March 18th, 2012
(DaisyLuther) – Very quietly, on Friday, March 16, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order called the National Defense Resources Preparedness order.
Like every “act” or “order” passed of late, the name is a completely misleading piece of false-patriotic propaganda.
It should be called the “We Can Take Anything from Anyone at Any Time” order, because that is exactly what it boils down to.
The general function of the act is this:
Executive departments and agencies responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense…or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand.
This means that any department of the government that is responsible for any item or service, either for the military or the general populace, can make a determination of what the needs of the country are. The “full spectrum of emergenices” means that this is not specific to times of martial law.
These departments shall:
be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirement.
This means that if you own a factory that produces something the government “needs”, your facility can be co-opted to produce the goods required. People can be forced to work to provide these items.
A committee, headed up by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, “shall serve as the integrated policymaking forum for consideration and formulation of national defense resource preparedness policy and shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act.”
Six governmental departments have been delegated the authority “to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense.”
This is followed by a list of the Department Secretaries and what items they can “reallocate” (which sounds better than “steal”)
The Secretary of each agency…shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions.
make a continuing appraisal of the Nation’s workforce needs for purposes of national defense
the development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services
formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting the labor requirements of actions to be taken for national defense purposes
“Civil transportation” includes movement of persons and property by all modes of transportation in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce within the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia, and related public storage and warehousing, ports, services, equipment and facilities, such as transportation carrier shop and repair facilities. “Civil transportation” also shall include direction, control, and coordination of civil transportation capacity regardless of ownership.
“Energy” means all forms of energy including petroleum, gas (both natural and manufactured), electricity, solid fuels (including all forms of coal, coke, coal chemicals, coal liquification, and coal gasification), solar, wind, other types of renewable energy, atomic energy, and the production, conservation, use, control, and distribution (including pipelines) of all of these forms of energy.
“Farm equipment” means equipment, machinery, and repair parts manufactured for use on farms in connection with the production or preparation for market use of food resources.
“Fertilizer” means any product or combination of products that contain one or more of the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for use as a plant nutrient.
“Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers.
“Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources.
“Health resources” means drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment required to diagnose, mitigate or prevent the impairment of, improve, treat, cure, or restore the physical or mental health conditions of the population.
“Water resources” means all usable water, from all sources, within the jurisdiction of the United States, that can be managed, controlled, and allocated to meet emergency requirements.
March 16, 2012
Source: Daisy Luther