Strong Message to Follow

Proposed document to be distributed with timely updates


Provost Marshal General of the United States Army

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Incumbent:MG David E. Quantock Since: September 28, 2011

TO:  General David E. Quantock,

the Commanding General, of 
the U.S. Army

Criminal Investigation Command (CID),

in his official capacity as Provost Marshal General

Dear General Quantock,

On behalf of the American people, as one of the people, I am reaching out to you and at the same time, demonstrating to the rest of the world, that, “We the people,” come in peace and mean no harm.   This is even though we recognize that in the eyes of this de facto government, “We the People,” are all classified as “Enemies of the State.” 

We also mean to demonstrate our sincere intent to resolve the imposition of tyranny by the impostors who, through, deception, are unlawfully, impersonating officers of a de facto government.  A foreign controlled corporation being falsely represented as the lawful government of the American people.

General Quantock, you can consider the American people as friends and allies.

As the federation’s top peace keeper, the documented behavior below offers proof to many of us that America is under the control of a foreign power; the British Empire.  As the people, we are at a loss for any other explanation which adequately describes the abuse heaped upon Americans.

Surely no American government of the people, for the people and by the people would act against their citizens in this manner.  No government comprised of true American representatives of the American people, would permit all Americans to be designated as an, “Enemies of the State.”

In 1933, we are told the Constitution was suspended and FDR by the role of necessity, issued proclamations 2038, 2039 and 2040.  It was during this same period, an amendment was made to the trading with the enemies act of 1917.  This act had previously excluded American citizens,   But now, as of  amended version of 1933…included all Americans.  

One objective of this amendment seems to have cleverly removed the standing of any American citizen to bring court action against the government, to remove these unconstitutional manipulations. this assured that this constitutional abuse could not be easily reversed.   

Examples of over 100 attempts to challenge Mr. Obama’s unlawful usurpation of the office of president would seem to bear credence to this notion.  Many of the judicial rulings declared the citizens, challenging Mr. Obama’s eligibility, did not have, “standing.” to bring such court action. How utterly amazing!  What a coincidence.

One more interesting aspect of the fancy footwork involved in amending the (TWTEA) legislation, from 1917, was to make the unbelievable stretch, that a national emergency,  designated as such by the president, alone,  was equivalent to an act of war. 

This also conveniently, provided the Congress with an excuse to discharge its duties by abdicating the People’s delegated authority to the president.  This was supposedly authorized under the War Powers Act.  To any reasonable person, this is more evidence of the intent and the existence of a bona-fide conspiracy to defraud the American people.

It was by the myriad of  constitutional abuses, that FDR seized all the gold and somewhat later all of the silver from all citizens.  This was done under the guise to prevent hoarding.    However it can be illustrated, that the gold and silver stolen from the people was later sold at a profit and the proceeds from the transactions were not deposited  to the benefit of the people from which it was stolen.

Other research indicates, the Constitution has never been restored. 

In seeking an answer to this point, we find that cleverly, built into this spate of shadowy legislation, was the ability of the president to extend a previously called national emergency, by simply posting a notice in the federal registry.  

Obama, had issued one as recent as, March 14, 2014.  Thus general, we have learned that America has been under various states of emergency since 1933. That is over 81 years.    

General, you, as well as I, know that no reasonable person could accept that the United States of America was in a continuous state of national emergency for over 81 years.  Yet, we as the American people, are expected to accept that our lawful elected representatives  are prepared to overlook this obvious constitutional abuse of power.  

1933 – Congress Did IT!    

Sorry general, that just is not possible.  And it leads many of us to conclude that the Congress and consequently the rest of the government is not the government of the American people.  

This in turn confirms the conclusion in the minds of many Americans that indeed, in 1933, through a series of criminal acts based on deception, with the help of FDR, the British Empire, very likely in the name of the Queen, conducted a bloodless coup d’état and  unlawfully captured the government of the American people through unconstitutional means. 

Please hold this thought… And let us continue…

 The funny thing about the Constitution, which has never been restored, is that Obama, uses it to justify his authorization to create the numerous executive orders, for which he has become well known. 

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Just as curious, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has revealed to me personally, that the Constitution exists and is in full power.  U. S. Senator Confirms the U.S. Constitution is in Effect!

