by John Greene
Within the last three months the United States government has legally moved to allow the confiscation of virtually all ‘private property’ in the United States, the nationalization of entire industries and the indefinite detention of American citizens. All that is required is that ‘the need’ for ‘martial law’ to be imposed as ‘national security’ requires it. Is this new law or the continuation of similar law already in place?
At first glance the statutes appear to deal with terrorists rather than American citizens. However, many groups are on the national terror index including many professed Christian groups. More and more, a ‘terrorist’ is anyone that isn’t in lockstep with government authority.
Section 1031 of the NDAA defines who can be detained by the military without benefit of a trial or other rights supported by the Constitution. This definition includes:
“…any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.”
The legislation provides various options for dealing with the individuals arrested through these powers of authority provided to the President. It states:
“(c) Disposition under law of war.—The disposition of a person under the law of war as described in subsection (a) may include the following:
(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
(2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (title XVIII of Public Law 111–84)).
(3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent tribunal having lawful jurisdiction.
(4) Transfer to the custody or control of the person’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.”
Famous karate guy actor Chuck Norris laments: “The astounding audacity in the document itself is that it never limits its execution to a time of war.”
According to the Huffington Post:
“Part III of the executive order empowers the president and his advisers to effect “the expansion of productive capacity and supply.” This includes, “Loan Guarantees to reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense.” Any Federal Reserve Bank is directed to “assist the agency in serving as fiscal agent.”
Section 303 allows the government to “enable rapid transition of emerging technologies”;
In the event of an emergency, the order would empower, “the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense” to “procure and install Government-owned equipment in plants, factories, or other industrial facilities owned by private persons.”
Stockpiling or prioritizing will not require a state of war. In Section 310 entitled, “Critical Items,” the government is empowered “to take appropriate action to ensure that critical components, critical technology items, essential materials, and industrial resources are available from reliable sources when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization, and national emergency. Appropriate action may include restricting contract solicitations to reliable sources, restricting contract solicitations to domestic sources (pursuant to statutory authority), stockpiling critical components, and developing substitutes for critical components or critical technology items.”
In defining the civil transportation, the order covers any possible gasoline rationing and vehicle restriction for vehicles that guzzle too much gasoline. The order specifies “Civil transportation includes movement of persons and property by all modes of transportation in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce within the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia, and related public storage and warehousing, ports, services, equipment and facilities. It adds, “Civil transportation” also shall include direction, control, and coordination of civil transportation capacity regardless of ownership”;
To avoid any doubt, the order covers “all forms of energy including petroleum, gas (both natural and manufactured), electricity, solid fuels (including all forms of coal, coke, coal chemicals, coal liquification, and coal gasification), solar, wind, other types of renewable energy, atomic energy, and the production, conservation, use, control, and distribution (including pipelines) of all of these forms of energy.”
Because any oil interruption would have an immediate impact on the distribution of food, the order also covers ‘the production or preparation for market use of food resources.’ The order asserts that ‘food resources” means all commodities and products … capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals.'”
All of these tools are already available under war powers. However, these new statutes are dependent on the perception of ‘national security.’ This opens up a grand opportunity to reign in Christians (think of Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego), even imprisoning them when they aren’t in full compliance with any statute, whether real or imagined. What used to be a ‘land of freedom’ with the voice of a lamb has turned into the voice of a dragon (serpent) as the tone of this professed champion of freedom changes with new statutes that obscure the origins of the original nation that claims to be ‘Christian’ when it is convenient. (Revelation 13) Because of this transitioning alone, disciples of Messiah in the United States live in a different kind of world as the heavens of mankind grow darker. Section 804(c) declares that no one can deny the authority of the executive order or hold leadership accountable. Executive orders become law 30 days after being published in the Federal Register if they go unchallenged by Congress.
Some continue to any real danger in this executive order as highly questionable. “President Obama’s executive order is nearly identical to EO 12919, issued by President Clinton on June 7, 1994, which was an amendment to EO 10789, issued in 1958 by President Eisenhower, which was later amended by EO 13286, issued in 2003 by George W. Bush.” The truth is that the vagueness of the language creates the real danger, especially in view of the increasingly dogmatic behavior of government regarding any challenge to its authority, especially regarding ‘national security.’ The change relating to citizens while expanding the definition of a ‘terrorist’ is the other issue. This potential is not new in U.S. history. For example, the student of history realizes the detention of around 110,000 Japanese Americans starting in 1942.
The reality is that private property in the United States has been a myth since the Bankruptcy of the United States in 1933. Each state owns all property and each occupant is a tenant rather than an owner. The erosion of ‘human rights’ continues on a large scale as authority continues to gather more power, all in the name of peace and security. While you may believe that any effect on your life is a far-fetched notion, remember that the world of man is in the grip of a new age prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
For those disciples of the Messiah that have their gaze resting firmly on Yahshua [Jesus] and the ministry that He has commissioned His disciples to do, these kind of ‘thunderous rumblings’ in the heavens of mankind are noted as the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, even as the attitude of the Beast changes to one of dominance and hatred against disciples of the Messiah. Set Apart, sanctified disciples put YHWH’s laws first above all, which is comes to be seen as a threat, an intimidation to many earthly lawmakers. The Kingdom of YHWH is upon us as ruling authorities turn against Elohim’s [YHWH] people, a sign of the times, now in a global environment. (“YHWH’s Revolution“)