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Latest Bush Executive Order Kills Your 5th Amendment Right to Own Property

In an as yet un-numbered Executive Order (at least the number isn't published), president bush has decreed that your property - all of it - can be taken away at the sole discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury at the mere suspicion that you may commit a crime in the future. You can view and read this latest executive atrocity at the White House website.

If you own a business, this concerns you. Whether you own it as a sole proprietorship, as a sole shareholder, or even as a partial shareholder of a corporation, you stand to lose all of it if the Secretary thinks you may commit an "act of violence" that may disrupt the war (or peace) effort in Iraq. Naturally, "act of violence" is not defined anywhere in this order.

Once this becomes law, he has all the tools Hitler and Stalin had to keep their respective populations in utter subjection to their will.

The executive order states in Section 1(a) that “all property and interests in property” of “any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of - blah, blah, blah (followed by a laundry list of “purposes or effects”).

This means that the triggering factor underlying any such blocking order is a mere “determination” by the Secretary of the Treasury that you pose a “significant risk” of committing an act of violence in the future that has any of the listed purposes or effects. All the Secretary then has to do is to “consult” with the secretaries of state and defense. There is not even a requirement that these two agree with the Treasury Secretary’s “determination”(!)

In other words, if the Secretary of the Treasury says that you “pose a significant risk” of committing an act of violence with the purpose or effect of “threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq; or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people”, then the 'bushprez' can block you from accessing your bank account, retirement account, credit cards, or “any property or interest in property” that you may own.

That technically includes your house, whether owned or rented, your car or other means of transportation, whether owned or rented, your business, all the way down to your cell phone, toothpaste and underwear, as well as the twenty bucks you loaned your buddy that he hasn’t paid you back yet.

What is there to keep the Secretary of the Treasury from “determining” that you, because you oppose the war in Iraq, are probably one of those extremist hooligans who protested the WTO in Seattle a few years back, or that you are likely to act like one of them even though you haven’t even participated in those riots? War protesters do these things, don’t they? They are all the same, aren’t they?

If the Secretary “determines” that you probably are one of them and that you “pose a significant risk of committing” an act of violence intended to frustrate the war (or even the peace effort) in Iraq, all of your stuff can be taken away from you - or you can be “blocked” from accessing it, which pretty much amounts to the same thing.

You have no legal recourse under this order. No remedy at law. The order does not provide for compensation to you for the taking of your property. There is no due process requirement that will guarantee you a fair hearing in a court of law.

Unconstitutional? You bet!

But you can’t complain about it.

Why is that?

The president has declared a state of emergency back in 2003 (as he recites in this executive order at the end of the paragraph that starts with “I, GEORGE W. BUSH”). That state of emergency has not been rescinded, to this date.

In a state of emergency, the president has the power to do whatever he wants, and you can’t complain - or else.

This is the clear, logical consequence of Americans’ acquiescing to their government claiming the right to pursue the anti-Christian doctrine of preemptive war.

If the president can launch a war against another country in order to prevent a potential, as yet unrealized future attack, then he can also prosecute a potential criminal at home - or confiscate ALL of his property - for acts that the prez (or his Secretary) simply “determine” might be committed in the future.

We are talking about the imposition, by executive order, of absolute, unrestricted tyranny and despotism in the name of “national security.”

Does this mean he will take your property away from you?

Not necessarily.

But you just gave him (or any future president) the power to do so at any time in the future if he (or she) think it may be a good idea!

Yes, it is you who gave him that power - because you didn’t do anything about it.

No point in blaming anybody else. It’s you who is at fault. If you sit back and wait for somebody else to act on your behalf, you have just given up any legitimate claim to your own right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.

Are you going to act?

Better stand up.

If you are a Christian, stand up.

If you are a Democrat, stand up.

If you are a Republican, even a Neocon who thinks the president would never do such a thing -


This is no time for playing party politics. If continuing the war in Iraq is more important to you than even the very last shred of your own liberty, then what’s the point in fighting the Jihadists? You have already acquiesced to live exactly the way they want you to live - namely, without any rights, whatsoever.

The only difference is the rhetoric used as justification for your enslavement. Bush uses rhetoric that appeals to US right-wingers, while the Jihadists use rhetoric that appeals to fundamentalist Muslims.

The result is the same.

Now, who is the enemy?

They both are. Each uses the other as justification for imposing a tyrannical regime onto you and everybody else. If you are an American and you value your Liberty, I don’t care what side of the phony political spectrum you currently occupy.


An executive order only becomes law if Congress doesn’t overturn it within thirty days after it is published in the Federal Register.

You can still prevent this order from becoming law - and I mean YOU! Not the guy next to you, not your representative in Congress. YOU must act NOW - or it’s all too late.

Call your two Senators. Call your Congressman. RAISE HELL! - but for God’s sake, don’t go out into the streets and smash in store windows to vent your frustration. That would deliver the perfect excuse for Bush to take your stuff away from you, or to have you arrested as a “terrorist” under the Military Commissions Act.

It’s your last chance. If you let this one slip by you, it’s all over with freedom.

One last point that I can’t resist making: If you trust any candidate for president in 2008 to voluntarily rescind this order after he or she becomes president, you ought to have your head examined. They all love the power it gives them. Only Ron Paul will actually do it - and you know that is true!

Alex Wallenwein


"Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions."--Frater Ravus

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Damn, thats insane. About

Damn, thats insane. About as insane as all the other shit, but this is the kind of shit that makes me want to pack everything of value into a car, sell everything else, cash out the bank accounts, and go north... south if I have reason to think they're looking for me :/

Other people have said that Bush's real damage will be what he leaves behind for others to abuse. I'm thinking they are getting more and more right... I'm just wondering what the administration has planned for the last few weeks of their time in office, I'd think thats when they would do the really unpopular things.