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Our Bill Of Rights
Have They Been Thrown Out The Window?
August 31st, 2002
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David Lawrence Dewey
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What Really Happened on 911 - September 11th, 2001

In a report first disclosed last week in the Wall Street Journal, Attorney General John Ashcroft presented his plan of creating prisons camps for U.S. citizens he declares enemy combatants. Under the proposal, Ashcroft could order the indefinite incarceration of American citizens and summarily strip them of their constitutional rights and access to the courts with the mere designation as an enemy combatant. This is all because of President Bush's Patriot Act signed into law last fall.

What I find interesting here is how the American people are again being lied to. They say they want to create the camps? Hello... America, they already exist. It is estimated that there are between 160 – 190 detention internment facilities in the United States. Each are capable of housing between 10,000 to 300,000 civilians. These are camps that will hold between 40-45 million people. Most of these camps are located on active military bases, or closed military bases which have been converted to detention facilities. Very few lists of such facilities are available to the general public, and with good reason. It simply makes sense to keep these facilities secret to keep from the American people what the government is really doing.

Concentration CampPhotos exist of detention camps at Camp Grayling in Grayling, Michigan; Fort Dix, New Jersey; and the Federal Transfer Center-Temporary Facility at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Miscellaneous pictures have been taken of other sites showing empty fields with ten foot fences topped with razor wire pointing inward creating holding pens. These sites also have stadium lighting and guard towers surrounding the sites. The questions that should be asked is who are these holding pens for? Cattle do not climb fences. Cattle do not need barb wire at ten foot height and guard towers?

Does this remind you of the concentration camps that Hitler created in Germany to get rid of the Jews? There are reports of an underground facility under Denver with a crematorium. What will they use these camps for. In case of a disaster of any type, health, economic, terrorists, thousands upon thousands of people could be herded into these camps at a moments notice, once Marshall Law is declared. It would be supervised by FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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The next question is... who is the government defining as an enemy combatant?

People such as this:

Terroists who are also defined as:

Defenders of the U.S. Constitution or one who makes numerous references to the U.S. Constitution because they label these people as "right wing" activists.

Animal-rights groups and environmental groups

Any group of individuals engaged in militia type training. Remember one important thing here. If it had not been for the militia in the Carolinas against the war with the British, we would have lost the war in 1774. The militia were farmers who took up arms against the British alongside General Washington who would become our first President of this great country. Even the thought of suggesting what Ashcroft is wanting to do to American citizens is uncomprehensible, this is America. When is this madness going to stop?

When is the last time you read our Bill Of Rights? Do you know how they are suppose to protect our rights? Do you know how many of them have been circumvented by our government? Below are the Bill Of Rights of the United States of America. I urge you to read them carefully. I have also listed examples of how these rights have been stripped away. Later on, I will tell you the facts of a man that was on trial and where the Judge would not allow his attorney to reference any part of our Constitution or Bill Of Rights. What is our country becoming?

Note: The following text is a transcription of 27 amendments to the Constitution in their original form. The first TEN amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the Bill of Rights of the United States of America.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Examples of how these rights have been taken away

The right to petition has been taken away.

The right to peaceble assembly has been taken away. Look at the recent events last week in Oregon. When President Bush was in Oregon, over 500 peaceful demontrators,( some were nuns ) were tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets by military swat teams. An infant was injured in this atrocity. Peaceful groups that want you to know the truth are slowly being eliminated. Below, you'll read how the government can do this by Presidential Executive Orders, not laws of Congress.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

How many times has the government tried to take arms out of the people?
Later, I will tell you the facts about how one man in Colorado was not allowed to bear arms and why.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Examples of rights ignored

Warrantless searches at airports. 80 year old grandmothers being stripped searched because they are suspected of being terrorists. 5 year old children being made to take off there shoes for inspection. But yet, recently a security person "missed" a 457 magnun gun in a womans carry on lugagge. Is there something wrong here?

