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Trump announces new sanctions on North Korea


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President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea as the U.S. and its allies sought to ramp up pressure on Kim Jong Un to abandon his nuclear ambitions.

Speaking at the United Nations before a working lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, two key allies in the region, Trump said the order would significantly expand the U.S. ability to crack down on individuals and companies that do business with North Korea.

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The president said he had empowered the Treasury Department to “target any individual or entity that conducts trade in goods, services or technology” with the country. The order also includes measures designed to “disrupt critical North Korean shipping and trade networks.”

Flanked at a table by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, Trump expressed an urgency to curb North Korea’s nuclear and ballistics programs.

“North Korea’s missiles and weapons development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world, and it is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal rogue regime,” Trump said. “The brutal North Korean regime does not respect its own citizens or the sovereignty of other nations. A new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea’s efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to human kind.”

The announcement immediately raised questions about the impact on China, which is North Korea’s largest trading partner.

“I want to be clear the order targets only one country — that country is North Korea,” Trump said. 

The president announced that he had “heard moments ago” that the Chinese had told their central bank to “immediately stop doing business with North Korea.”

“I want to thank President Xi [Jinping] of China for the very bold move he made today,” Trump said. “It was a somewhat unexpected move, and we appreciate it.”

The U.N. has passed two resolutions recently aimed at squeezing the North Korean economy by cutting off oil, labor and exports to the nation. Haley has said those measures have “strangled their economic situation,” but acknowledged it will “take a little bit of time” for the impact to be felt. 

Trump has thanked the U.N. Security Council for voting unanimously on those sanctions, but also expressed frustration that the measures do not go far enough.

“The United Nations has had representatives working on this problem for over 25 years and they have done nothing,” Trump said Thursday. “That’s why we are in the problem we are in today, in addition to other countries not doing what they should have done. Tolerance for this disgraceful practice must end now.”

In his first-ever speech to the U.N. general assembly this week, Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if it continued its provocations.

South Korean President Moon, who campaigned on the promise he would seek dialogue with North Korea and has sought to tamp down the possibility of military action, on Thursday praised Trump’s executive order.

“President Trump just talked about the executive order, through which the U.S. is going to be implementing sanctions against the DPRK,” Moon said. “That was a very major announcement made by China to take actions on the DPRK. I am very confident that such moves will contribute to complete denuclearization of DPRK.”

Japanese President Abe has taken a similar hardline approach as Trump, writing in The New York Times this week that “prioritizing diplomacy and emphasizing the importance of dialogue will not work with North Korea.” On Thursday, Abe offered “heartfelt support” for the new sanctions.

“We are going into the new stage of pressure from the viewpoint of exercising the stronger pressure, new pressures,” Abe said. “I welcome the new sanction measures of the United States.”

Before the event, there were questions about whether Trump, Moon and Abe would all be on the same page about North Korea.

This story was updated at 2:28 p.m.


GOP, Feigning Outrage, Can’t Come Up With a Response to Obama’s Transgender Rule


waving flagReported by Josie Rudd May 20, 2016

Compiled by Jerry Broussard of WhatDidYouSay.org

The following excerpt from Constitution Mythbuster seemed prudent to post, because there is so much confusion and frustration surrounding the impact of the president’s executive orders:

Do Executive Orders Violate the Constitution ?

Posted on January 12, 2013

The Myths

Presidents can issue executive orders that are legally binding on the general public. 

These executive orders are backed by the full force of law just like laws passed through the formal legislative process.

 A president can use executive orders to go around congress.

The president can use executive orders to modify laws passed by congress and can order executive departments to selectively enforce provisions of laws.

These executive orders are authorized by the Constitution.

The Truth

Yes the president can issue executive orders however these orders are only binding on members of the executive department of the federal government. They are not legally binding on anyone outside the executive department.

Only laws passed through the formal legislative process have full force of law. Executive orders do not meet this requirement.

Congress alone has the power to write and pass laws.  If congress chooses not to pass laws that the president advocates for the president can in no way act unilaterally. The president is restrained by the Constitution.

The president must enforce laws that are passed by the formal legislative process as they are written.  If the president does not like a bill passed by congress or feels it violates the Constitution then the president can veto it before it becomes law.  

Issuing executives orders that are given the full force of law is a clear violation of several provisions of the Constitution.

The Facts

The framers of the Constitution greatly feared concentration of power into a strong tyrannical central government so they incorporated many features in the Constitution that they believed would prevent this from happening. The Constitution created a government with three distinct branches.  Each branch is granted separate distinct powers that are clearly spelled out in the Constitution.  This separation of powers is one of the cornerstones of the Constitution that they believed would prevent concentration of power.

Article 1 Section 1 of the Constitution states that Congress is the only branch that is granted legislative power.  The definition of legislative power used by the framers of the Constitution is the most universally accepted one, the power to write and pass laws.

Article 1 Section 7 defines the formal legislative process.  Laws are not valid unless they are passed through this process.

Article 2 Section 1 states that executive power is granted to the President.  Executive power is most commonly defined as: the authority to enforce laws and to see that they are carried out. 

Article 2 Section 2 lists the powers of the president. Nowhere in this section or the rest of the Constitution is the president granted the power to write laws.

Article 2 Section 3 lists the duties of the president.  The second from the last clause states “the president must take care that laws are faithfully executed.”  If the president modifies laws through executive orders or selectively enforces provisions of laws through executive orders the president is violating this clause

Article 6 Section 2, which is the supremacy clause, defines what the law of the land is.  Executive orders are not listed in the supremacy clause therefore they are not the law of the land.  Only laws that do not violate the Constitution are the law of the land.  Because executive orders are issued by the executive department outside of the formal legislative process and their contents most often violate provisions of the Constitution they are not the law of the land

The Proof

Article 1 Section 1 – Legislative powers

All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Definition of Legislative Power

the exercise of the power and function of making rules (as laws) that have the force of authority by virtue of their promulgation by an official organ of a state or other organization

Article 1 Section 7—Legislative Process

 House to originate all revenue bills. Veto. Bill may be passed by two-thirds of each House, notwithstanding, etc. Bill, not returned in ten days to become a law. Provisions as to orders, concurrent resolutions, etc.

1. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.

2. Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the president of the United States; if he approve, he shall sign it, but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that house in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration, two thirds of that house shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of that house, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each house respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the president within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.

3. Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the president of the United States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or, being disapproved by him, shall be re-passed by two-thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.

Article  2 Section 1

The Executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America

Definition of Executive Power

Authority to enforce laws and to ensure they are carried out as intended.

Powers of the President

Article 2 Section 2 – President to be Commander-in-Chief. He may require opinions of cabinet officers, etc., may pardon. Treaty-making power. Nomination of certain officers. When President may fill vacancies.

1. The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.

2. He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.

3. The President shall have the power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions, which shall expire at the end of their next session.

Duties of the President

Article 2 Section 3 President shall communicate to Congress. He may convene and adjourn Congress, in case of disagreement, etc. Shall receive ambassadors, execute laws, and commission officers.

He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he may receive ambassadors, and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.

The Supremacy Clause

Article 6 Section 2. This constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.

Federalist 47 by James Madison

No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty, than that on which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal Constitution, therefore, really chargeable with the accumulation of power, or with a mixture of powers, having a dangerous tendency to such an accumulation, no further arguments would be necessary to inspire a universal reprobation of the system.

…these facts, by which Montesquieu was guided, it may clearly be inferred that, in saying ”There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or body of magistrates,” or, ”if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive powers,” he did not mean that these departments ought to have no PARTIAL AGENCY in, or no CONTROL over, the acts of each other. His meaning, as his own words import, and still more conclusively as illustrated by the example in his eye, can amount to no more than this, that where the WHOLE power of one department is exercised by the same hands which possess the WHOLE power of another department, the fundamental principles of a free constitution are subverted.

The magistrate in whom the whole executive power resides cannot of himself make a law, though he can put a negative on every law

GOP struggles for response to Obama’s transgender rule

By Susan Ferrechio (@susanferrechio) 5/20/16 12:01 AM ; Chief Congressional Correspondent The Washington Examiner

Republicans are outraged at the Obama administration’s directive expanding the rights of transgendered students in public schools, but they don’t yet know what to do about it. Other than the introduction of a bill sponsored by Rep. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., which would block the federal government from withholding funding from non-compliant schools, Republicans made no legislative move to stop the new rule this week.

But some were already talking about taking the fight to court, in the hopes that a judge would decide Obama’s move is illegal.

“We write laws, and we need to respect the president that he disagrees with us, but that is why the courts would be involved,” House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner.

Sessions also sent a letter to President Obama this week that called on him to retract the directive pending “thorough judicial review.”

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., said lawmakers, “are just looking” at ways to block Obama’s move. But he admitted they are stumped on how to do it because it was sent to schools as guidance, and doesn’t appear to be a new executive action or new rule.’

“I’m not sure how you use the power of the purse in this case,” Kline told the Examiner, referring to the possible idea of trying to defund Obama’s initiative. “There have been ongoing discussions, but I don’t even know how you would do that.”no more rinos

The new guidance, issued last week by the Justice and Education Departments, cites current federal education law in a letter informing schools they must allow transgendered students to use the bathroom or locker room of their choice, and that failure to do so would amount to discrimination. The letter also told schools they must protect transgendered rights to play on sports teams that do not align with their biological gender. The administration said federal funding could be withheld from schools that do not follow the directive.

Republican lawmakers told the Examiner their offices have been flooded with calls and emails from constituents demanding Congress use their “power of the purse,” to defund the new requirement.

“My constituents are mad as heck that the president has tried to take this action,” said Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a large, conservative faction of the GOP.Picture1

Flores collected dozens of House GOP signatures on a letter sent to Obama this week demanding clarification and further details about the guidance. The questions they asked include “why schools must disregard privacy, discomfort and emotional strain imposed on other students during use of bathroom, showering and changing facilities and overnight accommodations.”

Flores demanded a reply by May 30.Picture2

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., dodged a question on whether House Republicans should go even further and use the appropriations process to stop the rule’s implementation. “This should be left up to the states, and the federal government ought to respect that,” Ryan said Thursday.stupid

While the GOP is still searching for the right response, Sessions said Congress may ultimately end up trying to defund the directive.

“Congress can pass legislation in the House and the Senate and take it to the president and say, ‘we disagree with you,'” Sessions said. But with Obama likely to veto such a bill, Sessions said, “a more likely scenario,” involved defunding it during the appropriations process.

Republicans have typically used the annual appropriations bills to insert policy provision that otherwise would never receive a presidential signature, such as banning taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. These provisions end up passing because they’re attached to “must-pass” spending legislation.

And while Democrats often oppose these policy measures in spending bills, the widespread backlash against the directive may lessen their opposition, Sessions said.

A CBS/New York Times poll found more people believe transgendered persons should use the bathroom that aligns with their biological gender, rather than the gender with which they identify, by a margin of 46 percent to 41 percent. Sessions said those numbers give Republicans confidence they can fight Obama with most of the public on their side.

“I’d love to see all the Democrats get behind the president on this issue,” Sessions said.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


waving flagObama regrets that Partisan Rancor is much worse since he took office.

URL of the original posting site: http://comicallyincorrect.com/2016/01/15/obama-regrets

 

Obama Regrets

Political Cartoon by A.F.Branco ©2016.

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Obama intent to toughen gun laws, with or without Congress’ help


Mourners placed ribbons in memory of the nine people killed at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last Wednesday. The incident has renewed passions on all sides of the debate on gun rights and concealed carry laws. (associated press)
Mourners placed ribbons in memory of the nine people killed at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last Wednesday. The incident has renewed passions on all sides of the debate on gun rights and concealed carry laws. (associated … more >
In the wake of the shooting deaths at a black church in South Carolina, President Obama sounded as if he has abandoned gun control laws, but his administration is steadily pursuing a wide variety of gun regulations through executive action.

At the state level, gun control advocates are advancing gun regulations in at least 31 legislatures.

Gun rights groups point out that the administration is pushing several restrictions at the Justice Department, ranging from rules on gun storage and high-powered pistols to a renewed effort to prohibit gun ownership by people who have been convicted of domestic abuse.

“Without a doubt, President Obama is making good on his promise to use his ‘phone’ and his ‘pen’ to circumvent Congress and the will of the American people,” said the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action in a statement prior to the church shootings in Charleston. It said Mr. Obama’s attempt “to act unilaterally on gun control is a real and continuing threat to Second Amendment liberties.”tyrants

obama- Marxist tyrantIn late May, the Justice Department said it plans to issue regulations expanding the criteria for barring certain people from gun ownership. The disclosure was in the administration’s Unified Agenda, a semiannual publication of proposed rules that the government intends to implement. For example, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking to prohibit the mentally ill from owning firearms and wants to finalize a rule by November to block domestic abusers from owning guns. The proposal pertaining to domestic abuse has been considered periodically since the Clinton administrationPicture1

The ATF proposed a rule earlier this year to ban “M855 green tip” rifle ammo, but withdrew the proposal in March after an outpouring of opposition from gun owners and the manufacturing industry. While the NRA’s lobbying arm said the details of various proposals in the Unified Agenda “are indeed alarming the collection itself is actually a welcome (and rare) bit of transparency” from the administration. “Browsing the Unified Agenda can give Americans a better idea of what federal agencies are doing, plan to do, or have been trying to do but have not yet finished,” the group said.

The administrative actions on guns are taking place even as the president complains with visible frustration about the failure of his gun control efforts. In several comments about the church massacre, Mr. Obama chided Americans for the availability of guns but said the political climate in Washington leaves him essentially powerless to move any new gun laws through Congress. “The politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now,” Mr. Obama said. “Once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. At some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”culture of deciet

A spokesman for Gun Owners of America said last week that Mr. Obama was overlooking recent gun massacres in other countries, such as the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in France, the Anders Breivik murders in Norway in 2011 that left 77 dead and a mass shooting in England in 2010. The group said concealed carry laws could have helped to prevent those attacks and the one in South Carolina. “In each of these cases, the armed perpetrators ignored strict gun control laws in acquiring and carrying their weapons,” said GOA spokesman Erich Pratt. “One of the biggest problems at [the] South Carolina church is that the potential victims were disarmed by law.”Picture2

Mr. Pratt said in the Palmetto State, a concealed carry permit holder can carry a firearm in places of worship with permission from a church official. “Unfortunately, the pastor [the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed] was an anti-gun activist,” he said. “As a state senator, the pastor had voted against concealed carry. But the president completely misses all of this. He ignores the fact that this was yet another example where a massacre took place in a ‘Gun Free Zone.’”gun free zone Smart-power-600-LA

Gun control activists say such laws won’t help, pointing to studies such as one by the Harvard School of Public Health indicating that “where there are more guns, both men and women are at higher risk for homicide, particularly firearm homicide.”

