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Obama's Executive Order Authorizes Peacetime Martial Law
New American ^ | 3-18-12 | Joe Wolverton, II

Posted on 03/19/2012 5:35:58 AM PDT by Mikey_1962

President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on March 16 giving the White House absolute control over all the country’s natural resources in case of a natural disaster or during a time of war.

In the order, the National Defense Resources Preparedness Order, the President granted to himself the authority to approve the dispensing of all domestic energy, production, transportation, food, and water supplies as he deems necessary to protect national security.

Despite the national defense hurdle that ostensibly must be jumped in order for the order to take effect, the text of the document itself does not limit implementation to a time of war. In fact, the specific sections of the order make it clear that the President can take complete command and control of the country’s natural resources in peacetime, as well.

In fact, the President can invoke the powers of this order to “meet national defense requirements” in “the full spectrum of emergencies.” The relevant sections read:

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").

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.

Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:

(a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;

(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

The underlying legal authority for the execution of such a radical order is found in the Defense Production Act of 1950, the President claims. That law combined with the rights vested in him as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces supposedly empowers the President to endow himself with these expansive powers.

Just how expansive are the claimed powers and what resources are included in their scope? Livestock? Yes. All food “resources” and “resource facilities?” Yes. Veterinary clinics? Yes. All forms of energy? Yes. Will the President control the water supply? Yes.

Read on:

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.

(b) The Secretary of each agency delegated authority under subsection (a) of this section (resource departments) shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions. Each Secretary shall authorize the heads of other agencies, as appropriate, to place priority ratings on contracts and orders for materials, services, and facilities needed in support of programs approved under section 202 of this order.

(c) Each resource department shall act, as necessary and appropriate, upon requests for special priorities assistance, as defined by section 801(l) of this order, in a time frame consistent with the urgency of the need at hand. In situations where there are competing program requirements for limited resources, the resource department shall consult with the Secretary who made the required determination under section 202 of this order. Such Secretary shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements to prioritize on the basis of operational urgency. In situations involving more than one Secretary making such a required determination under section 202 of this order, the Secretaries shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements should receive priority on the basis of operational urgency.

(d) If agreement cannot be reached between two such Secretaries, then the issue shall be referred to the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

(e) The Secretary of each resource department, when necessary, shall make the finding required under section 101(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(b). This finding shall be submitted for the President's approval through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Upon such approval, the Secretary of the resource department that made the finding may use the authority of section 101(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(a), to control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market.

That’s right. The last line of the quoted material gives the President of the United Staes the power to “control the general distribution of any material (including services) in the civilian market.” This seems to be no less than the nationalization of all food, energy, water, and healthcare pipelines and providers in the country. And to help him keep tabs on all this responsibility, he assigns a cabinet member to each category of control.

Presidents have issued similar orders in the name of national defense. For example, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln famously (infamously) suspended habeas corpus and the rights to an impartial trial as protected by the Sixth Amendment.

Then, during World War I, President Woodrow Wilson, frustrated with Congress’s reluctance to grant him a full panoply of power over natural resources, invoked the powers given him under an executive order to assume absolute and unilateral authority over the same range of resources as are included in President Obama’s latest fiat.

As any student of history can testify, when government begins to interfere with the free flow of goods and commodities (especially life-giving resources such as food and water), then it may manipulate the availability of these items, as well as the prices thereof. Typically, such fluctuations result in civil disturbances and a demand for greater security from those unwilling to abide by the new “laws.” And, in exchange for greater security, those clamoring for it are often willing to give up their fundamental freedoms.

The White House has issued no statement regarding the purpose for the signing of this Executive Order. There is no accompanying explanation of why this power should be placed before the President at this time — or at any time for that matter. Is it in place to prepare for expansion of the hostilities in the Middle East, or is it something to do with his vaunted algae initiative?

Perhaps the President is taking the first few steps necessary to cloak himself in the powers required to "legally" (albeit unconstitutionally) step outside the boundaries of his constitutional authority and ascend to a level of supervision witnessed in all the former republics of history just before their devolution into mobocracy and mayhem.


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That’s right.

The last line of the quoted material gives the President of the United Staes the power to “control the general distribution of any material (including services) in the civilian market.” This seems to be no less than the nationalization of all food, energy, water, and healthcare pipelines and providers in the country.

1 posted on 03/19/2012 5:36:05 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

Good time to start using cash to buy the emergency food stocks at the local gun shows.

You would hate to use a credit card to buy a few cases of Mountain House # 10 cans, have the transaction recorded at the new NSA facility in Utah, Obama declare and emergency and then have the Feds knock on your door demanding the food.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Mikey_1962

[....necessary to protect national security.]

Didn’t Hitler do something like this???

