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These are just a small sample of the large number of articles, statements, studies, and tests by our political leaders, experts, think tanks, etc. of late on the increasing pace of Martial Law preparations.

http://www.lincolntribune.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=10508

Obama & Pentagon Shred Constitution
Date 2008/12/22 16:42:00 | Topic: Opinion



Guest Editorial

By C. Jackson Nantz, III, J.D.

Well, it's already starting: Mr. Obama, and senior brass at the Pentagon, have decided to totally contradict nearly a century and a half of establish federal law and tradition -- the very essence of the Constitution -- by instituting one of the policies that we fought a revolution over: the active deployment of US military troops within our very own borders.

Editor’s Note, see following link:”http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/30/AR2008113002217_pf.html”3
For nearly 150 years our forefathers recognized the dangers of deploying active duty troops within our own borders. This fear - and understanding - was formed into law in the Posse Comitatus act, which banned this type of deployment. It is very easy to pass such developments off through the justification of "protecting the homeland," and "limited supporting roles," etc. In fact, it is more like Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon. For centuries under the Republic, Roman generals were banned under penalty of high treason from bringing their legions into Italy. The ancients knew the dangers of encamping troops inside their cities, because they had lived under the tyranny of kings and generals. It is from that tyranny that they made revolution and established the society on which our own was formed.

History, as tends to happens, may just be repeating itself.

It is these slow, bit by bit changes and transgressions against our liberty that can lead, ultimately, to the institution of true fascism and totalitarianism. Liberty rarely dies to the sounds of thundering rifles, but rather to the roaring applause of approval. Liberty is to be gained by inches, Thomas Jefferson once wrote, and just as easily can liberty be taken away.

I'm afraid that this is very likely just a taste of what's to come. First, you will lose your abilities to defend your rights through devices such as the Assault Weapons Ban and other restrictions of your Second Amendment rights. Next your ability to vocally protest will be stripped away via legislation such as the Fairness Doctrine. Eventually, the Fourth (search and seizure), Sixth (right to counsel, speedy public trials), and Eighth (excessive bail and punishments) will be so eroded that the Bill of Rights, once an explicit protection against the transgressions of government, will be reduced to a bunch of old, pretty words. John Adams said, "a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

Mr. Obama has an openly stated belief that he disagrees, fundamentally, with our Constitution, with the very foundations of the philosophy behind it. He does not believe that government exists merely to protect the rights that man is endowed by God with, but rather that your rights are given by the government; not that the rights of the government is derived from the consent of the governed, but that the rights of man are derived from the government. (This is a summation of a 2001 interview). Can we really trust a man, despite all of his nefarious associations, to take an oath to defend a document that he fundamentally disagrees with?

And all of this starts with the deployment of American troops in our own cities - as if New York were Baghdad, or if Atlanta were Kabul. I certainly hope that I am overstating all of this - let us hope that I am.

Has the die just been cast?

C. Jackson (Trey) Nantz III, J.D. lives in Charleston, South Carolina and is originally from Lincolnton.

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http://www.nypost.com/seven/12232008/bu ... 145522.htm


US ARMY READY IF THE DOWNTURN GETS OUT OF HAND


By JOHN CRUDELE

December 23, 2008 --

ARE you afraid that the eco nomic downturn could get out of hand? I mean, really out of hand?

Well, don't worry.

The US Army War College is on the case - ready to handle "unforeseen economic collapse" and the "rapid dissolution of public order in all or significant parts of the US."

And you thought we were just dealing with a recession!

In a report published Nov. 4 - just in time for the holiday season - the War College's Strategic Studies Institute posited a number of shocks that the country should be prepared for, including unrest caused by the economy's failure.

The report has a snappy title, "Known Unknowns: Unconventional 'Strategic Shocks' in Defense Strategy Development," and was written by Nathan Freier, a visiting professor at the college. The foreword was written by Col. John A. Kardos, director of the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.

Freier lists a number of possible things we should worry about - because we probably don't have enough of our own - including run-of-the-mill terrorism and the fact that China and Russia could align against us politically and economically.

"Some of the most plausible defense-relevant strategic shocks remain low-probability events," Freier soft-pedals before going on to scare the hell out of us.

The War College says "widespread civil violence inside the US would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security."

Among things Freier wants us to worry about are "deliberate employment of weapons of mass destruction. . . unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency and catastrophic natural and human disasters."

Oh, and by the way, have a Merry Christmas!

*

I have a confession to make: I am a member of the United Auto Workers union.

It's not a "confession" in the sense that there is anything wrong with it.

Here's how my membership happened.

