Did you know that the U.S. has been in a national emergency due to conflict between Ukraine and Russia since 2014? President Biden just signed an executive order to extend that national emergency for an indeterminate amount of time. Wait, what?
The order was put in place by then-President Barack Obama when Russia annexed Crimea. At the time, the White House declared that this presented an “extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of persons that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets.”
The national emergency gives the White House the power to “deal with” threats to Ukraine’s democratic process. Hmm. Deal with? Meaning expanding the power of government to track people?