posted on Jan, 19 2003 @ 10:05 AM
This is taken from a paper written by a man named Doug Fiedor in 1998. The entire paper is well worth being read by all Americans. After reading it,
go back to sleep.
Quite obviously, the War and Emergency Powers Acts have corrupted our Constitutional form of government.
The United States Senate started looking into this extra-Constitutional emergency war powers situation once, back in 1973. They published some very
surprising findings. One interesting section of the Senate Report\'s introduction relates part of the cold hard truth:
\"A majority of the people of the United States have lived all their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, freedoms and governmental procedures
guaranteed by the Constitution have, in varying degrees, been abridged by laws brought into force by states of national emergency.\"
But there\'s more. Unfortunately, a lot more. Another part of the findings of the Senate concerning the emergency powers available to the president
upon his decree is also very informative. This is also related in Senate Report 93-549 of 1973:
\"This vast range of powers, taken together, confer enough authority to rule the country without reference to normal constitutional processes.
Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities;
assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communications; regulate the operation of private
enterprises; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens.\"