The president’s assessment of Capitol Hill is widely shared: Gun rights groups say Congress is more pro-gun than at any time in recent memory.

The NRA said the appropriations bill for Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies approved by the House this month contained several pro-gun measures, including;

  • an amendment to bar the ATF’s “discretion to arbitrarily reclassify ammunition for political reasons”;

  • a prohibition on the use of federal funds for “Operation Choke Point,” a program that curtails some gun shops’ access to banking services;

  • a prohibition on the use of funds to maintain any record or gun registry on multiple rifle or shotgun sales to law-abiding citizens;

  • and a prohibition on the use of funds for collecting data regarding a person’s race or ethnicity when purchasing a firearm.

“All show Congress asserting its role as the peoples’ representatives against a president and administrative state that has embarked on a lawless crusade to suppress the right to keep and bear arms,” the NRA said.

Mr. Obama hasn’t sought major new gun laws since the Senate blocked the administration’s proposal in 2013 to impose background checks on guns sales after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. “We commenced a significant lobbying campaign to Congress, and we fell short,” said White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz. Congress fell short.” Advocates for stricter gun laws say that’s because too many lawmakers are beholden to the gun industry. “The bottom line is Congress has failed to act because it’s filled with too many craven and irresponsible lap dogs for the corporate gun lobby,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in a statement to The Washington Times. “They hide behind deceptive and dangerous rhetoric and sell out the safety of the people they are supposed to represent.”Criminals and Dictators Gun Control Supporters cropped

After previous mass shootings, Mr. Obama usually spoke about the need for gun control action in vague terms. Last week he sharpened his rhetoric, saying in America “it remains far too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on a gun.” Law enforcement officials say suspect Dylann Roof purchased the weapon used in the shooting at a gun shop in Charleston.Liberalism a mental disorder 2

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry criticized the president for his anti-gun rhetoric. “This is the M.O. of this administration. Anytime No-weapons-590there is an accident like this, the president is clear [that] he doesn’t like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity — this being another one — to basically go parrot that message,” Mr. Perry said. Mr. Perry, a Republican, was criticized himself for referring to the church massacre as an “accident.”

Another 2016 presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, weighed in on the issue Friday by telling supporters that he is “pissed” by congressional inaction on guns. “I’m pissed that after working hard in the state of Maryland to pass real gun control — laws that banned high-magazine weapons, increased licensing standards and required fingerprinting for handgun purchasers — Congress continues to drop the ball,” Mr. O’Malley wrote in an email. Mr. Gross, of the Brady Campaign, said Americans should be pressuring Congress more to enact new gun laws. “It’s up to the American people to make their voices heard and hold elected officials accountable,” he said. “Legislation to expand Brady background checks to online and gun show sales is sitting on the desks of members of Congress. That legislation would not prevent every tragedy, but it would make us all significantly safer by preventing guns from falling into dangerous hands every day. Yet Congress has done nothing.”So making guns illegal

With scant prospect of new gun laws in Congress, gun control groups are taking their fight to state legislatures. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence said the most prevalent efforts at the state level this year are bills that would;

  • bar domestic abusers from owning firearms (19 states),
  • would require background checks on private gun sales (11 states),
  • would impose stricter regulations on gun storage (13 states)
  • and would allow families or law enforcement officials to seek gun-violence protective orders for people who are deemed a threat to themselves or others (nine states).

“The states are sending a loud and clear message to Congress: It’s time to finish the job and save lives by expanding Brady background checks to all gun sales,” Mr. Gross said.

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Obama Admin Seeks to Repeal Second Amendment Apart from Congress Via Executive Order


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The Obama administration is preparing new, unconstitutional gun regulations. The Department of Justice, headed by newly confirmed, property grabbing, racist Loretta Lynch is working on “more than a dozen” new gun regulations that will be sought to be implemented by November completely apart from Congress. Other regulations will be attempted by the end of the Obama administration.

The Hill reports:

The regulations range from new restrictions on high-powered pistols to gun storage requirements. Chief among them is a renewed effort to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable or have been convicted of domestic abuse.

Gun safety advocates have been calling for such reforms since the Sandy Hook school shooting nearly three years ago in Newtown, Conn. They say keeping guns away from dangerous people is of primary importance.


The Justice Department plans to issue new rules expanding criteria for people who do not qualify for gun ownership, according to the recently released Unified Agenda, which is a list of rules that federal agencies are developing.

Some of the rules come in response to President Obama’s call to reduce gun violence in the wake of Sandy Hook. He issued 23 executive actions shortly after the shooting aimed at keeping guns away from dangerous people, and some of those items remain incomplete. 

That’s not all. Gun Owners of America‘s Michael Hammond warned that the above reference to “criteria” could bar someone from owning a gun “who spanked his kid, or yelled at his wife, or slapped her husband.” “The Obama administration is trying very hard to disqualify people from owning a gun on the basis that they are seeing a psychologist,” he added.

As for the mental health, I have been warning “conservatives” since before the time of Sandy Hook not to fall for that line of thinking George Washington regarding 2nd Amandment with border and logobecause, again, no authority has been given to the feds to restrict arms in any way (Yeah, I know I sound like a broken record, but this is part of the problem of arguing about something that is unconstitutional without bringing in the Constitution to stop the debate.).

At least now the NRA gets it and recognizes such measures are “snares [for] masses of mostly harmless individuals.”

“Not only is this unjust and stigmatizing, it creates disincentives for those who need mental health treatment to seek it, increasing whatever risks are associated with untreated mental illness,” the NRA said.

Let’s get one thing straight. I don’t care how many people are calling on the federal government to regulate guns, they have never been given authority to do so. Furthermore, since Congress is the legislative body, not the Executive Branch, then neither the President nor the Justice Department has any authority to write the law as they see fit. 

National Association for Gun Rights’ Vice President of Political Affairs Luke O’Dell said, “It’s clear President Obama is beginning his final assault on our Second Amendment rights by forcing his anti-gun agenda on honest, law-abiding citizens through executive force.”

If you recall, following the Sandy Hook shooting Barack Obama came out in classic taqiyyah-style and claimed to be able to “respect the Second Amendment” while at the same time ignoring and undermining it.

“We can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale,” he said.20

No, Obama, you cannot. As soon as you write and enforce executive orders on a subject which you have not been given authority over, Criminals and Dictatorsyou are not respecting the Second Amendment. You are breaking the law, and as such, you should be impeached, then charges should be brought against you for breaking the law and a just punishment rendered.

However, Congress is of no help in this matter. We have too many would-be leaders running around more concerned with their sound bytes and political fundraisers than engaging in impeachment.

This move by the Obama administration has absolutely nothing to do with stopping crime. In fact, their fingerprints are all over the crimes in Baltimore and Ferguson, as well as a plethora of crimes in Washington, from Operation Fast and Furious (Talk about keeping guns out of criminals hands… this administration was placing them in their hands!) to the IRS being used as a political weapon against political dissent, to Benghazi and Extortion 17.Gun Control Supporters cropped

Complicit in all of this will be the unconstitutional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), whose fast track to ban the highly popular M855 “green tips” ammunition was immediately pushed back against by the American people, which later Democrats wanted to revive. With or without Congress, these would be unconstitutional as the Second Amendment is clear that the rights of the people to keep and bear arms are not to be infringed. For those who don’t understand English, that also includes regulations.dont-tread-on-me

Additionally, we have these ten Republican senators for putting a constitution violator in the position of Attorney General: Kelly Ayotte (NH), Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Susan Collins (ME), Jeff Flake (AZ), Mark Kirk (IL), Rob Portman (OH), Thad Cochran (MS), Ron Johnson (WI) and Mitch McConnell (KY).Second Amendment freedom combo 2

Obama: Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans


Posted by Neil Munro, White House Correspondent, 11/25/2014

URL of Original Posting Site: http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/25/obama-americans-have-no-right-to-favor-americans/

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“The only Americans who can legitimately object to immigration are native Indian-Americans,” President Barack Obama told his Chicago audience Nov. 24, as he made an impassioned ideological plea for endless immigration, cultural diversity and a big government to manage the resulting multicultural society.

“There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama said, rhetorically dismissing the right of 300 million actual Americans to decide who can live in their homeland.Liberalism a mental disorder

Americans should not favor other Americans over foreigners, Obama demanded. “Sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently… that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration,” he said in the face of many polls showing rising opposition to his immigration agenda.

Obama denied any moral or practical distinction between native-born Americans and future migrants. “Whether we cross the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we all shared one thing, and that’s the hope that America would be the place where we could believe as we choose… and that the law would be enforced equally for everybody, regardless of what you look like or what your last name was,” said the president.Liberalism a mental disorder

“That’s the ideal that binds us all together. That’s what’s at stake when we have conversations about immigration,” he declared.

Obama did indicate his approval for some measures to exclude illegal immigrants, even as he works to amnesty 12 million illegals stage-by-stage.  His current amnesty “doesn’t apply to anyone who has come to this country recently, or might come illegally in the future, because borders do mean something,” he said.obama-liar4-266x189

In Japan, however, where the government allows little immigration, “they don’t have problems with certain folks being discriminated against because mostly everybody is Japanese,” Obama admitted.

Currently, one million immigrants are accepted each year. That inflow brings in roughly one immigrant for every four Americans who turn 18 each year, even though wages and the number of native-born Americans with jobs have both flatlined since 2000 amid increasing competition from migrants, stalled productivity, accelerating technology and changing trade patterns.

Obama’s speech was a defense of his Nov. 21 unilateral effort to roll back enforcement of immigration law.

That action freezes the enforcement of immigration law against 12 million illegals now in the country and also against every new migrant who makes it over the border. The edict also awards work-permits to roughly four million illegal immigrants, and puts them on a fast-track to citizenship. It also sharply increases the annual inflow of 650,000 guest workers for blue-collar and white-collar jobs sought by Americans. Obama’s speech did not mention the unpopular work permits or the fast-track to citizenship.

Numerous polls show Americans want to reduce or stabilize immigration, and also oppose Obama’s immigration policies by a factor of two-to-one, three-to-one or even four-to-one. On Nov. 4, 66 percent of Oregon’s voters —- including many Democratic voters — struck down a law granting drivers’ license to illegals.

In his Nov. 25 speech, Obama downplayed the existence and interests of native-born Americans as he championed the arrival of many non-English speaking students in Chicago schools. “Chicago has always been a city of immigrants, and that’s still true,” he declared, while adding that “you go to the public schools around here and you got 50, 60, 70 different languages being spoken.”com 01

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In fact, Chicago and the United States is overwhelmingly populated by native-born Americans who work, live and learn best in stable neighborhoods and classrooms. Nationwide, five out of six people in the U.S are native-born.

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But more jobs doesn’t mean more wages for Americans. Since 2000, median wages have stalled and the number of native-born Americans with jobs has remained flat amid the annual arrival of roughly one million legal immigrants, 650,000 guest workers and millions of illegals.

The award of work permits to four million illegals will provide more revenues for government, Obama said. But he ignored the likely $2 trillion cost of providing U.S. welfare and social services to the migrants, who average a 10th grade education.

The migrants “will boost wages for American-born workers,” he said, without mentioning that his aides estimated the increase to be worth only $170 per year for each working American, 10 years after his planned amnesty. That estimate is based on many assumptions, including claims that migrant workers will not usually compete against Americans for better jobs, and that the migrants will earn more money because of government intervention.Liberalism a mental disorder

His forecast of a $170 per year gain claim also ignores evidence that more immigrant workers can swamp the labor market and drive down wages for Americans. That labor-supply reality is accepted by his top economic adviser.

But Obama was far more passionate when making his ideological argument for mass immigration.

Deportations of illegals who have children in the United States “breaks up families… it is heartbreaking, it is not right,” he said. “We’re not a nation that kicks out strivers… we find ways to welcome people, fellow human beings, children of God, into he fold, and harness their talents.”com 02

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The Statue of Liberty doesn’t have its back to the world, he said, trying to portray the monument as a colossal invitation to migrants. In fact, the statue was designed as a “Light to the World” that would show foreigners how Americans use their constitution and liberty to govern themselves without kings or emperors.group imperial obama

The many immigrants who arrive have to be treated equally under the law, Obama said, segueing into his progressive agenda.

“Sometimes that’s hard to do, and it is worthwhile, it is worth doing,” he said.

Obama’s praise for mass immigration reflects his long-standing belief that migrants can join with Africans-Americans, under the guidance of the progressives who run the Democratic Party, to win political power and wealth from Americans.com 03

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That hope, however, was frustrated by economic competition between Americans and migrants, he wrote.

“The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted. “If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole…. [but] it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”Cloward Pevin with explanation

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HOW CONVENIENT: Obama to Grant Amnesty on Mexican Revolution Day


Posted by Doug Giles of Clash Daily / Posted on November 20, 2014

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Washington Post warns Dems: What happens when President Cruz uses Obama’s unilateral precedent?


Posted at 8:31 am on November 18, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

URL of Original Posting Site: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/11/18/wapo-warns-obama-what-happens-when-president-cruz-uses-your-unilateral-precedent/

Imperial President ObamaThe Washington Post’s dystopian fantasy provides a certain amount of amusement, since anyone who follows Ted Cruz for any length of time would know that this approach would be antithetical to his concept of constitutional government and the rule of law. It’s still useful as both a way to take the temperature of the center-left as it becomes more frightened of its allies than its opponents, and a measure of the split developing on that side of the political spectrum as Barack Obama becomes unmoored from constitutional checks on power:

DEMOCRATS URGING President Obama to “go big” in his executive order on immigration might pause to consider the following scenario:

It is 2017. Newly elected President Ted Cruz (R) insists he has won a mandate to repeal Obamacare. The Senate, narrowly back in Democratic hands, disagrees. Mr. Cruz instructs the Internal Revenue Service not to collect a fine from anyone who opts out of the individual mandate to buy health insurance, thereby neutering a key element of the program. It is a matter of prosecutorial discretion, Mr. Cruz explains; tax cheats are defrauding the government of billions, and he wants the IRS to concentrate on them. Of course, he is willing to modify his order as soon as Congress agrees to fix what he considers a “broken” health system.

