Friday, March 28, 2008

America's Near Future ? Odds Are Likely


By Pastor Chuck Baldwin

March 28, 2008

A friend recently turned me on to the CBS television series,
Jericho. I watch so little network television that I confess to
never having seen the show before this week. Obviously, then,
I am quite uninformed as to the overall plot and previous
episodes. What I saw Tuesday evening, however, stunned
me. Why? Because it very aptly depicted what could become
a very real-life scenario for these United States in the not-
so-distant future.

If I accurately picked up the basic plot of the show, average,
freedom-loving citizens in the Western U.S. are fighting against
tyrannical elements of their own government, including military
forces. The State of Texas has declared its independence from
the corrupt new government and another civil war is breaking
out in America. And all this was predicated upon a nuclear
attack, which some believed was an inside job. Am I close?

Contributing further to my amazement was the way Jericho
used real-life political events to depict America's fall into
tyranny. I was flabbergasted to see the characters of Jericho
refer to the Continuity of Government act as the foundation for
the government's declaration of martial law after the nuclear
attack had occurred.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Continuity of Government (COG)
act is not television make-believe: it is the real deal.

To read up on COG, go to Wikipedia's entry by clicking here.

In addition, I have reported the potential problems associated
with COG in this column. [Read] and [Read]

Here is a quote from the Wikipedia entry: "The George W. Bush
administration put the Continuity of Operations plan into effect
for the first time directly following the September 11, 2001
attacks. Their implementation involves a rotating staff of 75 to
150 senior officials and other government workers from every
Cabinet department and other parts of the executive branch in
two secure bunkers on the East Coast . . . .

"The Bush Administration officially admitted the implementation
of the plan on March 1, 2002. Key congressional leaders say they
didn't know this government-in-waiting had been established.

"On July 18, 2007 Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., a member of the
U. S. House Committee on Homeland Security, was denied access
to the classified version of the continuity of government
plan. Though members can access classified information, this is
the first time documents have been denied."

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