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Originally posted by rick1
reply to post by Chevalerous
I knew exactly what you were talking about. All those intl. treaties are illegal because they supercede our constitution.
All those intl. treaties are illegal because they supercede our constitution
Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:
"Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11.. Members of Congress are
official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt
entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth
hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a
coroner's report that will lead to our demise.
It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has
been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1,
Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and
insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress m session June 5, 1933 - Joint
Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause
dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official
capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and
Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal
Government exists today in name only.
America – Under A Permanent State Of National Emergency Since 1933
The fact is, American’s have been living under a permanent state of emergency since 1933 and the Roosevelt administration. Actually, many states of emergencies.
Every President since Roosevelt has used these proclamations for the sole purpose of maintaining and extending their own unconstitutional, Caesar-like powers, and those Executive powers continue to increase. In fact, since 1976, every President has either proclaimed new, or reaffirmed an existing state of national emergency.
Yes, we are still in a state of emergency.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby declare that the national emergency has existed since September 11, 2001 . . . ."
That declared state of emergency has continued in full force and effect from 9/11 [throughout the Bush administration] to the present.
On September 10 2009, President Obama continued the state of emergency:
In 1973, the Senate created a Special Committee on the Termination of the National Emergency (subsequently redesignated the Special Committee on National Emergencies and Delegated Emergency Powers) to investigate the matter and to propose reforms. Ascertaining the continued existence of four presidential declarations of national emergency, the Special Committee (U.S. Senate 1973, p. iii) reported:
"These proclamations give force to 470 provisions of Federal law. . . . taken together, [they] 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 enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens."
(Most or all of the emergency powers referred to by the above-quoted 1973 Senate report were revoked in the late 1970's by 50 U.S.C. Section 1601. However, presidents have made numerous declarations of emergency since then, and the declarations made by President Bush in September 2001 are still in effect).
It is also clear that the White House has kept substantial information concerning its presidential proclamations and directives hidden from Congress. For example, according to Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy:
"Of the 54 National Security Presidential Directives issued by the [George W.] Bush Administration to date, the titles of only about half have been publicly identified. There is descriptive material or actual text in the public domain for only about a third. In other words, there are dozens of undisclosed Presidential directives that define U.S. national security policy and task government agencies, but whose substance is unknown either to the public or, as a rule, to Congress."
The United States is formally in an ongoing (and effectively permanent) limited state of emergency declared by several Presidents for several reasons.
Our rights were not given to us by this or any other govt. and therefore cannot be taken away by any govt. The constitution grants the bulk of power to the states and people and is still in effect. The fact that people allow themselves to be duped and not use that power does not negate that fact. I realize sometimes I look at things differently and people seem to think that I'm simply argumentative. That's not it. I want to wake people up like many people here do. This govt. has not taken any freedoms from me and there is nothing they can do to take my freedom. I am in my fifties and it took until a couple of years ago to really understand what Patrick Henry meant when he said"Give me liberty or give me death". The govt. can round me up shackle me stick me in a voting booth with a gun to my head and say pull the lever for Obama. When I say no I still die a free man.
Originally posted by crmanager
This rabidly insane "Blame America" bashing that happens on ATS and specifically on this post is beyond the pale.
Bad things happened in this war as in EVERY war. The rapists were punished and are serving time (remember the movie 'Redacted?") Puppy guy is in jail. You seemed to have forgetten to mention that.
It amazes me how many people see America as the font of all evil in the world.
Let's throw out an idea you bizzare dog lovers...I am will to bet that ALL of you on this site are pro-abortion. Consider the murder a REALLY late term abortion. That should relax you.
You are allowed to be anti war. The soldiers give you the ability to be anti-war. Anti war activists in China/russia/Iran...are imprisoned.
Originally posted by stephinrazin
Powerful. One of the strongest videos I have seen. The internet is the only hope left for truth, and the justice that necceitates the spreading of truth.
Originally posted by The time lord
I just randomly found this video when trying to find an example of US torture or bulling in their own recruitments but found this about Pakistan.
It tells me that no army is innocent but maybe some feel they have the religious right without guilt to act in certain ways.
I watched this and i was in disbelieve that anywhere in the world this would be considered ok by any means. I really wish i was able to understand what they were saying i think it would make a lot more sense even though it DOES NOT justify what was done. Thanks for the post this video was new to me. i do not completely understand how to use the "quote" so im sorry for this but the two short lines above is what im quoting and the video is on time lords post. once again sorry.
[edit on 9-3-2010 by Agnostic_Alien]