I have heard rumors of this bill from my circle of friends and prayed it wasn't true. I have heard stories from law enforcement officers not so far away about the plans and I didn't want to believe them. Here is the link to the article: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87757
H.R. 645 is the short name for this absurd, over reaching piece of garbage cleverly disguised as a bill to help the citizens during an emergency. Upon further digging, we find just how broad the reach could be.
From WND "According to the text of the proposed bill, the purpose of the National Emergency Centers is "to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster."
Three additional purposes are specified in the text of the proposed legislation:
*To provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of federal, state and local first responders;
*To provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response and recovery efforts of government, private, not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations;
*To meet other appropriate needs, as defined by the secretary of homeland security.
The last point is the rub. Other appropriate needs? Defined by the HS secretary, which ultimately leaves it up to President Obama...? Or we going to be forced to go to these places when the snow comes down or the wind blows? What constitutes an emergency? I think big brother is big enough already. I am calling my representatives and asking them not to support the furthering of the Nanny State.