Dear Everyone;

From time to time in this discussion group I have said things to the effect of let's get rid of Washington and the 600 morons who try to control 300 million Americans. Why should we be ready to revolt at a moments notice?

Read these Executive Order 11490 - that's Presidential Executive Order and then try to sit around being fat dumb and happy. BTW: Those aren't the names of the Three Stooges but is the name of the average American before he gets pulled from his home at bayonet point.

Don't think that can't happen? Remember the Japanese-Americans after the start of WWII and their forced re-location to concentration camps euphimistically called re-location centers?

It can happen in flash! As V in Vendetta said: People shouldn't fear the government the government should fear the people.

Viva Las Revoluciones and Happy Thanksgiving!

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian

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. (consolidated into EO 11490)

Executive Order 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms. (consolidated into EO 11490)

Executive Order 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision. (consolidated into EO 11490)

Executive Order 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
(consolidated into EO 11490)

Executive Order 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons. (consolidated into EO 11490)

Executive Order 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft. (consolidated into EO 11490)

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.
(consolidated into EO 11490)

Executive Order 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities. (consolidated into EO 11490)

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.
(consolidated into EO 11490)

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period. (consolidated into EO 11490)

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding. An "emergency czar" was appointed. FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United States and granted the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry. Many of the figures in the Iran-Contra scandal were part of this emergency contingent, including Marine Colonel Oliver North.

Perhaps it can be summed up succinctly in the words of arch-conservative activist Howard J. Ruff. "Since the enactment of Executive Order 11490, the only thing standing between us and dictatorship is the good character of the President, and the lack of a crisis severe enough that the public would stand still for it."