posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:20 PM
The sky is falling, the sky is falling!
Please people, wipe the spittle off your computer screen and get a grip.
Remember the Constitution of the United States? It makes it the job of the Congress to make laws, and the job of the President to execute those
Congress passed a law at least as far back as 1950 that the President should make plans for NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS.
I'm going to repeat that for emphasis: CONGRESS told the President to prepare these plans. The President is doing his job executing the laws
that Congress has passed and amended several times.
This is NOT something new, or shocking, or out of place, or out of time. It is something that must be done, and if it wasn't being done, then we
should be screaming to high heaven about it. And they darn well better keep them up-to-date.
From the text of the document it is replacing Executive Order 12919 of June 3, 1994 (Clinton) and parts of Executive Order 12656 of November 18, 1988
(Reagan). It also mentions that Executive Order 11858 of May 7, 1975 (Ford) and Executive Order 12472 of April 3, 1984 (Reagan) are unaffected.
Have you compared this EO to those EO's to see where they differ? Those probably replaced EO's from Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, and Carter.
Notice that the law has been in effect for 62 years and you haven't been forced into concentration camps yet.
It seems to me that several things have happened since then that may have provided lessons that can be used to inform us about what should go into the
idea of national defense resources preparedness. What were those things again? Oh, yeah, 9/11, Katrina, The (un)Patriot Act, reorganization of the
Government civilian security organisations (Homeland Security), the growth of the Internet as a vital economic asset, peak oil. These things have
completely changed the security outlook and expectations for Government response to emergency situations.
Bringing the national emergency procedures up-to-date to reflect new situations and new ideas is a good thing, and is an example of the President
doing the job he was elected to do.