2008-10-02 Congressman Brad Sherman: Martial Law if We Voted N
- when: 2008-10-02
- author: Brad Sherman
- source: YouTube jaralero
- topics: Brad Sherman 2008 Wall Street bailout martial law
- keywords: video
- title: Congressman Brad Sherman: Martial Law if We Voted No
- summary: “A few Members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted "no."”
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Additional links and transcript are in commentary sidebar. Some key excerpts:
But why are we bailing out the Bank of China? Why are we bailing out the Saudi royal family?...
The only way they can pass this bill is by creating and by sustaining a panic atmosphere...
A few Members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted "no."
While it is clear that he is talking about the normal usage of martial law, i.e. not congressional martial law, it is also clear that he is not talking about a threat from the President to impose martial law if the bill didn't pass but rather that failure to pass the bill would result in panic, rioting, and therefore the need for martial law to be imposed.