Is there a possibility that US troops would be used to quell any disruptions resulting from mass protests, bank runs or social unrest?
(Audio Interview follows excerpts and commentary)
â€œThere is an event coming in the very near-term future that is going to effect the USA to its very soul,â€ former Kansas State Trooper Greg Everson of The Heartland USA and former host of Republic Broadcasting â€œVoices from the Heartlandâ€ told host Steve Quayle in a special two hour â€œSurvive 2 Thriveâ€ broadcast Thursday.
â€œWhat is being planned and what is coming together is a perfect storm brewing right over our heads.â€ Everson cited verifiable information confirmed by an active duty US Air Force Colonel, three chiefs of Police, a local Sheriff, State Troopers in 3 neighboring Midwest states and a Federal agent he has known for twenty years.
â€œThere is being made an effort to bring together the Armed Forces of this Nation in preparation for responding to and acting against the interests of our Citizens,â€ Everson said. Such efforts include actions that will be so deep and penetrating that the United States will never be the same. Everson explained that the deteriorating economy combined with Federal Reserve theft of trillions unaccounted for has had a devastating effect on Americans who had have enough and the US Military expects will respond by defending what little they have left.
â€œThe American people have reached the point of total saturation due to the failure of Government to protect its borders, corruption and theft.â€ Everson expects that such a response has been projected by US Government computer models and believes NORTHCOM, DHS and state and local authorities will begin implementation of Operation Garden Plot and Martial Law within 45-60 days. â€œCivil war is precisely what this administration wants to happen,â€ said Everson. â€œAnd before Americans can organize themselves they will be destroyed by their own military.â€
While we would be careful with the 45 – 60 day time line proposed in the article, which was written December 4, 2009, we do subscribe to the idea that any significant risk to the safety of Americans at home, to the financial system, or disruptions to essential resources like food and energy, could lead to Martial Law being declared and the US military posting a guard on every street corner in your neighborhood.
And though the reports about FEMA camps may be considered somewhat conspiratorial by many, the fact that empty detention/refugee camps do exist in the United States and that we reported in August 2009 that the US Army is Hiring Internment/Resettlement Specialists gives the story some credibility.
Learn more about Martial Law and how it is implemented…
UPDATE 01/07/09 3:45PM:
For more information on Martial Law, SHTF Contributor Patrick recommends:Â A Primer on Martial Law
Hat tip to Aaron for the original article link.
Article source: Dprogram.net
Listen to Greg Everson’s Interview
This is a very scary article. According to the article’s time parameters, we have until the end of January 2010 before something like this happens? I have heard the January 31 date referred to on other blogs and by other authors in regard to a major incident. Does anyone have any information as to why this date seems to be referenced so frequently???
Isn’t it against The Constitution to deploy active-duty military troops on American soil?
I just started reading the book “Patriots”–read the first chapter last night. The SHTF scenario described in the chapter “The Crunch” seems like the author just wrote it from today’s headlines. It made me realize how precarious the system is balanced. At any time other nations can literally bring American to it’s knees simply by refusing to buy any more T-bills, or by liquidating their current T-bill and bond portfolios. Geez! The description of social unrest is so scary as I live in an urban area. There’s looting for food because people are starving and then there’s just plain looting for non-food items just to take stuff without paying for it. If criminal unrest, that’s different from self-expression, as described in Patriots breaks out I want the Government to impose order and shoot the looters, murderers, rapists, plunderers… on sight. The prospect of gangs trying to break into my townhouse to rob and/or kill me is disturbing. After handling a gun recently I was dead set against buying one. It’s such an awesome responsibility to own a gun. Now, after reading Patriots, I’d be foolish not to have a gun. My Louisville slugger is only going to offer just so much protection. 😀
In the last days of the Bush administration something was leaked to the media which mentioned the government creating a special Army unit to be used domestically to put down social unrest. Do you remember the details? The government seems scared of the future as are all awake citizens. They would put down social unrest to protect their own survival and survival of the system. In doing so maybe they can prevent social anarchy from overwhelming the average citizen.
