If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator. George W. Bush, December 18, 2000 on CNN
Dictatorship? We're there! The USA has been ruled longer under a dictatorship than it has as a democratic republic. Most Americans have been born under the dictatorship. We've only imagined freedom and independence.
In Senate Report 93-549, (1973) we can read:
Since March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency.Some would even say that our first experience of martial law was under Lincoln. He declared a national emergency in 1861 and ran the country with an iron fist. He couldn't manage to pay the banks 25-36% interest to pay for the Civil War, though. He ordered that US bank notes be printed by the government and three weeks later he was dead with a bullet in the brain. He never got a chance to restore the Constitution and end martial law. After his death the 14th Amendment established federal citizenship of all government employees, residents of "federal territory", slaves released from "hostile" territory, and all people of the Confederates States of America. The 14th Amendment was ratified by confederate states while under occupation of federal troops and as a condition of normalization.
In 1871 the USA was incorporated under the District of Columbia Organic Act and in 1913 the vital power to print money was delegated to a private bank called the Federal Reserve. In 1916 the 16th Amendment was passed to provide that bank with a means of controlling the flow of money. Two Supreme Court decisions that year concurred that no change in the Constitution regarding taxation had been accomplished by that amendment, but the groundwork had been set. The IRS collection agency was never established in any acts of Congress and has worked as a quasi-federal agency ever since. Checks remitted are cashed outside the United States. None of it ever gets to the US Treasury.
After creating a short agricultural recession in the early 1920's that forced most non-Federal Reserve Banks to close their doors, money and credit was again restricted to initiate the Wall Street collapse in 1929. The impact of this on Americans was called the Great Depression because it became so devastating through the early 1930's.
Two days after his inauguration in March 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Rosenfeld) proclaimed a national emergency and a Bank Holiday on recommendation of the Federal Reserve. Modifying the language of the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, FDR commanded that all persons turn in their gold in exchange for the government scrip under penalty $10,000 and/or 10 years in prison. Not knowing that "person" referred technically to corporations, everyone relinquished their gold. In the next two years Social Security would be the ruse by which people were identified with their corporate entity, which was a creation of the government to circumvent the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The Secretary of the Treasury became the administrator for the US bankruptcy. This office has had extraordinary powers as the liaison between the bankrupt federal government and the creditors and new owners of the USA Corporation.
Since that time the role of the President has taken on increasingly more power under the principle of "necessity" under the War Powers of the Constitution. In Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution of the United States of America, we find the following words:
"The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion, the public Safety may require it."The Writ of Habeas Corpus guarantees that the government cannot charge us with and hold us for any crime, unless they follow the procedure of due process of law. This means that in times of an "national emergency" we can be arrested for any reason, held indefinitely without charge and without a trial. We can find it nestled into the US Code. At 12 USC Section 95(b), we will find a law which states:
"The actions, regulations, rules, licenses, orders and proclamations heretofore or hereafter taken, promulgated, made or issued by the President of the United States or the Secretary of the Treasury since March the 4th, 1933, pursuant to the amended [12 USCS Sec. 95a], are hereby approved and confirmed. (Mar. 9, 1933, c. 1, Title 1, Sec. 1, 48 Stat, 1.)".That means that everything the President or the Secretary of the Treasury has done since March the 4th of 1933, or anything that they will do in the future, is automatically approved and confirmed. According to the Congressional Record of 1973, the United States has been in a state of national emergency since 1933. 12 USC, Section 95 (b) is current law. We are now under martial law headed by the President and the Secretary of the Treasury and have been for generations.
Now you can understand why President Bush has behaved like a dictator for the past 8 years ... and why Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson has recently taken that role, too. We've permitted the gradual takeover of the government and the corruption of our freedoms. One of my favorite rock groups sang this song:
You can't have something for nothing;
you can't have your freedom for free.