Welcome to the board, leftblank....and that is an interesting article. How do you feel about it? Are you concerned that the president is going to seize property sometime in the near future? It seems to me that the emergency plan is designed to target terrorists and those who support them. My concern is just who is determined to be a terrorist. When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney held the reins of power, their interpretation of a "terrorist" might have been anyone who disagreed with them...you will recall all that rhetoric of how you're either "with us or against us."
A separate announcement on the White House website states:Investigation into Whether America is Still a Constitutional Government
"Because the actions of these persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the United States, the national emergency declared on September 23, 2001, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 23, 2007. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism."