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American Republic replaced by “Council of Governors”?
Canada Free Press ^

Posted on 01/12/2010 10:09:40 AM PST by WVPatriot

Is this a sort of Homeland Security Politburo? American Republic replaced by “Council of Governors”? By Judi McLeod Tuesday, January 12, 2010

imageQuietly—even stealthily—in the opening days of the New Year, President Barack Obama has set up a “Council of Governors”.

Like the 30-plus czars running America with neither the people’s nor the congress’s blessings, the Council of Governors is already a done deal.

“Is this a first step towards Marshall Law, or a tie to the InterPol, RAND National Police Force stuff we’ve been hearing about,” asked a Texas patriot who tipped off Canada Free Press (CFP) after finding news of the new Council of Governors on Twitter. “Is this a sort of Homeland Security Politburo?

Read more http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18890

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhofascism; bhotyranny; corruption; councilofgovernors; democratcorruption; donttreadonme; liberalfascism; obama; rapeofliberty; standdown; tyranny

1 posted on 01/12/2010 10:09:40 AM PST by WVPatriot
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To: WVPatriot

I’d be more startled to see community organizer Bummer pass up any chance to organize his way into more muscle. So a coalition of Rat governors... sweet, right down his alley. I don’t recall George W. Bush doing the same with GOP governors.


2 posted on 01/12/2010 10:12:40 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: WVPatriot

Well, he can’t appoint a Governor. A Governor is a duly-sovereign individual elected as the “President” of whichever state. A Governor is not under any order of the President. I don’t like Sec. 2 Functions. Well, lets see. This basically makes the states into Provinces, and at the same time puts Governors under the direction of the Secretary of Defense, an appointed position, not elected. Haha, oh man. Yum yum Fascism. Delicious.


3 posted on 01/12/2010 10:14:23 AM PST by Rodebrecht (Democracy is the most vile form of government. -- James Madison)
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To: WVPatriot
"Mr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?"

"A Republic. If you can keep it."

4 posted on 01/12/2010 10:15:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: WVPatriot
Is this a first step towards Marshall Law

Is ol' Marsh still alive?

5 posted on 01/12/2010 10:16:06 AM PST by seton89 (Al Gore is a greater perjurer than Titus Oates)
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To: WVPatriot
Is this a first step towards Marshall Law,

It would be nice if some folks who are so concerned about Martial Law could learn to spell it correctly.

6 posted on 01/12/2010 10:16:28 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: WVPatriot

bookmark


7 posted on 01/12/2010 10:16:40 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: dirtboy

Marital Coleslaw.


8 posted on 01/12/2010 10:18:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (America has been dead for a while; It's interesting to watch the cadaver cool.)
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To: WVPatriot

Note to all Patriots: The word used to describe military-based rule in times of emergency is “martial”. Calling it “marshal” or “Marshall” (who the heck is Marshall?) makes you an easier target for lefties who think we’re all illiterate, inbred hicks.

Oh, and the term for a state leaving the Union is “secede”, not “succeed”.

That is all.


9 posted on 01/12/2010 10:19:11 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: WVPatriot

Opossum also may use this Council to intimidate any of the governors whose states are/will pass 10th Amendment Sovereignty resolutions.


10 posted on 01/12/2010 10:20:30 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: WVPatriot

The beginning of the end of freedom.

Martial law is close at hand.


11 posted on 01/12/2010 10:22:53 AM PST by El Gran Salseron
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To: WVPatriot
The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away. -- Grand Moff Tarkin, Commander, Imperial Death Star
12 posted on 01/12/2010 10:22:53 AM PST by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: Lazamataz
Marital Coleslaw.

You just described my finances since I got married eight years ago.

13 posted on 01/12/2010 10:22:55 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: WVPatriot

It’ll never happen, but in the event they try it.. I’ll start the Armed Revolution myself.


14 posted on 01/12/2010 10:23:01 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: WVPatriot

lol glad to see cfp is monitoring Free Republic and reporting the news from items we post! THANK YOU CFP FOR GETTING THE STORY OUT I KNOW YOU FOUND IT HERE :) on FR!

