Home > Bush: Katrina Failure = gimme more power
He wants Congress to look into whether presidential authority should be expanded in times of catastrophes like Katrina.
Props to SpeakSpeak
Bush wants the power to order the military to arrest people in the US. Currently, the military is barred by the Posse Comitatus Act from arresting people in the US.
Protests can be declared “emergencies” for soldiers to arrest protestors.
Taken in the context of 100,000 dead in Iraq on a war of choice, could those same twisted decision makers allow thousands to suffer and die as an excuse to gain more power? And knowing the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress, you know this is going to happen. In effect we’re looking at the beginning of The Clampdown. In a few weeks? months? Soldiers on US Soil arresting citizens and locking them away indefinitely. Holy shit!
I suggest town hall meetings everywhere, demand airtime on your local
‘public’ radio station- create a Bill of Rights safety zone in your
community- get your local cops (who are hopefully good people) on your
We don’t need soliders arresting American citizens- ever!
We don’t need to lock away American citizens without a trial.
argue that good cops wouldn’t take out dissenters. This is not like the
Nazis rounding up people and locking them up in camps...... Yet.
getting very close to that. Local cops won’t burst into someone’s home
with a gun, but *some* troops will. Could closed military bases be turned into detainment camps? Just last week on the Floor of the House, Cynthia Mckinney said that in 1987 there was a government plan in case of a black uprising:
martial law, detainment camps, using the military against American
Please send this to all of your Republican aquaintences. Do they buy this bit about the Katrina failure
leading to using the military against our own citizens? What about
locking away citizens without a trial- why does that make us safer?