What was the plan to handle a foreign enemy combatant in the White House? Or a coup by Hezbollah and communist operatives coordinated from the White House?
Just curious about that.
The danger in this - as with the NDAA - is that it leaves the determination of when there is a “national emergency” (or when somebody is “belligerent”) totally up to the discretion of Barack Obama, with no checks on his power to decide WHETHER he can do stuff or WHAT stuff he can do. That’s what the whole due process thing is about; it keeps any one person from being able to kill or enslave with no questions ever asked.
We don’t have due process any more; all the POTUS ever has to do is say a person was “belligerent” and was thus a terrorist and he can have ANY ONE of us assassinated at the snap of his little fingers, no questions ever allowed to be asked.
He has the means to do it covertly so that it appears to be a heart attack (ala Andrew Breitbart) or cancer so nobody would even think to ask questions anyway. How much of the stuff in this executive order could be done without anybody ever being allowed to report that it was done because we were in some secret “national emergency” that nobody is allowed to know about? What in the law would prevent Obama from saying there is some secret national emergency TODAY, and all of a sudden Obama starts stealing food supplies and jailing or killing anybody who might report on it? It wouldn’t have to be a big catastrophe that everybody knows about. He could start doing this stuff today under the cover of an “emergency” that only he knows about.