Tag Archives: Executive Orders

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.

Advertisements

President Obama’s First Moves – Destroy America’s Security And Reveal That He Is A Puppet

President Barack Obama wasted no time today in standing by his leftist promises to his progressive disciples by issuing three executive orders today, one of which calls for the closing of Gitmo within a year.  Watching the video of the signing ceremony was eye opening not only because I watched the man who’s main job is to keep America safe throw that responsibility overboard, but because he was revealed as the puppet that I believed him to be.  President Obama was all about image during his entire campaign and I always had this feeling that I needed to look for the man behind the curtain.  Well, there is most definately more than just one man behind the curtain, but the puppeteer today was White House Counsel Greg Craig.  Obama glanced in Craig’s direction throughout the photo-op/press conference as he spoke haltingly and asked Craig about two different Executive Orders and what they entailed revealing that he had not actually read them.  So let me get this straight, they bring over the paperwork and just tell him to sign here and here and he does?

Obama said that the United States does not have “to continue with a false choice between our safety and our ideals.”  He just did.  Before Obama signed these orders he earlier called for a suspension of the war crime trials at Gitmo for 120 days enraging 9/11 families.  The president also said he was issuing the orders to “restore the standards of due process and the core constitutional values that have made this country great even in the midst of war, even in dealing with terrorism.”  These freaking terrorists do not have Constitutional rights!!!  They can rot in prison for all I care.

A second Executive Order bans torture and requires that terror interrogations be guided by the Army field manual.  President Obama said that we can “still effectively obtain the intelligence we need.”  Really?  How?  By giving them teddy bears and telling them we like them?!  No terror prison, bring the terrorists on to our soil and no torture – even acts which I don’t consider torture like waterboarding and sleep deprivation – and we’re suppose to be secure?!  This is where we were before 9/11.  Well folks, I predicted by summer we will be attacked and now there is no stopping them.

A third executive order establishes an interagency task force that will review individual cases of terrorists and lead a systematic review of detention policies and procedures.  That task force will also provide Obama with “information in terms of how we are able to deal (with) the disposition of some of the detainees that may be currently in Guantanamo that we cannot transfer to other countries, who could pose a serious danger to the United States.”  Umm…he does realize that 85% of prisoners we let go from Gitmo are back out being terrorists again, right?

Of course John McCain and Lindsey Graham kissed up to Obama and commended him for these moves, but some Republicans remember that they have an image to restore.  Michigan GOP Rep. Peter Hoekstra said, “We cannot risk going back to the politically correct national security policies that left us vulnerable in the lead-up to 9/11.  Without a clear plan for the detention and interrogation of captured terrorists and combatants, we are unnecessarily risking the safety of our nation.”

Well, our enemies were already burning President Obama’s image in effigy right before the Inauguration, so let’s see if this changes things.  I’m sure the world will love the politically correct America now.  Let me leave you with this: