The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction, with the intention (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) of substantially limiting the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (today the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States.
The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Coast Guard is exempt from the Act during peacetime.
MARTIAL LAW WILL HAPPEN THIS FALL
I have been warning for weeks that martial law was likely by this fall. At first, I wasn’t sure how the government would enact the move, as there would obviously have to be a generally acceptable reason given to the public. But as events have now transpired, I believe the events are now in place. There are a response to the H1N1 virus as it relates to MANDATORY vaccination and then the bank closures scheduled for late this fall. These events will come to together to “allow” the government to enact martial law in all of the US. The fact that they are actively preparing to include already sending printed signs declaring martial law to all federal depots and agencies prompts me to write this now.
THE HOW OF IT
This is from the Army Times LAST September:
“3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army. By Gina Cavallaro – Staff writer Posted : Tuesday Sep 30, 2008 16:16:12 EDT
The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys. Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home. Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters , including terrorist attacks.
It is not the first time an active-duty unit has been tapped to help at home. In August 2005, for example, when Hurricane Katrina unleashed hell in Mississippi and Louisiana, several active-duty units were pulled from various posts and mobilized to those areas. But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.
After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one. “Right now, the response force requirement will be an enduring mission. How the [Defense Department] chooses to source that and whether or not they continue to assign them to NorthCom, that could change in the future,” said Army Col. Louis Vogler, chief of NorthCom future operations. “Now, the plan is to assign a force every year.”
The command is at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., but the soldiers with 1st BCT, who returned in April after 15 months in Iraq, will operate out of their home post at Fort Stewart, Ga., where they’ll be able to go to school, spend time with their families and train for their new homeland mission as well as the counterinsurgency mission in the war zones.
The package includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets. “I was the first guy in the brigade to get Tasered,” said Cloutier, describing the experience as “your worst muscle cramp ever — times 10 throughout your whole body.”
In addition, the Air Force has just revealed how we will be “controlled” and “herded”. This just posted on the net by New Scientist at 17:09 23 July 2009 by David Hambling. “The Pentagon’s enthusiasm for non-lethal crowd-control weapons appears to have stepped up a gear with its decision to develop a microwave pain-infliction system that can be fired from an aircraft. The device is an extension of its controversial Active Denial System, which uses microwaves to heat the surface of the skin, creating a painful sensation without burning that strongly motivates the target to flee. The ADS was unveiled in 2001, but it has not been deployed owing to legal issues and safety fears.
Nevertheless, the Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) in Quantico, Virginia, has now called for it to be upgraded. The US Air Force, whose radar technology the ADS is based on, is increasing its annual funding of the system from $2 million to $10 million.
The transmitting antenna on the current system is 2 metres across, produces a single beam of similar width and is steered mechanically, making it cumbersome. At the heart of the new weapon will be a compact airborne antenna, which will be steered electronically and be capable of generating multiple beams, each of which can be aimed while on the move.”
The bases that have been recently closed by the military are all undergoing construction to make them suitable for “internment and controlled behavior” facilities. These military activities are being coordinated with Homeland Security and various State National Guard Units.
Now you know the who, what, why, when, and how of it. Now let’s talk about how to survive it and NOT get caught up in it. First, DON”T try to resist these efforts. By that I mean do not let those who respond by saying we need to form militias, armed resistance, etc. Believe me these kinds of actions are expected and there are well developed contingencies to deal with them. As the Borg said, “resistance is futile, you will be assimilated”.
Instead, this will be a time to either stay absolutely sequestered in your home or if you have the capability to escape to non rural areas like your mountain cabin. Getting as far away from populated areas is the best defense. Be prepared to be absolutely self sufficient for at least three months. That’s about it. The good news is that the shadow government that will be behind these actions lacks the real human resources to make this an effort for absolute control. Their contingencies are for dealing with those who are going to resist. That will be about 2/3 of all real Americans, veterans, and minorities. However, do not comply either. Simply disappear from the radar. By doing so, the initial period will pass, you will then appear to be compliant, and life will resume, albeit as a new paradigm. This is one of the most repugnant and saddest articles I have written, but you must be prepared and have a plan. Don’t play ostrich with this.