Wow - I can’t believe we are here - this being 2012 - and an act like this going forward while everyone is more worried about what type of cell phone they have and when the Wii games are coming out...

...the grand ole strategy of “keep the masses stupid” is ringing true...


3 posted on 03/19/2012 5:43:12 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Mikey_1962
What I want to know is why is this not being reported anywhere?

The left went apoplectic when Bush signed the Patriot Act and Obama has systematically gone way, way beyond anything Bush ever did. Now we have the precursor to Marshall law and not one media outlet even mentions this?

4 posted on 03/19/2012 5:43:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: Mikey_1962

It’s absolutely amazing that Progressives continually called George Bush a Nazi; absolutely amazing.

IMHO


5 posted on 03/19/2012 5:43:45 AM PDT by ripley
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To: PeteB570

so - all he needs now is an “event” these powers...uhm...I wonder when this will happen....???


6 posted on 03/19/2012 5:47:20 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Mikey_1962

Pretty amazing that someone who is not even Constitutionally qualified to be president is being allowed to single-handedly destroy this nation. Not a single EO he has devised or law he has signed is even legal.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 5:47:39 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Mikey_1962

If this is what is happening, you think you want to purchase any more guns and ammo?

Think again.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 5:47:55 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: ripley

RElAX, Its just the new way to fight the fat. They will give us all 600 calories of food a day like they do in North Korea. Then we will be able to march in parades honoring our Dear Leader.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 5:49:09 AM PDT by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: Progov

Perfect way to put “gun control” into effective.


10 posted on 03/19/2012 5:49:22 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Mikey_1962
Again, Obama has crossed the line, but I'm confident that the GOP led House will revoke this Executive Order.
11 posted on 03/19/2012 5:51:05 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: ripley
Who is surprised by this?..This President was put into office by Big Hollywood and the “beautiful” people with their hypocrisy, their addictions and their money will be all for it. Read HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES by Jason Mattera and gnash your teeth. What we don't know will hurt us.
12 posted on 03/19/2012 5:51:22 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Mikey_1962

This section says it all:
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 uses national defense as a cover for directing the whole economy “in peacetime and in times of national emergency” through the functionaries listed in the rest of the decree. This is the most outrageous grasp for power by the Federal Government since the NRA (National Recovery Administration) of the 1930s.

Truly, this is Zwangswirtschaft {directed or forced economy) Nazi-style. No longer should we be discussing whether 0 is a radical, a socialist, or a communist. Now he could just as well be called a fascist.

It is amazing that the news media have not reacted to this. I am serious: even the usual suspects (NBC, CBS, ABC, NYTimes, &c) should be wondering about this. Needless to say, what if Bush had issued a decree like this?

Compared to 0, Hitler was in some ways a moderate. At least Hitler had a plebiscite to ratify his rule: it was run in a one-sided way, with little opposition allowed, but nonetheless — by contrat, 0 is not even observing the amenities.


13 posted on 03/19/2012 5:51:42 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: Mikey_1962

If the occupy jerks get out of hand this summer and fall, could he cancel elections?


14 posted on 03/19/2012 5:54:09 AM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Mikey_1962

Bush signed off on an executive order that was essentially identical to this one.


15 posted on 03/19/2012 5:55:23 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Progov
Having lived through the Detroit riots I know that you never have enough guns and ammo.
16 posted on 03/19/2012 5:56:24 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Mikey_1962

So what’s in it for Zero to sign such an act. What does he gain by the act of such signing?

The only thing I can gather (and the most likely thing) is this causes all the little functionaries go to off to their little cubby holes and start implementing this defacto takeover of all phases of American life. The Ag secretary has to figure out how exactly to control all the food resources. The Interior secretary (or whoever) the water resources and on down the line.

My point? Simply that the thing to be afraid of is not only the order itself but the motivation behind it. It’s like the iron fist is coming out from inside the glove.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 5:56:24 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Mikey_1962

Not a day goes by that at we don’t lose a little bit of freedom.


18 posted on 03/19/2012 5:57:20 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: JamesA

Just as Hitler had his storm troopers, the OWS’s are Bam’s storm troopers in training.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 5:59:53 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: Mikey_1962

American Presidents have had exactly this same power since 1939. This EO has been amended multiple times by nearly every President since.

The problem is who is wielding that power.

Elections have consequences.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 6:01:11 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Mikey_1962
The executive order gives the administration power to take over any business, and to command for free, without compensation, the services of executives, experts and anyone they please aka enslavement. the nazis weren't this organized in the 1940's.
21 posted on 03/19/2012 6:02:09 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Jihad is an institution inherent to the Islamic system itself; a permanent religious obligation)
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To: Mikey_1962

Might as well let Private Pyle run the country in mismanagement by micromanagement.


