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People seeking to overthrow an establishment will allways be considered terrorists by that establishment, therefore a war on terror must of necessity be a war on the people's ability to overthrow established power. A war on terror - invalidates the concept that Government only exists by consent of the people. If the people withdraw their consent, yet the established powers do not yield, the established powers will consider the withdrawal of the consent of the governed to be terrorism. Use of word terrorist
Ronald Reagan "Contra's are moral equivalent of the founding fathers."
All oppressive states label revolutionaries terrorists
In terms of propaganda, A terrorist is someone who threatens established power who does not have a standing army
The war on terror is in fundamental contradiction to all the ideas that formed the constitution and the bill of rights
 
The wisdom of the founders was very great, Madison studied every form of govt since history began. All of the evil laws we see enacted run afoul of their precepts. Even the corrupting influence of money and power on elections was foreseen
Ron Paul's claim that we could solve most of our countries problems by obeying the constitution is a sad state of affairs. It is true. Once this task is done. And we have tracked this beast to its lair and put it down once and for all, then we can split into our camps, arguing over policies of larger and smaller roles of Govt, for providing for the general welfare of the people, but first we must repair these basic mechanics.
 
    CISPA FISA NDAA 1020-1022 HR347 Patriot Act  
First Amendment – Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Attacks Chills speech Attacks Attacks Freedom of association: To assist terror investigation, the government may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity. Freedom of speech: The government may prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation.
Second Amendment – Militia (United States), Sovereign state, Right to keep and bear arms. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.            
Third Amendment – Protection from quartering of troops. No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.     Injures (permanent battlefield) - attacks posse comitatus      
Fourth Amendment – Protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Attacks Attacks     Freedom from unreasonable searches: The government may search and seize Americans' papers and effects without probable cause to assist terror investigation.  
Fifth Amendment – due processdouble jeopardyself-incriminationeminent domain. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.     Attacks   Right to legal representation: The government may monitor conversations between attorneys and clients in federal prisons and deny lawyers to Americans accused of crimes.  
Sixth Amendment – Trial by jury and rights of the accusedConfrontation Clausespeedy trialpublic trialright to counsel  In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.     Attacks   Right to a speedy and public trial: The government may jail Americans indefinitely without a trial. Right to liberty: Americans may be jailed without being charged or being able to confront witnesses against them. US citizens (labeled "unlawful combatants") have been held incommunicado and refused attorneys.
Seventh Amendment – Civil trial by jury. In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.            
Eighth Amendment – Prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.       Attacks      
Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.     Attacks   Attacks  
Tenth Amendment – Powers of States and people. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.            
Proposed amendments not passed with Bill of Rights              
Article I – Apportionment.              
After the enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred representatives, nor less than one representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of representatives shall amount to two hundred; after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than two hundred representatives, nor more than one representative for every fifty thousand persons.              
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