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Some Heavyweights Dismiss Obama’s Latest Executive Order as Much Ado About Nothing – Ann Barnhardt Vehemently Disagrees

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Why the NDRP E.O. of 3/16/2012 is Different
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - March 18, AD 2012 8:46 PM MST

I’m getting really, really sick of these pundits and talking heads on the so-called “right” clucking their tongues at the unwashed masses and telling us that we’re crazy and paranoid to be the least bit concerned each and every time the Obama regime takes another stride toward totalitarianism. And it is EACH AND EVERY TIME.

Let me break it down for Ed Morrissey, and all of the other pundits in that social circle so that you can get your heads around this. We are concerned and even, dare I say it, panicked, because we can see the big picture of the Obama regime for what it is. We can take the totality of the dataset and draw not just a logical, reasoned conclusion, but a conclusion that is supported by centuries – nay millenia – of past precedent. We are, as Patrick Henry put it, “willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”
Why is the 3/16/2012 Executive Order worthy of grave concern? Simply put, because of the man and the regime who issued it. This is a man, and a regime that has done the following:
-Sent the Secretary of Defense (Leon Panetta) to Congress to put them on notice that despite the explicitness of the Constitution, the consent of the Congress to wage war will neither be solicited nor required by the Commander in Chief or his regime. The CiC and SECDEF may, if they feel like it and can find the time, MAY inform the Congress of “kinetic military actions” henceforth.
-Declared the First Amendment null and void by mandating that every American must, as a condition of legal residency in the United States, pay for abortions. Mr. Morrissey, being a Catholic, you should understand that what the Obama regime has done is demand your very soul. In order to remain corporeally “free” in the United States of America, you must enter into mortal sin, reject Jesus Christ in totality, turn your back on your Crucified Savior, excommunicate yourself from the Church, and consign your immortal soul to eternal hell. If that isn’t the prohibiting of the free exercise of religion, then nothing is or ever could be.
-Committed acts of war upon the sovereign nation of Mexico and her people, willfully arming narco-terrorists with the intent of using the optics of hundreds if not thousands of brutally murdered Mexicans in order to stir up and justify the overthrow of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. This is textbook sedition.
-Has coordinated with regime cronies in the Legislative Branch to enable the Obama regime to operate for an entire term WITH NO BUDGET WHATSOEVER. In this time, the Obama regime has looted the United States Treasury and debased the currency of the United States to the tune of SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS, or roughly one-half the gross domestic product.
This is just a very, very, very short list. Additionally, with each passing day it is being further revealed that EVERY SINGLE PERSON Barack Obama has ever associated with has been not merely a Marxist, not merely a Socialist, not merely a Communist, but a TOTALITARIAN hellbent on the destruction of the United States of America.
I’ll concede the point that if this Executive Order was issued by – get this – Jimmy Carter or even Bill Clinton, I could buy the idea that it was merely an emergency protocol housekeeping item of some sort geared toward the reaction of the Federal Government after a nuclear attack. I’d be skeptical, but I would be open to the argument.
Not so now. These people are totalitarian tyrants who are no longer even trying to hide their intentions. See the bulleted items above. There comes a point where you have to pull your head out of the sand, synthesize a massive dataset into its obvious, coherent output, and be willing to know the worst, and to provide for it.
Denying the obvious, even when the obvious is horrific, is not some sort of virtue. Keeping people numb to reality and drunk on a sugary treacle of distraction and reassurance that “everything’s okay” even when every iota of data and experience tells us that everything is NOT OKAY is not a virtuous public service. It is a massive failure in charity, both towards those who are misled and falsely-consoled by your assurances, and toward those whose intellects and intentions you backhandedly insult.
Remember, people exactly like Ed Morrissey and his ilk were calling everyone warning of Hitler’s danger to mankind “alarmist”, “conspiracy theorists” and “paranoid” up until 4:40 am on September 1, 1939 when the Luftwaffe attacked Weilun. And before that mess was over, 70 million human beings were dead. The hell that the Obama regime is determined to unleash on the world will make World War II look like a mere bar fight.
Yeah, I’m sorry I can’t tell you the day, hour and minute that open war is going to break out, both overseas and here in the homeland, or the exact date, time and high-tick in the markets before the entire system implodes. There is a name for people who claim to know exact dates of future events – they’re called CHARLATANS. If that failure makes me non-credible and paranoid, then I wear that sash with pride, and am consoled and flattered by the caliber of the company of Jeremiahs and Cassandras throughout history that I join. But I do know that it is coming, and that the NDRP Executive Order of 3/16/2012 is, WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE DAY AND THE REGIME THAT ISSUED IT, entirely ominous and certainly tactical.
I’ll leave you with the video of Larry Grathwohl, which can never, ever be posted, spread and publicized too much. Recorded in 1980, when Barack Obama was nothing more than a drug-addled foreign student at Occidental College and not yet even a glimmer in the eye of the Totalitarians who would later adopt him as their public persona, Grathwohl recounts conversations led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, the founders and leaders of the Weather Underground, the Marxist-Communist-Totalitarian terrorist group that Grathwohl was tasked to infiltrate, and the eventual intimates, ghostwriter and political handlers of Barack and Michelle Obama. The Totalitarian cabal that runs the Obama regime has intended, for decades, to collapse the United States, overthrow it, establish a Totalitarian oligarchy, and as a necessary corollary to that, murder at least ten percent of the population as “die-hard, unreformable capitalists.” In 1980, that 10% worked out to 25 million human beings. Today, it would be 31 million – but heck, what’s another Holocaust (6 million) give or take?
Today, you are either Churchill or you are Chamberlain.


