Executive Order 13547: “The Sleeping Power Grab”

posted at 9:29 am on April 21, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

To be fair, President Obama’s executive-order output hasn’t unreasonably outpaced that of his predecessors – his especial willingness to actively circumvent Congress and snatch huge gobs of power for the federal bureaucracy only makes it feel like he has.

In July of 2010, President Obama signed executive order 13547 – “Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes.” There wasn’t much hullabaloo about it, since it was just post-BP oil spill and it was ostensibly designed to allow the federal government to better safeguard – er, you know – ecosystems! And, sustainability! And other such politically-soothing environmental buzzwords. The broad policy afforded the feds the authority to zone and regulate the seas and waterways, and all of the activities that take place on them.

There is a great deal of commercial economic activity that goes down on our oceans, including energy, fishing, travel, and shipping, and then when you move upriver and inland, there’s mining, timber, recreation, agriculture, manufacturing, and other industries that make use of our nation’s aquatic networks. As with any large, complex endeavor with many relevant players and countless moving parts, the federal bureaucracy’s attempt to “oversee,” a.k.a. regulate and centrally plan, that endeavor usually just gums up the works and retards economic growth.

In four separate Congresses, legislation outlining the idea of zoning the oceans has been debated and subsequently dropped. Did President Obama bother to ask whether the current Congress would authorize such a move? Well, that would just be silly, when there’s executive fiat to be had, and several effects of this vaguely-defined order have begun to manifest themselves:

“This one to me could be the sleeping power grab that Americans will wake up to one day and wonder what the heck hit them,” said Rep. Bill Flores (R –Texas). …

The ocean policy has already impacted oil and gas development in the Mid and South Atlantic, where more environmental analysis is now required to determine whether new studies must also be conducted to determine its safety, according to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar.

Jack Belcher, managing director of the Ocean Policy Coalition that represents numerous industries affected by Obama’s initiative including oil companies, says Salazar’s action is one example of how the administration is already blocking new production “on a policy that hasn’t even been developed yet.”

Still in its draft form, the plan released in January contains vague goals that call for more than 150 milestones to be accomplished by next year that will determine how the ecosystem is managed. …

“But what we are worried about, and already seeing, is it’s being used as a tool to say we’re not going to do something, or delay it,” Belcher said. “It creates another layer of bureaucracy and another opportunity for litigation. We see this as an opportunity to tie things up in complete uncertainty.” …

“This has largely been completely under the radar,” Vitter said. “And that is exactly the way the administration and their environmental allies want to do it—announce the administrative fiat is complete and that we have this new way of life that nobody knew was coming.”

The gist of this executive order is just another environmentalist front for a regulatory power grab, and a major way to expand the government’s authority over oil and gas permitting. No doubt the environmental lobby really does hope to eventually closely regulate all of the ocean’s economic activity, since they’re convinced that the earth (not to be confused with humankind) would be better off if we could rewind our industrial habits back a few thousand years.

Both House and Senate Republicans are starting take note of the disastrous economic impact the Obama administration could exercise with this order, recently asking for oversight hearings and more transparency on “cloaked funding,” and the House Natural  Resources Committee is fighting back. Here’s Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) on Fox News earlier this week with more insight:


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New nickname for Obama: Captain EO.

zmdavid on April 21, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Welcome to the authoritarian state.

rbj on April 21, 2012 at 9:37 AM

The Emperor Zero strikes again. Welcome to the Empire.

dogsoldier on April 21, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Nothing to see here. Move along.

indyvet on April 21, 2012 at 9:43 AM

This is what happens when you educate your populace in government schools and tell them that they live in a democracy.

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. It’s time to vote out the infestation that has plagued our capital.

ALL OF THEM !

DevilsPrinciple on April 21, 2012 at 9:44 AM

What can be done by executive order can be undone by executive order. If only there were a conservative in the wings able to take the reigns of government and turn them back over to the people… Unfortunately, we have the Malthusian loving Willard Mitt Romney in the wings, ready willing and able to take control and keep control. Good luck with that.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Unilateral action is awesome when performed by africanhyphenatedamericans.

I learned that from the media and leftists.

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM

B. Hussein Obama will have to contend with a very angry electorate if he keeps this up. Gas prices really ARE under his control, yet he repeatedly issues regs via fiat to screw over Americans: unless they buy one of his government-sponsored battery-burning pieces of shít.

