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US Senate to Declare “International Martial Law” — Give President ‘Unlimited’ Military Powers

The U.S. Senate is poised to give President Obama and the next president unprecedented war powers that amount to declaring martial law upon the entire world. Majority leader Mitch McConnell surprised almost everyone last week by saying he has a war resolution ready to be voted on at any time.

The resolution is a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) for declaring war on ISIS. It would give the president even more power than the AUMF granted to Bush after 9/11, which is still in place today.

“The AUMF put forward by McConnell would not restrict the president’s use of ground troops, nor have any limits related to time or geography. Nor would it touch on the issue of what to do with the 2001 AUMF, which the Obama administration has used to attack ISIS despite that authorization’s instructions to use force against those who planned the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”

Considering what Bush and Obama did with the 2001 AUMF—invading and occupying countries in “pre-emptive” war, CIA black sites, extrajudicial killings, inventing the term “enemy combatants” to bypass international law, new forms of torture, drone bombing women and children, and assassinating U.S. citizens—the specter of a new and expanded AUMF is truly frightening.

“This resolution is a total rewrite of the War Powers Clause in the U.S. Constitution,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn). “It is essentially a declaration of international martial law, a sweeping transfer of military power to the president that will allow him or her to send U.S. troops almost anywhere in the world, for almost any reason, with absolutely no limitations.”

McConnell’s resolution is more than what Obama asked for last year, but this is of little relevance since Obama has been carrying out a war against ISIS, including the use of special forces, with no authorization. The administration has refused to put forward a legal framework, insisting that the 2001 AUMF is enough.

As the New York Times pointed out, ISIS was created long after 9/11 and is actually a competitor to al Qaida, which means that Obama’s war on ISIS is not justified under the 2001 AUMF. Even members of Congress recognize that current military operations have no legal basis.

I believe the war is illegal,” said Sen. Tim Kaine. “I don’t think there’s a legal justification for it. And I think the greatest danger we end up doing is allowing the president to wage a war without Congress weighing in.”

Using this rationale, Kaine and others in Congress are thrilled to know that a new AUMF could be voted on at any time. Some would prefer more restrictions, but the bottom line is that it represents and abdication of constitutional duties that would give vast military powers to one person.

Sen. John Cornyn expressed the usual platitudes in cheering for the vote, saying “the people we send in harm’s way need to know that the country is behind them” and “we also don’t need to tie the hands of the next president by restricting what the president can do.”

For some lawmakers, it’s more about giving the next president unlimited power than it is about Obama. McConnell’s about-face from December, when he expressed no interest in voting on an AUMF, may also be a ploy to make the issue a major talking point in the presidential election. There’s nothing like talk of war to whip up fear in the masses and distract them from substantive issues.

It is no coincidence that just days ago, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about the fight against ISIS, “We’re looking for opportunities to do more and there will be boots on the ground and I want to be clear about that.

Since ISIS is partially a product of American intervention in the Middle East, being cultivated from the Salafist sect to foment regime change in Syria, “boots on the ground” would complete another cycle for the merchants of death and destruction. The Hegelian Dialectic—create the problem, stoke the reaction, offer the solution—is a tried and true method for endless war.

We have already seen the extremely tenuous connections that war-makers use to justify their death and destruction waged around the world and on their own people. McConnell’s AUMF would clear away any feeble barriers that still stand in the way of a military dictatorship.

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  • The US Senate can’t do anything without Congressional approval.

    • Can’t go to war without congressional approval either….

    • Sad you life and death and mine , is in the hand of a few.

    • Not mine. My life is in God’s hands, not the hands of any government. I will fight like any true patriot when the time comes.

    • Hey bud senate is the stronger half of congress, the house of reps being the other half

    • If you know the process then you know that anything to become a law HAS to pass Congress, then the Senate, then the president either signs it into law or vetos it.

    • The Senate cannot pass it’s own legislation.

    • Congress= senate + house. That’s all I’m saying

  • We the people won’t enforce it nor will recognize it as law

    • Unfortunately, it would have nothing to do with the people. Only the military would be the ones, if they do, to stand against it.

  • Zzzzzz

  • Manuel L. Velez

  • Jim Cavender

    • Fuck…..you down to fight with me?

    • Hell yea man

    • Welp if the fertilizer hits the ventilator I’ll appear

    • I’m also around

    • Yeah my house would be a better place to get out of civilization anyway. So meet here if shit pops off

    • Good to go man I will do that

  • Cody Kkeller

  • Yeah, build the president’s ego and now he’ll invade Russia or China and lose, eventually encouraging them to invade the US and win. Yeah. Great job, Mitch. One way to destroy the US.

