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Continuity of Government and 2008 Election

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 09:49 AM
Moving away from politics and back into the "alternative" thought process, has anyone considered that if Obama or, less likely, McCain is elected president, and we have a "national emergency," Bush could still suspend the "swearing in of any new president?" Until an "appropriate transition of leadership occurs?"

(e) "Enduring Constitutional Government," or "ECG," means a cooperative effort among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, coordinated by the President, as a matter of comity with respect to the legislative and judicial branches and with proper respect for the constitutional separation of powers among the branches, to preserve the constitutional framework under which the Nation is governed and the capability of all three branches of government to execute constitutional responsibilities and provide for orderly succession, appropriate transition of leadership, and interoperability and support of the National Essential Functions during a catastrophic emergency;

There is a lot of sabre rattling lately in very RECENT articles...


There had been growing fears, not based on any specific intelligence, that al Qaeda has been likely plotting to attack the United States before the election, or during the transition to a new presidency. Homeland security officials are calling it a Period of Heightened Alert, or POHA, which ABC News first reported in last summer.

And this....

Bin Laden made little mention of Bush's Democratic challenger, John Kerry, telling Americans: "Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands and each state which does not harm our security will remain safe."

Kerry has attributed his loss in part to the video's high-profile reminder of the terrorism issue.

In 2006, after Democrats captured Congress, Zawahri issued an audio message saying all Americans remained al Qaeda's enemies regardless of party, SITE said.

So, whether or not we vote (I encourage voting), it may be a moot point in the end...Remember, the above law covers both before AND during the transition phase between November 4, 2008 and January 20, 2009...


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