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The Fifth Amendment says, in part, “(…)nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; (…)”


The No Fly List does just that; it deprives a citizen of the right to fly on an airplane, which deprives them of the right to leave the country, or to travel within the country in a timely manner. all WITHOUT “due process of law.”


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A person’s name can be put on the list without ANY due process, at the WHIM of a bureaucrat or politician, and they are not even told when their name is put on the list.

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They find out the next time they try to travel by plane, which is a great inconvenience. And there is NO “appeal process. Once your name is on the list, for ANY reason, or NO reason, it is impossible to get it removed. It’s one way to “get around the law” and BAN guns for people some politician or bureaucrat somewhere don’t like. This is patently unconstitutional. This is an excellent example of officious politicians “pushing the envelope” and doing things that are unconstitutional in the guise of “enforcing the law.”


They have way too many ways to do that. One is to have a loose definition of what constitutes “terrorism,” so they can “DEEM” someone a terrorist, on a WHIM, and deprive him of ALL his human rights.


Politicians and bureaucrats are way too willing to USE these “tools” to deprive people of their rights, and this must be STOPPED, at all costs, before we wake up and find ourselves under an authoritarian dictatorship.


The “political class” uses things like this to quietly deprive citizens of their rights. The same is true of the RICO “confiscation laws.” They allow the cops, on finding a small amount of dope in a person’s car, to take that car away, again without due process of law. The RICO Laws themselves are unconstitutional, since they allow CONFISCATION without even the necessity of proving a crime, so rich drug dealers can’t have proper expensive defense.

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Ray Thomas

Author of "What's Wrong IN America" and "Pay Attention to Politics,: Both available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I intend to spend whatever time I have left telling the TRUTH about what your government is doing to you, with the help of the bureaucracy and the educational system, and the liberal media. Up to now, I have been doing it through my three main blogs, which I update daily. they are: "The Bull Cutter) (, "The Unarmed Citizen" ( and "Ray's Shorts"( Read these blogs to keep up on what's happening that the liberal media refuses to cover, and just ignores.


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