Barbara H. Peterson

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A new Executive Order signed on March 16, 2012, gives Obama the power to seize all forms of transportation, food, and any other civilian services including health care, for national defense, as well as to conscript necessary persons for a National Defense Executive Reserve. This is an all-inclusive E.O. that executes total control over everything from home gardens to any form of transportation, to forcing people to work for the collective. Read it and weep.

For those who think this new Executive Order will not affect you because you think we are not in a “national emergency,” understand that WE ARE, with Iran as the excuse. Obama signed a “Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran” on March 13, just three days before the following E.O.

The following submitted by Annie DeRiso

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2012

Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

PART I  –  PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION

Section101Purpose.  This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the “Act”).

Sec. 102Policy.  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. 103General 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;

(c)  be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;

(d)  improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and

(e)  foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.

Sec. 104Implementation.  (a)  The National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council, shall serve as the integrated policymaking forum for consideration and formulation of national defense resource preparedness policy and shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act.

(b)  The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:

(1)  advise the President on issues of national defense resource preparedness and on the use of the authorities and functions delegated by this order;

(2)  provide for the central coordination of the plans and programs incident to authorities and functions delegated under this order, and provide guidance to agencies assigned functions under this order, developed in consultation with such agencies; and

(3)  report to the President periodically concerning all program activities conducted pursuant to this order.

(c)  The Defense Production Act Committee, described in section 701 of this order, shall:

(1)  in a manner consistent with section 2(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2062(b), advise the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy on the effective use of the authorities under the Act; and

(2)  prepare and coordinate an annual report to the Congress pursuant to section 722(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(d).

(d)  The Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and other agencies, shall:

(1)  analyze potential effects of national emergencies on actual production capability, taking into account the entire production system, including shortages of resources, and develop recommended preparedness measures to strengthen capabilities for production increases in national emergencies; and

(2)  perform industry analyses to assess capabilities of the industrial base to support the national defense, and develop policy recommendations to improve the international competitiveness of specific domestic industries and their abilities to meet national defense program needs.

PART II  –  PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS

Sec. 201Priorities 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.

Sec. 202Determinations.  Except as provided in section 201(e) of this order, the authority delegated by section 201 of this order may be used only to support programs that have been determined in writing as necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense:

(a)  by the Secretary of Defense with respect to military production and construction, military assistance to foreign nations, military use of civil transportation, stockpiles managed by the Department of Defense, space, and directly related activities;

(b)  by the Secretary of Energy with respect to energy production and construction, distribution and use, and directly related activities; and

(c)  by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to all other national defense programs, including civil defense and continuity of Government.

Sec. 203Maximizing Domestic Energy Supplies.  The authorities of the President under section 101(c)(1) (2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(c)(1) (2), are delegated to the Secretary of Commerce, with the exception that the authority to make findings that materials (including equipment), services, and facilities are critical and essential, as described in section 101(c)(2)(A) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(c)(2)(A), is delegated to the Secretary of Energy.

Sec. 204Chemical and Biological Warfare.  The authority of the President conferred by section 104(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2074(b), is delegated to the Secretary of Defense.  This authority may not be further delegated by the Secretary.

PART III  –  EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY AND SUPPLY

Sec. 301Loan Guarantees.  (a)  To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, as defined in section 801(h) of this order, is authorized pursuant to section 301 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, to guarantee loans by private institutions.

(b)  Each guaranteeing agency is designated and authorized to:  (1) act as fiscal agent in the making of its own guarantee contracts and in otherwise carrying out the purposes of section 301 of the Act; and (2) contract with any Federal Reserve Bank to assist the agency in serving as fiscal agent.

(c)  Terms and conditions of guarantees under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  The guaranteeing agency is authorized, following such consultation, to prescribe:  (1) either specifically or by maximum limits or otherwise, rates of interest, guarantee and commitment fees, and other charges which may be made in connection with such guarantee contracts; and (2) regulations governing the forms and procedures (which shall be uniform to the extent practicable) to be utilized in connection therewith.

Sec. 302Loans.  To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2092, to make loans thereunder.  Terms and conditions of loans under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB.

Sec. 303Additional Authorities.  (a)  To create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, to make provision for purchases of, or commitments to purchase, an industrial resource or a critical technology item for Government use or resale, and to make provision for the development of production capabilities, and for the increased use of emerging technologies in security program applications, and to enable rapid transition of emerging technologies.

(b)  Materials acquired under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, that exceed the needs of the programs under the Act may be transferred to the National Defense Stockpile, if, in the judgment of the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, such transfers are in the public interest.

Sec. 304Subsidy Payments.  To ensure the supply of raw or nonprocessed materials from high cost sources, or to ensure maximum production or supply in any area at stable prices of any materials in light of a temporary increase in transportation cost, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(c), to make subsidy payments, after consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB.

