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Military Law instead of Constitution
« on: April 09, 2004, 04:23:52 PM »
Gen. Franks has announced that if there is another big attack, the Constitution would be removed. LMAO. What do you guys think about this?
Those of you who support Bush and consider yourselves patriotic (for whatever reason that may be), what do you guys think about this? How patriotic is it to remove the Constitution, what our country is pretty much based on. Our Constitution is what makes us different from other nations, it protects us from the government, and here they are trying to remove it completely.

In case some of you try to bash me for saying this is liberal garbage or propaganda, this was published in NEWSMAX (conservative).


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Re:Military Law instead of Constitution
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2004, 06:31:10 PM »
Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
Franks, who successfully led the U.S. military operation to liberate Iraq, expressed his worries in an extensive interview he gave to the men’s lifestyle magazine Cigar Aficionado.

In the magazine’s December edition, the former commander of the military’s Central Command warned that if terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government.

Discussing the hypothetical dangers posed to the U.S. in the wake of Sept. 11, Franks said that “the worst thing that could happen” is if terrorists acquire and then use a biological, chemical or nuclear weapon that inflicts heavy casualties.

If that happens, Franks said, “... the Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.”

Franks then offered “in a practical sense” what he thinks would happen in the aftermath of such an attack.

“It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world – it may be in the United States of America – that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important.”

Franks didn’t speculate about how soon such an event might take place.

Already, critics of the U.S. Patriot Act, rushed through Congress in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, have argued that the law aims to curtail civil liberties and sets a dangerous precedent.

But Franks’ scenario goes much further. He is the first high-ranking official to openly speculate that the Constitution could be scrapped in favor of a military form of government.

The usually camera-shy Franks retired from U.S. Central Command, known in Pentagon lingo as CentCom, in August 2003, after serving nearly four decades in the Army.

Franks earned three Purple Hearts for combat wounds and three Bronze Stars for valor. Known as a “soldier’s general,” Franks made his mark as a top commander during the U.S.’s successful Operation Desert Storm, which liberated Kuwait in 1991. He was in charge of CentCom when Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda attacked the United States on Sept. 11.

Franks said that within hours of the attacks, he was given orders to prepare to root out the Taliban in Afghanistan and to capture bin Laden.





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Re:Military Law instead of Constitution
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2004, 07:54:55 PM »
LMAO @ King Bush.

Realistically, this is fucking scary. Just simply discarding the Constitution? Wow.

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Re:Military Law instead of Constitution
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2004, 06:48:14 PM »
To eliminate the constitution is to eliminate our way of life and America as we know it.  I think Bush is doing an alright job but under no circumstances should he, or anyone have to eliminate the constitution, i think the General isnt thinking clearly. ::)