By the second paragraph of this article linked to below, the thought came to me that this could easily be a setup for taking internal control once Martial Law is declared in the United States by the president.
Then, down at paragraph 11, I read this: “”I’m not ruling out the possibility that this is more than it seems, but unless and until someone does more than merely state that martial law is coming, I’ll consider this to be routine” from William Jacobson, associate clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School and blogger for the Legal Insurrection blog.
This is a Fox News article. “President Obama’s signature on an executive order that updates presidential authority to take control over national defense resources in time of emergency has legal minds arguing over whether the White House is trying to expand power or merely organize rules 18 years in the making.”
The preliminary consensus among conservative legal beagles is that that it’s nothing to worry about. Under normal circumstances.
Ah. But under Martial Law that all changes. Reading the first few paragraphs of this article raised my hackles because it was rapidly becoming clear that this is an expansion of executive power. With any other president, this wouldn’t be any big concern, but many people in this country suspect Obama of plotting to take dictatorial control of America and this new executive order has a lot of people in positions of authority upset and concerned. It’s not just me.