Congress Quietly Repeals Martial Law Provision

In late 2006, Congress revised the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act to make it far easier for a president to declare martial law. Those changes were repealed at the end of this January as part of Public Law 110-181 (HR 4986), the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (signed into law by President Bush on January 28, 2008).

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), who championed the opposition to the original law, was also the hero of the repeal. It helped that all the nation’s governors opposed the 2006 law.

Boise State Professor Charlotte Twight, the author of the excellent Dependent on DC, alerted me to the change last night. I checked on Nexis and the only news coverage I found regarding the repeal was a 322-word Gannett News wire story from February 1 that focused on how the repeal made governors happy.

I first wrote about the Posse/Insurrection peril for American Conservative a year ago. My most recent piece on the subject was an article for the January issue of the Future of Freedom Foundation’s (FFF) Freedom Daily. The law was changed between the time the piece was published and when FFF posted the January article online on April 9.

200 thoughts on “Congress Quietly Repeals Martial Law Provision”

  1. Here is the complete list of police agencies involved in the “Operation Sudden Impact” law enforcement partnership:

    United States Attorney’s Office

    United States Coast Guard

    Federal Protection Services

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement

    Office of Investigations
    Office of Deportation and Removal
    United States Marshal

    United States Secret Service

    Transportation Security Administration

    Drug Enforcement Administration

    Tennessee Attorney General-Memphis

    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

    Tennessee Office of Homeland Security-Nashville

    Tennessee Department of Safety

    Tennessee Probation and Parole

    West TN Violent Crimes Task Force Judicial Districts 28, 29 and 30

    Memphis International Airport Police

    Union Pacific Railroad Police

    25TH Judicial District (Fayette, Hardeman, Lauderdale, McNairy & Tipton)

    Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
    LaGrange PD
    Moscow PD
    Oakland PD
    Piperton PD
    Rossville PD
    Somerville PD
    Lauderdale County

    Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office
    Gates PD
    Halls PD
    Henning PD
    Ripley PD
    Tipton County

    Tipton County Sheriff’s Office
    Atoka PD
    Brighton PD
    Covington PD
    Munford PD
    Mason PD
    Shelby County Area

    Bartlett PD
    Collierville PD
    Germantown PD
    Memphis PD
    Millington PD
    Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
    Shelby County Government Office of Preparedness

    Mississippi

    Olive Branch PD
    Horn Lake PD
    Desoto County Sheriff’s Office
    Southaven PD
    Arkansas Law Enforcement Agencies

    Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office
    West Memphis PD
    Other Agencies

    Memphis Shelby Crime Commission
    University of Memphis Center for Criminology and Research
    University of Memphis Police Department
    Memphis Shelby County Citizens Corps Council (EMA)
    Southwest Tennessee Community College Police Services

  2. WOW!!!! Wendy…you are eaten UP with the brainwashing “TURRURISTS” mumbo jumbo. If it hasn’t struck you yet Wendy, WE are the terrorists. What do you call a person that goes to another country and kills 3000 – 1 million of their innocent citizens? I would call that a terrorist. George Bush said that GOD “told him” to go and kill Saddam and the toururists for 911. Don’t cha think that is just “A LITTLE @#$%%^^ SICK” Wendy? What is the difference in this man and a Jim Jones or a Mugabe? NOTHING. He is under the belief he is doing US a SERVICE!!!
    Get real Wendy. Look at history and see what happens when you have a puppet put into power by those that are higher than him and see what happens. One word….Hitler. I’ll bet you will deem me as a conspiracy theorist to even THINK about the possibility that the ties between the BUSH families and the Bin Laden families (stretching back for over 30 years) would be something you MIGHT want to look at. I suppose you think that the “official” story about the WTC’s coming down was real. Tell ya what Wendy, go read my blog at http://www.rustywhite.blogspot.com
    and see the proof of what happened. After that, get into your car and speed up to 100 mph and slam into a concrete bridge abutement and let’s see what happens. Bet the bridge doesn’t fall down and I bet they don’t find your “unscathed” purse laying 1 mile from the crash site.
    Sorry Wendy, ya just hit a nerve.
    Good luck to you all.
    p.s. we just went shopping at the ASIAN market to see how fresh their produce was, and they were buying the PISS out of rice!!!!! Guess the news hit over in Asia that they are having a food crisis. Bet they saw THAT on their LOCAL news channel. hahaha

  3. bush and his buddies are driving up oil prices in order to control ours and other countries food supplies and then not allow imports. this in turn will leave everyone dependent on the government for subsistence and eventually our survival. we americans allowed this to happen by not doing anything to stop this. we screwed up and made out servants our masters and this is where we are now. its never too late to right this wrong as long as we start now.

  4. Readers:

    I would like to explain what I think the UFOs are about. The “end times” programming we’ve received so much of from churches which are in the pay of London has people expecting to see “God’s Armies” coming from the skies. At the same time the British led “New Age” movement is propagandizing people to accept being saved from ourselves by “ascended masters,” who fly around in UFOs. In fact the likeliest origins of the UFOs on John Walson’s website are human origins. Using the proceeds of fifty years of drug smuggling, gun running, and traffic in sex slaves, they have secretly advanced as far as science can really take us. This does not make them all powerful, so they will use this technology to deceive us into giving up. Don’t give up, patriots, it’s all a psy-op. Adopt British Israel end times programming, and you will only submit to the Kingdom of Lord Rothschild, not the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom Message is pure poison, and sedition ; only it’s protected under law and tax exempt.

  5. Rusty, everything you just said I totally agree with, not sure where you got anything otherwise. I was only trying to inform people about something that I feel could be a very important eyeopener. Its starting…and yes I know we are the terrorist. Just want people to Wtfu.

  6. The ancient to modern techniques for domination of a few over the many are based on the one main formula.

    Number one, you draw up a plan that may take centuries in the unfolding. Number two you give a religion with the plan laid down as prophecy and eventually after the first generation it is a religion that no one questions as being the word of God. When they see these things coming to pass they naturally refer to their guiding book and say it is God’s will.