MM, last month (or maybe november) I was reading an article over at International Forecaster, and Bob Chapman mentioned that one of his contacts advised him of a possible bank holiday. Now, this has been forecast before, with specific dates given as well, so one must be careful with date predictions, but having the information is nonetheless beneficial in the event something does happen.
Excerpt from Chapman (Dec 9, 2009) (link):
We spoke in the last issue of the Federal Reserveâ€™s opinion that by the end of 2010 there would be an official devaluation and default and that old money would replace old money. We are told a trial run by banks was held in late October. This would be accompanied by a bank holiday and perhaps to Martial law and a declared state of emergency. Similar drills were held worldwide.
There was another article where Chapman discussed January 2010 or close to it, but I cannot locate it at this time.
I think any number of things could occur that might cause mass civil unrest, including a bank holiday/currency devaluation, which, IMHO, could occur at anytime and without warning. I don’t think the gov would ever come out and say “We’re going to devalue the currency next week by 40%”…. People would go nuts and there would be mass chaos as people pulled cash out to go buy tangible goods (gold, food, etc.)…. perhaps by just doing it over a weekend after closing the banks, there would be less panic. However, once banks reopened, I think disorder would ensue as soon as people realize that they just basically lost 40% of their life savings.
As concerned about the future of our country as I am & it is trouble … I must comment:
1. The above article & video, use UN-NAMED sources, sherriff’s , Air Force Col., etc.
2. From the link to “Learn more about Martial Law”, above:
1. Q: Is it likely that martial law is imminent in the U.S.?
This is dated: “Nov 9, 2005, 00:21” over 4 years ago!
” the US military posting a guard on every street corner in your neighborhood.”
Thats not very likely just based on numbers alone, Natog at his blog put up a great post that goes over the numbers. ( http://teotwawkiaiff.blogspot.com/2010/01/numbers-of-martial-law.htmlÂ )
Â The gist is there are too few military and police to cover every street corner. I too suspect it will be critical areas cordoned off and certain cities will have considerably more presence than others .
The second part is are they, the military and police with us or against us? Do the see obama and DC as worthy of their respect and allegiance. I can tell you I am damn glad I am no longer military.
All I can say to active dutyÂ is remember your oath “enemies foreign AND domestic. See this site http://oathkeepers.org/oath/Â , take a look at their Orders we will not obey and above all remember that you too are in this country, either with us or against us and you have to go home sometime.
What if a relatively bloodless revolution occurs like the break up of the former Soviet Union. The United States central government fades away and the individual States are free to go their own way. Then it would be the Confederated States of America. If the Federal government vanishes then would all of it’s debt vanish with it?
Here’s a good summary on martial law by a very intelligent individual. Â I’m not saying it can’t happen, regardless of its legality, but it’s a good summary.
Here are some of his other articles:
The US military can’t wage war on its own people for very long before the USA is reduced to abject poverty. With people’s basic safety and freedoms gone, the economic division of labor would collapse.Â The military would have to consume remaining capital to survive, destroying our future capability to produce. This is kind of like a person cannabilizing their own limbs or an overagressiveÂ immune system destroying your body. But since politicians, andÂ I’m guessingÂ military folks too, don’t have a clue about Austrian Economics, I guess this could happen.
“If the Federal government vanishes then would all of itâ€™s debt vanish with it?” – Yes, unless someoneÂ invades and tries to collect it from us.Â If Â Keynesian illusions worldwide are about to be swept away, and national bankruptcies laid bare for all to see, would anyone be capable of mounting such an invasion?
Regarding currency devaluation, I’m not sure I buy into that. Â Maybe someone can explain to me how my ignorance prevents me from understanding this, but here’s my take.
The very concept of devaluation implies that one item is devalued in relation to another. Â It’s a relative comparison. Â At such time as the US$ used to be backed by gold/silver, that makes sense. Â However, since the gold window was closed, the US$ is not redeemable for anything. Â It’s only value is based on the perception that it has value.
