Came across this article that covers Bill H.R. 5122: John Warner National Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 that contains some onerous language:
Section 333, “Major public emergencies; interference
with State and Federal law” states that “the President may employ the
armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to
restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as
a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public
health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in
any State or possession of the United States, the President determines
that domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the
constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of
(“refuse” or “fail” in) maintaining public order, “in order to
suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful
combination, or conspiracy.”
This almost passed by me unnoticed. This is really scary stuff. Let us hope that the midterm elections can help with this situation. Remember to get out there and vote.
I wonder when Mr George W. Bush and his cronies will decide to burn these documents and write their own.
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