I teach a course at New York University. And a couple of years ago, the United Auto Workers unionized the university's adjunct professors, or teachers who are happy to be underpaid because we earn a living elsewhere.

The union apparently thought untenured teachers were a better bet than people who make cars. And, guess what, it was right.

Anyhow, after being threatened by the union with dismissal from NYU if I didn't join, I reluctantly began paying dues. And I completely forgot about it until the matter came up at a Christmas party at the university last week.

So, you are probably wondering if I think my brother union members should give concessions to keep GM, Ford and Chrysler alive.

I'll have to get back to you on that after I check with headquarters.

*

So, you are losing sleep because of the financial markets.

Maybe it's because of your mattress.

A research firm in Cleveland says the economy and financial stress are affecting sales of bedding.

Longbow Research reports that 87 percent of retail ers it surveyed said mattress sales are declining.

Longbow says that the sales decline worsened in Octo ber and November.

Maybe people are afraid to change mat tresses because that's where all their money is hidden.

[email protected]



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http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2008/12 ... conom.html


Biden: U.S. Economy in Danger of 'Absolutely Tanking'

:lightning:

Biden: U.S. Economy in Danger of 'Absolutely Tanking'

December 19, 2008 3:42 PM

Abcjoebidencu Vice President-Elect Joe Biden said the U.S. economy is in danger of "absolutely tanking" and will need a second stimulus package in the $600-billion to $700-billion range.

"The economy is in much worse shape than we thought it was in," Biden told me during an exclusive interview -- his first since becoming vice president-elect-- to air this Sunday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

"There is no short run other than keeping the economy from absolutely tanking. That's the only short run," Biden told me.

Biden said he has canvassed Republican and Democratic members of Congress about a second "big" and "bold" stimulus package . He said the Obama team is focused on creating jobs and spending on energy and information technology infrastructure.

"Every single person I've spoken to agrees with every major economist. There is going to be real significant investment, whether it's $600 billion or more, or $700 billion, the clear notion is, it's a number no one thought about a year ago," he said.

The future vice president said the struggling economy will be the number one priority for the Obama Administration next year.

"The single most important thing we have to do as a new administration, to have -- to be able to have impact on all of the other things we want to do, from foreign policy to domestic policy, is we've got to begin to stem this bleeding here and begin to stop the loss of jobs in the creation of jobs," he said.

In a wide-ranging interview to air on Sunday, Biden gave his most extensive explanation yet on his role in the transition, and what specifically Obama wants him to do after the inauguration.

We also discussed:

- conversations he had with Sen. Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton about the State Department position;

-the future of Guantanamo Bay;

-the possible prosecution of high-ranking Bush Administration officials for their role in the prison abuse scandal;

and what he really thinks of his predecessor, Vice President **** Cheney.

He also has some news on the dog front ... more to come.

--George Stephanopoulos

http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2008...us-econom.html

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So much talk about how despirate the economic situation is by government leaders and economic experts, its like they are conditioning the people for a big crash.



Economic views.


World faces "total" financial meltdown: Bank of Spain chief

The governor of the Bank of Spain on Sunday issued a bleak assessment of the economic crisis, warning that the world faced a "total" financial meltdown unseen since the Great Depression.

"The lack of confidence is total," Miguel Angel Fernandez Ordonez said in an interview with Spain's El Pais daily.

"The inter-bank (lending) market is not functioning and this is generating vicious cycles: consumers are not consuming, businessmen are not taking on workers, investors are not investing and the banks are not lending.

"There is an almost total paralysis from which no-one is escaping," he said, adding that any recovery -- pencilled in by optimists for the end of 2009 and the start of 2010 -- could be delayed if confidence is not restored.

Ordonez recognised that falling oil prices and lower taxes could kick-start a faster-than-anticipated recovery, but warned that a deepening cycle of falling consumer demand, rising unemployment and an ongoing lending squeeze could not be ruled out.

"This is the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression" of 1929, he added.

Ordonez said the European Central Bank, of which he is a governing council member, would cut interest rates in January if inflation expectations went much below two percent.

"If, among other variables, we observe that inflation expectations go much below two percent, it's logical that we will lower rates."

Regarding the dire situation in the United States, Ordonez said he backed the decision by the US Federal Reserve to cut interest rates almost to zero in the face of profound deflation fears.

Central banks are seeking to jumpstart movements on crucial interbank money markets that froze after the US market for high-risk, or subprime mortgages collapsed in mid 2007, and locked tighter after the US investment bank Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in mid September.

Interbank markets are a key link in the chain which provides credit to businesses and households.
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id ... _article=1


As I have noted many times before, Uncle is very seriously preparing for what is now viewed as a very likely to occure societal breakdown in the near future.
 
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