draconian measures encapsulated
within    this tyrannical legislation:</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    501</span> (Expatriation of Terrorists)
expands the Bush administration&#8217;s    &#8220;enemy combatant&#8221; definition to all
American citizens who &#8220;may&#8221;    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 &#8220;any    action that endangers human life
that is a violation of any Federal or State    law.&#8221;) 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&#8217;t broad enough and    that a new, unlimited
definition of terrorism is needed.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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 &#8220;had inferred from conduct&#8221;
   that they were not a US citizen. Remember Section 802 of the First USA
Patriot    Act states that any violation of Federal or State law can result
in the &#8220;enemy    combatant&#8221; terrorist designation.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    201</span> 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 even    have to
tell the press who they have arrested and they never have to release    the
names.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    301 and 306</span> (Terrorist Identification
Database) set up a national database    of &#8220;suspected terrorists&#8221; 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 &#8220;terrorist.&#8221; 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.</font></p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">   </font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    312</span> 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.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    101</span> will designate individual
terrorists as foreign powers and again    strip them of all rights under
the &#8220;enemy combatant&#8221; designation.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    102</span> 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 news gathering illegal.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    103</span> allows the Federal government
to use wartime martial law powers domestically    and internationally without
Congress declaring that a state of war exists.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    106</span> 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.</font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    109</span> allows secret star chamber
courts to issue contemp charges against    any individual or corporation
who refuses to incriminate themselves or others.    This sections annihilate
the last vestiges of the Fifth Amendment.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    110</span> 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: &#8220;this is the    New America. Get used
to it. This is forever.&#8221;</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    111</span> expands the definition
of the &#8220;enemy combatant&#8221; designation.    </font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    122</span> restates the government&#8217;s
newly announced power of &#8220;surveillance    without a court order.&#8221;</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    123 </span>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, &#8220;thus    the focus of domestic surveillance may
be less precise than that directed against    more conventional types of
crime.&#8221;</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">*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.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    126 </span>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 totally
break down any and all walls of privacy.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">The    government
states that they must look at everything to &#8220;determine&#8221;    if individuals
or groups might have a connection to terrorist groups. As you    can now
see, you are guilty until proven innocent.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    127</span> allows the government to
takeover coroners&#8217; and medical examiners&#8217;    operations whenever they see
fit. See how this is like Bill Clinton&#8217;s    special medical examiner he had
in Arkansas that ruled that people had committed    suicide when their arms
and legs had been cut off.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    128</span> 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.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    129</span> destroys any remaining
whistleblower protection for Federal agents.    </font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    202</span> allows corporations to
keep secret their activities with toxic biological,    chemical or radiological
materials.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    205</span> allows top Federal officials
to keep all their financial dealings    secret, and anyone investigating
them can be considered a terrorist. This should    be very useful for Dick
Cheney to stop anyone investigating Haliburton.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    303</span> sets up national DNA database
of suspected terrorists. The database    will also be used to &#8220;stop other
unlawful activities.&#8221; It will share    the information with state, local
and foreign agencies for the same purposes.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    311 </span>federalizes your local
police department in the area of information    sharing.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    313</span> 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 &#8211; has anyone    seen Minority
Report? This is the access hub for the Total Information Awareness    Network.</font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    321</span> authorizes foreign governments
to spy on the American people and    to share information with foreign governments.</font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    322 </span>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.</font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    402</span> is titled &#8220;Providing Material
Support to Terrorism.&#8221;    The section reads that there is no requirement
to show that the individual even    had the intent to aid terrorists.</font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    403</span> expands the definition
of weapons of mass destruction to include    any activity that affects interstate
or foreign commerce.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    404</span> makes it a crime for a
terrorist or &#8220;other criminals&#8221;    to use encryption in the commission of
a crime.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    408</span> creates &#8220;lifetime parole&#8221;
(basically, slavery) for a    whole host of crimes.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    410</span> 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.</font> 
</p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    411</span> 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.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTION    421</span> 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.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">SECTIONS    427 </span>sets up asset forfeiture
provisions for anyone engaging in terrorist    activities.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">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. </font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Usually,  
 corrupt governments allow their citizens lots of wonderful rights on paper,
   while carrying out their jackbooted oppression covertly. From snatch and
grab    operations to warantless searches, Patriot Act II is an Adolf Hitler
wish list.</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">You    can
understand why President Bush, Dick Cheney and Dennis Hastert want to keep
   this legislation secret not just from Congress, but the American people
as well.    Bill Allison, Managing Editor of the Center for Public Integrity,
the group    that broke this story, stated on my radio show that it was obvious
that they    were just waiting for another terrorist attack to opportunistically
get this    new bill through. He then shocked me with an insightful comment
about how the    Federal government was crafting this so that they could
go after the American    people in general. He also agreed that the FBI has
been quietly demonizing patriots    and Christians and &#8220;those who carry around
pocket Constitutions.&#8221;</font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">I    have
produced two documentary films and written a book about what really happened
   on September 11<sup>th</sup>. The bottom line is this: the military-industrial
   complex carried the attacks out as a pretext for control. Anyone who doubts
   this just hasn&#8217;t looked at the mountains of hard evidence. </font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Of    course,
the current group of white collar criminals in the White House might    not
care that we&#8217;re finding out the details of their next phase. Because,   
after all, when smallpox gets released, or more buildings start blowing up,
   the President can stand up there at his lectern suppressing a smirk, squeeze
   out a tear or two, and tell us that &#8220;See I was right. I had to take away
   your rights to keep you safe. And now it&#8217;s your fault that all of these
   children are dead.&#8221; From that point on, anyone who criticizes tyranny
   will be shouted down by the paid talking head government mouthpieces in
the    mainstream media.<span>&nbsp;</span></font> </p>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">You    have
to admit, it&#8217;s a beautiful script. Unfortunately, it&#8217;s being    played out
in the real world. If we don&#8217;t get the word out that government    is using
terror to control our lives while doing nothing to stop the terrorists,  
 we will deserve what we get - tyranny. But our children won&#8217;t deserve  
 it.</font></p>
 
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