Couple that with this, and well you’ve got the makings of a nice little fascistic state.
Not to mention I don’t see how executive orders can be legally binding outside the government to private citizens. If that was the case, why not just issue a EO dissolving congress, the constitution and declaring yourself supreme ruler?
Contra rt.com* (and EPIC**) I don’t really see it. Nothing in that text purports to do that, that I can see.
Note that RT, echoing EPIC, can’t be bothered to quote the language that supposedly does so… Oh, they quote things, but none of them, if you read them closely actually do what RT says they do.
The actual text of the EO is about directing DoD and DHS to develop and implement a hardened emergency communications infrastructure – and that’s something that’s both Constitutionally plausible [as a defense power, if nothing else] and a good idea.
(* Seriously, rt.com? Might as well be Pravda. Russian state media is deliberately unreliable.
** In typical EPIC fashion they make the claim that the EO authorizes that but don’t specify which section or language does so. I can’t find any such authorization from reading it.
Do they mean 5.2(e)? Because that sounds a lot more to me like “contract it out if appropriate” rather than “just take it”. Pretty thin soup to base such claims on, and nothing else in the text remotely deals with the subject.)
Markie Marxist sez: “Ha! Ha! All your communication system are belong to us! Geez, this Marxist domination of America is easier going than I thought. We commies must really have something going for us here. Like, uhhh . . . the White House? Ha! Ha! All your White House are belong to us! Ha! Ha!