Why oh why are so many Americans so easily scammed by the arrogant grifter from ChiTown?

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on April 21, 2012 at 9:46 AM

“This has largely been completely under the radar,” Vitter said. “And that is exactly the way the administration and their environmental allies want to do it—announce the administrative fiat is complete and that we have this new way of life that nobody knew was coming.”

Good magicians know the best strategy for fooling an audience is keeping their eyes somewhere else.

What else is he doing “under the radar”?

http://www.wnd.com/2011/04/292025/

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Hmmm…..working “under the radar” again.

GarandFan on April 21, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Not just a power grab, not just another opportunity to feed greedy lawyers, not just another environmentalist whackadoodle dream come true, but also another in the long of connived, corrupt, funding mechanisms for the Democrat party.

Speakup on April 21, 2012 at 9:51 AM

And thanks to Hot Air (And other ‘conservative media) we’re being forced to accept Mittsy Romney, a Globalist Bankster whose buddies already have planned a thousand ways to benefit from this power grab.

The chance that he’d revoke the order is nil. This is why he’s being put into office.

Iron Mule on April 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM

New nickname for Obama: Captain EO.

zmdavid on April 21, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I like it. Fits him perfectly.

Lost in Jersey on April 21, 2012 at 9:59 AM

When he gains more “flexibility”, the mostest transparentest all knowing, all loving greatest leader evah will bring heaven on Earth.

All hail!

FOWG1 on April 21, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Boy Romney’s hand is going to get tired signing all the EO’s to reverse this crap.

gophergirl on April 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Why does ObaMao not want Americans to have jobs?

cicerone on April 21, 2012 at 10:07 AM

A communist and a traitor…. I am terrified that the GOP will pull defeat from the jaws of victory in November.

ultracon on April 21, 2012 at 10:08 AM

A lot of these EOs can simply be rescinded. The energy ones will have to be if the GOP is at all serious about energy policy, and they’d better be because they’ll sink or swim on it and the broader economy.

CorporatePiggy on April 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Lake Ontario is half owned by Canada and if you want to build a marina here on the New York side you better ask the State for permission. Obama is trying to take over the authority of the States which the Constitution forbids. Our past Governor Cuomo gave the Adirondack area to the Federal Parks making it the largest Federal funded park in the USA only to get the funds to spend on the programs for the State, plus create another bureaucracy within the State.

mixplix on April 21, 2012 at 10:12 AM

What can be done by executive order can be undone by executive order. If only there were a conservative in the wings able to take the reigns of government and turn them back over to the people… Unfortunately, we have the Malthusian loving Willard Mitt Romney in the wings, ready willing and able to take control and keep control. Good luck with that.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 9:44 AM

And thanks to Hot Air (And other ‘conservative media) we’re being forced to accept Mittsy Romney, a Globalist Bankster whose buddies already have planned a thousand ways to benefit from this power grab.

The chance that he’d revoke the order is nil. This is why he’s being put into office.

Iron Mule on April 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM

The talking-points for today must be to change the focus from Bark Obama to Mitt Romney on every thread.

Yoop on April 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM

New nickname for Obama: Captain EO.

zmdavid on April 21, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I like it. Fits him perfectly.

Lost in Jersey on April 21, 2012 at 9:59 AM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090793/
Besides having a title with EO in it, there are 3 other things about that movie that remind me of Obama:

1. It was awful
2. Tagline: We are here to change the world!
3. At a cost of about one million dollars per minute of film, this was, minute for minute, the most expensive motion picture of all time.

That’s why it’s such a great name for Obama.

zmdavid on April 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM

The talking-points for today must be to change the focus from Bark Obama to Mitt Romney on every thread.

Yoop on April 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM

I do not get talking points. I guess your instructions for what to do is to deflect. Hope those few donor’s Willard Mitt Romney has can keep up the pace of paying for your services.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

To be fair, President Obama’s executive-order output hasn’t unreasonably outpaced that of his predecessors

Maybe not outpaced in number, but definitely in scope and audacity.
(Just hit me seeing it in print, the ‘audacity of scope’.)
Heh.

mrt721 on April 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

The chance that he’d revoke the order is nil. This is why he’s being put into office.

Iron Mule on April 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I want to be sure I understand you. Mitt Romney is being put into office because he won’t revoke this order?

