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1-This is interesting & could end up being pertinent to what Trump's trying to do now-"On 9/11/01, Bush 43 declared a state of emergency..That declared state of emergency has continued in full force and effect from 9/11 TO THE PRESENT.." #SundayThoughts
2-What is important to know is that a formally declared state of National Emergency has ancillary effects, for one thing, it invokes martial law-something that Trump can't be trusted with. It also implements Continuity of Gov't, IF the President chooses to invoke that..
3-"What Are Continuity of Government Plans? Continuity of government plans are contingency plans which create a new government in the case of an alleged threat to the ability of the American government to continue operations. America's COG plans were created to deal with
4-"nuclear war, but they have been discussed in many other contexts as well. What would things look like if the COG plans were already being implemented? Top leaders of the “new government” called for in the COG would entirely or largely go into hiding, and would govern in hidden
5-"locations Those within the new government would know what was going on. But those in the “old government” – that is, the one created by the framers of the Constitution – would not necessarily know the details of what was happening Normal laws and legal processes might largely
6-"be suspended, or superseded by secretive judicial forums The media might be ordered by strict laws – punishable by treason – to only promote stories authorized by the new government"
The point is that there is a lot to declaring a National Emergency that can be abused.
7-Note that when VP Cheney invoked COG in 2001, it was kept secret from Congress. This is not to say that Trump would do any of that or that he'd even FIND the necessary loopholes, but we have a right to know that they exist.
Some WIKI background on State of National Emergency, Continuity of Gov't, Congressional Oversight etc... there is a LOT to this declaration if Trump legally gets away with making it-which is doubtful. #SundayThoughts…
"States of emergency can also be used as a rationale or pretext for suspending rights and freedoms guaranteed under a country's constitution or basic law."
1A-From WIKI: "The National Emergencies Act regulates this process at the federal level. It requires the President to specifically identify the provisions activated and to renew the declaration annually so as to prevent an arbitrarily broad or open-ended emergency.
1B- "Presidents have occasionally taken action justified as necessary or prudent because of a state of emergency, only to have the action struck down in court as unconstitutional." #TrumpShutdown #NationalEmergency #SundayThoughts
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