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It's Now Illegal To Protest Iraq War... Bush Says "Shut The F#@% Up." Congress says 'OK'

Forget Habeas Corpus. Forget free press. Forget Democratic checks and balances. Forget Democrats doing anything. Now you can't protest government policy on Iraq. It's now illegal to protest the Iraq War, due to "national security."
Message to the Congress of the United States Regarding International Emergency Economic Powers Act



White House News


Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq


Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order blocking property of persons determined to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people. I issued this order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004. In these previous Executive Orders, I ordered various measures to address the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by obstacles to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and security in that country, and the development of political, administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq.

My new order takes additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 and expanded in Executive Order 13315 by blocking the property and interests in property of persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people. The order further authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, to designate for blocking those persons determined to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, logistical, or technical support for, or goods or services in support of, such an act or acts of violence or any person designated pursuant to this order, or to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

I delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, the authority to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of my order. I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order I have issued.

GEORGE W. BUSH

The White House,

July 17, 2007.

Here's the whitehouse link: 20.Jul.2007 12:18

Jody Paulson

 http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070717-3.html

Forgive me, I haven't had time to read this whole thing carefully (I don't have my own computer because I believe I've already been rendered a "non-person" through government-sponsered harrassment and COINTELPRO-type campaings:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/09/296845.shtml )
But it would appear to me that what is illegal and entirely unconstitutional is this executive order itself.

Not to mention this thug's entire presidency and his dirty imperialist war.