Is Martial Law Already A Reality? May 29, 2008

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

May 29, 2008

Roughly one year ago, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Bush administration?s decision to seize Ali Saleh Mohammed al-Marri and hold him indefinitely in military custody. The administration appealed, claiming the president has the innate authority to confine any resident or citizen of this country as he sees fit.

In 2002, al-Marri ? who arrived in the US with his wife and five children on September 10, 2001 -- was arrested on suspicion of being a terrorist sleeper agent. He was designated an unlawful enemy combatant by presidential decree in June 2003.

In its ruling, the appeals court pointed out that the president cannot exercise military authority over civilians in the United States ?absent the suspension of ? habeas corpus or [a] declaration of martial law?.?

Significantly, the Bush administration doesn?t challenge that assessment. This means that the administration believes we are presently under a form of limited martial law.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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