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

New nickname for Obama: Captain EO.

zmdavid on April 21, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I prefer Richard Cabeza.

Oldnuke on April 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I want to be sure I understand you. Mitt Romney is being put into office because he won’t revoke this order?

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Way to twist!
No, Willard Mitt Romney is being heavily promoted, because he will not work to make government smaller. He will just simply work to make it a better run unfree society. He is a big government progressive who likes total control of those under him. As president, that would be everyone.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Ah, yes Mr. Obama. Oceans receding, earth healing….we remember. And this does what exactly for energy prices? The economy or jobs?
Hmmm…….that’s what I thought.

lynncgb on April 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Slightly OT:

So, is Erika the replacement for Tina?

conservative pilgrim on April 21, 2012 at 10:31 AM

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I just do not think he has the backbone… maybe I will be wrong though and hope I am.

watertown on April 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

At this rate, President Romney will spend his first year in office doing nothing but rescinding the Messiah’s executive orders.

n0doz on April 21, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Way to twist!
astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Geez, I was pretty sure I copied that quote correctly. So,…. do you plan on voting for the GOP candidate?

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Probably goes hand-in-hand with LOST, Law of the Sea Treaty, a UN initiative.

marinetbryant on April 21, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I do not get talking points. I guess your instructions for what to do is to deflect. Hope those few donor’s Willard Mitt Romney has can keep up the pace of paying for your services.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I love the smell of “Fear” in the morning.

redridinghood on April 21, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Did President Obama bother to ask whether the current Congress would authorize such a move?

Now, that’s funny–in a depressing, frightening sort of way.

a major way to expand the government’s authority over oil and gas permitting

That’s the intent of all these power grabs: control. But Obama is cool and that’s what matters.

conservative pilgrim on April 21, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I just do not think he has the backbone… maybe I will be wrong though and hope I am.

watertown on April 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Well, I’m not a big fan, but, I also know some of that is media driven. I suspect he’ll do a lot better than any of us think.

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Media Matters Lefty Concern Troll with a phony website. ^^^^^^^^

redridinghood on April 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM

April 22nd is Earth Day. Beam me up Scotty.

mike0993 on April 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Geez, I was pretty sure I copied that quote correctly. So,…. do you plan on voting for the GOP candidate?

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I understand the quote perfectly for what the author intended. You took it to a totally different place.
Original author may not have made it incorruptibly clear, but did make it clear what he meant.
You twisted it as if he meant this brand new single item is why Romney is being pushed on us. That was not the original authors intent. You have to deliberately and willfully twisting it to read it your way.

No, it is the fact that Willard Mitt Romney is a politician that will keep things LIKE the EO and abuse it to his liking that those already established in power and those who see themselves becoming established in power if Willard Mitt Romney wins are pushing him.

Just like:
Likes Mandates.
Likes being able to fire people.
Thinks increasing fees is different than taxes.
Does not understand how taxing companies is the same thing as taxing the people.
Imagines that wages can be tied to some metric and automatically rise.
Is willing to control the very breath you exhale.
Will appoint judges that will back him up on all these and more.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM

All the whackjob reporting (on this website too) by all the “conservative” websites with the best articles being at most 25% accurate sure didn’t help things.

Kermit on April 21, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Media Matters Lefty Concern Troll with a phony website. ^^^^^^^^

redridinghood on April 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Got nothing to refute, so attack the messenger and work towards that “SHUT THE F^CK UP” debating point. Have fun… Hope you enjoy your infant toys.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:46 AM

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM

You don’t want to answer my question?

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Oh yeah, Romney also supports the power of the government to take from the streets or their homes or anywhere for that matter any citizen, of any standing at all, and putting them into prison indefinitely with no recourse to the courts, with no need to inform anyone they have been taken at the authority of no one but the president. He also says he trusts Obama with that power. Well, if Willard Mitt Romney says so…

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:50 AM

You don’t want to answer my question?

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I might. If it is Willard Mitt Romney, then I will protest vote against him.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Slightly OT:

So, is Erika the replacement for Tina?

conservative pilgrim on April 21, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I was going to mention that.

