Wednesday, September 24, 2008

End of Posse Comitatus

With the signing into law of the 2006 John Warner Defense Authorization Act, the century old Posse Comitatus vanished overnight, leaving Americans no longer secure in their homes and on the streets of their cities. Now, federal soldiers can patrol American neighborhoods and essentially control the movement of people in their hometowns simply by arbitrary orders given from above.

The Insurrection Act of 1807 strongly limits the Executive Branch. Its enumerations limit the President from sending in federal troops to restore order in event of lawlessness, insurrection, or rebellion. Now, the President is held to no bounds. His power is ever increasing and with it, the loss of the republic lays at stake.

It is time to forget phony debates about race and vacation homes, celebrities and celebrity preachers. The Executive is continually getting stronger and in no way does restraint appear on the horizon.

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