Sec. 305Determinations and Findings.  (a)  Pursuant to budget authority provided by an appropriations act in advance for credit assistance under section 301 or 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, and consistent with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended (FCRA), 2 U.S.C. 661 et seq., the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the determinations set forth in sections 301(a)(2) and 302(b)(2) of the Act, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order; provided, that such determinations shall be made after due consideration of the provisions of OMB Circular A 129 and the credit subsidy score for the relevant loan or loan guarantee as approved by OMB pursuant to FCRA.

(b)  Other than any determination by the President under section 303(a)(7)(b) of the Act, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the required determinations, judgments, certifications, findings, and notifications defined under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order.

Sec. 306Strategic and Critical Materials.  The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, are each delegated the authority of the President under section 303(a)(1)(B) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(a)(1)(B), to encourage the exploration, development, and mining of strategic and critical materials and other materials.

Sec. 307Substitutes.  The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(g) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(g), to make provision for the development of substitutes for strategic and critical materials, critical components, critical technology items, and other resources to aid the national defense.

Sec. 308Government-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.

Sec. 309Defense Production Act Fund.  The Secretary of Defense is designated the Defense Production Act Fund Manager, in accordance with section 304(f) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2094(f), and shall carry out the duties specified in section 304 of the Act, in consultation with the agency heads having approved, and appropriated funds for, projects under title III of the Act.

Sec. 310Critical Items.  The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(b)(1) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(b)(1), to take appropriate action to ensure that critical components, critical technology items, essential materials, and industrial resources are available from reliable sources when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization, and national emergency.  Appropriate action may include restricting contract solicitations to reliable sources, restricting contract solicitations to domestic sources (pursuant to statutory authority), stockpiling critical components, and developing substitutes for critical components or critical technology items.

Sec. 311Strengthening Domestic Capability.  The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(a), to utilize the authority of title III of the Act or any other provision of law to provide appropriate incentives to develop, maintain, modernize, restore, and expand the productive capacities of domestic sources for critical components, critical technology items, materials, and industrial resources essential for the execution of the national security strategy of the United States.

Sec. 312Modernization of Equipment.  The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, in accordance with section 108(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(b), may utilize the authority of title III of the Act to guarantee the purchase or lease of advance manufacturing equipment, and any related services with respect to any such equipment for purposes of the Act.  In considering title III projects, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense shall provide a strong preference for proposals submitted by a small business supplier or subcontractor in accordance with section 108(b)(2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(b)(2).

PART IV  –  VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Sec. 401Delegations.  The authority of the President under sections 708(c) and (d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(c), (d), is delegated to the heads of agencies otherwise delegated authority under this order.  The status of the use of such delegations shall be furnished to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Sec. 402Advisory Committees.  The authority of the President under section 708(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(d), and delegated in section 401 of this order (relating to establishment of advisory committees) shall be exercised only after consultation with, and in accordance with, guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.

Sec. 403Regulations.  The Secretary of Homeland Security, after approval of the Attorney General, and after consultation by the Attorney General with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, shall promulgate rules pursuant to section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e), incorporating standards and procedures by which voluntary agreements and plans of action may be developed and carried out.  Such rules may be adopted by other agencies to fulfill the rulemaking requirement of section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e).

PART V  –  EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL

Sec. 501National Defense Executive Reserve.  (a) In accordance with section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), there is established in the executive branch a National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) composed of persons of recognized expertise from various segments of the private sector and from Government (except full time Federal employees) for training for employment in executive positions in the Federal Government in the event of a national defense emergency.

(b)  The Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue necessary guidance for the NDER program, including appropriate guidance for establishment, recruitment, training, monitoring, and activation of NDER units and shall be responsible for the overall coordination of the NDER program.  The authority of the President under section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), to determine periods of national defense emergency is delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(c)  The head of any agency may implement section 501(a) of this order with respect to NDER operations in such agency.

(d)  The head of each agency with an NDER unit may exercise the authority under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153, to employ civilian personnel when activating all or a part of its NDER unit.  The exercise of this authority shall be subject to the provisions of sections 501(e) and (f) of this order and shall not be redelegated.

(e)  The head of an agency may activate an NDER unit, in whole or in part, upon the written determination of the Secretary of Homeland Security that an emergency affecting the national defense exists and that the activation of the unit is necessary to carry out the emergency program functions of the agency.

(f)  Prior to activating the NDER unit, the head of the agency shall notify, in writing, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism of the impending activation.

Sec. 502Consultants.  The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations.  The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated.

