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Is This the Death of Posse Comitatus?

The Pentagon is pushing for the authority to post 400,000 troops on the streets of America for active patrol in the event of an “emergency”. (The President will arbitrarily get to decide what qualifies as an “emergency”).

This would violate the Posse Comitatus Act. Many state governors rightfully oppose the idea as the latest assault on states rights. The ACLU is on the correct side of this one:

Mike German, the ACLU’s national security policy counsel, expressed amazement “that the military would propose such a broad set of authorities and potentially undermine a 100-year-old prohibition against the military in domestic law enforcement with no public debate and seemingly little understanding of the threat to democracy.”

There is a dangerous trend here with the recent pushes for martial law. Notice that the push for martial law is always coming from those in power, not those who would be subject to it.

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SEE ALSO:

Is Martial Law Coming to a Town Near You?

The Swine Flu Hoax: Governments Scare People to Justify Power Grabbing

New York Town Considers Martial Law; Troops Patrol in Alabama

Lou Dobbs Report on Martial Law in the U.S.

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Young Americans For Liberty Denied 1st Amendment Rights

When the Young Americans For Liberty (high school and college students) peacably gather in D.C., this is how they are greeted by the government enforcers.

New York Town Considers Martial Law; Troops Patrol in Alabama

It seems that the public is increasingly being acclimated to the idea of martial law–military troops domestically deployed on the streets of the U.S. (in violation of posse comitatus) acting as enforcers of the law. Recently Brian Stratton, the mayor of Schenectady, New York, announced that he may declare martial law in the wake of numerous police suspensions and terminations that have left the local department shorthanded:

Updated: 03/19/2009 06:07 AM
By: Steve Ference

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Schenectady Police Chief Mark Chaires said, “This is unprecedented – all these officers getting in trouble at the same time for all these different reasons.

Five Schenectady police officers recently accused of everything from driving drunk to beating up a man are leading city officials to look at taking drastic action to fix a department tainted by the few who may have acted illegally, like Darren Lawrence and Michael Brown who are accused of driving while intoxicated…

Currently, officials are reviewing the legal options and planning to present a full report in early April – options like a consolidated county-wide police force or bringing in the State Police.

The mayor said there is another option – and that would be declaring martial law. The governor would have to declare it and then the National Guard would come in. The mayor said it’s more for a transition to a new police force if that were to happen.

He said, “It may be that as a stopgap measure, that you would need military forces – State Police, National Guard.”

The Houston Chronicle (along with CNS and others) is reporting that an inquiry is underway into the possible (probable) violation of federal laws when military personnel assisted during the aftermath of a tragic mass shooting in Samson, Alabama. While the intentions of the military personnel involved were probably good, this sets a dangerous precedent and erodes the barrier posse comitatus is meant to provide against the improper and potentially tyrannical use of military forces.

Also, on the heels of the absurd and slanderous MIAC report, a document has surfaced that outlines the U.S. Army Reserve’s monitoring of recent “End the Fed” rallies accross the country.

Most people in the military are good (they contributed more money to Ron Paul during the elections than any other candidate!). Most police officers are good too. But the events outlined above only contribute to the erosion of trust, privacy, and liberty in this nation that began gradually years ago and now is only accelerating. Let’s hope it doesn’t continue.

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SEE ALSO: Is Martial Law Coming to a Town Near You? for more information on the threat of martial law in America.

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Glorifying and Worshipping the Police State

Ah, yes. Homeland Security U.S.A. is the latest in mind-numbing “reality” television and it looks to be little more than propaganda for the state. Sit back, relax, and be acclimated to the incremental loss of your liberties in the comfort of your own home!

Just watch — all of these people in uniform are so nice and good and official looking! There is nothing to fear, we should give them more power to “do their jobs”. Pay no attention to the 20,000+ troops being stationed in America or the warrantless checkpoints because it’s all “for your safety” of course. Everything changed a few years ago (don’t you know?) — posse comitatus and the Bill of Rights are obsolete these days.

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“Those who would give up liberty for security deserve neither…”

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MORE ON THE DEVELOPING POLICE STATE:

Is Martial Law Coming to a Town Near You?

20,000 More Troops For Martial Law

The Agenda of the Global Elite

Glenn Beck Talks Economic Breakdown, Martial Law

Report on Martial Law in America

Endgame of the New World Order

En Route to Military Rule

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Lou Dobbs Report on Martial Law in the U.S.

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SEE ALSO:

Is Martial Law Coming to a Town Near You?

Glenn Beck “Endgame of the New World Order”

The Basic Agenda of the Global Elite

Glenn Beck Talks Economic Breakdown, Martial Law

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Is Martial Law Coming to a Town Near You?

The destruction of Posse Comitatus sets a very dangerous precedent for America:

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This chilling interview with Naomi Wolf (activist and author of books such as “Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries”) is from October 4, 2008 on “Mind Over Matters”, KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle:

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Here is Brad Sherman, who said that the House of Representatives was threatened with martial law unless they passed the bail out bill:

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SEE ALSO:

“The Last Roundup: Is the Government Compiling a Secret List of Citizens to Detain Under Marital Law?” Radar Magazine

Brigade Homeland Tours Start Oct. 1st The Army Times

Why Is a U.S. Army Brigade Being Assigned to the “Homeland”? Salon

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Ron Paul Endorses Chuck Baldwin for President

Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party for president in a letter titled “A New Alliance” posted on his Campaign for Liberty website earlier today.

There is a lot to admire about both Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nadar, but Paul certainly picked the best candidate still running for office in Chuck Baldwin. It’s also kind of funny given what Bob Barr did recently that Paul decided to come out and endorse someone after all — someone besides “Bad Barr” that is. Take that Barr! Maybe the Libertarian Party will run someone decent next time.

The letter/press release from Ron Paul reads in part the following:

The Libertarian Party Candidate admonished me for “remaining neutral” in the presidential race and not stating whom I will vote for in November.   It’s true; I have done exactly that due to my respect and friendship and support from both the Constitution and Libertarian Party members.  I remain a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party and I’m a ten-term Republican Congressman.  It is not against the law to participate in more then one political party.  Chuck Baldwin has been a friend and was an active supporter in the presidential campaign.

I continue to wish the Libertarian and Constitution Parties well.  The more votes they get, the better.  I have attended Libertarian Party conventions frequently over the years.

In some states, one can be on the ballots of two parties, as they can in New York.  This is good and attacks the monopoly control of politics by Republicans and Democrats.  We need more states to permit this option.  This will be a good project for the Campaign for Liberty, along with the alliance we are building to change the process.

I’ve thought about the unsolicited advice from the Libertarian Party candidate, and he has convinced me to reject my neutral stance in the November election.  I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.

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