Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom. – Milos Forman
Martial law, the confiscation of private property, forced work camps, and the nationalization of the means of production: these are the typical ways a Communist revolution seizes and consolidates power. In most democratic societies, such a dramatic governmental paradigm shift requires the violent overthrow of the current ruling regime. However, on March 16th 2012 President Barack Hussein Obama effectively staged a revolution with nothing more than the swipe of a pen and public indifference. On that date, he signed the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order. This Executive Order will allow the President to institute martial law, confiscate private property, and create forced labor groups in the United States of America during PEACE TIME and in the absence of ANY national emergency!
This is the most dangerous time for our fragile Republic since the Civil War. We have a President in the White House who continually acts in contravention of our Constitution, a 24 hour liberal news media who almost unquestionably backs the President’s unconstitutional acts, and a large (and growing) section of the American populace who rely on government aid and actively trade freedom for a government check. Additionally, the world is suffering from the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression and extremist groups on both sides of the political spectrum around the world are seeing their membership rise and are gaining influence. Now, our Constitutionally –challenged President has promulgated an Executive Order that would allow him to take complete control over the instrumentalities of both our government and economy! The situation is as dire as it has ever been.
Executive Orders are nothing new in the United States. George Washington was the first President to sign a Presidential Executive Order and nearly every President has used them in one fashion or another. The existence of Executive Orders is not problematic; rather the content is what is at issue here.
So what makes the Nation Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order so dangerous? First off, the Order does not require a national emergency. This is NOT an Executive Order that will be held in mothballs until the next Category 5 hurricane slams into our coastline or terrorists attack a major city. No, this Order can be used in the absence of ANY emergency. It ONLY requires that the President use the Order for purposes of the “national defense” and only requires the “potential” of a threat. By signing this Executive Order, President Obama functionally gave himself the legal authority to dissolve Congress and take absolute control of the government AT ANY TIME.
President Obama created this power to wield it; therefore, it is not a question of “if” he will use the power, it is a question of when. So, WHEN President Barack Hussein Obama decides to the use the power that he created for himself, the potentates of the Cabinet departments will take over control of the US government and Obama will become the final decision-maker and arbiter. The National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order delineates which departments will have control over which policy areas. For instance, the Secretary of Defense will be in control of the United States water supply, the Department of Labor can implement forced labor, the Department of Agriculture will have the authority to ration food and regulate agricultural activities, the Secretary of Transportation has control over all CIVILIAN transportation, and you can bet that your gun rights will be abolished as well; all of this without Congressional oversight, support, or even a single cameral vote.
President Obama seems to have an insatiable lust for power. This the same President who passed a Trojan horse “Healthcare” law that gives unprecedented and unconstitutional power to the President at the expense of the individual rights of American citizens; not to mention the fact that Obamacare is an attempt to nationalize medicine (to read more about the dangers of Obamacare, click here: http://conservative-daily.com/2012/04/19/obamacare-must-be-overturned-to-preserve-democracy/). This is the same President who went so far as to slip language into the 2013 National Budget that essentially grants illegal immigrants back-door amnesty despite national opposition to such action. The arrogance and willful disregard for democratic processes and the rule of law coming from our sitting President is frightening. And now evidence shows that he is becoming even more brazen with his Marxist rhetoric.
Last week President Obama unveiled his campaign slogan for the 2012 Presidential election. The slogan is one word: Forward. Seem innocuous enough, right? Short, illustrative and elegant in its simplicity; in fact, it seems like someone would have used it before, doesn’t it? Well, they did. The slogan “Forward” was historically used by European Marxists and Communist parties and publications. This is no accident; President Obama is now openly signaling to the American people that he will govern as a leftist extremist in his next term. In his first term, President Obama ignored the Constitution, attempted to expand Federal powers and unconstitutionally attempted to consolidate all Executive, Legislative, and Judicial power solely into his hands. This new slogan signals to the American people that he will become even MORE extremist if he wins a second term and has nothing to lose.
It is the DUTY of every American citizen to actively protect our Constitutional freedoms. It is up to each one of us to be a roadblock to Obama’s unconstitutional ambitions. One at a time we must fight each of Obama’s policy initiatives. It will take vigilance and determination, but isn’t our Republic worth it? The National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order is the lynchpin to Obama’s power grab; if we can hold the line here and roll back that executive order, we can start taking back our country and our freedoms!