How many Americans actually know that this actually took place back in July? I would venture to say that more than 70% do not know about NSPD51 and HSPD20. In fact, most will not know what it means to their freedom… Hell, I didn’t know. And I read the News. WTF?!
“Bush signed 2 unconstitutional “power grab” presidential directives NSPD51 and HSPD20, giving him full-dictatorial powers in the event of a loosely defined “catastrophic emergency.”
The directives define “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 function.”
It also states, “The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government.” In other words, the president gave himself the sole power and duty to interpret the constitution anyway he chooses, and neither Congress nor the public shall be allowed to debate or disagree on such matters.
Right now, the only thing standing between the United States’ Constitutional Republic and Bush/Cheney’s apparent desire to rule with an iron fist is a lesser event than that of 9/11″