    The purpose of psychological warfare is to conquer a people so that they never resist your domination. New Agers have been programmed the same way into believing that nothing is real anyway, everything’s an illusion so don’t be concerned with the aerial spraying, etc. Christians believe that to alter the evil which is coming would be to fight God himself, since it’s God’s plan. This is the typical impasse which psychological warfare programming takes succumbed individuals, thus rendering their survival instincts non-functional.

  7. A Congressional Research Service study notes that under the National Emergency Act, the president “may seize property, organize and control the means of production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial law, seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel, and, in a variety of ways, control the lives of United States citizens.”

    ***

    NSPD-51/ HSPD-20 appears to supersede the National Emergency Act by creating the new position of National Continuity Coordinator without any specific act of Congress authorizing the position.

    NSPD-51/ HSPD-20 also makes no reference whatsoever to Congress. The language of the May 9 directive appears to negate any a requirement that the president submit to Congress a determination that a national emergency exists, suggesting instead that the powers of the executive order can be implemented without any congressional approval or oversight.

  8. I got to thinking this morning. I have a lot of free time, but anyway I had a thought about the whole loss of liberties:
    We are waiting for the big bang which will signal martial law but we are ignoring the smaller firecrackers which are chipping away at our freedoms.

    Another problem we are facing is that the vast majority of Americans don’t want to see the problem because they are afraid to look at it. If they acknowledge the problem, they are admitting there is one and they don’t know how to deal with it. Seriously, how many write their legislative reps? I write mine although it seem to be an exercise in futility. I also read the bills they are voting on. It is how I spend my time and I like to be at least aware of what is being passed in the state legislature.

    As for the big bang; what was your initial reaction when you heard the news on 9/11? I was laying in bed when I heard in the radio that the WTC was hit by a jet airliner. When I went to see the news on television, my reaction was somewhat detached question; “Why is the government doing this?” That was my reaction and I am serious about it. Just a larger version of the Oklahoma City Bombing.

    What was America’s reaction? The “patriotic” flag waving of course and that was pretty much it. Immediately afterwards, ANYONE who dared question the party line was considered a traitor. I remember the lack of criticism and the wave after wave of pure B.S. coming from our Glorious Imperial leader and his cronies.

    What about the next “event” if there is one. If it is in the shape of a mushroom cloud, what will be the reactions of the vast majority of Americans, oh say around 250 million of them all waving their flags? What if the event is what we are seeing now? The collapse from within. The economic collapse which makes Americans into a nation of homeless individuals and displaced families.

    What makes me fearful is that the banks, industrialists and property owners may sell their holdings quite literally to the highest foreign bidder. The politicians/CFR lackies and Bilderberger elite will say that the investment of foreign capital will be what will save America from collapse and worse yet, the sheeple who are sitting in front of their televisions will be either to ignorant of the facts or to gullible will go along with it. They will have conquered America without firing a shot. Already there is mumblings in the media about a global bailout fund.

    Hell, they may not even declare martial law at all. They may just keep things running just well enough to keep the people from thinking about a revolt but just bad enough to where the people can’t get up out of the economic mire they are in. They (the shadow masters), won’t have to worry too much so long as there is television just good enough to watch and keep the people sitting in front of it so they won’t be doing anything meaningful like learning the truth about things.

  9. Comrades,

    Your spirits are splendid, hearts bold and refreshing, but the politics of oral gratification should not be the substance of this venue.

    Today is the 233rd anniversary of, ‘”The shot that was heard around the world!” fired in Lexington-Concord in defense of an arsenal a thousand imperial troops where sent to seize, and “the rest is history!”

    So we do have a tradition, a culture, as a people to speak form, and be proud of, at least in rebellion, defiance, dissidence, and keeping on fighting for what we believe in and against what we will not tolerate.

    In that spirit there is this website, authors like James Bovard, and yes, even at times statesman, and in this instance, Patrick Leahy is one. Do not forget sister Cynthia McKinney, and Paul Wellstone who was assassinated, like so many others in this country and around the world, politicians, saints, journalist, workers, farmer in their fields and hamlets.

    The substance of Mr. Bovard’s report seems to be besides the point, but it is more important than our rhetoric, and believe me I am just as frustrated, determined, and disgusted as any of you out there.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/bovard/bovard56.html

    The Martial Law Act of 2006

    By James Bovard

    ‘……. But there is a loophole: Posse Comitatus is waived if the president invokes the Insurrection Act.

    The Insurrection Act and Posse Comitatus Act aim to deter dictatorship while permitting a narrow window for the president to temporarily use the military at home. But the 2006 reforms basically threw any concern about dictatorial abuses out the window.

    Section 1076 of the Defense Authorization Act of 2006 changed the name of the key provision in the statute book from “Insurrection Act” to “Enforcement of the Laws to Restore Public Order Act.” The Insurrection Act of 1807 stated that the president could deploy troops within the United States only “to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.” The new law expands the list of pretexts to include “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition” – and such a “condition” is not defined or limited……’

    http://rense.com/general81/shadowgovt.htm

    Bush Replaced REX84 With
    New Martial Law EO
    Once In Control – Martial Law Will Stay
    By Ted Twietmeyer
    4-14-8

    ‘…….If all the leaders and the administration in Washington are dead from a nuclear attack, who will be left to take over leading the nation under executive orders NSDP51 and HSPD20?Who would be left to sign the martial law orders? This implies that martial law must be activated BEFORE an attack takes place while the administration is out of town, which clearly implies a false-flag operation by traitors of the worst kind. The administration was in Florida on 9-11, too.

    They also have clearly forgotten Bush’s words in December 1999 – “This job would be a heck of a lot easier if this were a dictatorship…just so long as I’m the dictator.” He meant what he said, he’s acting exactly like one and it’s happening right now.

