In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Julius and Ethan Rosenburg, spies who stole atomic weapon secrets from the U.S. and were executed. After their death sentence was carried out, FBI head J. Edgar Hoover assumed the position of the presidency instead of Lyndon B. Johnson.
As a result of Hoover's rise to power, much of the Constitution was abridged and martial law was declared. In the second Gettysburg Address, Hoover spoke out against the ills of civilization, saying that Democracy was leading to godless amorality and the break down of the family unit. Hoover remained as President for 22 years, until his death in 1985. Martial law effectively allows for a Police State.
Martial law has changed the face of the Nation in several ways. Hotel guests must be fingerprinted by order. Cop killing is punishable by electrocution. The drinking age is 27. Alcatraz is still open and is the second biggest tourist attraction in the nation, right behind Hoover's tomb. Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Sam Kinison are housed there as political prisoners.
Citizens are only allowed to listen to state approved music, mostly mellow and wholesome standards sung by the likes of Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.
Lyndon P. LaRouche is currently President of the United States. Judge Nassau was a judge in the California supreme court and got into the FBI's black book by trying to acquit a man the FBI wanted found guilty. Radio Free America is an underground pirate radio station dedicated to the preservation of freedom.
Policemen on this Earth wear kilts, alluding to a pronounced Scottish influence.
- Season 2, Episode 2 Time Again and World