Today, on the internet, I read Tim’s question:
“Is America in a official state of emergency right now?
Somebody told me we where is this true”
Good question Tim.
Before determining that answer one must know whether it is possible for such a “official state of emergency” to exist without it being on the front pages and headlines of the corporate-government controlled media. In other words can a state of emergency be hidden from the majority of the public?
Short answer, YES.
Here is why The USA is “officially” and statutorily in a de facto state of emergency, even though the media is not trumpeting this fact and most of the public are unaware of this.
Evidence and elements needed:
Martial law, Military (and/or militarized police) involving the suspension of ordinary (Constitutional) law.
Continuity Of Government (C.O.G.): shadow government
Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, poet, writer, and researcher, talks about the Shadow Government who really controls the White House.
His books include The War Conspiracy (1972),
The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond (in collaboration, 1976),
Crime and Cover-Up: The CIA, the Mafia, and the Dallas-Watergate Connection (1977),
The Iran-Contra Connection (in collaboration, 1987),
Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (in collaboration, 1991, 1998),
Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993, 1996),
Deep Politics Two (1994, 1995, 2006),
Drugs Oil and War (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, March 2003), The Road to 9/11 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), and The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (Ipswich, MA: Mary Ferrell Foundation Press, 2008).
America’s Shadow Government: Part Two
C.O.G. secret shadow government
Tanks, armored vehicles, and heavy artillery have been documented being given to police departments via the federal agencies.
NOTE: after 911 many reports of Martial Law, State of Emergency and the suspension of the Constitution where written and video taped here only one among hundred, if not thousands.
The ACLU Org reported –“Senators Demand the Military Lock Up of American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window” http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being
Quote Senator Lindsey Graham: “1031, the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the homeland.”
Lindsey speaks again:
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA 2012) After threatening to veto the NDAA 2012 Pres. Obama signed the Bill into law on New Year’s Eve!
Armored police vehicles:
Corporate Media Exposed reported –
with accompanied armored military on city streets video
Business Insider reported – Tampa Police Roll Out A TANK To Deal With A Few Dozen Protesters
CharlesB posted this report and these photos in Athens talks –
This video just posted today!
* According to some who interpret historical legislative statutes and presidential signings:
“Since March the 9th, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency. Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may:
seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and… control the lives of all American citizens”
This situation has continued absolutely uninterrupted since March 9, 1933. We have been in a state of declared national emergency for nearly 80 years without knowing it.
According to current laws, as found in 12 USC, Section 95(b), everything the President or the Secretary of the Treasury has done since March 4, 1933 is automatically approved:
“The actions, regulations, rules, licenses, orders and proclamations heretofore or hereafter taken, promulgated, made, or issued by the President of the United States or the Secretary of the Treasury since March the 4th, 1933, pursuant to the authority conferred by Subsection (b) of Section 5 of the Act of October 6th, 1917, as amended [12 USCS Sec. 95a], are hereby approved and confirmed. (Mar. 9, 1933, c. 1,Title 1, Sec. 1, 48 Stat. 1]”.
On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as President. On March 9, 1933, Congress approved, in a special session, his Proclamation 2038 that became known as the Act of March 9, 1933:
“Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress hereby declares that a serious national emergency exists and that it is imperatively necessary speedily to put into effect remedies of uniform national application”.
This is an example of the Rule of Necessity, a rule of law where necessity knows no law. This rule was invoked to remove the authority of the Constitution.
Chapter 1, Title 1, Section 48, Statute 1 of this Act of March 9, 1933 is the exact same wording as Title12, USC 95(b) quoted earlier, proving that we are still under the Rule of Necessity in a declared state of national emergency.
12 USC 95(b) refers to the authority granted in the Act of October 6, 1917 (a/k/a The Trading with the Enemy Act or War Powers Act) which was “An Act to define, regulate, and punish trading with the enemy, and for other purposes”.
This Act originally excluded citizens of the United States, but in the Act of March 9, 1933, Section 2 amended this to include “any person within the United States or any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof”.
It was here that EVERY American citizen literally became an enemy to the United States government under declaration.
According to the current Memorandum of American Cases and Recent English Cases on The Law of Trading With the Enemy, we have no personal Rights at law in any court, and all Rights of an enemy (all American citizens are all declared enemies) to sue in the courts are suspended, whereby the public good must prevail over private gain.
This also provides for the taking over of enemy private property. Now we know why we no longer receive allodial freehold title to our land… as enemies, our property is no longer ours to have.
The only way we can do business or any type of legal trade is to obtain permission from our government by means of a license.
So who initiated all of these emergency powers?
(Again the abominable Federal Reserve – HR)
On March 3, 1933, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York adopted a resolution stating that the withdrawal of currency and gold from the banks had created a national emergency, and “the Federal Reserve Board is hereby requested to urge the President of the United States to declare a bank holiday, Saturday March 4, and Monday, March 6”.
