Executive Tyranny

Family Security Matters

The use of Executive Orders (EO) goes back to the first President, George  Washington. Every chief executive has issued them since then. Some have been  historic, but the latest Executive Orders of President Obama are downright  scary.

The Executive Order signed on June 25 is titled “Russian Highly  Enriched Uranium” and offers as its justification the fact that “the  accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the  territory of the Russian Federal continues to constitute an unusual and  extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United  States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”


A national emergency?

Over Russian nuclear material?

Are we still  in the Cold War?

Are we facing another Cuban Missile Crisis?

Are the Russians getting ready to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.?

Are the Russians provocateurs?

Yes, but what else is new? The  justification for this Executive Order is absurd.

The world is  filled with nuclear weapons held by both our allies and our presumed  enemies. Having proclaimed a national emergency, why hasn’t Obama gone  on television to inform Americans?

Because, like everything else he does, it is  done with stealth. A previous Executive Order issued on March 16th  evoked an even stronger response from those paying attention to what the  President is doing. On March 22nd, Jeffrey  T. Kuhner, a columnist for The Washington Times, wrote: “President  Obama has given himself the powers to declare martial law-especially in the  event of a war with Iran.

It is a sweeping power grab that should worry every  American.” “On March 16th, the White House released an executive order, ‘National Defense Resources Preparedness.’ The document is stunning in its  audacity and a flagrant violation of the Constitution. It states that, in the  case of a war or national emergency, the federal government has the authority to  take over almost every aspect of American society. “

“Food, livestock,  farming equipment, manufacturing, industry, energy, transportation, hospitals,  health care facilities, water resources, defense and construction-all of it  could fall under the full control of Mr. Obama.” “He now possesses the  potential powers of a dictator. The order is a direct assault on individual  liberties, private property rights and the rule of law. It is blatantly  unconstitutional.”

Bear in mind that Article I, Section 1, of the  Constitution states that “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested  in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of  Representatives.” “Specifically, the imposition of martial law by the  national government over a state and its people, treating them as an occupied  nation, is an act of war. Such an attempted suspension of the Constitution and  Bill of Rights voids the compact with the state and with the people.” – Oathkeepers.org.

There has not been  a peep out of Congress. In the last decade the U.S. went to war in  Afghanistan and Iraq without a “national emergency” being declared. Whether or  not the U.S. goes to war with Iran, Obama has granted to himself sweeping powers  consistent with a dictator, not a Chief Executive.

The Middle East rumor mill  suggests that either he and/or Israel might do that in October. Recall  that the financial crisis of 2008 occurred conveniently before the election that  put him in the Oval Office.

In point of fact, Executive Orders do not  require Congressional approval to take effect, but they carry the same legal  weight as laws passed by Congress. The authority for Executive Orders is found  in Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution which grants the President  “executive power.” The orders, however, are understood to give direction and  guidance to the Executive Branch agencies and departments.

The latest  Executive Orders are not “a conspiracy theory.” They are the law of the  land. In the case of the National Defense Resources Preparedness  Executive Order, it puts the Executive Branch in total control of everything and  everyone in the nation. This includes the power to arrest and detain anyone  deemed a threat to the nation.

A study, “Profiles of Perpetrators of  Terrorism”, commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security identified the  following characteristics of potential “terrorists.” # Americans who  believe their “way of life” is under attack; # Americans who are  “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in  orientation)”; # People who consider themselves “anti-global”  (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty, opposed to  the United Nations, etc.); # Americans who are “suspicious of  centralized federal authority”; # Americans who are “reverent of  individual liberty”; # People who “believe in conspiracy theories that  involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”   This is a President who called for a “Civilian National Security Force” on July  2, 2008, one that would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well  funded as the U.S. military.” Obama is putting in force everything a  tyranny requires to replace the Republic.

© Alan Caruba, 2012
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