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Wikipedia reports:

Wikipedia reports:

The National Program Office (NPO) is an agency of the United States Government which was established to ensure continuity of government in the event of a national disaster. The was established by a secret executive order signed by President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War in preparation for a nuclear war, presumably with the Soviet Union. In addition to supplanting the executive branch, the NPO has the power to dissolve Congress. [1]

The Federal Reserve established Mount Pony under the NPO where billions of dollars in currency was stored in a hardened bunker. The cash was to be used to restart the economy east of the Mississippi River in case of a nuclear war. The facility also housed the central switching center for the Federal Reserve s Fedwire system until 1988 when all money was removed, switching was decentralized, and the site deactivated as a NPO facility.

President Bill Clinton attempted to dismantle the NPO during his tenure in the White House. Those efforts proved incomplete when the NPO was briefly activated by President George W. Bush on 2001-09-11 in response to the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC. [1].


If this really is true, then:

A) It would be too dangerous a thing for Bush to do. He would be sticking his neck out too far, at risk to himself, because surely a civil war would break out if this happened.

B) I don't put this past him at all, so I thought it would be worth posting.

C) How easily will Congress just lie down and say "okay, we agree to give up our jobs"....just like that? Hard to believe.

Even if this is legislated----and it does appear to be genuine, based on what little of this I read---the practical realities seem discouraging to the implementation. Of course, I could be very, very wrong.

Please post below: What do you think is the solution? Thanks! --Kathryn Smith


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