Does Obama’s National Defense Resources Preparedness Order Allow Unfettered Control?
Here is what The Examiners Kenneth Schortgen Jr has to say on the subject
On March 16th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands upon a prior order issued in 1950 for Disaster Preparedness, and gives the office of the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency.
The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security. The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the order’s functions includes the command and control of resources in peacetime determinations.
The Obama administration appears to be preparing for a long drawn out war in the Middle East, or at the very least, an expected crisis that will require the need to override Constitutional authority and claim dominion over all resources in the United States under the guise of national defense. With the rise in Disaster Preparedness growing for both individuals and states leading up to yesterday’s Executive Order, the mood of the nation points strongly towards some event or disaster that will require massive preparations on a national as well as local scale.
Protein Wisdom says this could be nothing unusual, but, wonders about the president giving the Executive branch these powers during peacetime. Could this EO be just a routine update, or something else? It’s hard to tell, and I’d like to give Obama the benefit of the doubt: I’d hate to think that he would be that stupid, and power hungry, to implement a massive takeover of private industry (hint: oil and energy sources) during domestic peacetime in this manner. He seems to prefer other ways, like Obamacare.
There are lots of questions to be asked. Israpundit has a few, and check out the comment. Atlas Shrugs points out that it calls for a uncompensated civilian draft. I Own The World says you should read it slowly. Good advice. I read it quickly, but, I am going back through it word by word.
The big question is “does this really mean something, is it simply updated rules, or, is this an attempt to create yet another issue to deflect from Obama’s pitiful record?” Time will tell.
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