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Posted - 22 Oct 2001 :  15:50:03  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage
Martial Law in Florida via new Constitution

How quickly the history books have now omitted that, during the Civil War and Reconstruction, Lincoln's government arrested and tried civilians in military and civilian courts, ignoring all rules of constitutional habeas corpus. This led to the passage of the Posse Comitatus Act which purportedly restricts using the military for domestic law enforcement. Lincoln's justification was the inherent military power of the Commander-in-Chief and his duty to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." This is widely abused today and known more commonly as Executive Orders, or E.O.'s.

When it comes to the use of troops to restore order during any "national emergency", the Chief Executive can suspend the Posse Comitatus Act with the stroke of a pen and nothing more. The question is, will the "civilian" courts allow this? In the State of Florida, the Constitution has been revised to allow this and much more.

The average Floridian should be asking 'What do court-martial actions and the opinions of federal military courts have to do with us?'. The answer is everything. Look closely at how this revision has now revised ARTICLE I, BILL OF RIGHTS, SECTION 18 in the Florida 1968 Constitution. All additions as a result of Revision 13 are underlined in red:

"SECTION 18. Administrative penalties.--No administrative agency, except the Department of Military Affairs in an appropriately convened court-martial action as provided by law, shall impose a sentence of imprisonment, nor shall it impose any other penalty except as provided by law."

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Posted - 19 Sep 2003 :  23:58:07  Show Profile
for some reason when i click on the blue floppy i get nothing other then a blank screen.
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Posted - 20 Sep 2003 :  00:05:20  Show Profile  Visit Bondservant's Homepage
Originally posted by freeslatts

for some reason when i click on the blue floppy i get nothing other then a blank screen.
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Posted - 20 Sep 2003 :  01:38:39  Show Profile
Greetings In the name of Yahshua, the King.

All comes together as to what goes around comes around. Specially after hearing of Waco's Wesley Clark "el general" running for president. If you have not heard, he was the general from Fort Hood Texas which signed off the possi cumatus [sp?]murdering the Branch Davidians using military warfare. Though the CLINTONISTAS and RENO where at the "helm," we must not forget that Bush was in Texas also.

"Let the dead bury the dead."

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