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The President is threatening me By MARIE MARCHAND In case I get picked up and taken away under President Bush's Military Commissions Act of October 2006, find ditropan I want it on record that I am not a terrorist or an enemy combatant, find ditropan and that the organization I run in Bellingham is not associated with any terrorist cell. There's no doubt that the administration preys on our civil liberties, find ditropan and that the effects of unjust policies filter down to the local level. In 2003, find ditropan a Quaker Meeting House in Florida was put under surveillance through the Pentagon's domestic spying program and labeled a threat.But Quakerism is a religion of pacifism; naturally, find ditropan they would be against war. Find ditropan The Department of Defense spying on a group of draft counselors? Come on.In 2004, find ditropan the FBI approached the Whatcom County Library in Deming with a grand jury subpoena demanding librarians turn over the names and contact information of every person who checked out "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America." The library pursued legal action and the FBI eventually withdrew the subpoena. The director of the Whatcom County Library System, find ditropan Jane Airoldi, find ditropan received a human rights award for refusing to hand over patrons' private information."Libraries are a haven where people should be able to seek whatever information they want to pursue without any threat of government intervention, find ditropan" Airoldi said. When our government no longer equates terrorism with violence, find ditropan but with the perceived threat of an unsubstantiated rumor of intent to "pose a significant risk of committing an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the government"; or when non-violent pacifism is misconstrued as a tactic that undermines national security, find ditropan no one is exempt from capture, find ditropan detention and possible torture. I perceive Bush's July 17 executive order as a personal threat. Find ditropan When someone makes a threat, find ditropan their intention is often to scare, find ditropan isolate and subdue the other person into silence through fear. I will not be silent. Like millions of dissenters around the world, find ditropan I want my name to be included among those who resisted those unjust policies and decrees. The American people must have the courage to resist. Find ditropan Otherwise, find ditropan our friends and neighbors may begin to disappear, find ditropan and we may not hear them being carted off in the middle of the night. As a patriotic American who holds steadfast to a belief in justice, find ditropan I do not accept Bush's threats to my constitutional and human rights passively. Find ditropan If I disappear, find ditropan I disappear. But I will not go willingly, find ditropan and I will not go unnamed. Marie Marchand is executive director of Whatcom Peace & Justice Center in Bellingham.