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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tennessee House and Senate Pass Anti-Terrorism Material Support Law!

Here's a report by 'Act for America' which carries some great news.
Over the weekend, the Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011 passed in both the House (76 to 16) and the Senate (26 to 3) in Tennessee. It now sits on the Governor’s desk for his signature. 

This bill has been the epicenter of a tremendous debate over the last couple of months in Tennessee.
In fact, we sent out 2 emails last week detailing the unfair media treatment surrounding this bill and an associated groundbreaking new documentary video. Click here to view it in case you missed it.

Our side overcame major opposition to the bill, especially in the form of unprofessional “journalism” on the part of the Tennessean newspaper.
There was only tepid acknowledgement that the bill passed both Houses of the Legislature over the weekend from the Tennessean. If the reverse had been true, had the bill been defeated, the local paper would have likely given the story top center coverage.

In essence, the “Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011”:

Now makes the provision of “material support” for terrorism a Class A 
felony and helps to close the prevention gap left by a related 
anti-terrorism statute that was unanimously passed in 2002.
Addresses the fact that since 9-11, more than 180 Americans have been 
charged under anti-terrorism statutes in bomb plots and for providing 

  • material support to terrorist groups.

    Gives state and local law enforcement the ability to prosecute unfolding
    terror plots BEFORE they occur rather than picking up the pieces
    after a tragedy.

    Prohibits using religious doctrine to justify the commission of an act
    of terrorism or the provision of material support.

  • Click Here to read the bill language. 

    This development represents one more significant step towards protecting the nation. Thank you for your support of our efforts! We await the Governor’s signature!

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