At the point that such a law as presented in the beginning of this thread exists, declaring war by patriots is not necessary, because the government will have declared war on us! Collateral damage exists in war, and as long as such damage is caused by attempts to genuinely reduce the repressors ability to repress, such attempts are wrongfully defined as terrorism. Attacking military or co-operating civil authorities is often wrongly described as terrorism. Terrorism is restricted to attacking civilian targets while attempting to impact your opponents resolve by affecting public opinion. No person who attacks military personel or civil authorities in an effort to improve his party's tactical or strategic position is a terrorist. An enemy combatant, yes. A terrorist, No.