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sweetm2475 Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 06:01 PM
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Does The President Have The Power To Suspend The Constitution? YES!

A Presidential Executive Order, whether Constitutional or not, becomes law simply by its publication in the Federal Registry. Congress is by-passed. Here are just a few Executive Orders that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

* EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

Without Congressional approval, the President now has the power to transfer whole populations to any part of the country, the power to suspend the Press and to force a national registration of all persons. The President, in essence, has dictatorial powers never provided to him under the Constitution. The President has the power to suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in a real or perceived emergency. Unlike Lincoln and Roosevelt, these powers are not derived from a wartime need, but from any crisis, domestic or foreign, hostile or economic. Roosevelt created extraordinary measures during the Great Depression, but any President faced with a similar, or lesser, economic crisis now has extraordinary powers to assume dictatorial status.

Many of the Executive Orders cited here have been on the books for over a quarter of a century and have not been applied. Therefore, what makes them more dangerous today than yesteryear? There has been a steady, consistent series of new Executive Orders, originating from President Richard Nixon and added to by Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush that provide an ominous Orwellian portrait, the portrait of George Orwell's 1984.

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There seems to be some confusion about this, so I have made an attempt to set the record straight. If another "terrorist" attack happens, we can lose everything. Does that mean we WILL? Of course it doesn't, depends on how much trust YOU have in King George. No tin foil. Just facts.
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 06:03 PM
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1. Oh damn that
is scary. :scared:
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Blutodog Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 06:10 PM
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2. Not much left to lose:
U can bet on us losing it all after the next attack. The Bu$hiviks and their ally Al Qeda intend to finish off the Constitution ASAP.
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sweetm2475 Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 06:14 PM
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3. welcome blutodog!
:toast:
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 06:16 PM
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4. No he doesn't...
Executive Orders are subject to Congressional disapproval and Court rulings.

In fact illegal and/or unconstitutional E.O.'s are actually grounds for impeachment, check out Nixon's AOI.

This is just more fearmongering and conspiracy theories. We need to concentrate on the wire taps, Abramoff, impeachment and the 2006 elections, not on "what-ifs"...

Doug D.
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sweetm2475 Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 06:29 PM
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5. truce, dd?
Look, i'm not trying to fearmonger any more than you are trying to misinform. We can debate E.O.'s if you want, but that was not what I was trying to do. Fact is, the E.O.'s are there. You think they don't matter, I happen to think they do. Can we just agree that they are in fact, E.O.'s, and they do in fact exist? THAT much is not a CONSPIRACY THEORY, right? And can we just agree to disagree on the rest? Peace. :grouphug:
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