Obama Executive Order Allows for Detaining Americans with “Respiratory Illnesses”

As diseased illegal aliens continue to pour into the United States and concerns over the Ebola virus outbreak and transportation of those infected with Ebola to the US continue, Barack Obama signed another executive order which would allow him to mandate apprehension and detention of Americans who simply show signs of “respiratory illness.”

According to the new executive order titled Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases, executive order 13295 will be amended with the following:

“(b) Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled.  This subsection does not apply to influenza.”

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This is based upon the recommendations of his Health and Human Services Department. Yes, that is the same one that botched the entire Obamacare rollout.

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Among the specific diseases listed in the previous executive order are:

Cholera; Diphtheria; infectious Tuberculosis; Plague; Smallpox; Yellow Fever; and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (Lassa, Marburg, Ebola, Crimean-Congo, South American, and others not yet isolated or named).

Though this executive order is unconstitutional as far as any presumed power as president, Obama is claiming it for his own just like George W. Bush did without any Congressional opposition. He claims the power to specify “certain communicable diseases for regulations providing for the apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of suspected communicable diseases.”

Yet, this is the man that has knowingly allowed tens of thousands of illegal aliens into the country and knows they have highly contagious diseases. Now, Ebola will be on American soil for the first time. Does anyone really think that won’t be a problem? I am for helping those doctors who have so bravely served others who have contracted Ebola and are now suffering the same disease. However, it does not seem wise to bring them into a highly populated area such as Atlanta, and yes I realize the CDC is located there. Still, we aren’t talking about the flu. We’re talking about a disease where the death rate is 90% if you contract it.

Some may point to the symptoms of “severe acute respiratory syndromes” and claim that this would be something severe and that healthy individuals would never be quarantined. However, concerning a possible Ebola outbreak, Paul Joseph Watson reported:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has procedures in place to deal with such an outbreak backed by force of law.

The official CDC website details ‘Specific Laws and Regulations Governing the Control of Communicable Diseases,’ under which even healthy citizens who show no symptoms of Ebola whatsoever would be forcibly quarantined at the behest of medical authorities.

Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms,” states the CDC (emphasis mine).

Already, there are Ebola quarantine stations established throughout the US. These are not new. However, in April of this year, a Committee on Armed Services report indicated that all 50 states’ National Guard had Ebola bio kits sent to them.

One has to assume that those in government must be aware of the seriousness of bringing Ebola to US shores, and as a result they are playing on that in order to have these measures in place to even deal with well persons and those that do not even show symptoms. Some will say this is “common sense,” and ignore the constitutional restrictions of the Executive Branch. I believe this is way beyond the scope of the authority of the president. My next guess is that we’ll see the United Nations Health Organization stepping in to help out in the future.

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