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Presumed Guilty in the Name of Fighting Terrorism

rib Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 11:51 AM
I don't know what planet you live on but in today's world you must prove your innocents, even in America. The accuser has all of the power and for that matter you may not even know who your accuser is today. "officials" don't have to reveal who your accuser is. Today you only have freedom if you have enough money to go to court and fight accusations against you. Then you can find out who the accuser is. Or has anyone ever heard of the drunk driving laws? or is that drunk walking laws? Or drunk mowing your lawn laws? Is there any way of fighting them at all? NO. We the people have been asleep for too long.

The legal principle placing the burden of proof on accusers rather than the accused can be traced back to Second and Third Century Roman jurist, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus. Yet, this ancient concept, which forms the legal and moral cornerstone of the American judicial system, is quickly being undermined in the name of “national security.”

In August 2004, President George W. Bush created the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) via Executive Order 13354. The organization was then codified in December of that year in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). The primary purpose of this secretive government agency...