Executive Order 13603 and the potential threat to individual liberties and constitutional rights.
Amidst the growing concerns that World War III could break out at any moment, we are reminded of a rather concerning Executive Order 13603 that Barrack Obama signed back on March 16, 2012 that was disguised as a “National Defense Resources Preparedness.”
The order, still relevant today, continues to draw scrutiny as critics argue that it enables a significant expansion of presidential authority, raising apprehensions about the erosion of checks and balances. By vesting the executive branch with sweeping control over critical resources during national defense emergencies, this controversial executive order has ignited debates regarding the potential suppression of civil liberties and the dangers associated with granting a single individual such extensive command. While proponents argue that the order enhances national security preparedness, opponents express concerns about the potential abuse of power and the need for greater transparency in its implementation.
The most ominous sign of possible things to come are in the 10-page document which seem to be a blueprint for a federal takeover of the economy.
The plan involves seizing control of:
* “All commodities and products that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals”
* “All forms of energy”
* “All forms of civil transportation”
* “All usable water from all sources”
* “Health resources — drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment”
* Forced labor ( or “induction” as the executive order delicately refers to military conscription)
Moreover, federal officials would “issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources.”
Each government bureaucracy “shall act as necessary and appropriate.”
In a Forbes article, even though, EO 13603 delegated authority to various departments and members of the Cabinet, it’s ultimately up to the President to determine to what extent the order is enforced. This made a lot of people, including most preppers regardless of political affiliation, terrified about how and when the President might decide to enforce control over essential resources like food, water, energy, etc.
Obama’s 13603 seems to describe a potentially totalitarian regime obsessed with control over everything. Obama’s executive order makes no effort to justify the destruction of liberty, no effort to explain how amassing totalitarian control would enable government to deal effectively with cyber sabotage, suicide bombings, chemical warfare, nuclear missiles or other possible threats.
There’s nothing in executive order 13603 about upholding the Constitution or protecting civil liberties.
EO 13603 poses severe threats and potential harm to the country, disregarding the potential benefits it claims to offer. Here are significant reasons why this executive order is detrimental and unfavorable:
- Erosion of Individual Liberties: The order grants the government excessive powers, endangering individual liberties and civil rights. It paves the way for potential abuses of power, allowing for violations of constitutional rights, including property rights, privacy, and due process. The unchecked authority undermines the very foundations of democracy.
- Lack of Accountability and Transparency: Transparency and accountability are virtually non-existent within the order’s framework. The Defense Production Act Committee, responsible for advising the president, lacks oversight, leading to potential favoritism, corruption, and the erosion of public trust. The absence of checks and balances leaves citizens vulnerable to the misuse of resources during emergencies.
- Devastating Impacts on the Private Sector: Executive Order 13603 grants the government unprecedented control over private sector resources and infrastructure. This excessive control stifles economic freedom, discourages innovation, and hampers private sector growth. By undermining businesses and imposing government control, the order threatens the foundation of a thriving economy.
- Constitutional Violations: The broad language and powers granted by the order raise serious concerns regarding its constitutionality. The vague provisions infringe upon fundamental constitutional principles, such as freedom of speech, assembly, and due process. The order potentially violates the rights that form the cornerstone of American democracy.
- Unequal Distribution of Resources: The order’s authority to prioritize and allocate resources during emergencies opens the door to unjust disparities. The potential for unequal distribution disproportionately affects marginalized communities, exacerbating existing social and economic inequalities. This exacerbation further deepens divisions within the nation.
Executive Order 13603 presents an alarming and dangerous scenario for the country. The erosion of individual liberties, lack of transparency, detrimental impacts on the private sector, constitutional violations, and unequal resource allocation all contribute to the highly negative and harmful consequences of this executive order. It is imperative to scrutinize and address these concerns to safeguard the fundamental principles that uphold a just society that protects our constitutional republic.