Today, FEMA, DHS, and the FCC shut down all radio and television communication for thirty seconds while they tested the Emergency Alert System for the first time. I recorded the test. YOu can hear it spanning several radio and television stations. It kind of freaked me out to hear the same message broadcast everywhere, with nowhere to turn. Listen and judge for yourself.
We have always had an alert system at the state and local level which has served us just fine. Now creeping government has centralized this system on a national level. This clearly violates the Constitution, which grants very limited powers to the federal government, and leaves the rest to the state and local authorities, which can better respond to an emergency. Remember Big Brother in the book 1984 speaking to the entire populace with one voice? This system makes this reality possible. No yelling at the telescreen!