To ensure the false sense of urgency, congress was threatened warned that Martial Law would be declared if this bailout bill doesn’t pass. WTF?
To back this up, the Army announced that, beginning October 1, and for the next 12 months:
the 3rd Infantry Division of the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) has a new mission. For the first time on our soil, an active-duty unit will be assigned to NorthCom (here in the USA), to “coordinate defense support of civil authorities.”
“They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.”
As the Keep It Trill blog described it:
[The YES vote on the Bailout Bill] left me feeling that something terrible had just happened. It was the utter lack of joy in the politicians interviewed afterwards. Their mouths moved that this was a great thing and it will avoid an economic catastrophe, but none of them looked happy about it. They looked guilty as shit.
Terrific. “Shock and Awe” against American citizens.
UPDATE: More on the illegal deployment of US troops against US citizens here: U.S. Troops In Homeland “Crowd Control” Patrols From October 1st
[Section 1385 of the Posse Comitatus Act states, “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”
Under the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Bush on October 17, 2006, the law was changed to state, “The President may employ the armed forces to restore public order in any State of the United States the President determines hinders the execution of laws or deprives people of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.”
However, these changes were repealed in their entirety by HR 4986: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, reverting back to the original state of the Insurrection Act of 1807.]
This is why we have the Second Amendment. It’s all fine and dandy to hate guns or even to hate the NRA (which has been taken over by right wing nut jobs), but the reality is the Second Amendment is the last stop. It’s the only thing that sopped Nixon, when he realized there were 50 million armed regular everyday citizens (not just extremist nut jobs). It’s a weird deal: if you have the Second Amendment, you don’t need it, so it doesn’t seem that important. But if you don’t have it, you need it, but then it’s too late.