News Gathering Is Declared Illegal Under New Patriot Act
By By Alex Jones, InfoWars.com
November 20, 2004
Original posting: Feb. 10, 2003 (Courtesy Marcus Macauley <email@example.com>)
SECTION 102 of the new Patriot Act ll states clearly that
any information gathering, regardless of whether or not those activities
are illegal, can be considered to be clandestine intelligence activities
for a foreign power. This makes news gathering illegal. A Brief Analysis
of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003 - Also Known as USA Patriot
Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) told the Washington Times that
no member of Congress was allowed to read the first Patriot Act that was
passed by the House on October 27, 2001. The first Patriot Act was universally
decried by civil libertarians and Constitutional scholars from across the
political spectrum. William Safire, while writing for the New York Times,
described the first Patriot Act's powers by saying that President Bush was
"seizing dictatorial control." On February 7, 2003 the Center
for Public Integrity, a non-partisan public interest think-tank in DC, revealed
the full text of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003. The classified
document had been leaked to them by an unnamed source inside the Federal
government. The document consisted of a 33 page section by section analysis
of the accompanying 87 page bill. The bill itself is stamped "Confidential
- Not for Distribution."
Upon reading the analysis and bill, I was stunned by the
scientifically crafted tyranny contained in the legislation.
The Justice Department Office of Legislative Affairs admits that they had
indeed covertly transmitted a copy of the legislation to Speaker of the
House Dennis Hastert, (R-Il) and the Vice President of the United States,
Dick Cheney as well as the executive heads of federal law enforcement agencies.
It is important to note that no member of Congress was allowed to see the
first Patriot Act before its passage, and that no debate was tolerated by
the House and Senate leadership. The intentions of the White House and Speaker
Hastert concerning Patriot Act II appear to be a carbon copy replay of the
events that led to the unprecedented passage of the first Patriot Act.
There are two glaring areas that need to be looked at concerning
this new legislation:
1. The secretive tactics being used by the White House and
Speaker Hastert to keep even the existence of this legislation secret would
be more at home in Communist China than in the United States. The fact that
Dick Cheney publicly managed the steamroller passage of the first Patriot
Act, ensuring that no one was allowed to read it and publicly threatening
members of Congress that if they didn't vote in favor of it that they would
be blamed for the next terrorist attack, is by the White House's own definition
terrorism. The move to clandestinely craft and then bully passage of any
legislation by the Executive Branch is clearly an impeachable offense.
2. The second Patriot Act is a mirror image of powers that Julius Caesar
and Adolf Hitler gave themselves. Whereas the First Patriot Act only gutted
the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seriously damaged the
Seventh and the Tenth, the Second Patriot Act reorganizes the entire Federal
government as well as many areas of state government under the dictatorial
control of the Justice Department, the Office of Homeland Security and the
FEMA NORTHCOM military command. The Domestic Security Enhancement
Act 2003, also known as the Second Patriot Act is by its very structure
the definition of dictatorship. I challenge all Americans to study
the new Patriot Act and to compare it to the Constitution, Bill of Rights
and Declaration of Independence. Ninety percent of the act has nothing to
do with terrorism and is instead a giant Federal power-grab with tentacles
reaching into every facet of our society. It strips American citizens of
all of their rights and grants the government and its private agents total
immunity. Here is a quick thumbnail sketch of just some of the draconian
measures encapsulated within this tyrannical legislation:
SECTION 501 (Expatriation of Terrorists) expands the Bush
administration's "enemy combatant" definition to all American
citizens who "may" have violated any provision of Section 802
of the first Patriot Act. (Section 802 is the new definition of domestic
terrorism, and the definition is "any action that endangers human life
that is a violation of any Federal or State law.") Section 501 of the
second Patriot Act directly connects to Section 125 of the same act. The
Justice Department boldly claims that the incredibly broad Section 802 of
the First USA Patriot Act isn't broad enough and that a new, unlimited definition
of terrorism is needed. Under Section 501 a US citizen engaging in lawful
activities can be grabbed off the street and thrown into a van never to
be seen again. The Justice Department states that they can do this because
the person "had inferred from conduct" that they were not a US
Remember Section 802 of the First USA Patriot Act states that
any violation of Federal or State law can result in the "enemy
combatant" terrorist designation.
SECTION 201 of the second Patriot Act makes it a criminal
act for any member of the government or any citizen to release any information
concerning the incarceration or whereabouts of detainees. It also states
that law enforcement does not even have to tell the press who they have
arrested and they never have to release the names.
SECTION 301 and 306 (Terrorist Identification Database) set
up a national database of "suspected terrorists" and radically
expand the database to include anyone associated with suspected terrorist
groups and anyone involved in crimes or having supported any group designated
as "terrorist." These sections also set up a national
DNA database for anyone on probation or who has been on probation
for any crime, and orders State governments to collect the DNA for the Federal
government [already put into effect in California following the Nov. 2,
2004. California is now collecting DNA samples from all prisoners, all persons
on parole, al persons on probations, and anyone who is merely arrested
and charged with a felony -that can include being caught driving with alcohol
on your breadth and charged with DUI. .. Ken].
