Federal Power Watch

last updated December 2002

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor, November 11, 1755. -The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, ed. Leonard W. Labaree, vol. 6, p. 242 (1963).

AMERICANS, BEWARE: There is massive restructing of an all powerful internal security force under the control of a strong executive, with no oversite..

  • The government's political opposition put on terrorist lists!
    ARE WE STILL FREE? "The Bush administration is developing a parallel legal system in which terrorism suspects -- U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike -- may be investigated, jailed, interrogated, tried and punished without legal protections guaranteed by the ordinary system, lawyers inside and outside the government say."

    from Washington Post December 1, 2002, Those Designated 'Combatants' Lose Legal Protections

    "Justice is likely to ...abandon many of its previous responsibilities in combating traditional domestic crimes."

    "More than 1,100 people have been detained ... although none have been charged..."

  • from Washingtonpost article Restructure Justice (Washington Post Nov 8, 2001)
  • Camps for Citizens: Ashcroft's Hellish Vision (LA TIMES Aug 14, 2002)
  • Troops stationed on American soil for civilian control (WP Nov 21, 2001)
  • New Gestapo court for "terrorists" (WP Nov 14, 2001)
  • Ashcroft Discusses New Powers (WP Oct 25, 2001)
  • Massive Detention (WP Nov 4, 2001)
  • CIA, NSA Shakeup (WP Nov 8, 2001)

    New Shadow Government to be in Control

  • Shadow Government Is at Work in Secret (Washington Post Mar 1, 2002)
  • Shadow Government Video (WP Mar 1, 2002)
  • Shadow Government Activated for U.S. (AP Mar 3, 2002)

    Will the truth be lost forever from the people

  • A Veto Over Presidential Papers

  • Bush Clamping Down On Presidential Papers

    How is the media being used as a tool to promote this new fascism?

  • CNN Chief Orders 'Balance' in War News

  • U.S., Britain Step Up War for Public Opinion

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