PART VI  –  LABOR REQUIREMENTS

Sec. 601Secretary of Labor.  (a)  The Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall:

(1)  collect and maintain data necessary to make a continuing appraisal of the Nation’s workforce needs for purposes of national defense;

(2)  upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services;

(3)  upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order, consult with that agency with respect to:  (i) the effect of contemplated actions on labor demand and utilization; (ii) the relation of labor demand to materials and facilities requirements; and (iii) such other matters as will assist in making the exercise of priority and allocations functions consistent with effective utilization and distribution of labor;

(4)  upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order:  (i) formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting the labor requirements of actions to be taken for national defense purposes; and (ii) estimate training needs to help address national defense requirements and promote necessary and appropriate training programs; and

(5)  develop and implement an effective labor management relations policy to support the activities and programs under this order, with the cooperation of other agencies as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the National Mediation Board, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

(b)  All agencies shall cooperate with the Secretary of Labor, upon request, for the purposes of this section, to the extent permitted by law.

PART VII  –  DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT COMMITTEE

Sec. 701The Defense Production Act Committee.  (a)  The Defense Production Act Committee (Committee) shall be composed of the following members, in accordance with section 722(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(b):

(1)   The Secretary of State;

(2)   The Secretary of the Treasury;

(3)   The Secretary of Defense;

(4)   The Attorney General;

(5)   The Secretary of the Interior;

(6)   The Secretary of Agriculture;

(7)   The Secretary of Commerce;

(8)   The Secretary of Labor;

(9)   The Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(10)  The Secretary of Transportation;

(11)  The Secretary of Energy;

(12)  The Secretary of Homeland Security;

(13)  The Director of National Intelligence;

(14)  The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency;

(15)  The Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers;

(16)  The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and

(17)  The Administrator of General Services.

(b)  The Director of OMB and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall be invited to participate in all Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role.  The Chairperson, as designated by the President pursuant to section 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171, may invite the heads of other agencies or offices to participate in Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role, as appropriate.

Sec. 702Offsets.  The Secretary of Commerce shall prepare and submit to the Congress the annual report required by section 723 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2172, in consultation with the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Defense, and Labor, the United States Trade Representative, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other agencies as appropriate.  The heads of agencies shall provide the Secretary of Commerce with such information as may be necessary for the effective performance of this function.

PART VIII  –  GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 801Definitions.  In addition to the definitions in section 702 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2152, the following definitions apply throughout this order:

(a)  “Civil transportation” includes movement of persons and property by all modes of transportation in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce within the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia, and related public storage and warehousing, ports, services, equipment and facilities, such as transportation carrier shop and repair facilities.  “Civil transportation” also shall include direction, control, and coordination of civil transportation capacity regardless of ownership.  “Civil transportation” shall not include transportation owned or controlled by the Department of Defense, use of petroleum and gas pipelines, and coal slurry pipelines used only to supply energy production facilities directly.

(b)  “Energy” means all forms of energy including petroleum, gas (both natural and manufactured), electricity, solid fuels (including all forms of coal, coke, coal chemicals, coal liquification, and coal gasification), solar, wind, other types of renewable energy, atomic energy, and the production, conservation, use, control, and distribution (including pipelines) of all of these forms of energy.

(c)  “Farm equipment” means equipment, machinery, and repair parts manufactured for use on farms in connection with the production or preparation for market use of food resources.

(d)  “Fertilizer” means any product or combination of products that contain one or more of the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for use as a plant nutrient.

(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.

(f)  “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer (excluding transportation thereof).

(g)  “Functions” include powers, duties, authority, responsibilities, and discretion.

(h)  “Head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense” means the heads of the Departments of State, Justice, the Interior, and Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the General Services Administration, and all other agencies with authority delegated under section 201 of this order.

(i)  “Health resources” means drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment required to diagnose, mitigate or prevent the impairment of, improve, treat, cure, or restore the physical or mental health conditions of the population.

(j)  “National defense” means programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity.  Such term includes emergency preparedness activities conducted pursuant to title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5195 et seq., and critical infrastructure protection and restoration.

(k)  “Offsets” means compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government to government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 C.F.R. 120.1 130.17.

(l)  “Special priorities assistance” means action by resource departments to assist with expediting deliveries, placing rated orders, locating suppliers, resolving production or delivery conflicts between various rated orders, addressing problems that arise in the fulfillment of a rated order or other action authorized by a delegated agency, and determining the validity of rated orders.

(m)  “Strategic and critical materials” means materials (including energy) that (1) would be needed to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States during a national emergency, and (2) are not found or produced in the United States in sufficient quantities to meet such need and are vulnerable to the termination or reduction of the availability of the material.

(n)  “Water resources” means all usable water, from all sources, within the jurisdiction of the United States, that can be managed, controlled, and allocated to meet emergency requirements, except “water resources” does not include usable water that qualifies as “food resources.”

Sec. 802General.  (a)  Except as otherwise provided in section 802(c) of this order, the authorities vested in the President by title VII of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2151 et seq., are delegated to the head of each agency in carrying out the delegated authorities under the Act and this order, by the Secretary of Labor in carrying out part VI of this order, and by the Secretary of the Treasury in exercising the functions assigned in Executive Order 11858, as amended.