Now general, I’m just an ordinary citizen, but even to me sir, I am convinced,  that the affordable health care act was a deliberate and total fraud upon the people; a blatant unconstitutional act of coercion.     Evidence of this concern,

(the legislative process established by the Congressional research service),

can be found within the document at the following link:  

Now About That Unconstitutional ObamaCare…  

This information reveals that the Congress violates its own rules.    Notice the highlighted term, “must.”    The use of the term  “must”  means without exception.

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Yet no record of any confirmation that the bill was confirmed as meeting constitutional requirements before it was even submitted.  

Other practices by members of Congress, revealed other constitutional abuses routinely violated as a normal course of doing business. The question that arises in my mind general, is whose business?

A further example of openly admitted abuse of the Constitution can be found in the following clip:


The American people, just by virtue of being alive and in America, are the ultimate arbiters and authority.  It is the American people who are the only lawful power by which governments are created, and based upon historical record and documents, claim we have lawfully created the government of the American people. 

However general, many Americans are now confronted with indications that the government being represented to Americans as our government is no such thing.  Instead general, we are presented with the illusion, that the government we are asked to accept as the government of the American people, is in reality a corporate agency posing as the government of the American people but controlled by the Queen.

General, it appears you are working for the Queen.  But this matter shall be further clarified below.  Please read on….

For the sole purpose of providing the safety and security of all  American citizens, the founders even went so far as to create a Constitution.  A trade agreement  by which the government creature, a creation of the people, was limited to specifically enumerated powers and authorities.  However, General Quantock, by delegating some of these powers,  the American people never yielded their sovereignty. But then, general, you know all of this.  In fact, you swore a sacred oath to protect and defend this very document; the Constitution of the United States.  

Yes general, under this contract with the people, your primary responsibility is to honor your oath to the Constitution…and the American people, first!  As a public servant, your loyalty is to America and not to her majesty, the Queen.

Previous submissions directed to your attention, record the many attempts which have been made to resolve issues of abuse by public officers with no success.  Even in the matter below, it appears the Clark County Sheriff has so far, violated his oath of office and based on the law, should be charged and prosecuted for dereliction of duties and violation of his oath.  Violating one’s oath is an act of committing perjury, insurrection and rebellion against the supreme law of our Federation. 

It is also my understanding that those public officials of Clark County who have made no effort to protect Mr. Bundy, et al, under provisions of the federal Constitution, 9th and 10th Amendments, regarding over-reaching of the federal government, may also be culpable.

 The question that begs to be asked?

“Exactly why would the elected officials of Clark County, not act to protect one of their constituents?” 

They took the same constitutional oath as you general… Therefore the accountability for the public safety would be very similar to yours.  

You may find, as I did, what may be the answer to that question In the following paragraph.  Please read on.

General, in investigating further it appears that the state government of Nevada, in colluding with some of the federal government agents and agencies which are also also strongly controlled by the conquerors of America.  Some citizens are now referring to this distinction as reporting to the Queen,  But putting that aside, the following link would convince me that all of my speculations expressed above merit serious consideration.  Almost any citizen of Nevada might realize the strong conflict of interest revealed in the following association:

It is impossible for many of us, speaking as one of the people, to explain the conduct of public servants of the people, park rangers, at the link below:

General Quantock, as already established, you are the top peace keeper in America.  Your authority transcends all other authority in maintaining the peace and tranquility to which all Americans have expectations of a Constitutional guarantee.  

Based on the responsibilities of your office, your role is clear— when all other flavors of civil authorities fail to respond to lawful and reasonable demands from the people.  You are to take steps to establish order and to provide for public safety.  

If the assumptions above are correct then the acts of oppression are not acts of an American government but by the agency of the Queen.  As a result America has no government.  With no government representing the people then under the law of necessity, we must act “Under our own Authority as the People,” in a manner consistent with the declaration of independence and form our own government.

And this is where you come in General, in the interest of establishing a strong and reliable relationship with the agency which bears the original responsibility of our creation, the United States Army, and speaking just for myself at this point, I am confident there are some citizens who  would be more than willing to meet with the appropriate members of the American military forces to map out plans to peacefully resolve this dilemma and peacefully restore the Constitutional mandated de jure government of the American people.  The only true and legitimate government of the American people. 

