See Something Say Something Act Seeks To Turn USA Into East Germany
April 30, 2011
By Lee Rogers
The clowns in Congress continue to promote the fake terror war despite the fact that the official story of the 9/11 attacks is a total lie, and the entire war against terror is based off of an entirely false pretext. It is also highly unlikely that any American will end up dead as a result of a terrorist attack but the promotion of fear continues. Americans are more likely to die from disease, a car accident or any number of other circumstances than they are from a terrorist attack. Despite all of this, we continue to see members of Congress propose bills that seek to destroy individual freedom under the guise of fighting this completely bogus terror war. A new bill proposed by Representative Peter King (R-NY) called the See Something Say Something Act seeks to encourage Americans to spy and report information on their neighbors by ensuring that those who make such reports would be immune from lawsuits. Even if the reported claims prove to be entirely false, the accused would be unable to take action against the accuser so long as it is believed that the accusations were made in good faith and with reasonable suspicion. This means that the true purpose of this bill is only to encourage people to be more willing to spy on and report information on their neighbors to the authorities.
From the bill:
`(1) IN GENERAL- Any person who, in good faith and based on objectively reasonable suspicion, makes, or causes to be made, a voluntary report of covered activity to an authorized official shall be immune from civil liability under Federal, State, and local law for such report.
This vaguely worded statement would allow the government broad latitude to determine what reasonable suspicion and good faith actually is. It also provides the accuser immunity from any civil action the accused could take against them even if their allegations prove to be false.
Also from the bill describing the term "covered activity":
The term `covered activity' means any suspicious transaction, activity, or occurrence indicating that an individual may be engaging, or preparing to engage, in a violation of law relating to an act of terrorism (as that term is defined in section 3077 of title 18, United States Code).'.
In U.S. Code an act of terrorism is vaguely described and even a misdamenor offense could be potentially considered a terrorist act. The definition of domestic terrorism which originated from the controversial USA Patriot Act is stated below.
(5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
This vague wording of this definition could theoretically apply to activities arranged by any number of protest groups or political organizations a point of which even the ACLU has stated. Although the ACLU is likely a controlled opposition front, they are correct on this point as they explain in their analysis of the USA Patriot Act.
The bottom line is that this new bill has nothing to do with stopping terrorist acts but instead has everything to do with creating a society where people are more willing to spy on and report information on their neighbor to the federal government. This is an attempt to turn the United States into a larger version of East Germany where the secret spies of the Stasi created an atmosphere of fear until the Berlin Wall finally fell in the late 1980s.
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