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Saturday, October 27, 2007

new presidential directive gives Bush dictatorial power

In case you missed it (and you likely did because the media missed it or refused to publicize it), The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, signed on May 9, 2007 declares that in the event of a "catastrophic event", George W. Bush can become what is best described as "a dictator":

"The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government."

This directive, completely unnoticed by the media, and given no scrutiny by Congress, literally gives the White House unprecedented dictatorial power over the government and the country, bypassing the US Congress and obliterating the separation of powers. The directive also placed the Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of domestic "security"...

...This is another step towards official martial law, which suggests that a new "catastrophic event" 9/11-type pretext could be in the pipeline.

Read the rest of the story here.


  1. Well... I for one will be lining up behind the Jedi's if Emperor Bush and Darth Cheney try to use these powers.


  2. Hello!

    I just read the president's order and I am not sure I see the threat. I am not trying to be antagonistic to this post, I am sincere in my inquiry.

    The order seems to acknowledge the separation of powers to me, based on a number of places in it's content.

    For example:
    (9) Recognizing that each branch of the Federal Government is responsible for its own continuity programs, an official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President shall ensure that the executive branch's COOP and COG policies in support of ECG efforts are appropriately coordinated with those of the legislative and judicial branches in order to ensure interoperability and allocate national assets efficiently to maintain a functioning Federal Government.

    I'd subscribe to the follow up comments but I don't see that option. You can respond and email me if you want.



  3. yep he wants to be prez for life and doesnt care who he steps on to get there.