Monday, January 4, 2010

Isn't This Odd, Eh?

A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. It can also be used as a rationale for suspending civil liberties. (...)
The United States is officially in an ongoing (and effectively permanent) state of emergency declared by several Presidents due to multiple problems. (...)
More recently, U.S. President Barack Obama declared on 24 Oct 2009 a National Emergency for Swine Flu, aiming to increase abilities for hospitals and medical centers to handle "swine flu" cases, responding to CDC reports stating that swine flu has become widespread in 46 of 50 U.S. states.

1 comment:

Reasonsjester said...

Yeah, I can smell what the fascists are cooking...