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Did you know that the federal government claims that it can take away your constitutional rights any time that it wants to?  Over the past several decades, there have been an endless parade of laws and executive orders that have been slowly and methodically carving up our rights under the U.S. Constitution.  Most Americans are not even aware of the “creeping totalitarianism” that is happening.  Most Americans just trust the “authorities” when they tell us that certain things “must be done” in order to keep us all safe.  But even if we gave up all of our privacy, even if we gave up all of our liberties and our freedoms, and even if we gave the government all of our stuff they still would not be able to keep us safe.  It is inevitable that evil people are going to do evil things, and if you are counting on the Obama administration to keep you safe then you are being delusional.  Obama is not going to save us from anything.  But Obama will gladly take away our rights and our freedoms if the American people allow him to.  The Obama administration seems to have an endless lust for more power.  Sadly, if we do give away our rights it will have some very serious consequences.  If we freely give away all of the rights that we have been given under the U.S. Constitution it will be incredibly difficult to ever get them back.  Giving up liberty for security never works, and if we want to be worthy of being called Americans then we need to start standing up for the republic that our forefathers worked so hard to build.

An executive order that Barack Obama signed the other day is making headlines all over the nation. The title of the executive order is “National Defense Resources Preparedness” and it is actually an update of a series of previous executive orders.

The original “National Defense Resources Preparedness” executive order (EO 8248) was issued back in 1939.  This latest version is very similar to EO 12919 that was signed by Bill Clinton in June 1994.  However, several very important changes have been made in this new version.

For example, in Section 201(b) the words “under both emergency and non-emergency conditions” have been added.

So now the federal government can take control of all food, all energy, all health resources, all transportation resources and “all other materials, services, and facilities” in the country even if the United States is not experiencing emergency conditions.

Not that the Obama administration really needed to put that in there.  After all, the U.S. government has been operating under a constant state of national emergency since September 14, 2001.

So the Obama administration did not really need to include a new excuse for taking control of everything.  The existing “state of emergency” would probably work just fine.

If Barack Obama woke up one day and decided to exercise the powers in this executive order, he would be able to do pretty much anything that he wanted.  This executive order would essentially allow Obama to declare a state of martial law in the United States even during a time when no emergency was happening.

Just check out what Section 201 of the executive order allows the federal government to take control of….

Sec. 201Priorities and Allocations Authorities.  (a)  The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

(1)  the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

(2)  the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

(3)  the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

(4)  the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

(5)  the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

(6)  the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

So should we be worried?

Bush and Clinton did not exercise these powers.

Perhaps Obama will not either.

Yes, perhaps he will not.

But they are there.

And someday they will be used.

The Obama administration also continues to make shocking claims regarding our privacy.

According to the 4th Amendment, our homes are not supposed to be searched unless there is probable cause….

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

But according to CIA director David Petraeus, the American people are willingly bugging their own homes by choosing to use modern gadgets, and the CIA plans to use these technologies to spy on you.  Petraeus recently said the following about the “transformational” impact these new technologies will have on the ability of the CIA to spy on the American people…

“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing”

The kind of chips that Petraeus was referring to will soon be in nearly all new appliances.  As a recent Daily Mail article noted, we will soon see an “Internet of things” emerge where virtually every electronic device is connected to the Internet….

This week, one of the world’s biggest chip companies, ARM, has unveiled a new processor built to work inside ‘connected’ white goods.

The ARM chips are smaller, lower-powered and far cheaper than previous processors – and designed to add the internet to almost every kind of electrical appliance.

It’s a concept described as the ‘internet of things’.

Futurists think that one day ‘connected’ devices will tell the internet where they are and what they are doing at all times – and will be mapped by computers as precisely as Google Maps charts the physical landscape now.

But we are not going to have to wait for the future for the federal government to use the Internet to spy on us all.

As I have written about previously, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. military and the Federal Reserve are all using Facebook and Twitter to monitor the American people.

If you post this article to Facebook and Twitter, multiple agencies of the federal government will have a record of it.

In fact, the truth is that every single phone call, every single email, every single Facebook post and pretty much every other kind of electronic communication that you can imagine is monitored by intelligence agencies.  Don’t ever assume that anything you say on your phone or on the Internet is private.

And now, even your ISP will be spying on you to make sure that you are not downloading any copyrighted material.

Yes, that is right.

A clandestine deal coordinated by the Obama administration will go into effect on July 12th.  The following is from a recent Raw Story article….

If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider (ISP) has been watching, and they’re coming for you.

