Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ron Paul Remarks on Violent Radicalization & Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, HR 1955

Here is what Dr. Paul has to say. I think his words are worth consideration.
This legislation will set up a new government bureaucracy to monitor and further study the as-yet undemonstrated pressing problem of homegrown terrorism and radicalization. It will no doubt prove to be another bureaucracy that artificially inflates problems so as to guarantee its future existence and funding. But it may do so at great further expense to our civil liberties. What disturbs me most about this legislation is that it leaves the door wide open for the broadest definition of what constitutes "radicalization." Could otherwise nonviolent anti-tax, anti-war, or anti-abortion groups fall under the watchful eye of this new government commission? Assurances otherwise in this legislation are unconvincing.
More HERE on the same bill. And HERE, too. Share

2 comments:

alaughland said...

SCARY…and it has already begun.

elena maria vidal said...

Very scary.