It was determined by the President of the United States that, in 2009, 24 states of national emergency existed, so that the President, acting on behalf of the American People and the National Interests of the U.S.A., needed to continue or declare new policies to deal with the 24 states of national emergencies.
The President did so by Executive Order based upon current or prior declaratory statements given the following:
33 executive orders
2 United Nations Security Council Resolutions
2 Acts (passed by congress)
The above declaratory statements deal with the perpetual state of national emergency facing the United States of America and that those emergencies include the following nations, situations, or Individuals:
Iran, C[ocirce]te d'Ivoire, Cuba, Zimbabwe, the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor, the Sovereignty of Lebanon, North Korea, Western Balkans, Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia, Belarus, Iraq, Syria, Russia, Burma, Terrorists Who Threaten the Middle East Peace Process, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Sudan, H1N1 Influenza Virus, Certain Terrorist Attacks, Export Control Regulations, and Terrorism.
All of these declarations of the "State of National Emergency" can be found in the Federal Register Federal Register: Main Page
It is interesting to note that in 1978 congress attempted to deal with the issue of "continued states of emergency" and so commissioned a committee to investigate and report on its findings. After reading the report and following the subsequent actions taken by that congress and those that have followed, I found that in 1983, congress made it by law that declarations of national emergency expire one(1) year after their declaration and must be continued on or before their expiration date in order to continue the actions drawn up to act upon the declared state of national emergency. In congresses investigation and preceeding action most declarations and actions of the past presidents were lapsed except that of 3 National Emergency declarations which were in a status of neutral with powers of action also held back unless called forth again by a further declaration of a national emergency.
Some such situations caused by world wars and the declaration of war by past presidents and approvals by the congress give such actions to countermand the situations. The United States facing difficulties in the past such as the Great Depression, World War I, the U.S. bankruptcy of 1933, the Hostage Crisis in Iran, the Fall of the Union of Soviet Socialist's Republic, and Internation Drug Trafficking, call upon certain abilities backed by United States law as found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or backed by Statutes which point to Public Law. These give the President power to act and call upon resources and place the Federal Republic in different stasis as deemed necessary by the president and under the scrutiny of the sitting congress, mostly governed by the Senate.
The states of emergency prior to 1983( when the law was changed), if declared by the president, will remain in affect, however; the power given the executive branch to act upon those past states of emergencies stay in a state of limbo as I said earlier, until those powers are brought forth by a new declaration of a state of national emergency. The specific powers granted the President by these declarations must be declared and approved by the congress, in each instance, and for what purpose. It has been suggested that certain powers of the Presidency have been stepped up due to the declarations of national emergency or the continued status of a national emergency if declared by a previous president. All of that is very true. Certain rights of citizens such as that of Habeas Corpus are suspended under certain specific Law powers pulled on by the president when the president declares a state of national emergency.
Upon my findings and upon my research into this matter of the United States of Emergency are that unless the U.S. takes action to specifically deal with each situation which caused the president's declaration, then that state of emergency will exist perpetually until said emergency ceases to exist outside the control of the executive branch. This means that most of the emergencies declared in 2009 will again be declared in 2010, with possible new ones added, because the executive branch presided over by President Barrack Obama has failed to garner resources, public support, congressional bi-partisanship, and clear resolve to put the business of American Societal Health, Economical Health, and Foreign Relations Health to the forefront, but instead chooses to engage in 19th Century policy diplomacy.
The U.S. Constitution does provide by the no faith in governance clause that states may invoke their 10th Amendment privileges and so opt out of the continued madness of affairs of the United States of America, until such time when a course of action with sanity is again possible to bring the States back into their strength as a union, but until such a time it is now in the best interest of each state in the union of the United States to succeed, thereby; protecting themselves and their own citizens using their own militias to defend themselves, except whereupon called by another state or states to assist in their defense.
The new National Emergency shall be that of the Sovereignty of the States themselves- a State Emergency of which the dis-unionized federal government is of no help whatever, but that any further engagement with the federal government before succeeding will only bring about further decay of each states sovereignty making them unable to provide valuable governance to their own citizens, and thus, bringing the once great nation known as America closure to that unflattering point of departure of status as a nation.