Specifically, they’re coming for you on Thursday, July 12.

That’s the date when the nation’s largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users’ bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials.

Word of the start date has been largely kept secret since ISPs announced their plans last June. The deal was brokered by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and coordinated by the Obama Administration.

So be careful what you are doing on the Internet.

Your ISP will be watching it all.

Even local police departments are “pushing the envelope” when it comes to surveillance technology.  For example, the NYPD is working on technology that will be able to see a gun inside your clothes from a distance of 80 feet away….

The reason that the NYPD is so interested terahertz waves is that they pass through nonconductive materials like clothes, but can’t penetrate metal — like, say, the steel in a semi-automatic pistol. That means if you scan someone, you can look for spots where a person’s natural terahertz radiation is blocked, most likely by a metal object.

The benefits for police officers are obvious. They can essentially sit back in a specially-equipped van and scan anyone they suspect of carrying a gun from a safe distance. Right now it only works from three or four feet away, but department spokesman Paul J. Browne told the New York Times that the NYPD — in coordination with the Department of Defense — hopes to increase its range to 25 meters, or 82 feet.

Unfortunately, there are dozens of other new technologies like this.  For 14 more examples of how the government is watching us, just check out this article.

Most Americans assume that these technologies will only be used against “terrorists”, but that simply is not the case.

For example, a man living in Burnsville, Minnesota was recently subjected to “electronic home monitoring” for not having the proper siding on his home….

A Burnsville man on his way to work was arrested and thrown in jail without bond, and then subjected to electronic home monitoring.

But it wasn’t for drugs or a DWI or some other major crime.

Burnsville city leaders say Mitch Faber’s dealings with the law all stem from his failure to properly put up siding on his house.

Yep, siding.

Sadly, the truth is that the United States is rapidly being turned into a high-tech Big Brother prison grid dominated by control freak bureaucrats who do not care about our liberties and freedoms.

This is not the way that America is supposed to work.

We are supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Has that dream been lost forever, or will we get it back someday?

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  • David

    We will never get it back until the people wake up out of our TV-hypnosis stupor and realize that NO government is our friend, just like George Washington and the other Founding Fathers espoused.

    • David

      George Washington: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

      Yes, human society does need government, but it is no “friend”.

  • Gary2wannabe

    Siding case–Your tax dollars at work. Move out of the city and let them ateal tax mony from somebody else.

  • William

    The failed Obummer is just a tool of the Illuminati in their pursuit of world domination. If you do not know the names of David Rockefeller or Rothschild, you are doomed. In a way, the failed Obummer is more dangerous than the evil Smirking Chimp and war criminal Bush, who is also a servant of the Illuminati. That is because we KNEW soon that Bush was a fool and a liar. But, with the failed Obummer, he has managed to sneak in “under the radar”, presenting a false face of good and fair, when, in fact, the Obummer is as evil as Bush. If you have not read Makow or Springmeier, you will find these words strange, when they are actually TRUE!

    • CatNap

      Truth IS stranger than fiction.

      Recommend Makow and Springmeier with you, William.

  • wolf

    Yep. You will now be labeled a terrorist for making these points.

  • http://DefendingLiberty.org Zino

    It doesn’t matter what “the authorities” say, this is an anticipatory modification of an extra-constitutional “law”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24y5TUobtp8

    Stop the NDRP.

  • Imaplaneiac

    This heads-up is not on the topic of this artlcle; rather it applies to the title of this web site.

    The 700 Club will have a report on tomorrow’s ( Tuesday ) show about an Electromagnetic Pulse ( EMP )attack. There was a ” promo ” on today’s show about tomorrow’s report. This promo gave no time when the report will be aired. However, I suspect within the first half of the show.

    An EMP is something that EVERY American should be aware of, nowadays! If the ” electric grid ” is fried … by an EMP, chaos will soon follow! We’ll then be unable to use our credit card(s)- possibly for weeks, or longer!! Knowing this, months ago, I checked with my credit union regarding how much money I could withdraw – if / when their computers were ” down “. The manager told me; ONLY about $200 a day. So, YOU should maintain a cash reserve as part of your Survival Plan – just in case! Furthermore, a massive solar flare might similarly disrupt the electric grid!?

  • sdpauly

    you spelled “probable cause” wrong.

    • Michael

      Ack! Thank you for catching that.

      Would you believe that I actually carefully proofread these articles?