That is not a perfect analogy to Mr. Obama’s proposed action on immigration. But it captures the unilateral spirit that Mr. Obama seems to have embraced since Republicans swept to victory in the midterm elections. He is vowing to go it alone on immigration. On Iran, he is reportedly designing an agreement that he need not bring to Congress. He already has gone that route on climate change with China.

Executive ordersThe issue isn’t Obama’s upcoming abuse of power as much as it is that the next Republican will abuse it in the same way. The Post’s editorial board supports Obama’s position on immigration reform, as they state in the editorial, and they’re probably not all that unhappy with the agreement with China. They are not usually fans of Obama’s foreign policy and resistance to accountability, but otherwise support the current administration’s policies, and usually its approach.

That much is apparent in the rest of the editorial. It treats the lack of bipartisanship as something that is a more recent development in the Obama administration, and Barack Obama as someone naturally inclined toward bipartisanship with his statement three years ago to immigration activists that he had to work through Congress to achieve reform. That, however, was an excuse Obama gave to shrug off an uncomfortable truth: Obama could have gotten immigration reform passed easily in the first two years of his presidency. That had a significant amount of support among Republican caucuses, especially in the Senate, and Obama could have gotten that bipartisan agreement on his terms, thanks to Democratic control of Congress.

kingobamafingerconstitution-300x204How did Obama use those two years? He rammed through three Democratic legislative projects that the GOP vehemently opposed: Dodd-Frank, ObamaCare, and the stimulus bill with the supposed “shovel-ready jobs” that Obama later admitted never existed. Democrats locked the GOP out of the crafting of the stimulus bill; when Republican leaders complained to Obama, he replied, “I won.” That was in February 2009, just days after taking office. The track record of Democratic triumphalism on ObamaCare speaks for itself, except for the parts where Jonathan Gruber now speaks for it a lot more honestly than Democrats ever did. Gruber proves that the rank and file Democrats that the Post attempts to warn here are pretty comfortable with the ends-justify-the-means approach, at least until it becomes obvious.

Yes, Democrats should worry about what Republicans might do with precedents for abuse of power, but it’s doubtful that they care at this point. It would have been far more useful if the Washington Post’s editorial board had concerned itself from the beginning about precedents on executive authority and unilateralism when it came to policies the Post liked more than their concern over Republicans who opposed them.

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Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares ‘Surge’ Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs


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Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”

The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.

“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.

Imperial President ObamaThe agency is buying the materials need to construct both Permanent Residency Cards (PRC), commonly known as green cards, as well as Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) cards which have been used to implement President Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program. The RFP does not specify how many of each type of card would be issued.

Jessica Vaughan, an immigration expert at the Center for Immigration Studies and former State Department official, said the document suggests a new program of remarkable breadth.

The RFP “seems to indicate that the president is contemplating an enormous executive action that is even more expansive than the plan that Congress rejected in the ‘Gang of Eight’ bill,” Vaughan said.

Last year, Vaughan reviewed the Gang of Eight’s provisions to estimate that it would have roughly doubled legal immigration. In the “surge” scenario of this RFP, even the relatively high four million cards per year would be more than doubled, meaning that even on its own terms, the agency is preparing for a huge uptick of 125 percent its normal annual output.

It’s not unheard of for federal agencies to plan for contingencies, but the request specifically explains that the obama-border-is-open-378x257surge is related to potential changes in immigration policy.

“The Contractor shall demonstrate the capability to support potential ‘surge’ in PRC and EAD card demand for up to 9M cards during the initial period of performance to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements,” the document says.

A year ago, such a plan might have been attributed to a forthcoming immigration bill. Now, following the summer’s border crisis, the chances of such a new law are extremely low, giving additional credence to the possibility the move is in preparation for an executive amnesty by Obama.

Even four million combined green cards and EADs is a significant number, let alone the “surge” contemplated by USCIS. For instance, in the first two years after Obama unilaterally enacted DACA, about 600,000 people were approved by USCIS under the program. Statistics provided by USCIS on its website show that the entire agency had processed 862,000 total EADs in 2014 as of June.

Vaughan said EADs are increasingly coming under scrutiny as a tool used by the Obama administration to provide legalization for groups of illegal aliens short of full green card status.

In addition to providing government approval to work for illegal aliens, EADs also cost significantly less in fees to acquire, about $450 compared to more than $1000. In many states, EADs give aliens rights to social services and the ability to obtain drivers’ licenses.

Vaughan noted there are currently about 4.5 million individuals waiting for approval for the green cards having followed immigration law and obtained sponsorships from relatives in the U.S. or otherwise, less than the number of id cards contemplated by the USCIS “surge.”

USCIS officials did not provide additional information about the RFP by press time.

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Exclusive–Jeff Sessions: No Senator Should Vote for Holder Replacement Who Doesn’t ‘Firmly Reject’ Executive Amnesty


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Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told Breitbart News exclusively that the replacement for the outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder should publicly “firmly reject” President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty, or every U.S. Senator should vote against him or her.

In a Thursday evening statement, Sessions said:

The Attorney General is the top law enforcement position in government. But Mr. Holder’s DOJ has taken numerous actions that have weakened the rule of law in America, and none more dramatically than his political actions that have undermined the immigration laws of the United States. Amazingly, he declared amnesty to be a “civil right” for individuals who entered or remained illegally in the country. Behind the back of the American people, the Justice Department negotiated an agreement with the ACLU to allow deported illegal immigrants to return to the U.S. He reduced prosecutions of illegal immigrants required by the proven Operation Streamline program. He is using tax dollars to provide lawyers for unlawful immigrants. And the President has stated that he is depending on the Attorney General, along with Homeland Security Secretary, to advise him on developing and implementing an executive amnesty.executive order

Sessions noted that the Senate Democrats have played as a team to protect Obama’s planned executive amnesty—something the president delayed until after the upcoming midterm election so as to not hurt vulnerable Senate Democrats seeking re-election—but if the president carries through with his plans it would cause an even greater surge in illegal immigration.

“This illegal executive amnesty—which the Senate Democrat Caucus has worked together to protect—would destroy immigration enforcement in America,” Sessions said. “It would wipe away the moral authority for our immigration laws and invite a flood of new illegal immigration.”

For those reasons, Sessions said every U.S. Senator should oppose that nominee unless the forthcoming nominee to replace Holder explicitly rejects Obama’s planned executive immigration actions.

“We need someone at the Department of Justice who will restore fidelity to our national laws and boundaries,” Sessions said. “No Senator should vote to confirm anyone to this position who does not firmly reject the President’s planned executive amnesty—or any other scheme to circumvent our nation’s immigration laws—and who does not pledge to serve the laws and people of the United States.”

With Sessions throwing down the gauntlet like this, this type of a pledge against voting for any attorney general nominee who doesn’t explicitly and publicly reject Obama’s planned executive amnesty as a Holder replacement could become a wedge issue in the final 40 days of the 2014 midterm election season. phones

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Conservative Activist: Obama-Loving Liberals are Too-Far Gone to Have Rational Discussions


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obama-border-is-open-378x257All across America, there remains a divide amongst Americans. Democrats continue to push for amnesty for illegal immigrants, moderate Republicans seek permission to cave to Democrat demands and Tea Partiers and other assorted conservatives who value the rule of law demand a plan to halt illegal immigration- a plan that does not reward those who came here in violation of our laws. 
 
On Thursday, TPNN’s Tim Constantine spoke Dutch Martin of the black conservative group, Project 21, and discussed the debate raging over illegal immigration in America.
 
Martin is married to an immigrant who immigrated to the United States legally and blasted the Obama Administration and those calling for Immigration-Piperblanket amnesty, saying, “[They’re] spitting on my wife’s naturalization certificate and every other foreign-born naturalized citizen who played by the rules and became legal residents and naturalized American citizens. It’s basically a slap in the face to them.”
 
Martin explained that his wife was furious when she discovered that Obama hopes to grant amnesty to those who came here illegally. “They should play by the rules like I did,” Martin recalled her saying. Martin noted that his wife, who served as a paralegal and with suburb professional qualifications, had to jump through hoops to immigrate legally as the Obama Administration welcomes in gang members and other nefarious types from Central and South America.
 
Constantine explained that he was a staunch supporter of legal immigration, but Martin countered that when one tries to explain the distinction, it’s a non-starter for liberals who are guided by zealotry and blind dogma.
 
“You’re trying to have a rational discussion with liberals. I would rather bang by head up against a brick wall rather than try to have a rational discussion with liberals… because you cannot, I repeat, you cannot reason with them. They are zombies; they are so drunk off [Obama’s} Kool-Aid, it’s repulsive.”Never Argue Group
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About those Executive Orders…


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White House Press Secretary: ‘We’re Not Just Going to Sit Around and Wait’ for Congress to Write Laws


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President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

During an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration was getting impatient with Congress.Tyranney Alert

“[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained. “We’ve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.”

“In other words, MORE TYRANNY. Now he isn’t hiding it. He is proud of the fact that he thinks himself King Obama, and doers not have to answer to the Constitution.” JB

Earnest added that, although Obama was exploring executive action, it was Eagle Really on immigration reform.

“That’s why we’re trying to focus on getting that done,” he concluded.

Obama has been heavily criticized after his 2012 executive decision to defer the deportations of some young illegal immigrants, which critics argue was a key incentive for more children to cross the border illegally.

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Martial Law: The Regime’s End Game?


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WarningMartialLawNowInEffectSigns_zps2f3548b3“Soft tyranny,” was first coined by Alexander de Tocqueville in “Democracy in America”Trigger the Vote as: “Whenever the social conditions of a particular community hinder any prospect of hope among its members.” Some differentiate “soft” tyranny from “hard” or Stalin-esque tyranny as being bloodless. But life can be extinguished without a drop of blood being spilled.

Wikipedia states that some historians describe a “soft” tyranny by the conditions that bring it about, citing 18th century France: “The most obvious area in which soft tyranny affects people occurs with their fiscal situation…the price of bread…increased to the point where common peasants could not afford to purchase it on a daily basis…violence in the form of rioting emerged as a consequence…which can…disrupt and eventually unravel an entire socio-economic order.” 21st century America is closing in on those conditions.

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On Wednesday, InvestmentWatch reported that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of meat, chicken, eggs and fish had risen to an all-time high. The phrase to note in describing the cost of feeding oneself and one’s family is “all-time high.” When the BLS first began tracking food costs in 1967, the index figure was 38.1. In May of 2013, during Obama’s “recovery,” it had risen to 234.572. By May of 2014, the figure reached a staggering 252.832, an unthinkable 7.7% increase in food costs in one year.

InvestmentWatch cited the BLS conclusion that gas prices are now at a six-year high: “The jump in crude, driven by concern that the crisis in Iraq will disrupt supplies, may boost pump prices by 10 cents a gallon at a time when they normally drop…” Who is responsible for the situation in Iraq? A little-reported item was published in Maclean’s on Wednesday. Canada has conditionally approved the Northern Gateway project which would eliminate necessity for the Keystone pipeline. Crude would now run directly from Alberta to the Canadian coastline, for overseas export. The Lyin’ King shelved the Keystone project long enough to make it a moot point: “Queen’s University energy policy expert Warren Mabee says…‘Keystone obama-liar4-266x189XL is caught up in politics. President Obama does not want to move in either direction at this point. He’d rather keep it boiling on the back burner as long as he can.’”

On June 6 the BLS also asserted that 6.3% of America’s labor force, or 9.8 million people, were unemployed. This did not take into account those that had been jettisoned from unemployment rolls, left the workforce or were forced into part-time work through the loss of full-time positions. A Gallup poll in 2013, countered the regime’s falsified math. Gallup’s numbers indicated that unemployment was worse, 8.6%. And that was a year ago.Tyranney Alert

In 2012 Obama signed an Executive Order that is now all-but forgotten. FOX News reported then: “President Obama’s signature on an executive order…updates presidential authority to take control over national defense resources in time of emergency…The executive order…says any other previously issued orders or rulings by previous presidents shall remain in effect unless they are inconsistent with the new order…The purpose of the order…is to make sure the U.S. is prepared to mobilize technological and industrial resources ‘capable of meeting national defense requirements’…in peacetime and in times of national emergency.’” Ostensibly put into place because tension with Iran was hotting up, current conditions put this “update” in a new light.police_state

None of the scandals, Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, the VA debacle, the Bergdahl trade for five Guantanamo terrorists, the tsunami of illegal children “spontaneously” flooding the borders and the current return of significant portions of Iraq to terrorist control, are the result of administrative one-offs; it is crucial to recognize that everything is the result of intentional, presidential policy. As a result, a theory to consider may just be that Obama is trying to force a public, on the verge of desperation because of Legislative fecklessness, to act. Martial law would go a long way toward putting a cast on his so-called “lame duck” presidency.

Federal Departments have been siphoning up ordnance for almost two years, with very little attention called to it by the media or Congress. Cloward PivenForbes reported that the Department of Homeland Security purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in 2013. They were joined by such unlikely entities as the USPS, Social Security Administration, IRS, Department of Education, HHS and even The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Bureau of Land Management did everything in its power to gin up armed confrontation with Cliven Bundy. The BLM used confiscation and destruction of Bundy’s cattle, overt threats involving their use of weapons and making promises of lethal force against the Bundy family. Support for Bundy came from many states and peacefully defied government forces. Had Bundy’s supporters opened fire it would have given the regime a free hand to launch martial law as defined by Executive order.

There is no quicker way to consign an idea to ignominy than to posit what could be construed as a conspiracy theory. But, when six years of presidential policies alone results in the unprecedented grinding of an entire nation into the dirt, perhaps it’s time for wishful thinkers to stop pretending that the Emperor is swathed in sartorial splendor and that he is, instead, naked. Preferably before our soft tyranny gets very, very hard.

Then it will be too late.

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Ex-border agents: Immigrant flood ‘orchestrated’


An organization of former Border Patrol agents Wednesday charged that the federal government, under the administration of President Obama, is deliberately arranging for a flood of immigrant children to arrive in America for political purposes.

“This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes,” said the statement released by the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.

“Certainly, we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor Central American children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States government,” the officers said.

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“Anyone that has taken two six- to seven-year-old children to an amusement park can only imagine the problems associated with bringing thousands of unaccompanied children that age up through Mexico and into the United States.”

Republicans are blaming Obama’s immigration policies for enticing the illegals, particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program launched in 2012, which recently was renewed.

More than 33,000 have been caught in Texas alone over the last eight months, the report said, overwhelming Border Patrol capabilities.

A federal judge even concluded the White House “has simply chosen not to enforce … border security laws.”