Therefore, if a devaluation were to occur, what would the dollar be devalued against? Â It’s already been ‘devalued’ by 98% against what it was worth when the Fed Reserve was enacted in 1913, and since that has been done by stealth, over decades, nobody felt enough pain to care. Â Sure,the 70s were painful, when the cost of living went up nearly 3x in that decade, but again, devaluation of a fiat currency happens over time due to inflation (a larger supply of worthless paper, chasing the same amount of tangible ‘stuff’).
The US can print as many billions, trillions or quadrillions of dollars as is required for any and all purposes. Â We don’t actually even print them anymore, we simply do it by keystroke… and voila!
So again, if a “classic” devaluation were to occur (in the sense of the 1933 devaluation against gold), I must ask again, against WHAT would the devaluation occur?
To Greg; No it isn’t against the Constitution for Federal Troops to operate in the U.S.A. The Posse Comitatus Act, passed after the Civil War is what governs this. This act has been weakend greatly by Clinton and Bush jr. I have no idea if Obama has done anything to gut it further. So to answer you question about legality, yes it’s legal to a point. I ask you this though. Since when does the Government really care about being legal? They can and WILL be used.
The second concern/question you had is also yes? The 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) from the 3rdÂ Infantry Division was trained to deal with “Domestic” issues. These domestic isses included crowd control and really most of what the regualr Police do during civil unrest, along with WMD response. (This is my Area of Operation (AO) ) Although every state has a Civil Support Team (CST) for this.
The 3rd ID is mostly station at Ft Stewart GA with the 3rd BCT at Ft Benning GA. Ft Stewart is outside Hinesville GA and very close to Savannah GA. Hunter Army Airfield is in Savannah and is commanded from Stewart. The 1st Ranger Battalion (BN) along with the 3rd BN 160th Special Operations Aviation Regement. (Blackhawk Down folks) Major General (MG) Rick Lynch, now Lieutenant General (LG) Lynch was the Division Commander until about August 2008, and MG Tony Cucolo is the current Division Commander. He is currently in Iraq as the U.S. Army Commander Northern Iraq. How do I know all of this? I just left the Army in March 2009, from 3rd ID Ft Stewart GA.
I forgot to mention that MOST of the 3rd ID , including 1st BCT, is now in Iraq and some in Afghanistan, so they couldn’t do much right now if the SHTF.
Patrick, I have considered this same question, and I think it is an important one to ask (and answer), considering everyone is talking about devaluation these days, at least in alt news circles.
Perhaps the dollar would be devalued against gold + foreign currencies? Maybe it would only need to be devalued against gold, oil and food, and the rest would take care of itself?
But in a floating exchange system, as opposed to the gold standard in the 30’s, it makes sense to me that you would have to be devaluing the dollar vs. the major currencies in the system, reducing the dollar’s buying power of those currencies by 50%, for example. This would instantly double the price of all foreign goods and set up a huge trade barrier. With the world so intertwined, that doubling of the price of goods will ripple across the entire economy, whether a good is produced outside of the US, or inside the US, though US goods should become much cheaper vs. foreign goods — possibly..
Consider the effects, for example, on oil. A doubling of the oil price would affect thousands of products that rely on oil to be produced and or transported, etc., regardless of whether the product is made in the USA or not… That’s just one example, but I am sure there would be a similar affect across a wide array of goods and services.
How all the behind-the-scenes work on this I am not 100% clear, but from the example above I can conclude that it would be a very bad thing for everyone — except of course those who are in the know andÂ stand to make bazillions of dollars as the process plays out.
That’s my answer for now. As I contemplate this going forward my opinion is subject to change…
@Mac – I agree totally that a change in the value of the fiat US$ to the value of any other fiat currency around the world would directly impact trade. Â No argument there. Â If the dollar (somehow) lost 1/2 its value and oil jumped to $166/bbl, that would be a disaster… along with all other imports doubling in price.
However, the relative value of one currency against another is decided by the Forex markets, where approximately $3T dollars is traded every day. Â Yes, there are cases like the yuan which is pegged to the US$, but in general, the market decides the relative value of one currency to another, not an edict of the govt. Â So how could the govt suddenly one day declare that our currency had changed in value against the Aussie$, or the Yen, or the loonie, when those relative valuations are not fixed by the govt to begin with?
