That’s according to this guy.
About a week ago some left-wing bloggers began circulating rumours that Bush had secretly signed something called the “John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007” that “allows the president to declare a ‘public emergency’ and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to ‘suppress public disorder.'” I couldn’t find the text of the law at the time, formerly H.R. 5122, or a reliable media account, so I decided not to report on it.
I can now confirm the bloggers’ account. Bush signed the JWDAA hours after the MCA, in a furtive closed-door White House ceremony. There is, buried deep down in Title V, Subtitle B, Part II, Section 525(a) of the JWDAA, a coup. The Bush Administration has quietly stolen the National Guard away from the states.
Funny how the left was so angry when Bush didn’t intervene early enough in Katrina, but when they think he’s given himself the power to accede their request, they go bonkers.
But seriously, the “John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007” – um, that’s next year dude.
Someone get this guy a straight jacket.
HT to LGF for this.
P.S. – Comment from someone who lives outside the USA:
Rall’s knows that America is often not well regarded internationally, and almost certainly thinks that what he’s writing here will place himself in the “good” part of America.
I can tell you right now, there’s plenty of people who would put him in the exact same basket as most people put Bush – another crazy American. Truth is, with crazy stuff like this, he’s on one side of the “only in America” coin.