FoxNews.com reported this week Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer calls the situation a “creation” of the federal government, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., assigned blame for the “calamity” to Obama.

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Fox News reported it had obtained a memo from an official with Customs and Border Protection who said the current policies are serving as an incentive for illegal aliens to sneak into the U.S.

“If the U.S. government fails to deliver adequate consequences to deter aliens from attempting to illegally enter the U.S., the result will be an even greater increase in the rate of recidivism and first-time illicit entries,” said Ronald Vitiello, a deputy Border Patrol chief.

Officials say among Obama’s policies that are attracting illegals is his instructions for “deferred action” for young illegals. Recently, the Resist Amnestyfederal government said it was hunting for lawyers to provide legal help to children who are in the U.S. illegally.

The White House is asking for $1.4 billion more for the illegal-alien children, which by some estimates will grow to 150,000 next year.

The former Border Patrol agents said the campaign is a “political deception,” and the responsibility rests with the political leaders who support “a path to citizenship, regularization or any other form of amnesty for illegal aliens before providing for full protections for national security (jobs and economy) and public safety (the right of the people to be secure in their property and person).”

The officers argue that the non-enforcement of immigration laws is “the next step in becoming a failed state.”

“Yes, our leaders are guilty. However, we are responsible because it is the American voter [who] has placed untrustworthy people in positions of power and kept them there when they have clearly demonstrated that they have violated that public trust.’

“These successful con artists are well dressed, attractive and charming,” the statement said.A Service Member

The officers even questioned whether “this heartless criminal exploitation of Central American infants and children [will] finally awaken Americans to the ruse being foisted upon them by their government, the media and other interested parties.”

“Has America lost her ability to stand up against the tyrants and do what is right rather than what is easy? Obviously, this administration thinks you are as corrupt as they are and will vote them back into office or these young children would not be streaming into America to tug at your hearts and empty your heads of reason,” the statement said.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest this week said the Federal Emergency Management Agency is leading an effort to respond to the illegal alien children arriving in the U.S. He said many are “escaping abuse or persecution” and are being sent to locations in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Democrats to GOP: You Have Until August to Pass Amnesty… or Else


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Clearly violating the separation of powers between the governmental branches, Democrat lawmakers have instructed Speaker of the House John Boehner to pass immigration reform before August, but have also issued a looming ultimatum of dubious legality; Boehner is to pass the legislation or else President Obama will act unilaterally. Tyranney Alert

Furthermore, the Democrats have maintained that they will not accept incremental reforms, but are demanding a thorough immigration reform package by August… or else.

“Here is the bottom line,” Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer said. “They have about a six-week window, from June 10 after the last Republican primary till the August recess. If they don’t pass immigration reform then, the president will have no choice but to act on his own.” 

“I don’t know about you, but I do not respond well when being threatened. Why would Speaker of the House John Boehner accept it? The utter arrogance that the Left now have. They no longer are hiding their tyrannical foundations. Now it’s no longer any effort to find points of agreement. Now it is tyrannical threats and ultimatums.” JB

Resist AmnestyOf course, the assertion that the president would have “no choice but to act on his own” is a little misleading. For example, the president could accept that the sole purpose of the legislative body is not to advance his legislative agenda and could respect the boundaries of his office.
“We are not going to go along with minor fixes that fail to address the huge systematic problems of our immigration system today,” Schumer continued.
While Democrats point to Republicans as the cause of delay on immigration reform, Speaker Boehner has continually reiterated a point that appears obvious to conservatives: President Obama simply cannot be trusted to enforce our laws. Any legislation passed that includes an ounce of enforcement mandates would almost certainly be selectively enforced at a time when the Obama Administration has become increasingly selective with what laws they will, or will not, enforce.

In a Republic such as ours, it is wholly inappropriate to issue ultimatums that promise unilateral action on the part of the president when the legislative body does not act in accordance with his wishes.

It seems Democrats will have a tough time convincing Republicans that President Obama respects the rule of law when his alternative to GOP resistance is unilateral tyranny.
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Schumer Blames Rep. Steve King for Blocking Immigration Reform


http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/schumer-blames-rep-steve-king-blocking-immigration-reform

May 14, 2014 – 11:42 AM

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) (AP File Photo)Obamabot

 

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday named Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) as the main Republican impediment to “immigration reform” in the House of Representatives.

It’s the second time in two weeks that Schumer has demonized King for opposing amnesty for 11 million people who came to this country illegally.

“It is time for the House Republican leadership to decide whether they stand with the majority of the American people and the supposed majority of their conference, or if they’re really going to let Steve King continue to dictate the policy of the Republican Party on immigration. Just to be clear, right now Steve King is winning,” Schumer said.

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Schumer also set an August deadline for House Republicans to pass an immigration bill; and he said if nothing is done by then, President Obama “would be more than justified” in making “whatever changes he feels necessary” to fix the system for people who are “unfairly burdened.”

“Allow me to interpret; If you Republicans don’t go along with what we want, how we want it, and when we want it, we’ll get Emperor Obama to just change the law Himself and force our Socialist approach down your throats.” Got it” JB

In a speech on the Senate floor, Schumer said it’s been 320 days since the Senate passed an immigration reform bill, but House Republicans have done nothing except hand the gavel to “far-right extremists like Steve King.”

Schumer said Republicans must act between early June and the August recess: “If immigration reform is not passed during this window, Republicans will have to admit that Steve King controls the Republican Party platform on immigration. If nothing happens during this window, it is clear that this has occurred because Steve King calls the shots and he has won the immigration debate among the House Republicans.”Tyranney Alert

And if Republicans don’t act before the midterm election, “the president would be more than justified in acting any time after recess begins to take whatever changes he feels necessary to make our immigration system work better for those unfairly burdened by our broken laws. If House Republicans refuse to act, it is incumbent on all of us to look at all the areas where we can act administratively….”

Rep. King says he is fighting to preserve the rule of law. “Why would we reward people for breaking our laws?” he asked in April. “Rewarding law breakers produces more law breakers.”

“Rewarding law breakers produces more law breakers.” Representative Peter King (R-NY)

Resist Amnesty

King said Schumer knows that passing an amnesty bill “would destroy Republican unity and our opportunity to gain the majority in the Senate this Fall.”

VOTE 02

 

llegals Visit Capitol Hill, Demand Amnesty Through Executive Orders


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May 9, 2014 – 7:41 PM

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Six people who are in the United States illegally joined an immigration attorney (Skype image on the wall) to discuss the recommendations made by the group #Not1More that would provide amnesty to millions. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) – To mark May Day last week, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) invited people who are in the country illegally to Capitol Hill where they released a list of executive orders they believe President Barack Obama should put in place, including stopping all deportations and bringing back deportees who have family here.

At the event, held in the Canon Office Building, seven people who are part of a “Blue Ribbon Commission” – six illegal aliens and an immigration attorney – that released a list of 14 things Obama could do (according to legal scholars they consulted with) to provide amnesty to millions without congressional approval.

“Let me get this straight. People here in our country illegally are marching on Washington DEMANDING the President Obama jump to their tune? Is that nuts to anyone else?” JB

“We insist that the timing [of the executive orders] be immediate and the scope be as broad and bold as possible,” a summary of the commission’s findings states.

“INSIST? I’ve got your INSIST right here. Get the hell out of our country” JB

The 14 recommended executive orders include:

• End all deportations and “Expand use of humanitarian parole to endure that people previously deported can return to the U.S.”

• Expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Obama’s executive order that puts on hold the deportation of individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents as children – to “as many people as possible”;

• End the successful “Secure Communities” program that is now in all 50 states and provides a partnership between local and federal law enforcement personnel to enforce immigration laws;

• “Drastically curtail the use of detention” for illegal aliens.

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Angel Hernandez-Gomez was one of a large group of illegal aliens who were on Capitol Hill on May 1, 2014 for the release of a list of recommended executive orders that they said President Barack Obama should be in place. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

The group, dubbed #Not1More, included Angel Hernandez-Gomez “a young undocumented and queer organizer from Durham, N.C.,” who is “committed to defending his family, and all women, trans people, sex workers and other people of color from the fear of deportation,” according to his biography distributed at the event.

Maricela Munoz has been in the country illegally for 12 but now faces deportation after driving without

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Maricela Munoz, who has lived in Georgia illegally for 12 years, fought back tears as she told the story of how she was facing deportation after driving without a license and fleeing the scene of an automobile accident. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

a license and fleeing the scene of an accident.“I want to ask President Obama and also the rest of the Congress both and elected officials to be able to also touch their heart, their humanity,” Munoz said through a translator. “To think about, when they think about our cases and deliberate our futures and our destinies that they think about with a different level of humbleness and acknowledgment of the suffering and the sacrifices that our people have made to just be here.”

“The utter arrogance of these people that they think nothing of making such idiotic statements and demands, and say that THROUGH A TRANSLATOR. Does that bug anyone else?” JB

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, told CNSNews.com that the list of demands is essentially putting an end to any enforcement of immigration law in the United States. 

“This group is calling for an end to immigration enforcement and the nullification of immigration laws — literally open borders, and not one more deportation,” Vaughan said.

Vaughan said the group is “asking that nearly all illegal immigrants should be given legal status by executive action, presumably with a work permit and access to social welfare services, as was given to 500,000 already” through DACA.

“Somebody, please stop the World and let these loony-tunes off, as well as all who support their idiocy.” JB

The group has requested a meeting with Obama to discuss their findings, the #Not1More website states.

VOTE 02

 

New Executive Order: “Obama Has Just Given Himself the Authority to Seize Your Assets”


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March 20, 2014

On Monday the U.S. government took steps to seize the US-based assets of Russian lawmakers and anyone else that the US government deemed complicit in supporting the Crimean secession movement.

Image: Barack Obama (Wiki Commons).

We’ve seen the U.S. government do this in countless cases surrounding drug and financial crimes, and sometimes even against foreign leaders like Saddam Hussein and Manuel Noriega.

What makes this particular instance so unprecedented and terrifying is that President Obama went so far as to issue a new Executive Order to give himself the authorization to do so, because the laws of the United States are such that our government is not allowed to simply take someone’s bank assets, home or business without due process.

Here’s the kicker.

The new Executive Order doesn’t just apply to just Russians or foreigners. It gets blanket coverage, so even American citizens could now face asset forfeiture if their actions are deemed to be “contributing to the situation in the Ukraine.”

Be careful what you say. Be careful what you write. President Obama has just given himself the authority to seize your assets.

According to the president’s recent Executive Order, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine” (first reported by WND’s Aaron Klein), the provisions for seizure of property extend to “any United States person.” That means “any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.”

Via: The Ron Paul Institute

Like most Executive Orders and government legalese, the definitions for why an individual would have their assets seized under this directive are extremely broad and they could, for all intents and purposes, be used against anyone who supports Russian interests, or simply argues against those of the United States.

You can read the full Executive Order at the White House web site. The key points are noted below:

All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly, any of the following:

(A) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine;

(B) actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine; or

(C) misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine or of an economically significant entity in Ukraine

This new Executive Order has crossed a very dangerous line. It’s one that turns the notions of property rights and due process upside down by effectively bypassing the U.S. Constitution.

While we’re sure the President and his staff would argue that such a law would never be used against Americans who are protected by free speech, the fact is that the Executive Branch now believes it has the self-manifested authority to target any individual who engages in activities that undermine US interests abroad or at home.

If a President of the United States believes he has the authority to make it illegal for you to provide support to Russia by way of political commentary, charitable donations or other methods, could he also use similar directives to push forward other agendas?

President Obama has already re-authorized an E.O. giving him the ability to seize farms, food, processing plants, energy resources, transportation, and skilled laborers during national emergency.

The next Executive Order could come in the form of restrictions on firearms advocacy or target those who speak out against policies like government mandated health care. All it would take is the declaration of a national emergency and they can essentially do as they please.

Is it prudent to give a single person the ability to force such actions down the throats of the American people without Congressional oversight or Judicial review?

This article was posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:32 am

Obama Declares Self-Determination To Be A Threat To US National Security


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Paul Craig Roberts
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March 17, 2014

In his March 6 Executive Order, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine,” Obama declares that support for Crimean self-determination constitutes “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.” http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/06/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-contributing-situation

Obama and the lawyers who drafted his executive order did not notice that the way the order is drafted it applies to Obama, to the unelected coup government in Kiev, and to the Washington and EU regimes. The order says that any person “responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly . . . actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine” is subject to having his assets frozen.

Washington and the EU are the only two governments whose personnel have undermined democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine by overthrowing the elected government and imposing an unelected one.

Obama worshippers–yes there are still people that stupid–object when I call Obama the White House Fool. Yet, here is Obama or his lawyers proving that he is a fool by issuing an executive order that requires the property of Obama, Victoria Nuland, Samantha Powers, Susan Rice, the UK prime minister, the German chancellor, the French president, the EU Commission and any number of associated persons to be frozen by the US government.

Of course, Obama’s executive order will not be applied to those to whom it is applicable. It will be applied to those to whom it is not applicable–authorities who permitted the Crimean population to exercise democratic processes in order to determine their own fate.

Washington has stood democracy on its head. Overthrowing Ukraine’s democratic government and installing a puppet regime does not undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine, but anything that allows self-determination to go forward in Crimea does undermine democratic processes.

Clearly, the West can no longer be associated with democracy.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. His latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is now available.

This article was posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:36 am

EPIC: What Question Asked by Rep. Trey Gowdy Resulted in Thunderous Applause on the House Floor?


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Congressman Trey Gowdy asks, "If a president can change some laws, can he change all laws?"

Congressman Trey Gowdy asks, “If a president can change some laws, can he change all laws?”

Normally speeches given by Congress are a little ho-hum, but not when they’re given by fiery Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC).  But along the growing lists of Gowdy’s most powerful moments, this one may turn out to have the greatest impact (watch video below), as his persuasive speech was greeted by massive applause by his colleagues yesterday on the House floor. Gowdy’s speech was made in support of the ENFORCE the Law Act, a bill Gowdy sponsored which would allow legislators to sue agency officials if they refuse to enforce legally-passed laws.

Rep. Gowdy read a series of statements made previously by Obama while a U.S. Senator, asking who made these statements:

  • “These last few years we’ve seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power.”
  • “No law can give Congress a backbone if it refuses to stand off as the coequal branch the Constitution made it.”
  • “What do we do with a president who can basically change what Congress passed by attaching a letter saying I don’t agree with this part or that part?”
  • “I taught the Constitution for ten years, I believe in the Constitution.”
  • “One of the most important jobs of the Supreme Court is to guard against the encroachment of the executive branch on the power of the other branches. And I think the Chief Justice has been a little too willing and eager to give [sic] the president more power than I think the… Constitution originally intended.”

