The mainstream media let this one fall through the cracks, or simply missed it. In either case, it doesn’t shock me and is why I no longer trust the mainstream media. They’d much rather inject racial bias and race-bait a horrific tragedy in Florida than full-fill their duty of being the 4th branch of government; to expose wrongdoing therein and report to the People. This is why I do my own research and encourage you to do the same. Especially when it comes to the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order.
On March 16th, 2012 President Obama issued an executive order that has three very alarming sections which grant the Federal Government communistic powers. If you think this is propaganda or hyperbole on my part, think again. Unlike the other sites reporting on this executive order, I will provide a link and show you the exact wording that is incredibly disturbing.
First, the link. You can find the official release of the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order in its entirety at the whitehouse.gov website. Keep in mind, because this is an executive order, it is not voted on by Congress and it bypasses the Judicial Branch. It is in affect, an authoritarian law mandated by the President of the United States; signed and approved by Barack Obama.
I encourage you to read the whole Executive Order. It’s not that long. Or you can read the excerpts I post here, which are verbatim the text that can be found in the Executive order linked above.
The first highly concerning section of the order is section 308, and there really is no ambiguity. The phrases in bold type are key:
Sec. 308. Government-Owned Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to:
(a) procure and install additional equipment, facilities, processes, or improvements to plants, factories, and other industrial facilities owned by the Federal Government and to procure and install Government owned equipment in plants, factories, or other industrial facilities owned by private persons;
(b) provide for the modification or expansion of privately owned facilities, including the modification or improvement of production processes, when taking actions under sections 301, 302, or 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, 2093; and
(c) sell or otherwise transfer equipment owned by the Federal Government and installed under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to the owners of such plants, factories, or other industrial facilities.
While it doesn’t say the government can seize your property (like most blogs claim), it does say the government can install or modify facilities owned by private persons. They can also expand upon your facility to meet their needs. So, as an example, if you own farmland and are growing corn (which is considered an industry), the Federal Government can show up on your doorstep and order you to grow wheat instead. They can also erect or install government owned materials and equipment on your land. You in essence lose sovereignty of your own private property and business. Furthermore, if you live on a ranch but don’t grow food or cattle, the Federal Government can install their own facilities on your property and use your land as they see fit.
Another application of this section might be to install a missile defense system in the parking lot of a car dealership that is privately owned, or on the rooftop of a mall. They may also quarter military stockpiles in warehouses, buildings, or in other privately owned facilities. They can implement new processes in grocery stores, gun stores, or any other commercial industry they see fit. They in essence can transform the entire privately owned commercial landscape to meet their needs.
It gets better … or should I say worse?
Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.
This in essence says the Federal Government must meet the industrial and technological standards to ensure the defense of the country. While this sounds reasonable — I want my government well prepared and able to protect me — the part that is troubling is the fact it says during times of national emergency and peacetime. That translates into all the time. Therefore, the Federal Government can tell the private citizen how they must use their land and what they must grow or manufacture for the collective good and protection of the country. And they can tell you to do this at any time, not only during war or civil unrest.
This my friends is communism. You cannot spin it any other way. And what’s perhaps more troubling is the fact the presidential authority has been delegated to each of the most powerful federal agencies in the federal government:
Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:
(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;
(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;
(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;
(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;
(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and
(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.
According to this Executive Order, the Federal Government can control any private industry that supplies energy, health and human services (hospitals), transportation, water resources, commerce, and construction materials … just to name a few.
I’ll ask you a few rhetorical questions. Why does the government feel it needs to have these powers? Are we the People under imminent threat of a major national crisis? If not, then why issue this executive order during peacetime? If President Obama issued the order so the federal government could start preparing, then what are they preparing for and have they already started? If not, then again, why issue it now? Executive Orders are easy to enact and can be done so at anytime without congressional approval.
Since the creation of this country, the Federal Government has been working hard to circumvent the Constitution. The concept of a government hates the fact it cannot control the people, tell them what to do, tell them what to buy, tell them what to eat, tell them where to live, tell them how much money they can earn, or tell them what they must manufacture. That was the beauty of the Constitution. It told the Government what they can’t do. Not what they can do. However, between this Executive Order, the Affordable Healthcare Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act, they government is well on its way to redefining the laws so that it can tell you what to do, what you must eat, how you must think, what what you must buy.
Let’s let Democracy work. Vote the power hungry political figures on both sides of the isle out of office before we lose our Constitutional Rights.