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The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act: A Tutorial in Orwellian Newspeak

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H.R 1955: the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 recently passed by the House is barely one sentence old before its Orwellian moment: It begins, 'AN ACT - To prevent homegrown terrorism, and for other purposes.' Anyone doubting the Orwellian nature of a 'bastard child' that equates anti-globalists and environmentalists with al-Qaeda terrorists should remember the fate of Winston Smith in 1984
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