Thursday, November 16, 2023

"National Emergency" Has Lost All Meaning

We know 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. It's also the answer when you ask how many national emergencies the US has right now. Why so many? Can you name any of them? Don't they expire at sometime or another? Well, first we have to define "national emergency." The idea is not in the Constitution at all, and it was only codified in the 1970s, but that bill was quite broad and led to what we have now. The US President can declare a national emergency, and then do all kinds of things that may or may not have anything to do with the emergency at hand. Whether or not that's a good thing depends on the situation, but since we have 42 current "situations," that's an awful lot of power to hand to one person. Half as Interesting takes the regulations the way they exist now and runs them with some utterly ridiculous possible scenarios. Let's hope that cooler heads prevail. The last minute of this video is an ad.


xoxoxoBruce said...

November of 2024 we get to play, "Who Do You Trust?"

Bicycle Bill said...

I hate to say it, but in the last five or six elections on the state level, Ive found myself in the unenviable position of having to vote AGAINST someone rather than voting FOR anyone.