By Executive Order, Trump Just Nationalized The US Food Supply (Meat, Supply Chain, Etc) For ‘National Defense’

US Military is going door to door delivering food now, but soon, they could be going door to door taking it, all in the name of “national defense”…

(by Half Dollar) Another day, another high-jacking of private property.

Here’s the executive order that high-jacks the nation’s food supply, under the guise of maintaining beef, pork and poultry supply chains, pasted in its entirety from WhiteHouse.gov, with bold and bold added for emphasis, and with the executive order broken up for comment:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the “Act”), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  The 2019 novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing outbreaks of the disease COVID-19, has significantly disrupted the lives of Americans.  In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I declared that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constituted a national emergency, beginning March 1, 2020.  Since then, the American people have united behind a policy of mitigation strategies, including social distancing, to flatten the curve of infections and reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The COVID-19 outbreak and these necessary mitigation measures have taken a dramatic toll on the United States economy and critical infrastructure.

Nice little deflections there, aren’t they?

Continuing:

It is important that processors of beef, pork, and poultry (“meat and poultry”) in the food supply chain continue operating and fulfilling orders to ensure a continued supply of protein for Americans.  However, outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers at some processing facilities have led to the reduction in some of those facilities’ production capacity.  In addition, recent actions in some States have led to the complete closure of some large processing facilities.  Such actions may differ from or be inconsistent with interim guidance recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor entitled “Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers” providing for the safe operation of such facilities.

Who’s your daddy?

That would be President Trump, along with the rest of the Deep State Globalists in the Federal Government, which, apparently, now own the states.

Dang your whims, and your flattening of the curve!

Continuing:

Such closures threaten the continued functioning of the national meat and poultry supply chain, undermining critical infrastructure during the national emergency.  Given the high volume of meat and poultry processed by many facilities, any unnecessary closures can quickly have a large effect on the food supply chain.  For example, closure of a single large beef processing facility can result in the loss of over 10 million individual servings of beef in a single day.  Similarly, under established supply chains, closure of a single meat or poultry processing facility can severely disrupt the supply of protein to an entire grocery store chain.

Accordingly, I find that meat and poultry in the food supply chain meet the criteria specified in section 101(b) of the Act (50 U.S.C. 4511(b)).  Under the delegation of authority provided in this order, the Secretary of Agriculture shall take all appropriate action under that section to ensure that meat and poultry processors continue operations consistent with the guidance for their operations jointly issued by the CDC and OSHA.  Under the delegation of authority provided in this order, the Secretary of Agriculture may identify additional specific food supply chain resources that meet the criteria of section 101(b).

That means the Secretary of Agriculture, by order of the President, in delegated duties, has a license to steal, all in the name of “national defense”:

Or is that not what that means:

And what are we to make of the “identifying additional specific food supply chain resources“?

Well, make of it what we will, but if that kitchen pantry is deemed a little too well-stocked, and if push comes to shove, it does seem that anything and everything is fair game.

That is how this works, is it not?

Side note: President Trump claims to be making government smaller and with less rules, but if you take away ten rules and add one, but that one rule gives you even more power than what you had with the ten rules taken away, then the real rate of government is growing, and, arguably, growing exponentially.

It is government power to infinity, and beyond, and then some more.

Continuing:

Sec. 2.  Ensuring the Continued Supply of Meat and Poultry.  (a)  Notwithstanding Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012 (National Defense Resources Preparedness), the authority of the President to require performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, and to implement the Act in subchapter III of chapter 55 of title 50, United States Code (50 U.S.C. 4554, 4555, 4556, 4559, 4560), is delegated to the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food supply chain resources, including meat and poultry, during the national emergency caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 within the United States.

Wow.

And to think, first and foremost, that food is not for you, or me, or the poor folks that are hungry in the inner-cities, as the MSM propagandists and Trump would have you believe, but rather, it’s basically for the Federal government and the US Military.

Period.

So let’s not get it twisted.

The proles can have some scraps, if the Federal government is so inclined.

Oh yeah, and Mr. Meat Market Man at Mom-N-Pop Grocery Store on the corner of Main Street and Vicious Circle, your contract with Tyson is void because your order just got commandeered for Trump’s hotels the US military.

Too bad for you Mr. Meat Market Man!

Or again, is that not what this says or what this is really about – control and power, enforced by the weaponization of food?

Let’s continue, although it is rather hard to stomach, no pun intended:

(b) Secretary of Agriculture shall use the authority under section 101 of the Act, in consultation with the heads of such other executive departments and agencies as he deems appropriate, to determine the proper nationwide priorities and allocation of all the materials, services, and facilities necessary to ensure the continued supply of meat and poultry, consistent with the guidance for the operations of meat and poultry processing facilities jointly issued by the CDC and OSHA.(c) The Secretary of Agriculture shall issue such orders and adopt and revise appropriate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this order.     Sec. 3.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

Great.

Every Deep State Globalist is going to have his or her hand in this cookie jar.

I’m sure the Red Hats will just let this one slide like all the rest.

Notice too, that orders, rules, and regulations will change, on-the-fly, and as necessary, because when you have carte blanche to do whatever the heck you want, then why the heck not?

Let’s continue:

(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

Bunch of legalese, and some blah, blah, blah.

Followed by a signature:

DONALD J. TRUMP

Place, and date:

THE WHITE HOUSE,
April 28, 2020.

Ugh…