Jacob W asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Does anyone know the motivation for the President's latest Executive Order?

It seems to be gathering an awful lot of power to the Executive Branch. He has been in office for three years and faces an election in 8 months. Does anyone know why he needs this at this time? It speaks to "preparedness". Preparing for what, exactly? Here it is in its entirety.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03...

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    Finally, we have a Commander-in-Chief with vision, foresight, and executive capability. He knows how to lead. Aren't we all fed up with Brownie doin' a heckuva job?

  • bwlobo
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    9 years ago

    The Obama administration appears to be preparing for a long drawn out war in the Middle East, or at the very least, an expected crisis that will require the need to override Constitutional authority and claim dominion over all resources in the United States under the guise of national defense. With the rise in Disaster Preparedness growing for both individuals and states leading up to the Executive Order, the mood of the nation points strongly towards some event or disaster that will require massive preparations on a national as well as local scale.

    In reading it slowly, I see that it calls for a uncompensated civilian draft.

    The big question is: does this really mean something, is it simply updated rules, or, is this an attempt to create yet another issue to deflect from Obama’s pitiful record... Time will tell.

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  • 9 years ago

    Enacting and complying with that executive order will essentially mean a top to bottom, detailed inventory of the entire economy, and the possibility of interjecting federal control over any part of the economy, anywhere, at any time. An "awful lot of power" is an understatement.

     

  • 9 years ago

    Facism plain and simple ! Right there in the words of the President himself and half the people on Y A deny it and attack anyone who states the truth!

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  • 9 years ago

    Walkin' down paths previously taken.

    Fourth Reich seems to be in motion.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    This is simply "CODE LANGUAGE" for I am about to infringe on more of your rights without you being consciously aware of it. He is also grand standing and trying to pander to the dwindling approval numbers i9n the area of "Public Confidence that he is able to protect us". Obama has step into so many Middle Eastern piles excrement, with his weak and Wishy Washy backstabbing Foreign Policies, that he had better take a great deal more Secret Service men with him, because a great many Foreign leaders have got cross hairs painted on his skull......................

  • 9 years ago

    I would assume this is in response to possible war with Iran over the possibility of them devolping nuclear weapons

    Source(s): I just guessed
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Looks pretty prudent, and doesn't hold a candle to Bush's secret executive order to spy on Americans.

    "Sec. 104. Implementation. (a) The National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council, shall serve as the integrated policymaking forum for consideration and formulation of national defense resource preparedness policy and shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act.

    (b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:

    (1) advise the President on issues of national defense resource preparedness and on the use of the authorities and functions delegated by this order;

    (2) provide for the central coordination of the plans and programs incident to authorities and functions delegated under this order, and provide guidance to agencies assigned functions under this order, developed in consultation with such agencies; and

    (3) report to the President periodically concerning all program activities conducted pursuant to this order.

    (c) The Defense Production Act Committee, described in section 701 of this order, shall:

    (1) in a manner consistent with section 2(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2062(b), advise the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy on the effective use of the authorities under the Act; and

    (2) prepare and coordinate an annual report to the Congress pursuant to section 722(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(d).

    (d) The Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and other agencies, shall:

    (1) analyze potential effects of national emergencies on actual production capability, taking into account the entire production system, including shortages of resources, and develop recommended preparedness measures to strengthen capabilities for production increases in national emergencies; and

    (2) perform industry analyses to assess capabilities of the industrial base to support the national defense, and develop policy recommendations to improve the international competitiveness of specific domestic industries and their abilities to meet national defense program needs."

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The man is a fascist.

    I never thought any US President would have the nerve of signing something as anti-freedom as NDAA.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The same motivation from Adolf Hitler

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