I'm forwarding two thanksgiving day messages from Bob Feuer on the
"Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism" bill, probably the
most superlative piece of meretricious mendacity the Administration
has so far managed to get through the House. I sent the bill itself
out to you about 3 weeks ago and you can also call it up from a url
below. We have to lobby the Senate.
This, of course, is a sardonic Thanksgiving message, so the next one
will be appropriate: the National Lawyer's Guild's resolution on
impeachment, which we can cheer and use.
1) Bob's message on it last night:
Do you have a clean orange jumpsuit to don for Thanksgiving?
> Amazingly, 404 of our elected representatives from both the Democrat
> and Republican parties voted in favor of this bill
> <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2007-993>. There is
> little doubt that this bill is specifically targeting the growing
> patriot community that is demanding the restoration of the Constitution.
> /(3) HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism' means the
> use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group
> or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within
> the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate
> or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the
> United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or
> social objectives./
> Section 899B of the bill goes over the findings of Congress as it
> pertains to homegrown terrorism. Particularly alarming is that the
> bill mentions the Internet as a main source for terrorist propaganda.
Oct 23, 2007: This bill *passed* in the *House of Representatives* by
roll call vote. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut
debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thirds majority. The
totals were 404 Ayes, 6 Nays, 22 Present/Not Voting:
> Center for Constitutional Rights take on it:
> Synopsis of House action:
> The voting record:
> House Passes Thought Crime Prevention Bill, Implications:
> Excerpt: Section 899B of the bill goes over the findings of Congress
> as it pertains to homegrown terrorism. Particularly alarming is that
> the bill mentions the Internet as a main source for terrorist
> propaganda. The bill even mentions streams in obvious reference to
> many of the patriot and pro-constitution Internet radio networks that
> have been formed. It also mentions that homegrown terrorists span all
> ages and races indicating that the Congress is stating that everyone
> is a potential terrorist. Even worse is that Congress states in their
> findings that they should look at draconian police states like Canada,
> Australia and the United Kingdom as models to defeat homegrown
> terrorists. Literally, these findings of Congress fall right in line
> with the growing patriot [activist] community.
> Amy Goodman Interview (read or listen):
> This has to be dead on arrival by the time it hits the Senate.
This is to suggest each of us send a note of thanks to these six
remaining public servants of the House who voted their Nays to 404
Nay HI-1 Abercrombie, Neil [D]
Nay IL-12 Costello, Jerry [D]
Nay TN-2 Duncan, John [R]
Nay AZ-6 Flake, Jeff [R]
Nay OH-10 Kucinich, Dennis [D]
Nay CA-46 Rohrabacher, Dana [R]
The we must turn all effort towards the US Senate, and throw our bodies
in front of this Bill's passage.
The links Gianni provided above, will bring each of you up to speed,
which is where all Americans need to be right now, before we are each
carted off in a disappearance North American style. With Mukasey, the
author of N.A. style disappearance, now the Senate confirmed head of
"Justice"; our federal government has every thing in place, short of the
Thought Crime Bill, to cut off our communications, and start removing
the most vociferous of us first, until there will never be any dissent
heard in the US, ever again.
You must contact your two Senators, and hold them to a pledge to defeat
2) Bob's message about it today:
GovTrack: H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism
Prevention Act of 2007 (Vote On Passage)
House Vote #993 --- Oct 23, 2007 (404-6) Passed. The above link brings
you to the Vote Roll.
Ten out of ten Massachusetts U.S. House seats, all held by Democrats,
voted in favor of a Bill, without full debate, whose
unconstitutionality would raise the eyebrow of a lowly federal
district court judge, but only raise a gleeful sneer from our new
Attorney General Mukasey. On 14 November 2007, at 10am, the President
said, " I particularly want to thank the Chief Justice of the United
States, John Roberts, who is here to swear-in the General.". This is
what I call "buttering up" the judge who will sit his impeachment
Had to get that in before the Senate ratifies the Bill. I wouldn't be
surprised to see the senate add an ex poste facto measure. We have
come right up against, "Give me liberty, or give me death.
For one nation under God, indivisibly, with liberty and justice for
all. Together we stand, or divided we fall. Now is the time to make
your choice. To answer follow these thoughts:
1. What would you expect of federal leadership that would make you
more proud to be an American?
2. What are you willing to give of yourself, to go get that for
yourself, your progeny, your community, and beyond.
