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By Reverend Rich Lang, Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church, Seattle  Posted by abacus (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink

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This administration is building, plank by plank, the framework for military dictator-ship.

Already in place is a global governing philosophy that uses the military as muscle for invading other nations for the purpose of social engineering and massive Corporate profits.

The Defense Authorization Act of 2006 empowers the President to impose martial law in the event of a terrorist incident.

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2007 permits the President to command National Guard troops without the consent of state governors.

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The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive gives the President dictatorial powers in the event of a “catastrophic incident.”

The Military Commissions Act suspends the right of habeas corpus.

This short list doesn’t include wide-spread wire-tapping of citizens, construction of concentration camps, Black-shirt private armies, an ever-expanding military budget, increased government secrecy, non co-operation with Congress, and the inevitable bankrupting of domestic budgets.

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And now, the latest grab for power has the Executive announcing that “our property” can be seized for dissent against the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq

 

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