 Respectfully submitted for your review and action.


My compliments sir.

Arnie Rosner

One of
The Americans

A person is judged by how well they honor those to whom a promise was made.

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A Simple Obligation- Update


Thank you for taking the time to visit. Depending on your age, not only may you personally benefit from the information compiled and presented on this site, but your immediate family, your children, especially your children, and future generations, may as well.

The freedom of future generations may also applaud your interest.  You see…you will be provided with information that is not normally broadcast through traditional means of media coverage.   Permit me to be frank, the world in which you think you live, may not be the reality in which we really exist.

Not only are we living in an illusion created by members of an organization which controls America, many people have a clue as to their existence.  But the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) has been around for a very long time.

Now that you have been introduced to some of the important aspects of this illusion under which many of us have lived since birth, it is time to examine how the lines of politics, in terms of “Democrats vrs Republicans,”  “the left vrs the right” and terms like “liberal vrs conservative,” have been cleverly manipulated to provide a basis by which to divide and conquer the general public.

Before accepting everything we are told by those in government be reminded by the two items following:

An open invitation:
At any time (24/7), you are invited to contact me, to discuss anything of concern.

As a politically independent moderate and a strong advocate of a republican form of government, self-reliance, and adherence to the basic philosophy of the founding fathers and the founding documents, I expect all other others to respect my position in the same manner as I respect theirs. This expectation includes our elected officials who have forgotten exactly to whom they answer.

So consider this as fair notice!

I am simple-minded enough to expect people to do what they say they will do; when they say they will do it.  Out of respect for all other inhabitants with whom we share this space ship traveling through time, I also realize not all may understand and live by these principles.  That is OK with me; we all must stand responsible for our own decisions and the manner in which we conduct ourselves.

About the truth

Thanks to many others through whom I have extensively explored this concept of truth, I am now very confident I really know very little. Rapidly approaching age 77, I am comforted by the fact that I now know that no one else knows anything either. They just think they do. (grin)

Before I pass on, which with every passing day I am reminded is an event no one escapes, I wish to return a favor bestowed upon me by many dedicated and respected Americans I never had the honor of knowing and never had the opportunity to thank personally. Never the less I feel compelled to carry on what I consider to be a very admirable and noble tradition these individuals created. I wish to pay my self‐imposed debt of gratitude to those who afforded me the luxury of freedom.

I intend to do my part to ensure those who come after will be also afforded the same. I make no apologies for my actions towards anyone who would seek to impede or inhibit my achieving this basic obligation of maintaining our republic form of democracy. Have no fear; I will prevail in this matter!

And a final point in which to give thanks.

Thank you Americans! Thank you for being you!

Now lead, follow or get out of the way!

Oh yes……..

Available 24/7 – Defending freedom is no part-time job!
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And the point is…



Thank you for the opportunity to address this matter.  Not being an expert in the legal field, I can only address this subject from my perspective as a common citizen.  And as we have discussed before, I think you’ll find me as common as one can be.

In drafting a response  to your question, I was in the process of creating an elaborate explanation.  But frankly, investing the time and energy to provide the results of extensive research and analysis, to those individuals who are not prepared to accept the reality in which many of us find ourselves, seemed like an exercise in futility.

Since  I do not see my role in this endeavor,  as responsible to convince anyone regarding the conclusions to which I have reached.  I am only willing to share the various instruments of resolution, generously, shared with me by others from across the globe, with those who are seriously committed to achieving real victory.

So, with all due respect, permit me the liberty of departing from what would be a normal response.  Instead,  for the sake of brevity, permit me to divide this response into two sections.   first, I am sharing a very brief view of the current situation and  the solution.   And second,  only to those who may be expressly interested, the logic behind the solution.

The solution…
My opinion on this subject boils down to the same solution about which all of us have known for some time.

The people must rise up en-mass and demonstrate to the local communities, fellow Americans, as a nation, and to the entire world…that they do not recognize the current de facto government as lawfully representing the will of the people.

As long as the people, accept the power and authority of the current de facto government,  by default,  the acceptance  of this unlawful domination by the people will be  construed as their consent,  and  de facto will remain in power.

