Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
reply to post by On the Edge
Thanks. That was perfect.
Now I really do not see how anyone can come to the conclusion of more state rights coming of this.
Ziggy - Ok if you say so, but allow me to expound, and we will see.
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:
Ziggy - Says it right here in the first paragraph above. If you are reading it, not just being afraid of it.
Section 1. Council of Governors.
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.
Ziggy - Completely bipartisan, and short termed.
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
matters involving the National Guard of the variousStates;
synchronization and integration of State and Federalmilitary activities in the United States; and
other matters of mutual interest pertaining toNational Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.
Sec. 3. Administration.
Ziggy - In unity there is strength. The sharing of this information will expand the powers of each state.
The Secretary of Defense shall designate an ExecutiveDirector to coordinate the work of the Council.
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.
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.
Ziggy - Decisions require the support of the 2 chairs. Each acting on behalf of the interests they represent. The states.
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
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:
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
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.
Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair orotherwise affect:
the authority granted by law to adepartment, agency, or the head thereof; or
functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary,administrative, or legislative proposals.
This order shall be implemented consistentwith applicable law and subject to the availability ofappropriations.
THE WHITE HOUSE,January 11, 2010.
Ziggy - If you read it it's an advisory council intended to promote the free sharing of information related to the interests of the States as it
relates to homeland security and civil defense. The can spend some money to do this but will not be paid a salary. To spend money both sides have to
agree. It must be legal under current law.
Ziggy - Everybody wins.
Ziggy - If you see more there, then you are taking individual statements out of context.
Ziggy - Finally
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"
Ziggy - Read the last quoted statement. That includes you. Swords cut 2 ways. No right or benefit given by it. No law can be enforced against anyone
due to this order.
Ziggy - If anything is implemented, it will be voluntarily and under current law. Approved by States.
It's a discussion group that can strengthen the Partnership between The Fed and The State.
Sounds like an EO that benefits everyone.
So who is right?