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US Prepares for "Continuity of Government"

WASHINGTON - Bruce Fein: Army to deal with potential domestic "civil unrest and crowd control"

Civil
liberty
groups within the U.S. are expressing concern about the federal
government's preparations for potential domestic emergency situations. 
As of October the U.S. government has deployed a full army brigade to
be on duty to deal with civil unrest and crowd control.  The Real
News spoke to American Freedom Project founder, Bruce Fein to discuss
the constitutional significance of these preparations.

According to Fein the central concern revolves around a provision
made to the Posse Comitatus Act, "which makes it a crime to use the
military for domestic law enforcement unless congress has expressly
authorized an exception to that prohibition."  He says a provision
sponsored by Sen. John Warner has created a giant loophole within the
act that "basically endows the President with authority at his own
unilateral discretion, to decide that he will use the military anytime
he wishes for domestic law enforcement purposes."

Fein sees this loophole and the deployment of a
U.S domestic army as an infringement on the constitution.  He comments on how such directives are being
discussed and implemented in private without public knowledge. "It's outrageous in
my judgement that these ideas or plans for a "continuitive"
government...should occur in secret."

 

 

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