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Submission + - President Bush Gives Self Dictatorial Powers

MSTCrow5429 writes: WorldNetDaily (http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55 825) reports on National Security Presidential Directive NSPD-51/Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-20, issued by President Bush, which effectively would give the Presidency dictatorial powers during a declared national emergency, without any Congressional or other oversight, over all levels of government throughout the United States and its territories, as well as over the entire private sector. It apparently is meant to override the National Emergencies Act, which gives Congress the power to check Presidential power during national emergencies. The office of National Continuity Director has been created, without authorization from Congress. Frances Fragos Townsend, the assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, would be appointed as the National Continuity Director during a national emergency. Perhaps most worryingly, the President can now unilaterally declare a national emergency, and proceed to implement directives, answerable to no one, not even Congress.

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