Roosevelt was told to close down the banking system.
He did so with Proclamation 2039 under the excuse of alleged unwarranted hoarding of gold by Americans.
Then with Proclamation 2040, he declared on March 9, 1933 the existence of a national bank emergency whereas “all Proclamations heretofore or hereafter issued by
the President pursuant to the authority conferred by section 5(b) of the Act of October 6, 1917, as amended, are approved and confirmed”.
Once an emergency is declared, there is no common law and the Constitution is automatically abolished. We are no longer under law. Law has been abolished. We
are under a system of War Powers.
Our stocks, bonds, houses, and land can be seized as Americans are considered enemies of the state. What we have is not ours under the War Powers given to the President who is the Commander-in-Chief of the military war machine.
Whenever any President proclaims that the national emergency has ended, all War Powers shall cease to be in effect. Congress can do nothing without the
President’s signature because Congress granted him these emergency powers.
For almost 80 years, no President has been willing to give up this extraordinary power and terminate the original proclamation.
Americans are an enemy subject to tribunal district courts under Martial Law wartime jurisdiction; a Constitutional Dictatorship.”
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In summary, I point to a Glenn Greenwald report in the Salon.com’s Dec 16, 2011 review of the legal ramifications:
there is simply no question that the NDAA 2012
1. codifies indefinite detention without trial.
2. There is no question that it significantly expands the statutory definitions of the War on Terror and those who can be targeted as part of it.
3. The issue of application to U.S. citizens is purposely muddled — that’s why Feinstein’s amendments were rejected — and there is consequently no doubt this bill can and will be used by the U.S. Government (under this President or a future one) to bolster its argument that it is empowered to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without a trial.
PUBLIC LAW 112–81—DEC. 31, 2011 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012
“Even if it were true that this bill changes nothing when compared to how the Executive Branch has been interpreting and exercising the powers of the old AUMF, there are serious dangers and harms from having Congress — with bipartisan sponsors, a Democratic Senate and a GOP House — put its institutional, statutory weight behind powers previously claimed and seized by the President alone. That codification entrenches these powers. As the New York Times Editorial today put it: the bill contains “terrible new measures that will make indefinite detention and military trials a permanent part of American law.”
C) Amazingly the entire earth is now considered a battlefield, including the USA.
The Political Guide wrote:
“On December 31, 2011 President Obama signed the 2012 NDAA into law. When he signed the law, he also issued a signing statement on how he would interpret the law. In that signing statement, President Obama clarifies that the law does indeed allow for the arrest and indefinite detention of US citizens.
The President then asserts that he will not use the law for these purposes and that the inclusion of the language is counter to the Constitution and US traditions. This declaration is counter to Senator Levin’s statements that the Obama administration requested that language which would have prevented the law from applying to US citizens be removed.
The main purpose of the statement relating to detainee provisions states that the language is not necessary as it codifies rights that the President already possesses. In other words, it is not necessary for Congress to affirm that the President has the right to detain US citizens captured on the battlefield as that right was already affirmed in the Hamdi case and others. What is not mentioned in the signing statement is that Congress has asserted that this bill now declares the homeland as part of the battlefield, which means that the President’s right to detain enemy combatants indefinitely now applies to US citizens on US soil.” (Emphasis are mine)
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Section 1021 affirms the executive branch’s authority to detain persons covered by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note). This section breaks no new ground and is unnecessary. The authority it describes was included in the 2001 AUMF, as recognized by the Supreme Court and confirmed through lower court decisions since then. Two critical limitations in section 1021 confirm that it solely codifies established authorities. First, under section 1021(d), the bill does not “limit or expand the authority of the President or the scope of the Authorization for Use of Military Force.” Second, under section 1021(e), the bill may not be construed to affect any “existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.” My Administration strongly supported the inclusion of these limitations in order to make clear beyond doubt that the legislation does nothing more than confirm authorities that the Federal courts have recognized as lawful under the 2001 AUMF. Moreover, I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation. My Administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes complies with the Constitution, the laws of war, and all other applicable law.
All of the above can be interpreted to mean that all Americans may be considered a war-time enemy subject to military actions (jurisdiction) or tribunal district courts under Martial Law (military) wartime jurisdiction (a de facto martial law state of emergency). Can you imagine a corporate sponsored tyrant or despot becoming President using this flawed legislation and interpretation to over-rule the U.S. Constitution and exert absolute power?
Please do not rely on the corporate-government controlled Newspapers,TV or Radio to keep you informed.
Research for yourself,
question authority and think for yourself.
D) This compilation of video clips from the Alex Jones documentary Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA describes existing United States martial law executive orders, the secret Presidential Directive 51 which is currently being implemented due to the recent economic collapse, the secret conversion of decommissioned military bases to FEMA civilian work camps, and the large involuntary national service programs which are quietly being set up.