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  • The government must survive!

    It's too long to post here in its entirety, but an interesting read about federal contingency plans to replace government officials killed in an attack.

    The original rationale for the plan was nuclear war with the USSR - but now the inevitable terrorist dirty bomb is used as justification.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2004/03/mann.htm

    Note the underlying philosophy behind the plan - that people must be governed, that society cannot function without the central government, that replacing elected officials in a democracy is slow, clumsy, and burdensome, etc.

    Wasn't someone recently quoted as saying that the Constitution would not survive a nuclear attack on a US city?

    What do you think would happen above ground while all the high officials were keeping the government functioning below ground?
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