The way I understand how a devaluation would work Â (I’m no expert by any means) but I’ve been listening to alot of Bob Chapmen radio programs on the net lately
1) your dollar would now be worth anywhere from 1/2 to 1/4 of its value in a new currency.
2) Your old bills would have to be turned in during a bank holiday period lasting a few weeks to a month.
The ramifications of #1 are national and public debt denominated in dollars is cut by whatever ratio they devalue the currency. Â So your govt pension or social securtiy payments as well as the value of your treasuries gets wiped out!
They will give a short timeframe like #2 to keep or limit foreign redemptions.
As far as I can figure this would destroy the value of the dollar as a trading currency causing all commodities and foreign goods to skyrocket.
What I don’t know or understand is what would happen to private debt. Â Would your mortgage or car payment also be devalued????
This will not happen w/o a division in the military itself. I say that from my 22 years experience in the military. Most have a high degree of loyalty to their God,brothers, their families, and the Constitution of the US. Most are not progressives—-Peaceb2u
Bheithir: Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
To the comment hinting that the military to disobey orders from the current Commander in Chief to protect us from enemies both domestic and foreign:
Why is it that with Mr. Obama being in office for almost a year is the one destroying the country?
I felt that the last administration was destroying The Constitution. Then there were not governmental checks and balances as intended in the Constitution. The Executive Branch demanded complete party loyalty in votes on laws that many times Congress did not even read. Congress was in Washington, DC for 3 days a week and many days were not full days. The Executive Branch dominated the Judiciary Branch with secret Black Ops prisons, torture of detainees, suspension of Habeas Corpus rights, siting Executive Privilege to resist all legal challenges, issuing thousands of signing statement stating that the Executive Branch is exempt from such and such law.
All of this happening as the government cut taxes while waging two wars and running up massive debt. Many economists then would say that debt does not matter because as a ratio of GDP it was still manageable and the government could always raise taxes to pay down the debt. I always thought that this was BS.
The government pushed for more deregulation. It was exactly unregulated industries that got us into the financial mess that we are in today.
All of these things did real harm to the governance and structure of our nation. The nation was hollowed out and it’s infrastructure crumbling. Many state assets have been sold off to foreign investors because state and local governments no longer have money to maintain them. Jimmy Carter said that in the conservative circles he socialized with members would say openly that they want to run up a huge national debt to prevent future Democratic administrations from investing funds in social programs because there would be no funds available without raising taxes, which is political suicide. They thought they had the Democrats over a barrel, until the Democrats did something that no one expected. They decided that they to would pursue their policy objectives and pay for everything on credit the same way the past administration did, thus providing the illusion of side stepping the trap for Â a time.
I don’t agree with Obama’s bailouts. However, without the bailouts the financial and economic collapse that brewed and festered under the last administration would have happened last year. I think if they had let Wall Street collapse we might be able to imagine better days ahead by now.
As it is, Obama has driven the Nation into such deep debt that he has accelerated the downward spiral that we were already on. I think his administration has just kicked the can down the street a little further, making the situation so much worse in the process. When the collapse happens I think it will be much worse than if they had let it collapse last year. Yes, I think his administration is doing everything wrong with regard to the economy. They are smart people. They probably are aware it’s hopeless and are trying to buy time to make their own preps. They have given me time to prep.
I’m posting this because of the fervor coming from some on the conservative side such as Glen Beck with claims that Mr. Obama is destroying the Nation. Some of the Tea Party-ers calling for out right revolution. And, the man has only been in office for 12 months, almost. During the Bush administration while all the illegal acts were going on I never heard anyone call for government overthrow. Though privately I hoped the military would honor their oath to protect the nation from all enemies both foreign and domestic. It was about waiting him out until the next election. It was a process to get to this point. Both political parties have sold us out for their own interests and the interests of their corporate masters. In the next election lets vote them all out in favor of a third party.
