The politics category haven’t had much use lately. Let’s talk politics. No, I’m not going to go on a rant again and start with Orwellian parallels again. All conspiracy theories aside, the NSPD 51 is worrisome to say the least. Go skim through that thing – it is intentionally verbose and vague.
The way I understand it, it gives the president overreaching power over the house and the senate in case of a national emergency to “ensure constitutional government”. In other words – when the shit goes down, president can claim dictatorial powers – you know, to preserve freedom.
I doubt anyone in their right mind would use this directive to seize power or overturn government but leaving such a thing uncontested in the body of our laws seems unwise. Is that directive even constitutional? But how do we contest this? Who do we write?
[tags]nspd 51, national security presidential directive, presidential directive, dictatorship, politics[/tags]