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President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources

by huckfunn ( 64 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Business, Censorship, Cult of Obama, Democratic Party, Economy, Elections 2012, Energy, Free Speech, government, Marxism, Military, Multiculturalism, Political Correctness, Politics, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, Special Report, taxation, Transportation at March 18th, 2012 - 12:35 am

I’m not sure what this means, but I don’t like it one bit.  It seems to be consistent with Obama’s previous power grabs. Here is one point of view from Examiner:

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.

Additionally, each cabinet under the Executive Branch has been given specific powers when the order is executed, and include the absolute control over food, water, and other resource distributions.

Executive Orders created for national defense and national preparedness are not new in American history, but in each instance they brought about a Constitutional crisis that nearly led standing Presidents to hold dictatorial power over the citizenry.  During the Civil War, President Lincoln halted freedom of speech and freedom of the press, while at the same time revoking Habeas Corpus and the right to a fair trial under the sixth amendment.  During World War I, when Congress refused to grant Woodrow Wilson extended power over resources to help the war effort, he invoked an Executive Order which allowed him complete control over businesses, industry, transportation, food, and other economic policies.

In both cases, it was only after the death of each President that full Constitutional powers were restored to the citizens of the United States.

Read the whole article here.  Hat tip CynicalConservative

 

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64 Responses to “President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources”
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  1. huckfunn
    1 | March 18, 2012 12:37 am

    Sorry to dump on the St. Pat’s party, but this seems to be of very real importance.


  2. Calo
    2 | March 18, 2012 5:33 am

    Rather ominous news to wake up and see.

    It will be interesting to find out why he signed this order and if the MSM will pick up on this story.


  3. taxfreekiller
    3 | March 18, 2012 7:42 am

    So, he signs an executive order that makes him king of the world, who gives a rats ass what this fool does.


  4. taxfreekiller
    4 | March 18, 2012 7:45 am

    There is no limit to the acts of a mad man.

    We will not know for sure until Jan. 20, 2013 how bad his crazy angry nut case problem is. If he is re-elected long term crazy, if voted out watch out.@ taxfreekiller:


  5. taxfreekiller
    5 | March 18, 2012 7:46 am

    90% of the elected Republicans to the House and Senate do not get it what a danger this nut case commie is.


  6. friendlygrizzly
    6 | March 18, 2012 8:15 am

    @ taxfreekiller:
    Oh, on the contrary. I am sure 90% of them are rubbing their hands with glee thinking what their man will do when or if one is elected to the Presidency. They are two sides of the same coin.

    None of the candidates are bringing this out. They are distracting you with alleged issues like Puerto Rican statehood, and internet p0rn0graphy.


  7. coldwarrior
    7 | March 18, 2012 8:43 am

    i would love to see a prez roll in and wipe out all executive orders and start over.

    i seriously dislike ‘stroke of the pen law of the land, kinda cool’ paul begla approach to governance. it is a perversion of the constitution. yet the gop has no guts to stop 0 from doing anything he likes. so we are stuck.


  8. 8 | March 18, 2012 8:48 am

    Lovely. The man wants to be dictator. That much is clear. I don’t think the Republicans have the testicular fortitude to stop him…


  9. mawskrat
    9 | March 18, 2012 8:49 am

    I was just wondering how long you would last
    at the swamp with Andrew Breitbart gravatar@ huckfunn:


  10. buzzsawmonkey
    10 | March 18, 2012 8:49 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    The man wants to be dictator.

    He’s already a dick and couch ‘tater.


  11. huckfunn
    11 | March 18, 2012 8:58 am

    @ mawskrat:
    Heh. Probably not long at all.


  12. huckfunn
    12 | March 18, 2012 9:05 am

    I just did a quick google search of “President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources” and there is not one media outlet covering this story. It’s all over the blogs, but still no media. Not even Drudge or Breitbart.


  13. coldwarrior
    13 | March 18, 2012 9:08 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    I just did a quick google search of “President Obama signs Executive Order allowing for control over all US resources” and there is not one media outlet covering this story. It’s all over the blogs, but still no media. Not even Drudge or Breitbart.

    blogs rule for speed


  14. mfhorn
    14 | March 18, 2012 9:11 am

    It’s sad that we have, and have had, presidents who want this kind of power.


