Obama Executive Order-Ukraine US Citizens

Statement of Argument:

May 25, 2014

The American citizen is subject to property seizure if found promoting or working in any capacity with Crimean, Ukrainian organizations or individuals. The executive order is unconstitutional in that it gives credibility to the U.S. overthrown of a democratically elected government and secondly legitimizes a junta controlled state. This Order contradicts the behavior of the U.S. in its overthrow of a democratically voted government which was then replaced by violent extremist.

 

Exhibit A: Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of persons -- including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine -- that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby order: 

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State: 

(i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly, any of the following: 

(A) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine; 

(B) actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine; or 

(C) misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine or of an economically significant entity in Ukraine;  ref source: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/06/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-contributing-situation