SECTION 312 gives immunity to law enforcement engaging in
spying operations against the American people and would place substantial
restrictions on court injunctions against Federal violations of civil rights
across the board.
SECTION 101 will designate individual terrorists as foreign
powers and again strip them of all rights under the "enemy combatant"
SECTION 102 states clearly that any information gathering,
regardless of whether or not those activities are illegal, can be considered
to be clandestine intelligence activities for a foreign power. This makes
news gathering illegal.
SECTION 103 allows the Federal government to use wartime
martial law powers domestically and internationally without Congress declaring
a state of war exists.
SECTION 106 is bone-chilling in its straightforwardness. It
states that broad general warrants by the secret FSIA court (a panel of
secret judges set up in a star chamber system that convenes in an undisclosed
location) granted under the first Patriot Act are not good enough. It states
that government agents must be given immunity for carrying out searches
with no prior court approval. This section throws out the entire Fourth
Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures.
SECTION 109 allows secret star chamber courts to issue contempt
charges against any individual or corporation who refuses to incriminate
themselves or others. This sections annihilate the last vestiges of the
SECTION 110 restates that key police state clauses in the
first Patriot Act were not sunsetted and removes the five year sunset clause
from other subsections of the first Patriot Act. After all, the media has
told us: "This is the New America. Get used to it. This is forever."
SECTION 111 expands the definition of the "enemy combatant"
SECTION 122 restates the government's newly announced power of "surveillance
without a court order."
SECTION 123 restates that the government no longer needs warrants and that
the investigations can be a giant dragnet-style sweep described in press
reports about the Total Information Awareness Network. One passage reads,
"thus the focus of domestic surveillance may be less precise than that
directed against more conventional types of crime." *Note: Over and
over again, in subsection after subsection, the second Patriot Act states
that its new Soviet-type powers will be used to fight international terrorism,
domestic terrorism and other types of crimes. Of course the government has
already announced in Section 802 of the first USA Patriot act that any crime
is considered domestic terrorism.
SECTION 126 grants the government the right to mine the entire
spectrum of public and private sector information from bank records to educational
and medical records. This is the enacting law to allow ECHELON and the Total
Information Awareness Network to break down any and all walls of privacy.
The government states that they must look at everything to "determine"
if individuals or groups might have a connection to terrorist groups. As
you can now see, you are guilty until proven innocent.
SECTION 127 allows the government to takeover coroners' and medical examiners'
operations whenever they see fit. See how this is like Bill Clinton's special
medical examiner he had in Arkansas that ruled that people had committed
suicide when their arms and legs had been cut off.
SECTION 128 allows the Federal government to place gag orders
on Federal and State Grand Juries and to take over the proceedings. It also
disallows individuals or organizations to even try to quash a Federal subpoena.
So now defending yourself will be a terrorist action.
SECTION 129 destroys any remaining whistle blower protection for Federal
SECTION 202 allows corporations to keep secret their activities with toxic
biological, chemical or radiological materials.
SECTION 205 allows top Federal officials to keep all their financial dealings
secret, and anyone investigating them can be considered a terrorist. This
should be very useful for Dick Cheney to stop anyone investigating Haliburton.
SECTION 303 sets up national DNA database of suspected terrorists.
The database will also be used to "stop other unlawful activities."
It will share the information with state, local and foreign agencies for
the same purposes.
SECTION 311 federalizes your local police department in the area of information
SECTION 313 provides liability protection for businesses, especially big
businesses that spy on their customers for Homeland Security, violating
their privacy agreements. It goes on to say that these are all preventative
measures - has anyone seen Minority Report? This is the access hub for the
Total Information Awareness Network.
SECTION 321 authorizes foreign governments to spy on the
American people and to share information with foreign governments.
SECTION 322 removes Congress from the extradition process and allows officers
of the Homeland Security complex to extradite American citizens
anywhere they wish. It also allows Homeland Security to secretly take individuals
out of foreign countries.
SECTION 402 is titled "Providing Material Support to Terrorism."
The section reads that there is no requirement to show that the individual
even had the intent to aid terrorists.
SECTION 403 expands the definition of weapons of mass destruction to include
any activity that affects interstate or foreign commerce.
SECTION 404 makes it a crime for a terrorist or "other criminals"
to use encryption in the commission of a crime.
SECTION 408 creates "lifetime parole" (basically, slavery) for
a whole host of crimes.
SECTION 410 creates no statute of limitations for anyone that engages in
terrorist actions or supports terrorists. Remember: any crime is now considered
terrorism under the first Patriot Act.
