A Democratic Congressman has warned that a panic atmosphere is
being intentionally created in order to get the financial bailout
billed passed, further stating that several members of Congress
were told before Monday's vote that martial law will be instigated
in America if the legislation fails.
Congressman Brad Sherman of California's 27th congressional
district told the House in a speech yesterday evening that he
personally knew of several Congressional representatives who have
said they were threatened with the prospect of all out martial
law should they vote in opposition to the $700 billion bailout.
Sherman essentially intimated that powerful forces
who want the bill passed have attempted to blackmail elected representatives.
"The only way they can pass this bill is by
creating and sustaining a panic atmosphere. That atmosphere is
not justified." Sherman stated.
"Many of us were told in private conversations
that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would
fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first
day, another couple of thousand the second day, and a
few members were even told that there would be martial law in
America if we voted no." The Congressman continued.
"That's what I call fear mongering. Unjustified.
Proven wrong. We've got a week, we've got two weeks to write a
good bill. The only way to pass a bad bill is to keep the panic
pressure on." Sherman urged.
Watch Rep. Sherman speaking in the House yesterday:
Sherman has been a member of the House of Representatives
since 1997 and also serves on the Committee on Financial Services
along with Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
On the Eve of a second Congressional vote on the
legislation, these revelations show that freedom in America is
under direct attack. The Congress should instigate an immediate
investigation into these serious allegations to uncover which
private individuals and administration officials, if any, are
involved with directly threatening a military takeover of the
workings of the U.S. government.
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Sherman's comments follow those of Rep. Michael
Burgess (R-TX), who warned
Monday that the only information he had received
about the bailout was what talking points to use on the American
people and that he had been thrown out of meetings for not blindly
supporting the bill.
Ominously, Burgess also commented, “Mr. Speaker I understand
we are under Martial Law as declared by the speaker last night.”
Rep. Burgess appeared on the Alex Jones show earlier this week
to discuss his comments. Subscribers, listen here.
However, it must be stressed that the definition of martial law
that Congressman Sherman is referring to is the full blown military
suspension of the normal administration of justice, while rep.
Burgess was referring to the temporary suspension of the rules
and procedures of Congress by its leaders so that a bill can be
Sherman's allegations of threats against elected representatives
have also been echoed by outspoken political activist Lyndon
LaRouche who told an audience "There are those
in high positions who know that if they don't allow this bill
to pass, that there are people behind the Bush Administration
who will force them to pass it or kill them...". LaRouche
stated that well placed sources had told him that the use of armed
troops to enforce the passage of the bill is "reality".