Zero tolerance has hit new levels as teenagers [or others] could get themselves in big trouble by threatening online acts of violence and terrorism – even if in jest. Despite double standards when it comes to terrorism, providing funds and arms to rogue Islamic nations and at the same time scouring relentlessly amongst its citizens in search of terrorist activities – deeming even people who do not agree with policy as threats. Citizens who insist upon a constitutional government are deemed “anti-government”. Citizens comply because of fear; yet polls report that Americans are more fearful of their government than terrorists.
Last week in the town of Methuen, Massachusetts, a high school student was arrested for posting online videos that show him rapping an original song the deemed disturbing verbiage, mentioning the White House and the Boston Marathon bombing. He is charged with communicating terrorist threats and could face 20 years in prison if convicted. The bail was set at $1 million. After the Newton massacre, law enforcement is enforcing zero tolerance of social behavior of US teenagers. Cyberspace has been and is being monitored, looking for criminal behavior from child molesters to domestic terrorists. The Boston bomber brothers maintained a YouTube page and Twitter feed that promoted radical Muslim religious doctrine. The danger here is crossing the line as to what is domestic terrorism or just free speech. It is especially disconcerting because of the Marxist element within our federal government that violates the First Amendment, while hailing its applicability – only when it coincides with the political agenda.
If you’re not a terrorist, if you’re not a threat, prove it. This is the price you pay to live in free society right now. It’s just the way it is.
Well, SGT Mullins, it is not a “free society” then is it? This may be the ‘way it is’ – but should not be. Lawful citizens are punished for actions of criminals.
This is definitely against Presumption of Innocence – innocent until proven guilty. The Constitution does not cite this specifically, the concept is found in the 5th, 6th, and 14th amendments that the federal government consistently violates. Tasteless and stupid pranks can result in serious consequences with this policy.
It is not a joke to threaten to kill somebody, as Alex Rosario learned in Armada Village in Michigan being charged with domestic terrorism after he allegedly threatened fellow employees at the Subway shop where he worked.
It common for Islamic jihadist fundamentalist groups to recruit young people through video games, music or propaganda enhanced with themes of alienation.
All this set aside; citizens cannot trust a government who expands its power despite being against the Constitution and deems constitutional militia and constitutionalism like Tea Party as a domestic terrorist threat.
Alec Baldwin, definitely a radical, who serves on the board of People for the American Way [more aptly the Hollywood way] is an animal rights activist and strong support of PETA who has murdered more animals than any of those organizations they protest against, often administering painful and torturous deaths, narrating a video entitled Meet Your Meat. A man known for his anger and hateful rhetoric, he appeared on the show Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1998, during the impeachment hearings of William Clinton, when he said:
If we were in another country … we would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go their homes and kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families, for what they’re doing to this country.
Later Baldwin stated it was a joke.
Baldwin is not a teenager but he is not deemed a domestic terrorist like recent shenanigans of US teenagers on the Internet. The overweight bad-tempered actor may even get his own TV talk show.
We the People cannot expect government to reform without reforming our society first, because people like Baldwin, Hillary and Obama come from among us.