“How does going from being a senator to a president rewrite the Constitution?” Gowdy asked. “What’s different from when he was a senator? Mr. Speaker, I don’t think there’s an amendment to the Constitution that I’ve missed. I try to keep up with those with regularity.”

But the statement by Congressman Trey Gowdy that brought the House down was this one:

“What are we to do when this president, or any president decides to selectively enforce a portion of the law and ignore other portions of that law?

What are we to do Mr. Speaker, regardless of motivation, when a president nullifies our vote by failing to faithfully execute the law?

How do we explain waivers and exemptions and delays in a bill passed by Congress and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court?

How do we explain away a refusal to enforce mandatory minimums that were passed by Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court?

And why pursue, Mr. Speaker, immigration reform if presidents can turn off the very provisions that we passed?

The oath that brand new citizens take, it contains six different references to the law.  

If it’s good enough for us to ask brand new citizens to affirm their devotion to the law, is it too much to ask that the president do the same?”

SEE A RECORDING OF HIS SPEECH HERE:

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Obama brings Ukraine war home to U.S.


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Issues order targeting Americans who threaten ‘peace’

http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/obama-brings-ukraine-war-home-to-u-s/#Ho8l3CipcoYgRJS3.99

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Aaron Klein is WND’s senior staff reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief. He also hosts “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio.
 

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Largely unreported sections of an executive order signed last week by President Obama grant the U.S. government the right to seize property of American citizens determined to be undermining, even indirectly, the democratic processes or threatening the peace in Ukraine.

The executive order does not define which actions constitute a threat to Ukrainian democracy or peace.

It cites the National Emergencies Act, which subjects to revocation the constitutional right to habeas corpus, the requirement to bring an arrested individual before a judge or court.

The text of the executive order extends to the actions of what it calls any “U.S Person.”

Aaron Klein’s “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office” is available, autographed, at the WND Superstore

A “”U.S. Person” is defined by the order as “any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.”

The order freezes property of “U.S. Persons” deemed by the treasury secretary in consultation with the secretary of state to have been “responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly” in the following:

  • Actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine;
  • Actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty or territorial integrity of Ukraine; or
  • Misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine or of an economically significant entity in Ukraine.

It’s hardly the first time Obama has issued an executive order extending the National Emergencies Act. The act was cited in previous orders on Russian highly enriched uranium, Iran sanctions and national security threats by terrorists.

Much of the major news media coverage of last week’s executive order focused on the sections that seek to impose restrictions on Russia or foreign interests while scarcely mentioning U.S. citizens are impacted.

Reuters reported that “President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered sanctions on people responsible for Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, including travel bans and freezing of their U.S. assets.”

CNN led the coverage by quoting senior administration officials telling reporters in a phone call the executive order means to “send a strong message that we intend to impose costs on Russia for this intervention.”

The Guardian newspaper of London ran the headline “U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Russian officials as Obama signs sanctions order.”

The second section of the order clamps down on “unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry” into the U.S. for those deemed to be undermining Ukraine’s democracy.

With additional research by Joshua Klein and Brenda J. Elliot

Executive Orders & Internment Camps: The Groundwork Has Been Laid for Martial Law in the Event of a National Emergency


 

I admit that I have been like many you in that I have written off certain reports as over-reactive. I don’t know how much of that perspective has changed, but I am starting to take a closer look at these well documented reports.

You need to read the following with enough skepticism to keep your guard up, but open enough to learn something. I do believe;

  • President Obama is capable of what is detailed in this report.

  • The Left has been up to such actions for a long time.

  • The Left has made it clear they want to do away with our Representative Republic and replace it with a European style Socialist Democracy.

The following is very “doable”. I’m keeping an open mind.

Jerry Broussard

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The ground work has already been laid, that in the event of a national emergency, with a mere stroke of Obama’s pen this is how martial law could play out.  This is, in part, what Justice Antonin Scalia referenced last month.

Here are the Executive orders already in place in the event of a national crisis:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990

Allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995

Allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997

Allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998

Allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999

Allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000

Allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001

Allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002

Designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003

Allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004

Allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005

Allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051

Specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310

Grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049

Assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921

Allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA’s Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA’s role as a “new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis.” FEMA’s powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the…

National Security Act of 1947

Allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities.

1950 Defense Production Act

Gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.

Act of August 29, 1916

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.

International Emergency Economic Powers Act

Enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.

There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they’re mostly empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general’s signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached.

The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.

Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is initiated for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.

The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.

One of my readers named John Patriot asked where are the FEMA camps, so here are the locations:

ALABAMA

Opelika – Military compound either in or very near town.

Aliceville – WWII German POW camp – capacity 15,000

Ft. McClellan (Anniston) – Opposite side of town from Army Depot

Maxwell AFB (Montgomery) – Civilian prison camp established under Operation Garden Plot, currently operating with support staff and small inmate population.

Talladega – Federal prison “satellite” camp.

ALASKA

Wilderness – East of Anchorage. No roads, Air & Railroad access only. Estimated capacity of 500,000. Projection:  Forced labor camp.

Elmendorf AFB – Northeast area of Anchorage – far end of base. Garden Plot facility, as well as a Circular Disposed Antenna Array (CDAA) used for High Frequency Direction Finding (HFDF) covering 2 to 32 Megahertz that is operated by the United States Navy.

Eielson AFB – Southeast of Fairbanks. Operation Garden Plot facility.

Ft. Wainwright – East of Fairbanks

ARIZONA

Ft. HuachucaAirbase – 20 miles from Mexican border, 30 miles from Nogales Rex ’84 facility.

Pinal County – on the Gila River – WWII Japanese detention camp. May be renovated.

Yuma County – Colorado River – Site of former Japanese detention camp (near proving grounds). This site was completely removed in 1990 according to some reports.

Phoenix – Federal Prison Satellite Camp – Main federal facility expanded.

Florence – WWII prison camp NOW RENOVATED, OPERATIONAL with staff & 400 prisoners, operational capacity of 3,500.

Wickenburg – Airport is ready for conversion; total capacity unknown.

Davis – Monthan AFB (Tucson) – Fully staffed and presently holding prisoners!!

Sedona – site of possible UN base.

ARKANSAS

Ft. Chaffee (near Fort Smith, Arkansas) – Has new runway for aircraft, new camp facility with cap of 40,000 prisoners

Pine Bluff Arsenal – This location also is the repository for B-Z nerve agent, which causes sleepiness, dizziness, stupor; admitted use is for civilian control.

Jerome – Chicot/Drew Counties – site of WWII Japanese camps

Rohwer – Descha County – site of WWII Japanese camps.

Blytheville AFB – Closed airbase now being used as camp. New wooden barracks have been constructed at this location. Classic decorations – guard towers, barbed wire, high fences.

Berryville – FEMA facility located east of Eureka Springs off Hwy. 62. [near Tyson’s property.]

Omaha – Northeast of Berryville near Missouri state line, on Hwy 65 south of old wood processing plant on a dirt road that leads to a toxic waste dump. Possible crematory facility.

CALIFORNIA

Vandenburg AFB – Rex 84 facility, located near Lompoc & Santa Maria on Hwy 1, close to Hwy 101.

Internment facility is located near the oceanside, close to Space Launch Complex #6, also called “Slick Six”. The launch site has had “a flawless failure record” and is rarely used.

Norton AFB – (closed base) now staffed with UN according to some sources.

Tule Lake – area of “wildlife refuge”, accessible by unpaved road, just inside Modoc County.

Fort Ord – Now called Presido of Monterey – Closed in 1994, this facility is now an urban warfare training center for US and foreign troops, and may have some “P.O.W. – C.I.” enclosures.

Twentynine Palms Marine Base – Birthplace of the infamous “Would you shoot American citizens?” Quiz.

New camps being built on “back 40″

Oakdale – Rex 84 camp capable of holding at least 20,000 people. 90 mi east of San Francisco on Hwy 120.

Terminal Island – (Long Beach) – located next to naval shipyards operated by ChiCom shipping interests. Federal prison facility located here. Possible deportation point.

Ft. Irwinview 2 from higher upview 3 from higher up with Edwards AFB, George AFB (Closed?) and MCLB Barstow and Ft. Irwin in perspective – Ft. Irwin is a FEMA facility near Barstow. This base is designated inactive but has staffed camp. The surrounding support from Edwards AFB, George AFB, and MCLB Barstow would indicate this is a high importance facility. MCLB Barstow has an interesting mark on its helicoptor pad, which looks suspiciously like an Iron Cross. Check it out. Another view. Irwin is a remote mountain region south of Death Valley National Monument. Designated as inactive, there is a camp at this facility aprox. 30 miles from I-15 in Barstow.

McClellan AFB (Closed) – facility capable for 30,000 – 35,000

Sacramento – Army Depot – The Sacramento Army Depot (SAAD) was a U.S. Army support facility that operated as a repair center for high-tech military hardware, such as night vision goggles, electronic circuit boards, and radium-dial instrumentation. The 1988 Base Closure and Realignment Commission closed Sacramento Army Depot. On March 3, 1995, the Depot officially closed.

In the Fall of 1994 Packard Bell, the computer company whose plant in Northridge was damaged by an earthquake decided to relocate a 3,000 employee assembly plant and distribution center at the Depot. As of April, 1996, Packard Bell had 3,500 employees working at its Depot facility (down from 5,000 in August 1995) and in February 1998 there were 3,100 employees, in October 1998 3,400 employees. This is the only Packard Bell manufacturing plant in the U.S.

In mid-2000, Packard Bell NEC, Inc. announced it would shut down all manufacturing operations by year’s end and layoff 1,400 of its 1,550 workers at the former Sacramento Army Depot.

COLORADO

Trinidad – WWII German/Italian camp being renovated.

Granada – Prowers CountyAmache WWII Japanese internment camp.

Ft. Carson – Along route 115 near Canon City

CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE

No data available.

FLORIDA

Avon Park – Air Force gunnery range, Avon Park has an on-base “correctional facility” which was a former WWII detention camp.

Camp Kromeview 2 – DoJ detention/interrogation center, Rex 84 facility.

Eglin AFB – This base is over 30 miles long, from Pensacola to Hwy 331 in De Funiak Springs. High capacity facility, presently manned and populated with some prisoners. Ffighter jets occupying the tarmac, more fighters, fighters and bombers, along with a very unusual swept wing aircraft.

GEORGIA

Ft. Benning – Rex 84 Program Emergency custodial facility east of Columbia, near Georgia/Alabama state line. Prisoners may be brought in via Lawson Army airfield

Oglethorpe, Macon County – FEMA facility 5 miles from Montezuma, 3 miles from Oglethorpe, on west side of Hwy 49. No staff or prisoners yet.

Ft. McPherson – US Force Command – Multiple reports that this will be the national headquarters and coordinating center for foreign/UN troop movement and detainee collection.

Ft. Gordon – West of Augusta – They seem to like Baseball and track a LOT at Ft. Gordon. There’s a strangely shaped building which is reminiscent of the masonic symbol. To the east of the field, is an odd symbology on the ground. Noticeable also is a fleet of black cars in the north parking lot. There is another fleet of black cars in the south parking lot. There is also a strangely shaped complex of buildings that appears to look like Da Vinci’s model of the human body, only depicted as an old Atari 2600 graphic, it appears.

Camilla – Mitchell County, south of Albany – FEMA facility on Mount Zion road aprox. 5.7 miles south of Camilla. From Camilla, take Hwy 19 south, go 5.4 miles from 37/19 Junction to Mount Zion Road, turn left (east) on Mount Zion Road. Not manned or staffed yet.

Hawkinsville – Wilcox County – Five miles east of town, fully manned and staffed but no prisoners. Located on fire road 100/Upper River Road

Abbeville – South of Hawkinsville on US route 129; south of town off route 280 near Ocmulgee River. FEMA facility is staffed but without prisoners.

McRae – Telfair County – 1.5 miles west of McRae on Hwy 23 (8th St). Facility is on Irwinton Avenue off 8th St., manned & staffed – no prisoners.

Fort Gillem – South side of Atlanta – FEMA designated detention facility.

Fort Stewart – Savannah area – FEMA designated detention facility

HAWAII

Halawa Heights area – Crematory facility located in hills above city. Area is marked as a state department of health laboratory.

Barbers Point NAS – There are several military areas that could be equipped for detention / deportation.

Honolulu – Detention transfer facility at the Honolulu airport similar in construction to the one at Will Rogers World Airport. (Federal Transfer Centers look like pentagon-shaped building where airplanes can taxi up to).

IDAHO

Minidoka/Jerome Counties – WWII Japanese-American internment facility possibly under renovation.

Clearwater National Forest – Near Lolo Pass – Just miles from the Montana state line near Moose Creek, this unmanned facility is reported to have a nearby airfield.

ILLINOIS

Marseilles – Located on the Illinois River off Interstate 80 on Hwy 6. It is a relatively small facility with a cap of 1400 prisoners. Though it is small it is designed like prison facilities with barred windows, but the real smoking gun is the presence of military vehicles. Being located on the Illinois River it is possible that prisoners will be brought in by water as well as by road and air. This facility is approximately 75 miles west of Chicago. National Guard training area nearby.

Scott AFB – Barbed wire prisoner enclosure reported to exist just off-base. More info needed, as another facility on-base is believed to exist.

Pekin – This Federal satellite prison camp is also on the Illinois River, just south of Peoria. It supplements the federal penitentiary in Marion, which is equipped to handle additional population outside on the grounds.

Chanute AFB – Rantoul, near Champaign/Urbana – This closed base had WWII – era barracks that were condemned and torn down, but the medical facility was upgraded and additional fencing put up in the area. More info needed.

Marion – Federal Penitentiary and satellite prison camp inside Crab Orchard Nat’l Wildlife Refuge. Manned, staffed, populated fully.

Greenfield – Two federal correctional “satellite prison camps” serving Marion – populated as above.

Shawnee National Forest – Pope County – This area has seen heavy traffic of foreign military equipment and troops via Illinois Central Railroad, which runs through the area. Suspected location is unknown, but may be close to Vienna and Shawnee correctional centers, located 6 mi. west of Dixon Springs.

Savanna Army Depot – NW area of state on Mississippi River.

Lincoln, Sheridan, Menard, Pontiac, Galesburg – State prison facilities equipped for major expansion and close or adjacent to highways & railroad tracks.

