In 1950, there was a Executive Order that dealt with Disaster Preparedness; and this had to do with the President having the power to take over any resources in times of war or emergency.
Well now in 2012, this Executive Order is now extended to be used in even times of peace.
"...assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;"
- Executive Order Issued by the White House (March 16, 2011)
We are now in a Martial Law state; as the Government can take over any resource they choose, and now through the NDAA can Assassinate and Detain American Citizens.
This makes President Obama one of the worse Presidents in history, as he takes all of our freedoms and liberties away; and shoves us in a Police State!!!