Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Pandemic response bill

On February 27, 1933, the Reichstag building, which was where the German Parliament met, was destroyed by arson. As Wikipedia explains, "The day after the fire, Hitler asked for and received from President Hindenburg the Reichstag Fire Decree, signed into law by Hindenburg using Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution. The Reichstag Fire Decree suspended most civil liberties in Germany and was used by the Nazis to ban publications not considered 'friendly' to the Nazi cause." Full article here.

Will the Swine-Flu Pandemic be used as another Reichstag fire event? An excuse to suspend civil liberties and even silence dissent?

Related reading here.

"Order of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State

On the basis of Article 48 paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the German Reich, the following is ordered in defense against Communist state-endangering acts of violence:

§ 1. Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of opinion, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications, and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed." (From the Wikipedia entry on the Reichstag Fire Decree; Full article here).


Derek said...

I think that's exactly what Obama et al have in mind. This may very well be the excuse needed to impose martial law as well.

Sheila Dwyer said...

Hey....caught this link at Sarah Palin's Facebook page. I agree with you. The socialists are planning a revolution and will use either this or a similar tactic to overthrow this country and impose totalitarian rule.

This post is most insightful. Thank you and kudos!

Samantha said...

It's almost here people. Visit this link:

Massachusetts will be a sort of test case. Before long, anyone who doesn't go along with the socialist regime will be thrown into a camp.

Now is the time for all concerned citizens to rise up and speak out. Before it's too late. Pray and work. Make your voice heard.

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