If you believe it is unrealistic that President Obama (or any other future president) would use drones on American citizens on U.S. soil, or even further, make war on the American population, this may change your mind. These executive orders have been on the books for over 30 years, enacted mostly by John F Kennedy; so if Obama decided to declare a state of emergency, for whatever trumped up reason, with a stroke of his pen he could decide to turn America into a prison camp and take over all aspects of U.S. society. Needless to say, these are blatantly unconstitutional and would grossly violate the natural rights of every American citizen. Add to this the fact that the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point named the “anti-federalist” movement as a potential terrorist threat, and you can see easily how a president could make war on ordinary citizens. Lest we forget that FDR imprisoned over a hundred thousand Japanese Americans during World War II merely because of their ancestry, and the Supreme Court upheld it in Korematsu v. U.S. (this gross decision is still on the books today); Abraham Lincoln jailed tens of thousands of dissenters during the Civil War who merely disagreed with his policies and who had no right to habeas corpus in which to contest their imprisonment (which he unilaterally suspended, also); starting with Bush and continuing with Obama, American citizens have been indefinitely detained at Guantanamo Bay and other prison camps without any rights whatsoever. This is why Rand Paul’s filibuster was so important; the precedent is there.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.