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Aug 30

The 15-Year “National Emergency”

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U.S. President Obama has officially extended the national emergency that was declared after 9/11/2001:

“Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2016.”

Few Americans are aware of how many ongoing “national emergencies” have been declared. See here.

Since the Great Depression, the U.S. government has operated under a state of ‘permanent emergency.’ President after president has used these ‘national emergencies’ to justify a wide range of extra-constitutional operations against the American people.