With a stroke of the pen, the gibbering, simpering, smirking, strutting Chimperor-in-Chief has arrogated unto HIMSELF the responsibility for ensuring civic/civil continuity in the event of a "catastrophic" emergency.
With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, Chimpy has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack.
Under that plan, the worst president in HISTORY--a man who fled catastrophe in 2001, and abandoned a whole city in 2005--entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch.
Are you feelin' better yet?
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 the plan on May 9.
It defines a "catastrophic emergency" as "any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government function."
This could mean another 9/11, or another Katrina, or a major earthquake in California, I imagine, since it says it would include "localized acts of nature, accidents, and technological or attack-related emergencies."
The document emphasizes the need to ensure "the continued function of our form of government under the Constitution, including the functioning of the three separate branches of government," it states.
But it says flat out: "The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government."
From The Progressive, via TruthOut.Org...