Warrantless searches in homes just because federal or local law enforcement deem it necessary.

A Pakastani, (American citizen ) owned Jewelry store was raided without warrant and their contents taken. No charges were ever filed.

NO KNOCK" breaching and searching of homes, meaning any law enforcement or military person could just "burst" into your home without knocking.

U.S. Supreme Court approves warrantless searches of automobiles.

Naked man who did not have any type of weapon who was shot dead in his own home by a sheriff searching without a search warrant for alleged drugs when none were found.

THE PATRIOT ACT, President Bush's wish list that Congress signed into law last fall totally ignors these rights. Prior Attorney General Janet Reno and present Attorney General Ashcroft has made a mockery of these inalienable rights.

Amendment V

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 offence 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 deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Examples of rights ignored

Alleged terrorists, one being a U.S. citizen are still being held after months of detention without appearing before a Judge for charges to be filed. Due process has been completely ignored.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Examples of rights ignored

The Secret Court in Washington D.C., where no jury trial is ever held.

Alleged terrorists, one being a U.S. citizen still being held without due process and without teh assistance of legal counsel. The Justice Departments comments, "we don't plan on prosecuting any time soon". THE PATRIOT ACT, President Bush's wishlist that Congress signed into law last fall totally ignors these rights.

Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X


Passed by Congress March 4, 1794. Ratified February 7, 1795.

Note: Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 11.

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.


Passed by Congress December 9, 1803. Ratified June 15, 1804.

Note: A portion of Article II, section 1 of the Constitution was superseded by the 12th amendment.

The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; -- the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; -- The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. [And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President. --]* The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

*Superseded by section 3 of the 20th amendment.


Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.

Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.

Section 1.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.

Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.

Section 1.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Example of this right ignored

This was not the case for business owner Rick Stanley, also a Liberatian U.S. Senate Candidate in Colorado last year. Stanley protested a Denver ordinance against bearing arms in Denver. Speaking at a rally on Dec. 15th, celebrating the 210th anniversary of the Bill Of Rights, Stanley strapped on a hip holster bearing a .380 Beretta (fellow protester Duncan Philp chose a shoulder rig). He even informed local authorities he would be wearing it at the rally. Stanley was arrested by local police and charged.

During the trial, defense attorney Paul Grant's questioning of a potential juror who was also a police officer that gave the first sign of the way things were going to go in Judge Patterson's courtroom.

Attorney Grant asked the juror, "When you became a police officer didn't you take an oath to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and the state of Colorado." The juor replied, "I guess I did; I can't remember." Grant then asked, "Were you ever instructed in those constitutional rights? The juror replied, "no."

Attorney Grant then asked her, "If the judge were to instruct you that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the defendant a right to keep and bear arms, do you think you could follow his instructions?"

Pandemonium and sheer panic erupted in the Denver courtroom halfway through teh attorneys' question. The city attorney suddenly jumped to his feet to object as Judge Patterson banged his gavel.

Dismissing the prospective jurors for lunch, Judge Patterson lectured Grant, instructing him, according to both Grant's recollection and Stanley's, "I already sent you an order in this case. The order has been mailed to your offices. You are not to mention the Constitution during this proceeding. Do you understand?" Attorney Grant replied that he did not.

The defendant, Stanley and his attorney Grant report that the judge said, "Then I'll explain it again. You are not to reference the Constitution in these proceedings. You will not address it in voir dire, you will not address it in your opening remarks, you will not ask any questions about the Constitution when you summon your witnesses, and you will not talk about the Constitution when you give your closing arguments. Do you understand my instructions?"

What is the damage to this man's Constitutional rights by this move of Judge Patterson. A jury of five women and one man, not including the cop was finally seated.

