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. #
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.
I count all the Gulf Coast states out,,,
Folks in this part of the country ain’t gunna put up with
any of this “Jack Boot” krap at all,,,
The talk at the gun show last saturday was :
“What Has Happened To This Country ?!”,,,ETC.,,,
I saw many young shooters (10-12yo) with their first rifle.
Really gave me Hope for this country,,,;0)
As for the ports :
They can be shut down at any time,,,
This is why I harp on folks to be ready to just stay home
when/if there is a SHTF moment,,,
3 months worth of whatever is needed to just be able to
lock the doors and “starve the beast”,,,
I really feel sorry for the folks that live in big cities
anywhere in this country...
What a precedent! That's our boy Obama!
...Shrub started it...This requirement was enacted while Bush was still pres.
“The formation of the Council of Governors was required by the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act which stated, The President shall establish a bipartisan Council of Governors to advise the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions. (NDAA FY2008, Sec 1822)”
How depressing. Who are those traitorous Vietnam Vets in the background in that video?
Since by his own order at least five have to be republicans I wonder what he'll do if no republicans agree to it?
Of course we’ll be allowed to vote! Just as long as we vote for the canidates chosen by the Democrat Party... It’ll bea landslide, dont’cha think - sort of like in the old USSR.
” Now,,,There are about 90,000,000 gun owners in the USofA,,,
There is only about 3,000,000 members of the US Military”
The 3 million are organized, the 90 million are not organized.
“but is this order constitutional?”
Has this ever mattered to our Fearless Leader?
It won’t fly.
The people are pissed
The people are armed
“Since by his own order at least five have to be republicans I wonder what he’ll do if no republicans agree to it? “
Dissolve this EO, and write a new one.
Thou should readeth the “book of Red”, then the “book of Blue”...;-)
But I’ll go ahead and give my interpretation of all of this...
PTHBTPHBPTHPBTHPB!!! (Sorry, this is just a juvenile reaction)
But seriously, we are one crisis (natural or man-made) away from some serious infringements upon our populace...All these things do is lock and load the governments means to an end, and these acts cock the hammers back...
You can imagine what the cause will be to take the safety off...
Philisophically speaking of course...
“The 3 million are organized, the 90 million are not organized.”
Many ARE organized, and many are ex military.
there's an awful lot of folks in just those 6 states. Through [throw] in WA and OR and you've got the entire continental west coast "under control" where a whole lot-o-import/export happens.
As in the import of foreign troops. Chinese and maybe Russians. Maybe others? Maybe send one of the middle states to help NY control and open the east coast to foreign troop transports.
At least we know what The Coward In Chief is up to, and we have plenty of time to figure strategy.
THe first ten will be the big ten, with most of the USA's population. This is just the camel's nose in the tent.
Or look at it this way. Would the New York National Guard have much trouble "keeping order" in Connecticut?
This is a REALLY bad sign. The president must know that a “severe disruption” is coming. Probably a monetary collapse or crisis on an Argentina 2002 scale. That’s my guess.
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