Anytime Obama is tied to an executive order I get nervous. His administration is full of his appointees with agendas that feed the goal of bigger government. So anytime he makes any kind of move like this it gets your attention. This President does not do things without some ulterior motive, if it does not push one of his agendas, why bother?
I have read on numerous sites that this is just an update to an existing law from 1950 and Ace picked up on one particular article that may make some sense of the order, and why Obama would make it.
PART II – PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONSSec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:
(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;
(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;
(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;
(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;
(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and
(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.
(b) The Secretary of each agency delegated authority under subsection (a) of this section (resource departments) shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions. Each Secretary shall authorize the heads of other agencies, as appropriate, to place priority ratings on contracts and orders for materials, services, and facilities needed in support of programs approved under section 202 of this order.
The section that is emphasised show emergency and non-emergency conditions. If Obama gets his second term with nobody to answer to and no worries about re-election he is free to initiate more radical ideas on the United States and it’s people. One of the left-wing agendas is disarming the American public. The second amendment has been under constant threat from the left but they have no way to get the public to voluntarily lay down their guns. But they can make laws outlawing certain types of weapons, (which they have done with automatic), and it is legal for certain weapons to be confiscated under the law.
Here is where I think this executive order may have a more devious meaning.
If Obama gets a second term, under direction of Homeland Security, he enacts the language in this order to expand the TSA to roads and highways. Basically forming a federal police force that now has the legal authority of search and seizure during NON-EMERGENCY CONDITIONS under the umbrella of the EXECUTIVE ORDER — NATIONAL DEFENSE PREPAREDNESS as executed by President Obama March 16, 2012.
Lets say that there is a crime or assault committed in the United States that kills numerous people and assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were used, along with various handguns. And lets say that congress goes ape shit and under pressure of this heinous act, passes a new law making all sorts of weapons illegal. They can’t go home to home and retrieve these weapons, but there is a government database that tracks who owns what guns because you can’t buy one of these weapons without registering first. Sound familiar?
Now lets say that under the new law, the TSA sets up roadblocks to initiate search and seizure of said weapons even though there is not a national emergency. Well the new police force has the authority because of the “updated amendment to the Defense Production Act of 1950”.
This may be a stretch, but I trust this President, his czars, appointees, and cronies as far as I can throw them. Which is not very far.