• The Real Threat to America, Roger Cohen, New York Times | NYhttp://evergreenedigest.org/content/real-threat-america.

When a government has a right to invade the bodies of its citizens, security has trumped freedom.•
The Fourth Amendment [of the US Constitution] : “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.”
While the above quote applies as noted to the airport strip searches, it would also appear to apply to those whose homes were raided by the FBI. Does the government in the form of the FBI and those who ordered the raids think they have the right to supersede the Constitution?

Sadly, even the U.S. Supreme Court seems to think so in their erroneous ruling in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, a ruling last June that goes strongly against the grain of Constitutional rights. The Reign of Terror against U.S. Citizens continues, perpetuated by our own institutions.
Such oppression is supposedly “for our own good” to stop all those terrorists out there. Talk about a patronizing attitude. The attacks here in Minneapolis against antiwar activists by the FBI whose main “crime” is that they do not agree with certain aspects of U.S. Foreign Policy, most especially in Palestine and Colombia, are certainly a case in point, where U.S. Foreign Policy supports repressive regimes in these countries.

The War on Terror has turned into a Reign of Terror against its own citizens here at home. Sue Ann

By Published On: December 5th, 20101 Comment

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  1. Steve Clemens December 5, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Thanks, Sue Ann, for your eloquent statement. It is critical that we stand together on this less we all “hang” separately.

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