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Stop NDAA Section 1031 Citizen Imprisonment Law before Dec. 13

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Why This Is Important

Petition President Obama on NDA 1031IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please click to demand a public explanation from Obama:
http://whitehouse.gov/D0B

Urgently show everyone who trusts you the C-SPAN proof. We can do this.
The President and Congress will be sent your signature when you sign.

The President is about to sign a law that makes it so we can be imprisoned for life without evidence or a trial — as soon as Dec. 13. This law is called NDAA Section 1031. Some people are saying he will veto it, or that the law as written has no effect for citizens, but they are terribly mistaken. Get familiar with the facts at the bottom of this petition.This video contains proof that his administration were the ones who requested citizen imprisonment:

We have only a few days to speak up before the President approves NDAA Section 1031, permitting citizen imprisonment without evidence or a trial. Congress has already passed it overwhelmingly. They were scheduled to give it to him to sign on December 9, but they delayed giving us a small window of time to quickly alert the media and each other. We need people to know the facts listed at the bottom of this petition.

If we act urgently to raise awareness among our friends, family, and colleagues, we can still prevent this. Here is what we can do:
1) Americans must know about this to stop it. Urgently spread this petition as widely as possible. Contact the media by any means available to you. In your correspondence, include the facts listed at the bottom of this petition.
2) Congress can still block the law before December 13. Write and call your Representative and Senator telling them to stop NDAA Section 1031. Again, mention the facts listed at the bottom of this petition.

Contact your Representative at
http://writerep.house.gov/writerep/

Contact your Senator at
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

3) Write and call the White House to tell the President you won’t sit by and watch NDAA Section 1031 become law. http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
4) Stay smart! Here’s a list of the most common points of confusion. Too many journalists are still confused about these facts– please let them know:

The bill passed by Congress absolutely DOES NOT exempt citizens. Section 1031 reads, “A covered person under this section” includes “any person who has committed a belligerent act”.

The Feinstein Amendment 1031(e) is dangerously misleading. Don’t be fooled: In the text of 1031(e), “Nothing in this section shall be construed…”, the only word that matters is “construed” — the Supreme Court are the only ones with the power to construe the law. The Feinstein Amendment 1031(e) permits citizens to be imprisoned without evidence or a trial forever, if the Supreme Court does not EXPLICITLY repeal 1031.

Confusingly, Obama threatened a veto for 1032, but NOT 1031. 1032 is UNRELATED to imprisoning citizens without a trial. Obama has never suggested using a veto to stop Section 1031 citizen imprisonment. In fact, applying Section 1031 to citizens was requested by the Obama administration:

See the video proof here.

Sign now http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-ndaa-section-1031-citizen-impr…

War Is A Crime

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Our fighting men and women in the military, pawns? Led to believe in patriotism, hoodwinked?

This kind of behavior is indicative of vast, deep seated corruption. It will take a radical departure from the ‘norm’ to make change. It takes courage to make that departure and we need those of courage and tenacity and integrity to take the lead. Should we consider Ron Paul?

Let’s hear from you.

Destruction of Your Constitutional Rights…

Monday, December 5th, 2011

U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America

Salem-News.com

Politicians currently in office are actively trying to disassemble the very structure of the United States

(LOS ANGELES) – As utterly unfortunate for “freedoms” that generations of Americans, and their allies, have fought and died for, we only have to look at countless bills passed by the senate and the house which have never been read by those who voted for the bills! Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this draconian legislation sits on the presidents desk awaiting the first veto of the Obama administration. That power to veto the legislation is the last straw before the second American revolution. (see the complete article here)

Governor Brown Signs AB499 Allowing Shots Without Parental Consent

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Gardasil being forced on your children in CaliforniaThe Gardasil vaccine package insert is 30 pages long.

That’s right. 30 PAGES LONG!

California Governor Jerry Brown thinks your 12 year old child is old enough to competently read and digest this information and to decide whether or not to accept this vaccine and/or the Hepatitis B jab without your knowledge or consent.

But wait! There’s more.

 

Any new vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases that are released in the future are covered by this law as well.

