Why the buzz over Obama’s mysterious executive order?
Why all the chatter on Twitter, the Drudge Report, the Huffington Press and all the conservative websites? Did Obama declare martial law?
The Executive Order “also contains a vague reference in regards to harnessing American citizens to fulfill ‘labor requirements’ for the purposes of national defense,” notes Brandon Turbeville of the website Global Research. “Not only that, but the authority claimed inside the Executive Order does not only apply to National Emergencies and times of war. It also applies in peacetime.”
Chris Kitze of the website Before It’s News, explains: “This Executive Order was posted on the WhiteHouse.gov web site on Friday, March 16, 2012, under the name National Defense Resources Preparedness.
In a nutshell, it gives the president the power to take just about anything deemed necessary for ‘National Defense,’ whatever they decide that is. It’s peacetime, because as the title of the order says, it’s for ‘Preparedness.’
“Under this order the heads of these cabinet level positions; Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Defense and Commerce can take food, livestock, fertilizer, farm equipment, all forms of energy, water resources, all forms of civil transportation (meaning any vehicles, boats, planes), and any other materials, including construction materials from wherever they are available. This is probably why the government has been visiting farms with GPS devices, so they know exactly where to go when they turn this one on.”
Kenneth Schortgen Jr., writing in the Finance Examiner newspaper, writes, “Executive Orders created for national defense and national preparedness are not new in American history, but in each instance they brought about a Constitutional crisis that nearly led standing Presidents to hold dictatorial power over the citizenry.”
Calm down, writes Ed Morrissey at the website HotAir:
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