Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Posse comitatus derailed

Posse comitatus has been damaged considerably by the 109th Congress by sneaking in a provision for the president to be able to use the military as a police force. To quote the New York Times, “Beyond cases of actual insurrection, the president may now use military troops as a domestic police force in response to a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, terrorist attack or to any “other condition.”

This is another power grab by the Bush administration and giant step forward to total control by the executive branch.

The New York Times
Making Martial Law Easier
Statement Of Sen. Patrick LeahyOn Legislation To Repeal Changes To The Insurrection Act (S. 513)
Ask your senators to support Senator Leahy and S.513.

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