Getting back on track: for those who think that they will just vote down ticket and left the presidential ballot blank because they remain unyielding ABR, Barry can bypass the congress by executive orders, recess appointments and czars, and he had been doing exactly that in the last 3 and a half years.

galtani on April 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM

April 22nd is Earth Day Lenin’s Birthday. Beam me up Scotty.

mike0993 on April 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Fixed.

zmdavid on April 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM

for those who think that they will just vote down ticket and left the presidential ballot blank because they remain unyielding ABR, Barry can bypass the congress by executive orders, recess appointments and czars, and he had been doing exactly that in the last 3 and a half years.

galtani on April 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Hey, not a problem. Feeling good about oneself is an important part of today’s societal fabric.:)

a capella on April 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Just for clarification, a state’s territorial water extends 5 miles from shore. The Federal territory extends 12 miles.

Don’t know about the Great Lakes since only two countries border them and one must get through narrower than 12 miles from each shore to get to a few of them.

Kermit on April 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Boy Romney’s hand is going to get tired signing all the EO’s to reverse this crap.

gophergirl on April 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Romney’s EO #1: Grants ØbamaCare waivers to all states. Romney’s EO #2: Rescinds every EO put out by Øbama.

petefrt on April 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Romney’s EO #1: Grants ØbamaCare waivers to all states. Romney’s EO #2: Rescinds every EO put out by Øbama.

petefrt on April 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM

EO #1 just empowers the progressive states to suck more and more money from the rest of the states. A waiver is not the same as forcing them to not implement it.

EO #2 would be a nightmare to implement and would do very little for the actual executive branch changes that those EOs had already implemented making the EOs meaningless regardless of if they are on the books or not… Rescinding an EO does not reverse the outcomes to date that the EOs have completed.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Got nothing to refute, so attack the messenger and work towards that “SHUT THE F^CK UP” debating point. Have fun… Hope you enjoy your infant toys.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:46 AM</blockquote

There is nothing to refute. You've exposed yourself for what you are. A Democrat shill with a phony website.

redridinghood on April 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Probably goes hand-in-hand with LOST, Law of the Sea Treaty, a UN initiative.

marinetbryant on April 21, 2012 at 10:36 AM

And UN Agenda 21, of course. It’s good that HA is watching this, as it’s mostly under the radar still, but an essential threat to our individual liberty and national sovereignty.

petefrt on April 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM

April 22nd is Earth Day Lenin’s Birthday. Beam me up Scotty.

mike0993 on April 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Fixed.

zmdavid on April 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM

For what it’s worth:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/do-you-know-why-earth-day-is-april-22/

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Well, you get the idea, right? States get an immediate ØbamaCare waiver, then Congress repeals it.

petefrt on April 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM

For what it’s worth:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/do-you-know-why-earth-day-is-april-22/

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Worth quite a bit, IMV. This green garbage badly needs debunking.

petefrt on April 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Per Cleobrotus link:

“Give us the public schools the child for eight 12 years and it will be a Bolshevik democrat forever.”

fits, doesn’t it.

upinak on April 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

The Great Lakes come under a treaty between Great Britain and the U.S. from 1909 and ratified by the Senate and signed by the President in 19010.

The EO doesn’t do much to what is already agreed in treaty.

Kermit on April 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM

They have also been busy buying up or federalizing a lot more land in the West.

Not to help us live better lives, but to keep it free of human beings.

PattyJ on April 21, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Every day you wake up, and it’s “What has Obama done to me today? How did he screw us all over today?”

Nothing is too small and no American tradition, business or freedom is too sacred.

JellyToast on April 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Hmmm…slow news day. I think I’ll close the news stand and go fishing.

timberline on April 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Hi Erika,

It’s nice to see a new writer here.

“To be fair, President Obama’”

That phrase, right there, it’s pretty popular with the other authors. In fact, if Hot Air had a style manual I believe it would be on page 1.

Do your readers a favor; tear out that page and shred it.

Thanks and welcome.

chimney sweep on April 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM

The talking-points for today must be to change the focus from Bark Obama to Mitt Romney on every thread.

Yoop on April 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM

…you have your stealth radar on!…they’ll want to take that away from you!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Every day you wake up, and it’s “What has Obama done to me today? How did he screw us all over today?”

Nothing is too small and no American tradition, business or freedom is too sacred.

JellyToast on April 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM

…I need some salve!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Erika’s not a “new” writer. She’s the web editor for Townhall and also works for Townhall Magazine.

kingsjester on April 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM

…I need some salve!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Imagine what his second term will be like.

