By Joseph Snook
Wake Up America
Southern Oregon –
My speech at the first ever co-sponsored Tea Party/Occupy Movement Rally. A rally to repeal certain provisions of the 2012 N.D.A.A. (National Defense Authorization Act).
ARE WE TERRORISTS? Do you consider yourself a TERRORIST?
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign and the F.B.I. – you could be a terrorist if:
1. You use a video camera while talking to police officers.
2. If you wear a ‘Hoodie’
3. If you drive a van
4. If you write on paper
5. If you use a cell phone, and the list goes on…
It is extremely important that everyone is educated on what exactly has happened to our Freedom.
In 2001, the Authorization to Use Military Force Bill was passed by Congress, stating that the President has authority under the Constitution to take action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States. My opinion initially, is that this power is essential to safety of the United States, but this power has to come with absolute necessity – followed by Congress going into session to ‘Declare War’ which was not part of that bill.
Also in 2001, The Patriot Act was passed which aided the destruction of more rights granted to U.S. Citizens under the U.S. Constitution, particularly freedom of speech and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Both of these bills were signed by former President George W. Bush.
On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama signed a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act: “consisting of roving wiretaps, searches of business records (the ‘library records provision’), and conducting surveillance of ‘lone wolves’ — individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups.” – Wikipedia
Now, bringing all of these bills together, coupled with the National Defense Authorization Act, there is literally nothing that can stop someone in OUR GOVERNMENT from labeling any one of us as a TERRORIST. If you ask me, the people who drafted these bills and the people who passed them –ARE THE BIGGEST TERRORISTS of all. Who is to blame for all of this? I say look in the mirror and you will find your answer.
Vogel Plaza – Medford, Oregon
NOT ANY LONGER. No more left, no more right, no conservative, no liberal. NOT ON THIS ISSUE. Today is the day that WE STAND TOGETHER – UNITED TOGETHER TO RALLY FOR SUPPORTING THE REPEAL OF NDAA – TO SAY WE AREN’T GOING TO STAND BY AND WATCH OUR FREEDOMS GET TRAMPLED .
If we aren’t clear in our message and informed of our rights – well connected and dedicated to preserving our rights, we will lose to the monarchy of today, whether it’s big banks and corporations that pay for elections to get their personal agendas legislated or the rotten cowards WE’VE ELECTED who have not honored their oath to UPHOLD AND DEFEND the United States Constitution.
The Tea Party is here, The Occupy Movement is here, and we are here together to demonstrate to the world that we can work together. We aren’t all radical as defined by government, we aren’t all racists, and we aren’t all here for handouts – we are here because it’s our duty as freedom loving citizens of the United States of America.
It’s time we stand together on EVERY issue we possibly can – for the sake of our future and future generations to come. We might be terrorists by definition of our current administration, but if you ask me, by my standards, we are America’s greatest Patriots. Each and every one of us here today to rally for the repeal of NDAA is an absolute Patriot in my book because WE care enough to fight for our freedom.
Listen closely to this quote:
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” This quote is important to me, not only because of how it reflects current times, but more-so because it is what motivates me to give my all, day in and day out. When you leave here today, please ask yourself this question: Am I the silent friend, or is my energy driven beyond silence?”
Editor’s Note: With over seventy people attending, this was the first co-sponsored rally (Click to see news coverage)between the Tea Party and Occupy Movements. Strangely enough, on the same day, clear across the country in Worcester, MA. The Occupy & Tea Party Movements held a rally for the same exact purpose. The people are starting to WAKE UP! Please logon & like this Tea Party/Occupy Facebook page!
Speakers at the event: Ben Playfair of Occupy Medford, Jeff Golden who hosts Immense Possibilities television show and Linda Sturgeon of Occupy Ashland, Oregon.