United States Is Militarizing American Policing, Say Experts In New Report (video)
government compliance with the letter and the spirit of the Posse Comitatus Act 1878 , a law that prohibits the use of the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions within the United States, according to an Examiner news story that quotes police officials and others opposed to the militarizing of American law enforcement. Provisions in last year’s authorization act allow military reservists — Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines — to be called to duty and deployed in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency within the homeland, as well as mobilization of reserve units to support counterterrorism and security missions overseas, according to the American Forces Press Service’s Donna Miles . “Except for a crisis involving a weapon of mass destruction, the reserves historically have been prohibited from providing a homeland disaster response,” Army Lt. General Jack C. Stultz , the Army Reserve chief, told reporters. Originally, such deployments were the duty of National Guard , which are under the control of state governors who would call in guardsman as needed to support civil police forces, fire departments and other emergency personnel. However, when Hurricane Katrina fiercely struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, especially the city of New Orleans, active-duty service members became ” the federal default force ,” according to Miles. But the reason for that deployment was the inability of Louisiana’s governor and New Orleans’ mayor to command and control the police and emergency responders. Now the U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration have acquired the authority to use military resources in such emergencies, including deploying soldiers during an insurrection. “Is anyone surprised at this latest disregard for the constitution and tradition? The military forces in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have been training in urban warfare and response to terrorist threats such as weapons of mass destruction (WMD) scenarios,” said police lieutenant Walter Ingram of the Morningside, N.Y., police department. Ingram also noted that “the Bush Administration and congress toyed with the idea of practically militarizing FEMA ( Federal Emergency Management Administration ). which is basically a ‘bean-counting’ agency.
The United States Does Not Need a Debt Ceiling
In my opinion this makes the debt ceiling a formality, one that should be abolished. As the U.S. economy and population grows so does our national debt. As long as U.S. debt is considered a risk-free investment around the world there should not be a limit to its size, it just keeps growing. Supply and demand will determine our debts’ value. If debt is growing too fast investors will slow purchases and the interest rates paid on this debt will rise. When Congress sees the cost of our debt rising it’s time to cut government spending to reduce the growth of the debt. That’s economics 101. When you consider that the United States guarantees the $6 trillion in debt and mortgages of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during conservatorship, the U.S. debt is at least $22.7 trillion, but Congress is not concerned with this fact. This only shows that the ceiling of our debt will continue to rise, so why have a limit? The U.S. dollar is the medium of exchange in the global economy and Congress should not risk losing this leadership status. The largest economy in the world is the only country that should not have a debt limit, but in reality the United States is the only major country in the world with a debt limit.
Mexico survives; tears for Panama; Honduras, Costa Rica and United States get results in regional World Cup qualifying
Johannssons swell strike made the final score 3-2, but it was that tying goal that made the difference. Panama needed a clear victory in order to take fourth place away from Mexico. at Costa Rica 2, Mexico 1: The insanity of it! Mexico couldnt get the job done and needed check that; desperately needed help from its most bitter rival just to get into a playoff for a spot in Brazil. It looked like madness at times in San Jose, Costa Rica. Visiting Mexico was desperate for a result. Costa Rica, its place at World Cup 2014 secure, was free to play loose, but driven by the opportunity to potentially bounce the longtime regional bully right out of World Cup 2014. Bryan Ruiz set the entire region alight with his early goal, as the Fulham man spun inside the Mexican penalty area to set the home crowds on fire in two countries, there and in Panama. Mexico equalized, but Alvaro Saborios uncontested header put the Ticos up in the 64th minute. Rafa Marquez, recalled somewhat inexplicably into the team, was all kinds of lost when he should have been marking Saborio. The Mexicans threatened here and there but, lets be honest, El Tri barely deserves to be here. They are lucky to remain alive. The home-and-away playoff for a spot in Brazil will be in November. Honduras 2, at Jamaica 2: Congrats to Los Catrachose, a small country that keeps accomplishing big things in soccer.