The Presidential Alert sent out to cell phones, nationwide yesterday apparently reached a majority of folks but not all. And the Left, who is seemingly on constant alert to scream "the sky is falling, the sky is falling," when a bird flies overhead and deposits his opinion on their head, was quick, once again, to ravage President Trump for every thing from digital rape (seriously) to PTSD. As a result, yours truly went on a little fact-finding mission. You be the judge.
The message, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, read, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” The header of the alert displayed “Presidential Alert." Testing began at about 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time and phones that were switched on, were to receive the messgae only once. However, it has come to FEMA's (Federal Emergency Management Agency) attention that not everyone received the alert or they received it multiple times. As such, FEMA would like to hear from you. You can send them an email to:
Since we have already established that President Trump didn't actually send the alert, himself, from the Oval Office (FEMA sent it), we can move on from that point of concern for some of you out there. In other words, you'll need to have your charge of digital rape altered to digital gang rape.
FEMA developed the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system under a 2016 law enacted by President Barack Obama. It specifies that the system can only be used to communicate about disasters or terrorist attacks. Oh, snap, this was signed into law by Obama? Well, not exactly. As with anything that has "Federal" attached to it, it can get a little confusing. Here is my best effort to define that which I found out with a few phone calls and e-mail messages.
In 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Warning, Alert, Response and Network Act into law. This created the Wireless Emergency Alert system, which sends out the Presidential Alert, along with regional AMBER alerts and many weather alerts. After it was signed into law, the Wireless Emergency Alerts system was established in 2008 and launched in 2012. Since then, it has been used more than 40,000 times warn people about weather, missing children, and other critical information. President Trump was simply the first President to send out the alert designated as "The Presidential Alert." George W. Bush (his Administration) was the one who created it.
That's really about it folks. I'll close with why I personally think it's a good idea. Obviously, some don't and considering "who" some of those are, I tend to support it even more.
“Don’t let Trump anywhere near emergency alerts,” said a CNN Opinion piece. Alyssa Milano tweeted: “I don’t want this. How do we opt out, @fema? I know trump isn’t big on consent but I don’t consent to this.”
Opting out of receiving the message is, well, it's not an option. And it shouldn't be. The U.S. needs a system to alert the public of impending disaster or attack, and there are safeguards in place to ensure that it won’t be abused. After this test, you will not receive a middle-of-the-night alert from President Donald Trump about the size of his nuclear button. Of course, that last point truly doesn't matter. As long as the Left thinkers and ideology exists, their allegations and accusations will, without a doubt, surpass anything that actually takes place.