Archive for September, 2008

September 30, 2008–Buried in the News Headlines “Pre-election Militarization of the North American Homeland. US Combat Troops in Iraq repatriated to “help with civil unrest” “

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=25949  Well isn’t that just special?  Our US Troops are coming home!  The war isn’t over here or abroad by a long shot.

What’ I find really special is that we have been under A State of National Emergency since March 9, 1933 during the run on gold.  National Emergencies have since been re-declared by President Truman on December 12, 1950 during the Korean Conflict and by Nixon in March of 1970 then again in August of 1971.  Declaring a State of Emergency allows for the President of the United States of America to have provisions in Federal Law that give him power with out consistutional process.  Some 75 years, later, America remains under A State of National Emergency as no one has rescinded them after passage.   A 1973 official report –Senate Report 93-549- admits that the Emergency Powers given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt under the pretense of the National Emergency of 1933 have remained in force and that the normal function of the Federal government has been suspended.  Almost all of my life has been lived under A State of Emergency.  Who’d a thunk it?

Hold your horses and wait a minute-  On October 29, 2003, President Bush, Sr.  extended the National Emergencies Act  (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) that continued from Presidnet Clinton’s term for another year in Executive Order 12938, regarding the Weapons of Mass destruction http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/10/20031029-8.html   That year has passed has but I don’t beleive the State of National Emergency has been recinded yet (nor of course have we found those WMD’s.)  I doubt it would have unknowingly just expired- Or could it have just been replaced by some other law on the books?   

Homeland Security Updates, The USA PATRIOT Act, The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the Protect America Act of 2007, etc.,  all promote security, while protecting our fundimental liberties.  Don’t they?  Maybe we don’t need to be under a State of National Emergency at all in order for the President- as stated in the Senate Resolution, that  “The President may: Seize property, organize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute Martial Law, seize and control and transportation and communication, regulate operation of private enterprise, restrict travel, and in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens”.  Say, what? 

I find it ironic that the original  “National Emergency” declared by Congress was brought on by a run on the banks when Herbert Hoover sent a letter to the Federal Reserve looking for recommendations as to what he might with regards to problems in the banking institutions.  We still haven’t learned our lessions and here America sits in another banking and Wall Street fiasco with our current President George W. Bush asking for a $700 Billion dollar bail out.  Is it even worth it to take what little cash might be in the bank out?   It’s just paper after all and pretty soon the World Bank is probably going to issue One World Money, as predicted by the consipiracy folks long ago.  And I was worried about the Amero replacing our greenback!  But wait, what if chaos really should occur here in the US?  Our soldiers to the recscue!  http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/  The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.  Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.  Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or man made emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks. 

“Now, the plan is to assign a force every year.” according to Army Col. Louis Vogler, chief of NorthCom future operations.  So this is what it comes down to?   No money.  No rules.  The Army on Hand to protect us from ourselves.  An election year to boot.  Is it all just a theater for the masses? 

There is no greater place than America.   


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