Herring: The Executive Order Controversy (1)

On Friday, 3/16/2012, President Obama issued an executive order called “National Defense Resources Preparedness” (NDRP), posting it on the White House’s official website.

Almost immediately, the blogosphere exploded with the news.  Citizens began calling their TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers, demanding coverage.  At the time of this writing, the furor has yet to abate.

The NDRP traces its origin to the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950, which attempted to establish a framework for placing the nation on a “war footing” as quickly and in as efficient a manner as possible should events warrant.  In an age of highly industrialized warfare, the basic building blocks of military success are composed of mundane elements such as supply chains, resource availability, parts, access to raw materials, and skilled labor.

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The Real Obama: Absolute power

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  • beentheredonethat

    IMO if the useful idiot America voters let them get away with it the radical socialist left’s Trojan Horse will have driven democracy over the brink by 2016. It’ll be too late. Contrary to what the Dem’s MO seems to indicate, the U.S. Constitution is not a doormat.

    • Jack

      Re: “The U.S. Constitution is not a doormat.”

      Agreed.

      Let them go. November is fast approaching and Obama (as in all he does) clearly demonstrates he is a political neophyte.

      My view: The US “left” is about to “come a cropper”and I see no reason to spoil their fun. Just let it happen.

      The “man” cannot stop digging.

  • Cy

    Let’s see if your next square jawed conservative warmonger UNDOES these powers, like Obama “undid” Gitmo and “Changed” the way large institutions are bailed out.
    This power grab is one big continuum. You will all be dead silent either at the end of this year or in 2016 when your crew has the new powers. That’s the downside of democracy

    • jean

      That is the danger of Governments and Bureaucracies once they nibble away at individual rights and get ” powers “, any following Government is very reluctant to give up any powers: Sort of the whole ” power corrupting and absolute power corrupting absolutely “.

      So is Obama channelling Chavez and ” dreaming ” of making a grab for new powers ? President for life ….. maybe ?

  • Jack

    Entry update: Video from Fox News added which is germane to this conversation.

    Please watch.

  • beentheredonethat

    Re: the sidebar video, Bill Whittle. There can be no legitimate critism of anything Bill is saying. Common sense 101. There can also be no denying that 8 years of hatred spewed at GWB and the GOP in general by the corrupt media set the stage to con a small majority of incredibly foolish gullible guilt ridden Americans to vote a near complete stranger into the Oval Office. I doubt if history will record a collective act of stupidity and ongoing wilful denial of a nation on the brink of its own financial and democratic death throes on this magnitute by its citizens ever again. We are witnessing history.

  • FREE

    Do NOT believe the BS, this is just one more baby step to the goal of total control.

  • beentheredonethat

    “The power it conveys is staggering and cannot be safely entrusted to a single branch of government, much less to a single man.”

    America…..”Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee”

    • stageleft

      Absolutely beentheredonethat – Obama is pushing the boundries he came up against exactly like the last one (remember when Bush redefined torture as “enhanced interrogation” and made it OK because there was a doctor somewhere close), and the one before that, and the one before that, and…..

      It is the nature of the political leader beast isn’t it?