New Executive Order, IMPORTANT!

Today President Obama signed a new executive order, found here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/2010executive_order.pdf

The executive order formed a Council of Governors, pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008.

The Council will “strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State governments to protect our Nation and its people and property”. Provisions include:

1. The Council shall meet at the call of the Secretary of Defense or the Co-Chairs of the Council to exchange views, information, or advice with 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 Commander,United States Northern Command; the Chief, National Guard Bureau; the Commandant of the Coast Guard; and other appropriate officials of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, and appropriate officials of other executive departments or agencies as may be designated by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(a) matters involving the National Guard of the various States;
(b) homeland defense;
(c) civil support;
(d) synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and
(e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.

Recall a few of those key items that I have highlighted...

If you remember the NSPD-51 “Continuation of Government”—martial law—that vests all power in the executive branch, identifies the individuals who will be responsible for the oversight of the CoG government. Here is an excerpt:

The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government. In order to advise and assist the President in that function, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (APHS/CT) is hereby designated as the National Continuity Coordinator. The National Continuity Coordinator, in coordination with the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA), without exercising directive authority, shall coordinate the development and implementation of continuity policy for executive departments and agencies. The Continuity Policy Coordination Committee (CPCC), chaired by a Senior Director from the Homeland Security Council staff, designated by the National Continuity Coordinator, shall be the main day-to-day forum for such policy coordination.” “The National Continuity Coordinator, in consultation with the heads of appropriate executive departments and agencies, will lead the development of a National Continuity Implementation Plan (Plan), which shall include prioritized goals and objectives, a concept of operations, performance metrics by which to measure continuity readiness, procedures for continuity and incident management activities, and clear direction to executive department and agency continuity coordinators, as well as guidance to promote interoperability of Federal Government continuity programs and procedures with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate. The Plan shall be submitted to the President for approval not later than 90 days after the date of this directive.” “The Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate the integration of Federal continuity plans and operations with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.” “Continuity requirements shall be incorporated into daily operations of all executive departments and agencies.” Remember, under NSPD-51 a disaster will be declared in order to justify the Federal siezure of state and local functions under the control of the executive branch with the legislative and judicial brances operating as advisors. A disaster is defined as:

The directive states that this power could/would be exercised in the case of a “Catastrophic Emergency”, meaning “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions ...”


15 posted on 01/12/2010 10:23:15 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: seton89

16 posted on 01/12/2010 10:23:30 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Little Pig

Seriesly, thank you for making those hugh corrctions.


17 posted on 01/12/2010 10:23:43 AM PST by DLfromthedesert (Diversity kills)
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To: Little Pig

After all, we don’t want to loose our freedoms. :)


18 posted on 01/12/2010 10:25:01 AM PST by DLfromthedesert (Diversity kills)
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To: Little Pig
who the heck is Marshall?


19 posted on 01/12/2010 10:26:26 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: WVPatriot

The National Hockey League is run by a Board of Governors, and we can all see how well THAT is working out /sarc


20 posted on 01/12/2010 10:26:31 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FromLori
pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008.

Obama vetoed that bill.

21 posted on 01/12/2010 10:29:47 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: WVPatriot

It looks the obama team is saying this council was mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2008 - which was VETOED by President Bush.


22 posted on 01/12/2010 10:30:06 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: FromLori

Um... I did a search of Free Republic for “Council of Governors” prior to posting this article from CFP and there were zero (0) hits found.


23 posted on 01/12/2010 10:31:48 AM PST by WVPatriot
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To: ElayneJ

Yeah, it appears the National Defence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 never became a bill.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1585


24 posted on 01/12/2010 10:34:31 AM PST by WVPatriot
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To: WVPatriot

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426271/posts


25 posted on 01/12/2010 10:35:32 AM PST by Pantera
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To: ElayneJ

According to the US government website (govtrack.us) this is the relevant text of the bill which became law in January 2008 and signed into law by Pres GW Bush

SEC. 1822. COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS.
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.

