The time has actually come. If the reports of Bush’s new Executive Order to seize the assets of anyone that interferes with his Iraq policy is true, than we are now under attack by our own government. If he implements this policy, than he has declared war on 75% of the US population. If this becomes reality, the State Governors have the option to put the National Guards of their States under State control and refuse to let them be federalized by the Administration to enforce martial law. The President cannot impose his will on a nation that refuses to bend to it. The Governors of the States have the power to use their National Guards to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
For all of the Americans that say the time is right to leave this Country, don’t let the door hit you on the ass when you go. If that’s the way you feel, you can’t do any good here except to “knuckle under”. If someone tries to take my assets for standing against this administration, then they had better come armed. I really don’t have much to take, what I have they could fit inside a small U-Haul and probably would have to sell for scrap, but its mine and it stays with me.
For everyone that thought this war in Iraq was akin to a big international football game, you are now seeing how imperialistic governments work. There were reasons that they talked about civics in High School and College, they were trying to prepare us for a day like today. Apparently many of you skipped that class or were asleep. I know that many of you have been against the War from the beginning like me and I salute you, but this so called Presidential Directive is no reason to make you still. The time to get louder is now. The time for a massive march on Washington is now. The time for a General Strike across America is now. The time for all of the Generals in all the Services, The Army, The Navy, The Air Force and the Marines to refuse to follow orders from an illegitimate government that has overstepped its authority is now.
If Bush puts this Presidential Directive in play it is time for Congress to arrest this administration and demand all of the cabinet members to either take an oath to Congress or step down and if that doesn’t happen, then to follow the administration to jail. Nancy Pelosi will be the De Facto President once Bush puts this Presidential Directive into play. She should then appoint a Vice-President and Congress must, according to established law, bring this administration to a fair and just trial, something that this administration has failed to do for thousands of other people that have been charges under terrorism laws.
This is our only recourse to a Directive such as this. The President has no power to tell the American people what they can and cannot support. If we were in a state of declared war with Iraq, he could conceivably charge those that give aid and comfort to the enemy. We are not in a declared war. Iraq is not our enemy any longer as if they ever were. The President has no legal right to implement such a Presidential Directive. This smacks of dictatorship and is unlawful. People MUST choose what they will do. They must either choose to stand up to dictatorship and tyranny, or give into a dictatorship of the right. It is your choice. It has come to this. Tell your elected officials that they must act, that it is their Constitutional duty to act. Maybe we will all meet each other in some detention camp, or celebrate the demise of a threat to our democracy. Time will tell. It always does.