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When the President declares a National Emergency is the constitution suspended?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:41 PM on Oct. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • YES!
    http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/6216.pdf
    President formally declares a national
    emergency. These delegations or grants of power authorize the President to meet the
    problems of governing effectively in times of crisis. Under the powers delegated by
    such statutes, the President may seize property, organize and control the means of
    production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial law,
    seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate the operation of
    private enterprise, restrict travel, and, in a variety of ways, control the lives of United
    States citizens. Furthermore, Congress may modify, rescind, or render dormant such
    delegated emergency authority.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:45 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • This will probably mean martial law to follow. Keep up people, this will be a bumpy winter.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Thank you, President Bush! You did such a great job "keeping us safe"....now OBAMA can use your NSPD 51 to "keep us safe" too!

    /sarcasm
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Yes, we have been going down this road for a while, it is just becoming very apparent now. I wonder if this is what O meant by transparency???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:10 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • you know those bunkers libs laughed at us conservatives for having? I'm charging $10,000 in gold (I do not accept us currency anymore!) per night in mine! lololol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • No. It is not. The only part of the Constitution that CAN be suspended is the writ of habeus corpus, and then only in times of revolt or invasion.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:57 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • http://www.constitution.org/pub/nam6205a.htm
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:59 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • I wonder if this is what O meant by transparency???


    Sure is.  The Obama administration is about as transparent as muddy water.  The only transparency you get with Obama is watching your rights and your money go transparent and disappear.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • You people are really stupid. Please take a Valium

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:01 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Thank you for that invaluable tidbit of information.

    Ugggghhhhhhhhh, teenage boys, ......or whatever........
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:00 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

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