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. #
Remember when the local Chinese military(!) refused to attack in Tienanmen Square? The government sent them elsewhere and brought in units from far away places who weren't "neighbors" or family and didn't really know what was going on so they'd believe what the government told them? They attacked.
Given our enemedia control of the majority of "news"/propaganda, many of the guard troops from Pennsylvania or Illinois who will not know the citizens of Arizona or South Carolina may just believe that a bunch of armed "racists" or "terrorists" have arisen to destroy our country. Maybe they would fire on us which our own red state guard or regular military would not. Maybe.
“This can’t be good...and there is no reason for it unless they are either planning a constitutional crisis, or they expect one.”
My guess is that the constitutional crisis could come on Jan 20, 2010 if/when they refuse to seat the newly elected Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts.
But, how will it look politically? He won't be able to claim the ever important bipartisanship.
The government has been taken over by hostile forces. At this point I don’t believe congress is even calling the shots any more.
Yes, but the 90 million don't have tanks, armored cars, armored planes and very large weapons.
It cheers me to know that somewhere, there's a reactor core with his name on it.
“The regional governors will control their teritories...that and fear of this battlestation(Acorn storm troopers)”....Governor Moff(Obama) Tarkin
MI is going to have a Republican governor next year.
Yes but perhaps 1.5 million have any real battle training or experience,,,,the other 1.5 million are administrative paper pushers, pentagon wonks, cooks and medical personell.
3 million divided by 50 states is 60 thousand per state. It took a surge of some 40 or 50 thousand troops on top of the 120 thousand already in Iraq just to bring things under control there. Plus if things broke out in this country...new recruits would dry up.
The control freaks would have to resort to nukes or the threat of them to bring the country to heel!
“Probably a monetary collapse or crisis on an Argentina 2002 scale. Thats my guess.”
Not a bad guess.. I believe we discussed Argentina a couple of weeks ago.
A friend of mine in KL, Malaysia e mailed me six months ago that most Asian financiers believe Obama is out to destroy the dollar.
“But, how will it look politically? He won’t be able to claim the ever important bipartisanship. “
You mean like Obamacare? ;-)
Wonder who pulled the puppet string on this one?
Yes, this is what this implies.
If they subjugate the governors legally then they can countermand anything a governor does, essentially making it impossible for a state to nullify a fed order.
At the same time if they are creating parallel structures of command and control to the ones that already exist then at some point the feds can shut down the existing govt entities and put its own fully-controlled and extra-constitutional infrastructure in to full power.
This is very, very frightening. Smart but completely corrupt.
We need to learn more about this and any other action to set up parallel control structures and state-nullifying measures.
Many Americans came to that conclusion over a year ago.
We'll need a trustworthy and secure method to do this.
It'll take work and serious thought for just how to do it while keeping the privacy of the FReepers intact and somehow not include the trolls...
“a monetary collapse or crisis”
More like Venezuela right now. Devalued currency and a 2 tier exchange rate. already panicked buying going on.
Just my take on it.
He gave that up long ago. It isn't even much of a pretense anymore. He is in full single-party dictator mode and he doesn't much care who knows it. He might even want people to start noticing just how much power he has amassed so quickly.
“Many Americans came to that conclusion over a year ago. “
Myself included. The point being is Obama is not fooling anyone around the world.