When Journalist and Radio Talk show Host Janet Thelan, an outspoken activist for elder rights , advocating against forced Guardianships/Conservatorships and the loss of civil rights, isolation and looting of assets that is all too common with these type cases of which we speak out in horror and dismay told me that by speaking out for elder abuse you risk having your name blacklisted and placed in terror list I was a little bit skeptical as would be most Americans and set out to investigate to see if stuff like this really happens in the "Land of the Free."
by Lisa Rein Washington Post Staff Writer, October 8, 2008
The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.
Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan revealed at a legislative hearing that the surveillance operation, which targeted opponents of the death penalty and the Iraq war, was far more extensive than was known when its existence was disclosed in July.
the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee was told that the names do not belong in there and we agree.
Sheridan said protest groups were also entered as terrorist organizations in the databases, but his staff has not identified which ones.
Stunned senators pressed Sheridan to apologize to the activists for the spying, assailed in an independent review last week as "overreaching" by law enforcement officials who were oblivious to their violation of the activists' rights of free expression and association. The letter, obtained by The Washington Post, does not apologize but admits that the state police have "no evidence whatsoever of any involvement in violent crime" by those classified as terrorists.
We are also stunned by this but not surprised, in our march towards a totalitarian state this is but a bleep,un noticed by the majority of Americans.
Placing the names of journalists,activists and people who dare speak out against the abuse of minorities, such as those that oppose the death penalty,the militarization of America, the Loss of Civil Rights which starts out with the most vulnerable , as they are the less likely to fight back and then spreads out like a cancer to the silent majority who dare not speak out , lest they be singled out and also blacklisted.
To Janet and the many other Americans that have been forced to leave the country, those that have been forced to seek asylum in the Netherlands,Costa Rica, and elsewhere, to those that consider themselves the masters and owners of the universe , to those that have put all semblance of legality aside and gleefully rub their hands at the Fire Sale that is taking place, as the ruling class buys up distressed issues and by proxy the underlying assets, the vulture funds, the elite, the Illuminati, and the soon to be owners of America on sale, I have a message for you .
You might consider the leaving in droves of the lovers of Freedom "Good Riddance" but you do not realize the damage that you are causing to the world's most recent experiment "Democracy" and sadly the masses will not realize what we have until we have LOST IT!
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be Restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
--John Adams July 17, 1775