The Response of the Government to Terrorism is the Loss of our Liberties

Rocco J. Piserchia

After the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 the federal government instituted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and passed the Patriot Act.  No one in the military or any of the US intelligence agencies was arrested or even demoted for criminal negligence.  Instead the federal government has continued to implement a domestic police state.  For those who question this much evidence exists.  Two points should suffice.  1.)The 2012 National defense Authorization Act violated the US Constitution  by claiming that any US citizen anywhere in the world who is declared an enemy combatant loses his right to due process and may be indefinitely detained or executed without a jury trial.  The President currently has a hit list of alleged terrorists that may include US citizens – anyone of this list is subject to execution based upon secret evidence held by the US President. Anwar al-Awlaki and  his 16 year old son were US citizens who were executed by separate drone attacks in Yemen.  2.) In 2008 The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was amended to enable the federal government to record any digital communication without a warrant. Every phone call made by a land line or cell as well as every email or any other digital communication is subject to being recorded by the government without a warrant. Obama voted for this bill as a Senator and has continued to support it as President.

After the Boston Marathon terror attack we saw martial law declared for Boston and surrounding towns – random illegal searches at gun point occurred. Both the FBI and the CIA have admitted that the alleged terrorists were under their surveillanceHowever there will be no investigation into criminal negligence of the FBI and CIA.  Neither will anyone in the FBI or CIA be charged with any type of criminal negligence.  Instead the result be to further erode what’s left of our liberties.  Case in point – Rep. Peter King (R-NY) wants more cameras for surveillance of the public.  The solution of the government is for the corrupt power of the state to grow and the liberties of the individual to be diminished.  The colossal hoax of the illegal “War on Terror” is being used to create the pretext for perpetual war and to incrementally construct a domestic police state.  Our Founding Fathers knew that perpetual war can not coexist with individual liberty.

Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.  War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

James Madison (1751 – 1836)

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