Stan Jones on Homeland Security


Patriot Act is terrorism of the worst kind

Our nation is entering a very dark period in our history. We once were a string nation built on a foundation of individual freedom & free enterprise. But now we have lost our way. Pres. Bush & the Republicans AND Democrats in Congress have taken us into an illegal, contrived, and hopeless war on terrorism. None of the laws they have passed will help us fight terrorism.

Under Patriot Act 1 & 2, if you are suspected of being an enemy combatant, you can be tried in secret by a military tribunal. You cannot see the evidence against you, have no right to a jury, and cannot appeal. The president also has authority to impose martial law and suspend habeus corpus, where you can be jailed for life without a trial and without a lawyer.

All of this is terrorism of the worst kind. We the people no longer have the protection of Bill of Rights. This is no longer the America I know. You cannot save America by destroying America. You cannot no longer rely on Democrats or Republicans to preserve your rights

Source: 2006 Montana 3-way Senate Debate at MSU Oct 9, 2006

Nobody read the Patriot Act before it was corruptly passed

JONES: Pres. Bush pushed and pushed to get the Patriot Act approved. Not a single member of Congress, including this one [Burns], read the Patriot Act before it was signed. It was laid out in front of them, ad with a great deal of pressure from corrupt party leaders, they signed that bill. Pres. Bush demanded it, and demanded other bills that have been just as threatening to our freedom, and put great pressures on members of Congress to pass those bills.

BURNS: Pres. Bush took an oath to protect this country. Let's talk about the Patriot Act. You have not given up one freedom, not ONE freedom that you didn't have before, unless you're a terrorist, or a suspected terrorist, or affiliated with the Mafia, or affiliated with drug kingpins. If you repeal the Patriot Act, the wall goes back up between the FBI and the CIA and the DIA, Defense Intelligence, and they cannot connect the dots. And the Meth Control Act is within the Patriot Act. There are consequences; it is a tool to protect this country.

Source: 2006 Montana 3-way Senate Debate at MSU Oct 9, 2006

Fight terrorists with intel & law, not military

Q: Do you support a policy of pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to U.S. national security?

A: No. The constitution allows only defensive use of our military, not pre-emptive strikes. Terrorists must be fought with good intelligence and lawful enforcement of our laws-- not with B-2's, Carriers, Tanks, etc.

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Aug 29, 2006

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