Skip to comments.President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors
Posted on 01/11/2010 7:45:15 PM PST by Pantera
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS By the authority vested in me as President by theConstitution and the laws of the United States of America,including section 1822 of the National Defense AuthorizationAct of 2008 (Public Law 110-181), and in order to strengthenfurther the partnership between the Federal Government and Stategovernments to protect our Nation and its people and property,it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Council of Governors.
(a) There is established a Council of Governors (Council).The Council shall consist of 10 State Governors appointed bythe President (Members), of whom no more than five shall be ofthe same political party. The term of service for each Member appointed to serve on the Council shall be 2 years, but a Membermay be reappointed for additional terms.
(b) The President shall designate two Members, whoshall not be members of the same political party, to serve asCo-Chairs of the Council.
Sec. 2. Functions. The Council shall meet at the call of the Secretary of Defense or the Co-Chairs of the Council toexchange views, information, or advice with the Secretary ofDefense; the Secretary of Homeland Security; the Assistant tothe President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; theAssistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs andPublic Engagement; the Assistant Secretary of Defense forHomeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs; the Commander,United States Northern Command; the Chief, National GuardBureau; the Commandant of the Coast Guard; and other appropriateofficials of the Department of Homeland Security and theDepartment of Defense, and appropriate officials of otherexecutive departments or agencies as may be designated by theSecretary of Defense or the Secretary of Homeland Security.Such views, information, or advice shall concern:
(a) matters involving the National Guard of the variousStates;
(b) homeland defense;
(c) civil support;
(d) synchronization and integration of State and Federalmilitary activities in the United States; and
(e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining toNational Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.
Sec. 3. Administration.
(a) The Secretary of Defense shall designate an ExecutiveDirector to coordinate the work of the Council.
(b) Members shall serve without compensation for theirwork on the Council. However, Members shall be allowed travelexpenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, asauthorized by law.
(c) Upon the joint request of the Co-Chairs ofthe Council, the Secretary of Defense shall, to theextent permitted by law and subject to the availability ofappropriations, provide the Council with administrative support,assignment or detail of personnel, and information as may benecessary for the performance of the Council's functions.
(d) The Council may establish subcommittees of theCouncil. These subcommittees shall consist exclusively ofMembers of the Council and any designated employees of a Memberwith authority to act on the Member's behalf, as appropriate toaid the Council in carrying out its functions under this order.
(e) The Council may establish a charter that is consistentwith the terms of this order to refine further its purpose,scope, and objectives and to allocate duties, as appropriate,among members.
Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this order:
(a) the term "State" has the meaning provided inparagraph (15) of section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002(6 U.S.C. 101(15)); and
(b) the term "Governor" has the meaning provided inparagraph (5) of section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford DisasterRelief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(5)).
Sec. 5. General Provisions.
(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair orotherwise affect:
(1) the authority granted by law to adepartment, agency, or the head thereof; or
(2) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary,administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistentwith applicable law and subject to the availability ofappropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, createany right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable atlaw or in equity by any party against the United States, itsdepartments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, oragents, or any other person.
THE WHITE HOUSE,January 11, 2010. #
First steps toward martial law.
Stroke of the pen, Law of the land
Kinda cool, eh?
I gotta wonder what brought this on.
this is crap - just more nannying
can this be redacted by the next President?
Obama Brown shirts. Just like Hitler did in 1930 - 1938 . disarmed the German people and installed his SS Guard and made them more powerful then the German army. Hmmmm what is ÂTHAT ONEÂ up to?
There is a light at the end of the tunnel...
and it is a train.
CA, NY, MI, IL, OH, PA will be 6 out of the 10. Can you say disproportional representation?
The thought of losing power in the upcoming elections, 2010 and 2012.
I guess the states will soon be provinces with the federal government in total control.
BO, if you don't meet the Constitutional requirements for President, you have no authority at all...
Tightening Noose Alert!
I know this question is asked often and rarely taken seriously, but is this order constitutional?
No. This cannot be permitted.
That’s what I am thinking.
Now we might have an idea where the internal security force comes from.
An interpretation, please?
If the Govenors fall for this; they don’t deserve to be in office.
He will pay as much attention to them as he does the rest of the people.
Are they expecting something this summer?
What? Where did this come from? What is the purpose of this and why haven’t we heard about this before?
Fascist theory of government: “If they disagree with you, shoot them in the face.”
“Oh goody. Another Federal Committee.”
Yes, that’s also what I see here. It appears to me he/they/them are further entrenching the Fed beyond its Constitutional assignments.
Get out the suspenders as the Fed is getting too big to button its britches anymore.
This is unconstitutional.
Preparing for revolution they are.
I guess we haven’t heard about it before because it happened today:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 11, 2010
Not just martial law, but what about that other army that was talked about on the campaign .. a “home” service with as much power and as well funded ..??
These people are taking over America unless we get busy and stop them.
Is this true?
“...but this is the first time that a legal body is established between the National Government and the States. “
Usually martial law reduces some of the personal rights ordinarily granted to the citizen, limits the length of the trial processes, and prescribes more severe penalties than ordinary law. In many states martial law prescribes the death penalty for certain crimes, even if ordinary law does not contain that crime or punishment in its system.
Originally martial law was imposed during wars or occupations to let the government control population more effectively in spite of heightened unrest. Nowadays it is most commonly used by authoritarian governments to enforce their rule, for example after coup d'état (Thailand 2006), when threatened by popular protests (PRC 1989), or to crack down on the opposition (Poland 1981). Martial law can also be declared in cases of major natural disasters, however most countries use a different legal construct like "state of emergency".
In many countries martial law imposes particular rules, one of which is curfew. Often, under this system, the administration of justice is left to a military tribunal, called a court-martial. The suspension of the writ of habeas corpus is likely to occur.
For the remainder, can you spell R-I-N-O?
What is going on?
TRAIN = WE THE PEOPLE!!
No kidding. I don’t think he ever outlined how this “civilian” national security force would be commanded.
And what if the Gov refuse to show?
There’s an election in November ..???????
Is this the goon squad getting set up to steal the election ..??
These people are so out of control.
I agree with Mariner, post #29.
This is a concrete step toward eliminating the independent authority and dissolving the sovereignty of the several States. It lays the groundwork for the end of the United States as a Republic.
I did a Bing search on “council of governors” and came up with references in the UK, Canada, and Australia. Nothing in the U.S. came up.
This thread has been removed from “Breaking News” where I originally found it.
Just curious as to why?
“(d) synchronization and integration of State and Federalmilitary activities in the United States; and”
“(e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining toNational Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.”
Machiavelli AND Orwell all rolled into one. Last step in getting rid of Posse Comitatus which is ONLY Federal law, not a Contitutional guarantee and can be ignored at the stroke of a pen. CYA if governors from different states can plead the case, and not the president.
bookmark for later
Shadow government in the very beginnings.
This must not stand.
I don’t recall him talking about how it would be commanded either, but I know I was just as stunned when I heard him talk about it during some speech he gave.
Maybe somebody on this thread remembers that speech and can tell us where we might find a YouTube of it ..?????
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