Obama's New Executive Order "We Can Take Anything from Anyone at Any Time"

BeritKjos

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." Thomas Jefferson
"But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, 'You are my God. My times are in Your hand.'" Psalm 31:14



Very quietly, on Friday, March 16, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order called the National Defense Resources Preparedness order.

Like every "act" or "order" passed of late, the name is a completely misleading piece of false-patriotic propaganda. It should be called the "We Can Take Anything from Anyone at Any Time" order, because that is exactly what it boils down to.

The general function of the act is this:
"Executive departments and agencies responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense...or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand."
This means that any department of the government that is responsible for any item or service, either for the military or the general populace, can make a determination of what the needs of the country are. The "full spectrum of emergencies" means that this is not specific to times of martial law.

These departments shall:
"...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 requirement."
This means that if you own a factory that produces something the government "needs", your facility can be co-opted to produce the goods required. People can be forced to work to provide these items.

A committee, headed up by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, "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."

Six governmental departments have been delegated the authority
"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."
This is followed by a list of the Department Secretaries and what items they can "reallocate" (which sounds better than "steal")
(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.
So, again, it boils down to "anything they want" - if it isn't specified in the list, it's covered by the Secretary of Commerce with "all other materials, services, and facilities".

If you are assuming that this appropriation of personal property will only happen during times of war or great crisis, don't. That's covered too:
"The Secretary of each agency...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.
And this brings home "anything at any time".

This is followed by a big section on defense spending and allocation of funds (more spending), as well as what reports need to be written.

Then the order discusses "labor requirements" of the "national workforce". Some of the new responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, are as follows:
·         make a continuing appraisal of the Nation's workforce needs for purposes of national defense
 
·         the development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services
 
·         formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting the labor requirements of actions to be taken for national defense purposes
This means that you can be compelled to work at a specific job if the government deems it necessary. Further, they can put you in the military, even though we currently have no active draft.

A decision-making committee has been formed. Pay attention, because these are the folks that can take your things, commandeer your business and make you work wherever they choose, whenever they choose.
The Secretary of State
The Secretary of the Treasury
The Secretary of Defense
The Attorney General
The Secretary of the Interior
The Secretary of Agriculture
The Secretary of Commerce
The Secretary of Labor
The Secretary of Health and Human Services
The Secretary of Transportation
The Secretary of Energy
The Secretary of Homeland Security
The Director of National Intelligence
The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
The Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The Administrator of General Services
Finally, Part VIII of the order defines the general provisions- the items and property of American people which can be taken from them under the scope of this act. It is simply astounding in it's breadth of definitions.
·         "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.
·         "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.
·         "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.
·         "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.
·         "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.
·         "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.
·         "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.
·         "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."
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America...
Signed,
BARACK OBAMA
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 16, 2012
This Executive Order was quietly signed on Friday afternoon. It is the death warrant of private property in the United States. An Executive Order, by definition, does not require congressional approval. A president can use it to set a policy and avoid all public debate and opposition.

This is nothing more than a foundation for the establishment of peace-time martial law. The President and his buddies are no longer trying to hide behind a facade of democracy. HE IS INTENT ON COMPLETE CONTROL. No president, not even Bush, with the unPatriot Act, has done more damage to the Bill of Rights than Barack Hussein Obama. His utter contempt for the property and liberty of the American people, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is positively unmatched in the history of this country.

NOTE TO READERS:
It remains to be seen if the bought-and-paid-for mainstream media will publicize this outrage - nearly two days after the fact there is little to be found in a Google search, so my hopes aren't high. Don't let the current de facto government sweep this under the rug - let's make it our responsibility to spread the word on this.

Obama and his minions aren't done yet.
 Some have argued that Obama's Executive Order is little more than a repetitious assurance of emergency powers during a genuine military threat. But previous presidents functioned within the law. With a few exceptions, they didn't choose to interpret laws in ways that would endanger American freedom and rights to land, property, food and water in times of peace.

Obama has repeatedly showed his dislike for legal boundaries that limit his absolute power to transform America into a puppet of the rising world government. His military assault on Tunisia -- which was a relatively safe haven for Christians -- bypassed Congress, favored radical Muslims,  and led to the slaughter of countless Tunisian Christians who enjoyed a relatively safe haven.

His ban on oil drilling in the Gulf and the Keystone pipeline simply shifts our depleted funds to distant nations and strengthens our dependence on Islamic leaders. In other words, he seems more than ready to join the revolution he has been supporting.

Here is one example of misusing laws and regulations:
Obama's 'gay' importation program: "...in Washington, D.C., President Obama was directing U.S. agencies working abroad, including the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to use foreign aid to assist gays and lesbians who are facing human-rights violations. He ordered U.S. agencies to 'protect' vulnerable gay and lesbian refugees and asylum seekers.....In effect President Obama ordered U.S. agencies to import homosexuals from all over the world who are threatened. ...[Those] claiming to be gay will be put at the front of the line to immigrate to the United States. How would they prove their 'gayness'?...The Obama administration is importing hundreds of thousands of Muslim 'refugees' and using Nashville and Atlanta as hubs to resettle them as a means of busting the Bible Belt, which is a traditional foe of the Democratic Party."

 Note from Berit: If you doubt this is actually happening, just click on the link below and read the entire Executive Order as posted on the White House Press Office website. Here are a few more excerpts:
Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness:  Sec. 102. Policy [signed March 16]. "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....
     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;
     Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President ... 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....
    (e)...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. 302. Loans. To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources... the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President...to make loans thereunder....
    Sec. 701. The Defense Production Act Committee... shall be composed of the following members... (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....
     Definitions. ...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....'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...
(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....
(e)  "Food resources" means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound)....'Food resources' also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils....
(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...
(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. 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."