Skip to comments.Obama Signs Executive Order for More Control of Communications in Times of Emergency
Posted on 07/15/2012 11:37:30 PM PDT by Daffynition
The president signed an executive order on June 6th that was published in the Federal Registry this week which grants the Department of Homeland Security extended emergency powers to control communications. The Washington Times reports:
An executive order signed June 6 gives DHS the authority to seize control of telecommunications facilities, including telephone, cellular and wireless networks, in order to prioritize government communications over private ones in an emergency, said Amie Stephanovich, a lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).
The White House says Executive Order 13618, published Wednesday in the Federal Register, is designed to ensure that the government can communicate during major disasters and other emergencies and contains no new authority.
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Not to stir the 2012 POTUS conundrum, but this is a big problem with Obama.
You know, maybe it’s just me, but i’m getting damned tired of the avalanche of precautionary doomsday planning coming from our government.
It’s like if your wife is creating a savings account away from the family finances, and visiting divorce lawyers, and moving her prized possessions into a storage unit. But she says she loves you, and is just being prudent in case anything goes wrong.
These SOBs are sure making a lot of contingency plans, structuring a body of law, and buying a lot of stuff that only becomes useful during martial law.
Is it even possible for him to have more control of communications?
America is going down without much of a fight. He signs his dictatorial orders and the people get in line. While the republicans fill their coffers and prepare to outsource their sorry asses to some tropical island.
Just you wait - obozo is getting ready for action in late October; I am guessing it will be something to do with his civilian “million-man army” coupled with a staged event which the MSM can coo over brave millato-man ...
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but these three latest EOs and previous EOs Obama signed, coupled with Perdue’s and Orszag’s comments, suggest that something besides coincidence is going on.
Presidents have long been incrementally increasing their powers, in the direction of an “imperial presidency”, ever since the very beginning. Since Teddy Roosevelt, this has accelerated.
The most recent trend in this was started by Eisenhower, who began the tradition of “Emergency Paranoid Presidential Powers”, which every single president since has rewritten and enlarged, to the point where a *declared* emergency, not necessarily a *real* emergency, would be all that is required for a president to seize and keep dictatorial powers.
It has reached a point however, where it no longer matters what the president’s intent is in doing this. This is because there is no check or balance to this usurpation.
It cannot be anything but anti-American and evil, undemocratic and not-Republican. It cannot just have its further growth limited, but the office of the Presidency must be made to surrender the powers it has usurped.
Perhaps the most dangerous usurpation is the Presidential Signing Statements in frequent use. These are abused by the presidents to take both legislative and judicial powers to themselves.
The second most dangerous usurpation is the appointment of powerful government leaders, “Czars”, outside of the review and approval of the US senate. Such appointments must be stripped of money, and at no time may they ever command the use of government power.
The third most dangerous usurpations are the multiple tools the president uses to carry out unilateral actions: presidential proclamations, used to steal state lands for federal purposes; executive orders and memos that cannot be challenged in federal court, and steal legislative powers and appropriations.
A new usurpation is the signing of foreign treaties without the approval of the US senate, by declaring that they are not treaties, but “agreements”, still binding on the United States. Likewise, presidents have been signing binding international declarations, committing the United States to actions even before the US senate holds hearings on them.
Many of the changes that we need to preserve our republic from a tyrannical president can only be initiated by the president himself, with the cooperation of congress. And what president can contain his ego enough to demand *fewer* powers?
Tragically, most of them are so narcissistic and self important that they cannot see that they are destroying our nation by trying to do just another “good thing”.
The drumbeat of Dictator Obama rolls on REGULATE -— CONTROL -— DESTROY -—
There may be a hundred million Tea Party types. And most will tell you a vote for a third party is a vote for obama. Because that’s what they’re told. If we had started a third party when GHW Bush was nominated that party would be in the majority today and the country would be better off.
So, the question is, is it too late?
By the way, the last time I voted for the lessor of two evils was when I voted for mccain. And like I said, that’s the LAST time.
1. We can vote for the McCains and Romneys, and our nation will continue to go down hill. The Republican party will never be motivated to move back to the right.
2. We can withhold our votes, hope that the party sees it’s demise just ahead and repents.
3. We can work to replace the Republican party.
Some combination of two and three make sense to me. One hasn’t gotten us anywhere. I doubt it ever will.
I have a gut feeling that Republican registration is down all over. I may be wrong. The Independent party has grown over the last 30 years. I believe most of the independents came from the Republican Party, but again, I may be wrong.
I know I am hard pressed to continue on with my registration with the Republican party. Frankly, I’d like to see 80% of the Republicans who are fed up with what is taking place, register as independents and send a message.
The people have an OFF switch.
We can refuse to listen.
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