Attorney Grant then presented to the judge (he was not allowed to make this argument to the jury) the affirmative defense that both the Second Amendment and the Constitution of Colorado, Article II, protect the defendant's right to keep and bear arms, citing a Colorado Supreme Course as a controlling precedent. However...Judge Patterson rejected the defense argument along with all others, replying (according to Grant, Stanley and another witness) that precedents of the Colorado Supreme Court and even the Constitution of Colorado are not applicable in Denver, because Denver is a home-rule city.

What other constitutional rights could be violated so blatantly, and with such impunity? If the Denver City Council passed an ordinance banning Presbyterian sermons within city limits; or free speech by anyone but Republicans (and then only on Tuesdays from noon to 3), would Judge Patterson sit there and wimper, "I have no choice but to enforce the law as written. The defendant was clearly caught conducting a Presbyterian religious service within the city limits".

Section 2.
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,* and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5.
The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

*Changed by section 1 of the 26th amendment.


Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified February 3, 1870.

Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude--

Section 2.
The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Passed by Congress July 2, 1909. Ratified February 3, 1913.

Note: Article I, section 9, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 16.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.


Passed by Congress May 13, 1912. Ratified April 8, 1913.

Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment.

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.


Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21.

Section 1.
After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Section 2.
The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 3.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.


Passed by Congress June 4, 1919. Ratified August 18, 1920.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933.

Note: Article I, section 4, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of this amendment. In addition, a portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by section 3.

Section 1.
The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Section 2.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

Section 3.
If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

Section 4.
The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

Section 5.
Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.

Section 6.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.


Passed by Congress February 20, 1933. Ratified December 5, 1933.

Section 1.
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2.
The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.


Passed by Congress March 21, 1947. Ratified February 27, 1951.

Section 1.
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.


Passed by Congress June 16, 1960. Ratified March 29, 1961.

Section 1.
The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct:

A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Passed by Congress August 27, 1962. Ratified January 23, 1964.

Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Passed by Congress July 6, 1965. Ratified February 10, 1967.

Note: Article II, section 1, of the Constitution was affected by the 25th amendment.

Section 1.
In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

Section 3.
Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Section 4.
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.


Passed by Congress March 23, 1971. Ratified July 1, 1971.

Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment.

Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Originally proposed, Sept. 25, 1789. Ratified May 7, 1992.

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


The following are plans are in place and in some instances already been used. Recent example, the tear gassing and shooting with rubber bullets of peaceful demonstrators in Oregon.

Operation Garden Plot

Operation Garden Plot refers to federal military assistance given to local and state law enforcement agencies. It is to be used during times of civil disturbances to control the civilian population. It is a spinoff of Rex-84. This operation is also referred to as Oplan Garden Plot,Garden Plot, MACDIS (Military Assistance to Civil Disturbances), and Garden MACDIS. This operation was first made public in the mid-1980’s.

The United States Civil Disturbance Plan 55-2, or Operation Garden Plot, is a direct support operation for the Army, Airforce, Navy, and Marines with airlift and logistic support to respond to civil disturbances. Airlift force will be composed of MAC organic airlift resources, aircraft from the USAF, air reconnaissance, and airborne psychological operations. This operation will target people or groups the government considers disruptive elements. It defines as resistance groups, tax protesters, right wing ctivist groups, people who will be considered non-conformists, or people who simply protest governmental actions. Its activation is deemed necessary when local or state authorities cannot maintain law and order. Deadly force, ( meaning to kill) is permitted against any group or person perpetrating what the Federal government will consider civil disorder. Furthermore, Operation Garden Plot also provides for federal troops andthe National Guard to combine their efforts with United Nation troopswhile conducting operations.

The cement that pulls all this together is Presidential Decision Directive – 25 (PDD-25). Though PDD-25 is classified, an executive summary is available and discusses the relationship between the United States troops and the United Nations forces in operations here in the United States and abroad. This gives military forces from other countries the same power of intervention. Another example for the use of Operation Garden Plot occurred on April 29th, 1992. C alifornia experienced the worst riots since the 1960’s in LosAngeles. It began as a small disturbance and quickly accelerated into a full-blown riot that killed 44 people. Hundreds of others were injured, and cost close to one billion dollars in property damage. The riots were so overwhelming that the L.A. police in many instances would not attempt to stop the rioters and looters. They left citizens to defend themselves and their property. Something had to be done, but innocent Americans lost property, were arrested in error and detained for periods wihtout legal assistance.

