We are only 60 plus days into the faux president’s term and I am wondering how much more can this country take. He is even worse than I anticipated . . . a mix of Carter’s incompetence with a dash of Bush’s arrogance! God, help us!
Worse still, those of us who warned Obama could never be trusted to defend the Constitution, those of us who warned Obama cares not a whit about anyone but himself, are not surprised by the mysterious appearance of “22 military police and an Army officer into the tiny Alabama town of Samson last week ” as reported by USA Today on March 18th. “No one” seems to know who authorized this incursion.
Another in a series of unexplained mysteries, like how Supreme Court Justice Scalia and Roberts appear to be unaware of the law suits brought before the Court. These “mysteries” are so believable, right? The U.S. Army would like to know who sent the military police into Samson. Here’s what I’d like to know. How can any Army spokesperson ask that question with a straight face!
The Associated Press reports that an Army spokesman says the military has launched an inquiry to find out what happened, why the troops were sent from nearby Fort Rucker, what they did while there and whether any federal laws were broken. Hmm, were any federal laws broken like the Posse Comitatus Act, perhaps?
The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction, with the intention (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) of substantially limiting the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (today the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States.
The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Coast Guard is exempt from the Act.
I wrote the following on November 2, 2008.
Anyone remember Biden’s warning that in 6 months there would be a crisis facing the country and many people would not support Obama’s actions even though the new Administration felt they were right? What’s to prevent a faux President Obama from declaring martial law? Thanks to Bush 43’s signing NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51, a faux President Obama could do this at will, in the name of national security!
In another barely reported story, powerful generals from the most powerful nations in the world recently held a meeting in tiny town in upstate New York. The Army has also stationed an infantry unit inside the United States. It is the first time a dedicated unit has been given an assignment as a response force for “crowd control” and other sorts of internal tasks.
Above all, let us not forget about Blackwater. Candidate Obama was unwilling to say he would suspend their operation in Iraq (and elsewhere) if elected President. This is one of the few times that our faux President has kept his word. Blackwater is still on the government payroll, as it were.
And if you are still not convinced that the use of Blackwater Worldwide by President Obama is far fetched, listen to this October 2007 Bill Moyers interview with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, YOU HAVE BEEN DULY WARNED!