reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
STATES RIGHTS DO NOT EXIST!
NIXON’S EXECUTIVE ORDER SUB-DIVIDING THE STATES
On February 10, 1972, as the nation’s press and TV were inundating the American people with coverage of Nixon’s upcoming journey to Communist
China, the President signed Executive Order No. 11647, which then appeared in the FEDERAL REGISTER of February 12. There was virtually no comment in
the nation’s press on this action.
By this Executive Order, the President by a stroke of the pen divided the United States into ten federal regions to be run by "Federal Regional
In Executive Order No. 11647, the President decreed:
"There is hereby established a Federal Regional Council for each of the ten standard federal regions. Each Council shall be composed of the directors
of the regional offices of the Departments of Labor, Health, Education, and Welfare, and Housing and Urban Development, the Secretarial Representative
of the Department of Transportation, and the directors of the regional offices of the Office of Economic Opportunity, the Environmental Protection
Agency, and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration.
"The President shall designate one member of each such council as chairman of that council and such chairman shall serve at the pleasure of the
President. Representatives of the Office of Management and Budget may participate in any deliberations of each council."
The "ten standard federal regions" referred to by Nixon were delineated by him in a press release issued by the White House on May 21, 1969.
Purporting to "streamline the structure and processes of federal agencies in the field," the President then gave the alignment for the federal
regions as follows: (The city in parentheses is the federal capital of each region.)
REGION I (Boston) - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
REGION II (New York City) - New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
REGION III (Philadelphia) -Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
REGION IV (Atlanta) -Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
REGION V (Chicago) -Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
REGION VI (Dallas-Fort Worth) Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
REGION VII (Kansas City) - Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
REGION VIII (Denver) - Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
REGION IX (San Francisco) -Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
REGION X (Seattle) - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
As can be noted in the foregoing list, in all cases the lines drawn for these federal regions cross State lines, thus to all intents and purposes
obliterating the sovereignty of the States.
ARE WE CLEAR ON THIS NOW! Do you now understand why the Federal 'authorities' in these 'Regions' do the things they do? The 'states' are just
window dressing, a cover for the real governing authorities! Have a nice day.