    First there was the infamous 1200 page Patriot Act that appeared a few days after 9-11 but almost no one on Capitol Hill took time to read, but almost everyone signed off on it anyway. Some on Capitol Hill have said that soldiers with machine guns were in the hallways on Capitol Hill the night the Patriot Act was signed, and many felt intimidated they must sign it without reading it. If true, then it implies that martial law may have already been declared in secret. Soldiers in hallways have no place on Capitol Hill in civilian government. Again, another sign of a dictatorship IN ACTION.

    Technically, Congress could nullify the Patriot Act overnight by claiming it was signed under duress……’

    Now, this level of research and analysis, getting disseminated with URLs on the net, is powerful, and so would be printing it, and using it wherever you go, use big font.

    Revolution has a mental prerequisite, it is certainly of mind that empowers and drive the passions that will unite us. We have not worked out social precincts as well as we could, and they consist of everyone in your phone and e-mail address book, the crowd at the bars, including the band, we are along way from reaching critical mass, and derisive attacks on people courage and conscience is giving up on them, and that is counter-revolutionary! Now get to radicalizing, but don’t alienated them in fits of egotistical self-indulgance. Subtle, charming, and most of all, credible. Think of it as seducing the love of your life, and it is, if your are a serious revolutionary.

    On offense to anyone here, I truly read you, and would love to party with all, and I guess I just did.

    Love,

    Radical Bill

  10. Sorry Wendy. Thought you were on the side of “the law” being our protectors by the exercises going on in Tenn. I misread your view and I apologize. I just get so hot when I see peoples brainwashed points of view that my glasses get steamed up and I tend to misinterpret what I am reading. By the time I got to your post I was flying around the room and bouncing off the walls. I suppose that is a great example of what our leaders are doing also. They become so blinded by their “shadow” agenda, that they forget how they are affecting the nation they pretend to defend. If I see one more clip of Georgie Boy Bush being sworn in saying, “..and to defend the Constitution…”, I am gonna throw up my gm oats and whey!!!
    Wendy, I never thought it was going to come about so quickly. You say, “It’s starting…”, I thought we had at LEAST a few more months to prepare, but it seems I am mistaken. Every headline (real…not MM) I see just makes me more confident that I have read the agenda of these crooks correctly. “THEY”, don’t care about yours or mine or PI Grads welfare in the least. We are expendable, collateral damage brought on by those pesky towel headed terrorists.
    When I finally found out who THEY really were, it was as if a light went off and I could see things from a totally different perspective…their perspective. It is absolutely astonishing that ANYONE could believe they are so priviledged that have the RIGHT and the GOD GIVEN DUTY to bring this world to a particular point they deem appropriate. Take the ribbons off your cars folks…You have been had!!! I love those driving around with the “W” sticker not understanding it stands for WAR> They are just like the christians with the fish sticker. It represents an ASTROLOGICAL symbol called Pisces because of that AGE. HHMMM..JESUS doing a horoscope might be an interesting idea!!!
    All this coming down the pike is really gonna “clean out the chaff from the wheat”… Rustians .chapter 9..verse 11. hahahaah
    hope you are prepared well Wendy.
    good luck to all.

    1. Thanks Rusty. I understand where you were coming from, when I read this article that brought me here this morning, I was furious. Then to read comments like, “Good News”, this upset me more. I want people to realize we have been and are still being lied to. It is time for us all to get our preparations in order. I heard people talking about standing up. Any plans? It will take a huge army of people to take this on.

  11. Whomever takes the first shot will go down in history as the one true patriot that got the ball rolling. But it’s going to have to be a head shot on a few, very high-profile targets. They’ll wise up real quickly after that – those who do the wrong thing live in a constant state of fear of reprisal.

    All the words, letters, and marches in the world won’t stop these criminal $ociopaths. It’s like playing patty cake with the fire-breathing dragon. you can’t slap these traitors on the hand and tell em, “NO, you bad bad boys.” “Shame on you.” ???

    Sadly, the only thing that will change the corrupted system is a few well-placed 2-dollar bullets.

  12. By the rude bridge that arched the flood
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled
    Here once the embattled farmers stood
    and fired the shot heard round the world.

    [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

  13. Colonies, in particular, were expected to buy all the things they needed of the mother country. This theory, backed by the interests of the ruling class of England, is the explanation of the Navigation Laws, which are commonly given as one of the principal causes of the Revolution.

    The recent war had left England with a crushing debt. This was an added reason for seeking to raise revenue in America and for confining American trade to British ports.

    Each of the colonies had some especial interest that came into sharp conflict with the actions of the British government. New England, the head and front of the Revolution, had many very serious grievances, although some of them would hardly be looked upon as purely patriotic by those who fix opinions in present society. We have already seen how completely New England was dominated by commercial and fishing interests. Her “great men” were all merchants. But their trade was not conducted in a manner that is commonly supposed to carry social preeminence. David H. Wells, in his article on “American Merchant Marine” in Lalor’s “Encyclopedia of Political and Social Science,” describes these merchants and their trade as follows : –

    “Nine-tenths of their merchants were smugglers. One quarter of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence were bred to commerce, the command of ships, and the contraband trade. Hancock, Trumbull (Brother Jonathan), and Hamilton were all known to be cognizant of contraband transactions, and approved of them. Hancock was the prince of contraband traders, and, with John Adams as his counsel, was appointed for trial before the admiralty court of Boston, at the exact hour of the shedding of blood at Lexington, in a suit for $500,000 penalties alleged to have been incurred by him as a smuggler.”

    Like all smugglers, Hancock cared little for the forms of law, and trusted to bribery and violence to secure his ends. When his sloop, Liberty, was endeavoring to run the customs, he first tried to bribe the officials, and, this failing, locked up the guard in a cabin and unloaded the sloop under the protection of a gang of thugs secured for the occasion.

