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FactWatch: Is America moving towards martial law?
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The popular belief among Americans is that the U.S. isn't moving towards martial law - but do the facts actually support that belief? In this FactWatch Hub, we'll be looking at the evidence for or against it.
Evidence in favor:
- George W. Bush suspends habeas corpus for "any person"
- George W. Bush signs an act to use troops against U.S. citizens
- Secret arrests of 30,000 people in the U.S.
- Bill to quash free speech on the internet passes in the House
- Attempts to establish a precedant allowing Executive Orders to be changed secretly (See also the LA Times story)
- George W. Bush signs two executive orders to seize assets of war protesters
- Homeland Security contracts Halliburton subsidiary to build detention centers in the U.S. (More information)
- Congress admits to concentration camps, while Senate admits to search, seizure and arrest of anyone on a master list
- George W. Bush confirms the existence of concentration camps
- Video: Starting on October 1st, 2008 federal troops have been stationed in the U.S. to serve as on-call responders. U.N. troops have been conducting house-to-house searches, and under U.N. auspices military machines such as tanks and chemical warfare vehicles from the Soviet Union have been brought en masse to U.S. soil, where they sit waiting. (Apologies for the scriptural cites which someone seems to have inserted into the video.)
I currently have no evidence against the idea that America is moving towards martial law. Feel free to add some!
Having read this FactWatch Hub, do you now think that America is moving towards martial law?
If you think America is moving towards martial law, are you willing to organize lawfully to prevent it?
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