[ExI] The Total State
David C. Harris
dharris234 at mindspring.com
Fri Jun 20 07:09:07 UTC 2008
Amara Graps wrote:
> Lee Corbin:
> > Well, every country has its problems (for any given one of us).
> Some data. Any of these can be googled for more information.
> The Patriot Act, NSA domestic wiretapping, US prison ships,
> Extraordinary Rendition (torture by proxy), armed US Federal Air
> Marshals on transatlantic flights, the CIA Torture Manual, Capital
> Punishment, TSA, Echelon, Carnivore, Omnivore, TIA, Secure Flight,
> CAPPSII, the AAMVA Project, MATRIX, COINTELPRO, OFAC Scholary
> Publishing Censorship, the I-Visa, RFID-laden electronic passports,
> ChoicePoint, the Protect America Act (PAA), the 2006 Military
> Commissions Act (MCA), the Real ID Act, the Child Protection and
> Obscenity Enforcement Act, the FBI's Regional Data Exchange,
> DHS/Federal police access to military spy satellites, Bush
> Administration by-passing the the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
> Act (FISA) of 1978, the Fraudulent Online Identity Sanctions Act,
> Guantánamo Bay, The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North
> America (SPP), the 2005 Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil
> Support, the militarization of law enforcement, the 2006 Military
> Commission Act, the No-Fly List, VoIP wiretapping, CALEA,
> surveillance against reporters, the DHS Automated Targeting System,
> and the Defense Authorization Act of 2007.
> The US Federal Government has completely withdrawn from the Human
> Rights Council, did not agree to the ban cluster bomb weapons with
> 111 other nations, and actively engages in the politicization of
> In my opinion, the U.S. is not yet Total State version 1.0, instead
> it is in version beta, by virtue of one simple observation: a black
> man who came from nowhere is now a leading contender for the position
> of the President of the United States.
> On the other hand, the recent reinstatement of Habeas Corpus ,
> which should also be a good sign, gives me only mixed thoughts.
> My advice to readers here is to be aware of what the U.S. Government
> is actively doing to you.
> Other useful sites and documents:
That's a horrifying collection of some of the reasons I have been an ACLU
member since I was 17. Maybe my original inspiration was having an
FBI agent come to our house and ask my father about a
minister/psychologist who had been a friend to me when I was a very
small child. He believed that Jesus message applied to social issues,
which was a suspect idea in the Sen. Joseph McCarthy era.
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