Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:
Friday is typically used by government and politicians to quietly dump a bombshell on which they do not want the media to shine its white-hot spotlight.
Yesterday is just such a Friday.
Obama issued an Executive Order of momentous implications. In the name of an undefined “national emergency” and the declared imperative to prepare Americans to “respond” to the “national defense needs” of the United States, the Obama administration seizes authority to the President (and the Executive Branch) to commandeer the production, use, and distribution of all resources in the country, public and private, including agricultural, energy, health, transportation, water, construction, and — just in case something is left out, the catch-all phrase — “all other materials, services, and facilities.”
Even more ominous are certain words that I’ve colored neon green: “in peacetime” and in “non-emergency conditions.” In other words, Obama is claiming this extraordinary power and authority even if America isn’t at war and even if there isn’t a “national emergency” — which was the justification for this Executive Order to begin with!
To do all this, there will be at least two new organizations and personnel:
- The Defense Production Act Committee (DPAC), comprised of the heads of the departments and offices in the Executive Branch;
- The National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER), placed under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security — the same DHS under the same Janet Napolitano who’ve been abusing us with the TSA nazis in airports.
Think of the DPAC as the Politburo, and the NDER as Obama’s Brown Shirts.
Please make this go viral: send it to everyone on your e-mail list. And come Monday morning, get on the phone to your representatives and senators in D.C.