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PR sez: Miranda righs are for american CITIZENS, not for enemies on the battlefield (including those non-citizens that may be potting mass destruction here on our own soil). This blast of common sense – even with this apologetic administration – is refreshing!

This bit is from the ACT emails I receive. You can click the link below to receive them yourself!

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Another Victory in Congress!!

Senate Votes to Prohibit Reading Miranda

Rights to Terrorists Captured in Afghanistan.

by Guy Rodgers, Executive Director

 

Every victory we win in the struggle against radical Islam brings us one step closer to our ultimate goal of protecting America’s security and freedoms from this evil threat.

On June 11th we emailed you the Weekly Standard article that reported the following disturbing news:

“…the Obama Justice Department has quietly ordered FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high value detainees captured and held at U.S. detention facilities in Afghanistan, according a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.”

News reports like this one, along with our email alert to over 60,000 ACT! for America members, raised the profile of this issue significantly. We wrote some Members of Congress about it, and we got the attention of some of them.

Less than four weeks after we sent you this email report, during a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing, Senator Jeff Sessions introduced Senate Amendment #1661. According to a response letter we received on August 4th from another Senator, Amendment 1661 “would prevent Miranda rights from being provided to suspected Al Qaeda terrorists who are detained by members of the U.S. military or intelligence community.”

The amendment was approved by voice vote and included in the overall Defense Authorization bill, which then passed the Senate 87 to 7. We are optimistic this amendment will be retained in the final House-Senate version of the bill, and then become law.

Most people aren’t aware of this significant congressional action. It wasn’t on the front page of newspapers around the country. But who knows how many acts of terror will be thwarted in the future due to intelligence obtained from captured terrorists who are not read Miranda rights?

  • Most Americans do not know they are protected from lawsuits being filed against them when they report suspicious activity.
  • Most Americans don’t know authors in New York writing about terrorism and radical Islam are protected from intimidation lawsuits filed against them in other countries.
  • And, should this latest Senate action become law, most Americans won’t know that future terrorist acts will be thwarted thanks to intelligence gathering that is not shackled by the absurdity of reading Miranda rights to captured enemy combatants.

ACT! for America and its “sister” organization American Congress for Truth played a role in each of these important victories.

Our voices – and our votes – matter!!

This is our mission, to roll back the threat of radical Islam, in whatever form it takes. The more members and chapters we have, the stronger our voice. The stronger our voice, the more victories we will win.

Do you know ONE person who isn’t receiving our email alerts, who isn’t aware of the severity of the threat and what ACT! for America is doing to combat it?

If so, would you forward this email to that person today and ask that person to sign up for our email alerts? All they have to do is log on to www.actforamerica.org and click on the tab at the upper right that says “Sign Up.”

This simple action will make our voice stronger and help make America safer for us, our children and our grandchildren.

Yours for the America we love,

Guy Rodgers

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