    • The only part of this I disagree with is the “invade the US and win” part. I’d like to point out that the armed citizen population of the United States is the largest armed “force” in the world today. Japan even cited that as their reason for not invading us…

    • I don’t think any country is stupid enough to invade the continental US. US citizens are still considered their own army due to the amount of private gun ownership, the invading force would suffer major losses just fighting citizens, many of who have military experience. China is really the only country that has the population to throw away in a ground assault like that

    • You beat me to it while I was typing Ryan Zielinski, lol

    • But Kurt look at who we’ve been pissing on and how were positioning ourselves…

    • We piss on China, Russia, North Korea and the entire Middle East. As the saying goes: an enemy of my enemy is an ally…

    • We’re giving rights to our national parks to the UN and restricting use of that land to our own citizens. So we’ve already paved the way for the UN to preposition themselves. My concern wouldn’t be just one country but a group of countries…

    • And I’m sure we’ve all heard of the UNs agenda 21 or whatever.

    • Oh I agree, but i dont think they would straight up ground assault like that, if they we’re going to do something the smart and likely move would be along the lines of a way to turn our population on itself, get us to kill ourselves and each other from the inside(which is already happening) then wait it out and come in as a clean up crew for the survivors.

    • Find a way to disrupt the everyday work/consume/play lifestyle of most Americans so they are all hungry/cold/bored and watch how quick it falls on itself

    • Yup, not that way for flint, Michigan right now sadly…

  • scary

  • NO NO NO NO

  • This will get people killed…

  • #Pendejos. #QuestionEveryone #QuestionEverything, even these sites and articles.

    • Did you read the article/watch the video? Pretty convincing to see the words said from the senator himself…

    • Just because some politician says something, I’m not buying it. Sabes “Fearmongering”?

  • Certainly logical and educated people won’t believe this nonsense right?

  • Thats how humanity got destroyed….

  • The free thought project, how much do you get paid for the advertisements that are shown when I go to your blog link? And how many likes or shares do you have to get per post or followers on your page to get offers for advertising?

  • They need to lay off their pharmaceuticals. The only way this would happen is if their drugs really worked on people like on the movie Divergent. Mind control through drugs and technology. We have been warned over and over that they have been experimenting with this. Too bad for them that they will never succeed.

    • I remember when the patriot act was passed, US citizens were outra…wait no.. well when posse comitatus was canceled out for national security reasons people were mad.. wait no… uhh remind me again why this will never happen as the 1% passes laws stripping us of our freedoms that others before you said “could never happen”?

    • Do you think they will get away with martial law in the US? Do you believe the people will allow it to happen?

  • Good way to start ww3

  • Trust the military won’t enforce it neither

    • Thats what everyone thought when katrina hit New Orleans and the military rounded up everyones guns (including those who were not affected by the hurricane)

  • as long as a Democratic president remains in control!

  • Try to make work. lol

  • available in any library with a federal register. senate report 93-549

    http://www.barefootsworld.net/war_ep.html

  • I’m shopping for a country to raise my kids….USA is no longer the great country it used to be..

  • Chose your side folks, what side to you think the hand of justice will be on?

  • We will not allow our children to be disarmed. We will pass on those military pattern rifles, magazines, and ammunition to our children and our children’s children. Congress have no power to disarm the militia.

    “Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

    We will die in battle before we give up our arms and leave our children in slavery. We will not register ourselves or our arms. Registration is the prerequisite to confiscation, which is the prerequisite to dictatorship and extermination The attempt to disarm the people on April 19, 1775 was the spark of open conflict in the American Revolution. It was an act of war, and our forefathers fought back in justified, righteous self-defense of their natural rights. Any such order today would also be an act of war against the American people, and thus an act of treason.

    semi-automatic rifles, handguns, or full capacity ammunition magazines, which are precisely the kinds of weapons the American people need to defend their lives and liberty .We will step in between the people in our communities and any oath breaker who attempts to carry out such orders, regardless of their title, their office, their uniform, or who sent them. When they step outside the law – outside the Constitution – they are no better than violent street criminals and we will protect the people from them.

  • 1) Are American army national guard weekend warriors going to abandon their family and homes to carry this out? NO.

    2) Would the mobilization of any unit of the military be able to be carried out and positioned strategically fast enough without creating defensive weaknesses , and alerting resistance, you don’t have to be a military strategist to know the least resistance encountered ,the better.

    Why don’t you all start fabricating fairytales about the next national treasure that is to be president.

    George Bush was illuminati, Obama is a Muslim, both were planning martial law, blah blah.

    • This page used to post good news and articles. Now they just flat out lie for attention. U have written them several times asking for them to cite there sources like a real wrighter. But no reply. I think it’s run by a bunch of children

    • Wrighter

    • Righter.

    • Wtf is a “wrighter”?

    • What the Fuck does it matter? Did you understand what he said? If yes, then the spelling is irrelevant, sir.

    • How much do you get paid to troll?

    • I do it for free. Did I ruin your chance to be a super patriot by casting a bit of logical thought on this piece? I apologize, I am sure the opportunity will present itself again for you to put on your American flag tank top, while you keyboard about the cold dead fingers your guns can be taken from .

    • Writer.

    • You know you wrote something good when all people can do is bitch about your spelling. Good job mr Perez. And yes I know mr is capitalized and there should be a period after but fuck u and your online English majors.

