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Think Government Is Corrupt? Go to jail…

That's right.  While I was reading an e-mail conference I am a member of, I noticed this news article posted about how in the State of South Carolina if you disagree with the government, you could potentially go to jail for up to 10 years.  How screwed up is that?

Our First Amendment to the United States Constitution states, and I quote: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Which basically means – for the literate challenged amongst politicians and the fucktards who support them – is that people have a right to assemble, peacefully, to tell the government that they don't like what is going on.

Of course, it's quite possible the idiots in South Carolina State Legislature figured that the First Amendment only meant that the Federal Government couldn't do this.  Now, I'm not all that intelligent myself, but I'm quite sure that the Founding Fathers, when writing this document, didn't mean for the States to jail anyone for speaking out of turn.

If I was a Citizen of South Carolina, I'd be hitting the streets in protest, and filing a law-suit against this law.

Here is the article:

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

Subversives who think government is corrupt and should be controlled by the people face 10 years in prison and a $25,000 dollar fine if they fail to register with authorities in South Carolina, in another chilling example of how free speech and dissent is being criminalized in America.

The state’s “Subversive Activities Registration Act” is now officially on the books and mandates that “Every member of a subversive organization, or an organization subject to foreign control, every foreign agent and every person who advocates, teaches, advises or practices the duty, necessity or propriety of controlling, conducting, seizing or overthrowing the government of the United States … shall register with the Secretary of State.”

Of course, the right to overthrow a government that has become corrupt, abusive and completely unrepresentative of its electorate is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence – that’s how America came to be a Republic in the first place – advocating or teaching that the people should “control” the government via their elected representatives is a basic function of a democratic society, but this law effectively makes it a terrorist offense.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness,” states the Declaration of Independence.

Under the sweeping terms of the law, members of tax protest organizations, the Tea Party movement and the States’ Rights movement based in South Carolina are all domestic terrorists if they fail to register their dissent with the authorities.

It is important to stress that the notion this law somehow only applies to “Islamic terrorists” is completely at odds with the fact that federal and state authorities now consider the main terror threat to be from informed American citizens exercising their constitutional rights in opposition to the big government agenda they are being subjected to.

As we saw with the MIAC report and a plethora of similar training manuals which were leaked over the last decade, police are being trained that libertarians, gun owners, Ron Paul supporters and anyone who is mildly political is a domestic extremist and a potential terrorist – these people are the real target of the subversives list in South Carolina.

The infamous Phoenix Federal Bureau of Investigation manual (page one, page two) produced in association with the Joint Terrorism Task Force listed “defenders of the U.S. constitution” and “lone individuals” as terrorists. Will anyone in South Carolina who defends the Constitution, the very bedrock of what America stands for, have to register with the authorities unless they want to be locked up for a decade?

Of course, since nobody is going to register as a “subversive” with South Carolina authorities, their failure to “comply” with the regulation will later be used against them as a means of eliciting criminal charges, in what represents a clear end run around the First Amendment.

The government isn’t going to just come out all guns blazing and ban free speech, they are simply going to make anyone who refuses to register for permission a criminal for failing to adhere to a separate mandate.

Just like people in places such as New York and Chicago were told that they had to get a license to purchase a gun – at first the process was a mere inconvenience but now the licensing process means they have to jump through 200 flaming hoops and the second amendment has effectively been outlawed in these cities.

They won’t hesitate to pull the same tricks with the First Amendment, and it’s already happening with calls to license Internet users and force them to get government permission to run a website.

So what do you all think about this?  Until next time…

-Wil

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  1. 13 February 2010 at 01:39 | #1

    (I read this article myself a couple of hours ago, and couldn't believe it, even though I know what is happening.)Reichstag, 1933.

  2. 13 February 2010 at 03:02 | #2

    Seriously, how does this shit get passed? I mean, are people that close minded and stupid? This is a 1st amendment right violation.
    And yes, government is corrupt because we elect corrupt minded individuals. It's a popularity contest, not a true qualification battle for office. If Bush's dad wasn't a previous president and Obama wasn't black, they wouldn't have been president. We could go even further to Ronald Regan. If he wasn't a previous actor, do you think he would've been elected president? Hell no.

