U.S. Patriot Act: ‘Tea Baggers’ are Domestic Terrorists !

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

Tea Baggers and on-air personalities who have threatened President Barack Obama with death are ‘Domestic Terrorists’ as defined by the U.S. Patriot Act. Threats against Obama are up 400% over those against Bush and according to many sources, the Secret Service is not able to keep up. A recent exchange on YouTube convinces me that it is time to to deal with lawless tea baggers while making a point about the rule of law. Those threatening the life of the President have, in fact, sought to ‘(i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion’. That means that threatening the life of the President is an act of terrorism.

  • Section 802? (Pub. L. No. 107-52) which expands the definition to cover “domestic”. terrorism ” …if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion …”

-U. S. Patriot Act

The Southern Poverty Law Center says that the U.S. has seen a 35 percent rise in hate groups in recent years, and few doubt that the discontent stirred up over the election of an African-American president is fueling the rise in threats. But, could the influx of modern technology also be to blame?

  • As the cost of computer technology has fallen (and accessibility to high-speed Internet service has spread), more and more people are spending more and more time online. Accordingly, these people are doing what people often do on the Internet: sending emails, communicating in chat rooms and on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, watching YouTube videos, etc. According to results of a recent study by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, these activities seem to be enhancing the scope of extremist groups’ reach:

Report: Secret Service strained to protect Obama

America is as divided now as was England between Protestants and Catholics during the reign of Elizabeth I and, later, James I. James had promised a crackdown after Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament, an act of terrorism. Overt threats to Obama are, in fact, acts of terrorism as defined in the U.S. Patriot Act.

  • True to form, just like I called it, even before the New Year could began in earnest three more Black men were lynched in America. Somehow, just saying I told you so doesn’t really do it for me. On New Year’s Eve, Johannes Mehserle a White police officer shot Oscar Grant Jr. a 22 year old Black man in his back, killing him instantly as he lay prone and unarmed on a train platform in Oakland California. The incident was caught on tape. It became just the latest public lynching of a Black man in the United States, and it sparked several days of angry rebellion.1
  • On that very same day, in Bellaire Texas a police officer shot the 23 year old son of Bobby Tolan, a once famous professional baseball player. Robbie Tolan ended up with a bullet lodged in his liver, only because as he stood in the driveway of his own home, a White police officer simply assumed that the car he actually owned was a stolen vehicle.2 Then, hours later on New Year’s Day, nine police officers in New Orleans discharged their weapons 48 times and put 12 bullets into the back of yet another young unarmed African American man; 22-year-old Adolph Grimes was shot dead in a hail of gunfire just a few feet away from his grandmother’s home. A total of 14 bullets pierced violently through his body. …
  • All that it requires is the will and the means to take someone’s life. Now, with the election of the first Black man to the highest office in the land, it appears as if some White people across the country have simply lost their minds.

Death Threats Against Obama – Racist Atrocities Soar As America Regurgitates Its Soul

Everyone threatening the life of President Barack Obama is a terrorist as defined clearly and unambiguously in the U.S. Patriot Act!

A Summary of ‘Terrorist’ Threats Against President Obama

Anyone making threats against Obama, be they Beck, Billo or Limbaugh should be prosecuted under the provisions of the U.S. Patriot Act!

‘deathtotruthers’ is a Terrorist as defined by the U.S. Patriot Act

5 comments to U.S. Patriot Act: ‘Tea Baggers’ are Domestic Terrorists !

  • KW

    The Patriot Act has nothing to do with someone threatening the POTUS, or any OTHER government official or otherwise. Just as anyone who eludes to killing Obama should be investigated, so should anyone who eludes to killing a Republican, any Republican.

  • S Glitz

    But Liberals can make a movie about assassinating George W Bush and that’s just fine, nothing to see here.

  • Nomo Stew

    Simple case of sauce for the goose being sauce for the gander. Rightists wanted totalitarianism when they were in charge, but now it’s a bad thing? Say what? Same with deficits – rightists loved them under Reagan and the Bushes, but now suddenly all these teabaggers hate them? Who knew?

  • YG:
    I’m not pleased with the Patriot Act being renewed nor am I pleased about several Constitutional issues that Obama has pushed under the carpet. As for as Congress…personally I have written often about Reid and Pelopsi’s incompetence. Neither had any punch behind their words to Bush and both have turned their heads on Obama’s Bush like attitude. Congress should hold all Presidents accountable…no matter what party they belong to. When the Republicans had Congress they too should have held Bush’s feet to the fire. But as we know Congress is filled with self serving hypocrites in both parties.

    As far as death threat….I am against any President or candidate being threatened or killed. I personally don’t care what political party someone is a member of.

  • YG

    Funny how a few years ago Democrats (mostly) and Republicans (few) were whining about the Patriot Act infringing on their rights and calling it un-Constitutional. Interesting that Obama chose to renew Bush’s Patriot Act.

    Now that the Patriot Act suits your opinion and purpose, it’s a good thing, right?

    So where were you the past 8 years when there were death threats against Bush? Oh wait, it didn’t suit your political platform, right?


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