Saturday 24 May 2003

Sedition & Treason in the US Imperial State

by Al Martin

The most important story last week was -- The Department of Homeland Security Pursues Seditious Democrats. The 50+ “Fugitive Democrats” were the Texas state legislators who were hiding out at the Holiday Inn in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Governor Rick Perry of Texas, an Arch Bushonian Cabalist, in fact, issued arrest warrants for them under the seditious utterance and publication acts, insofar as they were obstructing the will of the State (not the state of Texas, but the Nation State. Note the capital S.) And what’s behind this fracas? It’s a redistricting bill that’s being sponsored and pushed by Congressman Tom Delay. The Democrats are asking, and rightfully so, why is the US Congressman from Texas involved in an issue which should be a state issue? This should be decided by the Texas state legislature, not by a United States Congressman – and furthermore not by an Arch-Right-Wing Nut like Delay.

If the redistricting bill is passed, it will eliminate between 5 and 7 Democratic seats in the State of Texas. Delay stated in an interview that the Democratic Texas delegation has consistently stood against the Leader. Those are his words. He means George Bush Junior. He looks at it as his God-given mission to eliminate the Democratic Party from Texas and in so doing make Texas the first Sedition-Free State in the union.

Although the media is trying to put a humorous spin on it, there is a more serious (and sinister) side to the situation. The Texas Republicans, particularly the Speaker of the House Tom Craddick, as well as Texas Governor Perry and Congressman Delay are using this incident to do what they say they intend to do – to eliminate the Democratic Party in the state of Texas.

They’ve even made playing cards with the Texas Democrats on them, implying that they are terrorists like the DoD playing cards with the Wanted Iraqis.

There was evidently a letter sent out by the Republican Committee caucus of the Texas state legislature urging loyal Texas Republicans to start taking down the names of their Democratic neighbors, whom they feel may be harboring seditious views.

And the 9-11 Presidential Commission Investigative Report has still not been released, although Democrats in Congress have tried to force its release. The report has long since been done. This is the report by the 911 Investigative Committee chaired by Henry Kissinger who resigned because he refused to disclose his Middle Eastern clients, particularly his Saudi clients. After Kissinger’s resignation, the committee was chaired by Paul Bremer, who is currently the defacto Overseer of US Occupied Iraq. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said he doesn’t care how much pressure there is; the report will not be released until all information that would embarrass the Saudi government has been removed. But the Democrats are beginning to push the concept of backing away from Saudi Arabia, a concept that scares the Bush Regime because of their deep financial interests there. They don’t care about strategic oil or political ties. It all comes down to money – the Bushonian Cabal’s personal financial interests in Saudi Arabia, including the personal interests of the Bush and Cheney Families.

But as I’ve said on radio shows before, these Democrats who are holed up in the Holiday Inn SHOULD have been arrested. Why? Because they were in clear violation of the relevant statutes of the sedition act as now revised and expanded, thanks to the USA Patriot Act.

To put this in some context, the president now has the absolute authority, under the expansion of the War Powers Act of 1947 therein contained in the USA Patriot Act. This expansion of these powers means, in this case, that once the president declares a State of National Emergency, which he did on September 14, 2001, three days after the 9-11 incident, that effectively authorizes the president to do a variety of things—postpone elections, cancel elections, impose a state of martial law, order the arrest of any legislative or judicial members of government, etc. Those powers had always existed. However the president couldn’t act without the consent of Congress. He couldn’t assume these imperial powers without a super-majority vote in Congress and without a majority opinion from the Supreme Court.

The USA Patriot Act, however, sidelines the legislative and judicial branches from their oversight role – legislative oversight or judicial review after the President declared a state of National Emergency. It gives the president the power to act by edict.

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