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11-12-02 Wikipedia as a Propaganda Tool – Posse Comitatus Act (1878) and current martial law in the United States

11-12-02 Wikipedia as a Propaganda Tool – Posse Comitatus Act (1878) and current martial law in the United States

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Recent changes in this entry in Wikipedia provide a unique perspective on the progression of martial law in the United States in recent years, which culminated this past week with the approval by the US Senate of a bill, authorizing indefinite detentions of US citizens on US soil by the US military. The history of the Act also provides unique perspective on events that initiated the Robber Baron Era in the wake of the Civil War (1861-5), and are eerily reminiscent of this day and age: corporate deregulation, stolen presidential elections, and corruption of the justice system. The US is in the midst of a constitutional crisis, and at the dawn of a Medieval-Digital Era; the People are deprived of life, liberty, and property, with no due process of law.
Recent changes in this entry in Wikipedia provide a unique perspective on the progression of martial law in the United States in recent years, which culminated this past week with the approval by the US Senate of a bill, authorizing indefinite detentions of US citizens on US soil by the US military. The history of the Act also provides unique perspective on events that initiated the Robber Baron Era in the wake of the Civil War (1861-5), and are eerily reminiscent of this day and age: corporate deregulation, stolen presidential elections, and corruption of the justice system. The US is in the midst of a constitutional crisis, and at the dawn of a Medieval-Digital Era; the People are deprived of life, liberty, and property, with no due process of law.

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11-12-02
Posse Comitatus Act 
(1878) and current martial law in the United States
Recent changes in this entry in Wikipedia provide a unique perspective on the progression of martial law in the United States in recent years, which culminated this past week with the approval by the US Senate of a bill, authorizing indefinite detentions of US citizens on US soil by the US military. The history of the Act also provides unique perspective on events that initiated the Robber Baron Era in the wake of the Civil War (1861-5), and are eerily reminiscent of this day and age: corporate deregulation, stolen presidential elections, and corruption of the justice system. The US is in the midst of a constitutional crisis, and at the dawn of a Medieval-Digital Era; the People are deprived of life, liberty, and property, with no due process of law.
 Los Angeles, December 2
-
review of the editing changes in Wikipedia’s entry for
Posse Comitatus Act 
(1878) [
i
] provides a unique perspective on the progress in implementation of martial law in the UnitedStates in recent years, which culminated this past week with the approval by the US Senate of a bill,authorizing indefinite detentions of US citizens on US soil by the US military. [
]
The same editing changes also provides further evidenceof the role of Wikipedia as a propaganda tool of the
Corporate-Government Complex
in the United States. [
]Some of the notable editing changes are detailed below.
 
1) Over the last couple of years, the definition of the Act was almost turned upside down.
Version of September 2009:
The '''Posse Comitatus Act''' is a United States federal law (usc|18|1385) passed on June 18, 1878, afterthe end of Reconstruction era of the United States, with the intention (in concert with the Insurrection Actof 1807) of substantially '''limiting the powers of the federal government to use the military for lawenforcement'''. The Act prohibits most members of the Uniformed services of the United States (today theUnited States Army, United States Air Force, and National Guard of the United States when such arecalled into federal service from exercising nominally state Law enforcement agency powers, police, orLaw enforcement officer powers that maintain "Law and order (politics) " on non-federal property (statesand their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States.
 Version of December 2011:
The '''Posse Comitatus Act''' is the United States federal law (usc|18|1385) that was passed on June 18,1878, after the end of Reconstruction era of the United States. Its intent (in concert with the InsurrectionAct of 1807) was to limit the powers of local governments and law enforcement agencies from usingfederal military personnel to enforce the laws of the land. Contrary to popular belief, the Act does notprohibit members of the United States Army from exercising state Law enforcement agency powers,police, or Law enforcement officer powers that maintain "Law and order (politics) "; it simply requires thatany orders to do so must originate with the United States Constitution or Act of Congress.
 
