What bothers me about the new COG (CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT) is where is the oversight ? I might have missed the statement in all the legal lingo
. Does congress have any say in when to end COG . Or if it should be imposed at all .
Second troubling part is a member of the homeland security is denied access to see the hidden appendixes of COG as from this source .
This is the first time DeFazio has been denied access to documents. DeFazio has asked Homeland
Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., to help him access the documents.
“Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right,” DeFazio said.
AMERICA NEEDS A PLAN TO PROVIDE FOR CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT
(Mr. DeFAZIO asked and was given permission to address the House for
Mr. DeFAZIO. Most Americans would agree that it would be prudent to
have a plan to provide for the continuity of government and the rule of
law in case of a devastating terrorist attack or natural disaster, a
plan to provide for the cooperation, the coordination and continued
functioning of all three branches of the government.
The Bush administration tells us they have such a plan. They have
introduced a little sketchy public version that is clearly inadequate
and doesn't really tell us what they have in mind, but they said, don't
worry; there's a detailed classified version. But now they've denied
the entire Homeland Security Committee of the United States House of
Representatives access to their so-called detailed plan to provide for
continuity of government. They say, trust us. Trust us, the people who
brought us Katrina, to be competent in the face of a disaster? Trust
us, the people who brought us warrantless wiretapping and other
excesses eroding our civil liberties? Trust us?
Maybe the plan just really doesn't exist and that's why they won't
show it to us. I don't know. Or maybe there's something there that's
outrageous. The American people need their elected representatives to
review this plan for the continuity of government.
I have read articles stating that only a third of the provisions are known the rest are secret even to congress the above article would back up that
Knocking down the 4 and 5 Amendment.
This article has some very interesting read www.huffingtonpost.com...
The COG was implemented on 911 .
Or if you prefer to down load the whole 911 commission report www.gpoaccess.gov...
the google book is much easier to read .
As of 2002 COG looks like still in place archives.cnn.com...