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. #
As it dawns on the Obamunist regime that it's starting to slip away from them, they will act. Precipitously, dangerously, murderously. Remember who we're dealing with. Remember the pedigree of their ideas. For them, mass murder is merely another instrument of state policy.
And then there is Interpol...hmmmm.
I wouldn’t rule it out, for sure. Or possibly an “internal domestic dollar” and and “overseas dollar.”
“More like Venezuela right now. Devalued currency and a 2 tier exchange rate. already panicked buying going on.”
Most go after the black market rate.
Hmmmmm....5 democrats and 5 RINO's???
My LOL was directed at your “and WTF”...just what I think everytime I see one of these ‘orders’...
WTF needs to be a ping list.
One purpose is to end federalism altogether. Replace federal government with national government in principle, attempting to nullify the Tenth Amendment.
This is bad-very very bad.
Strange how this came out the day after the ‘union meetings’.
“No. This cannot be permitted.”
I am hoping Sarah Palin is willing to voice her views on this, either on her website, Facebook or the remote possibility of it on FOX.
And I wonder what Glenn Beck thinks of this...
An EO only effects departments in the Executive Branch of the gubmint,who work for the Executive, the POTUS. Unless said EO is further acted upon by Congress and made into a law.
Even then the 'Executive', the POTUS, has no authority over any state governor -- nada, zip, zilch, zero. He can't 'appoint' a council, and then said council of ten as in this case, has no authority over the other forty.
So for all intents and purposes he may have well issued an EO on:
A Council of Federal LegislatorsThis *thing* is meaningless and just a tad bit Unconstitutional. So I hope they print it on soft paper for use in all the rest rooms.
Council of Federal Judges
I want to know who took all of Barry's tests in college and law school because this moron sure didn't!
“It will be coordinated at the state level, under the authority of DHS...”
I see. There are no enemy frontlines or enemy camps. So General Doofus of DHS will march his merry band of mass murderers through places like Huntington Beach and kill the children of a few dozen Marine families, and what will Gen. Doofus do when the 1st MarDiv pours out of Camp Pendleton and fighter squadrons from the 3rd MAW are bombing his position? How will Gen. Doofus react when he calls his CP and finds it in flames and his staff hanging from trees?
And let’s also assume that the Georgia National Guard will attack...how about Florida? And the Florida National Guard will stand down and watch their families and friends murdered. Of course...
“...integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States”.
The stupidest thing Obama ever disclosed was his junvenile wet-dream about the creation of a “defense force” as equally funded as the military. It will never happen because no one would permit it, and the money does not exist to fund it.
This is his fallback strategy. He wants control of the National Guard troops in every state to be able to use them for his own ends without having to worry about those pesky Governors. His is insane, drinking his own kool-aid if he thinks this will come to pass.
I guess it does make it seems as though he is doing something.
obama takes one more step to take complete control of the Country.
One more duck lined up.
When he has everything like he wants it, then he will make his move.
He will then turn pn and begin “preventative” detention of those he considers his political enemies, [who oppose him].
He is relentlessly and methodically moving to complete his agenda. Which is to take cpmplete control of the Nation, including the military.
Everyone who has taken an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution sees with both eyes, even if they are closed, the Constitution being shredded minute by minute by him, yet says nothing.
There won’t be a next President.
lighten up sport,there’s always hope & light at the end of this tunnel