Friday, February 24, 2012

Americans' Human Rights: Undo/Delete


Below are a treaty, a new law and a proposed law that were recently introduced or signed and passed. Tey essentially undo/delete Americans' rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Five(5) links, three(3) photos and one(1) video are in this article. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said in his final address that he had been to the mountaintop and that we as a people would get to the Promised Land. However, things do not look encouraging unless more people become mountain climbers quickly to help preserve our human rights.

  • ACTA Treaty: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has information online about ACTA, including a petition at this link  for you to sign AGAINST the treaty that will allow other countries like China to have a measure of control over Americans' online publishing.
  • Rep. Ron Paul introduced H.R.3785, a bill to repeal the indefinite detention provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Sec. 1021. The bill to save America from concentration camps is only two paragraphs long. Read it today at and vote FOR H.R.3785 at this link  . Also, contact your representatives and request that they support H.R.3785. Help get the repeal bill to the floor of the House for a vote well before the next elections so that Americans will know which candidates wish to eliminate trial by jury, a Constitutional right. Call your representatives and request that they support H.R.3785, then ask friends to do the same. The president expressed reservations about signing NDAA with the indefinite detention provision in it, but he did sign it on December 31, 2011. Representatives should therefore embrace the opportunity to repeal the offending Section 1021 by passing H.R.3785, No responsible president and congresspersons wants to leave such power to future unknown presidents who may misuse it.
  • H.R.2483 - Whistleblower Improvement Act: Use to read about H.R.2483 and vote AGAINST it today at this link  Whistleblowers will be required to first report abuses directly to the government agency or corporate entity that did wrong before reporting corporate and government abuses. Employees who report their employers' wrongdoing can be fired. Whistleblowers' protections against retaliation would be reduced/eliminated under H.R.2483, making it unlikely that the public will no longer be protected from toxic waste dumping, government abuses of power, etc. through wistleblowers' complaints.
Freedom of press threatened by ACTA Treaty (international IP protection act)

       Right to trial by jury ends under NDAA
                (indefinite military detention w/o defense)

Protections for whistleblowers will be reduced or eliminated if H.R.2483 passes

Happy Black History Month. See more about climbing to the mountaintop like Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about in his final address. See my latest article at HubPages: "Justice Mountain, by Mary Neal" at this link - The quest to keep hard-won human and civil rights has gotten rough, but slavery is best avoided even if we get callouses from climbing out of a bad situation that grows worse continually. Enjoy the gospel song at the embedded video below: "Rough Side of the Mountain" at this link

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