http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/commentary.asp?record_id=479 Before you would blow this off as some attack on Bush, consider this point of view. Nothing happens between now and Jan. 09' but then once Hillary or Obama enter the White House and some tramatic event takes place, what would they do with this power at hand? Say Katrina happens again and under these new powers the President learns he/she has the power to immediately confiscate assets and properties that could then be used to give directly to the victims in the area. In other words, they lost their car and you have 3 so the logic goes that you "Hummer" is taken and given to the needy. Farfetched? In 2000' had I told you an aircraft would be used to bring down the WTC towers I'd bet the same response as the above would get would be given. I'm sure I would have been called everything but a child of God! I don't think it's probable such measures would come into play but under the right conditions do we really trust any and all potential candidates who could get elected to the Presidency to not wield this awesome power when the opportunity presents itself? And BTW: Where was the democratic controlled Congress on all of this? Not saying a damn thing because they love it too! Wake Up America!