      Yet still I make mistakes. :(

      Michael

      • CatNap

        You’re human. (((hugs)))

  • Cleo

    Although this most recent EO is an update of older ones dating back to the 50′s, there are several significant wording changes that are troubling. Makes one come to the conclusion that D’s and R’s are only interested in power and control.

    But the scarey thing is that Obama will probably not hesitate to take control of everything in order to “save” the country. The reality is the country needs “saved” from the government.

  • Imaplaneiac

    WILL this EO soon be implemented when the federal ” government ” DEFAULTS; or when the Dollar becomes COMPLETELY worthless; or when the Dollar loses it’s position as the ” World’s Reserve Currency??? Or will this EO be implemented BEFORE the upcoming November election?

    In view of what has transpired in the District of Corruption since King OWEbama began his reign, every American should be aware of the significance of this EO!

  • Tatiana Covington

    An “executive order” is only a piece of paper with some ink on it. Look around you… nothing is different. It does not “legitimize” anything… legitimacy does not exist. He’s only trying to hypnotize you into thinking you owe him something which you don’t.

    I do not recognize Obama as president.

    • Kevin

      “An “executive order” is only a piece of paper”

      Backed up with the full resources of the US government. You see any 1934 gold coins minted in the US? Disobey one of there Executive Orders and see if you don’t go to jail.

  • mondobeyondo

    It’s getting weirder every day. So, President Obama could wake up on the wrong side of the bed tomorrow morning, and declare that national martial law is in effect? Granted, he’d (maybe?!) have to have a legitimate reason for doing that, like imminent war against Iran…. or Hurricane Tiffany wiping out New Jersey, or the discovery of his wife Michelle on a date with Joe Biden. A riot in Detroit. Or even (gasp!!) a BANK HOLIDAY!

    Just to know he has that kind of power is disturbing. Bye-bye, Bill of Rights. In the United States of America, we elect presidents, not kings or dictators. At least it used to be… in the America I once knew.

  • Imaplaneiac

    This EO has been REMOVED from http://www.whitehouse.gov. I just now ( @ 1746h local )went to print the entire order and found it had been removed from the site. Whereas, I had seen it in its ENTRETY earlier this afternoon.

  • Gay Veteran

    9/11 was our Reichstag Fire. I’m not saying the government caused 9/11, but I am saying they are using it to gain more and more power.

    “…technologies will only be used against “terrorists”….” True, at first, then they will be used against us.

  • Imaplaneiac

    Following-up to my previous finding that the EO had disappeared from the White House’s web site, I just now found that since I had visited the site earlier this afternoon, I still had the EO on the ” Tast Bar ” of my PC. This allowed me to print the entire 10 pages of this ” order “.

  • herp derpleton

    So, it’s a bit sketchy that you’d mention facebook being used to monitor activity, and then integrating facebook into your site.

    Just an observation.

  • Airborne 71

    The president just gave all of us a good reason NOT to grow a garden ! Why bother when after we harvest it his thugs will come in and take it all . So you are going to hide it ? well , good luck . After a few fly overs with a chopper and a google earth serch BINGO , your busted and will receive an all expence paid trip to wonderfull Camp FEMA ! I hate to even think what is going to come down the road next from the twisted mind of this dictator .

  • Patrick Henry

    There is only one recourse to wrench liberty out of the hands of tyrant. Do I really need to tell this group of people what that is? Yeah, thought so.

    So at the end of the day after lifting up prayers to God Almighty for His assistance, the recourse will be the same as it was for those in 1776.

    The ballot box no longer works, redress no longer works, pleading no longer works, protesting no longer works, calling your representative no longer works.

    It is time to water the tree of liberty!

    • Chris

      Patrick, it seems you are correct. The federal leviathan is no longer subservient to “We the People”. I didn’t want to believe what I’ve been seeing but reality is staring us all in the face. At some point, the populous needs to wake up and truly see what’s happening to this nation. I fear it may be too late. My prayers go out to this nation.

  • Ozmo

    Scary thought,

    Here is the exucitive order in its fullness.
    People should worry.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER

    NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

    PART I – PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION

    Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the “Act”).

    Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.

    Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:

    (a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;

    (b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

    (c) be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;

    (d) improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and

    (e) foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.

    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.

    PART II – PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS

    Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

    (1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

    (2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

    (3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

    (4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

    (5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

    (6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

    (b) The Secretary of each agency delegated authority under subsection (a) of this section (resource departments) shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions. Each Secretary shall authorize the heads of other agencies, as appropriate, to place priority ratings on contracts and orders for materials, services, and facilities needed in support of programs approved under section 202 of this order.

