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  •  It would need fleshing out, but the Emergency (0+ / 0-)

    Alert System, for example, has limited efficacy since radio listening is down. The only way to make it truly effective is to include cell phones. The only way to make that universal and to reach isolated persons is to require everybody to have and carry a cell phone.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 01:20:27 PM PDT

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    •  Doesn't rely directly upon commerce clause, though (0+ / 0-)

      I think it could be made to do so, but some of the other verbiage cited plus whatever underlies the existing ESA.

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 01:26:25 PM PDT

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