If civil unrest does break out and there are riots I would welcome martial law for a limited period to restore order. Washington, DC is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. People associate the capital city with all that’s wrong with the country. There are bad people in the capital city, but the city is so wonderful and beautiful. It’s monuments belong to the nation. The city is so much more than any one administration. If angry mobs try to deface our monuments they should be shot. I feel like we need to circle the wagons around the capital city.
Greg, you said, “If angry mobs try to deface our monuments they should be shot. ”
Sorry, but that’s insanity, plain and simple. Â You need to seriously reevaluate your priorities if that’s the value you place on human life.
Michael, thank you for your reply. Â I do understand what you’ve written, and I used to feel that was a likely scenario. Â However, what would be the point of a devaluation in general? Â It would be to be able to pay one’s debts which are currently not payable. Â At least that’s the prevailing opinion. Â But, if you had an electronic printing press, and could print as much money as was needed, to pay for anything and everything you wanted, why would you need to devalue your currency? Â Again, I go back to my previous argument, that when one devalues something, it must be devalued AGAINST something else. Â Why would one want to devalue one fiat currency and replace it with another? Â That’s just a waste of time, since we can simply create any amount of the current fiat currency to do anything we want.
“The government pushed for more deregulation. It was exactly unregulated industries that got us into the financial mess that we are in today.” – This is a common misconception among those brought up in USSA socialist indoctrination camps.Â US government owning most of the mortgages in the countryÂ is not “deregulation”. The truth is US regulates everything in sight including the size of the toilet you are allowed to deposit feces in http://mises.org/daily/3997Â to the color of your curtains http://mises.org/daily/3163. You can find out more about the generally harmful economic effects of regulation here: http://mises.org/daily/2654
“I think if they had let Wall Street collapse we might be able to imagine better days ahead by now.” – Absolutely. Instead, we have propped up failed companies at the expensive of productive companies, the government, and the taxpayers.Â This is meddlesome, socialist, fascistÂ intervention. And just wait till these reckless welfare bum companies cause an even bigger crisis.
My apologies Patrick. You guys were right on about the book, Patriots. You said it would make my mind spin with all the permetations and possibilities. I think I let me imagination get the best of me, and made comments about it. I am sorry. Should not have started reading that book right before going to bed last night.
The part about riots…cities becoming places of murder, looting, raping, and pillaging…well…really the whole scenario seems so plausible that it’s very upsetting. I imagined mobs descending on DC from all around and burning and pillaging the city. I meant that the Monuments and contents within the Smithsonian Museums belongs to all the people and to the ages. Wasn’t it Ben Franklin who convinced the British when they were pillaging DC to spare The Library of Congress?
Anyway it’s just wild imaginings–not useful thoughts. I’m going to have to put that book away for a while. :/
You said, “And just wait till these reckless welfare bum companies cause an even bigger crisis.”
What will happen then? Basically this has been going on for years. Are we at the breaking point? Frankly, its hard to imagine runaway inflation or a devaluation of the dollar. Don’t get me wrong, I know it can happen, or can it? With EVERYONE on the planet holding on to that dollar value concept, I’m not sure that the world is not in such a trance that, even though we should have runaway inflation now, they will hold onto the feeling that the dollar is worth something. In effect, the Fed has everyone convinced that the dollar is worth something regardless of how much they print (or fiddle with the numbers). Between people being so entrenched in the dollar, asset wise, I’m beginning to think that they’ll never turn away from it and Bernake’s idea might just work. It shouldn’t work, but, as disgusted as I am about We The Sheeple in the USA, I find that people around the world are WAY worse. They’ve been sheeplized 5x as much as the USA. …probably because they’ve been declawed (disarmed) and they really are nearly hopelessly under the thumb of their respective governments.
I’m ready to it to all fall apart. I’m tired of this ratrace/bullshit society that lives on fake money, fake property, fake freedom, fake promises, heck, fake everything. I’ve got a good life, I make 70K a year. 70% or more of which is paid in taxes. We kicked their asses out in 1776 but 230 years later, they’re back and we’ll have to do it again. …only this time, there is no foreign power accross the waters, they are intwined right here at home.