22 posted on 03/19/2012 6:03:10 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JamesA
If the occupy jerks get out of hand this summer and fall, could he cancel elections?

Only if he were in danger of losing... which, unfortunately, he's not.

23 posted on 03/19/2012 6:03:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: docbnj
It is sad that the left has managed to convince the masses that fascists are right-wing reactionaries. This has left us unable to learn the true lesson of socialism.

Individuals may or may not be good. Groups are always evil.

24 posted on 03/19/2012 6:05:46 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Mikey_1962
Among those materials could be gold and silver which many believe could be used as currency (as specified in the Constitution) were the paper dollars issued by this private bank called The Fed to lose their purchasing power through hyper-inflation.

By regulating the use of precious metals or just confiscating them as did FDR, Obama could try to force Americans to continue to use worthless paper dollars as currency, allowing the current dollar printing scheme to continue.

If the FedGov controls all buying and selling, they control everything.

25 posted on 03/19/2012 6:07:06 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: Mikey_1962

The drumbeat of Bolshevik Dictator Baby-Doc Barak continues to grow louder - - - .


26 posted on 03/19/2012 6:11:23 AM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Obadiah

I don’t watch FNC that much lately—has it been mentioned there? The internet seems to be the only place where people are talking about this. Can’t people see what this implies? Do the useful idiots in the media not see that if Obama cracks down, they’re not going to be exempt? (In all other takeovers, the media is among the first to head off to the gulags.)


27 posted on 03/19/2012 6:13:25 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: JamesA

OWS are probably government paid by now. They have cultural colors that look a lot like uniforms.


28 posted on 03/19/2012 6:14:10 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: BCW
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29 posted on 03/19/2012 6:14:24 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Obadiah

The left went apoplectic when Bush signed the Patriot Act and Obama has systematically gone way, way beyond anything Bush ever did. Now we have the precursor to Marshall law and not one media outlet even mentions this?

Interesting isn’t it.

Same thing happened when Bush was accused of wanting to kill Social Security, when in reality he was suggesting putting less than 2% of your SS contribution into a private plan that could earn more. The howls could be heard world wide.

The Congress, minus anyone with an R after their name, literally stole, a half trillion dollars of medicare money to fund Obama Care and, nothing, not a peep.


30 posted on 03/19/2012 6:14:59 AM PDT by wita
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To: kenmcg

Actually, this EO looks like we’re losing a lot more than a “little bit” of our freedom—more like ALL of it.


31 posted on 03/19/2012 6:17:52 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: Uncle Slayton; Travis McGee; Danae; kristinn; holdonnow; M. Thatcher; Southack; Squantos

Only if we call, and I will orchestrate such an effort.


32 posted on 03/19/2012 6:19:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Perhaps he is preparing for an Occupy riot? Wouldn’t that be handy?

Pray for America


33 posted on 03/19/2012 6:22:43 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
The Ag secretary has to figure out how exactly to control all the food resources. The Interior secretary (or whoever) the water resources and on down the line.

Anyone see a parallel between this maneuver by Obama and Hitler's "Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation"? (Enabling Act of 1933)

The "Chancellor" aka "General Secretary of the Central Committee of the United States of America" will appoint the necessary henchmen to control national resources.

The US Congress is already becoming increasingly vestigial.

The "progressives" are employing a combination of Soviet and Nazi tactics.

34 posted on 03/19/2012 6:22:52 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Uncle Slayton
Again, Obama has crossed the line, but I'm confident that the GOP led House will revoke this Executive Order.

Those jelly-spines? They won't even bring it up.

35 posted on 03/19/2012 6:23:31 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Quix

FYI.


36 posted on 03/19/2012 6:25:46 AM PDT by bearsgirl90
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To: kenmcg

” OWS’s are Bam’s storm troopers in training.”

By golly, you’re right!

The fearsome hippies and street people are coming to get us.

But wait until obuma unleashes the Fat Welfare Momma Brigade on America. As soon as he can pry their fat mitts from the jumbo potato bags and call the cranes to lift them off the couch, then we’ll all be in real trouble.

Thanks for the warning.


37 posted on 03/19/2012 6:26:20 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Mikey_1962

The elections are in November and obama will still be president until the new CINC tries to take control in Jan. obama can utilize any orders HE deems necessary to retain control during that time. If he does anything it will be after he loses in Nov.


38 posted on 03/19/2012 6:26:33 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: Mikey_1962
Leon Panetta and his boss are threatening America's (Sovereignty)
39 posted on 03/19/2012 6:27:52 AM PDT by yoe
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To: JamesA
"If the occupy jerks get out of hand this summer and fall, could he cancel elections?"