    For many years this smuggling had been winked at by British officials. The smugglers were not averse to dividing their profits to a limited extent with complaisant officials, and England was a long way off in the days of sailing vessels. Even in England there had been a laxity in the enforcement of smuggling laws, which now suddenly ceased. In England enforcement of the laws caused little more than a suppressed grumbling. In America it led to rioting and then to revolution.

    In America the suppression of smuggling meant the suppression of the commercial life of New England. We have already seen that one of the principal items of commerce was the famous three-cornered rum-molasses-slaves trade. One of the first of the new taxes was a prohibitive tariff on the molasses from which the rum was made.

    Those citizens of New England who were not concerned with commerce were generally interested in fishing, and here again the new legislation struck fatal blows. The
    trade with southern Europe was forbidden, and for a time the New England fishers were not permitted to use the Newfoundland Banks.

    Another important and profitable article of smuggled commerce was tea. This was brought from Holland. Here the interests of the English governing classes came into direct and sharp conflict with the American smugglers. The East India Company had a monopoly of the tea trade. This company was owned by court favorites. It was threatened with bankruptcy. It had 17,000,000 pounds of tea stored in English warehouses. On this it was required to pay a shilling a pound before it could sell it in England. The English government proposed a scheme by which this tea could be sold in America for less than it would cost the Englishmen who paid the local tax.

    The orthodox schoolbook histories assure us that this offer of cheap tea to Americans was an attempt to “bribe a nation,” and that the Americans indignantly rejected the bribe and threw the tea into Boston Harbor in defense of a principle. This high-minded rejection of a bribe by John Hancock, the man who was mainly responsible for the famous Boston Tea Party, is scarcely in accord with what we have learned of his character. The fact is that had the tax not been reduced there would have been little objection. It was the reduction itself and not the principle which raised the famous riot. So long as the East India Company was compelled to pay the English tax, the American smugglers could undersell it and were not worried about questions of taxation, or patriotism. But when the tax was rebated the East India Company could undersell the smugglers. This destroyed the profit in smuggling, something infinitely more effective in checking that crime than a whole fleet of gunboats. No wonder that Hancock, whose popular title was the “prince of smugglers,” called a mass meeting and with the aid of Samuel Adams organized that glorious mob that dumped the tea in Boston Harbor and started the Revolution, – at least, so the textbooks tell us….

    [The Social Forces Of The History Of The United States]

    [http://vlib.iue.it/carrie/texts/carrie_books/simons/06.html]

  14. He left a corsair’s name to other times,
    Linked one virtue to a thousand crimes.

    Lord Byron

    [http://www.crimelibrary.com/americana/lafitte/main.htm]

  15. All we can realistically do is stock up on the 4G’s..Groceries,Gas(propane),Guns & Gold

  16. Hey PI GRAD,

    I just left Wal Fart and they didn’t have any night vis. monos. Did ya bring any home with you?
    It will be a few days before I get mine.
    I wanted to see if you saw anything like Ralph.
    p.s. MAN, has ammo gone up in the last year!!!! Didn’t know there was a blackpowder, brass shortage as well. I suppose they now have every round in the box RFID !! lol I reckon you’ll know EXACTLY who I shoot.!!!!! hahaha

    good luck to all.

  17. RUSTY,
    I read that too about the crap flying around viewed with infrared,I think they’re called insects…
    I don’t know about ammo prices I purchased all of mine about 3 years ago.

  18. How come it’s always the other guy who has to start things? Why doesn’t one of you blowhards do it yourself? All this blather about Constitution and Revolution and shooting someone seems to me to be just an exercise where little boys (who may weigh over 200 pounds) sit around BS’ing after a few beers.

    1. Yes indeed, it is long overdue that Mr. Paul start getting very loud and insistent on the topic of impeachment, don’t you think?

      Perhaps he might make a motion to impeach Bush, since he passed up an early chance to co-sponsor Kucinich’s motion to impeach Cheney.

      1. Thats “the other guy”…

        Why don’t you personally send Rep. Paul and your representative a letter?

        It seems to quite easy to be blind to our own mistakes. Representative Paul would probably take your thoughts of his past mistakes into consideration so as to not make the mistake again.

        After all, it is his Constitutional duty to listen to the people and sadly, he seems be one of the few who representatives who does.

        1. Impeachment is really quite simple constitutionally, as Mr. Paul noted when Clinton was impeached.

          A majority vote of the House suffices on whatever charges the House deems to be “high crimes and misdemeanors”.

          No investigation necessary. No judicial process. No muss, no fuss, no bother.

          The Senate then tries, according to whatever procedure it chooses.

          Penalty is removal from office.

          Impeachment is constitutionally excepted from the protections of trial by jury.

          There is no judicial appeal.

        2. Perhaps Mr. Paul is waiting for an opinion from John Yoo in regard to whether a sitting president is constitutionally impeachable during a state of “quasi-war”, especially if he happens to be Republican?

          My word, “quasi-war”–did I just invent that? Let my consult my Talleyrand.

          Phillip Bobbitt, one of the new crop of Democrat Neo-Cons, might appreciate that as more along the lines of his mode of casuistry.

          “Torture is wrong, naturally”, he seems to argue, “and the Constitution MUST be preserved, but well, you know, there are so many hypothetical dilemmas!”

        3. Even just impeaching Bush and Cheney, and letting the trial in the Senate hang fire, would engender a significant sea-change, and finding them both guilty, and removing them on their last day of office, would also be constructive.

  19. Smuggling tea

    By the middle of the 18th Century, the tax on tea had reached a staggering 119% – much higher than most British taxes today. Naturally enough, this was very unpopular among a tea drinking population.

    So smuggling into Britain began, to evade taxation. Because of the popularity of tea, many types of people became involved in the smuggling. Smuggled tea came mainly from Holland and Scandinavia, brought over by Dutch and Scandinavian merchant ships to anchor off English and Scottish coasts.

