The Insurer Guy
Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency | The Progressive — It’s interesting how all these weird provisos are added to a governmental system that Republicans are supposed to hold sacred. And, of course, nobody in the supposed liberal media (all owned by large corporations) says anything about any of this. No analysis, nothing.
With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack. In a new National Security Presidential Directive, Bush lays out his plans for dealing with a “catastrophic emergency.”
Under that plan, he entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch. And he gives himself the responsibility “for ensuring constitutional government.”
He laid this all out in a document entitled “National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51” and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.”
The White House released it on May 9.
Other than a discussion on Daily Kos led off by a posting by Leo Fender, and a pro-forma notice in a couple of mainstream newspapers, this document has gone unremarked upon.
found by Howard Harawitz