Thursday, August 11, 2016

What Is The Patriot Act?




The USA PATRIOT ACT OF 2001 IS A DECLARATION OF WAR





Now, We the People of the United States must make our voice heard on the issue of national freedom.


What is the purpose of the Constitution?
by- Eldoris Gardner

QUICK ANSWER:
The main purpose of the U.S. Constitution is to establish the basic rights of all American citizens and provide direction on how the government should work. The Constitution also provides the framework for law and order and describes the roles of the government's federal judiciary branch, legislative branch and executive branch.

The Patriot Act Overrides the US Constitution and gives Authority to declare US Citizens terrorists:

The President of the United States has no greater responsibility than protecting the American people from threats, both foreign and domestic. He is vested by the Constitution with the authority and responsibility to accomplish this essential task. In taking his oath of office, the President swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States," the Preamble of which makes providing for the "common defense" a top priority. Congress must now make its voice heard on a key issue of national security and bring to a vote support for President George W. Bush's strategy for pursuing the war on terrorism in the way that he, as commander in chief, deems necessary.
“As the commander-in-chief, deems necessary”; so he deems it necessary to strip away the Constitutional rights and protection of the US Citizens ….. for their own good.
The U.S. Military may Consider You a potential terrorist If you Are young, use social Media, or question “Mainstream Ideologies,” Posted on October 2, 2012 by WashingtonsBlog. And the government has more or less classified journalists as terrorists.


BILL OF RIGHTS

Amendment I:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Domestic terrorism legal definition
Terrorism
The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property in order to coerce or intimidate a government or
the civilian population in furtherance of political or social objectives. By this very definition and with their unconstitutional actions and Political force, the federal government has declared themselves “terrorist”.
Since the September 11th Attacks on the United States in 2001, which resulted in the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City and severe damage to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the United States
has changed its priorities to focus upon eradicating terrorism in the world. Terrorism involves the systematic use of terror or violence to achieve political goals. The targets of terrorism include government officials, identified
individuals or groups, and innocent bystanders. In most cases terrorists seek to overthrow or destabilize an
existing political regime, but totalitarian and dictatorial governments also use terror to maintain (or increase) their power.
Totalitarian
Of or relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state: By this definition and by stripping away the Constitutional rights and protection of its Citizens the federal government has become “centralized, dictatorial and tyrannical” ty•ran•ni•cal exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.


USA PATRIOT Act: legal definition of USA PATRIOT Act

USA PATRIOT Act of 2001

The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 is a 342-page, a sprawling piece of legislation that contains more than 150 sections
and amends more than 15 federal laws. The law's full name is the uniting and strengthening America by providing appropriate tools required to intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, hence the
acronym USA PATRIOT Act. It deals primarily with combating Terrorism and gives the Executive Branch of the federal government more tools to fight suspected terrorist activity, but it also aroused the anger of civil libertarians. Critics of the act have charged that the government gained the power to investigate and detain persons with little oversight from the courts.


So does the patriot act override the US Constitution?
Patriot Act vs. Constitution



Welcome « Patriot Act « vs. Constitution
US Constitution (Bill of Rights)


Amendment I: Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech ...
US Patriot Act
Freedom of speech: The government may prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation.
US Constitution (Bill of Rights)


Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
US Patriot Act
Freedom from unreasonable searches: The government may search and seize Americans' papers and effects without probable cause to assist terror investigation.
US Constitution (Bill of Rights)


Amendment VI: ... to be confronted with the witnesses against him ...
US Patriot Act
Right to liberty: Americans may be jailed without being charged or being able to confront witnesses against them. US citizens (labeled "unlawful combatants") have been held incommunicado and refused attorneys.


US Constitution (Bill of Rights)
Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


US Patriot Act
Freedom of association: To assist terror investigation, the government may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity.
US Constitution (Bill of Rights)


Amendment VI: ... to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.


US Patriot Act
Right to legal representation: The government may monitor conversations between attorneys and clients in federal prisons and deny lawyers to Americans accused of crimes.


US Constitution (Bill of Rights)


Amendment VI: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
US Patriot Act
Right to a speedy and public trial: The government may jail Americans indefinitely without a trial.


NOTE: Nowhere here does the US Patriot Act say that the US citizen has to be a suspected, convicted or known terrorist. In fact the word terrorist is not even mentioned in reference to US citizen’s rights, only as “terror investigation” and “without suspecting criminal activity”. This would imply that all US citizens rights have been arbitrary abridged.
What protects the rights of US citizens from the federal government?
The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, delineates specific rights that are reserved
for U.S. citizens and residents. No state can remove or abridge rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution.


Amendment 14: Citizenship rights – This amendment, ratified in 1868, gives the right to citizenship to anyone born in the U.S. It also gives citizens the right to equal protection of the national and state laws, the right to be free of any law that deprives a person of life, liberty or property without due process.
"Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 491.
"An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed "Norton vs. Shelby County, 118 US 425, 442.
"America will never be destroyed from outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." --- Abraham Lincoln; AMERICAN PATRIOT or Terrorist?


