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June 20, 2012

Obama Martial Law EO moves power from FEMA to President

June 20, 2012. Washington. President Obama didn’t do much to quell the fears of those conspiracy buffs who insist he is preparing to declare martial law in conjunction with a regional or world war against Islam and their Eastern allies. The middle of a re-election campaign is also a curious time to unveil something as hated as a plan for declaring Martial Law throughout America. But that’s exactly what President Obama did just three months ago. Here’s what the Executive Order surprisingly contained.

Is Martial Law coming to America? Image courtesy of Dees2.com.

White House officials insist that President Obama’s March 16, 2012 Executive Order (no EO number was given) is nothing more than a re-authorization of Executive Order 12919, signed June 6, 1994 by President Clinton. This publication remembers that Clinton EO very well. Blacked-out by the mainstream media, this author and others publicized the contents of Clinton’s Martial Law Executive Order far and wide. Now, Whiteout Press is repeating the same message, albeit with a different Democratic President.



President Obama’s March 16 Executive Order is titled, ‘Executive Order – National Defense Resources Preparedness’. This author can agree that many of the specifics of the 1994 Clinton EO and Obama’s revised Martial Law plan are the same. There are a few glaring differences however. And one appears to transfer ultimate and overall dictatorial power from FEMA, where President Clinton had it, to President Obama himself.

Here are portions of the Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Martial Law Executive Orders side by side. Keep in mind, President Obama’s version is newer and thus takes precedent over the Clinton EO.

Executive Order 12919

National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness

Signed June 3, 1994 by President Bill Clinton

Purpose: This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense industrial resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950.

Policy: The United States must have an industrial and technology base capable of meeting national defense requirements, and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to all threats to the national security of the United States.

 

 

 

General Functions. Sec. 103 (c): Be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate industrial resources and production capability, including services and critical technology for national defense requirements.

Executive Order (no number given)

National Defense Resources Preparedness

Signed March 16, 2012 by President Barack Obama

Purpose: This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950.

Policy: The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.

*Notice how the Clinton EO responds to threats to national security. The Obama EO uses Martial Law without any threat present.

General Functions. Sec. 103 (c): Be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate industrial resources and production capability, including services and critical technology for national defense requirements.



Implementation. Sec. 104: (a) The National Security Council is the principal forum for consideration and resolution of national security resource preparedness policy. (b) The Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall…(b3) Establish procedures, in consultation with Federal departments and agencies assigned functions under this order, to resolve in a timely and effective manner conflicts and issues that may arise in implementing the authorities and functions delegated under this order; and (b4) Report to the President periodically concerning all program activities conducted pursuant to this order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delegations of Priorities and Allocations. Sec. 201: (a)”…to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

-(1) Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

-(2) Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

-(3) Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

-(4) Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

-(5) Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

-(6) Secretary of Commerce for all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

 

 

 

 

National Defense Executive Reserve. Sec. 601: (a) In accordance with section 710(e) of the Act, there is established in the Executive Branch a National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) composed of persons of recognized expertise from various segments of the private sector and from government for training for employment in executive positions in the Federal Government in the event of an emergency that requires such employment.

 

 

 

 

 

Labor Supply. Sec. 701: The Secretary of Labor shall: (c) Formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting defense and essential civilian labor requirements; (e) Determine the occupations and skills critical to meeting the labor requirements of defense and essential civilian activities and, with the assistance of the Secretary of Defense, the Director of Selective Service, and such other persons as the Director FEMA may designate, develop policies regulating the induction and deferment of personnel for the armed services.

Implementation. Sec. 104: (a) The National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council, shall serve as the integrated policymaking forum for consideration and formulation of national defense resource preparedness policy and shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act.

*Notice how the Clinton EO has FEMA in charge of Martial Law, with the President doing little more than receiving periodic reports. The Obama EO appears to transfer absolute authority of Martial Law to the President himself, with the three security agencies doing little more than making recommendations to him. Also note, FEMA is nowhere to be found in the Obama EO. Instead, it has been replaced by the President’s National Economic Council.

That Council is a veritable who’s who of Wall Street powerbrokers and Obama campaign contributors. The NEC Director is Larry Summers, made famous in the movie ‘The Social Network’. While second in charge, according to the White House website, is Ginger Lew, Senior Advisor to the White House, NEC and the SBA. Also according to the White House, “Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Lew was the managing partner of a communications venture capital fund, and a venture advisor to a Web 2.0 venture fund.”

Priorities and Allocations Authorities. Sec. 201: (a) …to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

-(1) Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

-(2) Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

-(3) Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

-(4) Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

-(5) Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

-(6) Secretary of Commerce for all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

*For some reason, the Obama EO felt the need to add in the authority over, “livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources.”

National Defense Executive Reserve. Sec. 501: (a) In accordance with section 710(e) of the Act, 50 USC App. 2160(e), there is established in the Executive Branch a National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) composed of persons of recognized expertise from various segments of the private sector and from government for training for employment in executive positions in the Federal Government in the event of a national defense emergency.

*Notice how the Clinton EO only drafts America’s executive class into a forced workforce if the situation “requires” it. The Obama EO automatically drafts the nation’s executives during an emergency whether they’re required or not.

Labor Requirements. Sec. 601: (a) The Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall: (2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services.

*Notice that the Clinton EO requires the government to “determine the occupations and skills critical to meeting the labor requirements”, while the Obama EO simply drafts everyone. Also notice once again, the Clinton EO has FEMA in an overall position of authority, while the Obama EO eliminates all mention of emergency management agency.



One last cautionary note – these Executive Orders give the federal government authority to confiscate all property, assets, food, water and even people for forced labor camps and military service. And while the EO’s sound like they are for use during such times that might require Martial Law, the Orders specifically grant these unlimited powers, “in peacetime and in times of national emergency”. The biggest question remains, why a new Martial Law program now? What does President Obama know that the rest of America doesn’t?

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