“Father of Reaganomics” Predicts Police State in 2008

 
 
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04 December 2007 10:29
 

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“Father of Reaganomics” Predicts Police State in 08? 
Paul Craig Roberts, a Republican who worked in the Reagan administration, is predicting a 9-11 type of attack before the 2008 elections. If that occurs, Bush can declare martial law and begin arresting those who disagree with his foreign policy (based on Executive Orders recently issued by the Bush Administration that grant the president these powers and more.) Wild stuff. (H.R. 1955)

Paul Craig Roberts is an economist and a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as the “Father of Reaganomics”.
He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He was a post-graduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford University where he was a member of Merton College.

In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.

 
 
 
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04 December 2007 13:08
 
3n7r0py - 04 December 2007 03:29 PM

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“Father of Reaganomics” Predicts Police State in 08? 
Paul Craig Roberts, a Republican who worked in the Reagan administration, is predicting a 9-11 type of attack before the 2008 elections. If that occurs, Bush can declare martial law and begin arresting those who disagree with his foreign policy (based on Executive Orders recently issued by the Bush Administration that grant the president these powers and more.) Wild stuff. (H.R. 1955)

The executive order won’t permit any of that ... the language is narrowly tailored and clearly designed to deal with tracking persons who commit violence in Iraq or who funnel money from places like Iran or the Iranian Revolutionary Guard or other so-called “charities” through the US to hamper war efforts in Iraq.  It’s absurd to suppose that a government cannot take all necessary steps to successfully prosecute war, including punishing those who fight against it and fund its adversaries.  Criticism of Iraq isn’t mentioned in the order.  That’s just careless reading of the executive order.  And executive orders are subject to constitutional review.  http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070717-3.html

And HR 1955 has no relation to the order.  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-1955