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You get what you asked for
People who are hell bent on blaming George Bush or everything that went wrong with the Katrina disaster relief effort should now be quaking in their ideology obsessed close minded boots. Content with skipping the blame rightly due to everyone else, including: the people who lived there and their lackadaisical culture (it is, after all, the Big Easy, while everywhere else in contrast is the Big Difficult) the local government, including a mayor who never saw fit to plan for any kind of evacuation, a governor who couldn’t decide if she needed the help of the FED and wouldnt even talk to the President because of her idealogical blinders for two days, and proximity state and local governments who didn’t send their own national guard in to help and, worst of all, actually forcibly prevented people from trying to leave the disaster. No, it was all George W. Bush’s fault. Some sure was, but that absolutism is disgustingly niave. While the Federal govermnet is busy regulating how many lines my damn TV has it is blatently ignoring its fundamental duties, *at all levels*
Well now they have gotten what they asked for; in an attempt to fend off criticism of the lack of response by the federal government to this disaster, a lack of response caused mostly by the very fundamental notion of seperation of powers. Bush is now seeking the very thing that prevented him from acting quickly and strongly on local issues, power. Those limitations of power were required by law the president certainly should not be able to do anything he wants anywhere he wants. The Administration now seeks to change those very laws and acquire the power not granted to him, **to use the military, at his complete disposal, for law enforcement** You people hell bent on blaming your favorite enemy have as a consequence put him on a fast track to dictatorship. Speaking as a neo-libertarian objectivist atheist, MORON! Shame on all of you!
Come on people, you do not want a president, any president, to immediately be able to send the military anywhere domestically to respond to whatever he deems to be an emergency! This is NOT GOOD
Politics & Society
Military Ban on Law Enforcement Questioned
on NPR by Vicky O'Hara
Morning Edition, September 22, 2005 · Federal troops assisting local governments with disaster relief are not allowed to engage in law enforcement. This is according to the 1878 law known as the Posse Comitatus Act. But some Pentagon officials are saying it prevents the military from helping with swift disaster response. Defenders of the law say it protects civil liberties.