Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.
(1) Such activities are necessary to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order; or
(2) Duly constituted Federal, State, or local authorities are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for Federal property or Federal governmental functions.”
Y’all think this is appropriate? I don’t. The whole IDEA of the National Guard under the control of the State Governor is where this comes into play. The US Federal military has NO business jumping into this, and NO military commander in the US Military, under Federal control has ANY authority to do what they just put in the law, regardless of the fact it was “put into the law”.
Read the whole news article here: http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/05/14/u-s-military-power-grab-goes-into-effect/
or here: http://www.policymic.com/articles/42193/u-s-military-grants-itself-the-power-to-police-the-streets
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