(b)  The authorities that may be exercised and performed pursuant to section 802(a) of this order shall include:

(1)  the power to redelegate authorities, and to authorize the successive redelegation of authorities to agencies, officers, and employees of the Government; and

(2)  the power of subpoena under section 705 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2155, with respect to (i) authorities delegated in parts II, III, and section 702 of this order, and (ii) the functions assigned to the Secretary of the Treasury in Executive Order 11858, as amended, provided that the subpoena power referenced in subsections (i) and (ii) shall be utilized only after the scope and purpose of the investigation, inspection, or inquiry to which the subpoena relates have been defined either by the appropriate officer identified in section 802(a) of this order or by such other person or persons as the officer shall designate.

(c)  Excluded from the authorities delegated by section 802(a) of this order are authorities delegated by parts IV and V of this order, authorities in section 721 and 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2170 2171, and the authority with respect to fixing compensation under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153.

Sec. 803Authority.  (a)  Executive Order 12919 of June 3, 1994, and sections 401(3) (4) of Executive Order 12656 of November 18, 1988, are revoked.  All other previously issued orders, regulations, rulings, certificates, directives, and other actions relating to any function affected by this order shall remain in effect except as they are inconsistent with this order or are subsequently amended or revoked under proper authority.  Nothing in this order shall affect the validity or force of anything done under previous delegations or other assignment of authority under the Act.

(b)  Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 11858 of May 7, 1975, as amended, except as provided in section 802 of this order.

(c)  Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 12472 of April 3, 1984, as amended.

Sec. 804General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 16, 2012.

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111 Responses to “New Executive Order Seizes Total Control over Civilian Activities”

  1. Of course the government knows something we don’t, JW. That’s their M.O. If the U.S. is attacked by hordes of foreign soldiers, they will be U.N. soldiers, financed by tax dollars and supported by our very own government.

  2. chizeled says:

    The States do not have to follow unconstitutional laws: http://www.canadafreepress.com.....icle/45343

  3. JW says:

    Maybe the Government knows something we don’t know. I do know that many Christian prophets have warnings from God that the USA will be attacked and invaded on its own soil by hordes of foreign soldiers. We need to be on alert and ready to defend ourselves and be prepared food and energy-wise. Even George Washington had a vision of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and a future war on US soil yet to come, that will be far worse that the former two. You can see his vision at this link:
    http://www.propheticroundtable.....ington.htm

  4. Goldbug36, That is the most frightening of all, isn’t – the people who support the corrupt system of lies and deceit by blindly supporting it through stupidity, ignorance, greed, and ego.

  5. Goldbug36 says:

    I called into our local radio station (WFIW Fairfield, IL) to their “open line” talk show. The two dufuses had been railing on and on about how scared they were of spiders and wondering why spiders don’t get stuck in their own webs (duh), so I asked, “Are you all scared of Monsanto and the fact that our local farmers are growing GMO corn .. and they have signed their property rights over to Monsanto, their monster benefactor? Are you afraid of .. ” then I realized they had cut me off. I turned my radio back on, and they were making fun of me, saying I likely believed in unicorns, etc. I called back and told them they should rename their stupid show “The Kindergarten Hour.” Then they started talking about their naps and “bankies” in Kindergarten. Yes, these were adult men. This is what we are up against. Frightening, isn’t it?

  6. isis2012 says:

    Yes so very true … and these voted in candidates are the ones who have already allowed use of all of what this document seeks to gain control of …. to have already allowed the poisoning of our food water and air … and already allowed an ever worsening state of sicken people to make pharmaceutical and insurances rich at the suffering expense of the mainstream …

    Right now it just hard to see for sure which side of the fence this document is supporting …

    Is this document to take back control of those things that the evil government had already claimed possession of to poison humanity … could the document be to take back control of these things to stop the poisoning … either way we of the mainstream have no real power to do much of anything about this … so I’m trusting in t Divine intervention from behind the veil where the real power begin and ends …

  7. Rick says:

    To me this sounded a bit like that national police force that Obama wanted.

    A civilian force that is just as capable as the military.

    To the Concerned skeptic…
    Usually conservative talk radio will talk about baby steps. You don’t suddenly change things. Like you said which I’m inclined to believe…Clinton did similar things, but the thing is that was a baby step in what we do seem to agree is a wrong direction.

    Obama seems content to not take baby steps…or we’ve already taken enough baby steps where Obama will get what he wants on the basis of what has already been done.

  8. Nam Marine says:

    THANK YOU JENNY for making sense of this situation!

  9. Steve says:

    I agree with what Jenny says about the Declaration of Independence…and I think the Republicans in Congress would certainly be crying foul if this was indeed a suspected, systematic usurpation of the Gov’t. Let’s wait and see how the Administration treats Congress between now and the election and we will know exactly what we are up against, as well the Supreme Court.

