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Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member


    Do you believe this is unconstitutional
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I eagerly await hearing what smallpotatoes friend has to say about this.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Where was the outrage when the oil reserves were tapped during the Arab Spring spike?

  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Reading through the legalese, it sounds like it gives the government the power to nationalize industries in case of "emergency". Now, whose definition of "emergency", of course, is subject to interpretation.

    It's not the first time the government has nationalized industries in wartime. The railroads were nationalized in WWI, and there was food and other material rationing during WWII.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member


    It's a barely edited version of something that's been in place for years. Nothing to see here.
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Even those on the right are telling the tinfoil-hat brigade to calm down over this. Every president has an executive order on the books just like this. Obama, as other presidents have done, merely updated it to be consistent with how the government is organized these days.

  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I'll settle for what smallpotatoes hears on the radio about this.
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Where was the Tea Party when Nixon froze wages and prices? Oh, those voters helped re-elect him by a landslide.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Truman nationalized the steel industry in 1952 to thwart a strike. The Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional about two months later.
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Nothing yet. He's a little too busy talking about something Eric Holder said 20 years ago.
  11. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that they were standing in some old guy's yard pissing him off enough do that he felt the unrestrainable urge yell at them.

    Now, the house shoes are on the other feet.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The reaction from the usual conspiracy theorists was expected ...

    "FEMA concentration camps! Dictator for Life! Black helicopters! He's gunna take yer guns! DERP! DERP!"
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