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S.1959 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 02, 2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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  • 8% of users support S.1959

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    8% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support S.1959.
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    • On January 17, 2008, by bruceh - The bill summary uses the terms "radicalization" and "violent." Does anyone know how the bill defines those terms? At one time, labor unions, womens' suffrage, ending segregation, and opposing the Vietnam War were all seen as "radical" ideas. If a strike picket line tries to block scabs, is that "violence" as defined by this bill? At one time non-violent sit-ins at segregated lunch counters were accused of violence against the property rights of the owners, is spray-painting "polluter" on the wall of a chemical plant violence as defined by this bill?

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      As noted by bruceh, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 17, 2008, "The bill summary uses the terms "radicalization" and "violent." Does anyone know how the bill defines those terms? At one time, labor unions, womens' suffrage, ending segregation, and opposing the Vietnam War were all seen as "radical" ideas. If a strike picket line tries to block scabs, is that "violence" as defined by this bill? At one time non-violent sit-ins at segregated lunch counters were accused of violence against the property rights of the owners, is spray-painting "polluter" on the wall of a chemical plant violence as defined by this bill? "
    • On January 20, 2008, by skrap - This bill is unnecessary. Most forms of violent protest are already illegal, as are vandalism, and conspiracy to incite any of the above. Why must we label these things as terrorism? Not to mention that this bill blames the internet for "providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens." You might as well blame cars for transporting terrorists, or the air for providing oxygen.

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      As noted by skrap, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 20, 2008, "This bill is unnecessary. Most forms of violent protest are already illegal, as are vandalism, and conspiracy to incite any of the above. Why must we label these things as terrorism? Not to mention that this bill blames the internet for "providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens." You might as well blame cars for transporting terrorists, or the air for providing oxygen. "
    • On January 14, 2008, by gravelution08 - If this bill were to become a law, Americans run the risk of losing many of their civil liberties and rights granted by the Bill Of Rights. This must be stopped.

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      As noted by gravelution08, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 14, 2008, "If this bill were to become a law, Americans run the risk of losing many of their civil liberties and rights granted by the Bill Of Rights. This must be stopped."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.1959: Health Care Fraud Enforcement Act of 2009 - U.S. Congress ... - October 27, 2009 by opencongress.org - regarding martial law and putting people into work groups, warrantless searches, end of Habeas Corpus, and the rise of a new character called 'Homegrown Terrorists' as specified in Senate Bill S.1959 which will be anyone against the . ... OpenCongr

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 27, 2009, "regarding martial law and putting people into work groups, warrantless searches, end of Habeas Corpus, and the rise of a new character called 'Homegrown Terrorists' as specified in Senate Bill S.1959 which will be anyone against the . ... OpenCongr" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s1959/show)
    • Freedom Fighter Radio.net - January 03, 2009 by Freedom Fighter Radio.net - COM · S. 1959: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 · Spychips.com · Stop Black Water · Students for Concealed Carry on Campus · Survive Martial Law. Take Back Washington · Terrorst

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      As noted by Freedom Fighter Radio.net on January 03, 2009, "COM · S. 1959: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 · Spychips.com · Stop Black Water · Students for Concealed Carry on Campus · Survive Martial Law. Take Back Washington · Terrorst" (http://freedomfighterradio.net/?p=3423)
    • vindicatum nusquam - January 02, 2009 by vindicatum nusquam - The Truth About S 19… on Stop S.1959 - call your r… Anonymous on Where’s the oil? Biby Cletus on "What is the brain d… deusdiabolus on I don’t know how to feel… costa rica on I don’t know how to feel… ...

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      As noted by vindicatum nusquam on January 02, 2009, "The Truth About S 19… on Stop S.1959 - call your r… Anonymous on Where’s the oil? Biby Cletus on "What is the brain d… deusdiabolus on I don’t know how to feel… costa rica on I don’t know how to feel… ..." (http://deusdiabolus.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/933/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • A Commission that Should Cause Concern - February 28, 2008 by Hawaii Reporter, HI - While the pending Senate bill (S.1959) would seem to describe the commission’s mission with considerable care, it also seemingly gives the proposed ...

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      As noted by Hawaii Reporter, HI on February 28, 2008, "While the pending Senate bill (S.1959) would seem to describe the commission’s mission with considerable care, it also seemingly gives the proposed ..." (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?eb2933f2-eb4d-4d08-bf1a-f32d5999f9cb)
    • A commission that should cause concern By Donald Downs - February 26, 2008 by Washington Times, DC - While the pending Senate bill (S.1959) would seem to describe the commission's mission with considerable care, it also seemingly gives the proposed ...

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      As noted by Washington Times, DC on February 26, 2008, "While the pending Senate bill (S.1959) would seem to describe the commission's mission with considerable care, it also seemingly gives the proposed ..." (http://washingtontimes.com/article/20080227/COMMENTARY/334570410/1012)
    • A Few Important Things for the American Public Radar - February 23, 2008 by OpEdNews, PA - by Kathryn Smith Page 1 of 1 page(s) a) Just because the Senate is now sitting on S. 1959 the Violent Radicalization and HOmegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, ...

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      As noted by OpEdNews, PA on February 23, 2008, "by Kathryn Smith Page 1 of 1 page(s) a) Just because the Senate is now sitting on S. 1959 the Violent Radicalization and HOmegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, ..." (http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_kathryn__080224_a_few_important_thin.htm)
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