  10. Eric Blair says:

    Viva le reisitance…water the tree of liberty…

  11. Vulcan says:

    What we need to remember is that The United Nations Nazi Security Council and Genocide/War Machine is giving orders to our military. This is the army of the Illuminati and they hate America and everything this country stands for. Alger Hiss who was the first acting Secretary General of The UN is a convicted Soviet spy. I knew this country was toast when back in 1995-1996 when American Army soldier Michael New was court martialed for refusing to replace the American flag on the right side of his uniform with a UN armband.
    http://www.jefflindsay.com/MichaelNew.shtml

  12. @Barbara H. Peterson, the “Translate” box at the top did not have an entry for “Obot”, and I don’t know whether “Meagan” speaks Russian or perhaps Chinese. I recognize that documented facts and rational arguments presented in plain English do not penetrate the “Obama consciousness.” So I don’t see any way to communicate with her/him. Almost everyone else here recognizes the gravity of the situation. So I have nothing more to say than what the rest of you already know and believe. Carry on!

  13. Lee Birkhead says:

    Quick Draw, I think the book you are refering to is “Defying Hitler”. Author, I don’t remember but will look it up. It was a memoir of a student attorney between WWI & the Rise of the Third Reich, i.e. WWII. Hitler did EXACTALLY the same thing and made it look & seem like all was for the greater good. Excellent book on history but was not published until 1999 by his son who found his fathers writings.
    History will repeat itself because we don’t know our history and therefore cannot learn fron it. Kind of like reinventing the wheel over & over again & again.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein

  14. David says:

    So its “legal” and lawful and just a reorganizing or existing Law or “legal” additional document…..Does that mean the original law in the first place wasn’t a concern or in itself is guiltless pure and innocent or really the kind of law we can all comfortably stand on get behind it as a nation? Just a learner like you. I can’t say for sure just the meaning of this document is apparently in preparation of a possible future scenario.

  15. Jenny says:

    Megan, your trust in the government is astounding. I think the whole point is that this is an EXECUTIVE ORDER. Meaning there are no hurdles and no additional law to be signed. It is not just one event, law, or executive order that has everyone upset. It is that people are now waking up to the systematic assault on the constitution over many years culminating in the current administration that is now setting it all up and together like building blocks to destroy life as we know/knew it. There are sooo many things Obama and his administration have set up and done – very much like Hitler did by the way. Do you think they will actually implement this all at once? No. Because then people would rise up, but they are slipping things through, they are writing and setting up the “law of the land” and can then implement at their leisure. Here is a little wisdom from our founding fathers.

    “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience [has] shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” –Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. ME 1:29, Papers 1:429

    “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.” –Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774. (*) ME 1:193, Papers 1:125

  16. meagan says:

    No I am not impressed with my self. I may be a smart ass, but at least I’m not a dumb ass. People should have all of the facts before going into panic mode. Yes this is something to worry about and to take action against however this is not signed in to law and has hurdles to go through before such actions can occur. I am not completely disagreeing with the author of this article. American people would not stand for seizure of their property necessary or not especially in times of peace. However we must be rational that we are at the.brink of WWIII and such measures may be necessary for America to survive

  17. Meagan
    There is a HUGE difference between acting out of necessity and writing tyrannical law, after, tyrannical law…..Which the Constitution does not authorize. Nor did it confer upon the Supreme court the authority to rule on the constitutionality of law. Doing so was an unconstitutional power grab by the court.

    That question was well settled by 1798. Have you ever heard of the rule of 98?

    http://mises.org/media/1851/The-Principles-of-98

  18. Nam Marine says:

    Meagan, you sound very impressed with yourself. No one likes
    a smart ass.

  19. Meagan says:

    No one is in “denial”, Benjamin Franklin also signed the Constitution which he helped to write,
    which gives the POTUS the right to “act AT ALL TIMES ( which means during peace times or war times) to meet any sudden threat to the Nation’s security.” However according to the supreme court “the Constitution does not grant to the President extensive authority in times of grave and imperative national emergency such a grant may well be necessary to the very existence of the constitution itself”. No on is in denial. My point is that the EO is not new, infact its very old beginning with the constitution, it just redefines in a more clear and concise manner what President truman and many before him had attempted to implement. its nothing to make a big deal of, but it is necessary precautions to ensure the safety, health, and national security of american people and its assets. by the way I am educated in military and national security law.