  15. huckfunn
    15 | March 18, 2012 9:18 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    blogs rule for speed

    That’s true, but you’d think someone at some media outlet would be a bit curious. The order was signed on 3/16. BTW, I totally agree with your view about an American president ruling by decree. I hate that crap by either side.


  16. mawskrat
    16 | March 18, 2012 9:27 am

    All Hail Obama…..he can now
    DECREE what he wants….even water


  17. huckfunn
    17 | March 18, 2012 9:30 am

    There’ a commenter over at WZ named “vangrungy” and he has this take on the executive order:

    vangrungy says:
    March 18, 2012 at 9:06 am
    About that new Executive Order Obama issued… It’s all about Obamacare
    Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness
    PART II – PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS
    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:
    (3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;
    ==========================================
    Authorization for the Obamacare monstrosity to takeover the healthcare system completely.. Now the Supremes will be forced to decide that Obamacare is Constitutional because Obama has made HHS essential to the defense of the nation.
    There is precedent for this sort of Commerce Clause hammering of the Constitution..
    Wickard v. Filburn 1942
    That decision was made during war at a time when no Justice would want to be seen as interfering with America’s ability to wage Total War..
    Obama has just made Obamacare and it’s HHS ‘necessary’ for the defense of the nation.
    http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3590
    The Defense Production Act of 1950, as Amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.)
    You won’t find the HHS listed in this Act that Obama’s executive order amends


  18. spinmore
    18 | March 18, 2012 9:42 am

    . . . you still have to enforce the Order.

    http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2012/03/17/white-house-issues-imaginative-executive-order/


  19. lobo91
    19 | March 18, 2012 10:25 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Lovely. The man wants to be dictator.

    You just noticed that?


  20. spinmore
    20 | March 18, 2012 10:31 am

    @ lobo91:

    . . . how’s the weather on the other-side?


  21. lobo91
    21 | March 18, 2012 10:34 am

    spinmore wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    . . . how’s the weather on the other-side?

    Lousy.

    We got sent home early yesterday because of sandstorms.


  22. spinmore
    22 | March 18, 2012 10:36 am

    @ lobo91:

    how long will you be there?


  23. 23 | March 18, 2012 10:39 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    Lovely. The man wants to be dictator.
    You just noticed that?

    Hmmm, one would have thought that Obama opining that it sure would be nice if the US President had the authority of the Chinese President and didn’t have that damned Constitution thingy and those assholes in congress to argue with, would have been a clue.


  24. lobo91
    24 | March 18, 2012 10:41 am

    @ spinmore:

    Mid-August, unless I find something else sooner.


  25. spinmore
    25 | March 18, 2012 10:43 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ spinmore:

    Mid-August, unless I find something else sooner.

    Good Luck. Hope everything works out to your liking.


  26. lobo91
    26 | March 18, 2012 10:45 am

    @ spinmore:

    Thanks.

    The main thing will be refraining from killing my new boss.


  27. 27 | March 18, 2012 10:48 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ spinmore:
    Thanks.
    The main thing will be refraining from killing my new boss.

    Just get him really drunk one night, then when he is passed out write “Mohammad is a faggot” on his forehead in black sharpie and then drop him off somewhere in the middle of town… :twisted:


  28. spinmore
    28 | March 18, 2012 10:50 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ spinmore:

    Thanks.

    The main thing will be refraining from killing my new boss.

    . . . :) good thinking on your part. lol (wouldn’t be a good idea)


  29. spinmore
    29 | March 18, 2012 10:51 am

    @ doriangrey:

    now there’s a creative thinker (LOL)


  30. Canoe Convoy
    30 | March 18, 2012 10:57 am

    I would call Obama a stuttering cluster of miserable failure, but in this case, I fear his administration will be a howling, rip-roaring success. That’s very bad. The problem with executive orders is that they seldom get repealed. They allow for the gradual slicing away of our individual rights and freedoms, and they can do so because the general public either refuses to believe, or is absolutely oblivious, to their existence.


  31. lobo91
    31 | March 18, 2012 10:58 am

    @ doriangrey:

    Just get him really drunk one night, then when he is passed out write “Mohammad is a faggot” on his forehead in black sharpie and then drop him off somewhere in the middle of town…

    Good plan.

    Except for the whole lack of readily available alcohol part.


  32. 32 | March 18, 2012 10:59 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Just get him really drunk one night, then when he is passed out write “Mohammad is a faggot” on his forehead in black sharpie and then drop him off somewhere in the middle of town…
    Good plan.
    Except for the whole lack of readily available alcohol part.

