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10-09-2013, 06:38 AM
Dem Congresswoman Suggests “Martial Law” to End Government Shutdown (http://www.infowars.com/dem-congresswoman-suggests-martial-law-to-end-government-shutdown/)
Sheila Jackson Lee uses obscure language to characterize clean resolution

October 9, 2013


Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee used obscure language to characterize the push for a clean resolution which would end the government shutdown, labeling it a form of “martial law.”

Advocating for the passage of a clean continuing resolution that would, at least temporarily, end the current standoff in Washington and reopen the government, Lee said there were enough members of Congress who would vote for the resolution.

“It’s something called a continuing resolution, but it’s a bill that you put on the floor that has been passed already by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate….that we could vote on today,” said Lee, adding, “We have martial law – what that means – and my colleagues know what it means – is that you can put a bill on in just minutes.”

The term “martial law” in a legislative context is somewhat obscure but it has been used before (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nU4mhnvgdDgC&pg=PA15110&lpg=PA15110&dq=congress%2Bvote%2Bfast%2Btrack%2Bmartial%2Blaw&source=bl&ots=42Wqsp-S3S&sig=c3iDJCuZhCJI14D5wJtg0f1zUq4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=T3BUUsSWJIeUiQKBtIDYDw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=congress%20vote%20fast%20track%20martial%20law&f=false) to define lawmakers’ ability to “fast track” bills without going through the usual congressional process.

However, Lee’s insistence that a Senate-approved resolution to fund the federal government be fast-tracked via “martial law” appears to conflict with Article I, Section 7, Clause I of the Constitution, which states, “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”

This clause was included by the founders to ensure that decisions related to the power of the purse reside with the legislative body which is closest to the American people.

The last time martial law was mentioned by a member of Congress was back in 2008 when Rep. Brad Sherman revealed (http://www.infowars.com/paulson-was-behind-bailout-martial-law-threat/) how lawmakers were threatened with “martial law in America” by then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson if they rejected the TARP bailout package.

10-09-2013, 06:41 AM
Sheila Jackson Lee. LOL.

tod evans
10-09-2013, 06:41 AM
Do it! :D

10-09-2013, 06:42 AM
Sheila Jackson Lee. LOL.

Lets hope Sheila Jackson Lee is misusing the term "martial law" because this got a little more serious.

tod evans
10-09-2013, 06:43 AM
Lets hope Sheila Jackson Lee is misusing the term "martial law."

Let's not.

10-09-2013, 06:51 AM
The video was NOT what I expected, but should have been, given who the speaker is.

10-09-2013, 06:52 AM
Let's not.
Show your true colors, tyrants!

10-09-2013, 06:53 AM
DOJ: You also asked BDTF about the weapons that he had in his home when he was arrested; is that right?


DOJ: And you also asked him about the amount, the large amount of ammunition that he also had in his home at the time; correct?


DOJ: Why did you feel it was important to ask him about those things?

PSYCHIATRIST: Well, I was trying to get some kind of understanding of... what sort of frame of mind he was in that he would own all of these weapons, what did he want to do with them, what kind of thinking did he have about them. So that's really what I was doing.

DOJ: Now, when you asked him specific questions about the guns and specifically the huge amount of ammunition that he had, what did BDTF respond?

PSYCHIATRIST: Well, he again tried to sort of normalize it, you know. And I pressed him. I said, well, yeah, but you know, you have an automatic weapon, a machine gun, and 10,000 rounds of ammunition. I still, you know, was sort of mystified as to why someone would need such arms. And he just said, well, you know, an automatic weapon -- the automatic weapon I had shot 15 bullets a second or something to that effect and that you go through a lot of bullets...