Skip to comments.Things to watch for during a “Declared National Emergency”
Posted on 10/25/2009 8:04:24 PM PDT by STARWISE
When the Constitution of the United States was framed it placed the exclusive legislative authority in the hands of Congress and with the President. Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution is concise in its language:
All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
That is no longer true. The Bill of Rights protected Americans against loss of freedoms. That is no longer true. The Constitution provided for a balanced separation of powers. That is no longer applicable.
Perhaps it can be summed up succinctly in the words of arch-conservative activist Howard J Ruff:
Since the enactment of Executive Order 11490, the only thing standing between us and dictatorship is the good character of the President, and the lack of a crisis severe enough that the public would stand still for it.
Next we will look at all legislation passed or attempted by the dishonest Socialist regardless if they call themselves Progressive, Liberal, Independent, Republican, or Democrat.
If you have a computer you can look up the legislation.
Here are just a few Executive Orders that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
Here are the later Executive Orders:
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
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.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding. An emergency czar was appointed. FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United States and granted the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry. Many of the figures in the Iran-Contra scandal were part of this emergency contingent, including Marine Colonel Oliver North.
President Barack Obama declared the fast-spreading swine flu a national emergency Friday night, a move that authorizes federal officials to waive some requirements in dealing with the virus, such as letting hospitals set up separate facilities to keep patients with the virus from infecting others.
The White House announced Saturday that Obama had signed the proclamation, saying it will make it easier for healthcare providers to handle a surge in H1N1 patients" if necessary.
In a letter sent to Congress reporting the move, Obama wrote, the rapid increase in illness across the Nation may overburden health care resources and that the temporary waiver of certain standard Federal requirements may be warranted in order to enable U.S. health care facilities to implement emergency operations plans."
Since April, over 1,000 people have died and 20,000 people have been hospitalized by the virus. Thousands more have gotten sick from the flu with the onset of fall, resulting in mass absences from school and work across the country.
CDC officials estimated this week that 1 in 5 children had symptoms of H1N1.
October 25, 2009 - 04:28PM
If its Sunday, expect to find Obama golfing at Fort Belvoir. This week, though, his foursome includes Melody Barnes, President Obamas chief domestic policy advisor -- and the first woman whos played golf with Obama during his 24 trips to the links since taking office.
Barnes, wearing a baseball cap, dark long sleeve shirt and beige pants, joined Obama the same day that the New York Times is running a front page story, Mans World at White House? No Harm, No Foul, Aides Say, the latest in a round of similarly stories triggered by a high-profile, all-male basketball game the president played in earlier this month.
Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton initially told pool reporter Lynn Sweet it was not true that Barnes was the first woman to golf with Obama, but when the Chicago Sun-Times reporter emailed back to ask who the others were, Burton replied:
I was wrong about this - all apologies. He golfed with women on the campaign trail but not until Melody this year. Sorry to all the people who were unwittingly misled by what I gave the pooler. (4:19 p.m.)
~~Isn’t it neat? -44 can golf when we have
military commanders and brave troops who’ve
been patiently awaiting his word on support
and reinforcements for months, as they suffer
and die .. and we’re in the middle of a national
There’s got to be Karma ..
>> Theres got to be Karma ..
I don’t know about karma. I do know that there IS an Almighty God.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” -Gal. 6:7
The real disaster is the failure of government to quarantine the sick. Now you must quarantine yourself and your family from ALL PUBLIC GATHERINGS!! Do not let your child go to schools!! Do home schooling for at least a year or your child may die of the Mexican Pig Flu!! The Virus has not even STARTED!!!
“CDC officials estimated this week that 1 in 5 children had symptoms of H1N1.”
Nothing to do with O golfing, but isn’t Rahm-E brother a member of National health board?
I’ve said that often ... God will not be mocked ...
and I believe it.
And I know it’s in His time, not ours.
bump for later read
Ezekiel Emanuel is a health advisor, I believe.
Emergency emergency everyone to get from streets!!!
The Gov't we have reflects the people..
Could be many of the people are corrupt.. maybe most..
else; they would rise up.. and revolt.. unless they are generally cowards..
Could be all the courageous ones are out of the country, fighting specters..
If so; that plan was brilliant..
There’s something big about to go down. Not sure what it is, but things just don’t feel right. Does anyone else have this feeling or am I just being paranoid?