    Slip a couple of sleeping pills in his coffee?


  33. 33 | March 18, 2012 11:00 am

    Remind me again -- the Patriot Ace was a danger to civil liberties to American citizens, according to the left, correct? This act literally gives the President power over food, water, resources, etc. in a time of “national emergency?” And we’ve seem how the Divine Dufus treats his “political enemies” -- no FEMA funds for Texas, GMC dealerships, successful ones, run by GOP supporters closed.

    I’m starting to wonder if I’m crazy or he is, because where I disregarded those that said he would try to find a way to suspend elections if it appeared he was headed for defeat. Now, I have no trouble believing it. This edict essentially makes him a dictator. He and his czars declare an emergency and then make the entire country subject to his whims.


  34. 34 | March 18, 2012 11:07 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    Remind me again – the Patriot Ace was a danger to civil liberties to American citizens, according to the left, correct? This act literally gives the President power over food, water, resources, etc. in a time of “national emergency?” And we’ve seem how the Divine Dufus treats his “political enemies” – no FEMA funds for Texas, GMC dealerships, successful ones, run by GOP supporters closed.
    I’m starting to wonder if I’m crazy or he is, because where I disregarded those that said he would try to find a way to suspend elections if it appeared he was headed for defeat. Now, I have no trouble believing it. This edict essentially makes him a dictator. He and his czars declare an emergency and then make the entire country subject to his whims.

    I pointed out to Huckfunn yesterday that despite how this looks, this is really nothing more than the re-authorization of the 1950′s Civil Defense Act (I should also add the the predecessor to thew 1950′s civil Defense Act, was the 1939 War preparations Act signed by Franklin Roosevelt.

    These powers have been available to every president since Franklin Roosevelt, however that does not preclude the various acts potential for abuse or Obama’s relentless and habitual drive to acquire greater and greater control over the US.


  35. buzzsawmonkey
    35 | March 18, 2012 11:10 am

    Obama wants to be dictator because all the cool kids, like Chavez and Ahmedinejad and Fidel and the Saudi king are laughing at him for having to listen to some punk “legislature.”

    He can hardly hold up his head when golfing with visiting heads of state for shame that he has to abide by some stupid “democratic process.”


  36. buzzsawmonkey
    36 | March 18, 2012 11:15 am

    If any of you have wasted 17 minutes of your lives watching Obama’s agitprop film “The Road We’ve Traveled,” here’s the handy antidote.


  37. Dolphin
    37 | March 18, 2012 11:23 am

    Thanks for posting this Huck. Just spent about 30 min reading the actual EO. Here is the link. I don’t like it either.

    http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness


  38. 38 | March 18, 2012 11:24 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    SOmeone pointed out the other day that Iran declaring as a nuclear power in October would be a really nasty national emergency. Obama could campaign on not changing a horse in mid-stream, but could he suspend the elections? Depends. HE could if Iran nuked somebody, especially us. Could he be angling for this to happen? I dunno, but I wouldn’t put it past him to be considering it.


  39. lobo91
    39 | March 18, 2012 11:31 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Michael Moore is going to be really pissed if it ends up being another “blue” haven like NYC, though…


  40. buzzsawmonkey
    40 | March 18, 2012 11:35 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Michael Moore is going to be really pissed if it ends up being another “blue” haven like NYC, though…

    Especially if he’s there at the time. But only for a few brief seconds.


  41. waldensianspirit
    41 | March 18, 2012 12:05 pm

    Now for the emergency.


  42. 42 | March 18, 2012 12:21 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    DG -- you hit the nail on the head. The worry for me is that this President would take the word “emergency” and redefine it -- like he did with “recess” when it came to the Senate.


  43. Da_Beerfreak
    43 | March 18, 2012 1:52 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    Now for the emergency.

    September 09, 2011
    Message from the President Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks

    TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

    Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. Consistent with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register the enclosed notice, stating that the emergency declared with respect to the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, is to continue in effect for an additional year.

    The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2011, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat.

    BARACK OBAMA

    THE WHITE HOUSE,
    September 9, 2011.

