It seems that Rep Sensenbrenner is completely off the deep end in his quest to turn the United States into the United Police States. He got his
"Oh, so you don't want to be an informer, Citizen? That's alright, this way to the jail."
SEC. 425. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person who witnesses or learns of a violation of sections 416(b)(2), 417, 418, 419, 420, 424, or 426 to fail to report the offense to law enforcement officials within 24 hours of witnessing or learning of the violation and thereafter provide full assistance in the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of the person violating paragraph (a).
`(b) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be sentenced to not less than two years or more than 10 years. If the person who witnesses or learns of the violation is the parent or guardian, or otherwise responsible for the care or supervision of the person under the age of 18 or the incompetent person, such person shall be sentenced to not less than three years or more than 20 years.
If you haven't been worried yet, you damn well better get worried. The police state isn't here quite yet, but it's well on the way, and if this misbegotten legislation gets on the books, then it is here, like it or not.
I believe they're getting ready to turn the pot up to "boil", Froggy me boy.
(Brought to my attention on The High Road.)