    (c) Each resource department shall act, as necessary and appropriate, upon requests for special priorities assistance, as defined by section 801(l) of this order, in a time frame consistent with the urgency of the need at hand. In situations where there are competing program requirements for limited resources, the resource department shall consult with the Secretary who made the required determination under section 202 of this order. Such Secretary shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements to prioritize on the basis of operational urgency. In situations involving more than one Secretary making such a required determination under section 202 of this order, the Secretaries shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements should receive priority on the basis of operational urgency.

    (d) If agreement cannot be reached between two such Secretaries, then the issue shall be referred to the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

    (e) The Secretary of each resource department, when necessary, shall make the finding required under section 101(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(b). This finding shall be submitted for the President’s approval through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Upon such approval, the Secretary of the resource department that made the finding may use the authority of section 101(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(a), to control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market.

    Sec. 202. Determinations. Except as provided in section 201(e) of this order, the authority delegated by section 201 of this order may be used only to support programs that have been determined in writing as necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense:

    (a) by the Secretary of Defense with respect to military production and construction, military assistance to foreign nations, military use of civil transportation, stockpiles managed by the Department of Defense, space, and directly related activities;

    (b) by the Secretary of Energy with respect to energy production and construction, distribution and use, and directly related activities; and

    (c) by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to all other national defense programs, including civil defense and continuity of Government.

    Sec. 203. Maximizing Domestic Energy Supplies. The authorities of the President under section 101(c)(1) (2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(c)(1) (2), are delegated to the Secretary of Commerce, with the exception that the authority to make findings that materials (including equipment), services, and facilities are critical and essential, as described in section 101(c)(2)(A) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(c)(2)(A), is delegated to the Secretary of Energy.

    Sec. 204. Chemical and Biological Warfare. The authority of the President conferred by section 104(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2074(b), is delegated to the Secretary of Defense. This authority may not be further delegated by the Secretary.

    PART III – EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY AND SUPPLY

    Sec. 301. Loan Guarantees. (a) To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, as defined in section 801(h) of this order, is authorized pursuant to section 301 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, to guarantee loans by private institutions.

    (b) Each guaranteeing agency is designated and authorized to: (1) act as fiscal agent in the making of its own guarantee contracts and in otherwise carrying out the purposes of section 301 of the Act; and (2) contract with any Federal Reserve Bank to assist the agency in serving as fiscal agent.

    (c) Terms and conditions of guarantees under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The guaranteeing agency is authorized, following such consultation, to prescribe: (1) either specifically or by maximum limits or otherwise, rates of interest, guarantee and commitment fees, and other charges which may be made in connection with such guarantee contracts; and (2) regulations governing the forms and procedures (which shall be uniform to the extent practicable) to be utilized in connection therewith.

    Sec. 302. Loans. To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2092, to make loans thereunder. Terms and conditions of loans under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB.

    Sec. 303. Additional Authorities. (a) To create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, to make provision for purchases of, or commitments to purchase, an industrial resource or a critical technology item for Government use or resale, and to make provision for the development of production capabilities, and for the increased use of emerging technologies in security program applications, and to enable rapid transition of emerging technologies.

    (b) Materials acquired under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, that exceed the needs of the programs under the Act may be transferred to the National Defense Stockpile, if, in the judgment of the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, such transfers are in the public interest.

    Sec. 304. Subsidy Payments. To ensure the supply of raw or nonprocessed materials from high cost sources, or to ensure maximum production or supply in any area at stable prices of any materials in light of a temporary increase in transportation cost, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(c), to make subsidy payments, after consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB.

    Sec. 305. Determinations and Findings. (a) Pursuant to budget authority provided by an appropriations act in advance for credit assistance under section 301 or 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, and consistent with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended (FCRA), 2 U.S.C. 661 et seq., the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the determinations set forth in sections 301(a)(2) and 302(b)(2) of the Act, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order; provided, that such determinations shall be made after due consideration of the provisions of OMB Circular A 129 and the credit subsidy score for the relevant loan or loan guarantee as approved by OMB pursuant to FCRA.

    (b) Other than any determination by the President under section 303(a)(7)(b) of the Act, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the required determinations, judgments, certifications, findings, and notifications defined under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order.

    Sec. 306. Strategic and Critical Materials. The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, are each delegated the authority of the President under section 303(a)(1)(B) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(a)(1)(B), to encourage the exploration, development, and mining of strategic and critical materials and other materials.

