March 20, 2012 1 Comment
We have all had a couple of days to digest this EO and the Internet is still buzzing, and even some of the media is talking about it. Interesting, isn’t it? It seems that while we are not panicking, we are paying very close attention. I think it would behoove Congress to as well, if they are actually our representatives. Of course if they are complicit in what may be a plot, they wouldn’t have any need to, would they?
In his usual, logical style Mark America has some thoughts this morning on the subject. He also has the interview with Bill Ayers parents mailman regarding his meeting with the young man he believes was Barack Obama. I will interject here that when I was growing up in the Chicago area it was well known that Thomas Ayers, Bill’s father, who was Chairman of the Board of Commonwealth Edison, was a radical leftist. Mark’s article and the interview are quite interesting, as well as following the laws of logic, which the political world so often seems to lack, on the surface. But nothing happens without a cause. So here is Mark’s article.
Our Republic is suffering a slow death at the hands of statists of the left, but also the moderate Republicans. We have a fiscal situation that most would label a crisis by any definition, in which the Federal government expends money fifty percent faster than it collects it, and it collects plenty. Three years of Barack Obama’s reckless spending, and the willingness of Republican leadership to make deals has left us in a situation in which we are accruing debt faster than at any time in history. Even if Barack Obama is defeated and sent packing in 2012, as he surely should be, we may not make it that far before the consequences explode in our faces. The House of Representatives should not pass another bill that appropriates one dollar. Yes, we need a government shutdown, but Barack Obama has other plans. He intends to take over, and to ignore the Congress, and he intends to do so well in advance of the elections. Obama is a man who has planned all his life for overthrowing the United States Constitution, and now, armed with the power of the executive branch, and with a supporting Senate, he is likely to make his play now while he still can.
Barack Obama isn’t a garden variety socialist. He’s steeped in the tactics of Saul Alinsky, but more, he has an abiding desire to see the United States become a slave state. People have wondered why he’s doing the things he is, but for many, the answer is clear: We may be on the verge of a second bloody revolution, and the proponents of this one are already in charge, and already using the levers of power to make ready for their moment. I know this sounds so thoroughly outlandish to some people, that it’s difficult to say it seriously, except for the fact that it’s happening.
Consider Occupy Wall Street. Here is an organization that exists to create unrest and violence in the streets, and in typical leftist fashion, it will be used to give government and excuse to step in. Of course, it’s being directed by Obama friends and co-conspirators, including a healthy dose of funding from George Soros and his various affiliate pass-through organizations, but what make it more stunning than this is that Obama is putting in place the foundations for declaring vast new emergencies and taking on new Federal powers under the aegis of just such an emergency. On Thursday, he signed a new executive order, that while updating older statutes, effectively gives the government the power to seize whatever it wants under whatever conditions it wants in response to a vague national emergency. The Executive Order, titled: NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS, provides for adjustments to procedures to be carried out under 50 USC.
This order provides for the organization of the executive branch under such an emergency, and likewise provides directions on what may be delegated, to whom, and for what purposes. It references a number of other executives orders, along with various sections of 50 USC. The Obama administration will claim it is merely updating policies, but this is a bit more than that. We mustn’t be fooled into thinking this is all business-as-usual. Nothing about the Obama administration is business-as-usual except for the outward appearance they wish to project.
Consider the implications of a President being tied to a civil unrest movement the likes of OWS, and then also setting up the legal basis for a government response to the sort of crisis OWS could be expected to generate, particularly if there is substantial financial difficulty arising out of the reckless policies of this administration. On the one hand, he has OWS to terrorize you, and on the other, he is preparing to deal with them in response to your demands. The truly stunning part is that the Occupiers don’t quite seem to grasp the danger, or that they’re being set up to take a mighty fall.
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I’m not completely convinced that Mark is correct here. I have to say though that his logical answers to the questions raised makes complete logical sense to me.
I would also remind you that in the 1920s and 1930s, the Ukraine, the breadbasket of the Soviet Union was starved, literally and ruthlessly, into death or submission.
- Obama: Executive Order 3/16/12 – National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order – Revised and Extended (nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com)
- New EO on “Natural Resources Defense Preparedness” (volokh.com)
- New Obama Executive Order Seizes U.S. Infrastructure and Citizens for Military Preparedness (blogginghounds.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” The Obama Administration: All Your Privacy And All Your Stuff Belong To Us (gunnyg.wordpress.com)