Chairman 0bama’s declaration of a “National Emergency” gives me an uneasy feeling in the pit of my gut.
You are not alone.
I feel it too...I know he wants it...He needs it to further his take over but I DO NOT think he realizes what he is about to get.
We’ve all been waiting for God to act since March.
Thanks. At least we know there are 3 of us anyway.
“Swine flu a national emergency”
Well National, sure. But emergency, not. Just O, being PotUS, as should be.
Real stuff is, well real. Chicken Little I fear, is the friend of our enemy.
They have collected and tested 4,855 specimens, most probably swabs.
* 4,855 (37.5%) specimens tested by U.S. World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories and reported to CDC/Influenza Division were positive for influenza.
* All subtyped influenza A viruses being reported to CDC were 2009 influenza A (H1N1) viruses.
* The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was above the epidemic threshold.
* Eleven influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported. Nine of these deaths were associated with 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus infection and two were associated with an influenza A virus for which subtype is undetermined.
* The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) was above the national baseline. All 10 regions reported ILI above region-specific baseline levels.
* Forty-six states reported geographically widespread influenza activity, Guam and three states reported regional influenza activity, one state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico reported local influenza activity, and the U.S. Virgin Islands did not report.
You got that feeling too huh?
How long until Obama tries to restart Bush’s Total Information Awareness office? I know it didn’t completely die - the money was moved around the the names of the organizations and titles changed, but I can just see Obama trying to fulfill Bush’s legacy of wanting to know everything possible about everybody.
Actually they have collected more than 4855! I read it wrong, more than one third have been positive for flu, and that portion adds up to 4855, so the actual number of samples is higher.
Count me in as #4. Many sleepless nights. Ugh!
“The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!”, based on the Nathaniel Benchley novel, “The Off-Islanders”?
For suspected terrorists/associates = yes.
What are you talking about ?
Good replicas of real cretins.
10990: Reestablishing the Federal Safety Council (superceded by 11612 (which does something similar)
10995: Assigning telecommunications management functions. Ah, maybe we're on to something. Oops, it was revoked by EO 11556, which was revoked by 12046.
10997: Assigning emergency preparedness functions to the Secretary of the Interior. Revoked by EO 11490.
These are Kennedy-era EOs, and every one I check out was revoked or grossly amended. Plus, they aren't as draconian as outlined above or aren't even close to what the list says they are. The poster says "nearly 30 years" and it's well past 40, almost 50. This leads me to believe this is an old one that has been dragged around for years, still scaring gullible people.
Come on, how long have we been using the Internet? I'm half tempted to send out a scam e-mail saying Executive Order 19223 allows for Congress and the courts to be dissolved in an emergency, leaving the President in power. How many people would buy it and never bother to do a little checking?
“Theres something big about to go down.”
maybe, but maybe not...BHO is being squeezed from a lot of directions. When he makes a move, it’s always for several reasons, and usually the reasons are only tangentially related to the the reason stated.
1) while H1N1 is here, it is a convenient reason that can easily be backed up by WHO, CDC, etc
2) while Nat’l Emergency is in effect, he has more control/power at his disposal (like an ace-in-the-hole)
3) $$$ involved - payback to big pharma
4) wonder about it being related to passing ObamaCare but not sure how that might be (unless related to #3)
5) takes the Fox debacle/humiliation right off the “front page”
IMO, it has little to do with the H1Ni flu
1) because he has taken no other corresponding actions commensurate with an epidemic
2) he put out the news over the weekend & doesn’t seem to want to talk about it -— in fact BHO didn’t seem to send out any minions to talk about anything (as one Freeper pointed out about the Sun am lineup)
I have that “icky” feeling about EVERYTHING he does because he has repeatedly and continuously proven that he cannot be trusted.
He is duplicitous in everything he says, and often his intentions are the opposite of his words.
He never has America’s best interest in mind-—we have NEVER had a president with that agenda.
YANKEES DO IT!! YAY!!
Lets face it, the US Constitution never allows the government to violate the Constitution in the name of emergency.
Friend, it is much better to self quarrantine yourself at home, where you are prepared for it, and have all you food, meds, herbs, pets, and weapons, than the government removing you and placing you into their buildings.
“Theres something big about to go down. Not sure what it is, but things just dont feel right. Does anyone else have this feeling or am I just being paranoid?
