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Originally posted by Jinglelord
I would like to believe that throughout the course of the strike no settlement could be reached and the government could simply keep the prisons under military rule. This will not happen of course because I think the reality is as many have pointed out that this is SOP and probably the most logical choice.
I would like to point out though that if I were part of a faction wishing to stage military coup this would be a good place to begin. Key leaders rile the unions to the point that any agreement would take quite a long while to resolve. Do this among many essential public services and keep it up until you have loyal military running the nation's infrastructure. Once you have achieved this you are essentially in control. Not only do you out gun everyone else but you also now run all essential services. The military men would continue to serve out of either a sense of doing the right thing (Helping against the Communist Unions) or out of a legitimate fear that if they didn't their families health and well being would be in jeopardy.
Again probably not going to happen but a great plan!
Originally posted by TheAnuraOne
DD, I more often than not like your threads/replies. They're different just like I am. Seriously though, do you really believe this crap?
SEC. 1076. USE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN MAJOR PUBLIC EMERGENCIES.
(a) Use of the Armed Forces Authorized-
(1) IN GENERAL- Section 333 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
`Sec. 333. Major public emergencies; interference with State and Federal law
`(a) Use of Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies-
(1) The President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to–
`(A) restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that–
`(i) domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order; and
`(ii) such violence results in a condition described in paragraph (2); or
`(B) suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such insurrection, violation, combination, or conspiracy results in a condition described in paragraph (2).
`(2) A condition described in this paragraph is a condition that–
`(A) so hinders the execution of the laws of a State or possession, as applicable, and of the United States within that State or possession, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State or possession are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or
`(B) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.
`(3) In any situation covered by paragraph (1)(B), the State shall be considered to have denied the equal protection of the laws secured by the Constitution.
`(b) Notice to Congress- The President shall notify Congress of the determination to exercise the authority in subsection (a)(1)(A) as soon as practicable after the determination and every 14 days thereafter during the duration of the exercise of that authority.’.
(2) PROCLAMATION TO DISPERSE- Section 334 of such title is amended by inserting `or those obstructing the enforcement of the laws’ after `insurgents’.
Originally posted by stirling
In britain where the peoples rights and fredoms are for the most part already abrogated, their army can and will do the job.