    • Actually I wasnt picking on his spelling, theres actually a definition on the word “wrighter” on urban dict. I was wondering if he actually meant to spell it like that, jackass.

  • This is possible because while dismantling the constitution (It’s Just a piece of paper) G W Bush did away with the POSSE COMITATUS ACT, for national security reasons.

  • Greg Lloyd!

  • THE US IS GOING TO BE THE WORLDS BIGGEST PRISON .LAND OF THE FREE ,WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP

  • Sean Ellis

  • We have moved into a “dictatorship”…
    And nobody seems to care.

  • since ISIS has attacked and murdered US citizens and their allies it is apparent that they declared war on us. they dont need to say it we dont need to say it war is upon us. whoever is behind isis is the villains and they must be brought to just no matter who or where they are.

    • Most of them are on capital hill

    • evidence?

    • Mat Lewis Do you live under a rock?

    • I’m not gona do all the homework for you, but for starters there’s this:

      https://youtu.be/XzCDdXkwe28

    • no us citizen where murdered by isis on us territory, or do u believe the whole world is us territory ?

    • insults and demeaning attitudes eliminate any position you may have. be polite. i asked for evidence not saying i screwed your wife so be nice.

    • Paul Venneman San Bernadino not us territory?

    • Kurosh Makki you made the claim you have to back it up

    • And I gave you a link to a video that should dip your toes in the matter

    • yep that’s what I asked for politely

    • Carlos Sousa he might but do u have evidence lol

    • Kurosh Makki you gave him a youtube video, which is just a form of media with a bias opinion lol

  • They are justifying this as allowing the president to go after ISIS wherever they may be. Not quite sure what to think.

  • international?

  • The more powerful the #BERNIE army gets, the more likely “they” will be looking for martial law here. Start talking to your family and friends in the police and military, and ask them, “will you be willing to fire on your own family and friends”. We are fighting for the rights of the American people to have a decent life. And stop the 1% from stealing our tax money. And they aren’t happy about it.

    • is this the police that kill innocent us citizen by the hundreds ?

    • Paul Venneman Well then… they wanted us all to be armed. And we outnumber them, big time.

  • So we’re screwed huh?

  • Yeah. Cuz the Senate LOVES President Obama and doesn’t thing he has enough power. Come on now people. Get your heads out of your asses. It’s ridiculous fabricated crap used to get the sheeple all wound up.

    • They are giving power to any future republican president as well. Obama is gone and will not use these powers….but the next potus just might…get it?

    • A Republican run Senate is willing to take the chance that Hillary could potentially have this power? Assuming a Republican doesn’t win, of course. Do you think they would take that chance? They could wait for a Republican POTUS to take office before doing anything.

    • I agree with your analysis of the practicalities, Dan. I also see Richards concern in principle, however. These kinds of powers should NEVER be on the table, phony bargaining chip or not

    • I agree 100% that they should not be on the table in the first place.

  • Carmenuccio Stavole

  • All about Fear.

  • Do I hear revolution?

  • And just why the hell should us people allow him to go by the book when 99.9% he does what he wants anyway? His presidency is void and so are politicies these days

  • Fuck obama! He has the power to defeat Daesh now but refuses!

    • Because that would undermine the years of planning we’ve done to keep pressure in the region and soak our balls in other country’s oil fields

    • What does that tell you Scott?

    • Tells me alot! The reason muslims and people of middle eastern descent hate us is because 1-we need to mind our own fucking business 2-they have what we want and our government is willing to stop at nothing to get their oil!

  • Yeah more countries we get to bomb , and more debt… All fear the mighty America

  • the start of NWO ordered by the rockafellers and rothchilds obama is an ass fucked jews bitch

  • Yea. Lets fight (the government) Time

  • America get a grip of yourself

  • Isn’t this what they have already been doing for decades?

  • Koyle Olsen

  • Your President has over reached his Authority if he thinks his poxy US Laws have any juristiction over me or my fellow Australians? That Freak has another great dissapointment heading his way.Aussie’s would make the Stan look like pre school.We’re a sovereign Nation with our own Laws and Close partnership with China.Love to see a US force of any kind even try that shit.International Martial Law? That would be a full on Act of War.Wow Obama must truely want America destroyed.

    • Didn’t you guys give up your weapons good luck defending yourself and loved ones

    • It’s McConnells baby, not obamas. And it’ll never get passed

    • You’re right, it’s a Republican bill. I think they want it to pass because they think the next POTUS will be a Republican.

    • What you guna do with no firearms…lol and only way a homocrat will be elected is same way obummer got elected again by ILLEGAL VOTES …..GO TRUMP!!!

    • Shawn.. seriously? Illegal votes? Im not pro Obama but I’m also not dumb enough to believe everything on the internet. Lile the moon is a giant death ray or obama is a Muslim. Please do homework. But as I can see your a trump supporter so you’ll just let him do the homework and follow blindly. Good job being a sheep

    • I am far from a sheep MF…you wont see me being lead to a fema camp They proved dead people and illegal immagrants voted and i didnt use the internet to find out….

