Executive Order: “Obama Has Just Given Himself the Authority to Seize Your Assets”

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On Monday the U.S. government took steps to seize the US-based assets of Russian lawmakers and anyone else that the US government deemed complicit in supporting the Crimean secession movement.

We’ve seen the U.S. government do this in countless cases surrounding drug and financial crimes, and sometimes even against foreign leaders like Saddam Hussein and Manuel Noriega.

Here’s the kicker.

The new Executive Order doesn’t just apply to just Russians or foreigners. It gets blanket coverage, so even American citizens could now face asset forfeiture if their actions are deemed to be “contributing to the situation in the Ukraine.”

Be careful what you say. Be careful what you write. President Obama has just given himself the authority to seize your assets.

According to the president’s recent Executive Order, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine” (first reported by WND’s Aaron Klein), the provisions for seizure of property extend to “any United States person.” That means “any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.”

Via: The Ron Paul Institute

Like most Executive Orders and government legalese, the definitions for why an individual would have their assets seized under this directive are extremely broad and they could, for all intents and purposes, be used against anyone who supports Russian interests, or simply argues against those of the United States.

You can read the full Executive Order at the White House web site. The key points are noted below:

All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly, any of the following:

(A) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine;

(B) actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine; or

(C) misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine or of an economically significant entity in Ukraine

This new Executive Order has crossed a very dangerous line. It’s one that turns the notions of property rights and due process upside down by effectively bypassing the U.S. Constitution.

While we’re sure the President and his staff would argue that such a law would never be used against Americans who are protected by free speech, the fact is that the Executive Branch now believes it has the self-manifested authority to target any individual who engages in activities that undermine US interests abroad or at home.

If a President of the United States believes he has the authority to make it illegal for you to provide support to Russia by way of political commentary, charitable donations or other methods, could he also use similar directives to push forward other agendas?

President Obama has already re-authorized an E.O. giving him the ability to seize farms, food, processing plants, energy resources, transportation, and skilled laborers during national emergency.

The next Executive Order could come in the form of restrictions on firearms advocacy or target those who speak out against policies like government mandated health care. All it would take is the declaration of a national emergency and they can essentially do as they please.

Is it prudent to give a single person the ability to force such actions down the throats of the American people without Congressional oversight or Judicial review?

by Marc Slavo on Freedom Outpost

 

My Comment:

Each day shows another tear in the shredding of our constitution by this President.  As outraged as most are, what is being done about this?  I fear that as we watch this happening on the sidelines, the chains of bondage are being linked around us.  We are becoming enslaved to oppression and soon there will be no way out.

We need unceasing prayer for this country.  There is no further room for compromise because too much of our freedoms have already been compromised and destroyed.

The following artist, Jon McNaughton is one of my favorite because he puts the truth on canvass in his paintings.  Watch this video of his newest painting called “Obamanation”.  It will bring chills to your spine!

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      Wulfrano, you know that I did not vote for him. Sadly, people were blind to this man and his lies. They listened to his rhetoric and decided that he has a good idea. No one cared that he did not have the background experience to run this country or that his past showed that he followed socialism leaders, and Alinsky and has no respect for the Constitution of our country. The Bill of Rights means nothing to him. We are all suffering the consequences for this bad choice.

  1. Wow…Obama overload. Overlord Obama…King Obama. Where have they put the U.S.A.??? This is not the country I grew up in any longer, it’s changing almost daily it seems and not for the better.
    Anyone that can look on Obama’s actions and deem him good for this country is a bigger fool than Obama is. Disgusting…

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      Greg, I agree with you and this is such a serious situation. The basic tenets of our freedoms and core values are being destroyed from under us. I truly fear for this country! Honestly, I believe that only God can undo the evil that was done under this administration. What are the citizens of this country thinking? Why are we not doing more to take back this country?

      1. Agreed. As Lyle has said if folks can get their groceries, watch their cable TV, surf the net and get McDonalds. then life is good. Obama is also good for hand-outs. Sad…

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