  20. Michael Hansen says:

    Ok, so Lawrence has laid out pretty clearly what the Defence Production act is and how it has been used. What I do not like, and why this is left to broad interpretation is the, “For National Defense” part stated throughout. We all know what it meant through the years. The enemy without. However, the DHS and others has been working very hard to define, “The enemy within.” Heck there was an article over the weekend that stated yawning and goose bumps could be signs of something sinister. For real? C’mon. Also, many of us are well aware of the fact that your or my understanding or definition of the terms we are dealing with do not necessarily match there definition of the same term. When they are allowed to make up things on the fly, as they do, we have no grounding or assurance of what they mean by “For Defense Purposes”

  21. Meagan,

    Thank you for reminding us just how in denial most people are. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    ― Benjamin Franklin

  22. Meagan says:

    @ Astrea thank you for the little dose of crazy :D

  23. Meagan says:

    This act isn’t something that is new, it’s the same act that has been in effect since 1950, and was again renewed in 1994, and is now renewed, it has to be renewed every so often, it has always been in effect, only everyone is making a big deal out of it because of the current state of affairs…Too many freedom loving Americans would object which would result in chaos. It sucks, but such measures are necessary to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. everyone wants change, but no one is willing to sacrifice certain individual rights. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Change can’t come with out sacrifice, if these orders weren’t implemented and Americans starved and went with out anything because nothing was rationed in a time of war or a time of peace in preparation for war, every american would be screaming “Why didn’t the government do anything to help us?”

  24. Meagan, Tell that to this guy:

    Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942), was a U.S. Supreme Court decision that recognized the power of the federal government to regulate economic activity.

    A farmer, Roscoe Filburn, was growing wheat for on-farm consumption. The U.S. government had established limits on wheat production based on acreage owned by a farmer, in order to drive up wheat prices during the Great Depression, and Filburn was growing more than the limits permitted. Filburn was ordered to destroy his crops and pay a fine, even though he was producing the excess wheat for his own use and had no intention of selling it….

    Filburn argued that since the excess wheat he produced was intended solely for home consumption it could not be regulated through the interstate Commerce Clause. The Supreme Court rejected this argument, reasoning that if Filburn had not used home-grown wheat he would have had to buy wheat on the open market. This effect on interstate commerce, the Court reasoned, may not be substantial from the actions of Filburn alone but through the cumulative actions of thousands of other farmers just like Filburn its effect would certainly become substantial. Therefore Congress could regulate wholly intrastate, non-commercial activity if such activity, viewed in the aggregate, would have a substantial effect on interstate commerce, even if the individual effects are trivial.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn

  25. astrea says:

    This is a DISGUISED ” NEW WORLD ORDER ” TOTAL TAKE OVER & FULL SPECTRUM IMPLEMENTATION. CIVIL WW3 in PEACE TIME. Just Imagine what it will be in a subsequent artificially fabricated pretext for WAR TIME!!!

    This is IT !! This is the ZIONIST TAKE OVER happening!
    This is the disguise & logistical pretext they have conceived to impose the ZIONIST totalitarian NEW WORLD ORDER, they are preparing something BIG that is going to follow that, another 9/11 artificially fabricated crisis that they will built upon to use these full spectrum totalitarian powers.

    Illegal, seditious & treasonous totalitarian control.

  26. This is what happens when the government decides to exercise certain powers that we think will never be used against us:

    Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942) Filburn argued that since the excess wheat he produced was intended solely for home consumption it could not be regulated through the interstate Commerce Clause. The Supreme Court rejected this argument, reasoning that if Filburn had not used home-grown wheat he would have had to buy wheat on the open market. This effect on interstate commerce, the Court reasoned, may not be substantial from the actions of Filburn alone but through the cumulative actions of thousands of other farmers just like Filburn its effect would certainly become substantial. Therefore Congress could regulate wholly intrastate, non-commercial activity if such activity, viewed in the aggregate, would have a substantial effect on interstate commerce, even if the individual effects are trivial.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn

  27. Meagan says:

    As further reference to Harry S. Truman in the supreme court found the presidential executive order for the government to seize all steel mills for government production during the Korean War as Unconstitutional. Youngstown sheet & tube co. v. Sawyer. However the constitution states that the POTUS has the power to act “at all times to meet any sudden threat to the nation’s security.” This is not a new concept, and was intentionally placed in the constitution by the founding fathers. This order isn’t about seizing personal property for gain, its about the impending lack of oil due to the inevitable war with Iran, whom we get most of our oil from. Oil will have to be rationed to ensure that there’ enough oil for our military vehicles and generators. The lack of oil is a cause and effect scenario, oil is necessary for the transportation of food and clothing and other vital neccessities. With out oil our nation comes to a stand still. The EO is necessary to ration what little food and clothing we will have due to the lack of transportation and ability to operate necessary farming equipment to grow crops that make our food and clothing because of the lack of oil. its not about seizing your property and impinging on your rights, its to ensure that a few are not able to take whats left from the rest. so get a bicycle, start a large garden, and stop bitching about the smaller picture, and enlighten yourself about the world around you.

