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05/19/2005 Archived Entry: ""
From Sunni Marvillosa's excellent blog....
I guess forcing a National ID upon the USSA isn't enough for Wisconsin congressthug James Sensenbrenner. He's got a new bill moving through Congress that calls for all people to either be snitches in the war on drugs, or criminals. The Drug Policy Alliance has been active on this, and has a news item out today: You've Been Drafted: Uncle Sam Wants You for the War on Drugs. An extended quote (emphasis mine): [W]e are especially concerned about a section of the bill that turns every American into an agent of the state. Here's how it works: If you "witness" certain drug offenses taking place or "learn" that they took place you would have to report the offense to law enforcement within 24 hours and provide "full assistance" in the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of the people involved. Failure to do so would be a crime punishable by a mandatory two year prison sentence.
Here are some examples of offenses you would have to report to the police within 24 hours:
* You see someone you know pass a joint to a 20-year old college student.
* Your cousin mentions that he bought Ecstasy for some of his college friends.
* You find out that your brother, who has kids, recently bought a small amount of marijuana to share with his wife.
* Your substance-abusing daughter recently begged her boyfriend to find her some drugs even though they're both in drug treatment.
In each of these cases you face jail time if you don't call the police within 24 hours. It doesn't matter if the offender is your friend or relative. It also doesn't matter if you need 48 hours to think about it. You have to report the person to the government within 24 hours or go to jail. You also have to assist the government in every way, including wearing a wire if needed. Refusing to cooperate would cost you at least two years in prison (possibly up to ten).
Go read HR 1528: "Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005". What a sniveling piece of shit name for such a totalitarian power play. Is Sensenbrenner channeling Lenin or something?
Can Wisconsinites really like what this man is doing to this country? How soon can this asswipe get booted from office? [lots of indignant sputtering and swearing later ...]
I don't know how any thinking person can read this and not see how the federal government is on course to outstrip the Soviet Union in controlling people. The only differences are we're doing it for "security" and "the children".
I need a drink. Nobody tattle on me. angry, grr