"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32

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Friday, June 12, 2009

OBAMA CONSIDERS 'PREVENTIVE DETENTION' PLAN


By: A.M. Kisly

In a New York Times article dated May 20,2009, Sheryl Stolberg reports that Obama is said to consider a 'Preventive Detention' plan.

WASHINGTON — "President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a 'preventive detention' system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said."

One should be asking how this is Constitutional, and who this administration considers to be a potential terrorist.

Here's food for thought:

In 2007 the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1955 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism "Prevention" Act.

Section 899B of the bill goes over the findings of Congress as it pertains to homegrown terrorism. Particularly alarming is that the bill mentions the Internet as a main source for terrorist propaganda. The bill even mentions streams in obvious reference to many of the patriot and pro-constitution Internet radio networks that have been formed. It also mentions that homegrown terrorists span all ages and races indicating that the Congress is stating that everyone is a potential terrorist. Even worse is that Congress states in their findings that they should look at draconian police states like Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom as models to defeat homegrown terrorists. Literally, these findings of Congress fall right in line with the growing patriot community.

Draconian police states are states in which the legislation provides for extensive detention without charge or trial, on the flimsiest of pretexts. With no notice or legal hearing, any person can be thrown into secret "preventative detention" or placed, by a "control order," in isolation under house arrest.


Any application made by such a person to a court to overturn the internment could take weeks, if not months, effectively giving the federal government (and the state and territory governments, which have pledged to pass matching legislation) unchecked powers.

Here's the clincher, this section also states that any measure to prevent violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism should not violate the constitutional rights of citizens.

"Prevent violent radicalization."

However, the definition of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism as they are defined in section 899A are themselves unconstitutional.

The Constitution does not allow the government to arrest people for thought crimes, so any promises not to violate the constitutional rights of citizens are already broken by their own definitions.


A few extracts of the Bill are presented below:


"(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization’ means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system… to advance political, religious, or social change."
SECTION 899B. FINDINGS.

"(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens."


"(6) The potential rise of self radicalized, unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily prevented through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts, and requires the incorporation of State and local solutions."


Section 899D of the bill establishes a Center for the Study of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States. This will be an institution affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security. It will study and determine how to detain thought criminals.


"It is an attempt at legislative lobotomy of conscience" writes Jeff Knaebel, political writer. "It aims to eviscerate ethical sensibilities of an entire culture. Hav
ing usurped the power of war and peace, life and death, the Corporatocracy now bludgeons even the thought of speaking for conscience. This is State murder of the mind."

Those of you who don't really believe that it applies to you, are you a Christian, a conservative, against abortion or against illegal aliens living in our country with all of its ramifications? Do you share the Gospel, against gay marriage, believe in the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights? Are you a veteran of our military? Do you believe that it is our constitutional right to bear arms?

Let's revisit April of this year, the United States Department of Homeland Security defined "Right Winged Conservatives, Christians, Veterans of our Armed Forces" as potential home terrorists.

CNN reported yesterday that Obama wants to monitor our eating habits, and exercise habits.

Now lets look over the new questionnaires from the Census Bureau, READ FOR IT YOURSELF!

2009 American Community Survey

Our country is rapidly heading into a government controlled police state in which the proverbial phrase "New World Order" is so eloquently spoken by the powers that be in our government and around the world.


When you see these things begin to take place, LOOK UP! Jesus is coming for His bride, the Church.

Though we have this blessed hope, and what a blessed hope it is, the battle for souls is raging. It is time for Christians to ENGAGE in this war and untangle ourselves from the things of the world. It is time to care more about lost souls than our daily activities, what's on the boob tube and our recreational comforts. There isn't anything wrong we these things, but the self absorbed, self preserved and self centered life must cease. For there are far too many lost souls that we must be concerned about, Jesus IS!

1 comment:

James J. Fire said...

Thank you for that very pertinent article! We need to make something abundantly clear here:

"Potential terrorists" is a term that our government is using, as well as "home grown terrorists".

I take issue with the use of this term, in that the qualitative use of it precludes the idea that any one who believes the Bible, and adheres to its Truth (what a radical notion: To believe God's Word!!!), MUST by necessity be suspected as a "potential terrorist".

All in the name of security, which in itself is an interesting term. In any war scenario, when one's military forces are fighting the enemy in order to gain ground, once that ground is taken, they call into HQ and inform them that the area is 'secure'. What they mean to say is that its now under their CONTROL. It's already been stated that we are in a WAR ON TERROR . . . interesting.

What this plan insinuates is that those who believe the Bible, and all of its Truth; believe in the LORD Jesus Christ, believe in the sacredness of life, individual sovereignty, and adhere to this sort of thinking, must be controlled. Otherwise because they hold such views, they are potential terrorists and must be 'detained' (such a euphemistic word, that!).

What precisely connotes biblical truth as 'terrorism'? Jesus said that we are to "love our enemies, do good to those who curse, persecute, and say all manner of evil against you falsely."

If only Osama Bin Laden held such beliefs! Or HAMAS! Or the Socialistic Goblins now 'running the show'!

We must emphasize the fact that as Christians the Word of GOD commands us to be as "wise as serpents, and harmless as doves" and that we conduct ourselves as "ambassadors [NOT terrorists] of Christ"

This entire Bill is an obfuscation of their true intent, which is to classify, marginalize and potentially 'detain' Christians.

Incidently I find it interesting that the Census Survey asks about "how much agriculture was produced on this property?" and that they wanted specific information on any that served in the armed forces, and also asked the surveyee if there were any that lived in this residence who suffered disabilities; they also wanted to know the specific times in which people on location left for and returned from work.

One must wonder why.

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