Sunday, October 25, 2009

Obama Declares National Medical Emergency

Associated Press
October 25, 2009

Obama: national emergency for swine flu; help for hospitals to speed treatment for infected

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients.

Presidential National Emergency Powers
Under the powers delegated bysuch statutes,

the President may

seize property,

organize and control the means of production,

seize commodities,

assign military forces abroad,

institute martial law,

seize and control all transportation and communication,

regulate the operation of private enterprise,

restrict travel, and, in a variety of ways,

control the lives of UnitedStates citizens.
I could be wrong...
but I think there's room to interpret this recent weekend signing of a proclamation of emergency will do more than make hospitals more accessible.

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