What Difference does it make?

There is a group that makes a pretty convincing argument that the U.S. Constitution is now suspended and has been since 1933.  If what they say is true, our President can institute any health-care system, collect any taxes he wishes, and redistribute our wealth any way he and the elite that support him desires. 

Why then should we support the expense of the Senate, House and Supreme Court?

Note that this is a work in progress.  We, and I invite you to help are in the process or verifying or debunking the first statement. 

Constitutional Authority

Article 1, Section 9: "The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion, the public Safety may require it."

5th Amendment: "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of  War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be of life, liberty, or property, without of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

History and Time Line


This section includes a time line of events that have caused these clauses to be invoked.

The Law

Title 50, Chapter 33, Sections 1541-48 is the law that, as far as we know, controls the administration of War Powers.  It is also interesting to read the Library of Congress article War Powers Research Help to understand how the act has been applied.

Congressional Report

This report, Senate Report 93-549, supposedly traces the history of the invocation of the War Powers Act back to 1933 and makes the point that we have lived under a dictatorship from 1933 to 1973, when the report was issued. 

Dr. Gene Schroeder et al


This site asks for your action. In the article  War & Emergencies Powers they maintain that we are still without a Constitution.  Although the site appears to be well researched, we need to confirm it with our own research.  The action section containing letters to our President, Senators, and Representatives may need to be revised to be less strident.  For example, such a resolution may not be necessary, but can be introduced and passed to re-affirm the authority of the Constitution.  Such letters will be added to this article later.

Some Questions:

Will the declaration of emergency because of the H1N1 virus be used to seize control the government and remove the illusion that we are operating under a Constitutional Republic? 

Will it be used to put the medical care of every person in the United States under the operation of the government?

Will it be used to bankrupt the U.S. so that a shadow government may be placed in charge?

Conclusions

We are too early in the process to state any conclusions at this time.  The reason we are publishing this at this time is that we believe everyone needs to know of the possibility.  We hope that what we read is false and we are not headed for the demise of the life we have enjoyed and without the Constitution that has provided us the basis of this life. 

Sources

We recommend Legal Information Institute of Cornell University for searches associated with the U. S. Code.

The article War & Emergencies Powers originally written by Dr. Gene Schroeder et al appears to be researched very well. However, a part of this project is the verification of that article.

The Library of Congress is also a good source with some advice for doing searches. See above reference.