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Response to SATIRical (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 09:35 AM

27. The current SOE was declared in 2001.

President Obama extended the SOE by another couple of years in September, 2010, probably in part to make it a non-issue in this election year... until the general election, that is, when it may become an issue of considerable prominence.

However, prior states of emergency had been declared and never revoked. For example, Tricky Dick Nixon's people at one point suggested that the various illegal acts he had authorized were covered under a State of Emergency declared by President Truman in 1950, which had never been relaxed. Once Congress figured that out, they enacted an automatic sunset date of two years after the declaration, which has made tracking the current SOE much easier.

Prior to 1950, however, a similar legal situation had been created by the Sedition Act of 1918 and the Red Scare of 1919. And of course, prior to that were the mass-revocations of civil rights as a result of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Though that state of affairs was aggressively pruned back by Congress in the 1870s, it helped set the precedents necessary to create the current situation.

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