    The entire system is lame.

  3. Jim
    13 February 2010 at 09:57 | #3

    SC should be kicked out of the union….ooopps I better watch what I say……

  4. 13 February 2010 at 12:47 | #4

    Nothing but an update of the McCarran Internal Security Act of and the even earlier Sedition Act (1918). Like the "pot tax stamp" laws, they give the government another fasces with which to flog those who oppose it.John

  5. ken
    13 February 2010 at 13:30 | #5

    i don't know why your getting your pantys in a uproar,every state and the federal government has something like this on the books,while you can protest your government you can not commit treason.

  6. 13 February 2010 at 16:57 | #6

    Are you telling me that you actually support this bullshit?

  7. ken
    13 February 2010 at 17:25 | #7

    yes,without a doubt,if you check they already have laws like this on the books in other states,they are used to keep outside governments from messing around withen the u.s.

  8. 14 February 2010 at 08:50 | #8

    Where were you during the Bush administration…both of them…Father and Son? I have said…and do say I found the Patriot Act personally insulting, the immigration act an ultimate excercise in redunancy and stupidity…and there was a law that said if someone spoke against the 'intent of the United States', not verbatim, but whatever the hell that means there it is…When a country enters into war…the expense is unpredictable and great…Kudos for your vigilance…I am not a flag waver…just aspire to grow to true freedom…Peace Tony

  9. 14 February 2010 at 11:28 | #9

    Me? I didn't have a blog during those years. As for Bush the Father, I was in grade school when he first became President, and in High School when his term finished. I couldn't care less about politics at that point.By the time Bush the Son became president I was in Uni. I didn't agree with the Patriot Act, and I still don't. I didn't agree with Bush 2 on many things. He was more conservative in some areas than President Obama, definately, but I would have preferred them all to be fiscally conservative instead of spending up a storm and shoving their ideological noses into the everyday lives of Americans.As for acts like the State of South Carolina has passed? It pisses me of that Americans are just rolling over and letting this bullshit be enacted.

  10. 14 February 2010 at 22:16 | #10

    I recognize something here…when I discovered what I was seeing…concerning rights…Rocket Ronnie was in…The former head of the CIA, B1, was coming strong…and I saw things…that most times…Permits? Unions? I did not care for…Helpful jobs for immigrants illegal or not…I am a liberal…I guess…Mostly I am Tony…I started investigations…into 'grass roots corruption'…with press credential…which is a great help…I also found it quite dangerous…We were lucky and brave more than once…I got a piece of advice from an aid to a fine City Councilwoman…named Ruth Galanter…Her aid had the unlikely name of Lance Diskan.(?sp) I watched Mr. Clinton tripping over his personals…if the political editors can be believed…then lie about it…then allowed himself, in my opinion, to be extorted…he kept the economy somewhat afloat…The advice? Two words from Lance…'Be Persistent'…My words…'Believe what you see…even if it does not agree with you'…You seem well informed…find the place you feel you can do the most good…for what you believe…then do it well…as you seem to…careful not to spread yourself too thin…I truthfully do not care for politics…I do care for the promise of this country…our Declaration of Independance…and the rest of the Constitution…A poem I recommended, 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes, speaks to me of honor and young romanticism of life and sacrafice…in another time…old fashioned? I do not think honorable commitment will ever go out of style…If they stop the war…we will all see some financial relief…with responsible application…Peace Tony

  11. 15 February 2010 at 11:05 | #11

    Will, I kind of got wound up last night…The best argument I can see for free speech…In governing bodies…Is the invaluable input that the leaders get…Being people…they are as subject to delusion as any. The duplicit…Democratic-Republic…is what I came up with…During times of trying to prevent this antiexpression nonsense…During Nixon to Reagan…A lot of defining…learning…growing…and resentment…is what I encountered in conversing…many of these conversations with vets of shooting wars…That understand war is an attack on life…So is terrorism…Unlike war…people who are terrorists…stopped speaking…because no one listened…if they did listen…it was only to outlaw saying what disagreed with their greed…meglomania…and the worst parts of nationalism…The people who appear to be sheep…certainly woke up…when some person took their home…after losing their job…money and 'reputations'…(the extortive nature of the last is sickening to me)…with no legal recourse…except for the wealthy…or those endowed with 'connections'…In my home…in my country…in my life…no law is credible…if it does not meet constitutional muster…'Seperate but equal'…a semantic quandry…took the years…yes it did…and people still fight a civil war…over nothing…for a lie…based on exploitation and greed…One look at what is left at Gettysburg…would stop a sane person from warring on his own kind…the living on this planet…Peace Tony

