The title of a recently released Fox News article is “Obama RAISES EYEBROWS with executive order revising authority to nationalize resources for DEFENSE” (Web-site/URL: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/19/obama-signs-executive-order-revising-authority-to-nationalize-resources-for/).
“The purpose of the order, according to its contents, is to make sure the U.S. is prepared to mobilize technological and industrial resources “capable of meeting NATIONAL DEFENSE requirements” and ensure “TECHNOLOGICAL SUPERIORITY of its NATIONAL DEFENSE equipment in peacetime and in times of NATIONAL EMERGENCY“. “national emergency” is a term that has often been often misused. For example, in WEIMAR GERMANY, FRIEDRICH EBERT declared a “national emergency” through ARTICLE 48 of the constitution to put down the MUNICH PUTSCH, which of course, was led by none other than ADOLF HITLER. In other words, Ebert declared a “national emergency” to PROTECT Weimar Germany. When PAUL VON HINDENBURG succeeded Ebert, he and his chancellors used Article 48 to UNDERMINE the Weimar Republic, which ultimately led to HITLER becoming one of the worst dictators in history. OK perhaps BASHAR AL-ASSAD is comparable now?
“It orders Cabinet agencies to determine military and civilian staffing and evaluate access to resources like suppliers, materials, skilled labor and professional and technical personnel. It also is intended to ensure the U.S. government is prepared “in the event of a POTENTIAL threat to THE SECURITY of the United States”. WE CANNOT POSSIBLY predict EVERY “potential threat”.
“The order notes that unless determined otherwise by the president or his national security adviser, the authority “may be used only to support programs that have been determined in writing as necessary or appropriate to promote THE NATIONAL DEFENSE“.
This order came on the heels of another presidential order a few days prior that reiterated the United States’ “NATIONAL EMERGENCY” stance toward Iran — a rather routine measure that has been repeated every year since 1995 but that might have caused some confusion”. Again, let’s note that dictators often declare “national emergencies” TO ENHANCE THEIR OWN POWERS and STAMP OUT OPPOSITION
According to William Jacobson, “associate clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School and blogger for the Legal Insurrection blog”, “There is enough that Obama actually does WRONG without creating claims which do not hold up to scrutiny“. So Jacobson is hoping that Obama does things “wrong?” “I’M NOT ruling out the possibility that THIS IS MORE THAN IT SEEMS, but unless and until someone does more than merely state that MARTIAL LAW is coming, I’ll consider this to be routine“. “martial law?” WHOA. That means the US could end up like SYRIA, IRAN, EGYPT and maybe CHINA? That’s a HUGE concern.
blog explained his take on the document dump that occurred late Friday night (March 16, 2012)
before St. Patrick’s Day”
. “Why the update
? If one takes a look at EO 12919 (the previous executive order)
, the BIG change is in the Cabinet itself
. In 1994
, we didn’t have a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for instance and some of these functions would naturally fall to DHS”
, of course
, was the year of the REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION
), where the GOP picked up 54 House seats and 9 Senate seats
, there AREN’T a lot of changes between the two EOs (Executive Orders)
, which looks mainly like boilerplate
. In fact
, that’s almost entirely what it is
”. Let’s also note that Morrisey is an author/contributor to “HotAir Blog”
, which implies
, of course
, that Morrisey IS FULL OF “hot air”
, which in turn implies that he is ARROGANT
, of course
, is a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People”
According to Judson Phillips
, “founder of the TEA PARTY Nation
and a former assistant district attorney in Shelby County
I AM NOT AN ALARMIST (?), but the idea of the Obama REGIME (?) having total control over anything is disturbing. No, it isn’t disturbing, it is TOTALLY, FREAKING SCARY” and Phillips IS “NOT AN ALARMIST?” He’s using pretty drastic, emotional language here.
According to Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer
, “a senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies”
, “The problem is there is AN APPEARANCE OF AN EXPANSION here
“. “an appearance” is an INTERPRETATION
) and “expansion” is the latest word that’s synonymous with GOVERNMENT OVERREACH
. “And I think this is where the White House owes Congress and the American people a bit more of an explanation of
, why now
, of course
, as we know
, is COMPLETELY DYSFUNCTIONAL now
“On Monday (March 19, 2012), White House spokesman Jay Carney said (that) the order was nothing out of the ordinary”. “I think it was a FAIRLY STANDARD and ROUTINE piece of business“,…”dismissing suggestions that there’s a relationship between revising the existing executive order and plans for dealing with Iran”. “I cannot explain that reaction to it“. “He added that approach to Iran right now is a DIPLOMATIC one because “we have the TIME and SPACE to do that“, but clearly not WILLPOWER like ISRAEL.
According to Paul Rothstein, “a professor at Georgetown (University) Law School”, “What he is saying is this one is a new one, this incorporates all the old provisions and this is the one that will control. And that’s NOT unusual in this kind of implementing presidential orders, and I emphasize that is implementing powers that Congress over the years has given the president and have been used repeatedly”.
“But suspicions about the Obama administration spilled over as a result of the Friday (March 16, 2012) document dump, lighting up the blogosphere with phrases like “TERRIFYING” and “MARTIAL LAW” and pointing out potentially big changes in the order”. We need to be wary of “martial law” because again, the US certainly DOES NOT want to end up like SYRIA, EGYPT, IRAN and maybe CHINA.
Shaeffer went on: “According to the new law, YES, the president can direct private companies (and) private elements of our infrastructure to give things up or do things WITHOUT REGARD TO DUE PROCESS“. This is another negative critique of President Obama, which, again, IS TYPICAL OF Fox News.
, however, said presidents
have to prepare for emergencies — and even peacetime contingencies. He added that the powers are ceded to presidents
over the years by Congress
and closely monitored by the courts”. “This act is employed ALL THE TIME
, usually when foreign powers like China or DUBAI (UAE: ?) seem to be gaining too much economic control in this country by ownership of things
“. DUBAI? The UAE should be A US ALLY
. “Those things HAVE TO BE approved
“. “have to be” is another version of the “force and pain technique”
, of course
, is UGLY
. “They are ESTABLISHED and TRADITIONAL powers and the president is just implementing them in the form of regulations and NOT REALLY adding to those powers
“. So Rothstein is suggesting that this is IS NOT government overreach
POLITICIANS ALWAYS do things that “(raise) eyebrows” and Fox News, along with NEWSMAX, are REPUBLICAN/GOP mouthpieces and Republicans still think they have an advantage over Democrats when it comes to “security” or “defense” issues. So, of course, Fox News and NEWSMAX will use a phrase such as “raise eyebrows” in a NEGATIVE sense/way/manner. It’s as if REPUBLICAN presidents have NEVER DONE ANYTHING CONTROVERSIAL to “raise eyebrows” which we know IS NOT true/is A LIE.