  • Saad Kazmi

    • This article is legally inaccurate

    • President already has the power. We are currently in a “state of emergency” so powers are already expanded

    • They are expanded now, yes but their magnitude of effect is less than they would be after this bill. They don’t permit the use of these powers on this scale

    • The current law is warped for current uses. This law states flat out what they want to do, so no BS

    • Idk we’ll see man seems unconstitutional lol

    • Basically were running off of a law made in 2001 after 9/11 stating bush could use force to subdue terrorists who committed the terror attack. That ruling is skewed and turned into an excuse to attack ISIS and other groups created later on after 911. Thats where the current conflict is, the law we have now is not for ISIS it’s for Al Qaeda (who committed 911). People say that the war on ISIS is “illegal” because of this. The new law states that they can use these powers whenever wherever there’s a US presence.

    • And on whomever

    • Basically takes out all the fine print and makes the current standing into a generalization

    • I feel what ur saying itll prolly pass cuz they need more time in the mideast

  • This simply can not happen.

  • Just like Hitler in 1940 US is a extension of Hitlers Germany

  • Ftp has lost it’s way.

  • JUNTA, Like Greece 1967 To 1974.

  • England , and the house of commons are a legal child molesting society and with the Royals together

  • January 21, 2016

    Governor Kate Brown
    Office of the Governor
    160 State Capitol
    900 Court Street
    Salem, OR 97301-4047
    503-376-4582

    RE: FBI Plans to Attack American Protestors on Public Land?

    The Honorable Governor Kate Brown,

    EUGENE, Ore. – Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond, 46, both residents of Diamond, Oregon in Harney County, were sentenced to five years in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken for arsons they committed on federal lands.

    I dislike and disagree with the Federal Attorney General’s characterization of Dwight Lincoln Hammond and Family and Hammond’s supporters as American terrorists. While I do not share all political views espoused by ranching folks; I do SUPPORT their claim to beneficial use of public lands. And that includes the ancient Native American practice of prescribed burning to optimize grass production and grazing.

    I also dislike the prospect of our federal or state government burning, shooting, tazing, arresting, or jailing protestors on public land. Nor do I agree with rounding up, selling or destroying cattle or other private property, destroying watering holes and killing prize breeding bulls, right or wrong about the issues at hand, this is not the business or behavior of a Government of and for The People. This is tyranny. As long as you and the former U.S. Attorney for the State of Oregon Ms. Amanda Marshall refer to these American protestors as terrorists; I will refer to you as a tyrant.

  • He needs to stop this will lead to a civil war here in the US!

  • could be worse, the next president could be trump …

  • Sounds like it’s DOA according to your own quotes from other congressional sources

  • for what reason ?
    this is BULLSHIT

  • Sad

  • I’d be a little concerned if I were living in America…Something’s going down. Good luck all.

  • Presented on Friday just before the sunset on the 22th Jan with the full moon on the Sabbath ! False-Jews got the USA by the balls ! SHOW TIME :). When will they vote for it ?

  • Us still being in a state of emergency, since 9/11, is what’s faciliting all this BS. This is just piling on.

    Why is the fact we’ve been in a state of emergency, since 9/11 ever discussed?? It gives ridiculous executive power. They love it, and its a major factor in what’s fucking us.

  • Nice to see how the GOP sees the world and the American people.

  • This is not the only piece out today on the topic. Do a little research and you will see this bullshit to be true.

  • And they presented it during a (scheduled ?) snowstorm !! I knew there was something fishy about that storm just by listening to our news here on Zionist Radio-Canada !!

  • Tom Wynne Jones

  • Haha. The US congress doesn’t have authority to declare international martial law.

  • It’s an ObamaNation

  • he can’t contain isis with the power he currently wields…we have formerly won wars prior to Obummer…the problem is not going to be fixed by granting more power to a lawless ruler…the problem will be solved when his changes to the military Obummer made are reversed…Obummer has put a chokehold on the military by changing rules of engagement and so forth…undo those things and the military machine will go back to working without need for more power to anyone…first he creates the problem so he can implement his fix…are all you congressionals idiots or what???

  • Bring it mother fuckers..!!

  • Load up people…

  • Here. Play with me.

  • I said this was comming

  • Our public servants have sold out to the Luciferian NWO – they can no longer be trusted or obeyed.

  • Please…… U guys are so full of shit

  • So you want to do what you want with the country so you need to get all your fat ass paper pushing ass’s out the office today and take our guns you can’t cause I will be a hard one to get all of my guns and you need to bomb isis and the collateral damage just like the ones who was killed on 9/11

  • YOU BETTER NOT ASS HOPPERS!!

  • more fear mongering from the Free Through Project

  • Can this be verified ? I don’t see mass-medias talking about it… The Free Thought Project.com : do you have another source ?

  • Now this is scary.

  • Hmm

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  • The republic fell long ago

    • Sometime around the Civil War if what I have read is correct.

