Saturday, January 20, 2007

What would you do?

Imagine the following scenario.

A month remains before the elections in 2008. An explosion goes off in the halls of Congress, killing fifteen senators and wounding many others. Another explosion goes off simultaneously in the oval office, and President Bush is killed. A third goes off in a crowded area of a major U.S. city, killing seventy and wounding hundreds more. A government investigation reveals that islamic suicide bombers were behind the attacks. All evidence is classified; none is released to the public. There are largely discredited rumors coming out by way of non-mainstream "news" outlets that the evidence was hardly conclusive.

With George W Bush dead, Dick Cheney assumes the Presidency, and declares a state of national emergency. He declares that the elections are to be suspended until after the emergency has passed. A congressional resolution passes endorsing this. Here is the question:

What do you think would happen? What would you do?

2 comments:

Mark said...

I'd probably have to change my boxers... Then I'd more seriously consider moving to Canada, and check my bank account to see if i could feazably do so. (Found this on the EGS forums)

Tarvok said...

I'd love to see more comments on this one. I appreciate the one I got; thanks Mark. I, for one, have no idea what I would do. I guess I'd just have to wing it. I'd probably just keep on blogging, write even more letters. I hope there'd be demonstrations in Fresno. Perhaps our state and local governments could be convinced to hold the election anyway, over the federal government's orders. If not, I really don't know.

I think I'd try really hard to get arrested for Sedition. >:)