    Sec. 307. Substitutes. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(g) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(g), to make provision for the development of substitutes for strategic and critical materials, critical components, critical technology items, and other resources to aid the national defense.

    Sec. 308. Government-Owned Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to:

    (a) procure and install additional equipment, facilities, processes, or improvements to plants, factories, and other industrial facilities owned by the Federal Government and to procure and install Government owned equipment in plants, factories, or other industrial facilities owned by private persons;

    (b) provide for the modification or expansion of privately owned facilities, including the modification or improvement of production processes, when taking actions under sections 301, 302, or 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, 2093; and

    (c) sell or otherwise transfer equipment owned by the Federal Government and installed under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to the owners of such plants, factories, or other industrial facilities.

    Sec. 309. Defense Production Act Fund. The Secretary of Defense is designated the Defense Production Act Fund Manager, in accordance with section 304(f) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2094(f), and shall carry out the duties specified in section 304 of the Act, in consultation with the agency heads having approved, and appropriated funds for, projects under title III of the Act.

    Sec. 310. Critical Items. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(b)(1) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(b)(1), to take appropriate action to ensure that critical components, critical technology items, essential materials, and industrial resources are available from reliable sources when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization, and national emergency. Appropriate action may include restricting contract solicitations to reliable sources, restricting contract solicitations to domestic sources (pursuant to statutory authority), stockpiling critical components, and developing substitutes for critical components or critical technology items.

    Sec. 311. Strengthening Domestic Capability. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(a), to utilize the authority of title III of the Act or any other provision of law to provide appropriate incentives to develop, maintain, modernize, restore, and expand the productive capacities of domestic sources for critical components, critical technology items, materials, and industrial resources essential for the execution of the national security strategy of the United States.

    Sec. 312. Modernization of Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, in accordance with section 108(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(b), may utilize the authority of title III of the Act to guarantee the purchase or lease of advance manufacturing equipment, and any related services with respect to any such equipment for purposes of the Act. In considering title III projects, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense shall provide a strong preference for proposals submitted by a small business supplier or subcontractor in accordance with section 108(b)(2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(b)(2).

    PART IV – VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES

    Sec. 401. Delegations. The authority of the President under sections 708(c) and (d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(c), (d), is delegated to the heads of agencies otherwise delegated authority under this order. The status of the use of such delegations shall be furnished to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

    Sec. 402. Advisory Committees. The authority of the President under section 708(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(d), and delegated in section 401 of this order (relating to establishment of advisory committees) shall be exercised only after consultation with, and in accordance with, guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.

    Sec. 403. Regulations. The Secretary of Homeland Security, after approval of the Attorney General, and after consultation by the Attorney General with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, shall promulgate rules pursuant to section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e), incorporating standards and procedures by which voluntary agreements and plans of action may be developed and carried out. Such rules may be adopted by other agencies to fulfill the rulemaking requirement of section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e).

    PART V – EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL

    Sec. 501. National Defense Executive Reserve. (a) In accordance with section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), there is established in the executive branch a National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) composed of persons of recognized expertise from various segments of the private sector and from Government (except full time Federal employees) for training for employment in executive positions in the Federal Government in the event of a national defense emergency.

    (b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue necessary guidance for the NDER program, including appropriate guidance for establishment, recruitment, training, monitoring, and activation of NDER units and shall be responsible for the overall coordination of the NDER program. The authority of the President under section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), to determine periods of national defense emergency is delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

    (c) The head of any agency may implement section 501(a) of this order with respect to NDER operations in such agency.

    (d) The head of each agency with an NDER unit may exercise the authority under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153, to employ civilian personnel when activating all or a part of its NDER unit. The exercise of this authority shall be subject to the provisions of sections 501(e) and (f) of this order and shall not be redelegated.

    (e) The head of an agency may activate an NDER unit, in whole or in part, upon the written determination of the Secretary of Homeland Security that an emergency affecting the national defense exists and that the activation of the unit is necessary to carry out the emergency program functions of the agency.

    (f) Prior to activating the NDER unit, the head of the agency shall notify, in writing, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism of the impending activation.

    Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations. The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated.