    • depends on the context, and it’s a debatable point. In the context of unconstitutional war powers, we can certainly say that none of the military actions since WW2 have been authorized as prescribed by the constitution. So the date is at least that far back. If you want to use central banking, there was actually a central bank long before the federal reserve, which Jackson ended. So the date is subjective but we can all be sure it was long before our time.

    • 1913 was when it started to go down hill really fast. Ron Paul was our last hope, but the horse died with JFK. This isn’t fact, just my personal opinion.

    • Even the word republic fell into the wrong meaning…

    • Yes, and when the Empire falls, there’s gonna be a big bang, and lotsa troubles…..and it could be happening right now

    • Bill Anderson I wouldn’t be surprised. My beloved governor abbott is trying to give nethanyu an eargasm.

  • The one that Bush destroyed?

    • Huhuhu…he said ” nigger” Huhu

    • Well Jim provide what the Republicunts have achieved besides ruining what was once the Richest and the Most Powerful Nation?

    • walking teleprompters dont destroy things, the sociopathic elite who control them, however…

    • Apparently you can’t come with a good excuse to make the Republicans look good, because they haven’t actually achieved anything that was Good for the Nation in the last 8 years, where as Obama has been trying to fix the issues that Bush and his administration created, and he’s doing it regardless of all the obstructions created by the Republican Party and as usual…the Republican Party doesn’t like to One Up from the other side which is nothing new.

    • if you’re still playing in the “Republican vs Democrat” kiddie pool, you’re playing on way too shallow ground to even understand the real situation. Please don’t interrupt the adults at the conversation.

    • George W. Cockbush had the Patriot Act, illegally spied on all American citizens without a warrant, and illegally went to war without congressional approval. He violated our constitutional rights. Buttcrack Thefucka (Barack Obama) did all of that, too. The thing is, Thefucka took it to a whole new level. He even got the NDAA passed, which allows the government to indefinitely detain American citizens. That means that the government can break into your house while you’re asleep, arrest you, and place you in prison on a pimple little suspicion. This is all without a warrant, without probable cause, and without trial, further violating our constitutional rights. I’ve actually heard Thefucka disrespect our constitution as “an outdated piece of paper” and “a flawed document,” among other things. Demoblicans and republocrats are the same — absolutely no difference between ’em whatsoever. They’re all shit-pig politicians, who only care about their own personal gain.

    • Bill, the NDAA is not new, it’s been around for decades, and every president since its inception has agreed and signed on it

    • Lol, yes… Obama’s destroying America 😂😂 only if you’re a republican/conservative/tea party member.

    • Yay, fuck both parties…..but when the country and your home is being invaded by a foreign force, who are you going to call for help…certainly not the police?

    • When the foreigners invade I will fill them with Russian ammo.

    • So will they, with their Russian Ammo.

    • All of the neighbors will have guns, too. They will be guns that your precious government is trying to take away.

    • Government taking away guns…if that were true, it would have already happen since the Reagan administration.

    • They’re trying to demonize guns and infringe on our second amendment. Every statist says that “they’re not trying to take away our guns, they’re just trying to keep criminals from getting ’em.” Those laws make it hard for law abiding citizens to get guns, while criminals and mentally ill continue to use the same methods they’ve used since the begining of criminal activity. This will eventually lead to taking away the guns. It’s only a matter of time. Government always becomes corrupt, and where corruption is, tyranny follows. Tyranny is always, ALWAYS followed by oppression. All governments in the history of this planet have had a history of this.

    • But yet No One has dared to actually carry out what they say they’ll do against a Tyrannical Government and those claims have been heard and read by millions since people started hating the government.

    • Nobody has done anything about the tyranny because almost everyone is still a loyal statist, who think big government is there to protect us and look out for us.

    • I’ve seen Ceballos alot. real statist goon. dont feed the state sponsered trolls, ladies and gentlemen.

    • The republicans are spineless and always on the defensive. The democrats are liars and driving the country further into the ground while filling their pockets. Neither can be trusted. I think I’ll vote for trump. Both parties seem to hate him, so maybe that’s a good thing.

    • Really Kay Osmo, what do I look like muthafuckah?

      To Phil, if you vote for Trump you’re basically voting for the Republican party, since both the Tea Party and the Republican Party are one of the same.

  • Mitch needs to be put in a straight jacket, and hauled off to prison..

  • Who copied whos manual for egomanical warmongering destruction?

  • the fall of the republic went unnoticed with the federal reserve, the patriotic act, and more… this is the rise of their imperialist dictatorship…

    • Leslie

    • We’ve had an empire for a century now, pal where u been?

    • Never was a democracy. Never will be.

    • …not even the thunderous sounds of applause.

    • Johnny McGowan He stated that when he said it fell with the Fed reserve

    • Striking out everywhere Johnny.

