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When Bush Declared A National Emergency, NSPD-51 Gave Him Dictator Power. Freedom May Be An Illusion

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Because of a recent death in the family and prolonged illness, somehow I missed it when on the 26th of June, 2008, George W. Bush signed an Executive Order stating that the United States is in a State of National Emergency… Some may not grasp the significance of this event, however, as I and many others understand NSPD-51, declaring a National Emergency places this directive in place, and as outlined in Freedom Is Not Free – And Americans Are Poised To Lose Everything, Part 1, I quoted how this directive gives President Bush the full powers of a dictator. (This Op-Ed is effectively Part II of that article.)This is an excerpt and is only one (1) of the many references and substantiation for the above article:

NSPD-51 and the Potential for a Coup d’Etat by National Emergency

By William H. White

October 30, 2007

Can you think of anyone better than George W. Bush with whom to entrust the dictatorial powers hinted at in NSPD-51? Or perhaps you are unwilling to trust anyone with such powers, even Bush. That is not a option in NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE 51 (NSPD-51), signed by Bush and released without comment by the White House on May 9, 2007. To quote from NSPD-51: “This policy establishes ‘National Essential Functions,’ prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency.” What one would expect, but for some additional details.

Under NSPD-51, only limited ‘National Essential Functions’ of government will continue, which may or may not include Congress and the courts. NSPD-51 assures us: “Enduring Constitutional Government means a cooperative effort among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, coordinated by the President, as a matter of comity with respect to the legislative and judicial branches…” This “matter of comity,” which usually refers to the informal and voluntary recognition of jurisdiction among courts, is a troublesomely ambiguous phrase in this context wherein the president determines this as he “coordinates.”

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Unfortunately, NSPD-51 provides limited “guidance” to state and local governments, because it revoked the then existing Presidential Decision Directive 67 of October 21, 1998 (”Enduring Constitutional Government and Continuity of Government Operations”), including “all Annexes thereto.” And replaced them with NSPD-51, along with: “Annex A and the classified Continuity Annexes, attached hereto.” But then the rabbit disappears as NSPD-51 soldiers on: “This directive and the information contained herein shall be protected from unauthorized disclosure, provided that, except for Annex A, the Annexes attached to this directive are classified and shall be accorded appropriate handling, consistent with applicable Executive Orders.” In other words, all the details are secret and even the non secret “Annex A” remains undisclosed by the White House. MUCH MORE

If you don’t read another word of this editorial, above all, please follow the above link and read the article in its entirety, as it is the foremost threat to our way of life and the very essence of freedom as we know it in the United States! Also, it vividly offers an extremely valid assumption/speculation/hypothesis on why Congress may be actually afraid to instigate actual impeachment proceeding’s against President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney. In fact, there is one more paragraph which must be reproduced to urge anyone reading this article to keep reading to understand the extreme jeopardy this unholy directive places our entire society in jeopardy - and could end freedom as we know it and allow President Bush to become nothing less than a dictator with the sole power to rule our country with the iron fist of tyranny - effectively destroying our democracy, probably irreparably, and for that reason, this is a must-read paragraph:

This almost entirely secret directive can be invoked when the president decides “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions” occurred. Bush alone will decide when he must assume this burden, though surely only upon prayerful contemplation during the time saved not having to consult Congress. In addition, because of a change to the Insurrection Act of 1807, enacted as part of the 439-page 2007 Defense Authorization Bill signed into law in October 2006, Bush need no longer obtain a governor’s consent to take control of a state’s national guard units. This same bill overturns the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which limited the use of US military forces within the United States for law enforcement. In addition, Bush issued an executive order on July 17, 2007 authorizing the government to seize the assets of anyone “undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq” under provisions of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Could this include critics of the Iraq war, whom Bush has repeatedly accused of undermining the war effort? LINK

It discusses ENDGAME, which I now believe we are in the final approach to a program that virtually threatens the health, safety, and most importantly, the freedom of millions of Americans that have disagreed with this President. Please read:

Now We Know Why There’s A Press Blackout On S 1959 - It’s Called “ENDGAME” By DHS - Updated 7/20/08

If you follow all of the above links and read the articles in their entirety, all of which are well substantiated, you will clearly see the eminent danger that our constitution, Bill of Rights, and the rule of law is in - not to mention the freedom of so many innocent Americans. It is unconscionable to believe that millions of patriotic Americans could face imprisonment in a FEMA Internment Camp only because they stood up for the constitution and exercised their constitutional right of free speech. If you Google the RNC Convention, you can vividly see for yourself how the Police, under orders from the FBI and Secret Service, worked to stifle legal protests and actually arrested people who were attending a non-violent concert in support of liberty and freedom. In Bush’s twisted world of fascism, standing up for the constitution and the rule of law now appears to be a crime - and somehow, patriots are now equated with terrorism, an insult to those of us that believe in this country that our forefathers fought and died to create and preserve for generations to come.

Further, if you examine NSPD-51, my reading of that Executive order gives Bush some, but not all, of the powers that are listed below: (The declaration of Martial Law is little more than a technicality once the President has declared a National Emergency - which would effectively grant him unfettered power over ALL aspects of our lives that are contained in recent revisions to the martial law doctrine.)

Bush can, without probable cause or even review by Habeas Corpus, begin interring those that he believes are a risk to National Security (Sic).

Bush can legally suspend the 2008 Presidential elections.

Bush can seize any manner of public or private property, including but not limited to food, housing, public utilities, and all of the airways in the United States.

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WILLIAM I HAVE SEE THIS COMING ALSO, BUT MY WRITIN... by rich racer on Thursday, Sep 25, 2008 at 5:18:26 PM
if he tries to impose martial law, he risks everyt... by Mark Adams on Friday, Sep 26, 2008 at 6:31:04 PM