It was co sponsored by Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

Rep. Ike Skelton [D-MO4]hide cosponsors
Cosponsors:
Duncan Hunter [R-CA52]
Text:
Summary | Full Text
Status:

Occurred: Introduced Jan 16, 2008
Occurred: Referred to Committee View Committee Assignments
Occurred: Passed House Jan 16, 2008
Occurred: Passed Senate Jan 22, 2008
Occurred: Signed by President Jan 28, 2008
This bill became law. It was signed by George Bush.
Last Action:
Jan 28, 2008: Became Public Law No: 110-181.

I don’t know any more than that.


26 posted on 01/12/2010 10:36:53 AM PST by pfsmd
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To: ElayneJ

According to the US government website (govtrack.us) this is the relevant text of the bill which became law in January 2008 and signed into law by Pres GW Bush

SEC. 1822. COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS.
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.

It was co sponsored by Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

Rep. Ike Skelton [D-MO4]hide cosponsors
Cosponsors:
Duncan Hunter [R-CA52]
Text:
Summary | Full Text
Status:

Occurred: Introduced Jan 16, 2008
Occurred: Referred to Committee View Committee Assignments
Occurred: Passed House Jan 16, 2008
Occurred: Passed Senate Jan 22, 2008
Occurred: Signed by President Jan 28, 2008
This bill became law. It was signed by George Bush.
Last Action:
Jan 28, 2008: Became Public Law No: 110-181.

I don’t know any more than that.


27 posted on 01/12/2010 10:37:08 AM PST by pfsmd
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To: HiTech RedNeck

basically the Govenors are five rats & five rinos who don’t get paid except a per diem for travel . They get called out by Sec.of Defense to talk about using the National Guard as part of homeland security ie keeping the rabble ( thats us folks ) in their proper place . Sounds like one these bad old days its gonna be meat hook,piano wire,Congressman some assembly required time.


28 posted on 01/12/2010 10:38:39 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: ElayneJ

Vetoed by Bush: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-1585


29 posted on 01/12/2010 10:39:04 AM PST by Pantera
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To: pfsmd

This is the link

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-4986


30 posted on 01/12/2010 10:39:44 AM PST by pfsmd
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To: LucyT; null and void

PING for more about RAND and Interpol.


31 posted on 01/12/2010 10:40:46 AM PST by stockpirate (While freedom fighters in Iran die for freedom, conservatives do nothing while our freedom is lost)
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To: dirtboy

Agreed. The spelling problem “kinda” hurts the writer’s credibility.


32 posted on 01/12/2010 10:43:19 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Rodebrecht
Well, he can’t appoint a Governor. A Governor is a duly-sovereign individual elected as the “President” of whichever state.

You hold on that! And if we don't get rid of the Communists Party (formally the Democratic Party) and King Obama and his corrupt communists Administration, watch out. The Constitution already is worthless by Washington standards.

33 posted on 01/12/2010 10:45:32 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: El Gran Salseron

I’ll bet a new nickle that if the gov goes martial...there will be war.


34 posted on 01/12/2010 11:12:32 AM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: Pantera; pfsmd

So - it looks like it was signed, after all. But up to this point, no Council of Governors. I wonder what the back story is.


35 posted on 01/12/2010 11:15:45 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: dirtboy

i could swear you wrote your eight fiancees years ago


36 posted on 01/12/2010 11:17:22 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: WVPatriot

No that’s not what I was referring to I posted the information in other articles to warn people about it and I see CFP now wrote about the information I posted inside of other posts.

My posts started with...

New Executive Order, IMPORTANT!

and I included the information I showed you.


37 posted on 01/12/2010 11:20:42 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: WVPatriot

btt


38 posted on 01/12/2010 2:55:56 PM PST by opentalk
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To: devistate one four

“I’ll bet a new nickle that if the gov goes martial...there will be war.”

That’s probably why they are considering it. I’m surprised the revolution didn’t already start years and years ago but lately there has been more unhappiness with the gov’t and more rumblings.

It seems that just about everyone is fed up with Congress, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the White House.....all facets of the gov’t.

I keep wondering how far the American people can be pushed before they finally say, “Enough is enough” then actually do something about it.


39 posted on 01/12/2010 3:23:35 PM PST by El Gran Salseron
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