Many Americans assume that only “bad people” have to worry about draconian anti-terror laws. There have been so many anti-terrorism laws passed since 9/11, as well as Homeland Security memoranda on “potential terrorists” that are not yet laws, that it is hard for Americans to keep up on what kinds of beliefs and behaviors might get us on the government’s “list” of suspected bad guys.
Most of the items on the checklists below come from Washington’s Blog of Feb. 21, 2012. The checklists are in two categories “Behaviors” and “Beliefs,” so that you can see if you might be identified by your government as a potential terrorist. Each attribute on the checklists is embedded with a link to a source.
Since Washington’s Blog compiled the checklists 3 years ago, I’m sure the Obama administration, especially the good folks at Homeland Security, has added more identifying markers to the lists.
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