Saturday, November 04, 2006

President Now Has Power
To Declare Martial Law, Send Troops Into Your Community

On October 17, in a private ceremony, President Bush signed into law the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007.

What does this mean?

The law gives the president the power, at his sole discretion, to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere he sees fit. Also, he can assume control of National Guard units without a governor's or local authorities approval to "suppress public disorder".

What's wrong with this picture? Be afraid, be very afraid.

I've oft maintained that the Patriot Act and Homeland Security had little to do with keeping terrorists out (hence unprotected ports, borders, and airport cargo), but had everything to do with keeping Americans under control.

Does this sound like a conservative "less government" value?

What do the powers know that we don't? For what type of civil unrest are they preparing? What type of unrest would require these types of presidential powers? Food riots? Gas shortages? Mass unemployment or depression due to the crash of our economic system? Soylent Green?

Think about this when you vote on Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

Now come on, Randy, you know the government always has your best interests at heart. No matter what happens.

Randy M. Combs said...

Hell yeah, you know I'd be the one to start a food riot!

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