March 16, 2012 Executive Order–Yet Another Obama Power Grab

Please read this little-publicized March 16, 2012, press release from the White House.  I am sure that most–those who are unwilling to hand over control of  virtually ALL the nation’s resources to the Obama Administration will recognize yet another effort not to lead, but to control this nation and its people–will agree that Obama’s power grab is out of control.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

I cannot find any articles in the traditional media about this. All I can find referencing this executive order are articles from so-called conservative sources, in spite of the fact that the order gives Obama the power to assume complete control over the nation’s resources in “times of war or emergency.”  Who, any thinking person should ask, determines the definition of “emergency?”  If you read the executive order, the decision is left to the POTUS.

The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the power-hungry President Obama and his compliant Cabinet the power to control and allocate to the nation not only energy resources, but also virtually all production, transportation, food and even water resources in the name of national defense and national security–the definition of which to be determined by the POTUS.

When will even those who have apparently given their blind allegiance to this power grabbing pretender in the White House awaken to the reality of his agenda?

 

21 Comments

  1. When the future prezi-dent Dick Tay-Tor was running I got an uneasy feeling given what little was known of his mostly hidden background. Three years of his tantrum filled regime have passed by and the feeling has gotten worse. Now, I have nagging doubts about how these hopeful elections might go (or not go) in November. BO has said judge me by the people who surround me. George, a quasi father figure in Hawaii – Communist. Occidental College in CA BO wrote he surrounded himself with radicals and communists by BO’s own admission. Harvard- radical Professor Bell. Anita Dunn, advisor, Mao her favorite philosopher. Van Jones, Czar, Oakland radical and Communist. So, when one lies with dogs, you get fleas.

  2. What is stunning to me is that even now, when Americans DO know more about President Obama and his history of close associations with what many have described as sleazy characters, many continue to be willing to jeopardize almost every facet of America’s economy and America’s standing as a world leader by supporting a second term–a continuation of a failed presidency. Obama seems to be going out of his way to ensure his policies aimed at destroying the fabric of the nation with power grabs like the one described on this thread, a power grab that follows closely on the heels of his efforts to destroy the country’s religious freedoms by mandating that religious organizations set aside their teachings and their consciences in the name of his all-controlling regime.

  3. While I’m sure that other Presidents, at least since the end of World War II and the Soviets developing atomic weapons, have at least considered things like this, and disaster preparedness has always been something which has had plans on paper ready to be put into effect, I wonder what would lead President Obama to signing such a document. It can’t help him politically, and unless he thinks that disaster might actually be near, it wasn’t something that he needed to do.

  4. If you don’t like it, it is “power grabbing”. If you do like it, it’s just fine.

    Did you folks object to power grabbing when Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Bush did so during Bush’s first term?

    How about the power grabbed by the greedy Wall Street manipulators who have grown rich while the rest of us have lost our jobs, lost our homes, lost our money which was used to bail out these very Wall Street perps? And how many of these alleged criminals have been prosecuted? Do you object to this as well, Mr Editor? You never write about this issue. Why is this? Am I missing something? With you it is usually all about money!

    You also have not yet written about what multi-deployments are doing to the 1% of us who are in combat in our name, such as with Sergeant Robert Bales and his 18 Afghan victims, including women and children. Why is this Mr Editor?

    But anyway, back to the topic, we have our champion straw man here doing it again. You are assuming that the President will abuse these powers, powers to be used in our national defense, no less. Then you attack based on that assumption. That’s a straw man. To counter an abuse of power by President Obama, we supposedly have a Congress and/or the Courts who can and should take action. I say “supposedly”, because neither body did much when former President George W Bush was abusing his power in his first term!

    Let us see if any of these powers are used and abused, then take action in Congress and the Courts if they are so abused.

    And I’ll take a bet on this, that our Editor would not be writing one word of protest if it were a Republican President who wanted these powers for national defense. Thus we have partisanship showing its ugly head once again on here. So yes Mr editor, this is my straw man in response to yours!

    I wish there were not so much negative behavior by our officials to bring up and discuss. Unfortunately, it is what it is these days, an outcome of our partisan divide, where we are not working together to properly address these negatives, these flaws of ours.
    Hatred breeds mistrust, and there sure is plenty of hatred around here. Is this hatred racist. I suspect so, at least in part. Those of you who are haters can come on here to defend yourselves and to straighten out my thinking!

  5. WW: Even before this most recent power grab by the Obama Administration, the POTUS, who has been accused by some of being arrogantly heady with his assumed, albeit un-Constitutional, power, has been sued by a consortium of nine attorneys general from around the US for his “illegal” acts, his seizing of authority beyond the scope of powers granted to him by the Constitution.