    PART VI – LABOR REQUIREMENTS

    Sec. 601. Secretary of Labor. (a) The Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall:

    (1) collect and maintain data necessary to make a continuing appraisal of the Nation’s workforce needs for purposes of national defense;

    (2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services;

    (3) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order, consult with that agency with respect to: (i) the effect of contemplated actions on labor demand and utilization; (ii) the relation of labor demand to materials and facilities requirements; and (iii) such other matters as will assist in making the exercise of priority and allocations functions consistent with effective utilization and distribution of labor;

    (4) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order: (i) formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting the labor requirements of actions to be taken for national defense purposes; and (ii) estimate training needs to help address national defense requirements and promote necessary and appropriate training programs; and

    (5) develop and implement an effective labor management relations policy to support the activities and programs under this order, with the cooperation of other agencies as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the National Mediation Board, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

    (b) All agencies shall cooperate with the Secretary of Labor, upon request, for the purposes of this section, to the extent permitted by law.

    PART VII – DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT COMMITTEE

    Sec. 701. The Defense Production Act Committee. (a) The Defense Production Act Committee (Committee) shall be composed of the following members, in accordance with section 722(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(b):

    (1) The Secretary of State;

    (2) The Secretary of the Treasury;

    (3) The Secretary of Defense;

    (4) The Attorney General;

    (5) The Secretary of the Interior;

    (6) The Secretary of Agriculture;

    (7) The Secretary of Commerce;

    (8) The Secretary of Labor;

    (9) The Secretary of Health and Human Services;

    (10) The Secretary of Transportation;

    (11) The Secretary of Energy;

    (12) The Secretary of Homeland Security;

    (13) The Director of National Intelligence;

    (14) The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency;

    (15) The Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers;

    (16) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and

    (17) The Administrator of General Services.

    (b) The Director of OMB and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall be invited to participate in all Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role. The Chairperson, as designated by the President pursuant to section 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171, may invite the heads of other agencies or offices to participate in Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role, as appropriate.

    Sec. 702. Offsets. The Secretary of Commerce shall prepare and submit to the Congress the annual report required by section 723 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2172, in consultation with the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Defense, and Labor, the United States Trade Representative, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other agencies as appropriate. The heads of agencies shall provide the Secretary of Commerce with such information as may be necessary for the effective performance of this function.

    PART VIII – GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 801. Definitions. In addition to the definitions in section 702 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2152, the following definitions apply throughout this order:

    (a) “Civil transportation” includes movement of persons and property by all modes of transportation in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce within the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia, and related public storage and warehousing, ports, services, equipment and facilities, such as transportation carrier shop and repair facilities. “Civil transportation” also shall include direction, control, and coordination of civil transportation capacity regardless of ownership. “Civil transportation” shall not include transportation owned or controlled by the Department of Defense, use of petroleum and gas pipelines, and coal slurry pipelines used only to supply energy production facilities directly.

    (b) “Energy” means all forms of energy including petroleum, gas (both natural and manufactured), electricity, solid fuels (including all forms of coal, coke, coal chemicals, coal liquification, and coal gasification), solar, wind, other types of renewable energy, atomic energy, and the production, conservation, use, control, and distribution (including pipelines) of all of these forms of energy.

    (c) “Farm equipment” means equipment, machinery, and repair parts manufactured for use on farms in connection with the production or preparation for market use of food resources.

    (d) “Fertilizer” means any product or combination of products that contain one or more of the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for use as a plant nutrient.

    (e) “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

    (f) “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer (excluding transportation thereof).

    (g) “Functions” include powers, duties, authority, responsibilities, and discretion.

    (h) “Head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense” means the heads of the Departments of State, Justice, the Interior, and Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the General Services Administration, and all other agencies with authority delegated under section 201 of this order.

    (i) “Health resources” means drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment required to diagnose, mitigate or prevent the impairment of, improve, treat, cure, or restore the physical or mental health conditions of the population.

    (j) “National defense” means programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity. Such term includes emergency preparedness activities conducted pursuant to title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5195 et seq., and critical infrastructure protection and restoration.

    (k) “Offsets” means compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government to government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 C.F.R. 120.1 130.17.

    (l) “Special priorities assistance” means action by resource departments to assist with expediting deliveries, placing rated orders, locating suppliers, resolving production or delivery conflicts between various rated orders, addressing problems that arise in the fulfillment of a rated order or other action authorized by a delegated agency, and determining the validity of rated orders.

    (m) “Strategic and critical materials” means materials (including energy) that (1) would be needed to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States during a national emergency, and (2) are not found or produced in the United States in sufficient quantities to meet such need and are vulnerable to the termination or reduction of the availability of the material.

    (n) “Water resources” means all usable water, from all sources, within the jurisdiction of the United States, that can be managed, controlled, and allocated to meet emergency requirements, except “water resources” does not include usable water that qualifies as “food resources.”

