WAXMAN'S 'SPEECH CONTROL' BILL SUBVERTS DEMOCRACY
By Rev. Ted Pike
9 Mar 07
Good news from Congress! Onerous Sec. 220 of the Senate’s
Lobby Reform bill, defeated by the providence of God and the political
and religious right in January, has been omitted from Pelosi’s
new House version. This does not exclude possible Democratic attempts
to reattach it in some form during the upcoming conference between
the House and Senate. Yet, Sec. 220, with its ambition to impose
crushing paperwork requirements on small Christian/conservative activists
(on penalty of $100,000 fine) seems defeated -- at least for this
session of Congress.
New Threat Emerges
But how does liberal Jewish activism, epitomized by senators Carl
Levin and Joe Lieberman, sponsors of Sec. 220, respond to the amputation
of this arm of their Orwellian “thought crimes” agenda?
Like the starfish, they grow another! Fellow Jewish activist Rep.
Henry Waxman has now introduced similar legislation, just as sinister,
to take its place in the Lobby Reform bill. Waxman’s “Executive
Branch Reform Act," H.R. 984, would bring the democratic process
to a crawl, not just on the grassroots level but at its furthest
extreme, among more than 9,000 employees of the executive branch
of government. Waxman contends every American is a “citizen
lobbyist,” whose pointed comments or suggestions to the federal
government should be carefully recorded and then made public. In
Waxman’s brave new world, Joe Q. Citizen is no longer viewed
as a welcome source of input to the federal government. Rather, only
Waxman and select colleagues, primarily in Congress, the intelligence
community, and the military, are allowed to communicate freely with
one another. The common American is viewed as a potential source
of unhealthy opinions (i.e., grassroots lobbying efforts).
Because of such potential "corruption" of federal officials
by heartland America, H.R. 984 will require all members of the executive
branch to keep records of every call from concerned citizens. Such
federal employees must even keep records of conversations during
work or at a bar after work or even from their spouses in bed --
input which might be construed as desiring to influence national
policy. These records must include names, date, and detailed information
about the content of each conversation.
Every quarter those federal employees must file a mountain of documentation
with the government. Failure to report accurately and on time means,
at minimum, loss of their job. It can also mean a $50,000 fine.
The federal government will then take this data and publish it
for the world to see. This, Waxman contends, is “openness in
government.” H.R. 984 means the government, which should be
responsive to free petition, comment and criticism from the American
people, will find its paperwork obligations so burdensome that the
only way to govern will be by isolation from the public. This sinister
legislation demolishes free exchange between citizens and those who
govern, helping create a “big brother” police state.
The government will know everything about us while we would be afraid
to raise our heads in comment or protest for fear of even greater
federal control over our lives.
Preparing for Takeover
In early January when I sounded the first alarms on radio and internet
against Sec. 220, I warned that, if passed, the bill’s promoters
would ask for even more than crushing paperwork requirements on all
grassroots organizations: They would demand registration of everyone
who petitions Congress. H.R. 984 comes pretty close to that. (For
a much fuller discussion of the absurd and yet frightening implications
of this bill, go to the National Right to Life Committee’s
excellent article at www.nrlc.org/FreeSpeech/WaxmanDavisArticle.pdf)
Some might reply, “It’s high time the federal government
began to suffer under overwhelming paperwork obligations just like
they have imposed on us!” Yet this legislation will do nothing
to humble government or create equality in the public process. Instead,
it will dramatically hasten federal involvement in our daily lives
at every level.
In the years preceding the communist revolutions in Russia, China
and Cuba, revolutionaries quietly gathered the names and detailed
personal information on every potential opponent. When revolution
finally came, they knew exactly whom to liquidate. Over a 150 million
were slaughtered. The Anti-Defamation League has a long and tawdry
history of secretly and illegally gathering the names of tens of
thousands of its political opponents, including Christian /conservatives,
pro-lifers and Muslims. Levin, Lieberman, Waxman, and a host of other
activist Jews in Congress are all part of ADL’s inner circle.
There can be no doubt that legislation which intends to identify
every potential opponent has only one object in mind: to empower
elimination of those opponents when such Jewish activists take over,
as they did in Russia in 1917.
Stop Waxman Before It's Too Late
Nancy Pelosi wants to pass her new lobby reform bill, including
H.R. 984, immediately. It is vital NOW to call the House member from
your district, plus as many other House members as possible (names
available at www.truthtellers.org). Give them the following message: “Please
do not pass Rep. Waxman’s bill H.R. 984, which requires executive
branch officials to report all their conversations with concerned
Americans. This violates our First Amendment rights as well as the
right of petition.” The toll free number is 1-877-851-6437.
(Toll is 1-202-224-3121.)
Massive protest defeated Levin and Lieberman’s Sec. 220.
Now, intense protest can kill its replacement. H.R. 984 has already
passed Waxman’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
by a vote of 20-0! If it is inserted quietly in the House version
of the Lobby Reform bill and passed by the House and Senate to become
law, I will hold to my prediction: Jewish activists in Congress will
legislate for yet another cinch of the noose -- requiring that everyone
who proposes to call Congress even once must register as a “citizen
lobbyist.” Failure to comply: $50,000 fine. Penalty for repeated
The incredible story of how ADL accumulates extensive lists of tens
of thousands of Americans who might oppose them is detailed in Rev.
Ted Pike’s video, “Hate
Laws: Making Criminals of Christians,” which can be viewed free of charge
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