The facts of the matter…

The  impression of legitimacy, by which  This de facto government operates is simply an illusion. An  Illusion they have carefully and deliberately constructed, with the intent to deceive.   And the deception it is.  And the deception would seem to be completely successful and has been accomplished over a long period of time.  Through a series of Unconstitutional acts and legislative manipulation, the lawful government of the American people has been hijacked.

My conclusion… the American people no longer have a lawful government.

If   As you read the above, are not yet in agreement with this conclusion,  I see no further benefit in continuing my efforts.   no disrespect intended,  but there is insufficient time left in attempting to convince people of what I consider to be the obvious.

Anyone interested in seriously pursuing this matter to a greater detail, is free to contact me privately.

Thank you again, your interest is very much appreciated.

Just one of the people

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The City of London – “The British Crown”


Part one:

Part two:

Global Control:

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Adults only! Please!

Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.

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Create distinct groups of opposing views….and pit one side against the other.  Extract all of the money possible from the dumb bastards who unknowingly provide the financing of both sides to work against the interests of the people they are claiming to support.

A sucker is born every minute.

The Coat Holders

For those who have graduated to the “more aware,” status….

Financing our own Demise



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‘Articles of Impeachment’ Filed

Black American citizens file “Articles of Impeachment” against Obama

by Dr. Richard Swier

The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) based in Sarasota, FL, headed by Chairman Frances Rice, filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama with the following language:

We, black American citizens, in order to free ourselves and our fellow citizens from governmental tyranny, do herewith submit these Articles of Impeachment to Congress for the removal of President Barack H. Obama, aka, Barry Soetoro, from office for his attack on liberty and commission of egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.

On July 4, 1776, the founders of our nation declared their independence from governmental tyranny and reaffirmed their faith in independence with the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791.  Asserting their right to break free from the tyranny of a nation that denied them the civil liberties that are our birthright, the founders declared:

“When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”  -  Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.


Article II, Section IV of the United States Constitution provides: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”


In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, personally and through his subordinates and agents, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, in that:


He has covered up, delayed, impeded and obstructed the investigation of the Benghazi Battle.

Specific conduct includes: (1) failing to adequately secure the US Consulate and the CIA annex in Benghazi; (2) failing to send a response team to rescue embattled US citizens in Benghazi; (3) lying to the American people about why the US Consulate and the CIA annex were attacked in Benghazi; and (3) hiding from the media and congressional investigators the Central Intelligence Agency personnel and other wounded US citizens who were on the ground in Benghazi by scattering them throughout the United States, forcing them to adopt new identities and subjecting them to monthly polygraph tests.

Benghazi Battle elements that are under investigation:

On September 11, 2012, the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, the US Consulate and the CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya was targeted in a premeditated, preplanned attack launched without warning by Islamist militants.

Footage of the attack broadcast in real time showed armed men attacking the consulate with rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades, assault rifles, 14.5 mm anti-aircraft machine guns, truck mounted artillery, diesel canisters, and mortars.  It was not an act of savage mob violence, nor a spontaneous protest in response to an anti-Islamic video on YouTube.

In that attack, four American citizens were killed:  US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; Information Officer Sean Smith; and two embassy security personnel, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs.  Ambassador Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador killed in an attack since Adolph Dubs was killed in 1979.


He has disclosed secret grand jury material by exposing the existence of a sealed indictment of one of the Benghazi attackers in violation of  Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that clearly states: “… no person may disclose the indictment’s existence except as necessary to issue or execute a warrant or summons.’’


He has authorized and permitted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a division of the Justice Department, to conduct Operation Fast and Furious, wherein guns were sold to Mexican drug trafficking organizations that were used to kill innocent Mexican civilians and two rifles sold to a smuggler in January 2010 ended up at the scene of the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.


He has authorized and permitted confidential income tax returns information from the Internal Revenue Service to be provided to unauthorized individuals, organizations and agencies.


He has caused investigations and audits to be initiated or conducted by the Internal Revenue Service in a discriminatory manner, including harassment and intimidation of conservative, evangelical and Tea Party groups applying for non-profit status between 2010 and 2012.

