Andrea Shea King does her best to make it sound scary in a May 16 WorldNetDaily article:
Your attention please. This IS an alert …
… about a federal PLAN that has stirred up considerable controversy in a climate of deep distrust of Washington, D.C.
Some are comparing "The PLAN" to the ubiquitous "Big Brother telescreen" that ruled the lives of those who lived in the nightmarish world of George Orwell's "1984."
Fast forward to 2011 technology that gives our so-called texter-in-chief the ability to bring Big Brother to your cell phone. When President Obama wants your attention, he will have it. Presented innocuously to the American public as a personal alert on your cell phone to warn of a crisis, the PLAN, or Personal Localized Alerting Network, will sound an alert – or the president will send you a message – whether you want it or not.
Just one little thing that King doesn't mention: The PLAN was implemented as a result of legislation introduced by GOP Sen. Jim DeMint that was overwhelmingly passed by a Republican-controlled Congress in 2006 and accompanied by an executive order signed by President Bush.
Funny, we don't remember King complaining about it then.