Congress not allowed to see Martial Law plan


Richard Moore

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Bush's Martial Law Plan Is So Shocking, Even Congress Can't See it

Executive über alles as member of Homeland Security Committee barred from 
viewing post-terror attack provisions

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, July 23, 2007

President Bush's post-terror attack martial law plan is so shocking that even 
sitting members of Congress and Homeland Security officials are barred from 
viewing it, another example of executive über alles and a chilling portent of 
what is to come as constant reminders of the inevitability of terror attacks 

Congressman Peter DeFazio (D - OR) was asked by his constituents to see what was
contained within the classified portion of the White House's plan for operating 
the government after a terrorist attack.

Since DeFazio also sits on the Homeland Security Committee and has clearance to 
view classified material, the request would have appeared to be routine, but the
Congressman was unceremoniously denied all access to view the documents, and the
White House wouldn't even give an excuse as to why he was barred. "I just can't 
believe they're going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how 
they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant 
terrorist attack," DeFazio told the Oregonian on Friday.

"We're talking about the continuity of the government of the United States of 
America," DeFazio says. "I would think that would be relevant to any member of 
Congress, let alone a member of the Homeland Security Committee."

"Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right," DeFazio 

The article also quotes Norm Ornstein, a legal scholar who studies government 
continuity at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, who told the paper
he "cannot think of one good reason" to deny access to a member of Congress who 
serves on the Homeland Security Committee.

"I find it inexplicable and probably reflective of the usual, knee-jerk 
overextension of executive power that we see from this White House," Ornstein 

The only plausible reason DeFazio was barred access to the documents is that the
plans for a post-terror attack continuity of government scenario are so 
abhorrent that to reveal their true nature would cause a public outcry and lead 
to a major repeal of what is contained in the documents.

What we already about Bush's recent spate of executive orders, and in particular
PDD 51, is bad enough - the provisions outline preparations for the 
implementation of open martial law in the event of a declared national 

New legislation signed on May 9, 2007, declares that in the event of a 
"catastrophic event", the President can take total control over the government 
and the country, bypassing all other levels of government at the state, federal,
local, territorial and tribal levels, and thus ensuring total unprecedented 
dictatorial power.

It is important to understand that, although these powers have been on the books
for previous presidents, Bush is the first to openly brag of the fact that he 
will utilize them and officially become the supreme emperor of the United States
in the aftermath of a catastrophe that the government itself has said will 
happen on innumerable occasions.

According to columnist and author Jerome Corsi, the power grab assures that "The
president can declare to the office of the presidency powers usually assumed by 
dictators to direct any and all government and business activities until the 
emergency is declared over."

Also in May, it was reported that a high-level group of government and military 
officials has been quietly preparing an emergency survival program named "The 
Day After," which would effectively end civil liberties and implement a system 
of martial law in the event of a catastrophic attack on a U.S. city.

Last year we also exposed the existence of a nationwide FEMA program which is 
training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police 
enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey the government" in preparation 
for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced 

The documents that Congressman DeFazio was blocked from seeing likely interlock 
with both these programs and detail the overarching agenda to effectively 
nullify what's left of the U.S. Constitution and firmly ensconce George W. Bush 
as a supreme dictator.

Only by putting enough pressure on the media and in turn the White House to be 
transparent about what the secret martial law provisions are can we lead an 
effort to repeal them before the next terror attack, whether real or 
manufactured, takes place.

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