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Peter Dale Scott: Lifting the State of Emergency
Very few seem to know and among the few who know most don’t seem to care that the US remains under a state of emergency declared by the Bush administration. The state of emergency was formally proclaimed five days after 9/11 on September 14th, 2001, and extended by Bush repeatedly thereafter, most recently on August 28th, 2008 for yet another year.
Under cover of this State of Emergency, the Bush administration enacted many extreme measures, ranging from suspension of habeas corpus, to the preparations for martial law in the US.
In early 2009 an attempt was made to alert the public and put pressure on Congress to lift the state of emergency.
In February 2009 Professor Peter Dale Scott and former Congressman Dan Hamburg wrote a formal letter to President Obama’s staff and several congress people. They referred to the National Emergencies Act, one of the post-Watergate reforms that requires specifically that not later than six months after a national emergency is declared, and not later than the end of each six-month period thereafter that such emergency continues, each House of Congress shall meet to consider a vote on a joint resolution to determine whether that emergency shall be terminated. A TUC Radio Production