While our Political and Government leaders argue that “The President of the United States has no greater responsibility than protecting the American people from threats, both foreign and domestic. He is vested by the Constitution with the authority and responsibility to accomplish this essential task. And the Preamble of which makes providing for the "common defense a top priority”. However, they (the federal government) have stripped away these Constitutional rights and protection from the US Citizens …..for the “Citizens” own good.


The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States: makes providing for the "common defense" a top priority of “We the People of the United States”.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.
In taking my oath I understood my oath and my obligation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice”.


TREASON


trea•son noun 1. the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government:
Sovereignty The supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which an independent state is governed
and from which all specific political powers are derived; the intentional independence of a state, combined with
the right and power of regulating its internal affairs without foreign interference.
In taking their oath of office, the President and every Public Elected Official swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States". Ignoring their oath; they have stripped from their Citizens the rights and protection guaranteed by the US Constitution. Giving our enemies what they wanted a weakened and divided United States. The US Federal government has attempted to overthrow or destabilize an existing political regime by ignoring The Functions of the US Constitution;


The United States Constitution is an amazing document. A bold experiment in democracy more than 200 years ago, it has proved both stable and flexible enough to survive and remain effective in a world totally different from the one in which it was written.
The Constitution has three main functions. First it creates a national government consisting of a legislative, an executive, and a judicial branch, with a system of checks and balances among the three branches. Second, it divides power between the federal government and the states. And third, it protects various individual liberties of American citizens.


The Constitution’s framework owes much to the history that led to its drafting. The limitations placed on the federal government and each of its branches was a reaction to the tyranny of British rule, and especially the tyranny of the single monarch. Yet the breadth of the national government’s powers were a correction to the weak government of the Articles of Confederation (the short lived system before the present constitution), that had proved incapable of forging the thirteen original states into one nation.
Thus; the executive branch of the US Federal government has seized full power over the legislative and judicial branches; requiring complete subservience to the state.


The USA PATRIOT ACT OF 2001 IS A DECLARATION OF WAR


The US federal government has overrode the Constitutional rights of their Citizens “No state can remove or abridge rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution” and “It also gives citizens the right to equal protection of the national and state laws”, with these unconstitutional actions, the federal government has effectively declared war upon its Citizens “WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES”. By exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way, denying the right to be free of any law that deprives a person of life, liberty or property without due process, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, with little oversight from the courts and therefore requiring complete subservience to the state. The US federal government has become a “centralized, dictatorial and tyrannical” Government, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.
Is it time for US PATRIOTS to act? Are we fighting and dying in the wrong wars? Know your enemies.


It is the 2nd Amendment that empowers us the People of the United States with the abilities to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; thereby securing the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
Second Amendment of the- U.S. Constitution A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, sha
Our founding Fathers meant that the right of;
A well regulated Militia, shall not be infringed. being necessary to the security of a free State, shall not be infringed. Right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


We the People of the United States must now make our voice heard on the issue of national freedom. We must once again, in Order to form a more perfect Union, reestablish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and reestablish this Constitution for the United States of America.


Eldoris Gardner



Pros and Cons of the Patriot Act


Any rational discussion of the Patriot Act has to take into account what it offers and the risks it presents. Here are some to consider.
Pros

The Patriot Act removed many of the barriers that law enforcement faced when they needed to institute surveillance on a suspected terrorist very quickly. Formerly, this was very difficult to do, particularly if one of the suspected terrorists was on US soil, which involved much greater restrictions on surveillance.

The Patriot Act also updated wiretapping laws to take into account the changing technology of the current era. The sneak and peak provisions allow law enforcement to gather intelligence without alerting a terrorist or terrorist cell that they have been found out, allowing law enforcement to intervene before the plot is actually executed but not before they have an opportunity to identify the individuals and organizations involved, and who may disappear once they know they’ve been discovered.
Cons

The Patriot Act is also cause for concern, by any rational assessment. The sweeping powers given to the government to conduct surveillance on US citizens means that there is less privacy protection than before and that there is certainly opportunity for abuse. The electronic surveillance provisions apply to suspected terrorists, but that definition is very loose and it’s easy enough for the government to label anyone as a suspected terrorist and to start gathering information on them.

The Patriot Act also allows the above-mentioned sneak and peak warrants to be used for any federal crime, including those that only amount to misdemeanors. This highly invasive type of warrant divests and individual of their right to know that they’re being investigated and allows law enforcement, essentially, to break into an individual’s home, to search their possessions and to do so without notifying the individual.

Roving wiretaps allow the government to spy on suspected terrorists no matter where they go, without having to apply for another order to spy on another location.





What Is The Patriot Act?




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