...and officials said Tuesday they are ready to use emergency powers to empty the barrier island.
Hmm. Exactly what "emergency powers" are these "officials" referring to here?
Local authorities are prepared to do whatever it takes to get residents to a safer place.
Does this mean trampling upon the rights of these citizens? Suppose one (or more) of these people flatly refuses to go along with said "evacuation?" What will "whatever it takes" mean for him/her/them?
Arrest? Prosecution? Incarceration perhaps? After all, it is for their "own good," is it not? As we all know, Government knows best, right? I mean, their hiring standards are so, umm, high.
Last time I checked, the government's only legitimate role in this society was solely to ensure that our right's as citizens were protected. Period.
What say you?