The time has come to recover our lands, our federal government has
gone haywire, and will not correct itself. There is no one else to
save us but ourselves, or our enemies of which we have made many.
Again a choice for you to make.
If you live by the shore, your remote will not save you from
drowning, put it down, now. If you live in the southern tier, your
remote will not fill your glass with water, put it down, and pay
attention. Either we unite and regain control by the rights vested in
us under our founding documents, or we continue to enforce our
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in the Bay Colony, 1779-1785, immigrant
farmers, one generation removed from centuries of serfdom, united
against oppressive court judgments which took their farms in
foreclosure, and jailed them mercilessly under deficiency and as
debtors. Joined by iron workers from West Stockbridge and other
farmers from Sheffield, Lenox, and Lee; with two horses they rode, as
the rest marched to the Court of Common Pleas sitting to the South in
Great Barrington. They headed off the three magistrates as they
promenaded behind the High Sheriff to the Courthouse. They forced
without violence an agreement, signed by the three magistrates,
suspending the issuances of judgments, unless and until their
grievances could be heard before the General Court. They then marched
on the Jail, and again without violence, released their kith and kin
to bring them home to be nursed back to health.
Today, Stockbridge Lanesborough, and Great Barrington are six months
resolved for the impeachment of both Bush and Cheney. On 7 June 2007,
our Town Clerk had affixed her signature to the resolution and
forwarded it to the Clerks of our state and federal legislatures to be
read into the official records in every chamber. On 5 July our U.S.
Rep. refused to co-sign H. Res. 333. On 6 November, Congressman John
Olver voted to table an open debate of H. Res. 333, intending to kill
the measure forever. At the end of that same day, a majority vote of
the full House of Representatives, sent H. res. 333 to the House
Committee on the Judiciary. This is the classical, historical
commencement of impeachment investigations. Yet Chairman Conyers and
every member save Congressman Henry Wexler (D-FL), has balked at
undertaking this awesome responsibility. The latest is that they are
too busy with previously scheduled matters.
These folks need a little friendly persuasion. First, the
congratulatory remarks to the six who co-signed H. Res. 333. Then to
Rep. Wexler, who was not one of those six co-signers, major kudos.
Then to the 17 Republicans, who are obliged by the majority vote of
their party on the open floor on 6 November. Finally, to the gunga din
Democrats on the committee who did not sign onto H. Res. 333. I will
give you their contact information below.
Our state legislature and Governor have made not one mention of the
authorities mandated by over twenty towns and cities. In June 2007,
2,500 delegates at the Annual Convention, the state Democratic Party
so resolved by an overwhelming majority. Vermont's Senate is the only
state legislature to address and pass an impeachment resolution.
This month, the National Lawyers Guild at their Annual Convention in
Washington, DC, unanimously resolved for the impeachment of both Bush
and Cheney; and the national public hand wrote perhaps 10,000-100,000
letters to the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. We are at the tipping point, but
it is not yet the time to either back off, slow down, ease up, or to
celebrate a victory.
As we gain strength and momentum, the measures of oppression
increase. Now as to become almost laughable, were they not so
blatantly sinister in nature. We must stand up together, and not allow
the erroneous, divisive, fear and war mongering to stay or even waver
our course. As heinous are the foreign hostile occupations, the
denigration of our Constitution and the rule of law, is a far more
serious matter. There can be no priority higher in this land. Shame
for any federal committee to place other matters before the
investigations of Vice President Cheney, and President Bush.
Especially after a majority of the Full House has so moved.
This is a national movement to ever expand our reach, to coalesce,
and to prevail. This is a much needed turning point in our history,
each of us needs to feel proud to become a part of the restoration of
the rule of law, to help guide us onto a path of healing and progress.
What to do now. Review questions 1. & 2., above. Answer #2., by
sitting down this week and writing to these legislators. Consider
"calling for investigations of criminality and demanding committee
hearings and investigations."
In your letter, answer #1, and make enough copies to send your letter
to each and every one. Here's a helpful resource URGENT: Contact the
U.S. House Judiciary Committee and Ask for Impeachment of Cheney and
Bush | AfterDowningStreet.org. Many fax numbers to save you the
And here's another,
The only time it will be too late for you to resolve yourself for
impeachment, is when you wake up in an orange jumpsuit. Put down the
remote before you lose control of your liberty. "The price good men
pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."
Carpe diem, and a Happy Thanksgiving,