    Don’t even need a new one when an old one will work. :evil:


  44. Guggi
    44 | March 18, 2012 2:26 pm

    Constitutional Dictatorship


  45. waldensianspirit
    45 | March 18, 2012 2:47 pm

    Ace’s Gabriel Malor sides with Obama. Pokes at Geller and then has a Geller sock


  46. waldensianspirit
    46 | March 18, 2012 2:48 pm

    And a Beck sock


  47. 47 | March 18, 2012 3:42 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    I was over there checking the comments. While I can see Gabe’s point of view, I take issue with his rather blaise attitude about it. Sure, it’s the same order that other Presidents have signed. But there’s a big difference. Those Presidents didn’t have “fundamentally transforming America” as an administration agenda (although Clinton came close with Hillarycare). I would never have worried about Bush 43 looking for an emergency to implement it.

    I have big worries about actions by OWS, the New Black Panthers and other groups ostensibly behind Obama engaging in behavior that will allow him to implement the provisions. He’s proven in the past that he will circumvent Constitutional prohibitions to achieve his aims.

    And it scares the crap out of me. I can almost envision the government showing up at my house, asking for my guns and ammunition. And I hate sounding like a paranoid lunatic.


  48. Da_Beerfreak
    48 | March 18, 2012 3:58 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:
    You’re not paranoid if “They” really ARE out to get ya… :shock:


  49. 49 | March 18, 2012 4:23 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    I have a friend, bless him, that is a real “black helicopter” freak. I get emails in all caps in red letters warning me of 2nd Amendment right infringments. It worries me when my fingers start typing and his “voice” seems to come out.

    It’s a shame we don’t have a radio show tonight. Boy do we have a lot to talk about from this week!


  50. taxfreekiller
    50 | March 18, 2012 4:28 pm

    On GE and Jeffrey Hesmelts,

    Marketing ?, new adds they are running.

    More about re-branding than anything.

    why the need for re-branding?

    Jeffrey Hesmelts close relationship with the lead commie radical Obama and his radical agenda??

    Makes me start to think that GE/NBC etal and the leadership on the board of directors have seen some real negative feed back on how the U.S. buying public and heads of their main customers like the air lines, power companies, rail line owners ect all see GE and how it has gone full boat commie and loon earth first envior wacko.

    Not good for buss to be sticking your finger in all your best customers eyes all the time, let alone the voteing tax paying U.S. public.

    The adds seem to much about mending fences than selling any thing at all.

    What do ya thank every one ?


  51. Alberta Oil Peon
    51 | March 18, 2012 4:51 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    1.Could Obama suspend elections, even if Iran nuked somebody?

    2. How would he enforce such a suspension, if enough of the people took exception?


  52. Da_Beerfreak
    52 | March 18, 2012 4:52 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:
    There ain’t a pit in Hell deep enough for GE. :evil:
    But don’t worry. GE will gladly sign a contract to dig a deeper one for the right price. :twisted:


  53. Lily
    53 | March 18, 2012 5:00 pm

    What’s the emergency? This being a re-election year for him.
    When will people wake-up that he setting himself up to be a quasi-dictator?


  54. Lily
    54 | March 18, 2012 5:03 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ waldensianspirit:

    I was over there checking the comments. While I can see Gabe’s point of view, I take issue with his rather blaise attitude about it. Sure, it’s the same order that other Presidents have signed. But there’s a big difference. Those Presidents didn’t have “fundamentally transforming America” as an administration agenda (although Clinton came close with Hillarycare). I would never have worried about Bush 43 looking for an emergency to implement it.

    I have big worries about actions by OWS, the New Black Panthers and other groups ostensibly behind Obama engaging in behavior that will allow him to implement the provisions. He’s proven in the past that he will circumvent Constitutional prohibitions to achieve his aims.

    And it scares the crap out of me. I can almost envision the government showing up at my house, asking for my guns and ammunition. And I hate sounding like a paranoid lunatic.

    This summer and fall could be of a big concern. If gas prices go soaring through the roof and whether or not there will be riots.
    I know this sounds insane but I put nothing past bho at all.


  55. 55 | March 18, 2012 5:31 pm

    @ Alberta Oil Peon:

    HE could certainly try. It would be an unprecedented Constitutional emergency. Even Lincoln during the Civil War did not suspend the Presidential Election. BUt that wouldn’t necessarily stop Obama. The question isn’t how he would enforce it, but who would stop him? How would they stop him? I don’t see this congress impeaching him no matter what he does.


  56. buzzsawmonkey
    56 | March 18, 2012 5:58 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    I don’t see this congress impeaching him no matter what he does.

