Part 1: Law for Tyrants
Even Adolph Hitler needed the imprimatur of law to carry out the Nazi agenda, and the similarities of Hitler's Enabling Act of 1933 to the laws and decrees that are being passed in today's America are almost identical. To see what I mean, let's get a little background on the Nazi's Enabling Act of 1933:
"The Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz in German) was passed by Germany's parliament (the Reichstag) on March 23, 1933 and signed by President Paul von Hindenburg the same day. It was the second major step after the Reichstag Fire Decree through which the democratically-elected Nazis obtained dictatorial powers using largely legal means. The Act enabled Chancellor Adolf Hitler and his cabinet to enact laws without the participation of the Reichstag...
"Under the existing Weimar constitution, under Article 48, the President could rule by decree in times of emergency. The unprecedented element of the Enabling Act was that the Chancellor Hitler) himself possessed these powers. The Enabling Act was only supposed to be used in times of extreme emergency..."
Hmmmm, now let's look at what just recently passed here in the USA and compare:
On May 9th of 2007, the Bush administration signed National Security Presidential Directive 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20, which gives the White House responsibility for all aspects of coordinating, implementing and exercising contingency plans for a surprise, "decapitating" attack on the federal government.
According to the Washington post:
"As a result of the asymmetric threat environment, adequate warning of potential emergencies that could pose a significant risk to the homeland might not be available, and therefore all continuity planning shall be based on the assumption that no such warning will be received," states the 72-paragraph order...
"The new directive gives the job of coordinating policy to the president's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism -- Frances Fragos Townsend, who will assume the title of national continuity coordinator -- in consultation with Bush's national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, with the support of the White House's Homeland Security Council staff. Townsend is to produce an implementation plan within 90 days. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will continue to coordinate operations and activities, the directive said."
For a listing of the provisions in HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE 51/HSPD-20 go here:
Here we can see obvious similarities as both of these decrees giving unlimited power to the executive branch for the Continuity of Government (CoG) in the event of a national emergency. So, the same administration who brought us 9/11, Katrina, and the disastrous Iraq War is now going to run the country in the case of a nuclear attack or some other emergency? If that doesn't put fear and trepidation in your heart, I don't know what will.
(for the rest of the story see link)