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Senator Scott, PPT
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« on: August 11, 2017, 09:44:34 pm »
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House Bill
to uphold the rule of law, preserve
the federal Union, and allow for the
elimination of domestic terrorism

Be it enacted in both Houses of Congress Assembled,

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Section 1 (Title)
i. The long title of this Act shall be, the "Northern Separatist Terrorist Designation Act." It may be cited as the "Northern Separatist Act."

Section 2 (Preamble)
i. WHEREAS, the organization styling itself the "National Lincoln Liberty Coalition" has taken deliberate action to target and kill Atlasian citizens on our soil;

ii. WHEREAS, they have as their stated aim the illegal separation of the Lincoln Region from Atlasia;

iii. WHEREAS, they have perpetrated acts of mass violence against the citizens of the Lincoln Region in pursuance of their despicable agenda;

iv. WHEREAS, they have lately abducted the Secretary of Federal Elections, and threatened unspecified harm against her and the Atlasian people should this Republic not cede to their demands;

be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia:

Section 3 (Designation)
i. The organization styling itself as the "National Lincoln Liberty Coalition (NLLC)" is hereby designated a terrorist organization.
ii. The Attorney General shall have power to designate any persons or groups of persons affiliated with the aforementioned NLLC as terrorists under the laws of the Republic of Atlasia.
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Passed 8-0 in the Atlasian House Assembled,


Sponsor: Scott

I hereby open the floor for debate.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 09:49:09 pm »
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Given the urgency of the matter at hand with respect to the NLLC, and the fact that Lincoln's Assembly is already considering how to act on this crisis, I decided to bring this up now and to assume sponsorship as a senator from the affected region.

I have only one question about the text as is: does this bill give the Attorney General unlimited authority to designate someone as a terrorist without probable cause or a warrant?

(Also, Senators have 24 hours to object to my sponsorship.)
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 08:36:12 pm »
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The purpose of this legislation, quite plainly, is to authorize the civil authorities of this Republic and of the Lincoln Region to bring the full might of the law against the NLLC. I should hope the reasons for this would be self-evident: we are talking about a group that has deliberately targeted civilians, destroyed public property, and kidnapped a federal officer in a bloodthirsty and illegal campaign for power. This is simply unacceptable, and I implore the Congress to act swiftly to enact this legislation.

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I have only one question about the text as is: does this bill give the Attorney General unlimited authority to designate someone as a terrorist without probable cause or a warrant?
It does not. The Justice Department would continue to be restrained by the normal rules of due process, probable cause, and the constitutional rights of alleged criminals; this provision simply allows the Attorney General to act quickly to stamp out any "sister groups" that may align themselves with the NLLC. A similar clause was included in the Conservagreen Brigade Terrorist Designation Act passed by the Congress last year.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 08:46:15 pm »
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Thank you, Prime Minister.  I can support the bill as is.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 09:56:28 pm »
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I urge my colleagues to vote for this bill. The actions of the NLLC are despicable and we must stand with Governor Wells and the Lincoln region in rounding up and prosecuting these terrorists to the fullest extent of the law.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 09:01:09 am »
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I will support this bill as it stands.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 04:35:44 pm »
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     I support the bill. The Senate needs to take a strong stand condemning and fighting domestic terrorist organizations wherever they may arise.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 08:36:00 pm »
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I will open a final vote tomorrow if nobody objects.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 10:12:18 pm »
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A final vote is now open.  Senators, please vote Aye, Nay, or Abstain.
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 10:14:21 pm »
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Aye.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 10:25:41 pm »
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Aye
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 10:38:54 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 02:54:08 pm »
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     Aye
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 03:25:09 pm »
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Aye.
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 05:01:58 am »
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This has enough votes to pass.  Senators have 24 hours to change their vote.
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2017, 05:37:30 pm »
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I am glad to see this get passed in the Senate.
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