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

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

IDEOLOGICALLY-BASED VIOLENCE- The term `ideologically-based violence' means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual's political, religious, or social beliefs.

(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.

(4) While the United States must continue its vigilant efforts to combat international terrorism, it must also strengthen efforts to combat the threat posed by homegrown terrorists based and operating within the United States.

Bill Tracking

When this bill becomes law, look for certain groups to start clamoring for the Internet to be regulated some way, but it's only for YOUR protection.

Look for these same groups to start using this law to shut down parts of the Internet they don't like, since they tell too many truths.
They'll target sites like WUFYS, since they haven't been able to threaten, bribe or coerce these sites into submission.

The powers that be want to return to the "good old days", at least for them, when they had complete control of all media and could bend and shape our thoughts to their will.

The Internet presents a big problem to people who DON'T want us to find out just what in the hell is going on. They want their message and their message ALONE to dominate our thoughts, our discussions and our minds.

Comments

Hal Turner, White Supremacist movements, militias and true patriots who subscribe to the Founding Fathers' philosophy of preserving liberty are the obvious targets.

Washington is a corrupt cesspool. It will be cleansed in the near future. Virtually all of the Washington is sold out to special interests and Israel.

F--k Michael Chertoff and the traitorous scums.

This is a reaction to sites that peddle hate and violence. From what I see, you fit that bill Mr. Bacon.

Maybe you should be concerned.

Why CC, i see that you have scurried out from under your rock and are castigating others for their beliefs, thoughts and opinions.

Par for the course for trolls of your caliber.

Why don't you drink some more of your FOURBUCKS coffee and leave matters above your level of intelligence alone?

Greg Bacon

No castigating here. Just calling it like I see it.

This is some of what I call Bacon's greatest hits, which according to you represents "higher intelligence":

"People like you, concerned citizen, who use war, death and destruction like some use Viagra; it gives them a surge between their legs."

"If you're looking to find those who love to lick Zionist butt and look the other way..."

"If that doesn't strike your fancy, why not stick to doing what you do best: Collecting boy band memorabilia and old Britney Spears posters."

"Only instead of wearing "black face" to impress her audience, Rice slathers on the "white face" makeup in pancake style..."

"Tell, me Condi babe, which one is blacker? Your face or your shriveled and darkened soul?"

If that's higher intelligence, then I'm proud to be a troll.

Granted, there are some who post and congregate on here that describe themselves as racists - and who in fact are racists. However, what we are saying as a community is that it's acceptable to be so - to love one's race to a fault. Nevertheless, I do take issue with some of the malignant comments you quote above. Still, I reserve the right, nay extend the duty, of the author to compose them.

Nevertheless, every racist has the right to hate me or any other person, creed, thing or spirit. That freedom is laudable to infinity in all conceivable directions until such time the freedom of the racist begins to usurp equitable freedoms of others to live in peace - or in love.

I know it is difficult to come to terms with the radical concept of free speech. It sometimes offends decency and often soils sensitivities, but the safeguard of the exercise of speech - a veritable stalwart of democracy - we must inculcate this virtue and make amends for outrages as they occur for the sake of freedom.

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"As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behavior toward creatures, most of mankind are Nazis"
--Isaac Bashevis

My response to such a well written, well intentioned comment has become too lengthy for the format of a comment and therefore I've created a blog entry for that purpose.

I will say that your defense of such vile and despicable speech is honorable and commendable. I only hope that you also advise those who abuse the freedom of speech, that such abuses, at the extent shown by Mr. Bacon, are counter-productive and quite damaging to your cause.

Please Please, Please!

I need my Microchip and my antipsychotropic drugs!
I don't want to be a thought criminal but I keep having thoughts that my government is lying to me and that my constitutional rights are being taken away by a bunch of Fascist Criminals.

Please take these thoughts away from me. I realy want to be a good slave, watch TV and pay my carbon tax.

I keep thinking of the oath I swore when I joined the USN.

I, do solemnly swear, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

I dont think any microchip or drugs will make me forget what I swore.

Thanks for breaking this new act down.  When it comes to news, I've been living under a rock lately so thanks for sharing the knowledge!

This has so much potential to screw up communications.  Damn.

And to Stern Gang: Your comment on free speech is so eloquent and succinct that I won't even attempt to expand on it.  I'll just say "right on!"

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"Ultimately, we need to restore the understanding that in a democracy the rights of citizens to govern themselves are more important than the rights of corporations to make money." -- Lee Drutman and Charlie Cray

"Ultimately, we need to restore the understanding that in a democracy the rights of citizens to govern themselves are more important than the rights of corporations to make money." -- Lee Drutman and Charlie Cray

Even though I tend to disagree with Noam, I do agree with this:

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for
people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
-Noam Chomsky

Crawl back under your rock.

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