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Federal Emergencies, Martial Law, etc.

I ran across this short summary of various national emergency orders. A
useful reminder that the government views us as cogs in the machine, to be
used as necessary. And that private property may be seized at will. 

So much for the actual Constitution. (Declan cited a poll showing
ignorance of the Constitution. I would have flunked, too. E.g., "What do
you call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?" My answer: "You
call them "null and void."")

Search engines will turn up the full versions of each of these orders.
Some are part of the Continuing Economic Emergency (tm), either the one
declared in 1971 by Nixon, or the one declared by Johnson or Kennedy or
Eisenhower. Or perhaps the one declared by Roosevelt (when banks were
shut, when gold was declared contraband, and so on). Or maybe the one
declared 135 years ago by Lincoln. Or maybe the emergency declared during
the Whiskey Rebellion. And so it goes.


> From: mrostov <[email protected]>
> Newsgroups: misc.survivalism
> Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 03:24:01 -0700

> 10995    Seizure of all print and electronic media in the United States
> 10997    Seizure of all electric power, fuels, and minerals, public and
> private.
> 10998    Seizure of all food supplies and resources, public and private,
> including farms and equipment.
> 10999    Seizure of all means of transportation, including cars, trucks or
> any other vehicles, including control over highways, harbors, and
> waterways.
> 11000    Seizure of all American people for work forces under federal
> supervision; it allows the government to split up families if they
> believe that it is necessary.
> 11001    Seizure of all health, education, and welfare facilities, public
> and private.
> 11002    Registration by the Postmaster General of all men, women, and
> children for government service.
> 11003    Seizure of all airports and aircraft.
> 11004    Seizure of all housing and finance authorities; authority to
> establish forced relocation, designate areas that must be abandoned as
> 'unsafe'. Establishment of new locations for population groups, building
> of new housing on public land.
> 11005    Seizure of all railroads, inland waterways, and storage
> warehouses, public and private.
> 11051    Authorize the Office of Emergency Planning to put the above
> orders into effect in times of increased international tension or
> financial crisis.
> Rostov

There's something wrong when I'm a felon under an increasing number of laws.
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