Kankakee – Abandoned industrial area on west side of town (Rt.17 & Main) designated as FEMA detention site. Equipped with water tower, incinerator, a small train yard behind it and the rear of the facility is surrounded by barbed wire facing inwards.

INDIANA

Indianapolis / Marion CountyBeech Grove – Amtrak railcar repair facility (closed); controversial site of a major alleged detention / processing center. Although some sources state that this site is a “red herring”, photographic and video evidence suggests otherwise. This large facility contains large 3-4 inch gas mains to large furnaces (crematoria??), helicopter landing pads, railheads for prisoners, Red/Blue/Green zones for classifying/processing incoming personnel, one-way turnstiles, barracks, towers, high fences with razor wire, etc. Personnel with government clearance who are friendly to the patriot movement took a guided tour of the facility to confirm this site.  This site is located next to a closed refrigeration plant facility.

Ft. Benjamin Harrison – Located in the northeast part of Indianapolis, this base has been decommissioned from “active” use but portions are still ideally converted to hold detainees. Helicopter landing areas still exist for prisoners to be brought in by air, land & rail.

Crown Point – Across street from county jail, former hospital. One wing presently being used for county work-release program, 80% of facility still unused. Possible FEMA detention center or holding facility.

Camp Atterbury – Facility is converted to hold prisoners and boasts two active compounds presently configured for minimum security detainees. Located just west of Interstate 65 near Edinburgh, south of Indianapolis.

Terre Haute – Federal Correctional Institution, Satellite prison camp and death facility. Equipped with crematoria reported to have a capacity of 3,000 people a day. FEMA designated facility located here.

Fort Wayne – This city located in Northeast Indiana has a FEMA designated detention facility, accessible by air, road and nearby rail.

Kingsbury – This “closed” military base is adjacent to a state fish & wildlife preserve. Part of the base is converted to an industrial park, but the southern portion of this property is still used. It is bordered on the south by railroad, and is staffed with some foreign-speaking UN troops. A local police officer who was hunting and camping close to the base in the game preserve was accosted, roughed up, and warned by the English-speaking unit commander to stay away from the area. It was suggested to the officer that the welfare of his family would depend on his “silence”. Located just southeast of LaPorte.

Jasper-Pulaski Wildlife Area – Youth Corrections farm located here. Facility is “closed”, but is still staffed and being “renovated”. Total capacity unknown.

Grissom AFB – This closed airbase still handles a lot of traffic, and has a “state-owned” prison compound on the southern part of the facility.

UNICOR

Jefferson Proving Ground – Southern Indiana – This facility was an active base with test firing occurring daily. Portions of the base have been opened to create an industrial park, but other areas are still highly restricted. A camp is located “downrange”. Facility is equipped with an airfield and has a nearby rail line.

Newport – Army Depot – VX nerve gas storage facility. Secret meetings were held here in 1998 regarding the addition of the Kankakee River watershed to the Heritage Rivers Initiative.

Hammond – large enclosure identified in FEMA-designated city.

IOWA

No data available.

KANSAS

Leavenworth – US Marshal’s Fed Holding Facility, US Penitentiary, Federal Prison Camp.

McConnell Air Force Base – Federal death penalty facility.

Concordia – WWII German POW camp used to exist at this location but there is no facility there at this time.

Ft. Riley – Just north of Interstate 70, airport, near city of Manhattan.

El Dorado – Federal prison converted into forced-labor camp, UNICOR industries.

Topeka – 80 acres has been converted into a temporary holding camp.

KENTUCKY

Ashland – Federal prison camp in Eastern Kentucky near the Ohio River.

Louisville – FEMA detention facility, located near restricted area US naval ordnance plant. Military airfield located at facility, which is on south side of city.

Lexington – FEMA detention facility, National Guard base with adjacent airport facility.

Manchester – Federal prison camp located inside Dan Boone National Forest.

Ft. Knox – Detention center, possibly located near Salt River, in restricted area of base. Local patriots advise that black Special Forces & UN gray helicopters are occasionally seen in area.

Land Between the Lakes – This area was declared a UN biosphere and is an ideal geographic location for detention facilities. Area is an isthmus extending out from Tennessee, between Lake Barkley on the east and Kentucky Lake on the west. Just scant miles from Fort Campbell in Tennessee.

LOUISIANA

Ft. Polk – This is a main base for UN troops & personnel, and a training center for the disarmament of America.

Livingston – WWII German/Italian internment camp being renovated?; halfway between Baton Rouge and Hammond, several miles north of Interstate 12.

Oakdale – Located on US route 165 about 50 miles south of Alexandria; two federal detention centers just southeast of Fort Polk.

MAINE

Houlton – Camp is reported to be a WWII German internment camp in Northern Maine, off US Route 1 but the location and the existence of this camp is still unconfirmed.

MARYLAND and DC

Ft. Meade – Halfway between the District of Criminals and Baltimore.

Ft. Detrick – Biological warfare center for the NWO, located in Frederick.

MASSACHUSETTS

Camp Edwards / Otis AFB – Cape Cod – This “inactive” base is being converted to hold many New Englander patriots. Capacity unknown.

Ft. Devens – Active detention facility. More data needed.

MICHIGAN

Camp Grayling – Michigan Nat’l Guard base has several confirmed detention camps, classic setup with high fences, razor wire, etc. Guard towers are very well-built, sturdy. Multiple compounds within larger enclosures. Facility deep within forest area.

Sawyer AFB – Upper Peninsula – south of Marquette – No data available.

Bay City – Classic enclosure with guard towers, high fence, and close to shipping port on Saginaw Bay, which connects to Lake Huron. Could be a deportation point to overseas via St. Lawrence Seaway.

Southwest – possibly Berrien County – FEMA detention center.

Lansing – FEMA detention facility.

MINNESOTA

Duluth – Federal prison camp facility.

Camp Ripley – new prison facility.

MISSISSIPPI

These sites are confirmed hoaxes.

Hancock County – NASA test site De Soto National Forest. “These two supposed camps in Mississippi do not exist. Members of the Mississippi Militia have checked these out on more than one occasion beginning back when they first appeared on the Internet and throughout the Patriot Movement.” – Commander D. Rayner, Mississippi Militia

MISSOURI

Richards-Gebaur AFB – located in Grandview, near K.C.MO. A very large internment facility has been built on this base, and all base personnel are restricted from coming near it.

Ft. Leonard Wood – Situated in the middle of Mark Twain National Forest in Pulaski County. This site has been known for some UN training, also home to the US Army Urban Warfare Training school “Stem Village”.

Warsaw – Unconfirmed report of a large concentration camp facility.

MONTANA

Malmstrom AFB – UN aircraft groups stationed here, and possibly a detention facility.

NEBRASKA

Scottsbluff – WWII German POW camp (renovated?).

Northwest, Northeast corners of state – FEMA detention facilities – more data needed.

South Central part of state – Many old WWII sites – some may be renovated.

NEVADA

Elko – Ten miles south of town.

Wells – Camp is located in the O’Neil basin area, 40 miles north of Wells, past Thousand Springs, west off Hwy 93 for 25 miles.

Pershing County – Camp is located at I-80 mile marker 112, south side of the highway, about a mile back on the county road and then just off the road about 3/4mi.

Winnemucca – Battle Mountain area – at the base of the mountains.

Nellis Air Force Range – Northwest from Las Vegas on Route 95. Nellis AFB is just north of Las Vegas on Hwy 604.

Stillwater Naval Air Station – East of Reno. No additional data.

NEW HAMPSHIRE / VERMONT

Northern New Hampshire – Near Lake Francis. No additional data.

NEW JERSEY

Ft. Dix / McGuire AFB – Possible deportation point for detainees. Lots of pictures taken of detention compounds and posted on Internet, this camp is well-known. Facility is now complete and ready for occupancy.

NEW MEXICO

Ft. Bliss – This base actually straddles Texas state line. Just south of Alomogordo, Ft. Bliss has thousands of acres for people who refuse to go with the “New Order”.

Holloman AFB (Alomogordo)– Home of the German Luftwaffe in Amerika; major UN base. New facility being built on this base, according to recent visitors. Many former USAF buildings have been torn down by the busy and rapidly growing German military force located here.

Fort Stanton – currently being used as a youth detention facility approximately 35 miles north of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Not a great deal of information concerning the Lordsburg location.

White Sands Missile Range – Currently being used as a storage facility for United Nations vehicles and equipment. Observers have seen this material brought in on the Whitesands rail spur in Oro Grande New Mexico about thirty miles from the Texas, New Mexico Border.

NEW YORK

Ft. Drum – two compounds: Rex 84 detention camp and FEMA detention facility.

Albany – FEMA detention facility.

Otisville – Federal correctional facility, near Middletown.

Buffalo – FEMA detention facility.

NORTH CAROLINA

Camp Lejeune / New River Marine Airfield – facility has renovated, occupied WWII detention compounds and “mock city” that closely resembles Anytown, USA.

Fort Bragg – Special Warfare Training Center. Renovated WWII detention facility.

Andrews – Federal experiment in putting a small town under siege. Began with the search/ hunt for survivalist Eric Rudolph. No persons were allowed in or out of town without federal permission and travel through town was highly restricted. Most residents compelled to stay in their homes. Unregistered Baptist pastor from Indiana visiting Andrews affirmed these facts.

NORTH DAKOTA

Minot AFB – Home of UN air group. More data needed on facility.

OHIO

Camp Perry – Site renovated; once used as a POW camp to house German and Italian prisoners of WWII. Some tar paper covered huts built for housing these prisoners are still standing. Recently, the construction of multiple 200-man barracks have replaced most of the huts.

Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus – FEMA detention facilities. Data needed.

Lima – FEMA detention facility. Another facility located in/near old stone quarry near Interstate 75. Railroad access to property, fences etc.

OKLAHOMA

Tinker AFB (OKC) – All base personnel are prohibited from going near civilian detention area, which is under constant guard.

Will Rogers World Airport – FEMA’s main processing center for west of the Mississippi. All personnel are kept out of the security zone. Federal prisoner transfer center located here (A pentagon-shaped building where airplanes can taxi up to).

El Reno – Renovated federal internment facility with CURRENT population of 12,000 on Route 66.

McAlester – near Army Munitions Plant property – former WWII German / Italian POW camp designated for future use.

Ft. Sill (Lawton) – Former WWII detention camps. More data still needed.

OREGON

Sheridan – Federal prison satellite camp northwest of Salem. FEMA detention center.

Josephine County – WWII Japanese internment camp ready for renovation.

Umatilla – New prison spotted.

PENNSYLVANIA

Allenwood – Federal prison camp located south of Williamsport on the Susquehanna River. It has a current inmate population of 300, and is identified by William Pabst as having a capacity in excess of 15,000 on 400 acres.

Indiantown Gap Military Reservation – located north of Harrisburg. Used for WWII POW camp and renovated by Jimmy Carter. Was used to hold Cubans during Mariel boat lift.

Camp Hill – State prison close to Army depot. Lots of room, located in Camp Hill, Pa.

New Cumberland Army Depot – on the Susquehanna River, located off Interstate 83 and Interstate 76.

Schuylkill Haven – Federal prison camp, north of Reading.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville – Unoccupied youth prison camp; total capacity unknown.

Charleston – Naval Reserve & Air Force base, restricted area on naval base.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Yankton – Federal prison camp Black Hills Nat’l Forest – north of Edgemont, southwest part of state. WWII internment camp being renovated.

TENNESSEE

Ft. Campbell – Next to Land Between the Lakes; adjacent to airfield and US Alt. 41.

Millington – Federal prison camp next door to Memphis Naval Air Station.

Crossville – Site of WWII German / Italian prison camp is renovated; completed barracks and behind the camp in the woods is a training facility with high tight ropes and a rappelling deck.

Nashville – There are two buildings built on State property that are definitely built to hold prisoners. They are identical buildings – side by side on Old Briley Parkway. High barbed wire fence that curves inward.

TEXAS

AustinRobert Mueller Municipal was a former location of the Texas National Guard, but was closed and replaced by the Austin Bergstrom International Airport and subsequently closed in 1999. The 711-acre (288 ha) area that once housed the airport sat dormant for more than half a decade until the city finally approved a planned urban development. The new Mueller Community broke ground in 2007, and is expected to take at least ten years to be fully developed. (ref: WikiPedia)

Bastrop – Prison and military vehicle motor pool. Eden – 1500 bed privately run federal center. Currently holds illegal aliens.

Ft. Hood (Killeen) – Newly built concentration camp, with towers, barbed wire etc., just like the one featured in the movie Amerika. Mock city for NWO shock- force training. Some footage of this area was used in “Waco: A New Revelation”

Reese AFB (Lubbock) – FEMA designated detention facility. Questionable, probable defunct location.

Sheppard AFB – in Wichita Falls just south of Ft. Sill, OK – FEMA designated detention facility.

North Dallas – near Carrolton – water treatment plant, close to interstate and railroad.

Mexia – East of Waco 33mi – WWII German facility may be renovated.

Amarillo – FEMA designated detention facility

Ft. Bliss (El Paso) – Extensive renovation of buildings and from what patriots have been able to see, many of these buildings that are being renovated are being surrounded by razor wire.

Beaumont / Port Arthur area – hundreds of acres of federal camps already built on large-scale detention camp design, complete with the double rows of chain link fencing with razor type concertina wire on top of each row. Some (but not all) of these facilities are currently being used for low- risk state prisoners who require a minimum of supervision.

Ft. Worth – Federal prison under construction on the site of Carswell AFB.

UTAH

Millard County – Central Utah – WWII Japanese camp. (Renovated?)

Ft. Douglas – This “inactive” military reservation has a renovated WWII concentration camp.

Migratory Bird Refuge – West of Brigham City – Former site of a WWII internment camp that was built before the game preserve was established.

Cedar City – east of city – no data available.

Wendover – WWII internment camp may be renovated.

Skull Valley – southwestern Camp William property – east of the old bombing range. Camp was accidentally discovered by a man and his son who were rabbit hunting; they were discovered and apprehended. SW of Tooele.

VIRGINIA

Ft. A.P. Hill (Fredericksburg) – Rex 84/ FEMA facility. Estimated capacity 45,000.

Petersburg – Federal satellite prison camp, south of Richmond.

WEST VIRGINIA

Beckley – Alderson – Lewisburg – Former WWII detention camps that are now converted into active federal prison complexes capable of holding several times their current populations. Alderson is presently a women’s federal reformatory.

Morgantown – Federal prison camp located in northern WV; just north of Kingwood.

