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  • Executive orders to circumvent Congress 
  • Congress needs to push back when Orders go beyond Presidential authority. 
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  • Cumulative effect may lead to peacetime martial law 
  • Press is not covering Obama and Hilary trying to end-run Congress' 2012 refusal to adopt UN gun control laws

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President Barack Obama made waves last Friday when — amid a fierce fiscal cliff debate — he signed an executive order ending the pay freeze on certain federal workers.  Beneficiaries included Vice President Joe Biden, judges and members of Congress.  Though the raises were relatively modest – about $900/year for members of Congress and $6,000/year for Biden– the Weekly Standard writes that the executive order would cost the taxpayer roughly $11 billion over the next ten years.

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On Tuesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation blocking the pay raise.

The measure received immense bipartisan support, passing 287-129, with 55 Democrats voting with Republicans against the president’s proposal.  The bill will go to the Senate next, but according to the Hill it may not be considered due to language in the already-passed “fiscal cliff” bill blocking the $900 congressional pay raise.  The Blaze


26-Oct-26  Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council

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Bottom line: the National Security Strategy encourages partnerships with non-governmental organizations, foundations, and community-based organizations. Got it. So what exactly is the EO plan for these partnerships? There is established a White House Homeland Security Partnership Council (Council) to foster local partnerships -- between the Federal Government and the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, community-based organizations, and State, local, tribal, and territorial government and law enforcement -- to address homeland security challenges.

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We recall this quote from Obama's July 2, 2008 speech: We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. First, our immediate concern should reflect that this EO's bastardized security hybrid is hardly unique in modern history. The German Schutzstaffel, the infamous SS, and the Soviet KGB, Committee for State Security, both began as hybrid security organizations. They were deliberately created outside traditional governmental roles, exclusively for the consolidation and implementation of power on behalf of a single individual. http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/a_national_security_hybrid.html

We recall this quote from Obama's July 2, 2008 speech: We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
First, our immediate concern should reflect that this EO's bastardized security hybrid is hardly unique in modern history.  The German Schutzstaffel, the infamous SS, and the Soviet KGB, Committee for State Security, both began as hybrid security organizations.  They were deliberately created outside traditional governmental roles, exclusively for the consolidation and implementation of power on behalf of a single individual.  http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/a_national_security_hybrid.html

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Obama's order gives the executive branch of our government, with all its agencies and secretaries, powers to commandeer most major areas of the private sector for the nebulously defined purposes of "national defense," even during peacetime [for the first time ever]. This includes power over all forms of energy, energy use, control and distribution; all water sources in the United States; all food sources, which includes production facilities, factories, farms and farm equipment; health resources, which includes all aspects of the health care industry from drugs to diagnostic equipment to medical facilities; and civil transportation, which includes control over all movement of people and forms of transportation in the United States, and all storage and repair facilites.  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/miller/120320
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Many people are convinced that this means Barack Obama is setting up a situation to declare peacetime martial law in America. http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/miller/120320 ...martial law places authority [in] the high ranking military officials rather than in the heads of government. It removes power from the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government and places it in the hands of the military officers. Logically, does it matter what one’s intent [is], or does it matter more what one has the ability to do? If one has the ability to trump the representative republic without the people’s consent, does it matter if the current leader will, or does it matter more that some leader eventually will? If there’s a hole, someone is going to step in it eventually. Politiphobia@live.com