    Taken ashore by fleets of small craft crewed by local fishermen, the tea was smuggled inland, often through underground passages or along hidden pathways. Often the best place for storage was the local church.

    Even smuggled tea was expensive, however, and by 1777 could cost anything up to 10s 6d (53p) per pound – about one-third of the average weekly wage at that time. Because of this cost, and because tea was both popular and profitable, the practice of adulteration began, even though banned by Act of Parliament in 1725. Adulteration saw new pure tea mixed with old tea leaves, recycled tea leave and other substances, including dung.

    Despite numerous attempts by the government to crack down on tea smuggling it remained profitable and very common until 1784. In this year the government of William Pitt slashed the tax on tea from 119% to 12.5%. However, the practice of adulateration still remained profitable and would continue to be common pratice until 1875 when the English Food and Drug act where passed which imposed heavy fines and imprisonment for committing the act.

    Tea and the American Revolution:

    England had recently completed the French and Indian War, fought, from England’s point of view, to free the colony from French influence and stabilize trade. It was the feeling of Parliament that as a result, it was not unreasonable that the colonists shoulder the majority of the cost. Thus the British government imposed a number of new taxes to help pay for the war and also the continual garrison of British troops and naval ships in the thirteen colonies. They imposed higher tax on Newspapers, Tavern Licenses, legal documents, marriage licences and docking papers. The colonists rebelled against what they saw as arbitrary taxation without representation. In response Parliament imposed even heavier taxes including in June 1767 a tax on tea.

    In response to these news taxes the American colonists started to openly purchase imported Dutch tea. Which was circumventing the East India Companies monopoly of all tea sales to England and to her colonies. The financially troubled John Company granted permission to sell directly to colonist, by-passing colonial merchant, resulting in a profit windfall. The East India Company was counting on the passion of American Women for tea to result in the Dutch getting cut out of the tea market, British warships where also employed to reduce Dutch tea entering the colonies. This was a major calculation as American Women and the population as a whole boycotted British Tea. Thus tea became a major rallying call and a symbol of non-representative and a repressive government abroad and would lead to revolution and the creation of new nation….

    [http://www.coffee-tea-online.com/tea_history.asp]

  20. Daycaca,
    I assure you I am not a 30 yr. old Mcnugget sitting around doing nothing. What if YOU actually got the ball rolling on some issue and had others pushing the agenda for you? Would you just keep sticking your hand in the fire or would you let the statistics of the law of average/attraction take over? I’m sure you are the next Ghandi so I will digress and not post anymore…ya know, peace and pacifisti…pascifie….pasthefukinpeas…whatever. You strike me as the VERY person that will stand there in the headlights saying, “WELL, THE truck may be coming MAN, but WE can stop it PEASSSfully. YOU ever spent anytime incarcerated for your belief? Have you ever had to dip into your “personal” pot’ogold to prove you stance…that was right and constitutional from the beginning?
    Probaly not. You strike me as the one that comes on here with your idiotic diatribe about “nothing”. Go back and listen to some rap on youtube and post something intelligent next time.
    peace and love.
    God loves you …. hahahahahha

  21. Tolerance toward that which is radically evil now appears as good because it serves the cohesion of the whole on the road to affluence or more affluence. The toleration of the systematic moronization of children and adults alike by publicity and propaganda, the release of destructiveness in aggressive driving, the recruitment for and training of special forces, the impotent and benevolent tolerance toward outright deception in merchandizing, waste, and planned obsolescence are not distortions and aberrations, they are the essence of a system which fosters tolerance as a means for perpetuating the struggle for existence and suppressing the alternatives. The authorities in education, morals, and psychology are vociferous against the increase in juvenile delinquency; they are less vociferous against the proud presentation, in word and deed and pictures, of ever more powerful missiles, rockets, bombs–the mature delinquency of a whole civilization.

    Herbert Marcuse

  22. Martial law means Dick Cheney’s private armies (mainly Halliburton/Black Water)
    will gather all it’s men from around the world and turn them loose on American Land.
    Martial law is slowly being forced from the people who will need this protection.

    It’s now down to the very rich and the rest of America left to rot in the streets.
    Not just feeling betrayed by the politicians and corporations that own them, when the
    people decide it’s enough, then the true nature of America’s government will be
    revealed in our faces.

  23. Here`s a thought for all you folks in “the land of the free and home of the brave”. Now just might be a good time to start exercising your 2nd amendment right (before it to is scuttled to the dustbin of history along with the rest of your constitution) and start purchasing all the guns and rifles and ammo that you can, lest you ever need it to defend yourself and your families from the jew world order israeli terrorists that is your government when they come knocking on your door because you had the audacity to speak and behave like a true patriot. Like a previous poster said your country is heading for a second revolution and if you are sincere about retaking your country that you should be ready and willing to do what is necessary when the time comes. Everyone has a right to resist tyranny. More power to you. Your founding fathers would be proud of you.