    • Slavery has been reborn that’s if it ever left except now it’s nothing to do with skin colour were all slaves now to a system and the few wealthy billionaires that we all pay our taxes too. Even our governments are slaves they sold us out long ago there is no such thing in existence as a republic in any country. Welcome to reality…

  • The fellas at occupy democrats would cream their pants if that happens

  • Don’t think it can’t happen here.

  • Wasn’t the “president” relieved of his duty and the “senator” given the emergency special powers?

    • If you are referring to Star Wars story line then no Emperor Palpatine was once a senator then was elected Chancellor, which was their equivalent of president or leader of the galactic Senate

    • And what happened to Chancellor Valorum again?

    • Its kinda like the british parliament….the chancellor being the prime minister…he was given a vote of no confidence

  • Criminals

  • This is why they want ower guns.
    CAN U SAY COMMUNIST

    • Communism is a system of economics.

    • Josh Hoff you must be one of stupid idiot liberals.

    • Can’t wait to vote for
      TRUTH TRUMP

    • Truth? 99% of what he says is bullshit. He states NO facts.

    • Jelte van Veluwen TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.TRUMP THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE SOON TO GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. YEA BABY

  • hey at least at some point this means that there will be a death star in the future 🙂

    • Actually, there was a petition to build one and it got enough signatures that the White House had to respond. They concluded it would be stupid to build one especially because of how expensive it is with such an easily exploitable fatal flaw

    • look up the star wars project. no literally it was called the star wars project and it was basically giant ass lasers pointed back at earth from space. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPIZ18QczNg

  • Did he drunk to much fluoride?

  • Joshua Scott

  • yup and i can tell ya if it happens war will come.

  • all things that rise must fall.
    the only absolute constant is change.
    Entropy applies to everything, if maybe not literally.

  • Comparing real life politics to Star Wars. Yep this page is definitely run by a child

  • Why don’t you help us learn how to write our representatives about it instead of making Clickbait memes?

    • lmgtfy.com

    • So fun and laugh. Much wow.

    • Get rekt

    • Come on now Johnny… it’s the free THOUGHT project… not the free action project. 😉

    • Now THAT’S funny!

    • johnny, if writing representatives worked, change would happen, but this system is F#CKED, optimalized for corruption.. the people need to wake up and make a stand for freedom, but it definitely wont happen with the “elected”s help, they want to keep their fraud going and the offshore bank accounts full.. its against their best interest to help us.

    • I heard if Palpatine just got a letter, he would never have done order 66. You are really something special Johnny

    • You are going to write to your representative about it? Wtf do you think that is going to do!? Think about what the fuck you just said for a minute

    • So many self-righteous sheep. Anytime I need reassured about the stupidity of the masses I need only post on this page. Ugh.

    • Writing to your slave master will only make them laugh

    • Johnny feel free to copy and paste this in the Google machine;
      How do I contact the state representative for Cumberland MD

    • Google is on the internet btw.

    • Btw stands for “by the way”.

    • In case you didn’t get the memo, your representatives don’t represent you nor give a shite about what you disagree with or what your opinion is. Your letters get thrown away.

    • And what johnny? Just read yiur own comment? You really need someone to teach you how to write to your rep? Seriously? Thatbis the stupidity of the masses.

    • you can write them all you want but you are wasting your time.They don’t represent you and me ,they are owned and represent their owners. Everything you believe about freedom and democratic process in America is a fantasy that they are selling you to keep you in line and pacified

    • “Clickbait memes” that happen to inform a lot of people as an instigator for learning about various issues.

    • Lolololololol you guys are good for a laugh if nothing else I guess

    • Or you could think for yourself and do your own research!

    • Lmao “Oh no the system is so corrupt there’s nothing to do except bitch on the Internet”. We’re not even in a dictatorship and people say we can’t make change? Pathetic.

    • Is that your educated response Johnny McGowan? Wow, thanks for providing absolutely nothing to the conversation

    • I really find it funny how hard he is trying to project right now

    • Discussion of what, exactly? That you guys are a bunch of self-important glorified Facebook admins that offer no substantive guidance to those looking to effect change?

    • Guidance? If you need someone to tell you what to do, then you should stay out of it completely. there is you guidance.

    • Thanks Matt you seem like a real swell chap

  • …except most lawmakers are roundly denouncing his insane idea. Not giving it a standing ovation

  • Someone needs to stop this. How can this so easily be done?

  • No, were way past that, many just cannot accept the facts.

  • The Prez is no dummy. It will get vetoed

  • It says NOT LIMITED BY GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION- that means could be HERE IN THE US as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maybe after a decade or two of this crap people will wake up………lol but I doubt it.

  • Just getting ready for economic collapse.

  • Vital Signz

  • Hahahaha! Awesome!

  • Although I high doubt Mitch McConnell is gonna give Obama the pleasure.

  • Someone get that turtle impersonator out of office

  • its for the light side of the force to arrest the dark, contrary to the addictive qualities of fear mongering and suchnot….. watch the new x files, it is a preview for the mass arrests of the elite and formal disclosure of ET races, as such even the CIA has participated with the release of their own xfiles
    https://www.cia.gov/news-information/blog/2016/take-a-peek-into-our-x-files.html

    Obama is the disclosure president, he has to have some legal way to initiate arrests .