    Sec. 802. General. (a) Except as otherwise provided in section 802(c) of this order, the authorities vested in the President by title VII of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2151 et seq., are delegated to the head of each agency in carrying out the delegated authorities under the Act and this order, by the Secretary of Labor in carrying out part VI of this order, and by the Secretary of the Treasury in exercising the functions assigned in Executive Order 11858, as amended.

    (b) The authorities that may be exercised and performed pursuant to section 802(a) of this order shall include:

    (1) the power to redelegate authorities, and to authorize the successive redelegation of authorities to agencies, officers, and employees of the Government; and

    (2) the power of subpoena under section 705 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2155, with respect to (i) authorities delegated in parts II, III, and section 702 of this order, and (ii) the functions assigned to the Secretary of the Treasury in Executive Order 11858, as amended, provided that the subpoena power referenced in subsections (i) and (ii) shall be utilized only after the scope and purpose of the investigation, inspection, or inquiry to which the subpoena relates have been defined either by the appropriate officer identified in section 802(a) of this order or by such other person or persons as the officer shall designate.

    (c) Excluded from the authorities delegated by section 802(a) of this order are authorities delegated by parts IV and V of this order, authorities in section 721 and 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2170 2171, and the authority with respect to fixing compensation under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153.

    Sec. 803. Authority. (a) Executive Order 12919 of June 3, 1994, and sections 401(3) (4) of Executive Order 12656 of November 18, 1988, are revoked. All other previously issued orders, regulations, rulings, certificates, directives, and other actions relating to any function affected by this order shall remain in effect except as they are inconsistent with this order or are subsequently amended or revoked under proper authority. Nothing in this order shall affect the validity or force of anything done under previous delegations or other assignment of authority under the Act.

    (b) Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 11858 of May 7, 1975, as amended, except as provided in section 802 of this order.

    (c) Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 12472 of April 3, 1984, as amended.

    Sec. 804. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

    BARACK OBAMA

    THE WHITE HOUSE, March 16, 2012.

  • Bob

    “the federal government claims that it can take away your constitutional rights any time that it wants to”

    And… I claim that we can take away the government’s authority any time we want to.

    Government never gives us liberty. We have to take our liberty.

    Government doesn’t make law. All the law that exists will remain unchanged long after humans are extinct. The Constitution is an agreement (not law) that government must obey or else forfeit it’s dominion.
    ~Bob~

  • CatNap

    I’ve been reading Michio Kaku’s book- Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Our Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100.

    The technology to control everyone and everything is well underway…or maybe it’s already here and Kaku’s book is really “post-mortem”?

    Either way, anyone thinking there’s no way the PTB can find and control them will want to reconsider the arsenal of those who are virtually untouchable.

    (How did I fall down the rabbit hole, anyway?)

  • Airborne 71

    We have three boxes in which to voice our displeasure with our goverment , 1. the soap box 2. the ballot box 3. the cartridge box . The first two have failed …

    • K. Crabtree

      amen. All The Way! 173rd ABN 1969
      Fought for the constitution once, ready to do it again if necessary.

  • Billsocal

    This exactly why the founding fathers put the right to carry arms in the Constitution. This whole executive is right out of Clinton Roosevelt’s,a distance cousin of FDR and Teddie Roosevelt, booklet Science of Government Founded in Natural Law, The booklet was written in 1840, The Communist League, which Clinton helped fund, gave Karl Marx a copy of the booklet. When he wrote the Communist Manifesto for which he was paid to write by the Communist League. That right’s right Marx was paid by the Communist League to write there Manifesto.
    The elites and the Illuminati seem to kept this hidden from people. You can read Clinton Roosevelt’s booklet on line at Google books. It is only 120 pages. The last third of the booklet outlines Roosevelt’s Plan of the Marshals. Comrade Obama Czars and the National Defense Resource Preparedness executive smack of this plan. Clinton’s cousin FDR used it as a outline for his new deal.

  • godsofold

    Micheal, have you noticed that the Disaster Preparedness EO and a few preceding it have no numbers? Usually, EO’s are numbered, these are not. The numbering seems to have stopped with the EO issued on Dec 13, 2011.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders

    • Michael

      That is a good point.

      Does anyone know why this is?

      Michael

      • Arwen

        my guess is that this way people have a harder time looking up the E O… what folks can’t find, they can’t analyze/oppose…

    • Guido

      That is an interesting point. I don’t know what the point would be. At the moment, the most recent # I could find was several EOs back, #13598. I use EOs from time to time in my research, so I’ll be curious to see why there’s no #s unless they’re somehow expanding on existing EOs???

