Re: Brainpicking: constitutional effects of loyalty mods
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 09:33:34 EDT

In a message dated 99-09-20 01:25:14 EDT, (Kathryn Aegis) wrote:

> Interesting.  The original scenario did not account for the long line of

> succession in power in our government. I would think that a remaining
> member of the cabinet, the speaker of the House, the Senate pro temp,
> whoever was left, would find themselves under quarantine and running
> government via telephone.

My pessimism in response to Anders' post was based on the scenario's assumption that it was very difficult to determine who had been infected and the widespread belief that many people had been infected. In this situation, I don't know how any NON-INFECTED person could trust the existing constitutional mechanism of succesion.

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