U.S. moving towards dictatorship?

I don’t usually post things like this and I hope this doesn’t become a habit. But I heard about it yesterday and thought others might be interested.

According to WorldNetDaily, President Bush signed an Executive Order back on May 9 (without telling anyone) that gives the Office of the President the power to take over the government in case of national emergency. From the article: “Translated into layman’s terms, when the president determines a national emergency has occurred, the president can declare to the office of the presidency powers usually assumed by dictators to direct any and all government and business activities until the emergency is declared over.”

If this is really true, this scares me. Sadly, I also wouldn’t put it past our current administration. Many changes have occurred in the military lately with many high ranking officers leaving or being forced out because they still take their oath to defend the country “against all enemies, foreign and domestic” seriously, therefore they can’t stand working under the current administration. Several of my military colleagues are worried about what the administration is doing to the country and to the military and are getting out as soon as they can.

I’d like to voice my personal views on political matters but I don’t feel it’s wise while I’m still in the Navy, especially with the censoring monitoring by the Army of the Iraq soldiers’ emails and blogs. So I’ll just leave you with the link to the article and see what others have to say.

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6 Responses to U.S. moving towards dictatorship?

  1. sarabeth says:

    I’ve been worrying like mad for a while now that we won’t be electing a new President in 2008.

    This sounds like a scary step in that direction.

  2. J de Silva says:

    There is a problem with the link to the article.

  3. Fixed it. Thanks for the info; I didn’t notice it put http in the link twice.

  4. cableguy says:

    It is creepy to say the least to hear that “High level people are leaving or being forced out.” But it is downright scary if it is because of the “foreign or domestic” part. I would have to believe the problem is not with the former but the latter part of that statement.

    I may not sleep as well after this. The future it seems, won’t be needing any shades…

  5. I just saw a report today that over 1/3 of the Army’s officers get out after their initial obligation, mostly because they don’t want to go to Iraq for various reasons.

    I myself decided to get out when I heard an interview w/ the Navy Admiral in charge of Guantanamo Bay. He basically said Americans have to be willing to lose a few liberties and rights in order to be safe. What happened to “live free or die”?

  6. cableguy says:

    One of my favorites.

    “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    –Benjamin Franklin

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