Obama Power Grab

By Ralph Forbes

“The new White House Executive Order of March 16, 2012, the so called ‘National Defense Resources Preparedness Order,’ is a clear blueprint for total government control over the civilian economy, under the guise of ‘national defense,’” warns Maj. Gen. Albert “Bert” N. Stubblebine III, former commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command.


The White House has set in motion the regulatory basis for an American version of Lenin’s “War Communism” whereby the entire civilian economy is militarized, says distinguished doctor of law Ralph Fucetola.

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Fucetola analyzed this executive order (EO), which gives the president the power to take over the means of production. It annuls private contracts and commandeers all the resources of all the people. This EO, if allowed to stand, sets the legal basis for total government control over: “food, energy, health, civil transportation, water and all other materials, services and facilities.”

Dissecting the lengthy diktat, the president and his secretaries have the authority to seize all transportation, energy and infrastructure inside the United States. The federal government would not only control all necessities—but the lives of 99% of Americans. The EO claims the president even has the power to forcibly draft American citizens into the military. The EO also contains language on harnessing American citizens to fulfill “labor requirements” for “the purposes of national defense.”

Everything means everything, including:

“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, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp and flax fiber. . . . “Water resources” means all usable water, from all sources.

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The EO does not require “national emergencies” or times of war. This EO can be invoked for confiscation and control by presidential whim “when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization and national emergency.”

There is no evidence that any of the GOP candidates—other than Ron Paul—has the guts to stand against this treason.
Ralph Forbes is a freelance writer based in Arkansas. He is also a member of AFP’s Southern Bureau. Contact him at [email protected]