  28. James Burke says:

    Sounds like a dictator take over of the U.S.A.. The communist in power now are forgetting one thing, the free sprit of America and the instant 20,000,000 man Resistance that would appear almost instantly, Disorganize at first but quickly becoming overwhelming. Patriotic citizens will not go without a fight. This is the spirit of our founding fathers and the sprit of America and that sprit is still alive and well.

  29. I bet that the medical folks are gonna be scared of the section. 801 part.V111. Goverment run hospitals. Skeered LOL :>)

  30. Yaaaaaaaaaaaa Lets Kick irans arse and take us sum oil. Maybe then we can have sum dollar a gallon Gasfor our gas holes, Yippieeeeeeeeeeeee ;>)

  31. Sounds like the antichrist to this old country boy.. All of you who agree Raise your hands so I can see you.I will be Baackkkk :>)

  32. Goldbug36 says:

    I think TPTB are planning a false flag attack by a foreign entity, which will, of course, become a national emergency, allowing for genuine, constitutional, martial law. We will all be shaking in our boots, and since we have already lost all our rights via the PATRIOT Act (Providing Advanced Technologies to Receive and Intercept Operational Terrorism) and the National Defense Authorization Act, the only thing else the USURPER can take from us is the November ELECTION. Voila! A Dictator-and-Thief is born. Yup, I can smell it in the air .. why else would he have signed and issued this long-ago pre-prepared, boogey-man document? Conditioning?

  33. J.S.T. says:

    My concern is which side the military will come down on. Panetta had OUR troops disarmed before he would come out to speak to them in Afghanistan. This was on newsmax briefly before being taken down.http://talkingpointsmemo.com/n.....?ref=fpblg Who is stupid enough to trust this communist thug with this kind of power? Maybe not everybody who can make A real difference quickly. Time will tell. If your not prepared already,your done.

  34. LibertyTreeBud says:

    Resist
    Ignore
    Do Not Comply
    Nullify

  35. Shelly robinson says:

    what I read into this is were going to war with iran and sooner than we think and my son about to get out this would make that null and void he is a mp in the army I am scare to death

  36. Dave says:

    Barbara, I said “tend” to be…

  37. This is SO over-the-top as to be not credible. I looked at the E.O. at whitehouse.gov, and even there, this E.O. is not assigned a five-digit number. Have you ever before seen an E.O. without a number? How would one refer to it? “The E.O. that authorizes government seizure of any and all private property and labor, for the greater good of the collective.” Or, “The E.O. that made everyone want to kill us (meaning, the government).”

    One has to consider the possibility that this E.O. is some kind of sick April Fool’s joke (two weeks early) that Mr. Obama is playing on conservatives who are paying attention, to give us heart attacks and thin our ranks. If not, what makes you sure that it isn’t a prank by Mr. Obama, and can you prove it?

  38. Good point, Lawrence. For any who would like to know more about the Defense Production Act, here is a link from the FEMA site: http://www.fema.gov/about/programs/dpa/dpa.shtm, and another to download the Act: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3590.

  39. Anthony Maroney says:

    In my opinion this man you call are leader is getting are great Country more in trouble the he thinks. He should get off the band wagon and step down as a leader that use to be our great Country the United States of America.
    GOD BLESS AMEWRICA

  40. Lawrence A. Oshanek says:

    Barbara … what these people are missing is any understanding of the Defence Production Act which is mentioned in the first paragraph and 8 more times in the produced document.

    A small amount of research tells me that the DPA contains three major sections.

    The first authorizes the President to require businesses to sign contracts or fulfill orders deemed necessary for national defense.

    The second authorizes the President to establish mechanisms (such as regulations, orders or agencies) to allocate materials, services and facilities to promote national defense.

    The third section authorizes the President to control the civilian economy so that scarce and/or critical materials necessary to the national defense effort are available for defense needs.

    The Defense Production Act also authorizes the President to requisition property, force industry to expand production and the supply of basic resources, impose wage and price controls, settle labor disputes, control consumer and real estate credit, establish contractual priorities, and allocate raw materials to aid the national defense.

    The President’s authority to place contracts under the DPA is the part of the Act most often used by the Department of Defense (DOD) since the 1970s. Most of the other functions of the Act are administered by the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security (SIES) in the Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce.

    The DPA was used during the Korean War to establish a large defense mobilization infrastructure and bureaucracy. Under the authority of the Act, President Harry S. Truman established the Office of Defense Mobilization, instituted wage and price controls, strictly regulated production in heavy industries such as steel and mining, and ordered the disperal of wartime manufacturing plans across the nation.

    The Act also played a vital role in the establishment of the domestic aluminum and titanium industries in the 1950s. Using the Act, DOD provided capital and interest-free loans, and directed mining and manufacturing resources as well as skilled laborers to these two processing industries.

    An interesting aside is that this allows for the giving away of USA assets and subsidies to private companies:

    “(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.”