    Your efforts to divert attention from the matter at hand, a president who has openly vowed to skirt the authority of Congress when he deems necessary–and who has, obviously kept that vow–are ineffective, if not more than a little bit desperate.

    The lawsuit includes the following are among the accusations against the Obama Administration’s “illegal” assumption of authority:

    List of Violations

    FCC: Regulation of the Internet in the face of a court order from Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C. stating that the FCC does not have the power to regulate the Internet

    PPACA: Individual Mandate; To be heard by Supreme Court of the United States in March

    EPA 1: GHG lawsuit; EPA’s own Inspector General reported last September that EPA failed to comply with its own data standards; Heard in Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C. in February

    OSM: Attempting to impose regulatory requirements on the 19 states with authority for exclusive regulation of their coalmines for the first time in more than 30 years

    NLRB: Boeing; Engaged in unprecedented behavior as described by former Chairmen under both Presidents Bush (43) and Clinton; behavior is best exemplified in South Carolina where the Board tried to muzzle over 80 percent of state voters who supported a secret ballot amendment to the South Carolina Constitution and attempted unsuccessfully to tell an employer in the state where they can and cannot base manufacturing facilities

    EPA: Florida Water; EPA’s numeric nutrient criteria pre-empted Florida standards; U.S. District Judge upheld the state’s site-specific alternative criteria for streams and rivers

    EPA: Texas Air; TX filed lawsuit challenging Cross-State Air Pollution Rules; application rule to TX was particularly dubious because state was included in the regulation at the last minute and without an opportunity to respond to the proposed regulation; regulation was based on a dubious claim that air pollution from TX affected a single air-quality monitor in Granite City, Illinois more than 500 miles and three states away from Texas

    EPA: Oklahoma Air; EPA illegally usurped Oklahoma’s authority in the Clean Air Act to determine the state’s own plan for addressing sources of emissions that affect visibility, by imposing a federal implementation plan; Federal plan goes beyond the authority granted to the EPA in the Clean Air Act and will result in $2 billion in cost to install technology needed to complete the EPA plan, and a permanent increase of 15-20 percent in the cost of electricity; Obama Administration is fighting Oklahoma’s appeal, which was filed in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

    HHS: Religious Liberty; HHS mandated religious entities such as Catholic, Baptist and Jewish schools and churches be required to provided medical services they find unconscionable to their employees; President attempted to compromise with an “accommodation” in name only that required insurance companies to provide the services for free to the religious organization employees; Accommodation made matters worse as many religious-base hospitals and schools are self-insurers; Seven Attorneys General filed suit to protect religious liberty and oppose the HHS mandate

    DOJ: South Carolina & Voting Rights Act: Rejecting voter ID statutes that are similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States; DOJ ignored section 8 of the Voting Rights Act which calls for protections against voter fraud, and used section 5 to administratively block measures to protect the integrity of elections passed by state legislatures in preclearance states including South Carolina; South Carolina voter ID law merely requires a voter to show photo identification in order to vote or to complete an affidavit at the pain of perjury if the voter does not have a photo ID

    DOJ: Arizona & Voting Rights Act: Rejecting voter ID statutes that are similar to those already approved by the Supreme Court of the United States

    DOJ: Arizona Immigration; In violation of 10th Amendment, federal government to sue to prevent AZ from using reasonable measures to discourage illegal immigration within Arizona’s borders; Affects Arizona because state has a large percentage, compared to other states, of illegal immigrants and need to be able to act to reduce the number

    DOJ: Alabama Immigration; The DOJ challenged Alabama’s immigration reform laws after parts were “green lighted” by a federal judge; DOJ appealed the ruling; parts of the AL case have been struck down in various federal courts; specific provisions of the law include collection of the immigration status of public school students, businesses must use E-Verify, prohibition of illegal immigrants receiving public benefits; the provision requiring immigrants to always carry alien registration cards; allowance of lawsuits by state citizens who do not believe public officials are enforcing the law

    DOJ: South Carolina Immigration; DOJ challenged South Carolina’s immigration reform laws that are very similar to the AZ which is scheduled to appear before the United States Supreme Court; SC case will be heard by the 4th Circuit soon there after as the 4th Circuit granted SC motion to extend the filing time until after the US Supreme Court issues an Opinion in AZ

    Congressional: “Recess” appointments to NLRB (three) and CFPB (one)
    EEOC: Hosanna Tabor (MI); Sought to reinstate a minister who was discharged for her disagreement with the religious doctrine of the church

