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Counterterrorism Agency: Every Citizen a Suspect
The New American ^ | December 15, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Posted on 12/15/2012 10:59:41 PM PST by Perseverando

Regulations recently signed into effect by Attorney General Eric Holder allow the National Counterterroism Center (NCTC) to monitor records of citizens for any potential criminal activity, without a warrant and without suspicion.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the records that will be subject to seizure and examination by the NCTC include “flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign exchange students and many others.”

Prior to the promulgation of these new regulations, such records were stored on only those citizens suspected of terror-related activity or as part of ongoing criminal investigations.

Furthermore, this information could only be stored for five years; that information will be stored indefinitely, so that the data can be analyzed by federal agents for signs of potential criminal behavior.

These sweeping new powers resulted from a debate among Obama administration intelligence officials, the story reports.

“The debate was a confrontation between some who viewed it as a matter of efficiency—how long to keep data, for instance, or where it should be stored—and others who saw it as granting authority for unprecedented government surveillance of U.S. citizens,” the Wall Street Journal reports, claiming that the newspaper received this insight into the process through Freedom of Information requests and interviews with representatives at several agencies familiar with the events.

In a historic and unconstitutional way, the new directives grant NCTC the power to place every American under the constant surveillance of the federal government, not because these people have ever merited the attention, but because someday they might.

Granting an agency of the federal government the power to place innocent citizens under surveillance is not only an unconscionable diminution of due process rights, but a wholesale regulatory nullification of the Bill of Rights.

Another equally intrusive aspect of the new regulations

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: counterterroism; ericholder; nctc; terrorism

1 posted on 12/15/2012 10:59:47 PM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

The Bill of Rights is Dead. Killed by the Obama Assault and Marxist government. Yes theoretically we have a Bill of Rights. No, we are no longer entitled to exercise any such antiquated notions of rights and freedoms, they are suspended by the Fedgov that is shredding the economic and social fabric of the once free USA. The USA will be completely broke, unable to pay its bills, and constitution suspended or eliminated within the current Obama term, soon.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 11:07:52 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Perseverando

Every Fed a suspect.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 11:08:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: FlyingEagle

Yup.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 11:10:05 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Perseverando

If Obomo , Kerry , Holder , and Klinton isn’t listed , then there is NO REASON why I should be listed there.

The enemy isn’t at the gates , .. they are INSIDE !


5 posted on 12/15/2012 11:16:11 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: FlyingEagle

Crazy goat humpers over there, Stalag 50 over here.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 11:30:21 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: FlyingEagle

+++++The Bill of Rights is Dead. Killed by the Obama Assault and Marxist government. Yes theoretically we have a Bill of Rights. No, we are no longer entitled to exercise any such antiquated notions of rights and freedoms, they are suspended by the Fedgov that is shredding the economic and social fabric of the once free USA. The USA will be completely broke, unable to pay its bills, and constitution suspended or eliminated within the current Obama term, soon.”++++++

“WE THE PEOPLE” and the Republic of Texas disagree with your assumption

TT


7 posted on 12/15/2012 11:31:37 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Perseverando

[[Regulations recently signed into effect by Attorney General Eric Holder allow the National Counterterroism Center (NCTC) to monitor records of citizens for any potential criminal activity, without a warrant and without suspicion.]]

And will our supreme court protect us agaisnt such a rogue and unlawful and unconstitutional government? Oh hell no- They even gave the governemnt permission to trample our constitutional rights clearly tellign hte government that they will not ruel agaisnt anythign the governemnt does illegally or unconstitutionally because accordign ot the dolt roberts ‘it’s not the supreme court’s job to protect citizens agaisnt their own bad choices (Yet amazingly, many supreme court judgeements have doen just that-)


8 posted on 12/15/2012 11:36:28 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Perseverando
Created by Bush, exploited by Obama. One thing to remember is that the FBI already has done this stuff: http://www.aclu.org/spy-files/more-about-fbi-spying
9 posted on 12/16/2012 2:48:41 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: FlyingEagle

“The USA will be completely broke, unable to pay its bills, and constitution suspended or eliminated within the current Obama term, soon.”

What makes you think it isn’t already.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 3:24:21 AM PST by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: vanilla swirl

It won’t be until the funny money it can gin up is no longer accepted anywhere else in the world.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 3:35:24 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Perseverando

And so begins the Nazification/Mohammedanization of America. No invasion is necessary; no costly civil war. The sheep have given up their freedom for nothing.

0bambi has violated the Constitution more than any President since Lincoln and nothing is done about it. He has defied Congress, the courts and the Constitution and NOTHING is done. We are paying $176,000/year (plus benefits) to cowards who are complicit in the theft of our freedom.

Since 2000, and I blame Bush as much as the enemy, our rights have been shredded. There is no freedom of the press; freedom of religion is being threatened, as is the right of redress; TSA has stripped us of our right against unlawful search and seizure; Kelo took away property rights; the Ninth and Tenth Amendments are in the dust bin of history.

Meanwhile, a whole segment of the population (Republicans/Conservatives/Tea Partiers) is demonized, just as ruthlessy as Hitler demonized the Jews. The transformation of a nation once free into Amerikastan will be complete with the latest assault on the Second Amendment.

I will not go silently. I was born a free man; I will die as one.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 3:38:47 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: FlyingEagle

“The Bill of Rights is Dead. Killed by the Obama Assault and Marxist government.”

Not just Obama. You can throw in Carter, Bush1, Bush2 and
Clinton in there with him. Obama is just the sum.


13 posted on 12/16/2012 4:17:28 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Perseverando
In a historic and unconstitutional way, the new directives grant NCTC the power to place every American under the constant surveillance of the federal government, not because these people have ever merited the attention, but because someday they might.

What's next, "preventive detention"? That "sucking sound" you hear is America circling the drain.

Regards,
GtG

14 posted on 12/16/2012 2:11:55 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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