The governor of California directed the National Guard to mobilize and assist the local police. On May 1, 1992, President Bush signed ExecutiveOrder 12804, ordering federal troops in to assist the National Guard andlocal police. The plan they followed was the Department of Defense Civil Disturbances Plan (Operation Garden Plot). The operation included such agencies as LAPD Emergency Operations Center, City Command, the Sheriff’soffice, FBI, and the ATF. Today, what could possibly happen in this country to activate such an operation? A national anthrax exposure epidemic? What about terrorists supposedly on the lose in which the government says it has to declare Marshal Law to round them up, while at the same time rounding up American citizens the government has on a list? The federal government could initiate Operation Garden Plot if there were social unrest, political turmoil, or an economic disaster resulting in civil disturbances that local and state authorities could not control.

This policy is also part of the new Homeland Security Department measures. In addition, today, under a state of national emergency the President, after declaring Marshal Law, would give FEMA the authority to take control of the internal infrastructure of the United States and suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Did you understand what I just said. It would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. To make matters worse, Congress would be prevented from conducting hearings over the actions of the President or FEMA, for six months or until the President lifted marshal law. Again, or until the President listed Marshal Law.

Today the Executive Order that establishes this authority is Executive Order 12919 and combined today with DODD 3025.12, FEMA would be empowered to hold civilian detainees in detention centers for as long as they wanted. Detainees also include those deemed a "health risk". They could also use the detainees as civilian labor which would be monitored by the Department of Defense, but supervised by the FBI. Also, FEMA’s Federal Response Plan as amended in June of 1999 also makes mention of Operation Garden Plot.

Another Operation called Operation CableSplicer

Operation Cable Splicer is a Department of Defense operation for the orderly take over of local and state governments. The development of this operation had its start when President Ronald Reagan was governor of California. Governor Reagan enlisted the assistance of the head of the state’s National Guard to putan operation together, which would assist the government during times ofcivil unrest. This condition required the declaration of Martial Law. It’s purpose was to legitimize the arrest and detainment of anti-warprotesters and political troublemakers during the Vietnam era. Initially the operation was presented to the public disguised as a program to protect against civil disturbances. Its’ stated purpose was to:

Keep people from gathering in the streets.
Isolate and neutralize the demonstrators and their leadership.
Disperse crowds and peaceful demonstrations.
Validate the action of the police without any explanation.
Deny the defendant due process.
To deny them the opportunity to recover money damages against the police for arresting them.

This operation involved three different scenarios, which justified its use in controlling civil disturbances and ultimately taking over all city and states government functions in an emergency as declared by the President of the United States with the use of military forces.


Some Senators are experiencing problems in receiving emails. Snail mail by U.S. Mail could take up to 4 weeks for the Senators to receive your letter. If you oppose the Homeland Security Act and want your Senator to vote against it, please call or fax before Aug. 2nd.

You can find your Senators contact information, phone fax numbers, easily by STATE by going

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You can find a listing of your Senators and Representatives, which list email addresses, phone numbers, etc. on my site here. I urge everyone to bombard Senators offices by calling next week before Aug. 2nd and tell them "NO" to the Homeland Security Department.

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I would truly like to hear from you regarding your thoughts on this matter and whether you agree or disagree with me. So, please email me, you can use this form, Contact Form.

Here Is Someone Making The World A Better Place To Live In

I'd like to introduce you to Julie Flynn, a 44 year old mother of 3 children who has been operating a non-profit organization called Crossroads for Recovery. Her organization helps teens and young adults who suffer with depression and any issues that go along with it. I think what she is doing is greatly needed in this country with our troubled youth. I applaud you Julie! Her website is: Please be sure to visit her site and see how you can help!

