Sunday, July 22, 2007

1984 again

Attention all Americans: George Bush has given the Secretary of the Treasury the power to freeze all your assets forever, at his (SoT) sole discretion and without the bother of presenting evidence or even probable cause. There is no provision for appeal, and anyone who assists you in any material way, e.g. by giving you food or paying your rent or representing you in a court of law, risks having their assets frozen too.

The Executive Order is framed in terms of denying material support to the insurgency in Iraq, but since the Order does not require the presentation of evidence and is not subject to judicial review or appeal, it can in fact be applied at the SoT's whim to any person, company or organization in the United States; § 1702(a)(1)(B) implies that this may apply to the American assets of foreign people or organizations too.

The original declaration is here; translated into English and commented here, further comments here and here; tip of the hat to Rana.

Write about this on your blog; then write to your Congressman and your Senators, asking them why they haven't yet protested against this egregious abuse of power; then write to your local newspaper and TV station, asking them why they haven't reported it.

Impeach the bastards now, while you still have the right to do so.

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Blogger zhoen said...


(Inchohate raging)

I know, I know.

July 22, 2007 at 6:02:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Anonymous antonia said...

it never ceases to amaze. What next? Imagine: Bush/Cheney 2008.

July 22, 2007 at 9:26:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Lioness said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday but really, I don't know what to say. We, the whole world but especially the US, are turning into one of Paul Johnston books, not to mention 1984, and no one seems to give a bloody fuck.

And when they come for you theer won't be anyone left etc etc etc.

July 23, 2007 at 2:24:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

OH, takes one of you darn forriners to point things out.

July 23, 2007 at 6:25:00 p.m. GMT+2  

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