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reps threatened with martial law over bailout bill
05 Oct 2008
Democratic Congressman: Representatives Were Threatened With Martial
Law In America Over Bailout Bill
Warns that a panic atmosphere was intentionally nurtured to get bill passed..
Friday, Oct 3, 2008..
A Democratic Congressman has warned that a panic atmosphere is being
intentionally created in order to get the financial bailout billed
passed, further stating that several members of Congress were told
before Monday's vote that martial law will be instigated in America if
the legislation fails..
Congressman Brad Sherman of California's 27th congressional district
told the House in a speech yesterday evening that he personally knew
of several Congressional representatives who have said they were
threatened with the prospect of all out martial law should they vote
in opposition to the $700 billion bailout..
Sherman essentially intimated that powerful forces who want the bill
passed have attempted to blackmail elected representatives..
"The only way they can pass this bill is by creating and sustaining a
panic atmosphere. That atmosphere is not justified." Sherman stated..
"Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted
against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would
drop two or three thousand points the first day, another couple of
thousand the second day, and a few members were even told that there
would be martial law in America if we voted no." The Congressman
"That's what I call fear mongering. Unjustified. Proven wrong. We've
got a week, we've got two weeks to write a good bill. The only way to
pass a bad bill is to keep the panic pressure on." Sherman urged..
Sherman has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1997
and also serves on the Committee on Financial Services along with
Texas Congressman Ron Paul..
On the Eve of a second Congressional vote on the legislation, these
revelations show that freedom in America is under direct attack. The
Congress should instigate an immediate investigation into these
serious allegations to uncover which private individuals and
administration officials, if any, are involved with directly
threatening a military takeover of the workings of the U.S.
Sherman's comments follow those of Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), who
warned Monday that the only information he had received about the
bailout was what talking points to use on the American people and that
he had been thrown out of meetings for not blindly supporting the
Ominously, Burgess also commented, "Mr. Speaker I understand we are
under Martial Law as declared by the speaker last night."..
Rep. Burgess appeared on the Alex Jones show earlier this week to
discuss his comments. Subscribers, listen here..
However, it must be stressed that the definition of martial law that
Congressman Sherman is referring to is the full blown military
suspension of the normal administration of justice, while rep. Burgess
was referring to the temporary suspension of the rules and procedures
of Congress by its leaders so that a bill can be passed quickly..
Sherman's allegations of threats against elected representatives have
also been echoed by outspoken political activist Lyndon LaRouche who
told an audience "There are those in high positions who know that if
they don't allow this bill to pass, that there are people behind the
Bush Administration who will force them to pass it or kill them…".
LaRouche stated that well placed sources had told him that the use of
armed troops to enforce the passage of the bill is "reality"..
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