  • this has to be very well defined for very limited if any reason to use….

  • Jaydn Hughes

  • As the sheep all baa and wonder what Samuel L. Jackson means.

  • Mitch “Booger Sugar” McConnell. ” Wow, what a surprise!”, said no patriotic American ever.

  • AHahHAhAHAHHA

  • Critical thinking is vital and pretty sure It will soon be illegal to have a mind of your own. Time to wake the fuck up America and smell the propaganda

  • The unconscious American peasant is unaware of its environment. Stupid peasants.

  • If Bernie get s it I don’t mind 😉 bernie is bae

  • He even looks like jar jar

  • Fuck “The Turtle”! He sabotaged Ron Paul’s 2008 & 2012 campaiges

  • Mitch McConnell wanting to give Obama anything does NOT sound familiar… at all.

  • Steve Mike Castro

  • We need Bernie Sanders now more than ever.

  • Tim Blake Marshall Kent Mark Hewett

  • From Crassus to Hitler to Obama.

  • Brian Knox Jr.

  • Who creates these memes? Fifteen year olds? Yes, the republican senator that absolutely HATES Obama, gave him ” Emergency Special Powers”. Why make such a ridiculous meme? Do you really need “click” bait that bad?

    • Sonny, the president is about to leave office. The next president is already chosen. Where do you stand?

    • Sonny? The next president isn’t “chosen”. 😂😂😂😂

    • Sorry to break it to ya. But obama, bushes, clinton, reagan, carter, nixon, post teddy roosevelt have been chosen by capitalism. Pride of prejudice and extreme patriotism were on the rise amongst caucasian murrcants, and no one cared to figure it out who’s gonna be the next president. Thank your previous legislators and private banks for having a job in the military against continuous, “religious” disasters in the middle east. But hey, allahjuakbar right?

    • 😂😂😂😂 wow, delusional much?

    • Capitalism is free market economy, how the fuck does it choose anything?

    • Because we dont have true capitalism we have corporatism. Everything including the Senators and prez are bought out.

    • I agree we don’t have true capitalism in America…but whether corporatism or capitalism Nando’s statement about ‘capitalism’ making choices makes no sense.
      I’m sure Nando thinks he knows what he means…if he does he needs to use more precise language if he intends to communicate anything.

    • Cheeky Nandos

    • How about you actually refute the subject and substance rather than resorting to ad homs? If you can that is…

    • You’re comparing real world, to fiction. Republicans absolutely hate Obama, this subject holds no substance, hence why I said what I did.

  • It’s starting people

  • exactly how Hitler gained so much power

  • What’s crazy…it’s a #Republican control Senate #GOP

  • Elfren Castro

  • Garrett Garcia Jared Christian Magsanoc

  • Eric David Grünbaum lol

  • More lunacy

  • I hope u r right

  • Luna Rosa de Karlo Maria van Derix Yanick Zerbe Markus Kranch

  • Mary Sampson

  • We haven’t been a republic for generations

  • Obama in a state of the union address ASKED congress to take the war powers back because he does not need them.. and I doubt very very much that GOP congress is going to give Democratic president full run… that is crazy lunacy.

  • Carlos H Boy

  • Bush had them when he lied

  • Courtland Miller

  • I need to watch star wars. Anyone know where I can watch the series the cheepest?

    • Wait until Disney releases the original remastered pre 90s George Lucas edits as a box set.

    • Pirate bay

    • If you can’t watch it on your tv in your bedroom then your doing something wrong

  • Nathan, Kevin

    • So this is how liberty dies… With thunderous applause

  • Damnit jar jar!

  • But this time the president has a brain!

  • Nonsense.

  • Need to take into consideration that that Senator wouldn’t normally give that President the sweat off his balls.
    So, what kind of dope deal are they making and how badly is it going to hurt the American people?

    • The people don’t realise they have the power such is the brainwashing of the leaders of all our countries.

    • Sorry Colette but I think the people are idiots.
      They are so programed to belong, they have to find a herd to inhabit or they might wither and die.

  • Anesia

  • The fall of the republic happened in 1913. Woodrow Wilson took care of that for us. Catch up FTP.

  • Heather Spoelstra Andrew Spoelstra Michael Christensen Tyler Bearclaw Wilson

  • This coming from the drug dealer Mitch, the turtle, McDonnell.

  • If this passes, how do you *not* start summarily executing U.S. Senators?

  • #teamPadme

  • As awful as they were, the prequels paralleled our day quite well.

  • TRAITORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hahaha I was always waiting for Mace Windu to say motherfucker lol

  • Not gonna happen!!!

  • God Help the USA

  • haaaa watched that shit last night

  • no one took the prequel seriously…. more blaster fights, please!

  • Yeah the GOP wants to give Obama that or anything for that matter, dumbasses!

