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MARTIAL LAW IS COMING ONE CITY AT A TIME by Don Harkins
From the Idaho Observer:
City councils all across the country are passing emergency powers ordinances -- all of which are nearly identical in form and content.
The ordinances empower the nation's unelected city administrators (city managers) to take complete control of town functions during a declared state of emergency. The ordinances also turn municipal emergency administrators into agents of the federal government in the event of a declared state of national emergency.
The Idaho Observer became aware of this serious threat to our way of life in the winter of 1998 and by the time we printed, "Has your city adopted this 'emergency' ordinance"? (The Idaho Observer, April, 1999) the problem had become much worse.
While most sovereignty-conscious Americans are awaiting some overt sign that will signal the commencement of a brave new age of global socialism, the infrastructure for our collective enslavement is quietly being laid, city by city, all across this still sleeping nation.
We believe that almost every city council in America has adopted such sweeping emergency powers or is seriously considering granting themselves those powers.
The replacement of elected government officials with unelected administrators is metropolitan government. Metropolitan government was exposed in the late 50s by Jo Hindman (Terrible 1313, Terrible 1313 Revisited, The Metrocrats and Blame it on Metro) and Joe Spenner in the early 90s (Rockefeller Regionalism: The Shadow Behind Oregon's LCDC). This unconstitutional form of government is being implemented all over the country -- particularly in the nation's more densely populated areas such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle.
Metro is pitched to citizens as a way to reduce taxes by streamlining government services in overlapping city, state and county jurisdictions. Unwitting citizens then vote to provide for the hiring of expert professionals to eliminate costly redundancies in government services. Once in office, these unelected experts begin exercising ever-increasing amounts of policy-making power over an ever-widening spectrum of municipal activity.
The true purpose of metropolitan government, as stated by its architects, is to replace elected officials who are answerable to the citizen at the voting booth with hired professionals who are answerable only to those few people in a community who are able to use their power and influence to secure the appointment of preferred professionals.
According to several municipal emergency powers ordinances we have seen, the city manager, upon assumption of emergency powers in a declared state of emergency, is empowered to shut down utilities, close stores, barricade streets, declare curfews, ration food and other necessary items and mobilize police agencies and soldiers. The non-elected city manager will also be the point man to interface with federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
In a declared state of national emergency, FEMA has been granted, through legislation and executive orders such as EO 12919, the power to take control of and administrate crises on a national level.
FEMA will dictate the activities of your emergency-empowered administrator and will allocate emergency funding to your community based upon its level of cooperation with federal agencies.
While most of America sleeps and while those of us who are awake are awaiting an obvious sign that the New World Order has arrived, the groundwork for the military occupation of America is being laid by our local leaders.
Strength in numbers
Between readers of The Idaho Observer and other concerned Americans all over this country who subscribe to alternative publications, there is at least one of us in almost every town from coast to coast. However loosely affiliated, we represent the only group of Americans who are positioned to stop the quiet construction of occupational machinery in our beloved country.
Go to your city hall. Find out if your city has passed an emergency powers ordinance or if passage of such an ordinance is being considered. The ordinance will be publicly available at city hall as a part of your city's municipal code. Some cities have a website that posts city codes and other public information.
Make two copies of the ordinance; keep one for your records and send the other to: The Idaho Observer, PO Box 1353, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858-1353. Include your name and a phone number where you can be reached in case verification becomes necessary.
We will then, on a map of the United States, stick pins in the towns whose elected officials have passed model ordinances that give dictatorial power to an unelected city manager or city administrator during a declared state of emergency.
We need to have copies of these ordinances postmarked by March 15, 2000, so that we can process this information and alert the nation by May 15, 2000.
It is our duty as Americans to expose the machinery that is being built to facilitate the occupation of our sovereign states by federal forces. Please take charge of finding the emergency powers ordinance in your city and help us in this most urgent endeavor
The Idaho Observer P.O. Box 1353 Rathdrum, Idaho 83858-1353 Phone: 208-255-2307 Email: email@example.com Web: http://proliberty.com/observer/
"There's nothing left in the world to prove. All that's worth doing is to love one another, using whatever means are available to serve."
-- Patriot (Patriot@its.almost.too.late), May 02, 2000
I just about passed on this thread,
But The Idaho Observer* said.
Start digging them holes,
And act like some moles,
Cuz the Gubmit is after your head!
* These are the same dumb fucks that had Y2K very wrong.
-- Ra (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 02, 2000.
Whatch Ya gonna do then THEY come for YOU?
-- Observer (email@example.com.Idaho), May 02, 2000.
And when the new elected officials take their office, will they not then replace the non-elected city manager with their own person? Is every elected person so corrupt to allow this to go on?
-- Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 02, 2000.
Second Ra's motion.
If there was any area in the U.S. of A. that might have had good reason to exhibit any martial law tendencies in 1999, it would have been eastern North Carolina. (Remember a 'little' event we had here called "Floyd"? We do. And will for the rest of our lives.)
And yet such things as local government mandates and curfews happened very minimally; only as much as absolutely necessary, in the interest of public safety. Every such measure taken was carefully considered, and well executed. Doomers doubt that, yeah, yeah, but I was here right smack damn in the middle of it, and saw it up close and personal. Floyd was the only bona fide disaster that occurred in the U.S. during the 'Y2k Scare'. I lived thru it, saw how government reacts to such a scenario. Doomers still only theorize, from their pitiful little positions of paranoia. No facts, all imagination.
People who post such paranoid crap are just what Ra said -- "the same dumb f*cks that had Y2K very wrong."
It's been proven, in life experience. Right here where I live.
-- Chicken Little (email@example.com), May 03, 2000.
--- forgot to add, we had FEMA, the Navy, the Army, the Coast Guard, the National Guard, and the Marines here for over a week in full force, doing rescues. 24 hours a day. Ran into some Nat. Guard guys myself while out doing animal rescues. They were nothing if not courteous and helpful.
Helicopters could be seen and heard overhead at all hours, for a good 10 days. Engaged in saving lives. (They saved hundreds, and have the gratitude of everyone in the region.)
But we never saw any black 'copters. None of the military personnel were witnessed as exhibiting any reptilian shape-shifting behavior, either.
Thank gosh I wasn't a Doomer at the time; I might not have believed my own two eyes.
Common sense prevails, though.
-- Chicken Little (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 03, 2000.
...gosh, didn't we hear that Clinton was going to impose martial law on December 15, 1999? Another failed "theory" from the white-wing dinks like the Idaho Observer...
-- Y2K Pro (email@example.com), May 03, 2000.