Want to know what happens if we go to red alert during the war? No you don't.
"Red means all noncritical functions cease".... "You literally are staying home, is what happens, unless you are required to be out" .... "Noncritical would be almost all businesses, except health-related." .... "The state will restrict transportation and access to critical locations." .... "You must adhere to the restrictions announced by authorities and prepare to evacuate, if instructed. Stay alert for emergency messages."
And now, time for yet another obligatory Jello Biafra reference...
Is it just me, or does anyone else think that shutting down a country of ~300 million people because someone somewhere might try to plant a bomb today (as opposed to tomorrow or next week...) might be overreacting just a bit? What does this *really* mean to people? If someone plants a series of bombs in Chicago and kills 100 people, do people in California lose a few day's salary, even though we are thousands of miles away?
How about this idea? If we have any day where at least 100 Americans die as a result of auto accidents, we should immediately force people to return to their homes and shut down all the roads. Those violating this order will be shot.
Of course, 40,000 people die every year as a result of auto accidents, so you could consider it as just a very long unpaid vacation where you can't go anywhere.