posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 08:17 PM
I believe there is a US code section (maybe somebody can provide the exact citation?) that basically gives the federal government (via FEMA I believe)
the authority to "quarantine" anyone or any reason.
Well that doesn't sound so bad on the surface, but ...
It also gives them the authority to hold those quarantined "incommunicado" - without any access to legal reprsentation or contact with their
It also give the authority to hold people indefinitely - with no limit on the duration.
It doesn't specify what kind of infectious threat would be justified (if any).
This is where fears of the government rounding people up they just don't like on a flimsy excuse come from. They wouldn't have the need for any of
the normal legal "due-process", "probable cause", etc. involved in charging somebody with a crime - just tell say they are being quarantined, and
take them away.
Personally, I don't believe there is any conspiracy going-on to round-up undesirable Americans or forcible population reduction or anything like that
. However I believe that legal loop-hole needs to be plugged! At least if they were required to provide access to an attorney, etc. then there would
be some due-process at least possible.
Of course, this might be based on old information as well. Let's see if anyone can track-down an on-line citation of the law or regulation that I'm
thinking about. Maybe it's been fixed already.
[edit on 2009-8-8 by EnhancedInterrogator]