Iran/Contra: Oliver North Questioned About Plans to Suspend the U.S. Constitution

Oliver North questioned over plans to suspend American Constitution by Jack Brooks.

Notice how angry Oliver North looks at about 10 seconds into it when he folds his arms. If looks could kill eh?!

Also at about 40 seconds into it check out the guy on the back row who puts his head in his hands. Guilt? Shame? Embarrassment? Stress levels appear to shoot through the roof either way.

Notice the words used. “Continuity of Government in the event of a major disaster” and “suspension of the American constitution”

That basically means in the event of any kind of disaster, the rights of the people can be taken away from them and something called martial law imposed, whereby the military control the population, and you are left with no rights at all.

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  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    This clip relates to something called REX 84. Which was very real, and very sinister.

    However, I routinely see it trotted out as some sort of evidence for a whole panoply of conspiracy claims.

    It has sort of become a gazing ball, into which one can look and see a reflection of whatever fears one holds in one’s own mind.

    • Calypso_1

      Now we’re getting somewhere. Despite whatever diabolical machinations that might be carried out at any given time by the powers that be, far more fear and enslavement than could ever be achieved by any state is produced by the individual, unable to free themself from their own mind.

  • Nunzio X

    George W. Bush was supposed to have said: “The Constitution is just a piece of paper.”

    (Parchment, actually. But WTF.)

    I don’t know if George-Boy actually said that, but it does ring true, in the same way that money is only a piece of paper, or a legal contract is only a piece of paper.

    If enough people no longer agree the “paper” “has value,” then it’s worthless.

    If a guy can say: “I’m the President. Fuck the Constitution,” and have enough of his lackeys agree with him, then the Constitution is, indeed, worthless. Same if the Supreme Court says it, or Congress says it.

    This wouldn’t be true, BTW, if We The Sheeple decided to demand of our “elected representatives” [cough, cough] that they uphold the principles set forth in the motherfucker.

    But we don’t, and so we watch a piece of paper slowly transformed from something pretty important into something we’re about to flush down the toilet.

    • Auto

       No,G.W. Bush said, “The Constitution is just a God-damned piece of paper”.  He must have believed that he was above  international law as well.
      Jus cogens

      See jus cogens.

      A peremptory norm (also called jus cogens, Latin for “compelling law”) is a fundamental principle of international law which is accepted by the international community of states as a norm from which no derogation is ever permitted. These norms rooted from Natural Law principles,[3] and any laws conflicting with it should be considered null and void.[4] Examples include various international crimes; a state which carries out or permits slavery, torture, genocide, war of aggression, or crimes against humanity is always violating customary international law.[5]

      Jus cogens and customary international law are not interchangeable.
      All jus cogens are customary international law through their adoption by
      states, but not all customary international laws rise to the level of
      peremptory norms. States can deviate from customary international law by
      enacting treaties and conflicting laws, but jus cogens are
      non-derogable.The USA has been run by a bunch of criminals for a long time, they’re imbedded like ticks on a hound, that’s why everyone in or connected to government must go and a completely new government must be installed, because even if they are not the decision maker that caused a crime(against anyone) they were definately a silent partner in the crimes from obstruction of justice to corruption and malfeasance, pandering(and the long list goes on and on). 

    • Norman

      George W. Bush was right, although he probably didn’t know it. The “Fuck the Constitution” viewpoint was presented by Thomas Jefferson to James Madison right after the US Constitution went into effect:

      “On similar ground it may be proved that no society
      can make a perpetual
      constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the
      living generation. They may manage it then, and what proceeds from it,
      as they please, during their usufruct. They are masters too of their own
      persons, and consequently may govern them as they please. But persons
      and property make the sum of the objects of government. The
      constitution and the laws of their predecessors extinguished them, in
      their natural course, with those whose will gave them being. This could
      preserve that being till it ceased to be itself, and no longer. Every
      constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19
      years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force and not of right.”-Thomas Jefferson, 1789

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    > That basically means in the event of any kind of disaster,
    the rights of the people can be taken away from them and
    something called martial law imposed,
    whereby the military control the population, and
    you are left with no rights at all.

    Let’s all pretend that hasn’t already happened.
    Ok, back to sleep now.
    Happy nappy.

    • Anon

      right, it’s called FEMA

  • Anon

    this has to be some of the most damning evidence against our illegal government. it does however, go to show that what is happening/unfolding now is nothing new.  we are so fucked. eat some acid and watch the world burn my friends.

  • Badnews Bear

    Canada is going down as well, first the G20 Gestapo beat downs, now this. I am not a gun enthusiast, but this is obviously very questionable and suspicious.

    http://www.canadianconstitutionfoundation.ca/article.php/377#.Ug77723y1K8