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. #
AU72 wrote: “This is unconstitutional.”
And since when has that deterred the Won from an action?
“Yes, but the 90 million don’t have tanks, armored cars, armored planes and very large weapons.”
Sorry. That was my point in part.
“that worked well for the iraqi army a few years back...”
Funny thing about that, we’re still there trying to defeat them.
Big diff though is that we ain’t illiterate, under armed, nor living in a sand dune. This is home base for the government. They attack us, they have no where to run or hide. We built the systems and weapons they need, we know how to diable and distrupt them.
Complete with a widely-distributed, secure, tested, reliable, not Federally controlled, encrypted communication systems?
Else just a bunch of folks running around in the woods with no knowledge of what other groups are doing elsewhere and can be safely ignored and bypassed until the time is right to dispose of them...
“synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States;”
Looks like they have been working on this one for awile.
The Myth of Posse Comitatus
Major Craig T. Trebilcock, U.S. Army Reserve
Major Craig Trebilcock is a member of the Judge Advocate Generals Corps in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is assigned as an operational law attorney with the 153d Legal Support Organization in Norristown, PA. His area of specialization includes the laws applicable to U.S. forces engaged in operations in both the United States and abroad. Major Trebilcock is a graduate of the University of Michigan (A.B. with high honors, 1982) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1985). His military education includes the Judge Advocate General Basic Course (1988) and Advanced Course (1992), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (1997), and the U.S. Navy War College International Relations Seminar (2000). Major Trebilcock is a civilian immigration attorney with the firm of Barley, Snyder, Senft, & Cohen in York, PA.
The Posse Comitatus Act has traditionally been viewed as a major barrier to the use of U.S. military forces in planning for homeland defense. In fact, many in uniform believe that the act precludes the use of U.S. military assets in domestic security operations in any but the most extraordinary situations. As is often the case, reality bears little resemblance to the myth for homeland defense planners. Through a gradual erosion of the acts prohibitions over the past 20 years, posse comitatus today is more of a procedural formality than an actual impediment to the use of U.S. military forces in homeland defense.
The lib governors will show... and then their actions rule.
I suspect the majority of these "troops" would desert the ranks if they were told to open fire on American civilians.
...And the hard-core "troops" who shoot US civilians will eventually be destroyed by the justifiably angry civilian population.
When the shooting does finally begin? It will be Americans versus obamanistas, just as it has always been in the debates at the local water cooler.
American military personnel will not shoot fellow Conservatives, but the obamanistas probably will.
However, the obamanistas will meet the same fate as Napoleon's troops did when they shot the civilians in Spain.
The Conservatives will defeat the obamanistas if it does come down to a Nationwide shoot-out.
The obamanistas would be wise to remember who THEY ARE DEALING WITH.
Once things get ugly, it is the cornered, pissed-off and well-armed American citizen protecting his family and his home who will win.
im in new york.....canada looking good. job hunting there.
They are like the kkk was in the South. Where there is 10, 0 are fbi informants.
Pray for America! Obama is the opposite of Reagan and I don’t expect him to do anything to reduce the power of the federal government. They know their back is against the wall and they will LOSE BIG in Nov 2010. So, I expect them to do everything possible to bring socialism to America before then.
“Else just a bunch of folks running around in the woods with no knowledge of what other groups are doing elsewhere and can be safely ignored and bypassed until the time is right to dispose of them... “
I just cannot see how the Conservatives in the military would open fire on the US civilian population en masse. If orders like that came down, I could see massive disobedience and desertions. There would even be Juan Martin Diez types in the ranks. Diez led the guerilla forces that eventually threw the French out of Spain.
Regarding the resilience of an angry and cornered civilian population, even Hollywood has noted that civilians turned guerilla fighters will defeat a hostile and invasive force once the shooting starts:
Some of my favorite movies regarding this topic of discussion:
Have no doubt, America.
You were duped in ‘06 and ‘08.
Those who do not value their freedoms,
neither understand nor likely deserve them.
friend of ours is fedleo. He once said he’d never enforce illegal orders upon US citizens. My reply was that the orders would come under dire circumstances. What if the economy collapsed and there were no jobs? Either obey orders or you are fired and maybe prosecuted. How many, with good values now, would sell out, knowing they need to feed and house and clothe their family? His gaze turned away and he essentially had no reply. That is what will happen to many LEO minds should things go very badly. Self-preservation kicks in.
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Looks like some community organizing.
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