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FEMA Powers not as broad as we thought...

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posted on Mar, 11 2003 @ 02:25 PM
Looks like we didn't do enough resesearch. Whoever wrote the article about FEMA failed to realize that all of the executive orders that give it "special powers" have since been revoked by several other executive orders, so that now various powers are assigned to any of a wide variety of other agencies in our government's latest round of decentralization actions. Oops.

posted on Mar, 12 2003 @ 12:51 AM
Still, in practice it won't matter to the US Citizen if it's FEMA busting down his door, or the FBI, or any of the *dozens* of agancies that would still be able to use the powers that were taken away from FEMA. If those powers were merely "redistributed" to other agencies, people would still be on the wrong side of the government anyway...

Six on one side, half a dozen on the other...There's really no functional difference in the end result.

posted on Mar, 12 2003 @ 04:54 AM
And who exactly would the "we" be? I don't recall any seasoned ATS'ers leaping to ludicrous conclusions or misquoting Executive Orders.
There may have been the odd poster constitutionally or intellectually incapable of verifying a reference to a publicly available text; but that scarcely constitutes a "we".
Once we've grasped that a suspension of the Constitution cannot derive from Constitutional power, the matter's pretty much over.
The whole business goes back 65 years, for goodness' sake - Carter merely consolidated a ragbag of acts and later presidents (notably GB) added bits.
Conspiracy brainlessness- and in any case, as MidnightD points out, there are lots of other ways to get Joe Citizen: ask 'em in Waco.

[Edited on 12-3-2003 by Estragon]


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