http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aNT4DYcnoja8&refer=home Maybe I missed it but there seems to be no one talking about this issue here. I'm not from the US but it seems to me that by giving your president these rights you have opened the door to a totalitarian government that will be hard to stop, when they set their minds to it. Almost exactly this type of law was accepted by the German parliament in the 1940's, with almost exactly the same reason, although then it were communists and (jewish) bolshevists. It never occurred to the germans that they themselves could at one time be the target of this law, namely as soon as they wanted to get rid of Hitler again. It was their own fault and they payed the price. Ursa..