Teachers were given "educational tools" to instruct kids of all ages about how giving govt emergency powers was the only answer to the coming energy crisis.
Then it got flipped around in the 80s and 90s to Global Warming, with the same solution: emergency govt powers and authority.
Neither resulted in complete public support.
Then the War on Terror commenced, under the Bush administration, and emergency govt power and authority commenced.
Obama promised to cut back the surveillance powers, then expanded those beyond anyone's wildest dreams - while not doing much to actually bring that War on Terror to a close.