- uploaded: Dec 10, 2011
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It's not just the hundreds of thousands of members in the alternative media community that are pointing out the dangers to liberty posed by government's anti-terror legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), like his father Dr. Ron Paul (R-TX), puts the platitudes and pointless bickering aside to tackle the real issues - the underlying fundamental issues that threaten our very way of life.
In this speech calling for the removal of the detainee provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, Senator Paul highlights, in surprising detail, activities that are now considered by Homeland security and law enforcement to be suspicious and potentially terroristic.
"Someone missing fingers on their hands is a suspect according to the Department of Justice. Someone who has guns, someone who has ammunition that is weatherproofed, someone who has more than seven days of food in their house can be considered a potential terrorist."
"If you are suspected by these activities do you want the government to have the ability to send you to Guantanamo Bay for indefinite detention?"
It's obvious to anyone paying attention that the war on terror is being used as the premise to further restrict the individual liberties of American citizens. On Saturday, just days after passage of S1867, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the threat is no longer overseas - it's shifted to domestic "lone wolf" attackers.