  24. Happy Patriot’s Day. The end of the erosion of our personal rights in America is clearly near.

  25. Our flag is red white and blue,not with gold trim ,eagle on top and gold tassel.the latter suspends the Constitution of the United States.all public servents swore an oath to uphold the U.S.C. look around ,we see polititions ,judges etc.serving under the fiction flag ,they are traitors to their oath .What do we do with traitors at time of war? Yes we execute them ,we can give them 45 days to repent then fire them from office with out hanging them.they probably are ignorant of their crime so just fire them .If they refuse to make correction then put them on trial for treason . this applies to the president ( pre-simulated-denture),to the queen of england .That is his or her designation, surprised? this is all hidden from our schools teachings ,by plan .we have been and still are being brain conditioned to live under the rule of the queene .way back when she used to tax the air in the peasants shacks using the size of the shacks windows for the tax rate ,so they used the smallest windows they could make. Nothing has changed, just because the english gave up the war with us didnt mean they gave up control over The U.S.It took ben franklin 2 years to draft the treaty with england,and what it did was set up a tax system where by we still pay tribute to england ,but england do not have to pay a standing army to collect the taxes.A sk your judges where the speeding ticket money goes ,beside the little ad on tax on top of the initial fine, that is also charged to the speeder.It goes to england.Free people produce 3 times more than slaves so we are taught that we are free ,when in fact we are slaves.One simple example,our fiction government is going to give social security to the invaders from mexico.This is our money used to entice even more wet backs to come and suck us dry,and to be allowed too vote even tough they are fellons for their invasion of our land.Our flag is RED WHITE AND BLUE TITLE 7 U.S.C. STAND AND DELIVER OR ROY IN ETERNITY FOR ALL OF YOUR SELFISH LAZY COWERDICE. ( please excuse the spelling, I am a product of our school systemall politions ,and higher ,are you for the truth or against it?

  26. Why did they repeal it ?….Whatever the reason reduoble your efforts, keep waking People up.

    keep waking people up, post good articles on other blogs at least two or three times a week.

    http://www.planetquo.com
    http://www.iamthewitness.com

    One way to minimise the chance of a civil war is to Post good information on what is going down on Police and Troops Blogs.

    Here’s the Head of Britain MI6 Caught off gaurd being questioned about his Involvement with Bilderberger in the build up to the Iraq Invasion, he is reported to have said ‘Dont worry about the Legality, we are fixing the evidence’

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gk9sABtJxM&eurl=http://www.wearechange.org.uk/

  27. You guys are more worried about your own government than you are about Bin Laden and the Islamo Fascists that want to destroy this country.

  28. ROBERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GREAT post….

    I said I wouldn’t come back on because of people like daycaca or whatever the goobers name was.
    Your post is excellent and opens all sorts of “windows” (sorry .hahah) into our understanding of other lifestyles and the way they are taxed.

    I feel as if I am very well versed as to what is going on in the “global” market; yet, after reading your post, I realize I am just a stupid, scotch loving, intoxicated, Patsy and Edwina loving goober that should NEVER even think about leaving the homeland security I have happening right here in my OWN home. I can lay back in my recliner (TM) and let my dogs lick my (edit) while I watch the game on (TM) CNN. I have not figured out yet if that is “CHRISTIAN news Nitwit” or what.
    If a person will just take it upon themselves to investigate ANY particular item that they have to deal with everyday in their life, (taxes, gobment, THE FED., the BANK OF International Settlements, The Carlyle Group, Haliburton, Blackwater, etc,……..IALMFAO!!!
    KROGER!!!! OMG!!! KROGER!!!
    Can you even imagine Kroger coming out being the first to sell peanuts from the moon?????????
    (It may be on the horizon sooner than you know.) It just somehow DIVERTS you away from seeing what is really going on. We ALL have done it and experienced it in our life. Did you EVER go home and tell your parents you got an A in Science so you could hide the #$%^% …F in P.E.?
    That is what we are being LED by. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I sincerly hope everyone on this page will just prepare a little bit. Go get some water and some canned goods and some NON perishable items that are not loaded with HFCS. (High Fructose Corn Syrup). Read up about it and you will feel as if you are a “nutrician guru” when you are done. Don’t tell your neighbors you HAVE these things….doooh!

    goto http://www.youtube.com/rustywhite1 and see what is happening.

    peas..love…war…
    Rusty

  29. Many people feel like there’s a war coming to this country, and there is. But of course nobody wants to throw the first blow and get blamed for insurrection or starting a riot. After all, most good people are sensible and prefer peace. But there is a cause for action right now, and taking this action will not result in massive civil discord. What is more, no war has ever been won fighting only defensive operations, because the advantage of surprise and initiative goes to the attacker, and well directed attack is necessary to break the enemies war making power. The traffic in sex slaves and hard drugs is the target of opportunity for anyone who wants to change this war from defense to attack. It is the direct source of the power which corrupts our government. Obviously, the government and military are directly involved, or the business would not go on in such obvious untouchability. However, unlike the non-option of a frontal attack on the corrupt courthouse, military base or Sheriffs department, the vigilante execution of underworld criminals will not spur public outcry. In fact, it stands to serve the purpose of cleaning up government through the back door and will generate overwhelming sympathy and popular support.
    Every man and woman who is looking the other way for these heinous criminals is an accessory to their crimes. But those who are caught red-handed, maybe literally with blood,
    need to die then and there. There are no courts in the land that are beyond the reach of these most pervasive and dreadful criminal elements, and thus there is the need and obligation to carry out vigilante justice and to make war against this inhuman bunch of traitors. The object is not to give them what they deserve, which is to be tortured to death slowly over and over again, but to put them to death quickly and efficiently in accordance with Law. Death may be too good for their likes, but they won’t come back from it and that’s the point. Typically, one should see if they surrender when caught. From a moral stand point we don’t want people to see us as gruesome murderers, so they should be hung in a visible location bearing placards around their necks describing the crime they were caught red-handed in. A heinous criminal caught in the act needs no trial, as any trial around sex slavery or massive drug importation will be unduly influenced by the corruption already systemic in government and would result in the criminal walking, and the vigilante getting life.
    Everybody is afraid of these bad guys, they say. But I say we are everywhere, we are strong, and they are weak liars who use fear as a weapon. I am calling for an unorganized, cellular, grassroots based war against the traffickers in human bondage and hard drugs. They can never infiltrate and destroy us, because we will stubbornly remain unorganized beyond the smallest unit needed to do the job. United in spirit, we will act as one. Through the blessings of providence our effects will greatly multiply. If we start the offensive this summer, they will be panicking and in disarray by winter. We need to get the word out that it’s open season on these scumbags because only combined attack from many directions will break their power and keep them from regrouping with a vengeance. This attack will translate into progress politically when the crooks realize their time grows short, and the corrupt people in government who get caught in our operation are found hanged themselves, in a situation in which is abundantly clear that they are guilty. To that end, would be vigilantes must remember to make videos when possible of a bust and execution, providing both evidence of our lawful conduct, and good propaganda to be duplicated and passed around.
    Satanistic heartless murderers are often very dangerous people, but this should only be a strategic consideration, not a reason to fail to confront. They may be military people, or police or prominent masons. They might be mafiosis in the classic sense, or appear as homeless crazies. They might ever appear as bull dyke child protection workers or other unexpected things. In any event, it is the responsibility of anyone embarking upon this mission to ensure that the target is the right one, and to gather evidence leaving little room for doubt. They will at first try to counterattack, using surveillance, kidnapping and poisoning. But since they are doing this all the time anyway, there will be no hope if we desist in our attacks. We must start as soon as possible, and carry through our effort to their utter extermination. We cannot coexist with inhuman monsters who prey upon the young. If this costs anyone good their life, they can die knowing they struck the first blow for liberty in the 21st century.
    Good luck, and good hunting !

