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From the George Soros backed/Hillary Clinton initiative: The Center for American Progress
Statement from John D. Podesta
November 15, 2010
In the aftermath of this month’s midterm congressional elections, pundits and politicians across the ideological spectrum are focusing on how difficult it will be for President Barack Obama to advance his policy priorities through Congress. Predictions of stalemate abound. And some debate whether the administration should tack to the left or to the center and compromise with or confront the new House leadership.
As a former White House chief of staff, I believe those to be the wrong preoccupations. President Obama’s ability to govern the country as chief executive presents an opportunity to demonstrate strength, resolve, and a capacity to get things done on a host of pressing challenges of importance to the public and our economy. Progress, not positioning, is what the public wants and deserves.
The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy. These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country through:
- Executive orders
- Agency management
- Convening and creating public-private partnerships
- Commanding the armed forces
The ability of President Obama to accomplish important change through these powers should not be underestimated. President Bush, for example, faced a divided Congress throughout most of his term in office, yet few can doubt his ability to craft a unique and deeply conservative agenda using every aspect of the policymaking apparatus at his disposal. And, after his party lost control of Congress in 1994, President Clinton used executive authority and convening power to make significant progressive change. For instance, he protected more great spaces in the lower 48 states than any president since Theodore Roosevelt, established for the first time significant protections for Americans’ medical privacy, and urged the creation of the Welfare-to-Work Partnership that enlisted the help of 20,000 businesses in moving more than 1 million welfare recipients into the workforce.
The upshot: Congressional gridlock does not mean the federal government stands still. This administration has a similar opportunity to use available executive authorities while also working with Congress where possible. At the Center for American Progress, we look forward to our nation continuing to make progress.
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President Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing for Control Over All US Resources
March 17, 2012
By Kenneth Schortgen Jr / Examiner.com – On March 16th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands upon a prior order issued in 1950 for Disaster Preparedness, and gives the office of the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency.
The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security. The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the order’s functions includes the command and control of resources in peacetime determinations.
Additionally, each cabinet under the Executive Branch has been given specific powers when the order is executed, and include the absolute control over food, water, and other resource distributions.
CKA- First and foremost, consolidating this much power in one of the three branches of government is not a good idea. There is no check and balance to ensure there is no abuse of power. Government has proven how corrupt it can be and to allow one individual, the president to control all resources is inviting a dictatorial situation.
Even though various departments will have specific responsibilities, they are only carrying out the orders of one individual, the President. In addition, this executive order is not limited to a wartime situation. They can be domestic in nature as well. Which means a manufactured situation to achieve a desired outcome. It does not take a rocket scientist to connect the dots with the passage of the Patriot Act and NDAA and a host of other laws to come to the conclusion that restricting liberties is a priority for the government. Obama just signed into law a bill that restricts peaceful assembly in the presence of any government official that has Secret Service protection.
[H.R. 347] expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know it’s illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect it’s illegal.. (read story here:)
Your every move is constantly monitored as police can look through your cell phone to learn every communication you have made and with who (Read Here)
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta blatantly tells congress they will violate the Constitution and War Powers Act (Read here)
The Government with the Military are developing “Crowd Control Systems” most likely for domestic civil unrest. (Read here)
The Obama administration wants to keep any surveillance that has been conducted legally or illegally Via Google on US citizens under wraps. The NSA has asked the Department of Justice to get Court approval for the measure. (Read here)
Ben Bernanke last month said before the House Finance Services Cmte. that our economy is headed for a “Massive Financial Cliff”. Obviously if this pans out then civil unrest could very well become a reality, setting the stage for Obama to declare Martial Law and suspension of the US Constitution.
Even States are concerned with the over-reaching authority of NDAA and have passed their own resolutions to defy any federal orders and to ensure that their own National Guard did not act unconstitutional towards its citizens, such as illegal detainment, searches or seizure or using force against its citizens. (Read VA law here)
A number of western Massachusetts cities and towns have passed resolutions similar to the state of Virginia.
NSA is building the biggest spying/intelligence gathering site in the US as we speak. (Read here)
The CIA will have the ability to monitor people in their homes through the TV and other appliances and devices. (Read here)
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