❝ …Next week, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be testing the Emergency Alert System, which gives the President the ability to “address Americans via text message in the event of a national emergency.” What exactly will constitute a “national emergency” to a man who is pretending that nearly 3,000 people did not die in Hurricane Maria is unclear.
❝ As Talking Points Memo reports, the test alert is slated go out at 2:18 p.m. ET on September 20…The message will reach any cell phone that’s within the range of a cell tower.
Yes, of course, there are “controls” and “safety systems”. There are also supposed to be checks and balances built into the operation of Congress based upon our Constitution. When you have a party in power like today’s craven version of the Republican Party – that’s meaningless. When you have a third of the electorate convinced Trump is a messenger from God – there is no reason for confidence in civil liberties.
So, get ready for the world’s Number One Fake President to Declare a state of emergency, martial law and place himself in charge of the military, all police.
I’m only joking, right now. Do you believe the thug in the White House isn’t thinking of every possible way to save his incompetent butt?