The War on Terror is over… in the Middle East.
The new war on terror is just beginning… here in the US. One of the provisions in the defense bill is that the entire planet is to be declared a battlefield for purposes of the next amendment… which states that people accused of terrorism can be held indefinitely without trial or even being charged… even in the US. Here’s a senator expressly saying that it applies in the US of A.
But, let’s look at something. What if this bill were to become law and were to be applied in the US?
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. The use of similar tactics by criminal organizations for protection rackets or to enforce a code of silence is usually not labeled terrorism though these same actions may be labeled terrorism when done by a politically motivated group. Wikipedia
Violent acts which are intended to create fear, are perpetrated for Religious, political or, ideological goal.
So, students were legally involved in a non-violent protest and were attacked by police at the behest of the chancellor of the university. Whether she told them to use pepper spray or not is immaterial. She told the police to remove students involved in a peaceful protest.
Is the Republican governor of Texas really implying violence? Of course, he would never be so crass as to say it out right. Was Tom Coburn really implying that he would shoot Democrats who did not agree with him? Isn’t that violence for a political goal?
Do not even get me started. More wars have been fought for religion than anything else in the history of man. The Bible is full of violence, including the massive destruction of the entire planet directly caused by God and numerous commands for genocidal actions.
These are the terrorists in the United States of America. People who would hold the wages of millions of Federal employees hostage to their political goals are just as guilty of terrorism as a guy who flies an airplane into a building.
Do I really need to belabor the point? Politicians and Christians ought be damned concerned about supporting this bill.