Rule by fear or rule by law?
Lewis Seiler, Dan Hamburg
Monday, February 4, 2008
“The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating
any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of
his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all
totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.”
– Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943
Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the
federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law,
arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain
people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of “an
emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid
development of new programs.”
Beginning in 1999, the government has entered into a series of single-bid
contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States.
The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly
to transport detainees.
According to diplomat and author Peter Dale Scott, the KBR contract is
part of a Homeland Security plan titled ENDGAME, which sets as its goal
the removal of “all removable aliens” and “potential terrorists.”
Fraud-busters such as Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, have
complained about these contracts, saying that more taxpayer dollars
should not go to taxpayer-gouging Halliburton. But the real question is:
What kind of “new programs” require the construction and refurbishment
of detention facilities in nearly every state of the union with the capacity to
house perhaps millions of people?
Sect. 1042 of the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), “Use of
the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies,” gives the executive the
power to invoke martial law. For the first time in more than a century, the
president is now authorized to use the military in response to “a natural
disaster, a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or any other condition in
which the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to the
extent that state officials cannot maintain public order.”
The Military Commissions Act of 2006, rammed through Congress just
before the 2006 midterm elections, allows for the indefinite imprisonment
of anyone who donates money to a charity that turns up on a list of
“terrorist” organizations, or who speaks out against the government’s
policies. The law calls for secret trials for citizens and noncitizens alike.
Also in 2007, the White House quietly issued National Security Presidential
Directive 51 (NSPD-51), to ensure “continuity of government” in the event
of what the document vaguely calls a “catastrophic emergency.” Should
the president determine that such an emergency has occurred, he and he
alone is empowered to do whatever he deems necessary to ensure
“continuity of government.” This could include everything from canceling
elections to suspending the Constitution to launching a nuclear attack.
Congress has yet to hold a single hearing on NSPD-51.
U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Venice (Los Angeles County) has come up with a
new way to expand the domestic “war on terror.” Her Violent Radicalization
and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (HR1955), which passed
the House by the lopsided vote of 404-6, would set up a commission to
“examine and report upon the facts and causes” of so-called violent
radicalism and extremist ideology, then make legislative recommendations
on combatting it.
According to commentary in the Baltimore Sun, Rep. Harman and her
colleagues from both sides of the aisle believe the country faces a native
brand of terrorism, and needs a commission with sweeping investigative
power to combat it.
A clue as to where Harman’s commission might be aiming is the Animal
Enterprise Terrorism Act, a law that labels those who “engage in sit-ins,
civil disobedience, trespass, or any other crime in the name of animal
rights” as terrorists. Other groups in the crosshairs could be anti-abortion
protesters, anti-tax agitators, immigration activists, environmentalists,
peace demonstrators, Second Amendment rights supporters … the list
goes on and on. According to author Naomi Wolf, the National
Counterterrorism Center holds the names of roughly 775,000 “terror
suspects” with the number increasing by 20,000 per month.
What could the government be contemplating that leads it to make
contingency plans to detain without recourse millions of its own citizens?
The Constitution does not allow the executive to have unchecked power
under any circumstances. The people must not allow the president to use
the war on terrorism to rule by fear instead of by law.
Lewis Seiler is the president of Voice of the Environment, Inc. Dan
Hamburg, a former congressman, is executive director.
This article appeared on page B – 7 of the San Francisco Chronicle
This video HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED, BUT NOT BEFORE WE DOWN LOADED IT.
We were particularly interested in the part about bringing in “detainees” to reeducate and return them to productive life! The thought criminal’s mind will be cleansed of all unauthorized thoughts. YEAH!
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Undercover FBI agent Larry Grathwohl told us of people whom he described in this way:
“They felt that this counter-revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing re-education centers in the Southwest, where we would take all of the people who needed to be re-educated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, well what is going to happen to those people that we can’t re-educate that are die-hard capitalists? The reply was that they would have to be eliminated. When I pursued this further they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these re-education centers. When I say eliminate, I mean kill … 25 million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people. And they were dead serious.”
Obama has close friends in the weather underground (Google Bill Ayers)
An excerpt from “The Gulag Archipelago” … on how to resist fascism & tyranny. The lesson that is just as important today as it was half a century ago.
“During an arrest, you think since you are not guilty, how can they arrest you? Why should you run away? And how can you resist right then? After all, you’ll only make your situation worse; you will make it more difficult for them to sort out the mistake.
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family?
Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?
The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! We did not love freedom enough. Every man always has handy a dozen glib little reasons why he is right not to sacrifice himself.”
Who believes that this is true? You judge it for yourself.
Here is a video that I have no way of verifying. After the high level of interest that has been expressed, I have concluded that people should at least have the chance to judge it for themselves. These videos are presented WITHOUT ANY CREDITS BEING GIVEN. These videos are supposedly produced by a CIA agent; who found his OWN NAME on a list of people to be liquidated, and then decided to tell the public. The voice is electronically altered. You judge it for yourself.
Even though we cannot prove that this is authentic we can notice that it is consistant with the facts that are known to be true. We also have to wonder what would be the motive for presenting it, if it is false.
The Guinness book of world records shows the largest mass killings in the history of man kind to have happened in China, under Mao.
The Guinness book of world records shows the largest slave labor camps to be Russian.
One FOURTH of the population of Cambodia was murdered in OUR TIME.
There is always a government shill who is ready to tell us that we should not believe what we see with our own eyes. His usual routine is to tell us that there is something magic about our time, or our location that makes it different from all other times and places. Sometimes he will claim that a new technology makes us safe. Governments are usually ahead of the little people on making use of new technologies.
This happens over and over again, and the main reason that it happens over and over again is because people will not face the simple horrible reality, and deal with it.
