Sunday, July 29, 2007
Did Bush Criminalize the Anti-War Movement?
...nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law...
Greens demand that Congress act to repeal President Bush's July 17 executive order titled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq," which effectively outlaws antiwar protest by allowing the White House to confiscate the financial assets of anyone who openly opposes the war.
“The "Executive Order Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq" authorizes the Treasury Department to freeze and confiscate the assets of anyone determined "to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing" acts of violence with the "purpose or effect" of hindering the Iraqi government or reconstruction efforts. But it also authorizes the freezing of assets of anyone who provides "material support" to such a person or group, whether or not the person's support was knowing or intentional. Further, many of the Executive Order's terms are left undefined, creating ambiguity about what kinds of donations and services could be considered to constitute material support.” –ACLU http://www.aclu.org/natsec/warpowers/31113prs20070727.html
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq
Posted by Jason Nabewaniec