IN OPPOSITION to H.R. 1955 and S. 1959: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

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On April 19th of this year, a resolution entitled "H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007" was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives and sponsored by:

Rep. Jane Harman [D-CA]; Rep. Christopher Carney [D-PA]; Del. Donna Christensen [D-VI]; Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]; Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA]; Rep. Norman Dicks [D-WA]; Rep. Al Green [D-TX]; Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]; Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]; Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]; Rep. Daniel Lungren [R-CA]; Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]; Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX]; Rep. Dave Reichert [R-WA]; and Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS].

H.R. 1955 would virtually give our government the power to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN who voices opposition to the U.S. Government for any reason, not merely domestic terrorists and violent political radicals.

For example, if you publically disagreed with the U.S. Government for committing unconstitutional acts, then YOU could be considered a domestic terrorist or a political radical, at least. This is not merely a bad piece of legislation, it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and a DIRECT THREAT to our FREEDOM.

Nonetheless, H.R. 1955 actually passed the U.S. House of Representatives on October 23, 2007 by a vote of 404 in favor to 6 opposed. The bill now goes on to a vote in the Senate and a signature by the President.

Additionally, on August 1, 2007, Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME] and Sen. Norm Coleman [R-MN] introduced a bill in the Senate to establish a National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism "and for other purposes"... This Senate bill is entitled S. 1959: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. This Senate bill is in the first step of legislation, having been passed to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for review.

YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR SENATORS NOW and TELL THEM to KILL BOTH OF THESE BILLS in the Senate. You should tell your senators, in no uncertain terms, that THEY WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS if they support these bills.

If you agree that these bills are UNCONSTITUTIONAL and are a THREAT to our FREEDOM, you should sign this petition expressing OPPOSITION to H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, as well as OPPOSITION to Senate bill S. 1959, which is also called the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007.

This is not about one political party versus another. H.R. 1955 and S. 1959 represent overwhelmingly bipartisan Congressional attempts to suppress our Freedom of Speech and to criminalize our AMERICAN RIGHT to OPPOSE THE GOVERNMENT.

It's time for YOU, as Americans with a proud heritage of opposition to the government, to stand up and make yourself heard, WHILE YOU STILL CAN!