A political analyst says US President Barack Obama’s executive order on controlling communications in critical situations is unconstitutional, Press TV reports.
“The issue here, of course, is that all of these laws that are being passed, all of these presidential fiats that are being passed deny the issues of due process and equal protection within the Constitution,” Gordon Duff, senior editor at Veteran’s Today
, said in an interview with Press TV.
Last Friday, Obama issued an executive order enabling federal agencies to take control of wired and wireless communications during situations they consider critical in order to reach anyone in the country.
Obama claimed that the move will enable the executive branch to “ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies and improve national resilience.”
Duff stressed that the recent acts “are outside of the laws of the United States and all of the individuals who are involved in passing these laws that the American people seem to accept rather quietly are available for criminal prosecution. Passing an illegal law is a crime.”
Responding to the question why the US government is focusing on the domestic threat, Duff said that the primary concern was the anti-capitalist Occupy movement sparking a wave of protests against corruption, poverty and social inequality across the country.
“Within the United States we believe there is a domestic threat. The US government, I think, has some bizarre ideas of what the domestic threat might be that it’s the Occupy people -- who I believe and support entirely,” he added.