  • Robert Olivieri

  • Jessie Ann Polistico

  • “so this is how democracy (or the government goes down the drain) with a thunderous applause” – star wars

  • I mentally wrote this off as another “jade helm” type conspiracy theory at first glance, but no, this is real, and this is scary

  • CAN YOU HEAR JAMES MADISON’S WORDS OF WISDOM HERE ABOUT EXECUTIVE AGGRANDIZEMENTS?!!!

    In 1793-94 Madison and Hamilton in the Pacificus-Helvidous Debates argued about the proper role of the executive and the legislative branches of the U.S. government in the conduct of war. Writing as “Helvidius”, Madison observed that:

    War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement. In war, a physical force is to be created; and it is the executive will, which is to direct it. In war, the public treasures are to be unlocked; and it is the executive hand which is to dispense them. In war, the honours and emoluments of office are to be multiplied; and it is the executive patronage under which they are to be enjoyed. It is in war, finally, that laurels are to be gathered, and it is the executive brow they are to encircle.

    The U.S. Senate is poised to give President Obama and the next president unprecedented war powers that amount to declaring martial law upon the entire world. Majority leader Mitch McConnell surprised almost everyone last week by saying he has a war resolution ready to be voted on at any time.

    The resolution is a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) for declaring war on ISIS. It would give the president even more power than the AUMF granted to Bush after 9/11, which is still in place today.

    The AUMF put forward by McConnell would not restrict the president’s use of ground troops, nor have any limits related to time or geography. Nor would it touch on the issue of what to do with the 2001 AUMF, which the Obama administration has used to attack ISIS despite that authorization’s instructions to use force against those who planned the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    • MORE BOOTS ON DA GROUND KOMRADES!!! I LUV AMERIKA!!!

      For some lawmakers, it’s more about giving the next president unlimited power than it is about Obama. McConnell’s about-face from December, when he expressed no interest in voting on an AUMF, may also be a ploy to make the issue a major talking point in the presidential election. There’s nothing like talk of war to whip up fear in the masses and distract them from substantive issues.

      It is no coincidence that just days ago, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about the fight against ISIS, “We’re looking for opportunities to do more and there will be boots on the ground and I want to be clear about that.”

    • Catch those responsible for 9/11…they are still working on that after going on 15 years

  • Wtf?

  • Caesar also comes to mind.

  • so that’s how WWIII begins… 🙁

  • Enabling act

  • What fucking republic? Hasn’t been one since 1900

  • When are we going to wake and realize we are nothing more than a paycheck to these people…
    All we do is work so they can give our money and everything we invent to other countries…
    We Americans should command respect before it’s too late…

  • We haven’t been a republic since 1933 when our money was stolen and we became enemies of the bankrupt state.

  • Kurt Sardella

  • I love The Free Thought Project. You post great stuff, and are genuinely amusing.

    But come on…”International Martial Law?” You guys are starting to sound like Fox News.

  • A coke head senator.

  • “Order 66″…

  • So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.

  • Samir Dehqani

  • I was thinking the same stuff the other day like the government took it from the script lol

  • ….to create a grand army…of the republic!

  • Jordan Farquharson

  • oh yeah !

  • let’s talk about reality in movies….. can you see it now?……..

  • In a galaxy far far away!!!

  • The Republic fell on November 22, 1963 with the assassination of JFK. The (Crypto) Empire has been in charge since, just allowing the pretence of elections to let the people think they have some say.

  • Changes are not something the Constitution needs it’s changes in government officials that’s needed ???

  • Dan Corey

  • Just remember who was in charge when this movie came out . Bush cheney and the crew

  • It’s like the poster doesn’t realize that some of us like the Empire. What are you, rebel scum?

  • Tyler J Smith

  • People who slept through history class wouldn’t be familiar.

  • It does to me but I am old enough to have been taught about Nazi Germany and how hitler came to power. I don’t think it is taught anymore.

  • Bad news people

  • First thing I thought of was palpatine lol

  • Nick Masch

  • Emergency powers already exist and have since at least 9/11….

  • you have got to be shitting me!!

  • First somebody has to say what the emergency is.

  • they may as well make it official-at least ti’s wouldn’t have to explain all the time

  • I’ve heard talk about this…scary!

  • um didn’t Samuel L tell everybody to vote for mother fucking Obama?? smdh

  • They already have this with NDAA (People Against the NDAA)

  • Sounds like Rome 2 me

  • Danny Britton the real Star Wars on earth…

  • To get out of this period of endless quasi war, we need leaders (like Grant, Sherman, Patton Lemay) willing to wage total war until unconditional surrender.

  • Executive order 13603…he already got it

  • Matthew Gilding

  • That can’t be true.

  • “Messa pwopose that the senate give immeadtly imergency powas to the supreme chancella”

  • Brittany Albright

  • 3.5/10 mediocre meme with shitty clickbait

  • Very scary. Just imagine if Trump actually gets elected?

  • Anthony Marcoux yea thats pretty much what I said

  • hitler beborn ??

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