(WorldNetDaily.com) President Bush has signed directive granting extraordinary powers to the office of the president in the event of a declared national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight.
The "National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive" was signed May 9, notes Jerome R. Corsi in a WND column.
It was issued with the dual designation of NSPD-51, as a National Security Presidential Directive, and HSPD-20, as a Homeland Security Presidential Directive.
The directive establishes under the office of the president a new national continuity coordinator whose job is to make plans for "National Essential Functions" of all federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments, as well as private sector organizations to continue functioning under the president's directives in the event of a national emergency...
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Webster's Dictionary defines "Empire" as: "a major political unit having a territory of great extent or a number of territories or peoples under a single sovereign authority." It's official now, the United States of America has become an "empire," according to Webster's definition anyway. All the necessary pieces are in place. Now all we need is some kind of "national emergency" to set it into motion.