House Res--Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules request BLANKET MARTIAL LAW RULE THROUGH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH 2008. Click here to read the detail of the filing.
Rep. Michael Burgess :
It is offensive to the senses to think that our "representatives" are even considering pushing this through so quickly. This is going to be one of the most fundamentally impacting decisions of our lifetime. The decisions in this bill are as far reaching, if not further reaching, as any in the patriot act. Must we succumb to the shock doctrine of disaster capitalism?
Here is Rep. Marcy Kaptur with a Democrat's view:
A brief definition of martial law from the Daily Paul this morning:
"The Leadership apparently intends to use a process known as “martial law” to allow these bills to be brought to the floor very shortly after negotiations are completed, with the result that Members of the House are likely to have virtually no time to examine and consider the details of the legislation before they will be required to vote on it."
What do you think? What should we do? What are you going to say to your representatives?