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CONGRESSMAN FORSEES US MARTIAL LAW

Bob Barr believe martial law next
CONGRESSMAN FORSEES US MARTIAL LAW
Monday, December 12, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com

Former Republican Congressman and CIA official Bob Barr says that
there is a danger recent developments describe a trend of America
slipping into a totalitarian society and that the Bush
administration are doing everything in their power to see that this
happens. During a radio interview with host Alex Jones, Barr
outlined where the country is heading. "Basically, as long as you
smile when you demand to see somebody's ID at gunpoint sitting on a
bus I guess it's OK for the government, that's sort of the way they
operate. It can be a totalitarian type regime."
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Republican Congressman Says Totalitarian Regime a Danger
Bob Barr says military dictatorship close
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones | December 11 2005
Former Republican Congressman and CIA official Bob Barr says that
there is a danger recent developments describe a trend of America
slipping into a totalitarian society and that the Bush
administration are doing everything in their power to see that this
happens.
During a radio interview with host Alex Jones, Barr outlined where
the country is heading.
"Basically, as long as you smile when you demand to see somebody's
ID at gunpoint sitting on a bus I guess it's OK for the government,
that's sort of the way they operate. It can be a totalitarian type
regime."
"I think it's a real danger where we have the military becoming
involved in all sorts of domestic matters and we have the government
being able to seize very private personal records on people without
any suspicion that they've done anything wrong. This is a dramatic
turn of events that has accelerated greatly since 9/11."
Barr made comments very similar to those of current Republican
Congressman Ron Paul in stating that natural disasters could be used
by the government as a pretext to abolish posse comitatus.
"If we have the military involved whenever there's a windstorm, rain
or tornado then what we are doing is that we are undermining the
entire basis on what our constitutional representative democratic
form of government was founded."
Barr said that legislation like the Patriot Act and its imminent re-
authorization and expansion were more of a threat to the American
way of life than any terrorist attack.

"Even when the leaders in Washington say we're not going to let the
terrorists change our way of life, they are implementing policies
that do precisely that."
Barr elaborated that the manipulation of fear was a key cornerstone
in the government's coup de 'tat on constitutional liberties.
"They're using people's fear of another terrorist attack to move
forward with various government programs that the government has
wanted to gather and put in place for many many years. They're using
the fear which is now driving public policy in this country which is
very unfortunate and very un-American. Our leaders are shamelessly
playing on that fear to implement and grab power."
Speaking on the topic of the second amendment, Barr said that his
position as a board member on the NRA enabled him to judge the
difference between how the Clinton and Bush administration's
approached the issue. Barr echoed the sentiments of many other
prominent conservatives in expressing his frustration about how the
Bush administration was even more anti-second amendment than the
Clinton office.
"it's my impression to be honest with you, and this is confirmed by
a lot of folks who are involved very heavily in regulatory matters
involving firearms, that it is more difficult dealing with this
administration than it was dealing with the prior administration."
Barr is currently working with the ACLU and others in trying to
prevent the sunset clauses of the Patriot Act from being renewed,
which could happens as early as this week.
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PENTAGON MARTIAL LAW PLANNING?
Monday, December 12, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com

According to a report published Monday by the Washington Post, the
Pentagon has developed its first ever war plans for operations
within the continental United States, in which terrorist attacks
would be used as the justification for imposing martial law on
cities, regions or the entire country. The front-page article cites
sources working at the headquarters of the military's Northern
Command (Northcom), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The plans
themselves are classified, but "officers who drafted the plans" gave
details to Post reporter Bradley Graham, who was recently given a
tour of Northcom headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base. The
article thus appears to be a deliberate leak conducted for the
purpose of accustoming the American population to the prospect of
military rule.



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