Anti-Troublemaking Law

The Anti-Terrorism Law

This law would be ridiculous, absurd,

and would represent a complete surrender of

everything that is free.

To explain:

The word Terrorism has yet to be defined.

Its definition lays down the offense against it.

Terrorism is a frame of mind.

To make it a crime it would require a completion

of an act of public disturbance,

plus the intention to terrorize,

plus the admission of the crime, 

if there be any. 

Without any of these requisites,

the act of public disturbance can be defined simply

as a trouble-making act.

And the Anti-Terrorism Law is simply dismissed

as the Anti-Troublemaking  Law

Think of the serious consequences of this law—

It will not be the perpetration of the act itself

that would make this law ridiculous.

IT  IS  THE  SUSPICION  OF MAKING  A  TERRORIST  ACT

that is dangerous to the welfare of the people.

People can be hauled to jail for anything suspicious,

or even for anything that is harmless,

like playing with an imitation weapon or stalking.

We should bear in mind that nobody

can read the mind to discover the intentions

of would-be terrorists.

Ergo, suspicion is not proof of one’s intentions.

Goodness!

While the rest of the world is trying to dismantle

their police force,

this Anti-terrorism law will just initiate

a police state

where nothing rules but the police.