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Thursday, February 16, 2012

executive order 10997

Executive order 10997 gives authority to the government to outright take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals to make sure that the government has enough to support itself in a state of emergency. This was signed into law on February 16, 1962 by John F. Kennedy. Do they or should they have this power, I think not.

(d) Claimancy. Prepare plans to claim materials, manpower, equipment, supplies and services needed in support of assigned responsibilities and other essential functions of the Department before the appropriate agency, and work with such agencies in developing programs to insure availability of such resources in an emergency.

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