I heard and saw a partial clip on FOX News of dra-mama using the word sequestration today.
Not liking the man, even though he holds an office worthy, I got a bit side tracked and missed some of what he said. I came back to him while he was speaking of how sequestration did not apply to retired military – which startled me and made me wish I’d heard more. But having heard that I immediately thought: “No trust in this. None.”
So I looked for definitions:
se·ques·tra·tion (skw-strshn, skw-)n.
1. The act of sequestering; segregation.
a. Seizure of property.
b. A writ authorizing seizure of property.
Okay. I suppose that means my house, car, all my personal property, all of my saving in the bank, 401’s, any social security, medi-care, . . . in short, anything, may be taken away and rationed by the government for my own (read the governments desires) good.
Well and fine, I suppose, then the South Carolina Governor’s remark about not having Presidential elections would be a very good thing surfaced in my pea picking mind and I thought how little this dra-mama really needs to be in the white house, and I, admittedly, really wished I’d heard the context the original statement had been in.
Thinking about it, I wondered:
Martial law on the national level may be declared by Congress or the president. Under Article I, Section 8, Clause 15, of the Constitution, Congress has the power “[t]o provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel Invasions.” Article II, Section 2, Clause 1, of the Constitution declares that “[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.” Neither constitutional provision includes a direct reference to martial law. However, the Supreme Court has interpreted both to allow the declaration of martial law by the president or Congress. On the state level, a governor may declare martial law within her or his own state. The power to do so usually is granted in the state constitution.
I do seem to remember the most first Bush to be President strengthened the Martial Laws and various supporting laws toward California. I remember thinking the question of why is this just pointed at one state. I was at the point of saying, well, not at one state, probably, because one law may be applied to all states. The gist of the thing, if memory serves, made the declaration of Martial law a great deal more easy to declare.
Then I got busy earning a living and forgot about it – California’s problem.
And later in the evening, yesterday, I did a half tap-dance between my ears and thought, you know, that big blue and white sign behind the podium for press conferences has turned green and white, and this dude is green (to ask not which flag is black, green and white) and he’s given all this money to green projects, halted, in effect coal mining, is meeting resistance to green planning – so, as I said I thought a bit and surfed the web and:
CLIMATE CHANGE, CARBON
SEQUESTRATION, AND PROPERTY
Alexandra B. Klass*
Elizabeth J. Wilson**
This Article considers the role of property rights in efforts to sequester
underground hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide
(CO2) per year from power plants and other industrial facilities in order
to mitigate climate change. This technology, known as carbon
capture and sequestration (CCS), could provide deep emission cuts,
particularly from coal power generation, on a worldwide basis. In
order to widely deploy this technology, future CCS operators must be
able to access millions of acres of deep subsurface “pore space”
roughly a kilometer below the earth’s surface to sequester the CO2 for
hundreds to thousands of years. This Article explores questions relating
to ownership of subsurface pore space, physical takings, regulatory
takings, and just compensation that will necessarily accompany the
implementation of CCS in the United States. In order to accommodate
the full range of property rights and takings issues that will arise
with CCS, this Article proposes a regulatory framework based in part
on the Natural Gas Act to address these issues in connection with
subsurface CO2 sequestration.
In February 2009, President Obama signed the $787 billion economic
stimulus package known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment
So, yeah, with this dude one must pay attention to the hand behind the shoulder and the words very closely and the way they’re used even closer.
That sort of thinking leads to hysteria, however, so I’ll not continue and hope my vote counts – if it goes that far. Anyone have a flash light? Even a small one will do.
From the reaches,