Peter is right on, they may get the troops to DEPLOY to areas but unless they are attacked and need to defend themselves, the vast majority would NOT clamp down on the Populace. I think the vast majority of the rank and file of the military knows to some extent what is going on and does NOT approve, they understand the oath they made.Â The upper echelon….nowÂ that may be another story, I am sure they are inundated with progressives, to what extent is unknown.
The men and women of the military are mostly upstanding conscientiousÂ people who love their country, its a VOLUNTEER military remember.Â Yes hard times have probablyÂ diluted the ratio of economically desperate vs Patriot volunteers recentlyÂ Â but overall majority are there for a reason.Â
Even if they could be incited into turning on the American people, they simply do not have the numbers to do it.Â The civilian army that exists in this country is many times larger than all the military’s of the world combined.Â The best they could do would be to protect their assets.Â The one good thing to come out of obama is the tremendous increase in private gun and ammo ownership the past year and a half.
I assure you if a “violent” revolution happens and it is the tea partiers who start it, there will be NO destruction of any property anywhere, they will simply want the thieves and liars removed from office and a fresh start, it would last about 3 hours if it went smoothly.Â The only ones who are going to start destroying things are those whoÂ voted for those in power causing all the problems and those who will beÂ there to take advantage of chaos.
we are about a week away now!
To: [email protected]
Subject:Â BANK HOLIDAY Janluary 15, 2010
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 20:09:26 -0700
[11/20/09 2:07:05 AM] Kerry Cassidy: we read the following:
“I do not normally pass on rumors or hearsay,Â but a very good personal friend’s uncle is a Deputy Economic Advisor to Obama as well as a Professior at a prestigious Eastern School.Â He was called into a private meeting last week with the President. They were told, I quote, the Following: “Between now and Jan 1st 70 more big banks will fail and 70% of Retail Companies will be Bankrupt. The President will allow them to make as much as they can for the Christmas Holidays then Jan 15 there will be a Bank Holiday and their new currency will be issued with a devaluation of 6 to 10 to 1. “I believe this is why they are trying to keep the market and dollar up now with their lies on all the News outlets. Set up the people to steal every last penny they can get. Martial Law cannot be too far behind. Get your money out of banks and into physical Gold and silver. I recommend 60% gold 40% silver, food , foundation seed, gun ammo generators… etc. If you cannot eat, drink it, wear it, live in it, raise food on it, do not invest in it. If you have stocks, bonds 401K IRA, take the penalty and put it in what I just said.”
Benjamin Fulford: That jives with what I am hearing from multiple high-level sources. Please pass on to your Pentagon and agency connections that once the Federal Reserve Board is bankrupt, serious money will be made available for the constitutional US government. Martial law and a 90% devalutation is a much worse choice than announcing a return to the constitution. The American people are not liable for the over $100 trillion in Fed debt if the Fed goes bankrupt.
This type of scaremongering has been around for a long time. I used to listen to it, but no longer. First of all, the American people are too cowardly to rise up to anything. Hell, at least half can’t get off their fat asses to vote. Secondly, when they DO vote, they are so stupid that they continually hit the “D” or the “R” button, and then expect “change” that never comes, unless it is detrimental.
Look, just live your life, enjoy your life and IF any of this happens, you are going to loose everything anyway, including your life.
For those who like researching these sort of issues, look up the following… Rex 84.Operation Garden Plot, John Warner Defense Act. Military Commissions Act. Executive orders….The ground work hes been laid for years. The culminating factors have been theÂ affirmation ofÂ Patriot Act 2, the deployment of NORTHCOM, and FEMA ” relocation ” facilities.You folks have inquiring minds check it out. It’s not a matter of if ,but when…Â Â
woah! Henry! You’re just a bundle of joy, aren’t you? Actually, I partially agree with you, however, wouldn’t it be a good thing to take some of your disposable income and store some food and other necessities? I am doing this. I’ve amassed a lot of stuff in the last year. I’ve been concentrating on food in the last 6 months. Fuel too.
