H/T to John at Midknight Review
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is fond of saying, “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” Well, the Obama Administration certainly has not let the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig crisis go to waste, using it as a smokescreen to silently assault and further diminish American citizens’ personal freedom.
While the nation has its eyes and ears focused on the blame game ping-pong match between President Obama and BP top brass, President Obama on Thursday, June 10, quietly announced a new Executive Order establishing the “National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council.”
Claiming the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,” President Obama has truly gone off the deep end this time in his most atrocious attempt to date to control every aspect of Americans’ lives.
According to Sec. 5. of the Executive Order that details the President’s “National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy,” the Council will be charged with carrying out “lifestyle behavior modification” among American citizens that do not exhibit “healthy behavior.”
The President’s desired lifestyle behavior modifications focus on:
- smoking cessation;
- proper nutrition;
- appropriate exercise;
- mental health;
- behavioral health;
- sedentary behavior;
- substance-use disorder; and
- domestic violence screenings.
Making matters even worse, if that is even possible at this point, President Obama will create an “Advisory Group” composed of experts hand-picked from the public health field and various other areas of expertise “outside the Federal Government.” (click on the linked headline for the rest of the story from Nanny State Liberation Front.)
Midknight Review notes: one of the more important legislative considerations in need of attention is this business about the power of the presidency. Obama’s capitalist brand of Marxism has brought this failing to light. Who knew he had the right and the power to single handedly take over GM and force that part of the middle class who actually work for a living to pay the bill? Who knew that he would even consider using “executive order” to circumvent the legislative process and install institutions of his liking ? Who knew that he would use his need for private staff to install more than 45 “czars” (including staff and individual budgets) , none of which are accountable to the Congress, all of which have “executive privilege” protections and cannot be subpoenaed buy anyone.
This editor: Curious about other executive orders? Go to this link to see all Executive orders from 2010.
For 2009 go here.