Back in 2006, when George W. Bush was president and Republicans controlled both houses of Congress, legislation known as the Warning, Alert and Response Network Act — or the WARN Act, for short — was passed and signed into law.
Under terms of the act, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you switch them off via settings. But “presidential alerts,” which are issued only in the most dire of national emergencies, cannot be blocked.
Well, of course, that was all well and good before Barack Obama became president. But now it’s cause for wingnuts to ...