And You Thought Milk and Dairy Was Good For You?

In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production, hemoglobin loss, childhood diabetes, adult onset diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, varicose veins, kidney stones, mood swings,depression, irritability, allergies and many other health problems.

Order Milk The Deadly Poison at Barnes Noble.comOrder Milk A-Z at Barnes Author, Robert Cohen has written two very informative books,
Milk-The Deadly Poison and Milk A-Z.
On this page are over fifty research studies that Mr. Cohn has compiled to show the correlation of milk to health problems.

I urge you to not only read these research studies, but to order Mr. Cohen's books. You can order them on the page as well.

Mr. Cohen's website is:

As I mentioned in my last column, in this column and in future columns, news and my comments on several different areas of interest will be included.



Are your tired of those annoying ads popping up all over the place. Well, there is a new FREE downloadable program that will stop them. You can find details at

Many smoke alarms can't tell the difference between real fire smoke and harmless common stove cooking smoke you can't see. The problem has been solved by First Alert. They have developed a new Smart Smoke Alarm that tells the difference. You can find them at Wal-Mart and other department/hardward stores for about $30.00. Most homeowners insurance policies offer a discount for smoke/fire alarm detection units install in your home.


In 2001, enough new wind turbines were erected to provide electricity to nearly 475,000 homes annually in the country. It has been shown that if wind farms were put on less than 1% of American land, they would provide nearly 20% of our electricity, about what we get from nuclear power or from oil imports. If we used 2% of American land, we could do almost do away with nearly every nuclear power plant and would not be dependent on middle-eastern arab oil or the purchasing of Russian oil. Why are we getting in bed with Russia anyway? Russia is building two nuclear plants in Iran. This would give Iran the ability to manufacture the bomb. Iran provides safe haven and supports terrorists groups including Al-Queda. In addition, Russia has clamped down again on many of their democratic processes and civil freedoms for Russian citizens. I thought our present adminstration has stated that we will not tolerate any country that permits terrorism to breed. Well...Russia is certainly creating the capabilty for one of the most terrorists nations on earth to start World War Three. Could someone tell me if I am missing something here? And thanks to the present adminstrations cancelling of wind farms funding to expand wind farms with grants, we can kiss that goodbye. We will continue to have to worry about global warming, air pollution etc. because someone wants America to purchase oil from Russia? Hello Washington...anyone listening?

Also, if you have not read my column The Facts Of 911 - Who Knew What When,
make sure you do.



In October, 1998, I wrote my column, "Hydrogenated Oils-Silent Killers". I warned readers about the health dangers of these oils. I also explained that oils that have been hydogenated at high temperatures to fuse hydrogen into them, create various deadly transformed fatty acids and chemicals. Swedish reseachers have now identified a chemical, Acrylamide, a polymor type plastic that is used in the making of plastic and also a known carcinogen is a by product of baking or frying carbohydrates like french fries at high temperatures. The World Health Organization recently met with over 800 scientists to implement measures to validate the research studies. In upcoming columns, I will provide the latest updates, research and news on this. For the time being, I advise, avoid anything baked or fried at high temperatures, and especially foods containing hydrogenated oils.


You know those nano-probes you saw in the series Star Trek series Voyager that were put in crew members bodies? They could go in and fix almost everything that was wrong with the crew member? Interesting now because those writers of that show must have had visions of the future. Reseachers are presently developing several methods ranging from using killed virus genes to actual micro robots to be able to enter the body and correct gene defects and repair organs, like cleaning out clogged arteries or removing kidney stones. At present technology speed of development, these new miracles should be in use within ten years.


Romaine lettuce is a source of a natural amino acid called tyrosine, it counters depression.

