On Feb. 20, 2013, the Democratic mayor (I didn’t make this up: his last name is Rothschild!) and the city council of Tucson, Arizona, adopted a curious resolution, No. 22006, which:
- Declares a state of “emergency” in the city; and
- Effectively imposes martial law on the city.
The Resolution reads:
“Now therefore be it resolved by the mayor and council of the City of Tucson, as follows:
SECTION 1. That the City of Tucson Mayor and Council hereby recognizes and supports the missions and long term viability of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the leadership of Monthan to make the appropriate decisions when balancing National Security and community needs when it comes to their existing and future military mission and assignments.”
In other words, the resolution gives no say to the people of Tucson or their supposed representatives in the city government, but instead “the City of Tucson Mayor and Council” is leaving the decisions that may impact the city’s “community needs” entirely to “the leadership” of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In so doing, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council are ceding their authority to the military authority — “the leadership” of a U.S. Air Force base.
Despite Tucson not being in a natural disaster, nor are its citizens in imminent danger, Resolution No. 22006 declares a state of emergency for the sole purpose of making the ceding of civil authority to the military authority at Davis-Monthan Air Force to be effective immediately.
That means, as of two weeks ago, Tuczon is under effective martial law (although a municipality technically cannot declare martial law because a city government does not command martial forces), because “a state of emergency” means its citizens’ constitutional rights are suspended.
The PDF of Resolution 22006 does not enable copying, so I took screenshots of the three pages instead (click the screenshots to enlarge):
Here’s contact info for the Tucson City Government:
Here are the members of Tucson’s City Council:
- Ward One – Council Member Regina Romero
- Ward Two – Council Member Paul Cunningham
- Ward Three – Council Member Karin Uhlich
- Ward Four – Council Member Shirley Scott
- Ward Five – Council Member Richard Fimbres
- Ward Six – Vice Mayor/Council Member Steve Kozachik
There is a petition to Congress in objection and to protest Tucson’s Resolution No. 22006. The petition warns that the resolution “is an ‘experiment’ in seeing how the American Public will respond to this act of Martial Law,” and “If Americans do nothing and say nothing, (which is what The Powers That Be are counting on) what happened in Tucson, will happen in another city…and another…..and another……… Until….”
To sign the petition, click here!
A big h/t FOTM’s Kathy
UPDATE (Mar. 7):
FOTM reader Sunny called the Tucson mayor’s office. Sunny writes:
“I just called the mayor’s office and point blank asked if their city was under martial law….the lady immediately said, ‘Yes’. When I asked for her name, she asked me to hold and a man came on saying she ‘misunderstood’ my question. I asked, ‘How could she ‘misunderstand’ such a simple question?’ He denied that there was ‘martial law’ per se, only that the military had been given permission to help enforce laws. Exasperated, I told him that WAS martial law….then went on to say, ‘You sound young. You better wake up to what is happening right in front of your face, or your children and grandchildren won’t HAVE the so-called freedoms we enjoy.’”
UPDATE (Mar. 13):
The link to Resolution no. 22006 no longer works. So I went looking for an explanation on the Tucson city government website and found this:
Re: the DM Memorial Resolution
From COT Media Inquiries Re: Resolution No. 22006 Supporting DM – Various Media
Okidokee! This really clarifies everything!
So what exactly is the point of Resolution 22006? The citizens of Tucson should demand an explanation why that resolution was written, worded the way it was worded, and approved in the first place.