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President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors
The White House ^ | January 11, 2010 | Office of Press Secretary

Posted on 01/11/2010 7:43:13 PM PST by Melissa 24

he President today signed an Executive Order (attached) establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.

The bipartisan Council will be composed of ten State Governors who will be selected by the President to serve two year terms. In selecting the Governors to the Council, the White House will solicit input from Governors and Governors’ associations. Once chosen, the Council will have no more than five members from the same party and represent the Nation as a whole.

Federal members of the Council include the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, the U.S. Northern Command Commander, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau. The Secretary of Defense will designate an Executive Director for the Council.

(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.gov ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhoeo; councilofgovernors; executiveorder; governors; obama
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Sheer lunacy!
1 posted on 01/11/2010 7:43:16 PM PST by Melissa 24
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To: Melissa 24

Federalizing the National Guard?


2 posted on 01/11/2010 7:44:23 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Melissa 24

Nothing good will come from this.


3 posted on 01/11/2010 7:47:17 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Melissa 24

The Governors better ignore this before their actions could be the final straw and civil war will start.


4 posted on 01/11/2010 7:47:37 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: imahawk

Color MM - “skeptical”


5 posted on 01/11/2010 7:48:50 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Melissa 24
"When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities. "

This is really scary.

Sounds like he's setting up the brownshirts and gestappo to me. "matters of mutual interest", "civil support activities"...we've never had a need for all this before, and we don't now.

"I'm guessing this is to set up for the confiscation of arms and gun control...they can never complete their mission as long as the population is armed.

The kenyan is getting a lot of heat faster than he expected and is now issueing an "executive order" for this...very, very suspicious. I wonder how many governors will fall for this...

6 posted on 01/11/2010 7:50:24 PM PST by FrankR (There will be no jobs until it is profitable for employers to hire people....PERIOD.)
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To: Melissa 24

Obama Brown shirts. Just like Hitler did in 1930 - 1938 . disarmed the German people and installed his SS Guard and made them more powerful then the German army. Hmmmm what is “THAT ONE” up to?


7 posted on 01/11/2010 7:50:30 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: Melissa 24; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The List, ping


8 posted on 01/11/2010 7:50:53 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Melissa 24

NOT a good idea. And we thought clinton was bad with his Executive Orders.

Somebody better protest this, fast! Hello, Republicans? Are you there? This cannot be allowed to stand.


9 posted on 01/11/2010 7:52:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Melissa 24

I really don’t like the sound of this...

(It doesn’t help anything that it sounds like the opening to Star Wars IV)


10 posted on 01/11/2010 7:55:11 PM PST by Seņor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: Cicero

unconstitutional under the 14th amend.


11 posted on 01/11/2010 7:58:24 PM PST by ARA
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To: Melissa 24

We used to have a method for the states to be represented in Washington. It was called the US Senate but one of the first moves of the 100 year strategy of the progressive was to utterly transform it with the 17th Amendment. Thia happened in 1913 under Woodrow Wilson. What else happened then? The 16th Amendment was rammed through allowing income taxes to be levied without apportionment and the Federal Reserve System was created. That’s when the foundations of our Republic were cracked. What’s happened since then is inevitable. Alas, I suspect widespread violence is as well. Living through the collapse of the United States may prove instructive, it will certainly be interesting.


12 posted on 01/11/2010 7:59:02 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Melissa 24

“...synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; ...

“The bipartisan Council will be composed of ten State Governors who will be selected by the President ...

“Federal members of the Council include the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, the U.S. Northern Command Commander, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau.”

So the vote to send troops to control citizens will be 13-5.

Anybody going to mention posse comitatus?


13 posted on 01/11/2010 7:59:02 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: Melissa 24
"ten State Governors who will be selected by the President to serve two year terms"

Guess what, the Obamanation doesn't know what a "federal" system of states MEANS..... now we will see the states ever more dependent upon and subservient to the POTUS, as least as long as the Demagogues control the WH.

This is a foolish and dangerous path, so it's no surprise that the Obamanation is doing it via executive order. Who on earth wants the Demagogues to determine the 10 Governors to be placed on such a council????? "bi-partisan" means only that they can always find five groveling RINOs to fill the 5 R. slots. Scary stuff.
14 posted on 01/11/2010 7:59:26 PM PST by Enchante (Do we really send captured TERRORISTS off to Saudi-land and Yemen so they can be "REHABILITATED"?)
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To: Melissa 24

Don’t fall for it Govenors.


15 posted on 01/11/2010 8:01:27 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Bhoy

re: 13 to 5

ha, that’s even assuming that the Demagogues don’t have up to 5 subservient RINOs ready to do their bidding.....

we can be certain that the Obamanation would never appoint any of the more conservative or free-thinking R. governors, they will be carbon copies of their Demagogue counterparts....


16 posted on 01/11/2010 8:01:30 PM PST by Enchante (Do we really send captured TERRORISTS off to Saudi-land and Yemen so they can be "REHABILITATED"?)
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To: Melissa 24

Unconstitutional. Blatantly so.


17 posted on 01/11/2010 8:01:56 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: Melissa 24

Tightening Noose Alert!

18 posted on 01/11/2010 8:05:26 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Junior_G
The National Guard is essentially already federalized.

Governors who have a spine should replace their local contingents of National Guard with a state funded militia that could be directed by the Governor and state legislature.

If the feds need their state militia to fight a war then the governor and legislature can make it happen ... or not.

19 posted on 01/11/2010 8:05:57 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: Enchante

re: 13 to 5

... yeah, you’re right. I was trying to be funny.


20 posted on 01/11/2010 8:08:06 PM PST by Bhoy
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