  30. THE POWERFUL WAY TO RECLAIM OUR PLANET
    IS FOR US TO TAKE THE ACTION, “TO BE”, OF NECESSITY,
    THAT OF RAISING CONSCIOUSNESS AND NOTHING LESS.

    RISING ABOVE THE FRAY OF NEGATIVITY, VIOENCE, EVIL…..
    IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO AND THE ONLY WAY TO WIN
    THE “BATTLE” OF LIGHT VS DARKNESS

    ONE WITH GOD IS A MAJORITY

    Dr. David R.Hawkins in his book Power Versus Force
    reveals that the planet is continually ascending in consciousness because of the 15% who hold the balance for the rest. This then is a measurable “critical mass”. To become more conscious , increase in individual awareness of bringing Heaven to Earth, is the greatest gift anyone can give the world: Moreover, in ripple effect, the gift comes back to its source, …ourself. page 285

    For the first time in history, the level of consciousness of mankind as a whole ,suddenly jumped to a hopeful level of 207 in the mid-1980’s . The scale of consciousness shown on pages 68-69, goes from 0-1000, shame to enlightenment, with integrity and courage at 200 which is the transition level to ascending consciousness. The critical response point in the scale of consciousness calibrates at level 200, which is the level associated with imtegrity and courage. All attitudes, thoughts, feelings….. below that level of calibration make a person go weak-those that calibrate higher make subjects go strong .
    “…, now man is on safe ground from which to continue his upward march…and this promise of new hope comes none too soon. ” page 286

    The time of resolution of the planet is upon us.
    It is being reclaimed for its grand purpose
    of becoming……Freedom ‘s Star………………………

    ~~Gloria in Excelsis Deo~~

  31. Some Items on the so called REX 84 previously mentioned

    I have spent considerable time researching this and COG and the whole history of governmental prepardness.

    REX 84 was not a directive, but in fact was a preparedness exercise done by the Government. It was in fact preceded by REX 83, 82, 81, 80 and 79 and went on to REX 85, 86, 87, 88, 89 and so on through present. It went by a different name previous to 79, but in went back even further. Of late the name has changed again but the principle is the same.

    Note REX-80 Alpha (during the Carter Admin) dealt with such issues of how survivors would pay taxes during a post nuclear strike. As I recall from the docs, taxes would be exempted during the year of the strike, then after that the government would take a certain percentage of all goods and services produced by the individual. Kind of like a flat tax.

    Back during the Reagan years, the REX exercises dealt with issues such as what would happen during an after a nuclear strike on the United States and included various scenarios, including the one used in REX 84 which included the rounding up of ILLEGAL Aliens and putting them into detention camps. This was not the first time the “round up” and “detention camp” story made the rounds.

    REX 84 did not come from Oliver North or the Iran Contra hearings. If you check out the original article that appeared in the July 5, 1987 Miami Herald titled Reagan Aides nd the Secret Government you will see that REX is not mentioned, however a contingency plan had been hatched to suspend the Constitution in times of National Emergency. This was nothing new and incredible Lincoln in essence suspended part of the Constitution during the Civil War, FDR did during WW 2, and every President since Truman had some kind of contingency plan that assumed we would no longer have a Constitution. In April of 1952 Harry Truman signed an EO, 10346 which called for and mentioned “continuity of government”

    Back in the late 40s some agencies of the Federal government including the FBI floated plans of rounding up the communists and people whom were considered to be enemies. There were some “camps” that were sort of setup, but nothing in full operation as that really didn’t go anywhere at the time. Turned down at the executive branch level. Discussions of internment and camps all but died off at the governmental level for MANY years after that. Keep in mind that FDR sent the Japanese Americans to internment camps during WW-2 a fact that the Supreme Court held up that he could do.

    A side note here. On December 6th 1941 the press, as I recall the Chicago newspaper, had a story about some war planning the FDR administration was doing called Rainbow, which called for the invasion of Canada and the internment of POWs and Canadian citizens. There was even a plan at one point for the U.S. to invade Britian. I would point out that in the bowels of the U.S. Government there is probably some preparedness plan for invading somebody and interning people. War gamers I talked to advised me that there are constant games going on all the time

    Outside rumors (meaning people off the street blabbing stories) camps and roundups died down for quite awhile until the 60s when stories started circulating around that the then radicals, the Black Panthers and anti war demonstrators were going to get rounded up by the Johnson administration and put in camps. Later it was the Nixon admin, and communists were included in the story. After Nixon left and Ford was President, it also included the Black Panthers, Weather Underground, and anybody affiliated with communist type activity.

