posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 01:06 AM
The US government, like most others, has always had the ability to invoke emergency powers. We tend to forget this, because it happens so
Our freedom of speech is limited by several laws and case law (judicial decisions). The Aliens and Seditions Acts were enacted in 1798. One of these
acts, the Alien Enemies Act (50 U.S.C. § 21–24), allows the government to round up male citizens, fourteen years and up, of enemy countries and
deport them or put them into confinement. That's been on the books for more than 200 years. Suddenly we're saying "Hey, wait a minute"?
Beyond that, the Federal and other governments have the power to quarantine people if they feel it necessary, and to pretty much take over your life
This is nothing new.