Monday, February 18, 2008
On Thursday I will make a presentation to the class on a recently passed terrorism bill. The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act, also known as H.R. 1955, was passed in 2007 to protect the United States from terrorism that is from within the States. Some social groups see the bill as one that violates the First Amendment. The Act uses broad terms that allow it to encompass nearly all social groups that could be considered to be extreme. I will show the class some of the history leading up to the bill and how the bill not only affects us but where we will see change in the communication realm.