Posse Comitatus -- Dead and Buried August 17, 2009

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

August 17, 2009

Government is the only institution that can modify or ignore laws to suit its whims.

A particularly dangerous example of this criminal tendency is found in the news that the Pentagon seeks to deploy up to 400,000 combat troops throughout the United States in the event of a major disaster or national emergency.

Defining the term ?national emergency? is a presidential prerogative. While most disaster scenarios involve a natural catastrophe such as Hurricane Katrina, or a terrorist attack involving the use of a nuclear or other unconventional weapon, there?s nothing that would prevent a president from using the military to deal forcefully with widespread political dissent.

Using active-duty military personnel as domestic police would be in violation of both the Third Amendment to the United States Constitution and black-letter statutory law ? specifically, the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. But the law is never an effective obstacle to the ambitions of those who rule us.

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

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