    Once Carter was elected, the story was repackaged and retold, dropping the leftist radicals as the target of the internment and instead fingering gun owners and Christians. This continued through to Reagan. Then according to the rumors and stories, spread by various people it was the leftist type groups and organizations then became the “target” of the roundups and camps. During the time the government ran many preparedness drills, including REX 80 and every year thereafter. REX 84 was a nuclear post strike drill and supposedly REX 84 called for the internment of 400,000 illegal aliens. Keeping in mind that the U.S. Government had just been over run by a load of Cuban refugees in the 70s and 80s, this seemed like a plausible scenario to include. The first so called alleged leak about REX 84 came from a newspaper called The Spotlight. They had some information correct, a lot not. But that was the ‘actual” start of the many and various REX 84 rumors.

    Eisenhower had it set up that 13 unelected men would take over running portions the country after a major nuclear strike. JFK terminated these men’s authority, and then lined up his own unelected people to do the same. Every President since then has done this.

    Bush’s Order on preparedness was merely his modification of the existing one that was in effect under Clinton. Clinton did two of them that modified what Bush Sr did. Bush Senior did one, which modified what Reagans did. Reagan did one that modified what Carter’s did and so forth all the way back.

    Every President has had his preparedness order, some Executive (as was the case with Nixon) and some by signed directive with their various modifications to it. These modifications referred to the feeling of the times. For example from Truman to Bush Sr, the theory was the US would get nailed with a giant Soviet First Strike that would wreck the country. After Bush Sr. declared the Cold War over, these plans changed to reflect what Presidents and advisors perceived would be the crisis of the day. Needless to say under Bush Jr. the issue is not nuclear strike, but the war on terror and the order reflects that.

    Interestingly under Reagan the planning went back to the original COG or Continuity of Government. During one exercise they were holding, communications weren’t working at the command post level. This was not intended as I recall. So people were left running out from the command post to a public pay phone to relay data. Not very practical had actual nukes gone off. As they toiled and planned further, they came to the realization that there were certain unsurmountable issues involved with Continuity of Government. For example if everybody in the chain of command from the President on down got fried in a nuclear strike (say at the state of the Union address) and the designated cabnet official that leaves town during that address also got killed, how to convince the American public that somebody like Jean Kirkpatrick (UN Ambasador) was now President. Or how do you convience the people that General so and so is now President because he survived the strike in his airborne command post. The bottom line they found out is this stuff looks great on paper but the practical application probably wouldn’t work.

    Bottom line is that if this nation were to face a Katrina style destruction and disruption on a full national level of our country, nation government would be in essence non functional and we would be on our own for quite awhile. This is an area of scenario that I have followed. You would have pockets of the country forming their own governments, own Constitutions, own rules. You would have various, shall we say ambitious people, coming out of the wood work wanting to be President of that area, i.e. pulling the level of power etc etc. For example in California you might have various liberal leaning people wanting to be President and ordering the round up and detention of conservatives and others that didn’t agree with them. In Arizona you might have a Hispanic person being in charge and ordering the round up of other races. The list could be long and endless.

    Point is that most of these directives look nice on paper, they serve a function, but in practical terms are not useable in any sense of the word UNLESS the disaster is say just greater then Katrina, but much smaller then a nation wide type disaster.

    The question is that how are the orders implemented? Well the President signs them into place. Various agencies in the government make their plans around that guidance. Now should a disaster happen, whomever is left pulls up these orders and puts them into play. However the “new” or old president could look at the orders, say this doesn’t fit the situation at hand, round file the previous orders, and do his own thing. So in essence they are fancy guidance nothing more.

    The likely hood is that if some nation wide emergency happens, history will record that whomever the President had difficult decisions to make, with not enough information, during a time when the entire national infrastructure is down or missing. It will probably record that they used some of the guidance in the orders but had to make tough decisions and modify others depending on what the situation in the nation was doing or not doing.

    So what can WE expect in the future. We will probably hear during the spring of this year some whispered tale about an attack on Iran. The tales typically die off during the summer months and will pick back up in Sept/Oct. (Note the attack Iran tale has been circulating since 2001, usually every spring and every fall) I would expect us to hear some incredible tale about some so called October Surprise that is floated either on talk radio or the Internet. It usually comes from some so called insider, or somebody with some so called insider connection whispering to us how there is some October Surprise scenario going to happen in Sept or October of 2008, or how Bush/Cheny is going to declare martial law and take over the country, blah blah blah.

    Another story goes something along the lines of some high ranking military officers (generals or admirals) are going to revolt/have a coup if….blah blah blah isn’t met, or doesn’t happen. That particular story started late in the Reagan years, then Bush Sr, then Clinton in 1996 then again Clinton during 2000, Bush Jr in 2004 and now I expect it to resurface in 2008.

    NO MATTER who the next President is, there will be some people talking about martial law, detention camps, impeachment and all the other stories and tales that circulate and thus we reset for the next four years with people and their various tales and stories.

    Same old crap different year.

  32. To the good people of this blog:
    You are in a blog, don’t forget it!
    Who write here is at most obviously well informed and anti-war.
    But the 90% of Americans even don’t suspect the sad truth, media are controlled in their articles.
    But newspaper online have comments of readers.
    So, really want you help Americans to change their mind?
    Instead of talk-talk only among who think the same of you, spend all your free time on short and wise comments on news, everywhere, everyday. This will enlight the mind of a lot of people.
    Have fruitful days!

  33. Have you read Masters of Deceit, by J. Edgar Hoover? That explains why we have the media and elite we have. The answer to the USAs problems is not guns but Fatima. If we pray, repent, do penance, Jesus will give honor to His mother by using her to crush satan under her heel, just as he used her to come into the world to save us. Jesus honor’s his father and mother, just like the commandment says. Follow his example. Blatant, widespread sin is the reason our government and our political parties can’t do the right thing. They are merely a reflection of what much of our society has become. Convert hearts to Jesus and the government will follow along. No bullets needed. Keep Holy the Sabbath. Return prayer to schools, military, public. Pray the Rosary – more powerful than a nuclear weapon! Problem solved. Anna

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