IS TRUMP ABOUT TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY ?

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IS TRUMP ABOUT TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY ?

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:51 pm

08.01.2017:

Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

Knowing what is being circulated by The Government Controlled and Regulated Main Stream Media, and any
and all others sources, from Extreme Right to Extreme Left has always been a penchant of mine.

Today we read:

IS TRUMP ABOUT TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY ?

Well the Real Truth is far deeper.

Technically, "We the People..." have been in a State of Emergency since 09.11.2001, and the President George
W. Bush Regime. Some argue that Obama continued it.

The article below presents some very deep, and probative analytical points that are worth delving more deeply
into today. (08.01.2017, BB).


IS TRUMP ABOUT TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY ?
Rachel Kleinfeld,Newsweek 3 hours ago

This article first appeared on the Just Security site.

As Trump reissues his “lock her up” talk against Hillary Clinton and assaults the Justice Department, FBI, and media, the
Brennan Center recently had a prescient meeting about what to do if President Trump uses some pretext to launch a state
of emergency.

The room was full of lawyers from past administrations and Congress who had dealt with just this sort of legal issue.

Perhaps because they were too close to the problem, no one stated the obvious. The United States is already being ruled
under a state of emergency. It began under President George W. Bush and continued under President Obama. President
Trump just has to ice the cake.

When people think of emergency rule, they usually picture Hitler’s declaration in Germany after the Reichstag fire or
Colombia, which spent 37 out of 40 years in a state of emergency from 1952 to 1992. But Colombia got a new constitution
in 1991, as did Germany after World War II. Their experience with severe emergency actually created a strong public
reaction against the experience that helps to safeguard these countries.

But these are exceptions. Kim Lane Scheppele, a professor at Princeton, has looked at a series of emergency cases
compiled by the International Commission of Jurists from around the world, and compiled an “emergency script” that gets
trotted out nearly every time, with remarkable stability in the actions and their order in various countries.

Emergencies aren’t usually declared at the outset with a capital E – instead, they walk across the line slowly.

In the early stages of emergency, she explains, legislatures and publics pay attention – no one wants to let democracy erode
too much. But then they get used to things. What was exceptional becomes normal. It gets normalized in ordinary law, which
sets a new benchmark.

For example, the U.S. Congress was careful to insert a five year sunset clause into the Patriot Act. Five years later, Congress
removed the clause and made fourteen of the sixteen clauses permanent.

Sheppele explains that the slow creep starts when the Executive branch slowly centralizes power. Gradually, the courts are
marginalized. But this is often not abrupt, and the main actor isn’t always clear: over time, legislatures and courts both take
themselves out of the loop and choose to opt out of the most political decisions, rather than being pushed by the Executive.

Consider that for sixteen years after 9/11, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Terrorists (AUMF) passed in
the immediate aftermath of the attacks continued to be used to send troops and drone attacks to the Philippines, Georgia,
Yemen, Kenya, Iraq, Somalia, and many other countries.

Or consider the rubber stamp surveillance oversight from the FISA and Article III courts, the first of which last year denied 8
out of 1485 applications and changed a number of others, while the latter denied just two wiretap requests out of 3170.

Militarization comes next, in that the military starts to perform jobs formerly done by civilians.

Under President Obama, our nation’s cyber security was placed under military control, so that civilian sites had no
governmental watchdog or protection, while all effort focused on protecting the .mil and other security domains. Trump’s
placement of military brass in what are normally high-level, civilian positions is more public, but possibly less dangerous.

Other actions follow, such as reducing the openness of government to free information flow. That encompasses the secret
renditions and detentions under George W. Bush. But it also implicates President Obama’s record denial of FOIA requests.

Banning assembly is another common tactic. Consider the bevy of anti-protest bills being considered by 18 states that make
it harder to protest, create harsher penalties for arrested protesters, and in two cases, remove liability from drivers who
accidentally hit protesters.

Procedural shortcuts such as governing through executive orders are another step. Here, the US numbers are interesting
– executive orders and Presidential memoranda were used the MOST, by a long shot, when partisanship in Congress was
at its lowest point in the middle of the century.

Recently, Obama issued fewer than George W. Bush who issued fewer than Clinton who issued fewer than Reagan. So we
still have a number of steps left to walk down this emergency script.

It would be good to reverse direction, now. Thurgood Marshall wrote in 1989, “History teaches that grave threats to liberty
often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.”

But it is the years after the urgency, when the slow creep of a new normal gets institutionalized, that a new political order
crystalizes.

Rachel Kleinfeld is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely
yourself about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts,
or writings on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK
Researchers who may not be as well versed as you.

Comments ?

Respectfully,
BB.
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Re: IS TRUMP ABOUT TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY ?

Postby kenmurray » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:47 pm

Trump softens his tone.... Trump talks tough on Wall:

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