Here Come the Thought Police

I came across this article this afternoon at Common Dreams .org and I couldn’t believe my eyes. The first two words that jumped to mind were McCarthyism  and Inquisition. I went through it slowly to make sure I was reading it right, then I re-read it. I then did some checking on Rep. Jane Harman and this is what I got:

Jane Harman, U.S. Representative
State:California, District 36
Party: Democrat
Birthday: Jun 28, 1945 / 62 years old
Religion: Jewish

You can check it out yourself here. 

At the rate that these politicians are going I begin to wonder what rights any of us will have left! You have got to read the article to understand what I am referring to  Here is the excerpt of the article with the link ( just click More ). While you are there check out the comments!

Here Come the Thought Police

by Ralph E. Shaffer and R. William Robinson
With overwhelming bipartisan support, Rep. Jane Harman’s “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act” passed the House 404-6 late last month and now rests in Sen. Joe Lieberman’s Homeland Security Committee. Swift Senate passage appears certain.
Not since the “Patriot Act” of 2001 has any bill so threatened our constitutionally guaranteed rights. More…

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2 Responses to “Here Come the Thought Police”

  1. johnnypeepers Says:

    Wow! The abuse of power in the name of security is an old concept. It is so unfortunate that people are doomed to repeat history because the face of the threat evolves, and they think it is the first time in history we are faced with monumental struggles.

    Part of my Internet mission is to advance the concept of free expression and civil rights. I am just one person in a sea of chatter, but clear and concise instruction on Constitutional rights and the First Amendment will bring about change. It is good to know others are committed to the movement.

  2. slivermoon22 Says:

    Well darnit to hell anyway….

    NOOOWWW it all makes sense.

    We are so screwed.

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