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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Kali74
Thanks for finding that.
Now my question. Why would the ACLU run such a hysterical piece?
The movie takes place in 1970. The Vietnam War is escalating and United States President Richard Nixon has just decided on a "secret" bombing campaign in Cambodia. Faced with a growing anti-war movement, President Nixon decrees a state of emergency based on the McCarran Internal Security Act of 1950, which authorizes federal authorities, without reference to Congress, to detain persons judged to be a "risk to internal security". Members from the anti-war movement, civil rights movement, feminist movement, conscientious objectors, and Communist party, mostly university students, are arrested and face an emergency tribunal made up of community members.
With state and federal jails at their top capacity, the convicted face the option of spending their full conviction time in federal prison or three days at Punishment Park. There, they will have to traverse 53 miles of the hot California desert in three days, without water or food, while being chased by National Guardsmen and law enforcement officers as part of their field training. If they succeed and reach the American flag at the end of the course, they will be set free. If they fail by getting "arrested", they will serve the remainder of their sentence in federal prison.
Originally posted by Expat888
if they ever did anything that idiotic - with
1. Most americans owning firearms.
2. The violence solves all mentality that most americans have.
It would be ugly very fast over there with an extremely high body count.
The corrupt bastards in dizzy city are many things but suicidal isnt one of them ..
So go back to your fastfood and television you're still safe...for the time being...
Damn glad am far from there and that the americans got thrown out of here back in '75 ...
Ironic is that if something like that ever did pass americans would get a taste of what they're beloved u.s government does to innocent people around the world daily..
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
It sounds like they're getting ready to declare the NWO whether we want it or not.
All I can say is thank you Congress!
By checking the voting roll on this bill the American people can readily see who the traitors are in our Congress.
No more guessing, we'll know who you are and then the people will decide what fate you deserve.
Don't look at me! You brought this on yourselves!
(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.
Originally posted by Rossa
And what is to stop them from comitting the same outrageous things that Hitler Did before WWII.
Yes, the quote below is from Wikipedia, but you get the thought hopefully.
"The Night of the Long Knives represented a triumph for Hitler, and a turning point for the German government. It established Hitler as "the supreme judge of the German people", as he put it in his July 13 speech to the Reichstag. Later, in April 1942, Hitler would formally adopt this title, thus placing himself de jure as well as de facto above the reach of the law. Centuries of jurisprudence proscribing extra-judicial killings were swept aside. Despite some initial efforts by local prosecutors to take legal action against those who carried out the murders, which the regime rapidly quashed, it appeared that no law would constrain Hitler in his use of power. The Night of the Long Knives also sent a clear message to the public that even the most prominent Germans were not immune to arrest or even summary execution should the Nazi regime perceive them as a threat. In this manner, the purge established a pattern of violence that would characterise the Nazi regime: the use of force to establish an empire."
Is this what we are waiting for? I wonder so recent of late I have seen our government do things that would have made our forefathers turn over in thier graves, and now this!
Oh this so has to stop NOW. Before we see a repeat of Hitlers Germany, remember this you will be telling your grandchildren about it someday, if we survive this that is.
My thought is only horror.
Originally posted by Raivan31
WTH indeed!!! you guys really need to rein your government in, they are getting wildly out of control.
How in the hell can the U.S gov pass laws that apply in other countries?!?
I don't want marines kicking my door in and 'arresting' me here in Australia. I'd like to think my fellow Australians would step in and hang them! Infact if they were to do this in most countries it would be an act of War.
Doing it in America is bad enough but to suggest that they intend on doing it anywhere in the world to non-U.S citizens is just the height of arrogance. They should be arrested for even suggesting it!
Does strapping explosives to your chest still sound like a crazy defensive stratedgy?edit on 25-11-2011 by Raivan31 because: (no reason given)