Elements of this illegal conduct include the facts that: (1) the head of the Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt organization division, Lois Lerner, admitted during a telephonic press event that illegal targeting occurred, then invoked her Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions before Congress about the targeting out of fear of self-incrimination; (2) two other career Internal Revenue Service employees stated that they acted at the behest of superiors in Washington — Carter Hull, a retired Internal Revenue Service Attorney and Elizabeth Hofacre, an employee of the Cincinnati IRS office which oversaw tax-exempt applications; and (3) Carter Hull stated that he was directed to forward the targeted applications to, among others, one of only two political appointees in the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel William Wilkins.


He has (1) authorized and permitted the National Security Agency to conduct or continue electronic surveillance of over 300 million average Americans; (2) given access to National Security Agency surveillance data to other intelligence units within the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security in violation of the law; and (3) conducted the surveillance of average Americans unconstrained by Congress, the United Supreme Court or the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which has, to this date, functioned as a rubber stamp, having approved every request made of it in 2012 and rejecting only two of the 8,591 requests submitted between 2008 and 2012.


He has authorized and permitted the Department of Justice to wiretap and secretly obtain two months of telephone and e-mail records of Fox News Reporter James Rosen and over one hundred Associated Press journalists.


He has thwarted Congress by (1) failing to enforce all or parts of laws duly enacted by Congress, including the Defense of Marriage Act, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Affordable Care Act; and (2) after Congress refused to pass his Dream Act, unilaterally issuing an executive order directing immigration officers to no longer deport an entire class of illegal immigrants who came here as children, regardless of individual circumstances, and to give them work-authorization permits.


He has violated the Constitution when, on January 4, 2012, (1)  he bypassed the U. S. Senate to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, actions that were ruled unconstitutional by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit which affirmed previous decisions by the Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit and the Third Circuit; and (2)  he bypassed the U. S. Senate to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


He has intimidated whistleblowers and brought twice as many prosecutions against whistleblowers as all prior presidents combined.  Egregiously, while refusing to prosecute anyone for actual torture, he prosecuted former Central Intelligence Agency employee John Kiriakou for disclosing the torture program.

Wherefore Barack H. Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.


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ALERT: Obama’s eligibility resurfaces in new trial


ALERT: Obama’s eligibility resurfaces in new trial
The nagging issue of Barack Obama’s eligibility for office just won’t go away.

An intelligence expert going on trial is standing by his astonishing claims involving the DNA of you-know-who and his “purported” mother …

Read the latest now on


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Hello Citizen of Nevada, We have a serious Problem.


Hello Citizen of Nevada,

 I hope you had a great Easter Holiday.

 Thank you for your response.  Your interest is appreciated. 

 Of real importance is the criminal implications of the elected officials involved.  

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This would involve most of the Clark County officials.  Especially the sheriff.

The responsibility to deal with these criminal actions are the people themselves.  We can not rely on justice from those officials who are already violating their oaths of office.  No one can take a stand for Nevada as well as the citizens of Nevada.  This was the reason for reaching out to you.

 Perhaps you can share some of the materials that are becoming rapidly available on the web documenting the government abuse.  In particular here is some information from Sheriff DeMeo of Nye County.  

Sheriff DeMeo, Nye County, NV. The Role of a REAL American Sheriff.

Sheriff DeMeo addressed the unlawful incursion of the illegal government agencies to accost the citizens of Nye County.  

 The question then must be asked regarding the lack of such Constitutional  enforcement by ALL county officials of Clark County.  Who but citizens of Clark County are best equipped to do this?

 As I am sure you realize this is not a matter of partisanship or opinions.  This is a matter of Constitutional compliance.  Constitutional compliance is not optional.

 More updated information below.  The exposure of the Harry Reid complicity now suggests to me this matter has escalated to the status of national security.  

 The Bundy case has also produced further evidence the Congress has been engaged in a very large conspiracy over the last 100 years or so.  I was very surprised and disturbed to learn that the people we trusted to perform the work for the people were actually plotting to work against all Americans. Information I suspect will greatly disappoint you too as well.

YOU are an ENEMY of the STATE: Congress Declares in 1933!


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The Enemies of my Enemies are still my Enemies! Yours too!

Thank you Shirl…

Democrats & Muslim Lawmakers Push Sharia Legislation Criminalizing Free Speech – Your Attention is Needed Now!

