Secret Patriot Act II to give Hitler's Powers to
Infowars.com December 8,
Alex wrote this back in 2003 and it won second place from Project
Censored. We're glad that this story is still circulating -- it is as
important and timely as ever. Now, the National ID Card and Patriot Act II have
passed the house and is in the Senate.
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 SECRET
PATscholars 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 Patriot Act II 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
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
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, insuring 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?' own
definition terrorism. The move to clandestinely craft and then bully passage of
any legislation by the Executive Branch is clearly an impeachable
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.
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
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 citizen. 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
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.
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 designation.
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 that a state of war
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 Fifth Amendment.
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
SECTION 122 restates the government?s newly
announced power of surveillance without a court order.
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.
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 totally 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
SECTION 127 allows the government to takeover coroners? and
medical examiners operations whenever they see fit.
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
SECTION 129 destroys any remaining whistleblower
protection for Federal agents.
SECTION 202 allows corporations to keep
secret their activities with toxic biological, chemical or radiological
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
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 sharing.
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 â?? has anyone seen
Minority Report? This is the access hub for the Total Information Awareness
SECTION 321 authorizes foreign governments to spy on the
American people and to share information with foreign
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
SECTION 403 expands the definition of weapons of mass
destruction to include any activity that affects interstate or foreign
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.
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
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
SECTIONS 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.
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
You can understand why President Bush, Dick Cheney and 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
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
Of course, the current group of white collar criminals in
the White House might not care that we?'re 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, anyone who criticizes tyranny will be shouted down
by the paid talking head government mouthpieces in the mainstream
You have to admit, it?s 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
HOW THE PATRIOT ACT COMPARES TO HITLER?S ERMÄCHTIGUNGSGESETZ
1) How the
Patriot Act Compares to Hitler's Ermächtigungsgesetz (Enabling Act) 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. Thank You, for your support!~~