Chairman 0bamas declaration of a National Emergency gives me an uneasy feeling in the pit of my gut.”
There’s a few million of us and only a few hundred of them. Let them try. I dare them.
Yup, there is only ONE PLACE in Section 9 that says Habeus Corpus may be suspended (NOT HAVE TO, but MAY BE) in only TWO Cases: Rebellion or Invasion.
NO OTHER PARTS of the Constitution can be suspended. NOWHERE does it talk about having a SHADOW GOVERNMENT to take over if something happens. NOWHERE does it say that ANYONE has power to suspend the entire Constitution. And it could be argued that what is being talked about in Section 9 are things that have to be done in concert between the President AND the majority of Congress, NOT JUST the President.
PS to previous post. Just reading over the Executive orders and remembered that my first thought when I heard the news about the Nat’l Emergency was the media -— I wondered if the BHO would attempt to use it as a way to control the “bad” media who are exposing him.
I think they should continue to hammer away at the BHO administration, but also think it would be very unwise for them to suggest that this is a “trumped up” emergency.
maybe, but maybe not...BHO is being squeezed from a lot of directions.
Understand, and liberals are also known to do dangerous
things when they fear the loss of their power.
CDC is only testing people who are hospitalized for H1N1 in the US. Everyone else is tested for seasonal flu and if positive are assumed to be H1N1 but not tested for H1N1 unless they were hospitalized.
In the US CDC is not collecting H1N1 data on the general population so they lack the base number of infected people to determine accurately, the death rate for the virus. They don’t have a basis in data to determine that the swine flu is “wide spread” because they are not testing for it beyond hospitalizations and deaths. The only valid way to determine if the virus is widespread and dangerous is to test for the flu in selected representatives areas and then they could make valid data assumptions for the Nation.
CBS just reported according to early state by state data of general population tests, only 1-3% (I am recalling here) of those identifed by their doctors as having swine flu based on symptoms and a positive regular flu test, actually tested positive for the swine flu virus. That data was gathered before CDC stopped testing for swine flu in the general population in July.
The data you selected from the CDC site is results from hospitalization testing not general population testing. 37.5% of those hospitalized (4,855) with suspected swine flu
came out positive. However, that is a bogus number because many of those who were attacked by the flu ended up in the hospital after the flu passed with lung damage and/or deadly infections caused by the weakened immune system from the flu. By the time they get to the hospital, they no longer test positive for the flu.
The goal has been all along to fracture this country through a series of unpopular and destructive policies. He wants things to go so far that everything breaks. He gets a whole bunch of goals if it happens.
He destroys the country he hates.
For the sheeple he gets praise he’ll take care of them.
For the enemies they get martial law and either killed resisting or being rounded up into all those weird empty prison buildings just waiting to be filled.
And he gets to frame it as being the second president to ‘hold the union together’. If he succeeds he is a hero, if not he’s got a cause to go after for his next term in the smaller country he’ll be leading. Either way he’ll get sympathy from the national and international liberal media. Rebels will be framed as racist, extremist, etc.
Screw Karma. How about a good ol' military coup?
Karma is a bitch and she slaps reeeeaaaal hard.
What goes around comes around.
Speaking of which, why isn’t Typhoid Malia getting vaccinated? Isn’t she a National Security risk. I mean she plays and goes to school with a lot of other carriers of the Swine Flu.
Can you imagine the horror if Barry O. caught the Swine Flu from his very own daughter?
Is she part of the Horses out of the Barn?
If this crisis is indeed a National Emergency, then how is that inner circle of the White House is not vaccinated as a matter of National Security?
Or is it job security for the execs of the drug companies?
Malia! for the love of Allah or God, your family and your country, I implore you to be a patriotic american: Take the vaccine!
Wonder what the flu count will be after all the football games with people packed side by side? Couldn’t help but think when I was watching the Cowboys win, who was sneezing and coughing in that enclosed stadium?
Karma is in ‘other’ hands .. what the
military does will be tense to watch
unfold. God bless, guide and protect
No kidding? What happened to going to church? Mr. Christian?
Actually, from a legal perspective, it should be quite fascinating. The Constitution is sh*t in the eyes of the Left. Let's get over the fact that we have no law in America today. Let the games begin...
“That’s because studies have shown...”
“Latest opinion by experts has resulted in a WAG....
(wag=wild ass guess)