  1. VaGal

    March 19th, 2012

    I am glad you posted this. Even the Prof at Legal Insurrection has taken a “this isn’t all that big of a deal” attitude about it. I heard Levin say tonight that his is “alarmed” by the EO, especially since it is Obama with these powers. So, I’m gonna have to go with Ann and Mark on this and say this is some scary sh*t. Obaoma has been whining about the Constitution and threatening to go around Congress to get things done. I fear that he plans to create a crisis in order to invoke these powers and our impotent Congress will do nothing to stop him.

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  2. VaGal

    March 19th, 2012

    UGH! “he” not his”. I hate it when I ruin a mini rant with a typo.

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  3. Jimmy

    March 19th, 2012

    Every time I read one of those Executive Orders outlining what our Federal Government will/can do in case of emergency, I think to myself: “They’re not competent enough!” When the feces wrap around the old fan blades, you can expect nothing from them except screwing everything up even worse.

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  4. MaryfromMarin

    March 19th, 2012

    It’s not just WHAT is being said that concerns me–it is also WHO is saying it, and the timing of its release.

    The WHY remains to be seen; and that is what concerns me the most.

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  5. RickeyG

    March 19th, 2012

    I HOPE that Ann is wrong, but I FEAR that she is not.

    The battle lines have been drawn, this nation is facing a punishment like never seen on our land, and we each have to be ready, physically AND spiritually.

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  6. Cliff Weismeyer

    March 19th, 2012

    No one says it with more precision or force than Anne.

    ‘Hot Air’ has gradually deteriorated since Michelle Malkin divested herself from it.

    Comment count priority is now the guiding principle with troll ridden free-for-alls becoming the norm, a-la Townhall.
    I don’t know if you could even consider “Allahpundit” a conservative.

    Even AOS HQ has gone squishy over recent months.

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  7. joeclark77

    March 19th, 2012

    I like Ann’s stuff but I think she’s over-reacting. This executive order is just a piece of paper and worth no more than the IOUs in the social security “lockbox”. If Obama really has the stones to declare a dictatorship he’s going to do it, and if he doesn’t, he’ll retire in January. (Knowing Obama’s ego, he probably just assumes that he can enjoy the loyalty of his stooges and the adoration of his fans as he enters his Jimmy Carter phase.)

    This executive order gives us no new information that we didn’t already know about.

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  8. F.D.R. in Hell

    March 19th, 2012

    If you’re old enough to remember my WWII Rationing program, you’ll know what is in store for the new Nation.

    This time, however, EVERYTHING, including your very lives will be rationed…permanently.

    America, very soon there will be no difference between here and there. :-(

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  9. x

    March 19th, 2012

    1. Ann is saying that context is important.

    2. This makes us ALL preppers now.

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  10. bitterclinger

    March 19th, 2012

    joeclark77 — IIRC, there is ONE thing different in Zero’s order. He can enact it anytime, not just wartime. And if he can control transportation, he could sure affect voting day. He’ll proclaim martial law the day before.

    Enough is enough. Someone needs to stop Ogabe now. He’s got nearly 10 more months to complete the final destruction and ensure eternal indebtedness of this nation.

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  11. Jethro

    March 19th, 2012


    “The new executive order gives the president and his executive branch agency heads far more power than was contemplated by Congress in the Defense Production Act (“Act”).”
    “President Obama has once again grossly overstepped the bounds of his authority. While not yet posing a threat of all-out martial law, as some have suggested, Obama’s latest executive order represents another blatant move of his toward centralized government control of the American economy.”