  12. 15 February 2010 at 11:37 | #12

    And had they known? I am not the only person who is thinking…why did they wait?…only to have what happened?…I answer that…with the horrors of Albania…The First WW…and the Dictatorships that sprung like tulips in spring…during a time when people lost what they know to be true…Now it is 'never again' and who could question it?…Yet…I believe the troubles…in Asia Minor…are extensions…of exploitive actions…centuries old…or sadly…maybe just yesterday…Manipulative actions…and I wonder if E. Bernays…in his energy…now…is saying…that is not what I meant! I believe the time of individual…self awareness and realization…is at hand…if in fact it ever was not…at hand…Hitler is dead…I hate what he did…and the aftermath of hatred…that forms and propels people…War is such a nasty business…started by an Overindulged…Austrian house painter…Who looked like Charlie Chaplin…Filling the shops of Berlin…with French goods…In 'reparation'…The not so hidden cost of war…The hidden…My grandfather immigrated from Russian Poland…which became Lithuania…In the 19thc…There is family…progeny…can never surprise me in contact…If indeed any survived…Your observation was right on…I think…I just hope it is not a 'prediction'…Thus we must have our right to express…I have quoted many times…the words of Frank Zappa…In a 'Mothers of Invention Album'…"Who are the brain police?"…Apropos from stars to toe…and maybe right on through the next below…the other side to show…how the kind in mind can flow…Peace Tony

  13. 25 February 2010 at 23:55 | #13

    SC wanted to leave and we fought a war to make them return…LOL

  14. 26 February 2010 at 10:05 | #14

    I guess I will be seeing you all in jail as this turns fascistic

  15. 26 February 2010 at 14:57 | #15

    Well, at least we'll all be in good company, eh? LOL!

  16. 16 May 2010 at 07:13 | #16

    Well I can't say that I have read all the comments here, but I was once a government worker and when I was forced to go against both the Federal and State laws that governed how I made my decisions in the position I had I ended up in the hospital with migraines and what they thought was a heart attack. I shortly quit thereafter because I could not in good conscience do what they wanted me to. My favorite saying is "how do you know a politician is lying? His lips are moving". To me 95% of the government officials are corrupt and those that aren't are forced out or forced to conform.

  17. 16 May 2010 at 11:27 | #17

    Did your migraines improve after you left? Hope you are doing better.And I agree. Most politians either seem to have to conform with the status quo, or end up being forced out. Which sucks.

  18. 16 May 2010 at 11:46 | #18

    Yes my migraines went from having 2-4 a week to about 1 to 2 a month. My department was/is the most corrupt out of all of them. Shortly after I left 7 of my friends were wrongfully discharged, so I put them in touch with a great employment law attorney I worked for a number of years ago. They department wanted to settle out of court, but they are continuing to trial and I am so happy about it. After reporting several situation on 4 different occasions to the Ethics board that did absolutely nothing, someone is finally standing up to them. I would have been fired too had I not already left due to health issues. It is so sad what our government has become. I do not believe that there should be career politicians. I believe they go in with good intentions and get corrupted along the way.

  19. 16 May 2010 at 12:34 | #19

    Glad you are feeling better.And, once again, I agree with you. This Republic, I believe, started with the idea that career politians was the wrong way to go. Unfortunately, we've lost our way. It's time we went back to that principle. I think part of the problem is that Congress is increasing it's "pay" to damned much. Politicians should earn much less than private sector. That will ensure that our leaders won't be so eager to stay in DC, nor – perhaps – become so corrupt.Or, that's my theory, anway. lol…

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