Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ron Paul (R-TX) Says Bush Wants Martial Law

Acoording to Reason magazine's libertarian blog Hit and Run, the good Congressman was on a recent radio show blasting Bush's plans to do an end-run around Posse Comitatus using bird-flu as an excuse.

"If we don't change our ways we will go the way of Rome and I see that as rather sad.....the worst things happen when you get the so-called Republican conservatives in charge from Nixon on down, big government flourishes under Republicans."

Now for a U.S. Congressman, and a Republican at that, to invoke Rome and thus the circumstances that led to the changeover from Republic to Empire as well as the decline and fall of that Empire is pretty serious stuff, I would say.

So here's the big tinfoil hat of a question.

If George doesn't feel like stepping down in 2008, what do you think the odds are on his trying to keep power militarily?

(Bear in mind that a hell of a lot of the Christian Right think these are the End Times and predicted as far back as 2001 that Bush would be the last ever President of the USA.)

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