Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is an impressive rollout of State security force here. Again, I don’t know under what authority the governor is acting. I don’t know if he’s acting under any authority whatsoever. Is there an executive order? AG, have you seen any posts of an executive order from the governor or is he just going to television microphones and barking out orders over CBS? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: The idea here that this is all the fault of Middle Eastern Arabian Muslims is just preposterous. The mental hoops of fire that one would have to jump through to make that conclusion, I don’t have the brainpower, or lack thereof, to do that. What I do think, Larry, what I’m very skeptical about is the ability of the citizenry to just accept this as: Okay, the governor said we have to stay home. Okay, the governor and police chief said we can’t leave our houses. Did anyone cite any martial authorities or legal authority for this? Is there an act of the Massachusetts legislature that I don’t know about that allows the governor to shut down the entire commerce and activity of a city and basically place it under martial law? Maybe there is. Maybe there’s a martial law act of 1778 that I don’t know about.
It is unprecedented. It is shocking. Some people are saying: Mike, how do you know this isn’t a trial run for the government trying to do this in other cities? I think that’s a bit preposterous; however, to gauge the ability of the State and the military and surveillance state to be able to mobilize, I think you’re seeing one hell of a mobilization effort. Anyone that had any dreams whatsoever or any fantasies, perverted or otherwise, that there was some kind of an American revolution with modern militia at the heart of it is probably being disavowed of that as I speak. This is an impressive rollout of State security force here. Again, I don’t know under what authority the governor is acting. I don’t know if he’s acting under any authority whatsoever. Is there an executive order? AG, have you seen any posts of an executive order from the governor or is he just going to television microphones and barking out orders over CBS?
AG: No, I think you’re right there. I guess the question I would have is: Are we in a society now where there is so much blame placed on police for not doing enough that if something were to go terribly wrong here, they almost have to be overly cautious because people will jump on them at the drop of a dime if something were to go wrong and the joker Tsarnaev were to barge into a house and hold hostage someone and, as tragic as it would be, kill more people?
Mike: Right. What I’m also seeing — I think you’re right about that. I didn’t see anyone there in the houses that I saw being searched and the cops on the rooftops, did anyone say: I’m serving a warrant; I’m commandeering this property under order of the governor of Massachusetts? There are legal things that you have to do to do this. The fact that the sheeple are just bending over and saying: They told me I’ve got to do it. Under whose authority? Under what authority? If the governor had this power and he were to issue the executive order, then I’d say that’s the law of the State of Massachusetts, fine. I’m actually thinking now that he must have issued an executive order, Andrew, and we just don’t know about it. He had to have issued one. There’s no way you can just barge onto any private property you want to because you say you’re Jackie Gleason in Smokey and the Bandit and you’re in [mocking] “Hot pursuit of a fugitive from the law.”
AG: Is it a catch-22, a damned if you do, damned if you don’t kind of situation?
Mike: Like I said, we’re not talking about an army. We’re talking about one guy. Judy Woodruff on CNN is losing her cookies because there’s a bunch of cop cars with sirens blazing all going towards one location. I really don’t know. Here’s what I know: I know that when this ends, I, like the rest of you, will get back to business.
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