Pamela Geller 7 hours ago

There is very dangerous legislation making its way through both the House of Representatives and Senate that will finish the United States. The sharia bill calls for Islamic blasphemy laws — the criminalization of speech that offends or insults — who, exactly? Well, that is up to the enforcer, is it not?

On Wednesday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced “The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014″ (S.2219), which seeks “to examine the prevalence of hate crime and hate speech on the Internet, television, and radio to better address such crimes.” Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced a companion bill in the House – H.R. 3878.

Yes, we see, Hakeem. The first amendment protects all speech, not just speech that we like. Or else who would decide what’s good and what’s forbidden? Hakeem? When I was a young girl, the Nazis were given permission to march in a predominately Jewish neighborhood. In those days, Nazi mean something. Morality was still very much in the American DNA. Good and evil was understood — unlike today, where the left has banished such terms. Despite the horror of a Nazi march, they were given permission, and those of us who were repelled by such a monstrous action understood why permission was granted because of the underlying premise — free speech. I didn’t worry that their Nazi ideas would take hold, as long as I could speak and others could speak in the free exchange of ideas. I knew I would win because my ideas were better. Individual rights was the greatest achievement of the enlightened.

Now we are here. Our free speech is threatened by islamic supremacists and their Democrat lapdogs under the guise of “hate speech.” The old “hate speech” canard. They will package this revolution against freedom in a pretty package — and will use the Max Blumenthal-inspired racist murderer, Glenn Miller. But do not be fooled.

It’s bad enough they have all but blacklisted the voices of freedom from media, political and national discourse. Shouting into the wilderness is not freedom of speech.

What next? Burning books? Perhaps just as long as it’s not the quran. And yet there is more hate speech in the quran than in Mein Kampf.

The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 (S.2219) is sharia. Start calling your congressmen (click here). Now. Put down everything. Do this. This is the line in the sand. If we lose this, it’s over.

Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Introduce Legislation To Examine and Prevent the Promotion of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech in Media, April 16, 2014

Sen. Markey is author of original provision calling for examination of telecommunications influence on hate crimes

Boston (April 16, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, introduced legislation to examine the prevalence of hate crime and hate speech on the Internet, television, and radio to better address such crimes. The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 (S.2219) would create an updated comprehensive report examining the role of the Internet and other telecommunications in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation and create recommendations to address such crimes.

In 1992, then-Rep. Markey, through the Telecommunications Authorization Act, directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to examine the role of telecommunications in encouraging hate crimes. Senator Markey’s legislation will provide a comprehensive updated report on the current prevalence of hate crimes and hate speech in telecommunications, as the last report was conducted and submitted to Congress over two decades ago, in December 1993. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives, H.R. 3878.

“We have recently seen in Kansas the deadly destruction and loss of life that hate speech can fuel in the United States, which is why it is critical to ensure the Internet, television and radio are not encouraging hate crimes or hate speech that is not outside the protection of the First Amendment,” said Senator Markey. “Over 20 years have passed since I first directed the NTIA to review the role that telecommunications play in encouraging hate crimes. My legislation would require the agency to update this critical report for the 21st century.”

A copy of the legislation can be found HERE.

“The Internet has proven to be a tremendous platform for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. However, at times it has also been used as a place where vulnerable persons or groups can be targeted,” said Rep. Jeffries. “I commend Senator Markey for his longstanding leadership with respect to combating Hate Crimes in America. He understands that in the digital era it is important to comprehensively evaluate the scope of criminal and hateful activity on the Internet that occurs outside of the zone of First Amendment protection. With the introduction of Senator Markey’s bill, we have taken a substantial step toward addressing this issue.”

“I thank Senator Markey for his career-long commitment to ensuring that we have the data necessary to confront and combat hate speech in the media that targets our most vulnerable communities,” said President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition Alex Nogales. “NHMC has long-recognized that an update to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s 1993 report, ‘The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes’, is long overdue and desperately needed given the incredible evolution of our communications systems over the past 21 years as well as the ever-increasing numbers of hate crimes targeting Latinos and others. As the author of the original piece of legislation directing the 1993 report, there is nobody better than Senator Markey to join Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and others in calling on the NTIA to study this pressing issue once again.”



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