Augusta Chronicle | 02/02/1999
FEARS `EMERGENCY' EXECUTIVE ORDERS
believe that the American people and our Congress
will let this current president get away with the executive
orders he has signed. I don't care what he may
deem a "national emergency," it is no
reason to take all of our rights away.
Seizure of all communications media in the United
Seizure of all electric power fuels and minerals --
public and private.
Seizure of all means of transportation, including
personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and
total control of highways, seaports and waterways.
Seizure of all American people for work forces under
federal supervision including the splitting (up) of
families if the government finds it necessary. (This
one I find particularly frightening.)
Seizure of all health, education and welfare
facilities -- public and private.
Empowers the postmaster general to register all men,
women and children in the U.S.
Seizure of all airports and aircraft.
Seizure of all housing and finance authorities to
establish Forced Relocation Designated areas to be
abandoned as "unsafe."
Seizure of all railroads, inland waterways and
storage facilities -- public and private.
Specifies the responsibility of the Office of
Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put
all executive orders into effect in times of
increased international tensions and economic and
financial crisis. ...
would not have been passed if it were not the
intention of the president to use them. Are we
slowly being reduced to a military police state? The
way these read it looks just that way.
I am afraid
the American people are so trusting in the
government to help them out that they would gladly
give up all rights in order to feel
"protected." This frightens me. It almost
reminds me of a Nazi Germany not too long ago.