The law you don't hear about

Posted: 10/30/2006 by Floyd in Labels:
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Public Law 109-364 or the "John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007" (H.R.5122) (2) which was signed by the commander and chief on October 17, 2006, in a private oval office ceremony, allows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities in order to "suppress public disorder."
According to this article this was signed the same day the torture bill was signed but apparently did not get that much publicity, I can see why the hail of publicity was cut short on this very important swipe of the pen.
Military cracks down on would be bloggers, after all this time they have to check with commanders before publishing posts, if you are going to hide Iraq from the public eye might as well start with the military and work your way down to us lowly peasants.

The public law 109-364 was passed by Congress on September 29, 2006 with 96% of Republicans in favor of it and 83% of Democrats against it, Arlen Specter warned it would "take our civilization back 900 years," then of course he voted for it.
It is very strange also that the lid has been kept on this thing for so long, and none seems to be in any great concern, but come next month what we need is a good big broom and some bleach and a few Brillo-pads and do some fall cleaning.

2 comments:

  1. Jim says:

    Bush is different than any President in my memory (even Nixon). He keeps coming at you with so many bad policies and subversions of our rights that it's totally impossible to keep up with.

  1. Floyd says:

    You are right Jim on all that is going own with the agenda of the radical right.

    My opinion;
    The radical right has destroyed the true fundamentals of conservatism as we knew it, they have followed the teachings of hard line radicals more than they have true conservatives, taking the nation and the court to a far swing right and anymore they stump speeches that are catered to the extremists, the hatred of persons due to their sexual orientation, or encroaching women's rights to choose what is best for themselves and their ideology, and not what is best for America.