More on National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order
by Pinedale Online!
March 19, 2012
President Obama signed the latest version of the National Defense
Resources Preparedness Executive Order on Friday, March 16, it caught a
number of people by surprise who didn’t realize that presidential
administrations have been creating Executive Orders for decades
strengthening the government’s power to control the country’s natural
resources, land, infrastructure and people under the argument of
national defense and emergency preparedness.
Presidents have refined the original act put in place since 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (EO 8248, http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/08248.html)
which was originally started to survey, collect data, analyze problems
pertaining to national resources and to make recommendations to the
President and Congress or long-term plans and programs "for the wise use
and fullest development of such resources."
In 1994, President
Clinton signed Executive Order 12919, National Defense Industrial
Resources Preparedness, a document similar to the current incarnation
President Obama updated and signed. http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/pdf/12919.pdf Executive Order 12919, President Bill Clinton, 1994
Here is the version signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012.
Order has been superseded a number of times, starting in 1951 by nearly
every President through Bill Clinton, and amended twice by George W.
Hotair.com has some more in-depth analysis about the latest
update of this Executive Order, with the broad conclusion that this
order is nothing new, but rather updates existing delegation of
authority with more current nomenclature, granting no new authority to
the President or Cabinet that they don’t already have under existing
law: "National Defense Resources Preparedness" executive order: Power grab or mere update?" By Ed Morrissey, March 18, 2012
We could not find a discussion on the constitutionality of these martial law orders to take control over private property.