    There is a minor, minor possibility that the House would impeach, since there is a Republican majority. There is virtually no chance that the Senate would convict, unless there were significant defections from the Democrats and the Republicans held firm.


  57. 57 | March 18, 2012 6:09 pm

    @ Lily:

    There are more Democrat seats up for re-election this year than there were in 2010, so it does make one wonder if they’ll be making out like the Flash away from Obama. One of the commenters over at Weasel Zippers said that even his liberal friends were commenting at Twitter and emails that this EO is of concern to them.

    It seems that every day this President is pushing the envelope farther and farther to see just what he can get away with. He does recess appointments when the Senate is not in recess. He gets away with it. He outrights lies about energy production in this country, not once but several times. He gets away with it. He outright attacks private citizens, like the Koch Brothers, while all the while being boletered by organizations with the backing of George Soros. He gets away with it. He shreds the First Amendment’s freedom of religion protections. He’s getting some push back, but not by the Democrats or the MSM.

    But those Senators are going to find themselves in trouble -- at least some of them -- if they don’t start pushing back.

    And if you’re insane, move over in that padded cell m’dear -- and make room for me.


  58. huckfunn
    58 | March 18, 2012 6:49 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    It seems that every day this President is pushing the envelope farther and farther to see just what he can get away with.

    Having Comrade Obama in the WH is the marxists’ wet dream come true. As soon as BO was emaculated every commie in the country made a b-line for the WH front door. Assuming he’s defeated in November, he’ll spend his lame duck months doing as much damage as possible.


  59. 59 | March 18, 2012 7:47 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Let’s only hope that we’re installing a Republican Senate that will undo all of it. And that Boehner grows a spine and tries to stop it.

    Meanwhile, the TEA Party, which the media had assumed was dead, is alive and well, and they’re gonna have a tough time calling them “dangerous extremists” after giving OWS a pass for almost a year.

    And Buster O’Bama has himself a record now -- and it looks like the conservative media is casting a harsh spotlight on it. If he thought this EO was going to escape detection because is was in the Friday document dump, he thought wrong. What is interesting is that many are not seeing this as the “customary” renewal that it may very well be.


  60. jeanmchambers
    60 | March 19, 2012 11:33 am

    You are worried about this??

    How about, on the same day, he signed a bill limiting ‘free speech’?

    Yep! They labeled it ‘Anti protest’. Read it yourself!

    http://ozhouse.org/2012/03/16/obama-signs-anti-protest-bill-h-r-347-police-state-now/

    If you put all of the legislation, executive orders, and regulations together, that Obama and his minions have put in place since he took office…

    You should be scared sh!tle$$

    The first black man elected president has destroyed the greatest nation in the history of the Earth, in less than 4 years!!!


  61. jeanmchambers
    61 | March 19, 2012 11:35 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    None of this will be undone. Has anyone kept track of all that Obama’s cronies have done? No. Who will go back and make a list? Nobody. You are dreaming if you think any, and I repeat, any of this will be undone.

    One black man. That is all it took.


  62. jeanmchambers
    62 | March 19, 2012 11:40 am

    @ huckfunn:

    Obama will not be defeated! Can you spell ‘voter fraud’? Can you spell ‘intimidation’?

    The SEIU, Obama’s strong arm, already said they will use ‘focused, agressive speech’ against anyone found watching the polls for voter fraud.

    Do you think the average, fat, lazy, sports enthusiast, American will bear arms to defend this nation??

    No, my friend, they won’t.


  63. huckfunn
    63 | March 19, 2012 12:35 pm

    jeanmchambers wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Obama will not be defeated! Can you spell ‘voter fraud’? Can you spell ‘intimidation’?

    The SEIU, Obama’s strong arm, already said they will use ‘focused, agressive speech’ against anyone found watching the polls for voter fraud.

    Do you think the average, fat, lazy, sports enthusiast, American will bear arms to defend this nation??

    No, my friend, they won’t.

    I know there are others on this blog that share your opinion. I don’t. I think that everything indicates that the general electorate will vote for anyone but Obama in landslide type numbers. Obama will win in those districts where he’s within the margin of fraud. That’s a given. We’ll also increase our margin in the House and we will take the Senate. We shall see.


  64. 64 | March 19, 2012 12:41 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Just get him really drunk one night, then when he is passed out write “Mohammad is a faggot” on his forehead in black sharpie and then drop him off somewhere in the middle of town…

    IN ARABIC mind you!


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