03-11-2009, 09:27 PM
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In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1). It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President's ability to deploy troops within the United States. The Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C.331 -335) has historically, along with the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C.1385), helped to enforce strict prohibitions on military involvement in domestic law enforcement. With one cloaked swipe of his pen, Bush is seeking to undo those prohibitions.
Public Law 109-364, or the "John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007" (H.R.5122) (2), which was signed by the commander in chief on October 17th, 2006, in a private Oval Office ceremony, allows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to "suppress public disorder."snip
03-12-2009, 10:42 AM
Hayak is the Shit.Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound - Unknown
The problem is Empty People, Not Loaded Guns - Linda Schrock Taylor
03-12-2009, 10:59 AMI feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
03-12-2009, 11:08 AM
Please correct me if I'm wrong. :)"If you bound the arms and legs of gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, weighed him down with chains, threw him in a pool and he sank, you wouldn't call it a 'failure of swimming'. So, when markets have been weighted down by inept and excessive regulation, why call this a 'failure of capitalism'?"
03-12-2009, 12:30 PM
I'm of the feeling that Obama and friends will try to surrender America's sovereignty to U.N. control. If that is the objective and they are successful, then American 'insurrectionists' will be fighting U.N. forces not fellow Americans. Of course the U.N. forces will be former American troops. But the distinction will be that they're wearing that stupid blue helmet without an American flag on their sleeve.
People are angry and scared about the financial mess were in but I don't think that would lead to active revolt. But a wholesale give away of our sovereignty to the U.N. might be the straw. A good example is the U.N. effort right now to quash freedom of speech. I believe the day an American is arrested for exercising a right guaranteed under the Constitution, could be the opening volley.Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
03-12-2009, 12:41 PM
They're certainly working on it.
The Senate is gearing up to ratify a Nixon-era U.N. treaty meant to create universal laws to govern the seas -- a treaty critics say will create a massive U.N. bureaucracy that could even claim powers over American waterways.
LOST -- the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, also called the Law of the Sea Treaty -- regulates all things oceanic, from fishing rights, navigation lanes and environmental concerns to what lies beneath: the seabed's oil and mineral wealth that companies hope to explore and exploit in coming years.
But critics say the treaty, which declares the sea and its bounty the "universal heritage of mankind," would redistribute American profits and have a reach extending into rivers and streams all the way up the mighty Mississippi."If you bound the arms and legs of gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, weighed him down with chains, threw him in a pool and he sank, you wouldn't call it a 'failure of swimming'. So, when markets have been weighted down by inept and excessive regulation, why call this a 'failure of capitalism'?"
03-12-2009, 01:04 PM
It's a situation I pray never happens and I doubt ever would."Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
03-12-2009, 02:43 PM
I've said ever since Carter that this country was heading for another Civil War. I began to doubt that when Reagan was elected. I voted for Bush both times. He didn't impress me his last term and the suspicion began to return.
Now, I honestly wonder if this character sitting in the Oval Office isn't the final straw.The poster formerly known as chuck58 on the old board.
03-12-2009, 03:36 PM
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I agree with Marinejcksn but the natives are getting restless. Excessive taxation, loss of rights, confiscation of guns, turning over sovereignty to the UN, re-distribution of wealth, etc. will cause the silent majority that are so apathetic now to take action.
Looks like Obama and the liberal Democraps are hell bent on doing those things. Just hoping that freight train can be stopped now or by the latest in 2010.
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