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Aren’t You Glad the Loss of Your Rights Will be Due to Executive Mischief?

February 22, 2007

It seems that even though we are on the verge of impending Martial Law, if this administration decides to go through with the attack on Iran. The critics of the Bill (PL 109-364) that was passed last year and signed by Bush in October of last year, say that the executive branch could get in to some mischief. Are these guys’ nuts? When you give this administration that much leeway, they feel you have given them capital, and they are more than willing to spend it. Read on.>>>

In fact the exact quote is, C.Q.

Since the administration broadened what constitutes “conspiracy” in its definition of enemy combatants — anyone who “has purposely and materially supported hostilities against the United States,” in the language of the Military Commissions Act (PL 109-366)— critics say it’s a formula for executive branch mischief.

One thought of this Bill by those Americans that even know what it is about will be,  they will have to put down their remote and protest for a day or two. Now that we know that the definitions of words like, Terrorist, and Enemy Combatant, are to be interputed by the administration, there is a wide open filed for Old G. W. 

In the last 24 hours it has surfaced that, the administration has been boosting the numbers on the number of cases on terror related arrest. The administration was found to be using illegal marriages, and drug arrest, are only some of the non-terror cases being attributed to terror. Now I will admit that this maybe reaching but with this administration, you never know. Could this be being done to fit a reason to the Bill (PL 109-364)?

Ok, say that you do not believe that the administration will invoke Martial Law, then why would they need a law which language reads like “1984”.

The one man that seems to get it, or is the only one who will speak out about it is Patrick Leahy.

One of the few to complain, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., warned that the measure virtually invites the White House to declare federal martial law.
It “subverts solid, longstanding posse comitatus statutes that limit the military’s involvement in law enforcement, thereby making it easier for the President to declare martial law,” he said in remarks submitted to the Congressional Record on Sept. 29.
“The changes to the Insurrection Act will allow the President to use the military, including the National Guard, to carry out law enforcement activities without the consent of a governor,” he said.
Moreover, he said, it breaks a long, fundamental tradition of federal restraint.
“Using the military for law enforcement goes against one of the founding tenets of our democracy.”
And he criticized the way it was rammed through Congress.
It “was just slipped in the defense bill as a rider with little study,” he fumed. “Other congressional committees with jurisdiction over these matters had no chance to comment, let alone hold hearings on, these proposals.”
No matter: Safely tucked into the $526 billion defense bill, it easily crossed the goal line on the last day of September.

So no matter how you look at it, we have a law that allows the Executive branch to shut down the country, even for a less than disastrous disaster.

Now imagine when Iran is attacked. Our economy will be devastated, as we as a country use a quarter of the world’s oil. If that is shut off, or even as little as ten percent of that quarter that is used, there will be mass chaos, and prices will skyrocket on all products.

Now the reason I keep speaking as if an attack on Iran is certain, is because of the order of events up until now, and some that are taking place as I write this. General Wesley Clark is in the process of circulating a petition to stop the administration from attacking Iran. You also have the Congress wanting to rewrite the language of the resolution that gave Bush the power to go into Iraq, so that an attack on Iran cannot be made using that resolution. George W. Bush would have to come back to Congress and make a case to attack Iran. If they want to do this, I feel that they have to get it done soon. With the rhetoric that Dick Cheney has been using, it will take place in the next two to three months.(Most likely in May.)

Another in-depth blog on this subject is at News Hog Stop over and give it a read.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2009 7:44 pm

    He wassitting in for themselves whether it along to go wife spanking on. I have.


  2. Shane permalink
    February 22, 2007 4:18 am

    I’m moving to Canada.


  3. February 22, 2007 2:33 am

    I know there’s a lot of people out there who are convinced that Bush is going to attack Iran, but I am not so sure of it.


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