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February 7, 2004

New York City Becomes Latest to Oppose "Police-State America"

On Wednesday, February 4, New York City joined nearly 250 municipalities and 3 states in passing a resolution to resist the Patriot Act and other Ashcroftian diktats that destroy individual rights.

With the vote of the New York city council, 43,455,388 U.S. residents now live under governments that have sworn opposition to the Bush administration's abuses of free speech and association. These governments have declared that the U.S. has no right to detain people without trial or counsel, or to deport them without charges or hearings. They've declared their opposition to secret, warrantless snooping expeditions in the name of the war on terrorism.

These "Civil Liberties Safe Zones" now include places as diverse as Chicago and Los Angeles, the state of Alaska, and the tiny town of Tonasket, Washington.

New York City is most significant, of course, not only because of its size, but because this resolution was passed only a few blocks from ground zero—the gaping hole where once the World Trade Center stood. NYC has said, in effect, "don't use our tragedy as an excuse to create a nationwide tragedy."

The resolution was the work of local activists working under the inspiration of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (http://www.bordc.org/).

Everybody involved with this endeavor deserves the thanks and congratulations of all people who value freedom and who want to take America back from the power-mongers who are trying to turn our nation into a police state.

Now we'd like to to see the city council really make NYC a "Civil Liberties Safe Zone" by repealing laws that violate the guardian of the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment. We won't hold our breath waiting for that to happen. But we can say that everything that raises Bill of Rights consciousness is a step in the right direction.

Read about NYC's resolution: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13970-2004Feb4.html

Here's the text of NYC's resolution: http://www.council.nyc.ny.us/textfiles/Res%200909-2003A.htm

A list of places where civil-rights protection resolutions have already been passed or are in the works: http://www.bordc.org/OtherLocalEfforts.htm

And an article about one of the smallest, most conservative places to pass an anti-Patriot Act resolution: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001461096_patriot10m.html

Consider sending a copy of Innocents Betrayed to your friends in New York City to remind them of the one part of the Bill of Rights they still need to support: http://www.jpfo.org/ib.htm

Read The State vs. the People to see how close we really are to becoming a Soviet-style police state: http://www.jpfo.org/tsvtp.htm

The Liberty Crew



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