Executive Order 12656 "Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities" (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.12656.html), February 16, 2004 plus Executive Order 13074 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.13074.html), Amendment to EO 12656, February 9, 1998.
- "Executive Order Number 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United States and grant the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry."  (http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/09/1765545.php)
Executive Order 11921 "Adjusting Emergency Preparedness Assignments to Organizational and Functional Changes in Federal Departments and Agencies" (http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/eo/eo-11921.htm) allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) [stated as 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."  (http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/09/1765545.php)
- "FEMA's powers were consolidated by President Jimmy Carter to incorporate: The National Security Act of 1947, which allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities; The 1950 Defense Production Act, which gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy; The Act of August 29, 1916, which authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency; and The International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979."  (http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/fema_executive_orders.htm)
For the first time in American history, the reigns of government would not be transferred from one elected element to another, but the Constitution, itself, can be suspended.  (http://www.meta-religion.com/Secret_societies/Groups/FEMA/fema.htm)
Foundation: Executive Orders
Executive Orders (EO) related to Federalism and Emergency Preparedness
- EO 13132 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.13132.Fed.html): "Federalism", August 4, 1999.
- EO 11490 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.11490.html): "Federal Departments and Agencies", February 16, 2004.
- EO 12472 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.12472.html): "Telecommunications Functions", April 3, 1984; February 16, 2004.
- EO 12407 "provides the regional and local mechanisms and manpower" for carrying out the provisions of Executive Order 12919: National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness. This order, signed February 22, 1983, by President Ronald Reagan, "sets up ten Federal Regional Councils to govern ten Federal Regions made up of the fifty States."
Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Functions October 11, 2004
The following EOs all fall under EO 12919:  (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EOs.html)
- EO 10990: "allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports."  (http://utah.indymedia.org/news/2003/07/5561.php)
- EO 10995 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.10995.html): Federal seizure of all communications media in the US.
- EO 10997 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.10997.html): Federal seizure of all electric power, fuels, minerals, public and private.
- EO 10998 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.10998.html): Federal seizure of all food supplies and resources, public and private and all farms and equipment.
- EO 10999 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.10999.html): Federal seizure of all means of transportation, including cars, trucks, or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports and water ways.
- EO 11000 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.11000.html): Federal seizure of American people for work forces under federal supervision, including the splitting up of families if the government so desires.
- EO 11001 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.11001.html): Federal seizure of all health, education and welfare facilities, both public and private.
- EO 11002 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.11002.html): Empowers the Postmaster General to register every single person in the US.
- EO 11003 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.11003.html): Federal seizure of all airports and aircraft.
- EO 11004 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.11004.html): Federal seizure of all housing and finances and authority to establish forced relocation. Authority to designate areas to be abandoned as 'unsafe,' establish new locations for populations, relocate communities, build new housing with public funds.
- EO 11005 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.11005.html): Seizure of all railroads, inland waterways and storage facilities, both public and private.
- EO 11051 (http://www.millennium-ark.net/News_Files/Exec.Orders/EO.11051.html): Provides FEMA complete authorization to put above orders into effect in times of increased international tension of economic or financial crisis (FEMA will be in control incase of 'National Emergency').
- EO 12919 "Apparently Allows Cabinet Heads to Make Direct Loans to Government Contractors."  (http://email.newsmax.com/articles/?a=1994/6/03/142959)
HOW TO SURVIVE MARTIAL LAW
* Prepare before any declaration of martial law by becoming self reliant. You may become subject to a bureaucratic system and be prepared to stay one step ahead of it which is easy to do if you are prepared and in a position to be self reliant. You may also face mob rule, chaos, panic, or a complete breakdown in law and order. Surival situations may be easier to handle in rural areas than urban.
* Avoid areas of marital law. Can be imposed due to natural disasters or man caused events. Important to have a retreat or place in a rural area away from populated areas.
* Create alliances with like minded neighbors or community members that share your views. Team work and numbers may help your situation.
* Become transparent in the sense that you do not draw attention to yourself or your family. For instance, do not tell people that you are storing food just store food. Be prepared to render assistance to neighbors if need be. You never know when you will need them.
* Remain calm! Do not panic.
* Avoid areas of civil unrest if possible. If caught in civil unrest take appropriate action.
* Get informed and stay informed. Understand martial law can be a temporary crisis or an extended one. In extreme cases the shape of a whole nation can change.
* Declaration of martial law means your rights are suspended and it is government by decree. Your constitutional rights may no longer apply. This could mean a state of National Emergency.
* People can be arrested and imprisoned indefinitely without charges.
* Freedom of speech and freedom of assembly can be suspended, and censorship of the media imposed.
* Gun ownership will also come under severe attack during marital law. We could see house to house searches by the military or National Guard looking for guns and seizing any they find along with stored food.
* Take a stand on issues and make a choice that fits your beliefs and the situation. Do you believe as Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty or give me death?" Realize you may have some hard choices to make. Understand you may have to sacrifice your principles on trivial matters or take a hard stand. Always remember that you may have to come back and fight another day.