Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bush's detention facilities

“Last week, WND reported President Bush had signed May 9 a little-reported National Security and Homeland Security Directive (NSPD-51 and NSPD-20) that granted extraordinary powers to the president in the event of a declared national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight. NSPD-51/HSPD-20, published on the White House website, rescinds Presidential Decision Directive 67 signed by Bill Clinton Oct. 21, 1998, and establishes a new White House office of the National Continuity Coordinator, a position now occupied by Frances Fragos Townsend, the assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Terrorism. The new directive concentrates an unprecedented amount of emergency authority in the office of the president, specifying that the president now has the authority to direct ‘National Essential Functions’ of all federal state, local, territorial and tribal governments, as well as private sector organizations in the event of a national emergency.”

WorldNetDaily: Bush's detention facilities

When you read this consider the fact that is one of the most conservative news and commentary websites on the net. The basic "unAmericanness" of Bush's continued efforts to consolidate power in the executive branch is beyond Democrat/Republican, it's just not what our country is about. I think conservatives are beginning to understand this.

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