Anyone think these powers of the Executive Branch are a good idea? Isn't this why the Legislature makes laws in America and not the Executive?
Presidential Decision Directive 51: president given dictator status in times of declared national emergency.
PDD 54/REX 84: FEMA camps: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and the Federal Emergency Management Agency ... had drafted a contingency plan providing for the suspension of the Constitution, the imposition of martial law, and the appointment of military commanders to head state and local governments and to detain dissidents and Central American refugees in the event of a national crisis. (Miami Herald, July 5, 1987). Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.
Operation Trojan Horse: a program designed to learn the identity of potential opponents to martial law. The program lures potential protesters into public forums, conducted by a "hero" of the people who advocates survival training. The list of names gathered at such meetings and rallies are computerized and then targeted in case of an emergency.
Operation Northwoods, or Northwoods, was a false-flag plan that originated within the United States government in 1962. The plan called for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other operatives to commit genuine acts of terrorism in U.S. cities and elsewhere. These acts of terrorism were to be blamed on Cuba in order to create public support for a war against that nation,
Operation Garden Plot is a general U.S. Army and National Guard plan to respond to major domestic civil disturbances within the United States. The plan was developed in response to the civil disorders of the 1960s and is now under the control of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). It provides Federal military and law enforcement assistance to local governments during times of major civil disturbances.
Operation Cable Splicer is "the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation." 
PDD 39/62 : FEMA controls the National Guard.
PDD 67: FEMA is the lead federal agency for coordinating consequence management.
Executive Order #10995: Authorizes seizure of all communication equipment in the United States.
Executive Order #10997: Authorizes seizure of all electric power companies, fuels, fuel sources, and minerals (public and private)
Executive Order #10998: Authorizes seizure of all food supplies, food resources, all farms and all farm lands (public and private).
Executive Order #10999: Authorizes seizure of all means of transportation- including personal cars, trucks, or any type of vehicle; Total control over all highways, roads, seaports, and sea ways.
Executive Order #11000: Authorizes forced conscription of all Americans for work duties under supervision of Federal agents. This section also authorizes the splitting up of family units if deemed necessary by the government agencies in charge.
Executive Order #11001: Authorizes seizure of all health, education, and welfare facilities and their administrations (public and private).
Executive Order #11002: Empowers the Post Master General to register all men, women, and children in the United States for government purposes.
Executive Order #11003: Authorizes seizure of all airports and all aircraft, public, commercial, and private.
Executive Order #11004: Authorizes seizure of all housing and finance authorities and permits government agents to establish forced relocation sites. The government can declare any area of its choosing as "unsafe" and force the entire area to be abandoned of all persons. Authorizes establishment of new "relocation" communities; building new housing with public funds.
Executive Order #11005: Authorizes seizure of all railroads, inland waterways, and storage facilities, both public and private.
Executive Order #13010 (New): This Executive order is entitled Critical Infrastructure Protection. It established a commission made up of members from Federal government departments and agencies, which will be granted dictatorial powers when an emergency is declared.