“Autocracy: A system of government in which supreme political power to direct all the activities of the state is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of coup d’etat or mass insurrection).”
A Dictionary of Political Economy Terms
Article IV, Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
United States Constitution, The States
A local judge, in a small town in Maryland bordering the District of Columbia, found a husband had engaged in “domestic violence” against a wife because he was “abusive” of her interests in government – United States Secret Service, the head of the Federal Reserve (Benjamin Bernanke) and The White House – and that, therefore, his civil liberties can be violated to protect the interests of the state, though no evidence or pattern of physical or mental abuse by the husband on the wife has been proven, thereby, not meeting the statutory guidelines for a domestic violence judgement (Judge Ronald Rubin, Case # 86316-FL, Montgomery County Circuit Court, Rockville, Maryland).
The now former-husband has appealed directly to the Executive for violations of Maryland’s privacy laws by an agency of the United States Congress – the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System – and for abusing family law domestic violence statutes to save Bernanke and Obama from critics.
He (I) has (have) since brought a civil action (Federal Personal Injury Form SF-95) under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) against the Federal Reserve (Benjamin Bernanke), The White House and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
National Defense Resources Preparedness: America’s 100-Year Descent Into A Transparent Autocracy
Executive Order, Barack Obama, The White House, March 16, 2012
“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices…”
Article 2, Section 2, United States Constitution
Councils have been running Ulysses.
Truman had set the trend by establishing the National Security Council (NSC) in 1947 and then went to Korea to stave off Stalin with whom he had made peace in Europe on the rubble of Berlin. Clinton founded the National Economic Council (NEC) to ensure the nation’s economic security. After September 11, 2001, the [f]idels and infidels were delineated by the USA Patriot Act to secure the American Homeland. Lady Liberty of the forefathers, the Bush administration reasoned, must be protected by the gents in the new fatherland. George Walker Bush established the Homeland Security (Advisory) Council (HSC).
Every American president since the Bull Moose Progressivism of America’s first Nobel (Peace) Laureate Teddy Roosevelt in 1901 had wanted to make a mark on government to trammel the Bull.
Woodrow Wilson took the country to war a year before World War I ended, in 1917, to help American autos and road building.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) incarcerated Japanese-Americans in concentration camps on American soil after the attack by Japan’s Imperial Palace on USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i on December 07, 1941, went to war with Japan and Germany to recover the country from the Great Depression whose onset had deflated the roaring ’20s by the time Herbert Hoover, the remarkable engineer, entered the White House in 1929.
Harry Truman, the accidental president, had engaged in a seminal act of executive privilege which has forever scarred civilization: he dropped Little Boy and Fat Man on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, incinerating the two cities, which had woken up to work during war on calm August mornings, in the blink of an eye to assert American power in a manner unprecedented in Europe and Japan, bequeathing the global military-intelligence complex to his general Dwight David Eisenhower to replace Mohammad Mossaddeh in a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) coup that upended Iranian democracy in 1953.
President Barack Obama, the synthesizer of his predecessors’ bias for do-good government, wants to prepare for peace and war, which he hopes can transition the country to a world of peace without war.
The Commander-in-Chief’s country is under siege. So, he has asked his councils to coordinate work with the commercial sector to prepare for an economic embargo on the United States or for any other emergency responses in what he calls “national defense resources preparedness” coming on the heels of a new public law to secure government from citizens which may have gotten actor George Clooney, who was protesting violation of human rights in Sudan, arrested, violating his civil liberties in America’s capital city.
In the American mind, “resources” which means oil that will not last beyond 3 years at the current rates of consumption with zero imports, and no longer than at most 40 years including unconventional resources (except coal), needs an alternative, especially when the influx of foreign dollars to pay for governing the world’s largest economy comes to a grinding halt or becomes exorbitant to bear for the US Treasury’s books. America, though, is now exporting oil and gas to meet this president’s exports-doubling goal in 5 years believing in a domestic abundance which does not really exist unless this nation of about 300 million people completely disengages or is disengaged from the rest of the world.
A country habituated to living beyond its means must, on a war-footing, adapt to living within its means, for example, “Drill Baby Drill” can only work if the United States neither exports oil and gas nor imports them, which entails domestic production of additional 10 million barrels/day of oil to fulfill current consumption needs for the foreseeable future using proven and unconventional resources.
The United States Department of Interior entering into leasing contracts involving resource-sharing with private corporations for natural resource extraction from government lands is a miscarriage of justice for the American tax payer.
In the short run, should Obama want to meet his doubling of exports goals in 5 years, as much as exporting oil and gas is not the right way to go, government lands can be leased to private drillers for the government to sell that oil and gas in the world commodity markets. Government owns the oil/gas and private extractors of oil/gas are paid for their work by the tax payers. Iraqi government outside its province of Kurdistan is doing the right thing.
Unclear, still, is how much of the exports pie chart should be oil and gas to meet the president’s target. It, therefore, seems to be more of a seat of the pants approach to raising exports, with the Treasury and the Federal Reserve doing their own thing, their common political interest laying in the Fed increasing money supply for the financial markets and the Treasury raising the national debt ceiling with nothing to show since 2007 in terms of employment or economic stability except in oil/gas.
Any citizen resistance could mean resorting to the whistle-stop tour of Abraham Lincoln to keep the country together by suspending the writ of Habeas Corpus: United States is on the slippery slope of suspending due process in the judiciary for Americans who blame their government for their predicament.
Epilogue: Now Into The Future
The tempering of America has begun from within and without in response to National Defense Resources Preparedness by Executive Order which aspires to transform the country, guarding it from the outside and changing it within by presidential edict.
Scarce wisdom suggests that civil liberties and government transparency ensure for maximum stability without descent into autocracy. Abundant intelligence, however, misdirects.