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Executive orders

By From page A5 | August 04, 2014

EDITOR:

Recently the Republicans in the House of Representatives moved to challenge our president’s record of “End Around Runs” on our Constitution. (Do not expect a lot out of the Republicans.) His “End Around Runs” are his use of executive orders. Executive orders do not need input from Congress or anyone else. Virtually it could be called a Dictatorial Decree. Since our president has been in office (six years), he has issued over 900 executive orders. Sure some are routine White House business, but some are not. He has issued more executive orders than all the other Presidents combined to this day.

On March 16, 2012, our president signed an executive order that gives him the ability to declare martial law and militarize our police departments under his power. This order was called the National Defense Resources Preparedness Order. Executive orders are legally binding orders given by the president without debate by the public; Congressional approval is not required, but they have the same legal weight as the as the laws passed by Congress. Not one section or article in the United States Constitution or Statute permits this except a vague “Executive Power” given in Article II; Section 1 of the Constitution together with “Takes Care That the Laws be Faithfully Executed” in Article II, Section 3.

There are many executive orders, but here are just a few. Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin Roosevelt gave power to the military to put people in a military zone. These zones were known as “Internment Camps.” Executive Order 13233 President George W. Bush issued to restrict access to the Official Records of the Presidents. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was created by an executive order. All these executive orders and many more were created without any public debate or agreement by the supposedly elected representatives of the people. Most law is introduced without public debate through “Secondary Legislation.”

Here is a list of executive orders to find on the Internet, if you so dare: No. 10990, 10995, 10997, 10998, 10999, 11000, 11001, 11002, 11003, 11004, 11005, 11051, 11921 and 12919. Executive Order 12919 signed by President Clinton on June 3, 1994, puts all of the above orders under one. They are just waiting for a “crisis” to activate them, and the “crisis” is coming. It all remains a question of how not when, but it surely is coming to your neighbor soon.

But alas, don’t turn off the world soccer championship games when your country needs you to understand what is at stake. We have to gain control of our country through the ballot box and not create the needed “crisis.”

Before this letter was even finished one more noteworthy executive order was signed. Apparently, George W. Bush signed one to create a wildlife preservation area of 87,000 square miles out in international waters around islands we control like Quam and our territories. As recently as last week, not to be outdone, our current resident of the White House signed another order adding an additional 782,000 square miles to the preservation area.

By what authority can our presidents declare these areas of preservation? This is international waters. It affects other countries’ fishing rights. Who will police them? At what cost to us? This should have been an issue for the UN, but then they are too busy trying to control the U.S. through Agenda 21. Do not ignore Agenda 21. Find out about it now not tomorrow. It is just one stage of the metamorphosis of the United States into the North American Union.

BRIAN DeBERRY
Placerville

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