Mill Creek – FEMA detention facility.

Kingwood – Newly built detention camp at Camp Dawson Army Reservation. More data needed on Camp Dawson.

WASHINGTON

Seattle/Tacoma – SeaTac Airport – fully operational federal transfer center

Okanogan County – Borders Canada supposedly, but is not confirmed to exist, although at one time the county commissioner did make an interesting series of comments about a suspected FEMA camp in his county. Link

Sand Point Naval Station – Seattle – FEMA detention center used actively during the 1999 WTO protests to classify prisoners.

Ft. Lewis / McChord AFB – near Tacoma – This is one of several sites that may be used to ship prisoners overseas for slave labor.

WISCONSIN

Ft. McCoy – Rex 84 facility with several complete interment compounds.

Oxford – Central part of state – Federal prison & satellite camp and FEMA detention facility.

WYOMING

Heart Mountain – Park County N. of Cody – WWII Japanese internment camp ready for renovation.

Laramie – FEMA detention facility

Southwest – near Lyman – FEMA detention facility

East Yellowstone – Manned internment facility – Investigating patriots were apprehended by European soldiers speaking in an unknown language. Federal government assumed custody of the persons and arranged their release.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

There are many other locations not listed above that are worthy of consideration as a possible detention camp site, but due to space limitations and the time needed to verify, could not be included here. Virtually all military reservations, posts, bases, stations, & depots can be considered highly suspect (because it is “federal” land). Also fitting this category are “Regional Airports” and “International Airports” which also fall under federal jurisdiction and have limited-access areas. Mental hospitals, closed hospitals & nursing homes, closed military bases, wildlife refuges, state prisons, toxic waste dumps, hotels and other areas all have varying degrees of potential for being a detention camp area. The likelihood of a site being suspect increases with transportation access to the site, including airports/airstrips, railheads, navigable waterways & ports, interstate and US highways. Some facilities are “disguised” as industrial or commercial properties, camouflaged or even wholly contained inside large buildings (Indianapolis) or factories. Many inner-city buildings left vacant during the de-industrialization of America have been quietly acquired and held, sometimes retrofitted for their new uses.

Nationwide Map of all known FEMA Camp locations

Nationwide Map of all known FEMA Camp locations

In a previous article I named names of DHS Fusion Center Intelligence Officers and Regional Directors and their Contact Information. These are the many heads of the hydra that must be neutralized to effectively counter act any information being sent to, or received from by Washington D.C.

In order to avoid the chaos, different state militia groups must be organized and a SOP must already be in place prior to implementation of martial law.

About Richard Anthony

Richard Anthony is a US Army veteran who served from 1975 to 1980.  He was stationed in Frankfurt West Germany from 1976 to 1978 with the 3rd Armored Divisions 143rd Signal Battalion as a Tactical Telecommunications Center Specialist and was also with the 1st Cavalry Division 1st/12th Cav as a Combat Medic until discharge in 1980.  He has been married for 20 years and has 3 sons.  He’s also a very involved Tea Party activist.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

“Going Bananas”

Going-Bananas

Obama Plans to Sidestep Congress on Jobs Agenda with Executive Actions


More evidence that President Obama believes himself to be a King who can just;

  • order people to do whatever he wants,

  • enforce the laws he likes,

  • or change the laws he does not like,

  • issue an executive order to bypass the Congress and the Constitution he swore to uphold,

  • ignore the restrictions the Constitution puts on the Presidency.

President Obama has surrounded himself with other Marxist/Socialist/Collectivist who think like him, and therefore, encourage his law-breaking conduct. The following article exposes more of these “self-attributed” efforts.

Jerry Broussard (MrB)

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WWW.NEWSMAX.COM

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Obama-Economy/2014/01/14/id/546948

Ready to put an economic spotlight on his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and making a case that, even against a divided Congress, he can still be relevant to people struggling in the up-and-down recovery.

With two weeks left before his message to a joint session of Congress, Obama is showcasing how he can advance his economic agenda administratively and through his ability to coax action from important interest groups.

On Tuesday, Obama is meeting with his Cabinet to discuss measures that can help the middle class. On Wednesday he will go to North Carolina to draw attention to industry steps to increase high-tech manufacturing. On Thursday he has invited college presidents to discuss ways to improve workers’ skills. Later this month, he is convening CEOs at the White House to lay out plans for hiring the long-term unemployed.

“The president will use every tool he can to create new jobs and opportunities for the middle class,” White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer writes in an email to be sent Tuesday morning to the White House list of supporters. “He will be looking for areas of bipartisan cooperation, but he won’t be waiting on Congress to act.”

The approach has strong echoes of Obama’s 2012 “We can’t wait” campaign that sought to depict Obama as an impatient executive in the face of inaction from Congress, particularly the Republican-controlled House.

Obama’s reliance on his executive powers and his bully pulpit — at the White House it’s called his “pen-and-phone” strategy — illustrates the means at his disposal but also highlights the limits of his ability to work with Congress.

Only through legislation can Obama obtain some of the most ambitious items on his economic agenda — from a higher minimum wage to universal preschool to an overhaul of immigration laws, three items in his 2013 State of the Union that will make a return appearance in this year’s address.

That means that as long as Republicans in Congress are unreceptive to his legislative priorities, he will have to settle for more incremental and narrower solutions that don’t necessarily have the staying power and the force of law.

Last week, Obama announced that five communities had been designated as “promise zones,” fulfilling a goal he set out in his 2013 State of the Union speech. Last year, Obama also announced that he intended to launch three manufacturing hubs where businesses would work to create centers of high-tech jobs by working in partnership with the Energy and Defense departments. But in an example of his limitations, he also called on Congress to create 15 more similar hubs, a request that went unanswered.

Obama’s determination to use the power of executive orders and administrative actions as well as his decision to convene key figures from private enterprise, education and other interest groups to help advance his agenda also underscore some of the built-in powers of the presidency. Clinton-era White House chief of staff John Podesta, who is joining the White House as a senior adviser, has long pressed Obama to use his executive authority to get around congressional opposition.

Podesta co-authored a report in 2010 for the liberal Center for American Progress that was essentially a treatise on presidential authority. It argued that both presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton had enacted aspects of their agendas even in the face of a divided Congress.

“The upshot: Congressional gridlock does not mean the federal government stands still,” Podesta wrote. “This administration has a similar opportunity to use available executive authorities while also working with Congress where possible.”

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Obama is using executive power to affect immigration law


While reading the following blog, please keep one thought in your mind;

Why does the Left hate immigrants that come here legally?

I have had the privilege of knowing many LEGAL immigrants. When you ask them how they feel about ILLEGALS you’ll get an ear full of anger. The LEGAL ones

  • got in line,
  • filed the papers,
  • went through the interview processes,
  • learned our language, and culture,
  • got the physicals and shots, and
  • WAITED until they were allowed to come here.
  • When they arrived they determined to merge into our culture and BECOME A CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF SOCIETY.
  • They got a LEGAL Social Security Card with a number assigned they THEIR name.
  • They paid all taxes.
  • A large number of them did all that is necessary to become CITIZENS.

All the arguments of the Left spits in the face of all these numerous law abiding people who immigrated legally.

Why hasn’t FOX, or any other respected news entity conducted an investigative report focused on these wonderful people who have made a genuine contribution to our society? Huh?

Jerry Broussard (MrB)

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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/01/14/214320/obama-is-using-executive-power.html

By Anita Kumar

McClatchy Washington BureauJanuary 14, 2014

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WASHINGTON —  President Barack Obama didn’t wait for Congress to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws to help millions who are in the United States illegally stay in the country.

He halted deportations of those who came to the United States when they were young, those who care for children and those who haven’t committed crimes. And he’s started allowing some relatives of U.S. service members living in the country illegally to stay as a way to alleviate additional stress on the military and reward veterans.

With a proposed immigration overhaul stalled in Congress, Obama is changing the policy step by step on his own. He’s using executive actions to affect millions of people, part of a pattern he’s embraced on a variety of topics in recent years to bypass Capitol Hill.

“What this administration has undertaken has never happened to this degree,” said Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a research center.

Obama’s actions spark anger on both sides of the issue. Supporters of an immigration overhaul complain that he hasn’t gone far enough. Opponents of an immigration overhaul say he goes too far.

Supporters have tried to block deportation proceedings at government buildings in a dozen cities, chained themselves to the gates outside the White House, even interrupted a presidential address.

“The president has the legal authority to exercise discretion in immigration enforcement, and to date, that authority has been exercised poorly,” said Pablo Alvarado, the executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which is leading the charge against deportations.

Critics have accused Obama of violating the Constitution, prompting a congressional hearing and a lawsuit by immigration agents who accuse the government of preventing them from fulfilling their sworn oath to uphold the law.

“The current administration is picking and choosing which laws to enforce,” said Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who’s the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “The president cannot refuse to enforce a law simply because he dislikes it.”

Obama broke his campaign promise to tackle immigration in his first year in office. Since then, though, he’s consistently urged Congress to rewrite the immigration laws, with no success.

The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the most significant overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws in a generation last year. The Republican-led House of Representatives won’t consider the bill, which provides a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country illegally, until the borders are secure.

While lawmakers argued, the Department of Homeland Security enacted a series of changes using prosecutorial discretion, the wide latitude given to prosecutors in determining whether to pursue apparent violations of the law.

“In the absence of any immigration action from Congress to fix our broken immigration system, what we’ve tried to do is focus our immigration enforcement resources in the right places,” Obama said in 2012.

The president’s opponents and those who want stricter enforcement say the tool was created to review individual cases, not entire categories of people, though it’s been used occasionally for groups, including Cubans and Haitians.

Kevin Johnson, an immigration policy expert who serves as the dean of the University of California, Davis, School of Law, said the president could halt all deportations much the same way a governor could ban executions but that it would be a mistake because angry Republicans would refuse to consider an immigration overhaul.

“Could he put a moratorium on removals? Yes,” Johnson said. “But politically it would be a disaster. It would end the possibilities for comprehensive immigration reform.”

Obama has said repeatedly that he doesn’t believe that he has the authority to stop all deportations.

In late November, a heckler seated behind Obama at an immigration speech in San Francisco argued that the president has the power to stop deportations.

“The easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws,” Obama responded to him. “And what I’m proposing is the harder path, which is to use our democratic processes to achieve the same goal that you want to achieve – but it won’t be as easy as just shouting. It requires us lobbying and getting it done.”

Krikorian accuses Obama of trying to have it both ways. “He is telling supporters he can’t do it unilaterally, but he’s doing a lot of it unilaterally,” he said.

Obama was initially skeptical of using his executive powers the way his Republican predecessor George W. Bush did.

In his first two years in the White House, when fellow Democrats controlled Capitol Hill, Obama largely worked through the regular legislative process to try to achieve his immigration agenda. But Republicans took control of the House in 2010, making that task more difficult.

The next year, after an intense lobbying effort from advocates, he began to use his own power to move his immigration agenda forward.

“Clearly, the pressure is what drove him to act,” said Frank Sharry, the executive director of America’s Voice, a group that seeks a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Overall, deportations have increased during the Obama administration to roughly 400,000 people a year, but not in all categories.

In 2011, the administration issued a memo that called for deporting only the most serious criminals, including those who pose threats to national security, have extensive criminal backgrounds and have recently crossed the border.

The next year, after a bill to create a path to citizenship for those who attend college or serve in the military failed, Obama announced that illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children – so-called Dreamers – would be able to stay and obtain work permits.

Last August, the administration said federal agents shouldn’t deport the parents or guardians of minor children. Three months later, agents were directed to allow the spouses, children and parents of service members, reservists and veterans to stay.

“It’s an effort to shift priorities,” said Marshall Fitz, the director of immigration policy at the left-leaning Center for American Progress. “Doesn’t it make sense to prioritize?”            

Now Obama gets ‘executive power’ czar


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Specializes in bypassing Congress to enact ‘progressive  change’

By Aaron Klein

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A senior progressive strategist and former chief of staff for President Bill  Clinton who specializes in the use of executive authority to bypass Congress is  reportedly joining the White House.

Podesta last month announced the establishment of a new group, the Washington  Center for Equitable Growth, that will work within his Center for American  Progress. The new center bills itself as a research and grant-making  organization founded to accelerate the closing of what it calls the income gap  in the U.S. by fighting so-called income inequality.

The Times reported Podesta will help the White House on “matters related to  the health care law, administration organization and executive actions,” with  particular focus on so-called climate change issues, according to a person  familiar with the plans.

Podesta is a long-time champion of the use of executive powers, including  bypassing the legislative branch to enact progressive change.

In November 2010, he co-authored a 48-page Center for American Progress paper  titled “The  Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change.”

“The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president  significant authority to make and implement policy,” wrote Podesta in the  paper’s introduction.

“These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key  issues facing the country through executive orders, rulemaking, agency  management, convening and creating public-private partnerships, commanding the  armed forces … diplomacy.”

Podesta stressed: “The ability of President Obama to accomplish important  change through these powers should not be underestimated.”

In a conference call to reporters after the release of the paper on executive  authority, Podesta recalled that after Democrats lost control of Congress in  1994, President  Clinton utilized his executive privileges to enact progressive change without  the help of Congress.

Podesta’s paper details how Obama can push executive change on a host of  issues.

The paper states that on energy and environmental arena, the president  can:

  • Reduce oil imports and make progress toward energy independence.
  • Progress toward reducing greenhouse gas pollution by 17 percent by  2020.
  • Conserve federal lands for future generations.
  • Manage public lands to support a balanced energy strategy.
  • Convene and engage hunters and anglers in the development of a fish and  wildlife climate adaptation plan.
  • Generate solar energy on U.S. Air Force hangar roofs.On the domestic  economic policy front, Podesta usges Obama to:
  • Direct an assessment, strategy, and new policy development to promote U.S.  competitiveness.
  • Launch the new consumer financial protection bureau with an aggressive  agenda to protect and empower consumers.
  • Increase the capacity of small businesses to expand hiring and purchases by  accelerating the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act.
  • Promote automatic mediation to avoid foreclosure where possible and speed  resolution.
  • Create a Web portal to empower housing counselors, reduce burdens on lenders  and speed up home mortgage modifications.
  • Help stabilize home values and communities by turning “shadow REO” housing  inventory into “scattered site” rental housing.
  • Promote practices that support working families.

On the domestic policy front, Podesta’s paper recommends that Obama:

  • Partner with the private sector in health care payment reform.
  • Focus on health care prevention in implementing the Affordable Care  Act.
  • Streamline and simplify access to federal antipoverty programs.
  • Replace costly, inhumane immigration detention policies with equally  effective measures.

