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May 12, 2006
Tiny, baby steps

That's what erosion usually is. It's the avalanches and the mudslides that make the headlines. but you can nibble an entire continent to death, one bitty bit at a time. And mostly, almost no one will even notice it's happening.

Oh, here and there a guy will notice that he doesn't have quite the room to move around in that he used to. A woman will find herself constrained in ways she never expected A child will find themselves living in a smaller world than they might like. But just a few of them.

On a completely unrelated note, the House of Representatives has voted that it's okay for the federal government to deploy non-National Guard troops, i.e., regular soldiers, on USofA soil.

Just, you know, sometimes. In certain cases. To chase after certain kinds of people.

But it's nothing worry about. Nothing at all. The law allows them to vote to do that if they want to.* They're Conservatives, what do they care about tradition, precedent, or history? There's a legal loophole and it's around playing with soldiers. They can't pass that one up.

Anyhow. It's just the South. Just the border. I'm sure no one would even consider suggesting that this little duty might be expanded to go hunting down terrorists 'illegal immigrants' elsewhere in the country.

So you don't have to care if you don't live in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, or California.

Or maybe Florida. Possibly expanding to Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. (Darn those boat-people.)

And, what with all the truck traffic on the highways, maybe Nevada and Colorado had better expect a little attention. Lotta brown faces in them thar places.

Pondering. Of course, you never know about those Canadians. They let a lot of strange people into their country, don't they?

I wonder if Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and Maine have been walking their borders?

Okay. Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and Maine.

But only those 24 states. Because it's just a little exeption to tradition. Just where there's, you know, danger that someone might show up looking for work and cause trouble.

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* Posse Comitatus isn't really the prohibition most people think:

From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress;

Emphasis mine. And, according to the site I read, nuke-chasing was already made an exemption.

And we all know that buck-an-hour migrant laborers are the biggest threat to face this country, after nukes, right?

Posted by AnneZook at 03:57 PM


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yeah....

Posted by: Ahistoricality at May 15, 2006 03:20 AM