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  12. Chuck U Farley

    March 19th, 2012

    Mark Levin brought this up as his first topic of his show today. (It is replaying right now on ‘MarkLevinShow.com’) This Executive Order dates from 1950 and as Levin says, it is patently unconstitutional. Congress has no right to give away it’s powers to another branch of government. And the president does not have the power to commandeer the engine of economy.

    …like this is going to stop Obama.

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  13. MaryfromMarin

    March 19th, 2012


    Thanks for posting Mark Levin’s view. Some pundits have been saying “it’s no big deal, it’s old, this is just an update”, etc., etc.

    Well, it’s an update of something that is unconstitutional. That somehow makes it okay?

    BHO doesn’t do anything without an ulterior motive. This unconstitutional diktat has just been updated. I want to know why.

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  14. michellesbigbeaver

    March 19th, 2012

    The worthless f*cking libs all pissed and moaned about Bush and the Patriot Act and now this comes along and you hear nothing…if Bush tried anything like this they’d all be screaming and crying and having their periods together. All you ever heard out of the lib’s shit-eating pie holes was “the Constitution this and the Constitution that” but only when Repubs were in charge…. now this out of control bastard (true definition) Mulatto wipes his ass with the Constitution and the libs are lining up to lick his butt clean… including the conservative posers like O’Reilly and Coulter….

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  15. Jerry Manderin

    March 19th, 2012

    Stay tuned to find out how brilliant our Founding Fathers really were when they established this country…

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  16. Billy Fuster

    March 19th, 2012

    Who here doesn’t yet realize that the Republican party and Fox News are nothing more than token opposition?

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  17. gordo

    March 19th, 2012

    All those who aren’t worried about this EO just remember a famous phrase”
    “Consider the source”

    If it were any President but the current Immigrant in Chief, I wouldn’t be worried.

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  18. Redgrandma

    March 19th, 2012

    Bravo, Ann. I am always so glad for your brave and brilliant insight. I had to clench my fists to keep from screaming when so many who seemed to be thoughtful conservatives were poo pooing this.

    The timing is EVERYTHING. And that is why it is so dangerous when our nation,in days past, relinquished a freedom or principle to someone in power on the premise that reasonable people would never abuse the potential for unchecked power. We did just that by permitting such an EO back in the day when we trusted in the honor and integrity of the person sitting in the people’s house. And now that it has been reissued by someone who I truly believe could make foul use of it and to top that off he strengthens his authority within it, we should be very, very fearful for what is left of our freedom.

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  19. Sparky49

    March 19th, 2012

    I don’t speak out here often but every now and then I think I have to. The last time I spoke out was in response to the Knox Box kerfuffle and I haven’t been proved wrong on that one (YET). I love me my BFH and I think Ann rocks but I think this is one of those times where we are overreacting just a touch.

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  20. Sparky49

    March 20th, 2012

    I think I want to see a cartoon poking fun at Rosie O’FatAss’s massive OWN failure. That would be fun…

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  21. Frosteetoes

    March 20th, 2012

    I agree with Ann and Mark Levin does too.

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  22. Sparky49

    March 20th, 2012

    Seriously, keep your eyes on the prize people. This is one argument we CAN’T win due to the precedent created by Ford, Reagan, Bush & Clinton on this issue.
    Get rid of the current resident dickhead-in-office and replace him with a true Conservative.
    THEN we try to get him to rescind these freedom-robbing EOs that date back to before most of us were even old enough to vote.

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  23. Agnes Day

    March 20th, 2012

    “Get rid of the current resident dickhead-in-office and replace him with a true Conservative.”

    Unfortunately, that option is not on the table.

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  24. shootersgrandma

    March 20th, 2012

    Please consider this:

    Between the Patriot Act and the reinactment (AND reinforcement and advancement of policy) of this Executive Order, along with the nonchalant attitude of barak obama, I think we might want to make sure our ducks are in order. Consider informing your tea party associates of this measure.

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  25. creeper

    March 20th, 2012

    I think Obama’s re-issuing of that EO was about taking control of it. Yes, many provisions were in place already. But they weren’t Barry’s provisions, written by and for him and you know he has to come first. All things must belong to Barry. He wouldn’t have felt comfortable seizing extraordinary powers under someone else’s order. But once his is in place he owns it and feels justified in acting on it. After all, he’s the Won.