    DOE: Yucca Mountain; In 2009, Administration arbitrarily broke federal law and derailed the most studied energy project in American history when DOE announced intent to withdraw 8,000 page Yucca Mountain licensing application with prejudice; SC and Washington State filed suit, as a result, contesting the unconstitutional action; American people have paid more than $31 billion (including interest) through percentages of electric rate fees towards the project and taxpayers have footed an addition $200 million in legal feeds and over $2 billion in judgments against the DOE for breaking contracts associated with Yucca Mountain

    DOI: Glendale Casino (AZ); Glendale is a violation because the Federal Government is forcing a family-oriented town, Glendale, to become another Las Vegas against its will. Essentially, the Federal Government has granted ‘reservation status’ to a 54-acre plot in the same town, where the Tohono O’odham Nation plans to build a resort and casino.

    http://rslc.com/_blog/News/post/MEMO_A_Report_on_Obama_Administration_Violations_of_Law/

  6. WW wrote:

    You also have not yet written about what multi-deployments are doing to the 1% of us who are in combat in our name, such as with Sergeant Robert Bales and his 18 Afghan victims, including women and children. Why is this Mr Editor?

    We don’t know why SSG Bales snapped — assuming that’s what happened — but we do know that he was a civilian on September 11th, and he volunteered to join the United States Army. As you also know, John Hitchcock’s daughter was in the Army, and served a 15 month tour in Iraq, while both of my daughters are in the Army Reserve.

    And, as it happens, my wife’s best friend from college just wrote about her third child’s graduation from Navy basic training. Her two sons are already in the Navy, one as a Hull Technician, and the other is an officer, and her youngest daughter, who’s only 16, will probably be enlisting when she is graduated from high school. And all are volunteers, the draft having ended forty years ago.

    War is Hell, WW, but war is not always avoidable, and war is sometimes necessary. Had we done thiongs your way, the Taliban would still control Afghanistan, al Qaida would still be strong, and Osama bin Laden would still be alive, laughing at us and planning more terrorist attacks.

  7. WW wrote:

    But anyway, back to the topic, we have our champion straw man here doing it again. You are assuming that the President will abuse these powers, powers to be used in our national defense, no less. Then you attack based on that assumption. That’s a straw man. To counter an abuse of power by President Obama, we supposedly have a Congress and/or the Courts who can and should take action. I say “supposedly”, because neither body did much when former President George W Bush was abusing his power in his first term!

    Let us see if any of these powers are used and abused, then take action in Congress and the Courts if they are so abused.

    Your editor did not write the article. Whether President Obama will use this executive order to abuse his authority is unknown, but it is certainly true that the editor does not trust him in the least. The Obama Administration has shown a clear desire to control our daily lives, in all sorts of ways, little ways of which you approve, but control nevertheless.

    What the editor did ask is why the President decided to sign this executive order now. If we assume that it is nothing more tan being prepared for if disaster strikes, does this mean that he believes disaster is imminent? If he does not, was there any particular need to promulgate this now; couldn’t it have remained on the shelf until he found it needed? After all, it can’t help him politically; the Republicans will simply trust him even less, and more of the independents will be wary of him.

    However, waiting for Congress and the courts to take action is a prescription for letting powers be abused for some time. Both are slow to act.

  8. We are all tiptoeing around a frighteningly evident notion that increasingly seems to be taking shape as Barack Obama’s presidency evolves: With each executive order and with each instance of casting aside of rights of citizens of our country, such as the First Amendment guarantee that all Americans have the right to practice their religion or beliefs without government interference, Barack Obama moves one step closer to assuming martial law in this country.

    This latest step, the end-around Congressional authority executive order, innocuously named National Defense Resources Preparedness, is a major leap toward peacetime martial law.

    Those who continue to support and thus to enable Barack Obama, all in the name of partisan politics, do so at the peril of the entire nation…Democrats, included.

  9. I have already shown how Wagonwheel has falsely defined “straw man” for his own benefit. “Faked but accurate” would fit here, and “it was a lie by the intentions were good” also fits here. Wagonwheel is falsely accusing the Editor of using straw man tactics when the Editor doesn’t. But we all know Wagonwheel does use straw man tactics with regularity. Actual “definition of straw man” straw man tactics, not thoses made-up definitions Wagonwheel uses.

  10. An order exactly like this was an integral part of the plot of a novel written in 2004 and released in 2010, called The Hornbrook Prophecy. In that plot, the president is also dealing with an economy spiraling out of control and growing civil unrest. As the chaos spread, the president also manages to find a way to use another emergency Executive Order to suspend congressional elections. I can’t help but wonder if the recent decision by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate voting rights abuses in U.S. elections will provide our own president the excuse to do the same.

