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posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 07:26 PM
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...if Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. got destroyed by a big rock from outer space? No more to the Capitol, Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress, and congressional office buildings. Would americans like it if that happened? Why or why not? What would be impacted? Would americans be more free from the government if something like that did happen? Would americans take advantage of it and keep those buildings from being built again?




posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 07:58 PM
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If only it were that easy.

The Feds already have a plan in place to take over in case of a catastrophy. It's called FEMA, also known as the shadow govt.

Their job is to continue govt operations in the event of such a catastrophy. Their primary mission is continuity of govt. That is why they were so inept after hurricane Katrina. Disaster responce is their COVER STORY and not their true mission.

Don't take my word for it, check out these sites;

FEMA.gov
FEMA shadow govt
Shadow Government



Edit to add; FEMA's true purpose it to impose totalitarian measures on the American people in the event of a real of false flag "national emergency" in order to prepare us for integration into the NWO.

The total destruction of the govt in Washington, while it might seem like a good thing, would trigger FEMA to take over the US and darkness would be sure to follow.

[edit on 29-11-2009 by FortAnthem]



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by Tormentations
...if Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. got destroyed by a big rock from outer space? No more to the Capitol, Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress, and congressional office buildings. Would americans like it if that happened? Why or why not? What would be impacted? Would americans be more free from the government if something like that did happen? Would americans take advantage of it and keep those buildings from being built again?



Well if the Iraq war was anything to go by, a tenuous connection between the " big rock" and Iran would be made. Followed no doubt by rumours of clandestine mobile catapult systems in the Persian desert, leading to an inevitable invasion.



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 08:17 PM
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Under your hypothesis, is Congress "in session" or on vacation when the big rock strikes?



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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It could potentially be good...

A large rock would take out Mt Weather too, the radius is quite large, you'd also loose bases in Virginia, it would definitely devastatingly affect wall street.

In the even of a rock, if it actually hit that location, Fema wouldn't function.

Additionally we could expect our troops to be hit in the middle east, we would enter immediate withdrawal, limping not sailing back either

There would be no aid, because a rock that size in Washington would generate Tsunami... our best allies would suffer in Europe North Africa would be damaged as well

Norad will still function most Icbms would stay online, we would face an invasion, But Colorado and California would be our Leadership Center but without the actual manpower they would need to do things like polcie the nation or enforce anything social...

Work out GOOD?

We'd be better off on a level, with So much corporate and Political evil we face out of the way no global presence and many more factors...

sure, we'd be a normal nation again

Not counting the 40 Million dead instantly and the other 30 Million dead from after effects on the east coast like disease and rioting

And of course the complete collapse of the global economy and subsequent world war which would rage across Asia and the Middle east



posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 09:05 PM
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I am all for it. O.K., who has a big freaking magnet we can use?



posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by Tormentations
...if Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. got destroyed by a big rock from outer space? No more to the Capitol, Supreme Court Building, Library of Congress, and congressional office buildings. Would americans like it if that happened? Why or why not?


Since you've run out a series of questions, I've taken the liberty of breaking things into bite-sized chunks in order to make a more coherent reply.

The first thing to keep in mind is that destruction of the 'hard copies" of our founding documents won't change anything about our actual system of government, for better or worse. Just because the original copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights don't exist any more doesn't change the fact that they constitute the foundations of our government. Since the postulated event is limited to Washington DC, there will be plenty of copies of the Constitution, the amendments to same, and archives of Supreme Court decisions. The net loss in this scenario is huge numbers of human lives, and a lot of truly priceless history, with no immediate change in the forms of our government.

Assuming the President died in the event, the succession would be:
Vice President, Speaker of the House, President Pro Tem of the Senate, then the Cabinet secretaries, in the order their departments were founded...State, Treasury, Defense, Attorney General, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health & Human Services, Housing & Urban Development, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans' Affairs, and Homeland Security. Since at least one of those people is away from Washington DC at all times, there will be at least one survivor, and that person will be, by law, the President of the United States, He (or she) will then appoint a Vice President, and select a cabinet. The missing members of Congress (again, it's not uncommon for one or two to be out of town, so there will probably be survivors) will be replaced either by appointment from the governor of the state in question, or by special election...the rules vary from state to state, but are already in place. Once the new President is in place, and the new Congress is able to meet (any office building or auditorium will do), a new Supreme Court can be selected. There would be a major dislocation, but the government should be able to reconstitute itself in good order.

I am curious...why do you think any American would "like" such an event? Killing off a few tens of thousands of people, destroying hundreds of historic buildings, and millions of historic documents and artifacts is never a good thing.



What would be impacted?


In a word? Everything. The stock market can drop a hundred points on a whim. An event like this would almost force a suspension of trading for a few days, just to avoid a panic-driven dumping that would well and truly crater not just the U.S. market, but the international ones as well. The interruption of government services, combined with the ranting and raving of people who would be broadcasting far and wide about the "end of the U.S. Government" would probably trigger at least a few riots, and more than likely, at least one foreign power that doesn't understand how things work here would try something silly, only to discover that the military is very capable of a response outside the Executive Branch in times of emergency.



Would americans be more free from the government if something like that did happen? Would americans take advantage of it and keep those buildings from being built again?


Since 'the government' didn't go anywhere, Americans wouldn't be any more or less free from its influence after a meteor strike than they were before. As for keeping the buildings from being rebuilt, what does that have to do with anything? Do you just not like neo-classical architecture? The government is going to need places to do business, and places to store records....but they could use any building that was large enough for the job. At risk of setting off the "separation of Church and State" crowd, I'll point out that one of the "mega-church" campuses, like Pastor John Hagee's Cornerstone Church, would be perfect for the role...large rooms, good acoustics, adequate parking, and even media facilities for press conferences.



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