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  26. pink Floyd

    March 20th, 2012

    NSA Increases Electronic Surveillance…

    Obama Signs Executive Order, Expanding a Previously Obscure, Innocuous, yet Un-Constitutional Rule that Gives Him Control of ALL U.S. Resources in Wartime and Peacetime…

    Rush Limbaugh and other Pundits Continue to Remark on the Desperation Mode that the Obama Administration Seem to be Operating under…

    51% of the Population is receiving some form of Government assistance.

    A Media that pounds lie after lie into the ears of the sheep.

    Do you actually believe that even if there is a pretense of an election, that anyone but Barry will win?

    Ann is right…WE ARE SCREWED!

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  27. Cris Ericson

    March 20th, 2012

    regular citizens
    and teenagers might want to discuss:


    For Immediate Release March 16, 2012
    Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness
    EXECUTIVE ORDER by President Barack Obama


    By the authority vested in me as President
    by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,
    including the Defense Production Act of 1950,
    as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.),
    and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
    and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States,
    it is hereby
    ordered << < < < < < < < < <ORDERED !!!!!
    as follows:


    Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technological
    base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing
    to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment
    in peacetime <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< IN PEACETIME – ? LIKE AT THIS MOMENT????
    and in times of national emergency.

    Sec. 202. Determinations.

    (c) by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to all other national defense
    programs, including civil defense and
    continuity of <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<CONTINUITY OF
    Government. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<GOVERNMENT ???? HUH???

    Sec. 204. Chemical and Biological Warfare. < < < < < < < < < < <HUH????????
    The authority of the President conferred
    by section 104(b) of the Act, < < < < < < < < < < http://uscode.house.gov/ ONLINE LAW LIBRARY
    50 U.S.C. App. 2074(b), < < < http://www.loc.gov/law/ ONLINE LAW LIBRARY
    is delegated to the Secretary of Defense.


    Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency
    otherwise delegated functions
    under this
    is delegated
    the authority
    of the
    under sections
    710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c),
    to employ persons
    of outstanding experience and ability
    without < < < < < < < < < < < < < < <WITHOUT
    compensation < < < < < < < < < < <COMPENSATION
    and to employ
    experts, consultants, or organizations.


    Sec. 601. Secretary of Labor. (a) The Secretary of Labor,

    (2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service,
    and in coordination with
    the Secretary of Defense,
    assist the Director of Selective Service in development
    of policies
    induction < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < INDUCTION
    and deferment of persons
    for duty in the armed services;


    Sec. 801. Definitions. In addition to the definitions in section 702 of the Act,
    50 U.S.C. App. 2152, the following definitions apply throughout this order:

    (b) "Energy" < < < < < < < < < < < <ENERGY
    means all
    forms of energy
    including petroleum,
    gas < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < GAS
    (both natural and manufactured),
    electricity, < < < < < < < < < < < < < < ELECTRICITY
    solid fuels
    (including all forms of coal, coke, coal chemicals, coal liquification,
    and coal gasification),
    other types of renewable energy,
    atomic energy,
    and the production,
    conservation, use, control,
    and distribution
    (including pipelines)
    of all of these forms of energy.

    (e) "Food resources" < < < < < < FOOD RESOURCES
    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
    also means potable water < < < < < < < < < < < < < < POTABLE WATER
    packaged in commercially marketable containers,
    all starches,
    vegetable and animal or marine fats
    hemp, < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < HEMP
    and flax fiber,
    but does not mean any such material
    after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity
    or agricultural product.

    (f) "Food
    plants, < < < < < < < < < < < < < < PLANTS
    machinery, vehicles
    (including on
    and other facilities
    required for the production,
    processing, distribution,
    and storage
    (including cold storage)
    of food
    and for the domestic distribution of
    farm equipment
    and fertilizer
    (excluding transportation thereof).

    (j) "National defense" means programs for military
    energy production < < < < < < < < < < < < < < < ENERGY PRODUCTION
    or construction,
    military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation,
    homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity.
    Such term includes emergency preparedness activities conducted
    pursuant to title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency
    Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5195 et seq., and critical infrastructure protection and restoration.

    (n) "Water resources" means
    all usable water, < < < < < < < < < < < < ALL USABLE WATER
    within the jurisdiction of the United States,
    that can be managed, controlled, and allocated
    to meet emergency requirements,
    except "water resources" does not include
    usable water that qualifies as "food resources."


    March 16, 2012.

    Executive Office of the President

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