Emergencies, crises, and other circumstances of actual, perceived, or
declared heightened peril for the nation, do not extend state
authority beyond that described in this document, nor cause the
suspension, abridgement, or alteration in operation, of any part of
this document except as specifically set forth in this document. In
particular, the rights of the individual to his sovereignty, privacy,
and property, as enumerated in this document, cannot be lawfully
abridged, to any degree whatsoever, even in an emergency.
In an emergency, certain bureaucratic procedures of state can be
altered to heighten responsiveness, as detailed or implied in this
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