I understand. Just as an activity in critical thinking, why do you suppose O didn’t do this at the beginning of his term? Seems like he would be on top of this, since he was so active initially with EO’s. I can’t see any way this one would have slipped his notice.
And also, I remember that press conference when Joe Biden said something to the effect, “People, something is going to happen in the near future to challenge this administration like none before. Don’t give up on us when that happens.” Seems like this EO would be particularly helpful for such a threat, and yet he is just now getting around to it?
Thinking out loud. Wonder what your thoughts might be.
You might also ask why he did it on a Fri night without the usual pomp and circumstance and a dozen pens.
My uneducated guess would be that Obamacare hadn't been enacted yet, and this is just an update to include provisions of Obamacare and other changes in current federal laws.
Seems like this EO would be particularly helpful for such a threat, and yet he is just now getting around to it?
I suppose it could be used against the population, but it would have to be a complete suspension of the US Constitution (I know, when has the Constitution ever stopped a liberal/socialists/democrat?) and I don't think most LEO's or military member would put up with that unless there is a majorly huge disaster. Just my opinion on that.
My thoughts; as much as a Twinkie can have a thought, that is:
Obama came out right at the start declaring that he intended to have a “civilian security force as powerful, as well funded as the military”. - It went over like a lead balloon; people, including Twinkie, asked, “don’t we already have a National Guard?”
That comment got lost in the Obama deluge of comments over the past 3 or 4 years, and the idea was dropped. We thought . . until now, that is.