I pray that it doesn't get to that point but if it did, we will have to seriously consider what steps we take next. Our elected "representatives" obviously lack the testicular fortitude to stand up for the constitution anymore, so it is now up to "We the People."

We truly live in unprecendented times. We are witnessing the unrestrained destruction of our Republic. Never in my life did I ever believe I would see these events unfold before my eyes.

Tyranny is not only at the gate; it has stepped across the threshold. The time for action is upon us.
40 posted on 03/19/2012 6:31:18 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: Mikey_1962

The Second Amendment appears to be the only cure we have left. Look for a (another) move against it very shortly.


41 posted on 03/19/2012 6:31:32 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

If this is decree meaningless, why did 0 bother to issue it?

No, this is the legalistic rationale for expanding federal power. There is nothing stopping this from being another NRA (National Recovery Administration).

The NRA of the 1930s was eventually thrown out by the Supreme Court, which (IIRC) ruled that the Commerce Clause did not extend to such extremes. This degree appears to rely on the function of the President as Commander in Chief, and on some obscure laws conveniently vague as to be stretched for any purpose.

In the 1930s, theCourt was attacked by FDR, who tried to enlarge it so as to fill it with new, obedient, zombie appointees. This failed for political reasons.

But now 0 is but one member away from gaining a truly obedient majority on the Court, through appointing various dopey nonentities and affirmative-action celebrities. The two women on the Supreme Court are the most brainless of the zombies, both totally unqualified except as tokens intended to please their respective minorities.

The last was the “wise Latina.” Just how is the supposed wisdom of this person related to her being a Latina? Are Latinas known for their especial wisdom? Then please tell us which groups they surpass in wisdom! Is a Latina wiser than a non-Hispanic woman, or wiser than an Hispanic man; or wiser than a Black, or an Asian? Inquiring minds want to know.

It is all completely phony, but also dangerous. Truly, our freedoms are slipping through our hands.


42 posted on 03/19/2012 6:32:48 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: PeteB570
have the transaction recorded at the new NSA facility in Utah

The sucker's not even built yet. I was out there a couple of weeks ago and there ain't much there.

That's not saying that the transaction isn't recorded.

43 posted on 03/19/2012 6:33:26 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: Mikey_1962

By Executive Order (in another age what would more aptly be called a “Royal Decree”) no less. The writing on the wall may as well be composed in neon. He wants a civil war and thinks he can win.


44 posted on 03/19/2012 6:33:37 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: oldasrocks

“RElAX, Its just the new way to fight the fat. They will give us all 600 calories of food a day like they do in North Korea. Then we will be able to march in parades honoring our Dear Leader.”

Yeah, i hope Obama doesn’t die before me because i am sure i would be beaten for not grieving satisfactorily.


45 posted on 03/19/2012 6:33:46 AM PDT by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: circlecity

When? Right after 9/11? EO#, please. If it is still in effect, then why did Barry need to do this other than poke another PINO finger in the Patriots’ eyes.


46 posted on 03/19/2012 6:34:04 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Uncle Slayton
Again, Obama has crossed the line, but I'm confident that the GOP led House will revoke this Executive Order.

Did you forget the < /sarc > tag?

47 posted on 03/19/2012 6:35:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: kenmcg
"Just as Hitler had his storm troopers, the OWS’s are Bam’s storm troopers in training."

Not trying to belittle your concern, but I would suspect that a vast majority of those people have never touched a firearm in their lives. If they were one day handed weapons and instructed to go out and arrest us, they would suffer far more casualties than we would.

Our side has the firearms and wherewithal (and determination) to use them effectively. Most of us have military service and understand combat tactics. Those OWS fools are nothing more than cannon fodder. It would be like fish in a barrel.
48 posted on 03/19/2012 6:40:21 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: Sioux-san

Most of your questions are answered here;

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/18/national-defense-resources-preparedness-executive-order-power-grab-or-update/

“Indeed — but all of that was equally true before Obama issued an update to a 73-year-old effort that changed nothing about his executive authority and power. To the extent that we’re all more aware of it, that’s good, but we shouldn’t act as though this was an Obama novelty, and we really shouldn’t jump to conspiracy-think conclusions without understanding the history of these EOs.”


49 posted on 03/19/2012 6:43:36 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Mikey_1962

Don’t jump on me too hard...but my husband read the entire executive order and said that much of this has been in effect for many years. (I’m not saying that it’s good.)

For a different view, see this: http://volokh.com/2012/03/18/new-eo-on-natural-resources-defense-preparedness

An excerpt: “The EO is simply an update of prior orders on the same subject going back decades to, among other things, account for changes in the cabinet and the like. if this is a presidential power grab — and I don’t believe it is — the power was grabbed decades ago.”


50 posted on 03/19/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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