|If Bush decides not to stand down..
||[May. 30th, 2007|11:48 pm]
Vote Bush Out
...there are new contingencies letting him run *everything* directly. And all it would take is an 'incident' that doesn't even have to happen on US soil.
"On May 9th George W. Bush quietly signed a presidential directive, the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive. This directive according to Jerome Corsi (co-author of the book critical of John Kerry's service in Vietnam, Unfit for Command) at World Net Daily;
'...loosely defines "catastrophic emergency" as "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.
When the president determines a catastrophic emergency has occurred, the president can take over all government functions and direct all private sector activities to ensure we will emerge from the emergency with an "enduring constitutional government." '
According to Corsi,
'That job, as the document describes, is to make plans for "National Essential Functions" of all federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments, as well as private sector organizations to continue functioning under the president's directives in the event of a national emergency.'
Uh, oh. Corsi goes on to state,
'Translated into layman's terms, when the president determines a national emergency has occurred, the president can declare to the office of the presidency powers usually assumed by dictators to direct any and all government and business activities until the emergency is declared over.' "
I understand if anyone wants to take my previous post along with this one and start to get very worried indeed. I would still advise against only viewing the responses to this as necessarily by violence alone.