25 July 2007

scary plus

“If Tyranny and oppession come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy” James Madison–

I just read the executive order-cloaked heavily in the usual *legalese*-but it sounds vague yet inclusive enough to be able to punish just about anyone who disagrees with the POTUS.; that includes donating money to organizations.

check it out yourself. why no news coverage???

July 19, 2007 Bush Outlaws All War Protest In United States

In one of his most chilling moves to date against his own citizens, the American War Leader has issued a sweeping order this week outlawing all forms of protest against the Iraq war. 

President Bush enacted into US law an ‘Executive Order’ on July 17th titled “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq”, http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070717-3.html

and which says: 

”By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)(NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, 

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004.” (excerpt)

Posted by ro on July 24th at 4:36pm in the news


moi said...

RIP Fifth Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

The United States Constitution was created to protect We the People FROM the government. With this executive order, Bush is circumventing the Constitution and everything it stands for and protects us against and is saying, "Trust ME not your country's laws."

Sorry, but that's what tyrants require. Faith in THEM, not in the country's laws, which are immutable regardless of the current administration.

And I don't know about you, but any politician who requires that of me is downright evil and must be deposed immediately.

Doris Rose said...

I completely agree and will be posting to my representatives. Tyranny, hell--damn Dictatorship.

trinity said...

Two of my favourite quotes:
"We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient -- that we are only 6% of the world's population -- that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94% of mankind -- that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity -- and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem."
-- President John F. Kennedy


"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country."
~Theodore Roosevelt

Stay as patriotic as you are for the world's sake!!

moi said...

Trinity: That Roosevelt quote is one of my favorites. Nail. Hit. Head. Why do we forget that?

Doris: I fired off letters to our Congresspeople as well. Canned responses expected all the way around . . . Also hope you don't mind that I copy-catted you. I want to spread the word as much as possible.

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