Here’s the kicker:

If your child suffers any disability from these vaccines that you never consented to, you still have to foot the bill and the companies that manufactured the vaccines are free of any liability!

This law was sponsored by political lackeys in the pocket of Merck who are either on the take (legislator Toni Atkins who lied about the money she received) or own a significant stake in the company (CA assemblywoman Sally Leiber who was forced to remove her name on the bill when her conflict of interest was revealed).

This shocking breach of parental rights goes into effect tomorrow.

It seems the citizens of California need to storm the Capitol steps to demand the repeal of this law borne of greed and corruption immediately much the same as the citizens of Texas succeeded in getting Governor Rick Perry to eat crow and apologize publicly for his overreaching executive order requiring all girls to be vaccinated with Gardasil without exception.

At least one positive thing will most certainly come out of this law. The number of families choosing to homeschool in California will definitely be on the increase!

Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist.com

Could Faking A Name On Facebook Or A Social Networking Site Be A Felony?

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Congress contemplates draconian punishment for Internet lies.

Imagine that President Obama could order the arrest of anyone who broke a promise on the Internet. So you could be jailed for lying about your age or weight on an Internet dating site. Or you could be sent to federal prison if your boss told you to work but you used the company’s computer to check sports scores online. Imagine that Eric Holder’s Justice Department urged Congress to raise penalties for violations, making them felonies allowing three years in jail for each broken promise. Fanciful, right?

Think again. Congress is now poised to grant the Obama administration’s wishes in the name of “cybersecurity.”

The little-known law at issue is called the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. It was enacted in 1986 to punish computer hacking. But Congress has broadened the law every few years, and today it extends far beyond hacking. The law now criminalizes computer use that “exceeds authorized access” to any computer. Today that violation is a misdemeanor, but the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to meet this morning to vote on making it a felony.

The problem is that a lot of routine computer use can exceed “authorized access.” Courts are still struggling to interpret this language. But the Justice Department believes that it applies incredibly broadly to include “terms of use” violations and breaches of workplace computer-use policies.

Breaching an agreement or ignoring your boss might be bad. But should it be a federal crime just because it involves a computer? If interpreted this way, the law gives computer owners the power to criminalize any computer use they don’t like. Imagine the Democratic Party setting up a public website and announcing that no Republicans can visit. Every Republican who checked out the site could be a criminal for exceeding authorized access.

The woman had been part of a group that set up a MySpace profile using a fake picture. The feds charged her with conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Prosecutors say the woman exceeded authorized access because MySpace required all profile information to be truthful. But people routinely misstate the truth in online profiles, about everything from their age to their name. What happens when each instance is a felony?

In 2010, the Justice Department charged a defendant with unauthorized access for using a computer to buy tickets from Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster’s website lets anyone visit. But its “terms of use” only permitted non-automated purchases, and the defendant used a computer script to make the purchases.

In another case, Justice has charged a defendant with violating workplace policies that limited use to legitimate company business. Prosecutors claimed that using the company’s computers for other reasons exceeded authorized access. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently agreed.

The law even goes beyond criminal law. It allows civil suits filed by private parties. As a result, federal courts have been flooded with silly disputes. In one recent case, an employer sued a former employee for excessive Internet usage from work. The alleged offense: visiting Facebook and sending personal emails. In another case, a company posted “terms of use” on its website declaring that no competitors could visit—and then promptly sued a competitor that did.

Remarkably, the law doesn’t even require devices to be connected to the Internet. Since 2008, it applies to pretty much everything with a microchip. So if you’re visiting a friend and you use his coffeemaker without permission, watch out: You may have committed a federal crime.

Until now, the critical limit on the government’s power has been that federal prosecutors rarely charge misdemeanors. They prefer to bring more serious felony charges. That’s why the administration’s proposal is so dangerous. If exceeding authorized access becomes a felony, prosecutors will become eager to charge it. Abuses are inevitable.

Real threats to cybersecurity must be prosecuted. Penalties should be stiff. But Congress must narrow the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act before enhancing its penalties. There’s no reason to make breaching a promise a federal case, and certainly not a felony crime.

Mr. Oris S. Kerr, a former federal prosecutor, is professor of law at George Washington University School of Law.

Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903285704576562294116…