Abuse of power by Washington has been a regular feature of our democracy by those who crave more control. The following 8-minute video-audio presents information on the Espionage Act of 1917, passed by Congress and signed into law the very same day by President Woodrow Wilson who had taken our nation into World War I barely 2 months before (after running on a 'peace' ticket while secretly pledging America to enter the war), and on the Sedition Act of 1918:
Espionage and Sedition Acts: Under the Auspices of Secret Government
Saturn (government; law; control) and Neptune (secret; invisible; spying) met in Great Conjunction once on August 1, 1917 @4Leo45 conjunct US natal North Node. Moon and NN were conjoined at 10Cap33 and 10Cap34 respectively, where underworld Pluto and his Cape of Invisibility now creeps. On August 1, 1917, Pluto @4Can45 was traveling amongst our nation's planets in Cancer (Venus, Jupiter, Sun...Mr. Underworld now opposes them) and was hitting two midpoints of note: Jupiter-Saturn (violent changes; restrictions) and Jupiter-Neptune (unreasonable plans; great losses--Ebertin.)
And of course you don't forget that the Obama administration is imprinted all through 2009 by the Great Conjunction/s of Jupiter and Neptune, the speculator-grand-schemer pair with their conjunction/s precisely hitting US natal Moon @27AQ33...We the People.
More details to follow...