edit on 5-1-2013 by CosmicCitizen because: (no reason given)
Over the past 15 or 20 years, U.S. presidents of both parties, Democrat and Republican, have signed ominous Executive Orders preparing for Martial Law - to take away our rights and make us into slaves. The public believes that FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been set up to deal with natural disasters like hurricanes and flooding, to help the victims. But only approximately 5% of their budget is devoted to these activities. The real job of FEMA is to take over our government, and US as citizens of this country, when Martial Law is declared. In reality, FEMA has contempt for the American people as confirmed by their treatment of the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The people made homeless by the hurricane were herded like cattle into huge buildings where they had no privacy for sleeping or dressing and armed guards kept anyone from leaving even though women and young girls were being raped in various places, including in the bathrooms.
Please look carefully at these already-signed Executive Orders.
Martial Law can be declared at their whim – including for “times of increased international tension or financial crisis.” Certainly another 9/11-type disaster would easily qualify.
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
Executive Orders (EOs) were originally orders placed for the White House china and silverwear and the like. It wasnt until the "Continuity Of Government" (COG) plans for government during the cold war that these EOs grew testicles and spawned related plans: REX 84, Operations Garden Plot and Cable Splicer and then FEMA (camps et al). I am surprised that NO ONE in Congress has publicly challenged the CONSTITUTIONALITY of these EOs. I understand the need to take control of airports and fuel, etc during the time of a crisis (we had food and fuel rationing in WWII for example)....but a) the latest one by BHO even allows for Martial Law measures to be executed during peace time and b) once dictatorial powers are usurped by the Executive Branch (POTUS) the Congress (by law? EO likely not their law) is prevented from taking it away for 6 months (long enough to execute gun confiscation and political roundups and civilian relocation, etc), and c) you know that these powers will be abused (ie, under EO 10999 they supposedly have the power to seize control of all cars and trucks...imagine what is going to happen when you get to a checkpoint and the guy with the full auto M4 likes your pickup truck).edit on 5-1-2013 by CosmicCitizen because: (no reason given)
Under emergency plans already in existence, the power exists to suspend the Constitution and turn over the reigns of government to FEMA and appointing military commanders to run state and local governments. FEMA then would have the right to order the detention of anyone whom there is reasonable ground to believe...will engage in, or probably conspire with others to engage in acts of espionage or sabotage. The plan also authorized the establishment of concentration camps for detaining the accused, but no trial.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.
President Obama is weighing as many as 19 different gun control measures that he could take without congressional approval, as he prepares to unveil a comprehensive plan to address gun violence amid claims from Republicans that he's overstepping his bounds.
The president could reveal the details of that plan as early as Wednesday. During the final press conference of his first term, Obama said Monday that he will "vigorously pursue" the recommendations.
But the president's push is drawing resistance from Republicans in Congress. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, is now vowing to try to impeach Obama if he takes any action via executive order.