Executive Order 13603 – How Dangerous Is It?



President Obama has been using executive orders (EO’s) in ways they have never been used before. He is using them to do end-runs around Congress by legislating from the White House. Some EO’s are dormant but pose a potential future threat. One of those is EO 13603.

President Obama signed EO 13603 on March 16, 2012. The purpose is to delegate authority and address national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950. It provides the framework and authority for the allocation or appropriation of resources, materials and services to promote national defense.

It is an update and it is not much different from prior EO’s on the National Defense Resources Preparedness. However, one difference which is concerning to some is that the definition “national emergency” is now broader and it is quite vague. There were other subtle changes that might be of interest.

The EO includes all of Obama’s out-of-control agencies and they would have unlimited power if the president declared a “national emergency.”

Executive Order 13603 — National Defense Resources Preparedness allows the government to completely control our lives through the “industrial and technological base,” should the president declare a national emergency.

EO 13603 gives Obama the power over all commodities and products capable of being ingested by human beings and animals; all forms of energy; all forms of civil transportation; all usable water from all sources; health resources; forces labor such as military conscription; and federal officials can issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources.”

EO 13603 is the plan to control our economy and our lives in the event of a crisis endangering our national security. There are no checks and balances written into the EO.

Could a cyber threat be used as an excuse to use this authority? Could an economic crisis cause the president to take over retirement funds using this EO?

In Obama’s hands, this EO does give one pause.

President Obama is behind the nationalization of education, car companies, energy, school loans, housing. The growth of government and the unbridled spending seems endless under his reign.

One of the issues to be concerned about is his expressed desire to wrap his financial hands around the trillions in private retirement savings. A national financial crisis would allow him to do that.

Those are hypotheticals and there is no indication that President Obama will do any of that, however, the biggest concern is that we have now allowed our government to pass laws, EO’s, rules et al that give the government the right to do pretty much anything they want to us. We’ve been careless and inattentive.

We need an order like this but we don’t need an order that gives undefined and unlimited power to one person in the government who can then utilize his/her out-of-control government agencies as s/he sees fit.

For a historical perspective on EO’s, check out Forbes.com

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  10 comments for “Executive Order 13603 – How Dangerous Is It?

  1. Bob Davis
    May 21, 2015 at 7:01 am

    You commentators are clearly a bunch of paranoid racists with no understanding of reality. Obviously your real problem with Obama is that he is not white. It must drive you racists nuts. You play your silly conspiracy games, but from outside the USA, it’s pretty obvious to the rest of us (I am Irish) that you’re just p***d that a black man is giving orders instead of shining your shoes. As for your nut-job paranoia about the government, you’ve got the most hands-off, leave citizens alone, government in the world. So “leave people alone” you let people die or get bankrupt simply because they can’t pay their medical bills, something clearly immoral and unchristian. Your jails are open cesspools of illegality and crime, but you just accept it. You all carry guns, have the highest murder rate of any developed nation, and can’t see the obvious connection while the rest of us on this planet wonder what’s wrong with you.

    Get a grip on reality. Read something from outside the USA. Read something from outside your own closed circles. Heck, just open your minds and try thinking!

    • Bill
      May 21, 2015 at 8:46 am

      It’s ironic you’d say it’s conspiracy when the president ignores congress, the Supreme Court and rules via agencies like a Marxist.Ironic since he’s stirring up a race war to the best of his ability. The only one who cares that he’s black – and he’s half-black – are the Marxist revolutionaries he is involved with.

      • Tammy Simpson
        October 20, 2015 at 7:32 pm

        There’s been a race war in this country since it was stolen by the British settlers from black indigenous people of the Americas. Or was it only when Obama was elected is when you realized it?

    • A Tesoriere
      October 20, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      you silly silly just hide your head in the obama koolaid

    • connie frist
      October 30, 2015 at 11:56 am

      What part of executive overreach do you not understand?
      If your only defense is racism, then you have no defense.
      Reality? Closed minded? How about projection?
      If this were a conservative, of any color or sex, you and you minions in the MSM would be apoplectic.
      Proof of point, when Ben Carson came out as a conservative, the MSM was calling him an Uncle Tom.
      How racist is to think all Blacks MUST be /progressive/democrat/leftists?
      Don’t lecture us about racists, the left are the most overtly racist and sexist among us.

  2. velda
    June 24, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    we deserve everything we get, for not fighting back, not taking our and God’s country back from these monsters.

  3. Pamela
    August 11, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Thank you for taking the time to write this out. It can be tiring and disturbing to write out (some) of his failures! :-/

    I sure would like to share this on my facebook page, do you mind?

    • S. Noble
      August 11, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Definitely! Share anything you like. :)

    • November 23, 2015 at 3:09 am

      Please do
      I’m with you Velda. I’m a vet, top secret clearance. Something is not right. It’s time for the people of this country I fought for the bring this Executive Order to the people of this fine nation.

  4. Roy
    November 16, 2015 at 12:12 am

    This message is simple!
    If you have any doubt in what is real or not, ask yourself this question..

    Is there a real source that you can honestly beleive in? If you believe in something is wrong then its wrong, if you believe that something is right then it is right but, if you are not sure what you believe then you are lost. There is a solution for all this corruption in our leadership men and women…

    If you believe that there is a God and a son then fight back or, if you believe there is an evil force at work between nations then prepare for battle. If you believe in neither then keep your opinions to yourself because you just might be on to something, or not?
    The real question is how much more time are going to waist?

    Do you think God will hold it against you for going to battle, I believe not! If God can destroy all things that are evil than so may who believes in him without consiquence.

    “Gods Amnesty for Men of Moral Attitude”

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