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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 09:42 PM
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2. DEMAND THAT CONGRESS END THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

Help Force Congress To Observe the Law on National Emergencies


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(Reposted by autorank on his DU Journal
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March 24, 2009
Peter Dale Scott and Dan Hamburg

On 9/11 the Bush administration declared a State of Emergency (SOE), which was formally proclaimed on September 14, 2001, and extended by Bush repeatedly thereafter, most recently on August 28, 2008.(1) Under cover of this SOE, Bush secretly enacted many extreme measures, ranging from suspension of habeas corpus to preparations for martial law in America; all these were undertaken as part of secret so-called "Continuity of Government" (COG) procedures associated with the SOE, and first instituted on 9/11.(2)(3)

The National Emergencies Act, one of the post-Watergate reforms so detested by Vice-President Cheney, requires specifically that;

Not later than six months after a national emergency is declared, and not later than the end of each six-month period thereafter that such emergency continues, each House of Congress shall meet to consider a vote on a joint resolution to determine whether that emergency shall be terminated.
50 U.S.C. 1622 (2002)(4)


Last fall one of us appealed on the Internet for the Democrats in Congress to take this statutorily required step, and also to learn what secret COG measures were being enacted under the SOE.(5) There was no response.

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