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May 13th, 2006

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08:39 am - Can't we reign him in? Today the border, tomorrow your town.

So we gave him Iraq, we've let him shred the Constitution, now we are going to let him institute the first steps of what will turn into martial law if we aren't careful?

You should read this story and carefully consider the slippery slope of the megalomaniac in charge of the U.S.
-- and no, I am not the one who is nuts here...


WASHINGTON (AP) - Once again the Bush administration is turning to the military to help solve a domestic problem. But instead of hurricane aid or preparations to cope with avian flu, the Pentagon is being asked to possibly provide thousands of National Guard troops to shore up the U.S. border with Mexico, as part of President Bush's effort to gather support for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.


Bush's speech Monday night is intended to build support for broad immigration overhaul by taking substantive steps to secure the border. His focus on the military echoes statements he made after Hurricane Katrina, saying the military may need to play a stronger role in disasters. He also later suggested he would consider using the military to enforce a quarantine in the event of a bird flu pandemic.

"We need to beef up those (border) operations and the cost will be substantial," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in an interview. "People are just not going to accept comprehensive immigration reform unless they are assured the government is going to secure the border. People have lost confidence in the federal government because they simply haven't addressed this in a dramatic and effective way."

I remain ashamed of my Texan birthright

*ahem* And, uh, just who defines when there really is a Bird Flu Pandemic, as opposed, to say, an unruly and rebelling township?
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Date:December 31st, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
If you are seriously interested in this, there are many other links that would be telling.
For instance: US Senate Approves Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers

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