People are predisposed to ignore a horrible reality.
Even people who KNOW that this happens over and over again just keep saying “It can’t happen here.”
This is pure madness, but it is also sometimes the result of clever government propaganda. The government shills will spin the awareness of the people into ignoring the horrible reality.
It does not matter if we are hearing pure madness or clever government propaganda. In either case it is fatal to deal with government shills or ignorant dreamers.
The usual procedure is that ten or twenty stormtroopers take one man, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. If he still has a gun, his gun never comes out, because it happens too fast. He does not even wake the neighbors. Usually he thinks that he will be able to work it out in court.
Since an entire ARMY of stormtroopers focuses on one town at a time,
the next morning thousands of people are gone.
WHOEVER IS LEFT IS SCARED TO DEATH, AND THEY ARE JUST GLAD THAT THEY WERE NOT TAKEN. The people in the next town never know what happened until it is their turn. Communications systems “fail” as soon as it begins.
Increases in technology work to the benefit of tyranny. High tech systems cost too much for the little people, but not too much for government. Ask what is left of the Branch Dravidians in Waco.
At the time that the Feds came to snatch Elian Gonzalez every cell phone stopped working. They can also turn off electricity and come in with night vision equipment. Battery operated strobe lights might be a good purchase. Do not be quiet. Sound an alarm. Wake the neighbors. Loud sirens of security systems, fog horns or bells might be nice.
Tell those people who just keep saying “It can’t happen here” to talk with an American Indian or a Japanese American. It has ALREADY happened here.
One spin that is being put forth is the assertion that “martial law” was just a figure of speech. This assertion is that Rep Michael Burgess was referring to martial law under the rules of Congress. Look at the passion of Rep Michael Burgess and see if he could possibly be responding to a “figure of speech”, or some of the rules of Congress.
A part of this spin is that the idea that this martial law only applies to the Congress, not to the American people.
Would this really be important if this was true? This is like being told that you are not being killed, BUT you are just having your heart removed.
If you know nothing else about Roman history you know that Caesar left the Senate functioning as a semblance of the old Republic.
The important change was that the only function of the Senator was to do exactly as Caesar said to do.
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. “
What do we have if the only function of the Senator is to do exactly as Caesar says to do?
Watch the rest of the videos on this message.
You will find a full legal definition including the specific executive orders and statutes,
which provide for martial law over the whole American people.
You will see YET ANOTHER discussion (in the SENATE) about the plans to suspend the constitution. You will see quite a bit of obfuscation about this using the claim that this subject is “classified”. Everything about the creation of tyranny is always “classified”.
It is not at all ambiguous.
The Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and a few hundred Executive Orders that are detailed in the videos, were not passed by Pelosi. Pelosi simply invoked these. If you look and see who it was that put these things in place you will know that this has nothing to do with partisan politics. The enabling legislation is all in place.
You may have seen the “Representative John Haller” video that was produced by TheOnion News, (not c-span) and is a very realistic sounding spoof. The Onion is meant to be humor, but if you are not aware of it’s logo (a stylized onion) you could believe it to be real, as they try to mirror the craziness that is happening in society.
A REAL video from the congressional cross examination of Col. Oliver North is provided here.
In Cold Blood: The Communist Conquest of Afghanistan (Paperback) by Abdul Halim Sham
By the way, this may scare a few people. I have actually heard people say that this is a reason for which we should not tell them.
You are a German citizen in the late1930’s or early forties,
and YOU UNDERSTAND THE CHANGE THAT IS TAKING PLACE,
under Hitler’s reign.
Most people do not have a clue about what is coming,
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Most of those, who UNDERSTAND THE CHANGE THAT IS TAKING PLACE,
may ALREADY be wondering if it is too late.
Most of those, who UNDERSTAND THE CHANGE THAT IS TAKING PLACE,
ARE ALREADY AFRAID TO RESIST.
The Department of Homeland Security already has the power to oppress you
in the name of protecting the Fatherland
Can you really picture it?
Need we say more?
The watchman on the wall
Ezekiel a Watchman
1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 “Son of man, speak to your countrymen and say to them:
‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman,
3 and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet
to warn the people,
4 then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword
comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head.
5 Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved himself.
6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.’
Imagine this scenario:
Two watchman on the wall lookout across the horizon and see a massive army approaching. One grabs the trumpet and raises it to his lips to warn the people. The other says:
“Now, wait a minute. If you blow that trumpet you are going to scare a lot of people. The people are asleep now. Would it not be better to let them sleep peacefully until this army is actually inside the city killing people, and setting the city on fire? The people are not ready to hear about this yet. This army has not killed anyone yet. Have they? What can the people do about that army anyway? I think it would be better if we just organize a study club to debate about the issues.
Adolf Hitler killed 6 million. There are 300 million Americans. If you fail to warn the American people you will have more blood on your head the Hitler. Life is short. Eternity is not.
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” — Henry David Thoreau
Have you ever spoken with someone who is planning to kill you?
Have you ever spoken with the friends, neighbors, or relatives of someone who is planning to kill you?
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Ask those who lived in Nazi Germany how they could let the holocaust happen, and they usually claim that they did not know. The fact is: there is nothing that would have ever caused them to know. If they had toured Auschwitz, and helped load bodies into the crematorium they would STILL not know. Like being told that you have a fatal disease, DENIAL is the usual first response to news that is too horrible to consider. It looks as though there are some people who will still be claiming that there are no concentration camps after they are IN ONE OF THEM.
STILL DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING?
You can go on for ever finding reasons not to believe something that is too horrible to leave you feeling happy BUT ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:
WHY IS THE US Army National Guard HIRING “Internment / Resettlement Specialists“?
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