Has the Government ALREADY Implemented Continuity of Government Plans?


As pure fiction, imagine that the U.S. government has already implemented its “continuity of government plans”. As you probably know, the continuity of government (“COG”) plans are contingency plans which create a new government in the case of an alleged threat to the ability of the American government to continue operations. America's COG plans were created to deal with nuclear war, but they have been discussed in many other contexts as well.

What would things look like if the COG plans were already being implemented?

  • Top leaders of the “new government” called for in the COG would entirely or largely go into hiding, and would govern in hidden locations
  • Those within the new government would know what was going on. But those in the “old government” – that is, the one created by the framers of the Constitution – would not necessarily know the details of what was happening
  • Normal laws and legal processes might largely be suspended, or superseded by secretive judicial forums
  • The media might be ordered by strict laws – punishable by treason – to only promote stories authorized by the new government

Is It Possible?

  • As everyone jokes about, Dick Cheney has largely been hiding in “an undisclosed location” since 9/11 and the anthrax attacks

"Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right”.

  • Habeas corpus and other fundamental legal safeguards have been abandoned. More and more people who question the government are being labeled as “terrorists”, and people are increasingly falling into black holes and being subject to judicial decisions made by secret bodies no one has even heard of before. Increasingly, the executive branch is “above the law” (for example, the Attorney General has basically stated that he won’t enforce the law). John Conyers has acted like a schizophrenic off his meds by sitting on his hands on impeachment, even though he has said that Bush and Cheney must be impeached.
  • The corporate media has censored -- or delayed by years -- stories of the government. While the mainstream American media has always been lousy, it has become exponentially worse since 9/11

No Way

You might ask what could have triggered the implementation of COG plans. Well, 9/11 and the anthrax attacks would almost certainly qualify as large enough events to trigger COG.

You might also argue that the above scenario is impossible because we would know if continuity of government plans had been implemented.

However, consider that the COG plans themselves may order the media, Congress and everyone else under penalty of treason not to discuss the plans. Why?

Because the government can prevent panic and keep control if people believe that the three branches of government are still functioning. It is standard operating procedure for governments to underplay the severity of crises, so as to prevent panic. And if people -- hypothetically – did want to institute martial law, they would be smart enough to institute a police state that looked very different from Nazi Germany. In this age of media manipulation, social psychology, marketing savvy, and psychological operations, planners of a police state in modern America would want to ensure that it looked like America-as-usual, so that people did not realize what was really happening.

Is that why the Homeland Security Committee was denied access to the COG plans? Because they included laws ordering people to keep the COG program secret, and to pretend that it was business-as-usual? Or because they have already been implemented?

Is that why the federal government is basically “deputizing” corporations to act as sheriffs in the event of martial law?

Remember also that provisions of the Homegrown Terrorism are already being implemented, even though the Senate has not yet approved that law (and see this). How could that happen if COG plans were not in effect?

Note: Admittedly, I do not know whether or not COG plans have actually been implemented. But it could explain a lot of the strange occurrences we have been seeing for the past 7 years America.

And I believe that we should at least find out whether something like this has happened.


“A Pastor has come forward to blow the whistle on a nationwide FEMA program which is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to ‘obey the government’ in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation.” Prison Planet, May 24, 2006

“Could martial law ever become a reality in America? Some fear any nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil might trigger just that. KSLA News 12 has discovered that the clergy would help the government with potentially their biggest problem: Us.” KSLA News 12, August 23, 2007

Posse Comitatus Law and Martial Law

“In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1). It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President’s ability to deploy troops within the United States. The Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C.331 -335) has historically, along with the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C.1385), helped to enforce strict prohibitions on military involvement in domestic law enforcement. With one cloaked swipe of his pen, Bush is seeking to undo those prohibitions.” Frank Morales, October 27, 2006

“Members of the 1st Battalion 265 Air Defense Artillery have mobilized and are on a plane headed first to Ft. Bliss, then for federal active duty in the capital region. The troops will be deployed for a year… They are ordered by the president to the nation’s capital.” WESH.com News, August 22, 2007

Continuity of Government after the “new 9/11”?

“If the Bush administration wanted to fuel conspiracy theories about its classified plan for maintaining governmental control in the wake of an apocalyptic terror attack, it could not have come up with a better strategy than refusing to let Congressman Peter DeFazio examine it… DeFazio received word that his request had been denied. Through Homeland Security Committee staffers, he learned the White House had initially granted his request, but that it later was rejected. There was no explanation of why—and no word about who made the final decision… DeFazio has such clearance and has used it numerous times to gain access to sensitive materials. Until Wednesday, he had never been denied permission.” A Register-Guard Editorial, July 23, 2007

"It is important to keep in mind that much of the information related to the continuity of government is highly sensitive.” Bush administration spokesman Trey Bohn, July 23, 2007

“I just can't believe they're going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack… We're talking about the continuity of the government of the United States of America. I would think that would be relevant to any member of Congress, let alone a member of the Homeland Security Committee… Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right.” Peter DeFazio, July 24, 2007

National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive

“’Catastrophic Emergency’ means any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions… The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government.” National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, May 9, 2007

“This is nothing more than a power grab that centralizes power and will make the President a dictator in the case of a so called ‘Catastrophic Emergency’. It is insane that this directive claims that its purpose is to define procedures to protect a working constitutional government when the very language in the document destroys what a working constitutional government is supposed to be. A working constitutional government contains a separation of powers between three equally powerful branches and this directive states that the executive branch has the power to coordinate the activities of the other branches. This directive is a clear violation of constitutional separation of powers.” Lee Rogers, May 21, 2007

“This directive, completely unnoticed by the media, and given no scrutiny by Congress, literally gives the White House unprecedented dictatorial power over the government and the country, bypassing the US Congress and obliterating the separation of powers.” Larry Chin, May 21, 2007

“Bush may now declare himself absolute ruler at any moment and Congress can like it or lump it. Naturally, this act of betrayal is of so little importance and consequence, the corporate media believes you are better served knowing Justin Timberlake is in love.” Kurt Nimmo, May 30, 2007
Arabesque: 911 Truth

thank you

very thought provoking and yes it would explain a lot about what is going on right now.