  11. Dhimmitude

    What does this word mean?
    Why would this word be used in OUR healthcare system at all? Something to give pause and think about…..

    Dhimmitude– What does it mean?

    Obama used it in the health care bill.

    Now isn’t this interesting? It is used in the health care law!

    Dhimmitude — I had never heard the word until now. Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting. It’s on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists.. It is a REAL word.

    Word of the Day: Dhimmitude

    Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

    ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking”, and “usury” and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.

    How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time if I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. This is Dhimmitude.

    I recommend sending this onto your contacts. American citizens need to know about it

    Check it out on Snopes.com-
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/exemptions.asp

  12. PIATOR’s comment sent to moderation by ME. Intentional false use of someone else’s email identity in order to attempt to bypass MODERATION is a form of identity theft. Continued thread-jacking also very much in evidence. Multiple sock-puppets in attempt to bypass MODERATION.

    In order to bypass moderation, PIATOR has posted as Anna Nova, AN, NA, Hanna, used multiple IPs, also intentionally used my email address which can be found on my site, claiming it as his, in an effort to bypass the Editor’s MODERATION of his comments.

  13. You are exactly correct, Hanna!

    This entire thread illustrates the paranoia of our friends on the Right who mistrust our duly elected President, and therefore find fault in practically everything he does, especially this Executive Order, which every American President must have in place to respond to a national emergency. But since it is President Obama just now, our first black American President, all hell breaks out from his political opponents who both hate and distrust the man, in the extreme, devoid of substance.

    Let us look at the purpose of this Executive Order:

    “Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the “Act”).”

    Please note well: “This order delegates authorities”, so therefore there is not taking over power by one man.

    Moreover, in these days of a Congress rendered dysfunctional by the dearth of action of its members, the President has to assure that we are prepared to act for national emergencies.

    I think President Obama has done the right thing here, thus we should be thankful for his foresight and vision! Better done now rather than when the emergency hits home!

  14. Robert Wickes says:
    March 19, 2012 at 21:00
    An order exactly like this was an integral part of the plot of a novel written in 2004 and released in 2010, called The Hornbrook Prophecy. In that plot, the president is also dealing with an economy spiraling out of control and growing civil unrest. As the chaos spread, the president also manages to find a way to use another emergency Executive Order to suspend congressional elections. I can’t help but wonder if the recent decision by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate voting rights abuses in U.S. elections will provide our own president the excuse to do the same.

    According to the Amazon Book Review, you wrote it????

  15. Yorkshire says:
    March 19, 2012 at 22:22

    Dhimmitude

    Piator, Anna Nova, A.N. and a few other A.K.A.s (No, not the American Kennel Asso.) has through one of its male/female personalities has ACCUSED me of deleting this. He or She is Wrong.

  16. “Dhimmitude

    Piator, Anna Nova, A.N. and a few other A.K.A.s (No, not the American Kennel Asso.) has through one of its male/female personalities has ACCUSED me of deleting this. He or She is Wrong.”

    My apologies – I thought you were trying to hide the fact that you were so easily demonstrated to be ridiculously wrong.

    [Characterization deleted; please refer to Comments & Conduct Policy. -- Editor]

  17. “PIATOR’s comment sent to moderation by ME. Intentional false use of someone else’s email identity in order to attempt to bypass MODERATION is a form of identity theft.”

    Nope.

    Apart from this lie, I refer you to a previous statement you made:

    http://www.journal14.com/2012/02/27/bos-newest-disdain-of-the-military-shows-here/comment-page-1/#comment-12089

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    Wagonwheel makes accusations without any supporting evidence. Yes, I will disappear inappropriate comments from my own articles. No, I don’t disappear inappropriate comments from others’ articles.
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    As the header shows, this article was written by Gretchen.

    As somebody who CLAIMS to be a Christian, Mr Hitchcock, I would have thought you’d be aware of the Ninth Commandment.

  18. Good one, Max! George Carlin, may he RIP, was one of the rare ones who knew how to slice through the fog to get at the truth about what’s been going on for decades in our good old USofA.

    And do you know what? Folks like Mr Hitchcock and the other Rightie regulars on here are dupes for those whose wealth and power are pretty much in control of this country and the politicians. They are their own worst enemy, and they don’t even know it.

    And regarding putting selected posts in moderation, well that is up to our Editor and no one else. But we have a second stringer on here who, having administrative access, has taken it upon himself to administer his control freak mentality, without permission. Reminds me of someone in the news these days: one George Zimmerman, who should be in jail!

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