 
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2)
A notable deletion from the September 2009 version, is consistent with the general aversion of Wikipedia for detailed discussion of what took place during and in the aftermath of HurricaneKatrina.
 
Version of September 2009:
 
On September 26, 2006, George W. Bush urged Congress to consider revising federal laws so that U.S.armed forces could restore public order and enforce laws in the aftermath of a natural disaster, in thewake of Hurricane Katrina.
3) The discussion of the permanent deployment of the 3
rd
Infantry Division of the US Army insidethe United States, under the Department of Homeland Security, through NORTHCOM wasalso deleted.
Version of September 2009:
 
Homeland security
On October 1, 2008, the US Army announced that the 3rd Infantry Division (United States) 1st BrigadeCombat Team (BCT) will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army servicecomponent of United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM), as an on-call federal response force fornatural or man-made emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.This marks the first time an active U.S. Army unit will be given a dedicated assignment to NORTHCOM,where it is stated they may be 'called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal withpotentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological,radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) attack. These soldiers will also learn how to usenon-lethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them, and alsoincludes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic;shields and batons; and Flexible baton round. however, the ''"non-lethal crowd control package [...] isintended for use on deployments to the war zone, not in the U.S.The US military will have around 20,000 uniformed personnel in this role in the United States by 2011,specifically trained and equipped to assist state and local government, respond to major disasters,terrorist attack, other major public emergencies. This shift in strategy is a result of recommendations byCongress and outside experts. This response capability is not new, but now accompanies a permanentassignment of forces to NORTHCOM.This formalizes a role for the use of federal troops within the United States during major publicemergencies and disasters, as was the case in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. However,federal military forces have a long history of domestic roles, including the occupation of sovereignSouthern states during Reconstruction and the confiscation of private firearms in the Katrina aftermath.The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the use of federal military forces to "execute the laws"; however, thereis disagreement over whether this language may apply to troops used in an advisory, support, disasterresponse, or other homeland defense role, as opposed to conventional law enforcement.
 
The Wikipedia entry for the
Posse Comitatus Act 
(1878)
also provides a unique historic perspective onevents that initiated the
 Robber Baron Era
in the wake of the CivilWar (1861-5), eerily reminiscent of thisday and age: corporate deregulation, stolen presidential elections, [
] and corruption of the justice system. [
v
]The US is in the midst of a constitutional crisis [
] and at the dawn of a
 Medieval-Digital Era
: [
] thePeople are deprived of life, liberty, and property, with no due process of law.
LINKS
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11-12-02
Posse Comitatus Act 
 – history of the Wikipedia entry over the past two years.Attached
ii
11-11-29 US Senate Approves Military Detentions in the United StatesHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/74571953/ H
iii
11-11-24 Wikipedia on 1) Barack Obama, and 2) #Occupy – a propaganda tool of the corporate-government complex
H
http://www.scribd.com/doc/73681805/ 
H
iv
11-11-11 The ongoing Sheriff Joe/Obama's Birth Certificate saga - and legitimacy of the 2012 US Presidential ElectionHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/72501135/ H
v
11-12-01 #Occupy the Corrupt Courts – Citizens United and Corporate “Personhood”
 
Page 3/3 December 3, 2011
Hhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/74385957/ H
vi
[1] 11-06-14 Corruption of the Courts and Failing Banking Regulation in the United States: Dred Scott redux?Hhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/57707808/ H[2] 11-06-24 Time Magazine - 4th of July Issue: Does the Constitution Still Matter?Hhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/58665806/ H[3] 11-10-03 Execution of US Citizens by Presidential Directives With No Due Process of LawHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/67408506/ H[4] 11-11-22 Habeas Corpus in the United States - Medieval-Digital Era…Hhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/73637132/ H
vii
11-09-09 The Medieval-Digital Era / Robber Baron Revival Era - User_InproperinLA - Wikipedia - soon to be deletedHhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/64354868/ H

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