Sunday, March 18, 2012

Enabling Act

This is long and detailed, but if you read with just the slightest bit of paranoia lurking in the back of your mind it should scare the hell out of you. If you put the language in context with review of the incumbents who fill those empowered positions, it will terrify you. If you view it historically and can smell a whiff of smoke from a burning Reichstag, you might not sleep well at night. If you take a literary perspective and consider Ayn Rand, you might be digging out a map of Colorado and looking for that secluded valley.

National Defense Resources Preparedness

The spin will be that this is merely a periodic update of a long-standing policy. The rationale will be that such authority must be in place before it is necessary. The terror will be that this sword will be hovering just above our society and the government is not as benevolent as we might wish to believe.

1 comment:

Bill in Austin said...

Somebody asked what would my reaction be if Carter had done this? My answer is I would still have been concerned, but Carter was a bumbling buffoon and his regime was pathetically inept. This regime on the other hand has already shown it's disregard for the rule of law, so in that context this EO at this time makes me unlikely to sleep well waiting for the other shoe to drop.