JellyToast on April 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Congress can set aside any Executive Order anytime it wishes, and in this case Reid might be surprised how many will desert his incompetent leadership.

pat on April 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Why is Salazar wearing a cowboy hat?
Trying to PO some people? He’s no cowboy!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Things are far worse now than they were under King George.

fossten on April 21, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Oh yeah, Romney also supports the power of the government to take from the streets or their homes or anywhere for that matter any citizen, of any standing at all, and putting them into prison indefinitely with no recourse to the courts, with no need to inform anyone they have been taken at the authority of no one but the president. He also says he trusts Obama with that power. Well, if Willard Mitt Romney says so…
astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Ummm…what?

jawkneemusic on April 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM

The gop has been just worthless as an opposition party.

I’m encouraged that AT LEAST Romney appears to be responding and not rolling over like “just happy to get nominated” McCain was in 2008.

Don’t vote for the Communist 2012!!!!!!!

PappyD61 on April 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I would like to see the new president and congress rescind all executive-orders all 13,547 of them.

Pomai on April 21, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I watched Atlas Shrugged for the first time last night on Netflix. For a while, I thought I was watching the news.

guitarman67 on April 21, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I wish we had Forrest Gump as President – Obama is wearing

Obamatrix on April 21, 2012 at 1:42 PM

For all those republicians that went along with increasing the debt limit this is the stuff that that increase in credit gives us. You want the federal gov to stop this crap shut off the money. Make the government live on a budget, make them unable tio fund this crap.

unseen on April 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Ummm…what?

jawkneemusic on April 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM

wake up Bush believed the same crap. Our elites don’t see themselves as dems or reps anymore they see themselves as them vs us the people.

unseen on April 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM

If it is Willard Mitt Romney, then I will protest vote against him.

astonerii on April 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM

So you’re a Democrat?
Bcs a ‘protest’ vote is nothing more than voting for Obama.
I understand your point.
I’m not a Mitt fan, either.
But let’s be realistic.
I would love personally to take away all the free goodies immediately from everyone.
But you cannot take a dependent populace & yank their stuff away overnight.
What has been done in the last 100+ years to destroy America must be undone just about as slowly.
It’s a slow process.
You do it fast, you will meet enough resistance that no one will support you.
But feel free to step on the gas pedal so we hurtle towards the cliff & die faster, rather than slow down to buy us some time to get someone else in there eventually that will turn the wheel.
Thanks a lot.

Badger40 on April 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Iron Mule on April 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Hot Air was big on Santorum, not Romney, until Romney took a heavy lead.

…I need some salve!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Lube, with the dirty way he’s done us.

Asurea on April 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM

AGENDA: DAY ONE of NEW ADMINISTRATION:

EXECUTIVE: Omnibus repeal of every Executive Order issued since December, 2008.

LEGISLATIVE: ‘Omnibus repeal of legislative foolishness and malfeasance” Bill, to Include repeal of Obamacare, and recovery of all unspent Stimulus funds (and attachment and recovery of all mis-spent or diverted funds). Pass New Ryan budget with an amendment requiring 15% real (zero baseline) reduction in every Federal department and agency: to be repeated (another 15% reduction) every 6 months until 2007 budget levels are attained.

landlines on April 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Boy Romney’s hand is going to get tired signing all the EO’s to reverse this crap.

gophergirl on April 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM

How about…

Executive Order 1xxxxx

All Executive Orders signed by former President Barrack Hussein Obama throughout his term as the 44th President of the United States between, and including January 20, 2009 through January 20, 2013, are hereby declared null, void, expired and may never be able to be re-enacted. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

There. Done in a single EO. Followed by…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +1

