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. #
They are trying to coordinate/control the National Guards in all the States as well as first responders/State and local LEO's..............
This can't be good...and there is no reason for it unless they are either planning a constitutional crisis, or they expect one.
At best, any attack on the homeland by a terrorist or natural caused event will only affect a State or two at most. This seems like wayoverkill to me. Totally unnecessary as Governors coordinate as needed now without any damn order.
I sent to a local talk show host as well.
Regarding our exchange a day or so ago about the military and its use within our borders.
Does this article give you any cause for concern?
I wonder if that will fit for a tagline?
I was going to try an edited form, but it just doesn’t do it justice without the entire thing - and mainly the graphic.
“civil support” - That’s a big opening for the “civilian army” or whatever the heck it was Obama wanted to start. Hitler youth will be next.
It’s fed fund strings and job security for Marxist governors to join and stay in this Roach Motel of Obamunism.
Saddam did the same with Baathists.
Oh yeah. And the agencies and ‘elite’ units who perpetrated it.
IMHO there is no way in hell this can be enforced in
Maybe in the North and some places on the West coast,,,"
Sure would be a start though. Of course, count TX out, then as was mentioned earlier, 6 of the 10 states would likely include CA, NY, MI, IL, OH, PA
there's an awful lot of folks in just those 6 states. Through in WA and OR and you've got the entire continental west coast "under control" where a whole lot-o-import/export happens.
One million person Civil Security Force as fully funded, armed and equipped as the military Armed Forces of the USA.
One big difference. Unlike the military which swears an oath of allegiance to the Constitution, this force swears allegiance to the Presidency!!!
These power grab activities are about the only transparent items of this administration. At least to observers paying attention.
Through = throw.
"You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future; not a future that will be, but one that might be. This is not a new world: It is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advancements, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: Logic is an enemy, and truth is a menace. This is Mr. Romney Wordsworth, in his last forty-eight hours on Earth. Hes a citizen of the State, but will soon have to be eliminated, because hes built out of flesh and because he has a mind. Mr. Romney Wordsworth, who will draw his last breaths in the Twilight Zone..."
I harken back to a warning JimRob gave us... start collecting contact information of fellow FReepers in case FR vanishes for some reason.
We have a butt-kickin’ coming.
Mandatory Voting soon to come right after Civilian National Security Police are in place
don’t kid yourself -Mandatory Voting is already a topic.
No more than the “real-life ripe dead certainty” I ~already ~ had.
Sal “It Can’t Happen Here?” Amander
[sometimes it really sucks to be justified]
“The regional governors now have direct control. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battlestation.”
-Grand Moff Tarkin