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. #
“You are assuming we’ll be allowed to vote in 2010, and 2012.”
Of course we will be allowed to vote in 2010 and 2012. We just won’t be allowed to count them.
If your LEO friend shoots civilians so that he can feed his family, then your LEO friend would eventually be killed by the angry American civilians.
...and justifiably so.
It's a matter of values, principles and integrity versus becoming a thug who shoots a gun for a tyrant's silver coins.
You may want to consider making new friends.
And yeah, I too feel sorry for the folks in the "big cities", especially on the east and west coast's.
its great to be here.
Alex Jones hasn’t mentioned this yet, you would think he would be right on top of it....
Do the Bonus Army and Waco fiascos ring a bell?
Bingo. Americans forget IT HAS HAPPENED HERE BEFORE. Look up the Bonus Army event in 1932. These were WWI vets who were SLAUGHTERED by the FedGov for doing nothing but marching for their promised war bonus, which the Congress didn't think they would actually have to pay, since the payout was 13 years in the future. Best account of this event I have read is in John Ross's novel, "Unintended Consequences."
That's also a good place to get a good account of the Waco disaster in 1993. Another slaughter, this time over unconstitutional gun laws.
Point is, there will always be unscrupulus Fed LEO's who are willing to open fire on civilians. Next time, we have to fight back.
Henry Bowman, where are you?
The majority of our men in uniform will never be loyal to orders that restrain our own.
There will have to be a special "Office of the Council of Governors" with an Adminstrative Assistant to prepare agendas, schedule meetings, take phone calls, etc.
Special stationary, special protection, on and on.
Another layer of bureaucracy, at a time when we should be slashing and burning a good portion of governent costs.
Will they all need to be flown to international soirees, such as the Copenhagen Conference ?
I can hardly wait, truly, for the Federal government to join the State governments in bankruptcy, and end all this nonsense.
Versaille, as in Louis and Antoinette, had NOTHING on these guys (And that loathesome woman Pelosi).
I'm going to the garage to sharpen my pitchfork.
Can’t get your link to work. Gives me a “network timed out” error.
***”More than two years ago I wrote a letter to all 535 members of Congress in which I implored them to find and set aside $200 billion in actual cash - not for “hand outs” in the traditional sense, but rather for the provision of emergency food, shelter and clothing, possibly to be provided on formerly-closed military facilities for up to 25% of the American population for a period of one year or more. They of course ignored that entreaty to the best of my ability to discern, but the reason for it was clear to me at the time and still is - a hungry and homeless population is a dangerous population, and “discontent” when married to an empty belly can easily turn to armed rebellion, especially if and when the “rabble” discern (and they eventually will) that they have been systematically robbed for decades by Wall Street, K Street and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
See my post # 236.
Rush mentioned it on his program today.
mentioned it .... in what context? as a fact, statement?