All collective bargaining agreements between federal employees and the Federal Government of the United States of America (FGUSA) )are hereby declared null and void. The FGUSA is no longer honor-bound by those agreements. All federal employees who have had any salary withheld during their employment (with exception of federal and state income taxes, social security and medicare) for any and all benefits will be reimbursed for the sum total of those deductions and will be responsible for making arrangements for their own health care, dental care, contraceptive pills, and retirement benefits. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

and…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +2

The Federal Government of the United States of America (FGUSA) ) is not financially responsible, nor will provide any financial assistance to assist any private citizen, any private corporation or business entity, any state government, any county government, any city government, any town government, any federal department who/which is in financial difficulty not due to a natural disaster. Any such entity described above who is in danger of declaring, or has declared bankruptcy will have all assets confiscated by the FGUSA and auctioned off on live TV broadcast, with all financial proceeds going to pay the FGUSA debt and deficit. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

and…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +3

The Congressional branch of the Federal Government of the United States of America (FGUSA) will be responsible to forfeit all income with the strict exclusion of their yearly salary for the duration of their terms of service retroactively to the 1st day he/she has officially taken office as Representative or Senator, to pay the existing FGUSA debt and deficit. The Congressional branch of the FGUSA is legally responsible to produce a yearly budget due for review and vote by January 30th of every year for the functioning of the FGUSA based upon the specific requirements established in the Constitution of the United States of America for the responsibilities of the FGUSA.

If the Congress is unsuccesssful in meeting this goal, they will be formally lose their positions as Representative or Senator formally on the 28th day of February of the same year the failure occurred, but will be legally required to serve in their capacity to the best of their ability until their specific replacement assumes office on the same 28th day of February that they leave office. Special national elections will be held online on the 14th day of February for specific replacements for each of these positions to be vacated in Congress on the 28th day of February. The FGUSA will cease any nonessential functioning Federal departments (defined as not being defined as essential in the Constitution of the United States of America) until a budget is passed. Any subsequent replacement Congress will have a 28-day period, starting the day they assumed office, to produce a financial budget for that same year. If unsuccessful, the above process repeats until a budget is successfully passed. Only when a budget is successfully passed will any nonessential functioning Federal departments begin to resume operations.

The only way a nonessential functioning Federal department that can resume active functioning are those directly involved in the assistance and management of aid in the event of a natural disaster, or active involvement in combat operations.

This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

and…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +4

The Congressional branch of the Federal Government of the United States of America (FGUSA) is the only legally responsible branch of the FGUSA to make a formal declaration of war on another entity. Without such a Congressional-derived Declaration of War, there shall be no allowable overt combat operations ordered by the President of the United States of America. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

and…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +5

The President the United States of America (FGUSA) is the only legally responsible branch of the FGUSA to make a formal declaration of war on another entity. Without such a Congressional-derived Declaration of War, there shall be no allowable overt combat operations ordered by the President of the United States of America. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

and…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +6

A formal audit of the Federal Reserve Bank will be performed openly as an investigation on live TV every 6 months, during the months of March and September, with a random pool of 11 Congressional Representatives and 10 Senators acting in the capacity as investigators. Only with the approval of a bill passed in Congress, that is signed into law by the President, will the Federal Reserve Bank be legally allowed to print any monies for any specific reason. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

and…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +7

All areas within the United States of America and legally incorporated ocean boundaries are open for exploration of natural resources to provide for the energy needs of the United States of America. The only exclusion criteria are immediately within population centers >25,000 citizens. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

and…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +8

The United States of America is duty bound to honor any and all treaties between itself and individual states, excluding any obligations defined by or through the United Nations. The United States is no longer an active member of the United Nations as of February 20, 2013. The United States will only be active assisting the United Nations as defined by a successfully passed Congressional bill, signed into law by the President which specifically defines terms of commitment not lasting longer than 3 months or $300-million, whichever comes 1st. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

and…

Executive Order 1xxxxx +9

The only Federal departments or agencies necessary for functioning of the United States will be those defined by the responsibilities of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches Federal Government of the United States of America (FGUSA) as stated within the Constitution of the United States of America. As of May 1, 2013, the departments cited below will cease to exist, federal employee positions terminated, and assets will be auctioned off on live TV with all proceeds going to pay the debt and deficit of the FGUSA. The following Federal departments will continue to function within the strict confines as defined within the Constitution of the United States of America: State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, and Commerce. The federal departments of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security will become incorporated within the Federal department of Defense. The following Federal departments which will be liquidated include: Interior, Agriculture, Labor, Human & Health Services, Housing & Urban Development, Transportation, Energy, and Education. Any other unnamed Federal departments and/or agencies, if not relevant to the Federal Departments of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, and Commerce, will also be terminated and liquidated as described above. This will become effective retroactively starting January 20, 2013. This Executive Order may never be declared null and/or void.

How is this for a start?

