Friday, January 13, 2006

Bush and Dictatorship

I've long said that the primary problem in political philosophy is how society is to control power--how, that is, those who want to be left alone can defend themselves against those who will not leave them alone. That George W. Bush is fascinated by power ought to have been clear from his remark, made back in 2000 during the period when the November election was in dispute, that "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."

From the item below, it is clear that the idea has not left his mind--and this should be kept in mind as the Neocons move us ever closer towards joining the nation that has their real loyalty--Israel--in attacking Iran. An attack on Iran would doubtless produce an explosive reaction not just around the world but here, as gas prices skyrocketed bringing about the very disruptions that would lead the President to exercise his newly found unconstitutional authority and declare martial law.

Bush could seize absolute control of U.S. government
Publisher, Capitol Hill Blue
Jan 13, 2006, 07:42

President George W. Bush has signed executive orders giving him sole authority to impose martial law, suspend habeas corpus and ignore the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits deployment of U.S. troops on American streets. This would give him absolute dictatorial power over the government with no checks and balances...

My sources within the White House and DHS tell me the plans are in place, ready for implementation when the command comes from the man who keeps telling the American public that he is a 'war time president' who will 'do anything in my power' to impose his will on the people of the United States. And he has made sure that power will be absolute when he chooses to use it.

Read the rest here.

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