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Posse Comitatus Repealed!

Monday, March 4, 2013 14:41
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On December 1st, 2008 I again wrote about Posse Comitatus.

Posse Comitatus The Act forbids the use of the military of the United States as a posse comitatus (an armed body of men at the disposal of the King for the purposes of keeping the peace) or for law enforcement purposes, with the exception of the National Guard. Coupled with the Insurrection Act of 1807, we have a set of laws that govern the President of the United States of America’s ability to deploy troops within the United States to put down lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion.

This item caught my eye this am: The Frightening “Next Great Trend. Top trends forecaster Gerald Celente, says the next great trend is “…a breakdown of societies all over.”

When you see the legislation that has been passed such as the repeal of the Posse Comitatus Act, it now allows the military to take over police duties. That was the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act following the Civil War. The military was everywhere (after that war until 1878).

So now the military can come back onto the streets. They know that unrest is bubbling over everywhere. It’s happening in Romania, Slovenia, and around the world. The unemployment levels are hitting new highs. People are going into poverty and losing everything.

I hadn’t realized Posse Comitatus had been repealed. On December 31, 2011, Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) codifying indefinite military detention without charge or trial into law for the first time in American history. The ACLU has significant discussion of the ramifications.

Is that why Homeland Security and other agencies have been buying so much ammo? Is this why 2,700 light-armored tanks were purchased to go with their 1.6 billion bullet stockpile.


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  • whocares

    Posse Comitatus Act is unconstitutional due to the fact it was pass by the same ones who started the US Civil War. Posse comitatus act is not a unalienable right. It was never repealed and hope it gets repealed since the act brought over 100 years of lynching. It brought intimidation. Also a few coups and yes you birdbrain it overthrew a integreated Wilmington NC. It was part of the Jim Crow era and for 103 years of American independence we had a Federal Government who put down insurrections and in 1879 the ex confederates passed Posse Comitatus which in full terms legalised Jim Crow laws and suppressed all Non Whites and suppressed the poor. Posse Comnitatus Act is a bad law.

  • njf001

    The Posse Comitatus Act (PCA) has not been repealed. The ‘indefinite military detention without charge or trial into law for the first time in American history’ you’re referring to is the legal authorization for the Guantanomo detainees. This in itself is something of a non-story in my opinion. I say this because if they were given full POW status under the Geneva Convention they would still be held for the indefinate future because Al Qaeda is not going to sign an armistice with the US anytime soon. In every other war we’ve fought POWs are held until an armistice when each side swaps prisoners. Unfortunately we are fighting a long war against a non-state actor.

    The PCA is often bandied about as a constiatutional seperation of powers and protection of Americna civil liberities. Nothing could be further from the truth. The PCA was passed as a compromise over the disputed election of 1878. Essentially, after the Civil War the Republican governments had kept the Union Army in the south to ensure former slaves were free to enjoy their new found freedoms under the 13th Ammendment and could live thier lives without being lynched. In the elecdtion of 1878 the former confederates, ie the Democrats, rejected the official results of various states because they objected to blacks being able to vote. Blacks overwhelmingly voted for the party of Lincoln, ie the Republicans.

    Several states sent competing results to the electoral college. This was the first election in which one candidate won the popular vote, while another won the electoral vote. As part of the compromise it was agreed that Benjamin Harrison would be elected President and in exchange he would withdraw the Army from the south. Congress passed the PCA and Harrison withdrew the Army.

    The result of this action was the disenfranchisement of blacks and the rise of the KKK. Blacks would not have their rights restored until the federal government used federal law enforcement and the federalization of the National Guard during the civil rights period. The PCA only applies to active duty forces, reserves in an active duty status, and National Guard when they are in a Title X, ie active duty status. It does not apply to the Department of Homeland Security which is a civilian agency.

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