Danny on April 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

This has been the Obarmy Administration’s modus operandi from day one. If they can’t get it through Congress, they just achieve it through regulation, EOs, and selective enforcement of the law.

This is truly a rogue administration. Government Gone Wild. Period.

It is time for Congress to grow a pair and take back the authority that is legitimately theirs; they won’t, though, because it is politically easier to look the other way.

It’s time to sweep the dead wood from the hallowed halls of Congress while we’re taking back the Presidency.

hillbillyjim on April 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Also, I don’t understand why not one of the entities affected by this and other unconstitutional power grabs has not opposed these unprecedented and illegal moves in court until the last appeal is exhausted.

Is everyone that afraid of the wrath of The One He Himself Was Waiting For?

Apparently so.

hillbillyjim on April 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Well the EPA and Interior Dept. have expanded ‘navigable waterways’ to mean dry ditches because, you know, they sometimes get water that then goes into a stream that then flows into a river that might be navigable and it reaches a lake which is navigable and so the dry ditch is all part of the navigable waters…

Now when you flush the toilet that goes through the sewer system into a stream or lake which is navigable… so that means they control your toilet, as well. Plus the source of any pollutants: you.

The first part is already here.

The second is coming soon.

ajacksonian on April 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Obama sure is playing a cruel and awful game against this nation…first he’s the innocent but sensitive, knowledgeable, understanding smiling guy, then he’s the forceful speaker before grand audiences whose very voice causes some to faint and many to swoon inexplicably, then he’s the Happy Husband At the New White Home filled to his trembling cheeks with abundance that has just appeared and overwhelmed him like a jelly-bean cascade, then he’s the lone host with the generous and compassionate beer flowing from his generous wishes, then he’s the isolated contrarian who knows more than you and reminds you that you know so little but need him so much, then he’s the man on a refreshing retreat-times-infinity, then his cloudy contrariness builds and builds and…builds and he is droning the world with his weapons and eating lands by deed after deed and laying massive debt on the shoulders of the nation while the innocent he refuses life…

…then he…

…Obama is revealing his true intentions one disturbing act after another, gradually but surely, becoming ever more dreadful with every passing week.

Lourdes on April 22, 2012 at 1:01 AM

This has been the Obarmy Administration’s modus operandi from day one. If they can’t get it through Congress, they just achieve it through regulation, EOs, and selective enforcement of the law…

hillbillyjim on April 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Constitutional scholar, that Obama! As in, not one.

Either he is well informed (scholarly) on our Constitution and is going about abandoning it’s contents and force by whim and desire, or, he’s a dud of an intellect who does not know whattheheck he is doing so he’s doing anything he wants to when he wants to do it, and so what…

Both options are dreadful to consider.

But I do wonder, also, where are the watchers?

Lourdes on April 22, 2012 at 1:04 AM

And with the spineless assholes we have for ‘representation’, I expect nothing substantive to be done to fight this.

avgjo on April 22, 2012 at 3:15 AM

And with the spineless assholes we have for ‘representation’, I expect nothing substantive to be done to fight this.

avgjo on April 22, 2012 at 3:15 AM

It’s worse than that. 1/2 of his ‘opposition’ is outright spineless, 1/4th actually agree with them, and maybe 1/4th will actually fight to any degree. Maybe.

MelonCollie on April 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Lake Ontario is half owned by Canada and if you want to build a marina here on the New York side you better ask the State for permission. Obama is trying to take over the authority of the States which the Constitution forbids. Our past Governor Cuomo gave the Adirondack area to the Federal Parks making it the largest Federal funded park in the USA only to get the funds to spend on the programs for the State, plus create another bureaucracy within the State.

mixplix on April 21, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Wouldn’t this also be true of Lakes Superior, Huron, and Erie? If Obama is trying to extend his authority beyond current agreements between Canada and the United States, couldn’t the Canadian government get upset about it, just like they’re upset about Obama’s refusal to build the Keystone XL pipeline? If Obama steps on too many Canadian toes, the Canadians could close the Saint Lawrence Seaway (totally controlled by Canada northeast of Ottawa) and cut off the Great Lakes area from maritime shipping. Ouch!!!

On the American side, the other Great Lakes are bordered by Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and (along a short coastline) Pennsylvania. All these states except MN have Republican Governors–what will be their reaction?

Steve Z on April 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM