Martial Law: Tucson City Council Hands Authority Over to Military

Infowars – by Kurt Nimmo

On February 20, 2013, the Tucson, Arizona City Council passed a resolution allowing the U.S. Air Force to “make 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 allows the military to reject decisions made by the people of Tucson.

The resolution is posted on the Tucson government website (as of this writing) and further states that it “is necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the City of Tucson that this Resolution become immediately effective, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage and adoption.”

In short, the Council has imposed what for all practical purposes is a declaration of martial law on the residents of Tucson.

According to the Military Law Dictionary, “Martial law is defined as the imposition of military rule over a particular region on an emergency basis” and the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus is routinely denied during its tenure.

The resolution does not, however, implement full-blown martial law but rather a limited version that permits the Pentagon to decide what municipal laws it will obey when dealing with civilians.

The public was not allowed to voice its opposition and Council members were not permitted to discuss the resolution, as noted by the meeting notice and agenda posted on the city government website.

“Matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and one vote,” the agenda states. “There will be no separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired by members of the governing body, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.”

The Department of Defense initially made the power grab in response to civilian complaints about military flights over the city.

“This resolution will allow DM to increase by at least two-fold or more, the number of overflights of the very densely populated midtown Tucson, and allow round-the-clock overflights, and the introduction of whatever aircraft they wish, in whatever numbers they wish…. including the hearing-damaging accident-waiting-to-happen-experimental F-35!” Occupied Tucson Citizen reported.

“The use of the term ‘emergency’ is particularly despicable! In this case, it is not even stated what constitutes the so-called “emergency”, but is obviously being used to get around the fact that it was passed in great haste and secrecy, so as not to alert citizens of how they are being shafted!” has moved copies of the above linked PDFs to its server due to past instances where government has removed documents:

Resolution 22006

Mayor and Council Regular Meeting Notice & Agenda

10 thoughts on “Martial Law: Tucson City Council Hands Authority Over to Military

  1. GOOD!!! Now when the military declares martial law it “allows the military to reject decisions made by the people of Tucson.” therefore nullifies the votes that elected these traitors to council and they are no longer in office.
    Hopefully martial law is declared in Tucson as soon as possible!

  2. I live in Tucson and I have read the resolution and what you are saying is not what the resolution says. In fact the resolution is void for vagueness!
    Arizona Constitution, Article II,
    14. Habeas corpus
    Section 14. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended by the authorities of the state.
    Arizona Constitution, Article II,
    20. Military power subordinate to civil power
    Section 20. The military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.
    Arizona Constitution, Article II
    32. Constitutional provisions mandatory
    Section 32. The provisions of this Constitution are mandatory, unless by express words they are declared to be otherwise.

    There is NO PROVISION in the Arizona Constitution for anyone to declare martial law, let alone a city council!
    Nor is there any provision in the constitution for the united states of America, for martial law!

    Marbury v. Madison, 1803
    “A law repugnant to the Constitution is void.”

    “Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principals follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it…. A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land, it superseded thereby. No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.” Sixteenth American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Section 177.

    “The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statue, to be valid, must be in agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail. This is succinctly stated as follows: The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.”

    1. You can quote case law and constitutional law all day long, but none of that matters. The constitution hasn’t been in force since 1861, and was revised into a corporate charter in 1871. Simply put, in Feb. 1861, the seven southern senators walked off the senate floor, no longer leaving a 2/3’s majority called a quorum to lawfully enact legislation. In April of 1861, Lincoln declared martial law, and ordered the southern senators back to the floor under martial law, taking our lawful congress from a de jure body to a de facto body passing legislation under the guise of law, but in reality only creating the color of law. This martial law has been in force ever since, as evidenced by the fact that every sitting president since Lincoln has sworn to and taken the war powers oath. Simply put, you can have 110% of the law and the constitution on your side, but they’ve got the bigger hammer. I know this, because I have taken this evidence into court and gotten stomped on. My friend argued the constitution in traffic court and was jailed for contempt of court. What the heck do you think that gold fringe means in the court room? Admiralty law. All judges are bound by the precepts of the flag that they preside under. Wake up, we are under martial law already. Obama said it best when the ndaa came along and he said that he didn’t need to sign the bill because he didn’t need it.

  3. This is how it starts. Take control over one state and then branch it out to other states by making it Federal as Henry stated on his show today.

    1. They spread their sh*t thin and then they do a work up on it. lol. On that note I`m callin` it a night NC Good night ya`ll. I hope to see ya`ll in the morning.

      1. Joe, you asked how to watch or hear the archived shows. Go to from trenches world report .com, look at right side of page, there you’ll see broadcast archives,
        click and it will take you to ustream. Find the show you want, then listen. Hope this helps.

  4. and ATLAS SHRUGGED…… People prefer slavery to having to THINK
    This is as ANTI-American as anyone can get ….. Tucson has placed the YOKE on their own shoulders

  5. Geez. I can’t wait to finish college and get as fas away from Tucson as possible! It’s a mess, always has been. Have you guys SEEN downtown recently?

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