It's especially bad when the system has a specific category for AMBER alerts, and that category is being bypassed, and everything is a presidential alert.
I'm considering making a "how to" tutorial to explain to Android users how to disable presidential alerts in a easy-to-follow step-by-step process. Of course, I'd leave the AMBER alert, Extreme threats, and Severe threats channels open, but shut down the abuse of the "presidential" channel.
We don't even have a president, anyway.
In today's particular case, the AMBER alert was for a situation hundreds of kilometers away, and according to the information in the news reports, sending a presidential alert to everyone in Alberta was extremely unnecessary.
No matter. Anything that technology can do, more technology can undo. Worst case, you just would end up nuking CellBroadcastReceiver.apk.