Friday, January 11, 2008

Because the PATRIOT Act Wasn't Enough

Yeah, I think the PATRIOT act has it's place, but frankly it really needs to be brought under restraint. Restraint, that thing that governments seem not to understand. This one though makes me nervous when added to it.
Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to add provisions concerning the prevention of homegrown terrorism (terrorism by individuals born, raised, or based and operating primarily in the United States).

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) establish a grant program to prevent radicalization (use of an extremist belief system for facilitating ideologically-based violence) and homegrown terrorism in the United States; (2) establish or designate a university-based Center of Excellence for the Study of Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States; and (3) conduct a survey of methodologies implemented by foreign nations to prevent radicalization and homegrown terrorism.

Prohibits the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to prevent ideologically-based violence and homegrown terrorism from violating the constitutional and civil rights, and civil liberties, of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.
Yep, the Dems, our champions of Freedom, are pushing this after they screeched about the PATRIOT act. My god, how can anyone take them seriously.

The moronic representatives for NH voted in favor. I'm not really surprised. I'm just wondering how this type of thing will go when the dems have majorities in both houses and the presidency. No doubt they'll be doing everything to ensure our freedoms.

I'm just hoping I'm not on the list already.

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