SECTION 411 expands crimes that are punishable by death. Again, they point
to Section 802 of the first Patriot Act and state that any terrorist act
or support of terrorist act can result in the death penalty.
SECTION 421 increases penalties for terrorist financing.
This section states that any type of financial activity connected to terrorism
will result to time in prison and $10-50,000 fines per violation.
SECTION 427 sets up asset forfeiture provisions for anyone
engaging in terrorist activities. There are many other sections that I did
not cover in the interest of time. The American people were shocked by the
despotic nature of the first Patriot Act. The second Patriot Act dwarfs
all police state legislation in modern world history.
There are many other sections that I did not cover in the
interest of time. The American people were shocked by the despotic nature
of the first Patriot Act.
The second Patriot Act dwarfs all police state legislation in modern
Usually, corrupt governments allow their citizens lots of
wonderful rights on paper, while carrying out their jackbooted oppression
covertly. From snatch and grab operations to warantless searches, Patriot
Act II is an Adolf Hitler wish list. You can understand why President Bush/Dick
Cheney & Dennis Hastert want to keep this legislation secret not just
from Congress, but the American people as well. Bill Allison, Managing Editor
of the Center for Public Integrity, the group that broke this story, stated
on my radio show that it was obvious that they were just waiting for another
terrorist attack to opportunistically get this new bill through. He
then shocked me with an insightful comment about how the Federal government
was crafting this so that they could go after the American people in general.
He also agreed that the FBI has been quietly demonizing patriots
and Christians and those who carry around pocket Constitutions.
I have produced two documentary films and written a book about
what really happened on September 11th. The bottom line is this:
the military-industrial complex carried the attacks out as
a pretext for control. Anyone who doubts this just hasn't looked at the
mountains of hard evidence. Of course, the current group of white collar
criminals in the White House might not care that were finding out the details
of their next phase. Because, after all, when smallpox gets released, or
more buildings start blowing up, the President can stand up there at his
lectern suppressing a smirk, squeeze out a tear or two, and tell us that
"See I was right. I had to take away your rights to keep you safe.
And now it's your fault that all of these children are dead."
From that point on, if anyone criticizes tyranny they will
be shouted down by the paid talking head government mouthpieces in the mainstream
media. You have to admit, its a beautiful script. Unfortunately, it's being
played out in the real world. If we don't get the word out that government
is using terror to control our lives while doing nothing to stop the terrorists,
we will deserve what we get - tyranny. But our children won't deserve it.
you can read the following 4 Articles:
1) How Patriot Act Compares to Hitler's Ermächtigungsgesetz (Enabling
2) A 21st Century Comparison of The Enabling Act and The Patriot Act
3) Ten Key Dangers of The Patriot Act that Every American Should Know
4) Bill Moyers' NOW Comments on the Patriot Act
~~Please tell your congress and senators to repeal the Patriot Act and to
throw out current legislation advocating a second act.
After reading excerpts from the posted article on the Patriot Act-2, I can
only say this is the the most Draconian piece of filth I have ever read.
ANY American politician who would give any thought whatsoever to attempting
to make this the Law of the Land is committing Constitutional Heresy.
Only a degenerate megalomaniacal mind could conceive such a piece legal
excrement. Patriot Act 2 is the most vile obtrusive document to ever go
before the Legislative branch of our Government.
Jeff get ready for the Concentration Camp, because that's where all free-thinking
and freedom-loving Americans' destinies are vested under the Jack-boot of
May God have mercy on us all.
Note from Ken Adachi: Alex Jones has done an exemplary job in outlining
the serious and gravity of the Patriot II Act. The comment from Scott
Davis on the Patriot Act-2 is trying to be too diplomatic and pulling
his punches when he says that any congressman who votes for this fascist
wet dream is committing "Constitutional Heresy". That's an understatement.
The U.S. legislators who vote in favor of this act are committing TREASON.
The provisions of this Act virtually DESTROY the guarantees and protections
of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. If that doesn't DEFINE
the word "treason', what does?
Today, we are talking about a US congress that is composed of members
who have (mostly) been co-opted, blackmailed, bought, and are owned by
the Illuminati. They PRETEND that they didn't have a chance to read the
first Traitor's Act before voting on it, but that's a lie. That's the
cover story they've been spinning since 911 to cover their butts for what
amount to voting for Constitutionally TREASONOUS legislation. Now, with
Traitor's Act Two, there is no longer a possibility of claiming "I
didn't know", "If only I realized, I wouldn't have voted for
it." blah, blah, blah. Even though the congressional lackeys will
no longer defend the constitution, they are STILL self-serving COWARDS
who will retreat from massive public condemnation and that's where YOU
come in. The author is correct when he says to contact your senators and
reps. By all means, contact these Illuminati bag men and let them know
in the strongest possible terms that they will be facing immediate recall
petitions if they try to sign onto Patriot 2. It may buy us some time.
It's better than sitting on your hands and doing nothing.
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