Skip to comments.Executive Order Authorizes Seizing Bank Accounts
Posted on 10/22/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT by John Semmens
An October 9th Executive Order issued by President Obama authorizes the federal government to seize the bank accounts of sanctioned persons. A sanctioned person is an individual is declared by the president, the secretary of state, or the secretary of the treasury to be a sanctioned person.
Representative Ron Paul (R-Tex) labeled the move as blatant and tyrannical an assault on our liberties as any this President has taken. It criminalizes a person merely on the say so of a government official, confiscates his assets, and gives him no legal recourse for undoing this injustice. It wouldve been bad enough if Congress had enacted such a monstrosity. Having the President decree it by fiat is an unConstitutional usurpation.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the measure calling it just another tool for us to use against those who would do us harm. One must question the motives of those like Congressman Paul who would like to hamper the governments ability to deal with its enemies. Why doesnt he trust the highest officers of the US Government to judiciously use this new authority? Is he afraid that theyd sanction a person without a good reason?
A statement by Democratic National Committee Chairperson, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FLA) seems to lend some credence to Representative Pauls concerns. I think the Republicans are showing they are un-American by badgering the Administration over this whole Benghazi thing, Wasserman-Schultz complained. The President has accepted responsibility. Theres no point to any further discussion. Persisting can only damage our national interests. Luckily, the government now has the authority to sanction these people if we need to.
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This Communist Obama will make slaves of us and destroy freedom (if it is elected again). The stakes couldn't be higher. democrats are idiots for voting for this Obama. Volunteer at Romney's site to make calls to Ohio etc. Doesn't cost anything.
You totally sucked me in again.
I know about asset forfeiture. I don’t doubt that 0bummer would use it as a political weapon.
So the SATIRE is so very close to the truth, it hurts.
We gave them this right a long time ago when we ALLOWED them to create the IRS.
Agreed. However, since it is Ron Paul saying it, it is obviously nutty. /s
Funny thing is, many on this board would support such a move by a republican president or congress.
So have they seized the bank accounts of Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dornan?
DAMMIT JOHN!! You almost gave me a coronary! At least this time I thought to check the source before blowing!
Can this be confirmed via a reliable news source?
John, I waded quite far into this before I realized it was not true (yet). It seems totally plausible with the tyrants we have in power.