By - March 19, 2012

Obama Signs Executive Order For Basic Dictatorial Powers

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Obama has been on a course heading straight toward dictatorial powers.  Obama has repeated stated that if Congress doesn’t approve of his _____ plan (fill in the blank, he has railed against the Republicans for standing in the way of many of his plans) then he will unilaterally force it into action without the Congress (because only Obama’s plans are the correct way to go, forget about the 54% employed which is the same percentage as when we had a 10% unemployment rate, forget the $4 gas, continued house foreclosures, etc, etc.).  Nevermind this is clearly unconstitutional, but now a new executive order has been signed.

The new executive order expands on an old executive order which allowed the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency.  The difference with the new order….it allows the President the same control during peacetime.

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, which includes peacetime determinations.

The new order gives each cabinet under the President specific roles when exercising this authority:

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.

(e)  “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple,  mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are  capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of  other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of  processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for  human or animal consumption.  “Food resources” also means potable water  packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable  and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does  not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural  commodity or agricultural product.

Notice subsection 2 and 3.  Each give the secretaries of Energy and HHS more power than they already have.  Haven’t we had enough with the Energy Dept giving out billions of our tax dollars to Obama’s friends in the “green” sector, only to have them declare bankruptcy and take our money with them.  Then there is Kathleen Sebiulus who has mandated birth control to all insurances while violating the First Amendment.

The article from The Examiner does make the slight arguement that this move may be in response to Israel coming out with plans to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, but Israel has been planning that for nearly 10 years now (of course they don’t have a person in the White House they can trust this time).  The order does not limit any Presidential actions to a current national crisis.  This order can be given with a percieved national crisis.

I don’t trust this administration, one thing that has been clear with this administration, they don’t take the Constitution seriously.  Give them an inch and they take your liberities away.

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