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Infrastructure For Obama’s Brownshirts

The President has signed another Executive Order that has flown under the radar in the same way that the Interpol Executive Order did a few weeks ago.  This new Executive Order appears to be setting up the infrastructure for Obama’s Civilian Corp. or something I have dubbed for the past year and a half: Obama’s Brownshirts.

This Executive Order, known as “Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors”, sets up the framework for the use of federal troops and combines state and federal agencies within the Department of Defense. This order was signed yesterday and enables the federal and state governments to work together to protect the nation from hazards.  This sounds like a good idea on the surface, but not when considering that the lines defined by the Tenth Amendment are already blurred and when considering that the federal government is busily building a Marxist Utopia.

The Council’s responsibilities include reviewing matters that involve the National Guard of the various States; homeland security; 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 security, and civil support activities.  The council will be made up of ten governors selected by the President to serve for two years.  Members from the federal government will be included as well and will be represented by 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 Defence for Homeland Defence 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 Press release of the executive order is as follows:

The White House Office of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate Release January 11, 2010

EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1822 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-181), and in order to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal government and State governments 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 by the President (Members), of whom no more than five shall be of the same political party. The term of service for each Member appointed to serve on the Council shall be 2 years, but a Member may be reappointed for additional terms. (b) The President shall designate two Members, who shall not be members of the same political party, to serve as Co-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 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 GuardBureau; 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.Such views, information, or advice shall concern: (a) matters involving the National Guard of the variousStates; (b) homeland defense; (c) civil support; more (OVER) 2(d) synchronization and integration of State and Federal military 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 of the Council, the Secretary of Defense shall, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, 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 the Council. These subcommittees shall consist exclusively of Members of the Council and any designated employees of a Member with authority to act on the Member’s behalf, as appropriate to aid the Council in carrying out its functions under this order. (e) The Council may establish a charter that is consistent with 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 in paragraph (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 Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(5)). (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 consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability ofappropriations.Sec. 5. General Provisions. more 3 (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMATHE WHITE HOUSE, January 11, 2010.

Stop HR1444: The Real Mandatory Service Act

Many of us conservative bloggers had named HR1388 or the GIVE Act a “mandatory servitude bill” but in actuality the mandatory part had been removed from the bill before passage.  That is because that mandatory bit has been formed into a bill of its own that is called HR 1444 or the “Congressional Commission on Civic Service Act”.  If we thought HR 1388 was heinous, just look at what this bill contains:

Under Duties, Section 4:

(5) The effect on the Nation, on those who serve, and on the families of those who serve, if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service.

(6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.

(7) The need for a public service academy, a 4-year institution that offers a federally funded undergraduate education with a focus on training future public sector leaders.

(8) The means to develop awareness of national service and volunteer opportunities at a young age by creating, expanding, and promoting service options for primary and secondary school students and by raising awareness of existing incentives.

(9) The effectiveness of establishing a training program on college campuses to recruit and educate college students for national service.

I believe this bill speaks for itself. Get on the phone and call those representatives. This bill is currently in the House.

Recovery And Reinvestment Package Has Hidden Agenda

The Committee on Appropriations released a summary of the Recovery and Reinvestment Package this past week.  Hidden inside this package are a few gems – or what I would call “sinkholes”.  Here is the biggest red flag that you may have heard about if you were not following the MSM:

“Training Primary Care Providers: $600 million to address shortages and prepare our country for universal healthcare by training primary healthcare providers including doctors, dentists, and nurses as well as helping pay medical school expenses for students who agree to practice in underserved communities through the National Health Service Corps.”

Yep, there it is, universal healthcare. And how about that last little part about a National Healthcare Service Corp? Just another one of Obama’s Brownshirt organizations. Then there was this:

Prevention and Wellness Fund: $3 billion to fight preventable chronic diseases, the leading cause of deaths in the U.S., and infectious diseases. Preventing disease rather than treating illnesses is the most effective way to reduce healthcare costs. This includes hospital infection prevention, Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grants for state and local public health departments, immunization programs, and evidence-based disease prevention.”

What does that last part mean? If you’re fat, evidence shows you will have high blood pressure, heart attacks and diabetes so no more goodies for you fatty fatso – the government will control what goes in the mouth. There will be more government expansion with this:

A Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency Board will be created to review management of recovery dollars and provide early warning of problems.”

Ready for a laugh?  It makes this claim: “There are no earmarks in this package.”  The whole damn thing is an earmark!  And then there is this which I am grateful for since Social Security will be bankrupt fairly soon:

Social Security Administration Modernization: $400 million to replace the 30 year old Social Security Administration’s National Computer Center to meet growing needs for processing retirement and disability claims and records storage.”

And my final gem for everyone is this:

“$300 million to upgrade job training facilities serving at-risk youth while improving energy efficiency.”

Yet another Brownshirt group and they get several facilities. At least we know that juvenile delinquents will have the right to stop us on the street and ask for our papers rather then just mug us. And what is that bit about improving energy efficiency? Oh I get it, these kids are our new Light Bulb Changing Engineers! Oh joy!

Obama’s Brownshirts, Part 2

I thought I had pretty much covered this subject in an earlier blog, but comments made by Obama recently opened my eyes to another group he plans to develop.  This is not just another volunteer group like AmeriCorp.  Here is how Obama describes it:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.  We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

I have several questions.  First of all, what the hell is the National Guard’s job?  I know President Bush sent many of them over to Iraq which should never have happened, but Obama is going to end that war so they’ll be coming home.  Secondly, what does he mean by “civilian security force”?  Are these a bunch of untrained activists running around?  (I’m sorry that would be “community organizers”.)  And since leftists abhor guns are they going to be trolling around with cans of paint to throw?  What exactly is a militia and if the militia is made up of spoiled rotten, do nothing kids will we really feel safe?  Of course that question is dumb because any group that Obama throws together to guard America will actually be assigned the job of stripping our rights and acting as Big Brother and will have nothing to do with security.  And lastly, if Obama plans to fund this like the current military, one of two things will happen: 1.  The real military will be shrunk down to at least half or 2.  The deficit will go even higher.  Forget about $860 billion in new spending.  You’ll have to add on at least another $500 billion.  But he won’t be raising our taxes.  Right.  Oh wait, that was so selfish of me.  I should gladly hand my money over to the government.  Silly me.