    What happens if the government decides it needs all these things to be prepared, even if there is no war? You likely won’t be able to walk into a store to purchase virtually anything because it will all be requisitioned, “rationed” and controlled by the government. Construction materials, food like meat, butter and sugar, anything imported, parts, tires and fuel for vehicles, clothing, etc. will likely become unobtainable, or at least very scarce.

    How many things are even made here in the USA any more?

    A bit of US history from a Canadian:

    During WWII, price stabilization didn’t begin until May of 1942, which froze prices on nearly all every day goods and scheduled rationing to start in 1943.

    Ask yourself why would your government want to control everything before a war was declared? What is different now?

    There were ration cards for most everything in WWII. Will there be rationing under this kind of system? What better way to control the movement and actions of the populace and Americans couldn’t go on vacation without a “vacation pass”.

    ______________________________________________

    Barbara … see my comment on Fridays: “We Got to Get Paid”

  41. Quick Draw says:

    I remember a book a while back saying Hitler started by taking
    from the people! Does anyone remember the name of the book or
    author? I think it said he started around 1937.
    Your help will be appreciated.

  42. Done Ben Had says:

    Yea tell that to all the people that got thier phones taped by AT&T…Under the guise of U-Verse!

  43. ambience says:

    The United States is getting ready for WAR, folks. Unlike
    the Hero Generation in WWII, the draft is much limited by lazy, overweight, consumer-oriented young people who nevertheless
    will be sacrificed to the bloodthirsty idols of the respective
    sides. I wonder if I will be another Rosie the Riveter?
    Twitter that!

  44. I’m sorry, ConcernedCitizen, but if you did not understand what you were reading, then please get someone to interpret it for you. The whole thing is self-explanatory. To not see that is inconceivable to me, but I woke up some years ago.

  45. ConcernedCitizen says:

    The current state of our country’s economy and lack of confidence in our leaders is dire enough without spreading grossly misleading propaganda. Nothing in this Executive Order “gives Obama the power to seize all forms of transportation, food, and any other civilian services including health care, for national defense, as well as to conscript necessary persons for a National Defense Executive Reserve”, as stated in this article. To the contrary, this Executive Order delegates various areas of presidential authority to Cabinet members and others within the Executive Branch and includes directives for implementing analytical tasks as outlined in the Exec. Order. NOTHING in this Exec. Order authorizes the seizure of person or property.

  46. Hi Concerned Skeptic,

    I have not read the other Orders that are similar to this, but will do so. This Order comes on the heels of 2 very important events. The fact that it has been admitted that the military now takes its marching orders from the United Nations, and the extension of the state of Emergency supposedly due to Iran. It’s like walking around with a guillotine around your neck, never knowing when it is going to do it’s work. They are poised for something major. I don’t know when, I just know that it must be taken seriously, and the better prepared we are to deal with the ramifications of this the better off we will be. Just because someone threatens you for years and keeps renewing that threat, doesn’t mean he will never act on it. Why seize the power if you do not intend to use it? Why keep us in an unending state of war? If the lies that have been told were an ocean, we would have very little land left. The administration has the gun cleaned, loaded, ready to go, and aimed at our heads. At what point should we be concerned? After the trigger is pulled it is too late.

  47. So, mdolanorla, You OBVIOUSLY are jumping to conclusions. If I had all the answers do you think I would be here, yelling my head off to try and get the word out so that just maybe, somewhere, someone, will join together with someone else, who will be there when the shit hits the fan? To alert people to start gathering together in local communities and start making plans for self-sufficiency? Just what are YOU doing mdolanoria, except complaining that I am not doing enough?

  48. Go to this link, mgw: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-.....eparedness. That is where the Order is. If you can find the number, please let us know. I didn’t see it.

  49. mdolanorla says:

    So Barbara—you OBVIOUSLY have all the answers. So what IS the answer? What does a fine upstanding citizen like you do in this situation? What do we do now? Everybody bitches and cries foul but NOBODY seems to have a realistic answer. I look forward to yours.

  50. Concerned Skeptic says:

    In my reading of this article, it appears the E.O. mostly defines authority the POTUS is delegating within his administration. It claims he has the authorities per “the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,” among other references. Most of the sections appear to be making delegations of existing authority, not making “new law.”

    My question: If the POTUS already has the authority to do the things defined in this E.O., and the E.O. is simply defining who/what department within the administration can exercise these authorities, how is this such a new and daunting expose? Particularly if it’s almost a duplicate of an E.O. issued by Clinton many years back?

    Don’t get me wrong: I’m VERY concerned about the current administration and its policies and intentions, and what it’s doing to further the downfall of our nation. However, I’m also trying not to knee-jerk down every “conspiracy hole” in search of smoking guns.

    Help me understand this (without excessive emotion or personal attacks, please).