Friday, July 27, 2007

Bush's Executive Order 13438 serious threat to activism

Just received this from a CODEPINK friend in D.C.

You're receiving this because time is short to try to stop Bush's Executive Order 13438 from becoming law on August 19. The Executive Order, titled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq," is unconstitutional but once it becomes law it would likely take years and huge chaos and loss to activists before being revoked. As you know, Congress will recess for August. The Order was entered into the Federal Register on July 19. It becomes law automatically on August 19. Today is July 27. Will Pelosi and Reid call them back to stop this? Yesterday at the Senate subway to the Capitol, I spoke to about 10 Senators about this. After my brief, on-the-run question-description of the Order, they all said they had never heard of the Order (!) but that they would look into it. Your help is greatly needed to quickly study the order and then move Congress to stop it using your broad contacts to mobilize. I will set up a yahoo group site, called "Stop Executive Order of July 17, 2007" to help move communication forward.

Calls and faxes to Congress are urgent! See the contact lists at These lists, by the way, can be moved to a spreadsheet.

White House web site for the Executive Order: order

I've highlighted the most problematic element below:

(i) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of:...

Holy Mother of the World, we have to stop him!


diane said...

I am appalled and shocked that there has been no coverage in the news on this ! Is Congress asleep ?
What is our country coming to ? I had thought that we were definitely veering towards facism but W thinks he's a King.

nfh said...

I know!

Facism moves forward We need to get this out in the open, now! Maybe have someone digg it? Definitely forward the link for the exec order on to your politically enlightened friends. Pre-emptive war, and now he is readying the "justification" for pre-emptive arrest of U.S. citizens.

chaser48 said...

Actually, it is through the rebelliousness for rebellions sake by liberals and so called progressives who are asleep. This particular order addresses a person or entity that can measurably further terrorism and terrorist acts against our nation. I do not think that a bunch of piddly Liberals are the target but "those who constitutionally might be in the country" Its time you liberals grow up and fight the real enemy which is yourselves and your contrary natures --- No one likes your excessively liberal points of view or lifestyles! Progressivism is actually regressive and now after 45 years as a ballot casting American you libs bore the shit out of me. If you dont like America go to France or Iran and express your selves there.