"President Bush has signed a directive granting extraordinary powers to the office of the president in the event of a declared national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight. The "National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive" was signed May 9, notes Jerome R. Corsi in a WND column. " http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55825 Quigon, you're a star wars nerd, tell me isn't this how Star Wars started with the Galactic Empire? The thing that bothers me is ANYTHING could be considered an emergency - for example what if we invade Iran, hurt world oil supplies and thus damage our economy? Is that an emergency?