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. #
“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)”
We have to stop this madness.
The second shot must be heard around the world.
BUY YOUR GUNS NOW>
Does this remind anyone of Licoln’s War Board, which evolved into the General Staff? But we whave a General Staff. Why set up another one, unless the existing one won’t do what is going to be asked of the new one?
Are you certain about that ..??
I believe any EO stands forever, unless the next President gets rid of it.
Bush also got rid of a lot of the “bombs” which the Clintons gleefully delighted in setting for the Bush admin, figuring Bush was too stupid to find them. Fortunately for America, Bush was not stupid. One week - they were all gone.
Licoln = Lincoln PIMF...
This came from the White House web site.
God bless you !!!!! Okay everybody .. here’s the YouTube of Obama’s plan for America’s National Guard:
I remember reading about this. From our friends at CFR.
But it’s no longer available, so I did a search and found it here.
The Neglected Home Front
By Stephen E. Flynn
The United States should roughly replicate the Federal Reserve model by creating a Federal Security Reserve System (FSRS) with a national board of governors, 10 regional Homeland Security Districts, and 92 local branches called Metropolitan Anti-Terrorism Committees. The objective of this system would be to develop self-funding mechanisms to more fully engage a broad cross-section of American society to protect the country’s critical foundations from the widespread disruption that would arise from a terrorist attack.
This opens up a whole new can of worms.
i’m aware of this civilian national security force from the get go but how do you read this into THAT???holy cow
please educate me & the rest of freepers here!
None of the major news outlets have picked it up yet, from what I can see. I’ll keep an eye out.
can you Ping this?
LucyT is busy...
I don’t get how Obama and his hand-selected governors of 10 States are going to issue orders to the governors of the other 40 states? Because this sounds like the Feds trying to cloak their intended attempt to federalize the state militias and National Guards with the consensus of only 10 selected Governors?
The Left has been seeking to dissolve the States for years now and to relegate them to the status of mere administrative units of the federal government.
In so doing they render large parts of the Constitution moot. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments are already considered dead letters by the federal judiciary. The relatively modest and benign "Commerce Clause" has been distorted into a man-eating monster, a tail which wags the dog. Soon the power of the States to govern themselves will atrophy, strangled by the strings attached to federal funds.
I'm not clairvoyant, or privy to secret information. Just observe the trends and follow them through to obvious conclusions.
Here comes the NWO (and this is yet another attempt to blunt the 10th Amendment movement); destroy sovereignty, reign on your rights..and combat “right-wing extremists”..oh somebody just say it: BROWNSHIRTS!
I c ur point in the first few sentences.ty:)
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