You go ahead and enjoy it like the sheeple. I plan to continue to prep and build stock. If nothing else, its a savings account that inflation can’t touch.
There has to be somebody left to do the heavy lifting when the fans stop spraying the shit. I plan to be one of them. The ones before me screwed this mess up and I’m not going to let my kids and grandkids get screwed over by the Dishonest Bastard-Thieves again. I may not be much when it comes to doing many things but I’ll do what I can and I’ll have the backing of my resources and cover from my kids.
We may not win but we will not go quietly into the night. We may go into the night but the muzzle flashes from those short barreled ARs will look awesome!Â
I am very curious how many of the readers, andÂ those who comment, Â have done any research on the someÂ of the policiesÂ that have been referenced here.. The potential is there, the infrastructure is there…Â
Comments…..JEFF L .. YOU ALMOST HAD ME Â THINKING ABOUT GETTING Â SOME LAST MINUTE ITEMS BEFORE YOUR JAN 15 BANK HOLIDAY,THEN I SAW ON YOUR WEBSITE THAT YOU ALSO KEEP US INFORMED ON ” UFO STARSHIPS”. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!
There will be guys in the military who will defect and fight on our side. Even generals too but when that happens thats when they will send in UN “peacekeepers” to restore “order”. When the dollar collapse we will go from a first world nation to 5th world nation. not even 3rd. Its goin to get bloody we need to ban together.
Comments…..In 2005 the United States and Canada entered into an agreement that allows each country to send it’s military to the other country to assist in a civil action. That might be a Katrina like issue but it could also be Martial Law.Â So ifÂ Â US soldiers stay true to their oath to the Constitution and refuse to fire on US citizens theÂ feds can call nextÂ door. Â Also the Bush/Cheney administration ended the Posse Comitas Law thatÂ made it illegal for active military to bear arms against US citizens on US soil.Â They also enacted laws that allow the President, independant from any Congressional input, to declare Martial Law.
They also expanded the NAFTA law that allowed free transport of goods between Canada, Mexico and the US and the expansion included people. Yet this same administration felt it necessary to enact the Homeland Security Act that could put any citizen they accuse of terrorist acts, in jail without a phone call, hearing or trial and they can hold you indefinately.Â SoÂ while the southern border states beg and scream for security and the feds ignore them, laws are being put in place for internal security against citizens?. Â But the question is: who do they see as the enemy? Their changes to the law set up for an inside fight not a perimeter fight.
Our best defense is to look at who in Congress has been serving the people and who has been serving power and parties. Vote them OUT and be careful who we put back in. The people need to decide if they want to be silent and become slaves or become vocal and active in their governance ( yes that means doing something not just talking). Our founding fathers structured our government to protect our freedom but quiet laws have been enacted to allow for a consolidation of power. Those who placed those laws were not serving the security of this nation or it’s people.Â So who were they serving?
The devaluation of the dollar occurs against commodities, like gold, oil, and other items that have a world market price. Things like sugar, wheat, cocoa, soybeans, even fruit and vegtables grown OUTSIDE of the United States will become more expensive, and have already become more expensive: i.e. the “sweatshirt index” for those who have been here for awhile.
This devaluation has already occurred against gold and oil. Oil & gas are relatively cheaper because demand has dropped, the rate of demand has dropped, and trading practices which have boosted the price of oil have been changed; limiting speculation, and bringing actualÂ demand and supply more into balance.
We have also seen the devaluation of the dollar against other currencies, like the Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand dollars; and also against the Chinese Yuan among others. So our purchases of goods and services from these exporters are becoming more expensive. Their purchases of our products are becoming cheaper for them.
The only reason the dollar hasn’t died completely is because the euro pulse is weaker than our own. Once Europe gets its financial house in order, the attack will be against the dollar. The PTB want the value of the dollar to fall, raising inflation slowly, to make the US competitive again for the manufacturing of new technologies, and bringing high tech jobs back to the USA.
If we can get 30 million illegal aliens out of the country while this is happening, there will be American jobs for American workers, and we can save $500 billion every year. That would go a long way towards reducing the deficit over time.
Just don’t hold your breath.