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Representatives Were Threatened with "Martial Law" if Bailout Bill Did Not Pass

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Congressman Brad Sherman of California's 27th congressional district told the House in a speech on Thurs evening that several fellow Congressional representatives have said they were threatened with the prospect 'Martial Law' should they vote in opposition to the $700 billion bailout.

Congressman Sherman's revelation comes after multiple claims that this threat was being ramped up to aid the now $850 billion bail out through the House this past Friday.
CA Congressman Brad Sherman

According to numerous Congressional testimonies, the stark panic atmosphere which has gripped both Congress and the US media was intentionally created in order to 'fast-track' a financial bailout bill. Several members of Congress were told before Monday's vote that martial law might be instigated in America if the legislation failed.

During his speaking time on Thurs, Congressman Sherman stated explicitly, "Many of us were told in private conversations, that if we didn't pass this bill on Monday, the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points, another couple thousand the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be Martial Law in America if we voted no(to the bail out bill)."

Earlier this week, Congressman Michael C. Burgess from the 26th District of Texas, went public on Monday stating live on Infowars nationwide radio broadcast, that House speaker Nancy Pelosi had declared House Rule 136A, effectively putting the House under "Martial Law" rules, a dictatorial measure only activated during times of national emergency. 

Analysts and Congressmen alike have equated these threats to "fearmongering" and described as a form of "economic terrorism" carried out by powerful banking interests in order to secure the record $850 billion payout to the banks by the American people.

Physical Martial law may be invoked by the President of the United States in case of any deemed "state of emergency". Martial Law has not been put into practice since Lincoln, where several Congressmen were arrested or put under house arrest. In 1878, Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids military involvement in domestic law enforcement without congressional approval. However, both the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and USNORTHCOM has increased its direct involvement with US civilian administration. Additionally, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007, and President Bush's recent PD51 may possibly rescind previous limits by suspending Government as well as other Constitutional guarantees such as habeas corpus.

Viewers can watch his actual testimony from the House floor here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnbNm6hoBXc

Watch Rep. Sherman’s full speech at CSPAN.

To read more commentary by this author on the Federal Reserve System, go to:
http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/The-Banker-s-Trick-Americ-by-Patrick-Henningsen-081003-514.html

 

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Don't ever forget that Bush would love nothing... by mikel weisser on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:23:30 AM
Martial law , the final phase!   Probabl... by Lew Ranger on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:51:14 AM
Don't ever forget that Bush would love nothing... by mikel weisser on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:23:41 AM
...between threatening Martial Law and having it.W... by Mr M on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:29:44 AM
Had they been threatened by Blackwater mercenaries... by Mark E. Smith on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 1:42:49 AM
"Nobody is forcing Congress to vote for anyth... by Munich on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 2:50:44 AM
Munich wrote:I spoke with my House Reps aid in DC ... by Mark E. Smith on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 3:38:33 AM
Let me give you another scenario...A few hundred (... by Charlie L on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:26:32 PM
If people are not marching now, they never will. T... by pft on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 6:13:46 PM
Whatever the case is, the news report above i... by Patrick Henningsen on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 4:00:14 AM
Patrick, that's an assumption.It seems logical... by Kathryn Smith on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 10:31:35 AM
Since 1933, and the instigation of the "Tempo... by Jet Graphics on Thursday, Oct 9, 2008 at 2:45:36 AM
Since 1933, and the instigation of the "Tempo... by Jet Graphics on Thursday, Oct 9, 2008 at 2:45:47 AM
The people will vote to unseat the larger portion ... by Kathryn Smith on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 2:04:53 AM
That, is I agree that we know how to survive throu... by Mark E. Smith on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 3:59:25 AM
... your premise is correct - given the time and n... by Mr M on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 9:19:12 AM
We have ways to survive.While you still can, read ... by Kathryn Smith on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 10:39:22 AM
... again what you say can be done. But may a poin... by Mr M on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 2:46:57 PM
Great comment Mr. M., as always.  Most of us ... by Mrs P on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:06:55 PM
Precisely as predicted by Catherine Austin Fitts (... by Christian de Coninck on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 4:03:24 AM
Grow your own food, and you can sweat it out.... by Patrick Henningsen on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 5:08:44 AM
make it a large garden. A few tomatoes will not su... by Tony Forest on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 6:49:21 AM
Yes there is likelihood of theft, and we can prote... by Kathryn Smith on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 10:48:01 AM
I can barely afford to feed myself in my city apar... by UncleSim on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:58:59 AM
....is very wise. My comment was negative in natur... by Tony Forest on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:46:07 PM
We are supposed to believe that representatives wa... by CasaZaza on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:03:18 AM
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congress appro... by Matoska on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:13:43 AM
Well said. Keep to info coming! P.... by Patrick Henningsen on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 5:02:35 PM
Bush's threat of martial law fits my definitio... by John Shriver on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 6:01:48 PM
Congress consented to his authority to declare Mar... by pft on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 6:31:38 PM
In the interest of accuracy:Did Bush threaten mart... by Mad Jayhawk on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:20:47 PM
These videos will change your mind about the elect... by Mad Jayhawk on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 10:43:23 PM
Were the ones who passed this bailout. No excuses.... by Zena Princess on Saturday, Oct 18, 2008 at 3:34:05 PM
these  2 Cspan videos on a post last night so... by shirley reese on Monday, Oct 6, 2008 at 12:25:00 AM
Could you provide a link to the story in the media... by Mad Jayhawk on Monday, Oct 6, 2008 at 12:57:48 AM
No FREE OUTS for COWARDS!!!!! How could you ever t... by Zena Princess on Saturday, Oct 18, 2008 at 2:27:24 PM
If this whole episode isn't an impeachable off... by Archie on Saturday, Oct 18, 2008 at 6:30:16 PM