posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 12:40 PM
In a letter issued to the heads of Congress today, President Barack Obama announced yet another one year extension of a State of National
Emergency which has been going on in the United States since September 14, 2001. This means that as of Tuesday America will officially be entering its
tenth year at an emergency posture them seems destined to last pretty much forever.
Established in 1976, the National Emergencies Act grants certain powers (established in Title 50 Chapter 34 of the United States legal code) to the
president during times of emergency. Amongst the law’s primary purposes was to prevent a US president from creating an open-ended state of
emergency.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Again, Obama extends Bush's State of Emergency, giving him certain executive powers, outside of Congressional control. Every year, we see the
President, whether it be Bush or Obama, extend this State of Emergency and why wouldn't they, it makes them more powerful and in halts the processes
of our Democratic Republic (in ways). Now, it appears as if we will stay in this State of Emergency indefinitely and the powers of the President have
been transformed, for the worse.