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Rumsfeld's `Notverordnung'

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

May 10, 2003 (EIRNS)—The following statement was released today by the Democratic candidate's Presidential campaign committee, LaRouche in 2004.

On the subject of the proposed "Defense Transformation Act of the 21st Century," which has been presented on behalf of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumseld.

  1. Our U.S. Federal Constitution was crafted under the authority of that natural law stipulated by our 1776 Declaration of Independence and Preamble of that Constitution. The separation of powers is the principal functional distinction of that Constitution as a whole. In the matter of the proposed legislation, the authorities demanded for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld would be a grave material breach of that Constitution, a leak in the dike which opens the way for the kinds of dictatorial powers assumed by the Adolf Hitler regime on February 28, 1933, powers from which all the principal crimes of the Hitler regime ensued.

  2. In this matter, we can not be blind to the fact that leading members of the present Administration, such as Vice-President Cheney and Secretary Rumseld, have associated themselves with a philosophy of unconstitutional and other insurrectionary practices formerly identified as "Synarchist: Nazi-Communist." The stated premises of the most clearly objectionable features of the draft legislation are also peculiarly consistent with the Nazi legal doctrine of Carl Schmitt, a notorious confederate of the late Professor Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve whose synarchist connections and style in philosophy are those of relevant high-ranking officers of Secretary Rumsfeld's Department of Defense.

    The relevant language presented within the proposed legislation should therefore be outlawed, root and branch.

  3. Such features of the proposed legislation might be grounds to seek impeachment of those who considered as conspiring to destroy our Constitution through imitation of Nazi-like emergency powers.

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