I was under the impression Clinton had one also. This one has quite the reach.
The fact that this comes out now, during an election year with emphasis on peacetime/non-emergency is ...worrisome.
The big change I see here is the non-emergency and peacetime issue.
But, one cannot take this EO in isolation to recent legislation and other EOs in the last year.
They are piece-mealing it all together. This, too me at least, reads as one of the final cards to be dealt.
This order gives authority in peacetime. As of the signing of the NDAA 2012, we(United States proper) are part of the official battlefield.
The recent passage of the SS act and protests becoming a felony.
*F.B.I. Memo Instructs Delayed Miranda Warning for Terror Suspects ...
If we remotely want to object to the enactment of this EO, whether it is industry, agriculture, water, energy...we're breaking any number of laws previously put in place. Any number of laws can now be used against non-compliant individuals and you or I could be ruled as a domestic terrorist. At which point we lose our Rights to trial. We become a political prisoner of the United States.
This new/expanded authority is under the Executive Branch AND Homeland Security, FEMA, and what ever other agency any number of laws have “consolidated.” Recall 0bama talking about consolidating agencies to save money? Really? We laughed at the minimal dollars and never ‘saw’ what he was doing.
The EO is way far reaching when coupled with the other pieces of the road to tyranny.