Obama Executive Order to Control Coasts and Waterways


While we were fixated on twelve other stupid and/or unconstitutional things the Obama administration was doing last week,  President Obama signed a controversial executive order which is being regarded as another huge loss of private property rights.

The short version is, the executive order gives the federal government control of  coastal properties along the oceans and all other waterways–rivers, lakes–and any adjoining property which might drain into and affect the quality of those waterways.  The order contains fees for applications for use, rules, and  fines.

(See the executive order and supporting documents here)

Here is more detail from Henry Lamb writing for World Net Daily.   There has been very  little coverage in the mainstream media of this unprecedented power grab.

President Obama’s Executive Order 13547, issued July 19, further extends federal power, embraces global governance, diminishes the rights and privileges of individuals and brings the United States into compliance with Agenda 21, Chapter 17.6, which says:

Each coastal State should consider establishing, or where necessary strengthening, appropriate coordinating mechanisms (such as a high-level policy planning body) for integrated management and sustainable development of coastal and marine areas. …

The National Ocean Council created by the executive order creates this mechanism – and much more.

The genius of the American system of governance created by the U.S. Constitution is the delicate balance of power between the federal government, state and local governments, and the people. The founders recognized the people as the source of power; the people came first. It was the people who organized states. The states created a federal government and through the Constitution limited the power of the new government to those specific powers set forth in Article I, Section 8. All unspecified powers were explicitly retained by the states or the people…

Read the rest at Uncoverage

H/T G.T.F.

Read also our post from July 2009, Water Rights Bill S 787 If we read the Executive Order correctly it seems to have bypassed the Senate Bill 787.

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