  • Guido

    At the same time, you can avoid a lot of this-you just have to be willing to put up with a less exciting lifestyle. For one, don’t buy smart tech. I won’t be purchasing a high-tech fridge that reports what I put inside it. I buy old tech, like powerless tools. I don’t use a cell phone. I don’t need a new TV that watches me-as if watching a guy “Bundy-ing out” in underwear scratching himself with his feet up on a table is good TV… I don’t use twitter or facebook or any social media. You can stop using plastic and still pay cash for things. And you can use older cars that don’t have OnStar. I don’t go out to large outdoor events. I don’t use shopper loyalty cards with my real address and # connected to them. I go to a barber who wants to record my # now. I see no need, so I refuse to give a # and just pay cash. You can set your level of involvement in this.

  • http://www.setourchildrenfree.com/ Set Our Children Free

    James Madison warned us that government intrusions into our liberties most likely would come in small increments, and he was right for 200+ years. Since Obama took office, however, he has seized power like no one before him, ignored the rule of law, and written his own constitution. In three short years, the Bill of Rights has become meaningless. His executive orders and the laws wimpy Republicans have helped him pass, have gutted our precious Republic. Our only hope is a spiritual revival and the states taking back the sovereignty that is rightly theirs from the federal government. If you are not on your knees praying, and then pestering your state legislator, you are part of the problem.

  • Mr Carpenter

    Sorry, but it’s too late.

    Look to Jesus Christ instead of government, which will soon collapse into a heap.

    Pastor Glenn

  • lil sebastian

    How come when one person says they’ve spoken with god people call them crazy? If several people say they have its called a religion? Jesus is an imaginary friend for adults. If all of you care so much about what the govt is doing. stop bitching on a website and run for office! instead you choose to do nothing ( the american dream) do nothing and bitch. I don’t care what the govt does i was smart enough to save my money when i was making it. its the govts fault you spent your money as fast as you made it.

    • Michael

      God is actually very real.

      In the Scriptures, God tells us that one of the things that makes Him distinct from all of the false gods out there is the fact that He tells us the future in advance (Isaiah 46:9-10).

      God has done this in a wide variety of ways, but one of my favorites is through the amazing prophetic holidays that He has given to us.

      For example, the vast majority of Christians, the vast majority of Jews, and the vast majority of the rest of the world has totally missed the prophetic implications of Passover.

      During the original Passover right before the people of Israel left Egypt, God instructed the people of Israel to kill a lamb and to put the blood of that lamb on the doorposts so that the death angel would pass over their homes.

      Why the doorposts?

      Well, even today most doorposts are made of wood.

      And where does wood come from?

      It comes from a tree.

      So the message of the original Passover was that the blood of the lamb on the tree delivered them from the wrath of God.

      After the people of Israel got to the Promised Land, God required that His people gather at Jerusalem on one specific day every single year in order to celebrate the Passover.

      Looking back, we can now see that God had His people gather together every single year in the exact city where Jesus would die on the exact day when Jesus would die and He had them act out rituals which precisely foreshadowed the shedding of the blood of the lamb on the tree (the cross).

      Even though this was done every single year for 1000 years in advance, most of the people still missed it.

      One of the words that is used to identify holidays such as Passover in the Scriptures can be translated as “dress rehearsal”. The truth is that the holidays that God has given us are meant to have us remember things in the past but they are also prophetic dress rehearsals for things that will happen in the future.

      Please feel free to share this information with others, and if anyone has any questions about any of these things I would be glad to try to answer them.

      Michael

  • Chuck C.

    This is one of the most paranoid and stupid Blog or Websites
    I have ever had the misfortune to fall open. I read the Order and it is still
    Available on the
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness
    Website . It’s just a revision to what was in place. And, in my opinion in this day and time, not a bad idea.
    To the people who have no clue. I read into “The Order” it’s more like a business plan. I happen to think maybe this country needs to have current, an Idea about what resources we still have and the amounts, being we export a lot of them and import others from many countries. Including the technology need for security. And what and where and how much the US gets Resources from other countries. Dazed and confused come to my mind as I read the responses. I hope you have a good day today.
    Sorry of butting in but ???????

  • Roycerson

    “Did you know that the federal government claims that it can take away your constitutional rights any time that it wants to?”

    ROFLMAO Of course the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT can do anything they want with CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. If you need any further explanation there’s no point talking to you. Unfortunately no one actually believes in Inalienable Rights anymore. The federal government can deny you those too.