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Will it Matter Who Holds the Power After November 7th?

October 31, 2006

Here we are seven days from the Mid-Term elections. I was really wondering, with everything that this administration has done to grab total control of the country, would it matter? Read on.>>>

Don’t get me wrong, I will vote, and I will continue right up until 8:00pm November 7 to push for our candidates. It is a must to at least see what change we can make. I am just thinking aloud I guess, but did you ever wonder why all the laws were passed and put into place over the last six and a half years. Of course, there were many laws passed, but there are those that are special, with a purpose. They tell us that they are to keep us safe from the terrorist, but there are too many freedoms on the line for us say, “Well, you know your right, go ahead and do anything you want.” That‘s why I am worried about some that were passed, and the Signing Statements used by George W. Bush

You have the Big One that they put into place, The Patriot Act. Then you have the next little piece of legislation, known as The Patriot Act II, passed on the same day that Saddam Hussein was pulled from that spider hole. Then there are the revisions to the Act. Others signed were HR 418, Intelligence Reform 2004, The Military Commissions Act, and many more. Now you have to realize that inside these laws are different sections, which do different things.

Section 1076 of H.R.5122, (also known as John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007) makes it easier for the President to declare martial law, stripping state governors of part of their authority over state National Guard units in domestic emergencies. Here again the definition of domestic emergencies, like all the key definitions in all bills passed lately by the republican lead legislature, are very broad and can be interpreted in many ways. (Terms like, Enemy Combatant, and Terrorist, just to name two.)

“Section 1076 of the massive Authorization Act, which grants the Pentagon another $500-plus-billion for its ill-advised adventures, is entitled, ‘Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies,’” explains Morales. “Section 333, ‘Major public emergencies; interference with State and Federal law’ states that ‘the President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of (’refuse’ or ‘fail’ in) maintaining public order, ‘in order to suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.’”
For the current President, “enforcement of the laws to restore public order” means to commandeer guardsmen from any state, over the objections of local governmental, military and local police entities; ship them off to another state; conscript them in a law enforcement mode; and set them loose against “disorderly” citizenry—protesters, possibly, or those who object to forced vaccinations and quarantines in the event of a bio-terror event.
The law also facilitates militarized police round-ups and detention of protesters, so called “illegal aliens,” “potential terrorists” and other “undesirables” for detention in facilities already contracted for and under construction by Halliburton. That’s right. Under the cover of a trumped-up “immigration emergency” and the frenzied militarization of the southern border, detention camps are being constructed right under our noses, camps designed for anyone who resists the foreign and domestic agenda of the Bush administration.

So as you can see with all of the little laws made by the legislature and the Military Commission Act 2006

(Loss of Habeas Corpus), The John Warner Defense Act of 2007, (Weakening of Posse Comitatus) and the contracts to KBR (Halliburton) you have to wonder if it will matter, and what this administration has in store for, “We The People”?

Ps. Please remember to vote on Nov. 7th it may be the only chance we have to hold Bush in check.(Now there’s a slogan for the Democrats.)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2006 2:42 pm

    Thanks I try to stay ture to my feelings, and the facts.


  2. November 4, 2006 4:26 am

    Wow, Saddam Hussein might be put to death in the next 2 days. That is some heavy stuff!


  3. November 3, 2006 2:42 am

    I never said that they are not the ones, though I do kind of feel that way. I was getting at the fact that snce taking power, (realy they took it) they have passed laws that when put togther give them ultimate power.


  4. November 2, 2006 7:13 pm

    Maybe the Democrats aren’t the answer, but if you’re standing in a burning house…. one exit is as good as another. Stopping what the Republicans are doing should be top priority. If they don’t pull the trigger on the gun they’re making, someone else will.


  5. November 1, 2006 2:58 am

    Thanks Doug, I tend to agree with you. I think it is going to take a lot more than democratic control to turn this around.

    What stands out to me after writing on this administration for so long, is the way this is laid out. It almost appears that it was done in planed steps.


  6. October 31, 2006 8:09 pm

    Sadly I tend to agree with you, by many appearances our democracy, such of it there was, has been eviscerated by Bush’s new laws and policies. I don’t think it’s hopeless yet, but the Democrats aren’t going to lead us out of this mess. “We’re not Republicans” as a campaign platform isn’t going to cut it. Depressing but thought provoking post, thanks.



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