Find Out If You Are Doing Things Which Might Be Considered Suspicious

There have been so many anti-terrorism laws passed since 9/11 that it is hard to keep up on what kinds of things might get one on a “list” of suspected bad guys.

We’ve prepared this quick checklist so you can see if you might be doing something which might get hassled.

The following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a “suspected terrorist” today:

  • Speaking out against government policies
  • Protesting anything
  • Questioning war (even though war reduces our national security; and see this)
  • Criticizing the government’s targeting of innocent civilians with drones (although killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism. And see this)
  • Asking questions about pollution (even at a public Congressional hearing?)
  • Paying cash at an Internet cafe
  • Asking questions about Wall Street shenanigans
  • Holding gold
  • Creating alternative currencies
  • Stocking up on more than 7 days of food (even though all Mormons are taught to stockpile food, and most Hawaiians store up on extra food)
  • Having bumper stickers saying things like “Know Your Rights Or Lose Them”
  • Investigating factory farming
  • Infringing a copyright
  • Taking pictures or videos
  • Talking to police officers
  • Wearing a hoodie
  • Driving a van
  • Writing on a piece of paper
  • (Not having a Facebook account may soon be added)

Holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:

  • Valuing online privacy
  • Supporting Ron Paul or being a libertarian
  • Liking the Founding Fathers
  • Being a Christian
  • Being anti-tax, anti-regulation or for the gold standard
  • Being “reverent of individual liberty”
  • Being “anti-nuclear”
  • “Believe in conspiracy theories”
  • “A belief that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack”
  • “Impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”
  • “Insert religion into the political sphere”
  • “Those who seek to politicize religion”
  • “Supported political movements for autonomy”
  • Being “anti-abortion”
  • Being “anti-Catholic”
  • Being “anti-global”
  • “Suspicious of centralized federal authority”
  • “Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”
  • “A belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in … survivalism”
  • Opposing genetically engineered food
  • Opposing surveillance

Many Americans assume that only “bad people” have to worry about draconian anti-terror laws.

But as the above lists show, this isn’t true.

When even Supreme Court Justices and congressmen worry that we are drifting into dictatorship, we should all be concerned.


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