Here come the stormtroopers

This is going to set the conspiracy theorists on overdrive, with good reason.

A disturbing recent phenomenon in Washington is that laws that strike to the heart of American democracy have been passed in the dead of night. So it was with a provision quietly tucked into the enormous defense budget bill at the Bush administration’s behest that makes it easier for a president to override local control of law enforcement and declare martial law.

Andy in H-burg

2 thoughts on “Here come the stormtroopers

  1. Upon reading this in the NY Times earlier today, my stomach churned a bit. Between this, the Patriot Act, other laws passed by the late Republican Congress, and Bush’s signing statements, it seems to me that the Democrats have a lot of acts of repeal that need to be taken. If they can’t override a Republican filibuster now, then we need to work for an even stronger Democratic Congress in 2008, although i’m very leery of either party gaining too much power, ever.

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