Regarding education policy, the paper states the president can:

  • Launch an “educational productivity” initiative to help school districts  spend every dollar wisely to best prepare our children for the 21st  century.
  • Ensure students can compare financial aid offers from different  postsecondary institutions.
  • Improve the quality, standards and productivity of postsecondary  education.

With regard to “improving the performance of the federal government,” the  president can:

  • Scrutinize federal spending programs and tax expenditures to achieve greater  returns on public investment.
  • Build the next-generation Recovery.gov website to track all public  expenditures and performance in real time.
  • Use new information technology for faster, more transparent freedom of  information.
  • Create a virtual U.S. statistical agency.
  • Collect data on lesbian ,gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in federal  data surveys.

And in the foreign policy and national security arena, the president and his  administration can:

  • Rebalance Afghanistan strategy with greater emphasis on political and  diplomatic progress.
  • Promote domestic revenue generation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Appoint a special envoy for the Horn of Africa and the southwest Arabian  Peninsula region.
  • Appoint a special commission to assess contracting practices in national  security and foreign affairs.
  • Redouble support for Palestinian state- and institution-building  efforts.
  • Pursue dual-track policy on Iran while sharpening focus on Iranian human  rights issues.
  • Reinvigorate the U.S.-Turkey strategic alliance. Develop a comprehensive  policy on the Russia-Georgia conflict.

In 2008, Podesta served as co-director of Obama’s transition into the White  House.

A Time magazine article profiled the influence of Podesta’s Center for  American Progress in the formation of the Obama administration, stating that “not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan’s transition in  1981 has a single outside group held so much sway.”

The center is funded by billionaire George Soros. Its board includes Van  Jones, Obama’s former “green jobs” czar, who resigned in September 2009 after it  was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization.

With additional research by Brenda J. Elliott.

Supporters Push Obama to Bypass Congress Even More


Congressional Democrats and activists, frustrated with the  gridlock in Washington, are pressing President Barack Obama to bypass Congress  and use his executive authority to achieve progress on a number of top liberal  issues.
According to The  Washington Times, the president has already invoked his powers to change  laws on issues ranging from immigration and healthcare to welfare and education  laws, and supporters want him to go further.
“In light of Republican  obstructionism, it should be no surprise to anyone that the administration is  moving more and more toward executive action,” Jim Manley, a Democratic  strategist, told the Times.
“The problem, however, is you can do a lot  more via the legislative process than you can do through executive orders.”
On healthcare reform, the president has taken a number of unilateral  decisions on the application of the law to meet his political objectives.
For example, he  single-handedly suspended the employer mandate, made a decision that  people could receive subsidies even if they’re not participating in Obamacare’s  state-run health exchanges. He also  decided that states  have the authority to approve existing insurance plans even if they are  not in keeping with the new requirements in the Affordable Care Act.
Obama also made waves when he decided to halt  the deportation of “Dreamers,” or immigrants who were illegally brought  to the U.S. as minors, even though Congress voted against the policy.
Republicans and legal experts have argued that Obama has far overstepped his  authority and run roughshod over the constitutional system.
But  supporters say he should go further.  More than two  dozen House Democrats wrote a letter to Obama saying he should exercise  his authority to give amnesty to all illegal immigrants.
And liberal  lawmakers also are pressing him to use executive authority for measures to  achieve greater income equality.
“The problem with what the president is  doing is that he is not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system; he  is becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid:  that is,  the concentration of power in any single branch,” Jonathan Turley, law professor  at George Washington University, told the House Judiciary Committee this week,  according to the Times.
“We’ve had the radical expansion of presidential  powers under by President Bush and President Obama,” Turley added.  “We have  what many once called an imperial presidency model of largely unchecked  authority.  And with that trend we also have the continued rise of this fourth  branch.  We have agencies that are now quite large that issue regulations.”
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House Judiciary versus the imperial President


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House Judiciary versus the imperial President

By: John Hayward  12/5/2013 09:42 AM

Fox News relates some stern criticism of our imperial President from this week’s House Judiciary Committee hearings:

Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., says the president, “doesn’t have a debate in the Oval Office about what he wants to do,” adding, “he does what he wants to do, and then you no longer have representative democracy.”

George Washington University law professor and Obama supporter Jonathan Turley says he’s troubled by the expansion of executive power under both President George W. Bush and now President Obama.

“The problem of what the president is doing is that he is not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system; he is becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid: that is, the concentration of power in any single branch,” he said.

Rep. Goodlatte, who called the hearings, appeared on Fox News with Megyn Kelly to discuss them afterward:

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The unitary executive had his defenders, too:

Article II of the U.S. Constitution calls on the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Simon Lazarus, Senior Counsel for the Constitutional Accountability Center, says that’s exactly what President Obama is doing by modifying the ACA so that the law can be successfully implemented.

Lazarus also testified before the committee.

“I have to say that hyperventilating about how extraordinary and unprecedented and unconstitutional these delays are is just that, it’s hyperventilation and it’s contrary to obvious historical fact,” Lazarus said.

That’s an absurd rationalization, if not downright creepy.  Presidents have unlimited power to violate the law in order make sure it’s “faithfully executed?”  We had to break the law in order to preserve it. We had to burn the village in order to save it.

What Lazarus presumably means is that the President can do whatever it takes to ensure the “spirit” of a law succeeds, or that it meets its true “goals”… as defined unilaterally by him.  Goodbye, separation of powers, checks and balances, Constitutional order, and all the rest of those antique notions from the pre-totalitarian era.  The way it works now is, Congress agrees that something wonderful should happen, and the dictator-President makes sure it does.  If you don’t like it, you can vote him out of office in four years.  Or take it out on his designated successor, in the case of a lame duck like Barack Obama.

Though experts testifying before the committee mentioned impeachment as the ultimate check on executive power, Republicans on the committee gave the idea no real consideration – given that the Senate is controlled by Democrats. They also expressed frustration that under current legal precedent it is virtually impossible for members to sue the executive branch.

The experts seemed unified in expressing to the committee that the one viable solution “comes down to elections.”

What elections?  The whole point of the imperial Presidency, and the dissolution of the Republic, is that congressional elections don’t really matter all that much.  The lesson of the recent government shutdown is that the House of Representatives is almost entirely symbolic – it has little real power now.  Control of the House means you get to hold hearings where experts say it’s a pity the House doesn’t have its enumerated powers any more.

The Senate still  has some real power, but you might have noticed that the current Democrat majority has been busy stripping the minority of influence, using the very same maneuvers Democrats denounced as unspeakable offenses to the Constitution and the spirit of 1776 when they were the minority, in opposition to a Republican president.  At this point, in all but a few respects, a President whose party commands 51 Senate seats holds virtually unlimited power, except for a few instances – certain to be far more common if Republicans hold the White House and Senate – where strong bipartisan opposition to the President takes shape.

It cannot be said enough that Americans would be absolutely foolish to accept a single presidential vote every four years as an adequate check on power.  Obviously the framers of the Constitution didn’t think that was good enough.  Too many modern voters have squandered their legacy of limited government because they view the President as the one official “everybody” votes for, so the unitary executive who can supersede or disregard Congress seems reasonable to them… when it’s a Democrat, of course.  It seems quaintly amusing today, but liberals were very upset by George Bush’s allegedly unitary powers, back in the day.  Their arguments make for hilarious comedy reading in light of the dizzying imperial powers asserted by Barack Obama, with virtually no objections from the people who thought Bush was pushing the boundaries of his office.

We hear a lot of talk about “consensus” and the “will of the people” these days.  Not to be overly alarmist, but you will search history in vain for the record of a single tyrant who did not claim to be exercising the will of the people.  In the modern American context, it’s foolish to accept the assertion by Obama defenders that a single presidential election expresses “the will of the people” for four years, with opposition becoming tantamount to “sabotage” or “treason.”  There isn’t much that a huge, diverse country full of independent people reaches a true “consensus” on.  The rough and tumble of congressional debate, complete with all its “stalemate” and “gridlock,” is a more accurate reflection of our national debate about important issues.  If we have a Congress that doesn’t get things done, maybe that’s because there aren’t a lot of things we agree, on a national scale, that we want the federal government to do.  Elections are not supposed to be punitive exercises against benevolent dictators who didn’t satisfy 51 percent of the electorate.

What Obama has done, particularly with respect to ObamaCare, goes far beyond exercising executive discretion to hammer out a few dents in an otherwise sound, faithfully executed law.  He keeps doing things he has absolutely no statutory authority to do, and rarely even bothers to argue to the contrary.  His “argument” always boils down to “I think it’s the right thing to do, and I don’t want to argue with Congress about it.”

But “arguing with Congress” is a vital component of the American system.  To put it bluntly, if the President’s big brainstorm only works when he can rewrite the law on the fly, his program is garbage that is utterly incompatible with the American system of government.  No representative of any party, in either chamber, should vote for a “law” that only “works” if the President can violate it at will.  (Or, in the case of Obama’s largely forgotten insurance cancellation “fix” from a few weeks ago, invite other people to violate it, and promise not to prosecute them for a year.)

That’s not a law.  It’s an assertion of raw power.  There is a difference.  American government is supposed to be about law, not power.  Laws bind those who pass them.  Laws bind the government, as well as the people.  There are plenty of reasonable mechanisms for modifying or repealing laws that don’t work as planned.  Even the Constitution has an amendment process, which has been used many times.

But following those processes dilutes the power of a dictatorial President and power-hungry party, because it means the opposition party gets to weigh in and extract concessions.  Obviously the petulant Obama doesn’t want that.  He wasn’t about to submit his proposed delay of the ObamaCare mandate to Congress for proper debate and ratification, so he did what the American system expressly forbids, and made unilateral, arbitrary changes to the law for nakedly political reasons.  If the Affordable Care Act actually was “faithfully executed” as written, with the employer mandate kicking in on schedule, the ACA would most likely have been repealed by now, with a veto-overriding bipartisan majority driven by public outrage.

And that’s the way it should be.  Presidents and congressional representatives should be afraid to pass laws that could blow up in their faces.  They should be afraid of suffering from their hubris and arrogance.  If there’s one thing America desperately needs right now, it’s humble government.

But we’re not going to get humble government any time soon, because as the House Judiciary hearings illustrate, there’s really nothing anyone can do about the imperial presidency at the moment.  The ugly political genius of Barack Obama involved calling every bluff in the American system, which long ago degenerated past the point where any serious penalties awaited the aspiring dictator.  In a real sense, that business about “elections” being the remedy for abuse of power means the media is the only real remaining check against presidential power.  If the media doesn’t repeatedly tell people to get angry about something, and keep them good and riled all the way through an election, there’s no price to pay.  Obama correctly judged he would never have to face that kind of press coverage.

The polite understandings and gentlemen’s agreements from previous years were swept aside like so many cobwebs by Obama, to replaced by a simple implied challenge: What are you gonna do about it, impeach me?  He knows the answer is “no,” so he does as he pleases, with just enough restraint to keep his media allies from growing queasy.  That’s not how America is supposed to work, and it’s no surprise that the results have been dismaying.

Update: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made some of these points during an interview with Fusion TV:

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(Hat tip: Washington Examiner.)   Cruz makes an interesting point about dictatorship: it can exist without Castro-style imprisonment of dissidents.  Dictators are always interested in suppressing dissent, but there are many less brutal ways of achieving that goal.  The dangers of centralized power are not eliminated because it wears velvet gloves.  It increasingly seems that Obama apologists make the argument that he’s not a dictator almost entirely based on the absence of gulags, as though any seizure of power that doesn’t involve tossing dissidents into concentration camps is acceptable.  And it’s not as if this President has been shy about using the power of government to punish dissident Americans, and their political organizations,  in a variety of interesting ways…

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Is An Executive Order a Law that Must be Obeyed?


Is An Executive Order a Law that Must be Obeyed?

King-Obama_croppedThere’s talk that President Obama will ignore Congress and issue Executive Orders to implement new gun regulations over against the clear reading of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Is an Executive Order a law? Will we be obligated to obey it?

Executive Orders have a long history. Republicans and Democrats have issued them. Only a few of them have been overturned by the courts.

Neither Republicans nor Democrats do much about Executive Orders they don’t like since both parties issue them. This is how the Washington game is played.

Republicans and Democrats like Executive Orders on difficult issues because it stops the legislative process that they’ll have to participate in and eventually vote yes or no. They can always tell the voters back home, “Well, I would have voted against that if the President hadn’t issued an Executive Order. Golly gee willikers, now my hands are tied.” Right.

An Executive Order is only valid if it’s done within the jurisdictional authority of the President’s constitutional authority. To rule against the Second Amendment is not a presidential prerogative. If it is, then the President could turn his attention to the First Amendment and issue an order that newspapers can no longer criticize him. Conservative talk radio would die a quick death if the President issued an Executive Order saying that the freedom of speech had to be limited in several ways, one of which was negative political speech, especially about him.

Don’t get me wrong. I do believe that President Obama would like to do all these things. He’s mad with power. He has a vendetta against America.

Chris Matthews of MSNBC made a statement about how President Obama should have been treated by presidential challenger Mitt Romney in their second debate. It was the fact that Gov. Romney actually challenged the President that led Matthews to go Gestapo on Romney:

“I don’t think [Mitt Romney] understands the Constitution of the United States… He’s the president of the United States. You don’t say, ‘you’ll get your chance.’”

Yes you do. President Obama is an elected official. He’s not a king. The king battle was fought a long time ago at Runnymede in 1215.

If the President and other anti-Second Amendment advocates want to limit our freedoms, then they can go through the amendment process. An Executive Order is the chicken’s way out. It’s also unconstitutional.

The Democrats know this. That’s why they’re sending out Vice President Biden to soften the rhetoric:

“The president is going to act. There are executive orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”

Did you see it? “Legislative action that we believe is required.” In terms of the Separation of Powers, the President does not have the constitutional authority to legislate. Of course, that hasn’t stopped him or any other president.

Biden went on to say that “this is a moral issue and that ‘it’s critically important that we act.’” Morally, the President can’t ignore an Amendment to the Constitution. How is banning guns for everyone the moral thing to do when only a tiny fraction use guns illegally? How will banning guns to stop immoral people from using whatever they can find to do harm?

Timothy McVeigh used kerosene and fertilizer to kill 169 people. Abortion doctors use medical instruments to kill pre-born babies? A man was poisoned with cyanide before he could cash in his $1 million dollar lottery ticket.

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