Tomatoes contain the amino acid phenylalanine, which slows the breakdown of endorphins of your body's feeling good chemicals. This may be why arithritics avoid tomatoes.

Chicken is rich in tryptophan, an amino cid that converts to serotonin, a calm inducing brain chemical.

Green beans are rich in folic acid which also raises serotonin. The folic acid also protects against breast cancer, colon cancer and helps to lower homosysteine, a chemical that if high enough in your body has been linked to causing a heart attack.

Brown rice, ( not white rice ), is high in B-6. It helps to convert tryptophan to serotonin, which when eaten for dinner helps you sleep better. Whereas, a white potato is a starch that can elevate blood sugar and keep you up at night if you eat it too late before sleep.

The myth that you should not drink anything as you eat. Well...recent studies show that you should drink as you eat for two reasons. It provides moisture to the food to decrease constipation and the most helps to maintain your weight because incorporating it into the meal will decrease appetite and in some causes will help you to lose weight. And if you are drinking distilled water which has lost 100% of the minerals and trace elements, ( which is good because the body really cannot utilize the minerals in this form and in some cases can cause kidney/gallbladder stones and other health problems ), or reverse osmosis bottled water, you should be taking a liquid mineral and trace element supplement. This will insure that you are getting enough of these important minerals and trace element minerals like copper, magnenese, molydbedum, boron and others that have a huge impact on the immune system and other organs. You absorb nearly 99% in liquid form and the body is able to uses minerals and trace elements that re in liquid form. Liquids are assimilated directly into the bloodstream. However, tablet form of vitamins and minerals, you lose nearly 40% of it in the digestion process. You're more or less literally throwing about forty cents out of every dollar you spend on any tablet form of any supplement. Bottom line...get the liquids! You'll be more healthy and it will cost less in the long run.

Eating Right For Your Blood Type

Are you eating right for your blood type? There are four blood types, O,A,B and AB. Do you know there are certain foods you should be eating and some foods you should be avoiding because of your blood type?

For example, if you have type O, your risk factors for ulcers and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis increase if you eat incorrectly for your blood type. If you are type A, your risk factors for cancer and heart disease increase if your eat incorrectly. If your type B, your risk for slow-growing viruses that attack your nervous system increases if you eat incorrectly. If you are type AB, you have the friendliest immune system of all blood types and have most of the intolerances of type A and B.

Eat Right For Your Blood TypeClick here for ordering information
I have said for years in my columns that what you eat is what you are.
If you have not read Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's book, I strongly urge you to.

Eat Right For Your Blood Type

CLICK ON COVER for ordering information.

If you are eating the wrong breads or grains, you can actually be setting yourself up for colon cancer. The wrong foods can cause a weaken immune system, causing excessive colds and flu, not to mention allergies that you think are not food. And you lose weight also if you eat correctly. It is all in understanding the bio metabolism properties of the body and how digests nutrients and if your blood type and DNA can handle those certain foods or not. It perfectly makes sense because of the evolution of mankind's various blood types and the evolution of our food supply. You'll be glad you read this book. You can order it by clicking on the cook cover above. It is $19.96 in hardcover, you are saving 20% and you'll receive FREE shipping from Barnes and Noble. Do yourself a favor today, start living for healthy by eating correctly! I can't stress this enough!

Leanne Ely, C.N.C., Certified Nutrition Counselor, author of "Healthy Foods" and who provides some delicious recipes in The Recipe Korner on my site has started a new service called Menu-Mailer. Don't know what's for dinner. Too tired to figure out what to cook and to tired to know what to pick up at the grocery a store. Leanne will provide you with menus, recipes, and even a grocery shopping list for pennies a day. For more about Leanne and her Menu-Mailer service, CLICK HERE. You can also order her new book, "Healthy Foods" from this page.

If you have not read my column on Hydrogenated Oils-Silent Killers and Aspartame, Sweetness or Death, also known as Equal, make sure you do.

David Lawrence Dewey

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