The October Surprise 2012: American Secret Police By Executive Order???

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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:05 AM
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Hello once again ATS.

While all eyes have been focused upon Hurricane Sandy, The following Executive order was issued on October 26, 2012 and signed by the President:


Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council



EXECUTIVE ORDER
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ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE
HOMELAND SECURITY PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to advance the Federal Government's use of local partnerships to address homeland security challenges, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. The purpose of this order is to maximize the Federal Government's ability to develop local partnerships in the United States to support homeland security priorities. Partnerships are collaborative working relationships in which the goals, structure, and roles and responsibilities of the relationships are mutually determined. Collaboration enables the Federal Government and its partners to use resources more efficiently, build on one another's expertise, drive innovation, engage in collective action, broaden investments to achieve shared goals, and improve performance. Partnerships enhance our ability to address homeland security priorities, from responding to natural disasters to preventing terrorism, by utilizing diverse perspectives, skills, tools, and resources.

The National Security Strategy emphasizes the importance of partnerships, underscoring that to keep our Nation safe "we must tap the ingenuity outside government through strategic partnerships with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and community-based organizations. Such partnerships are critical to U.S. success at home and abroad, and we will support them through enhanced opportunities for engagement, coordination, transparency, and information sharing." This approach recognizes that, given the complexities and range of challenges, we must institutionalize an all-of-Nation effort to address the evolving threats to the United States.

Sec. 2. White House Homeland Security Partnership Council and Steering Committee.

(a) White House Homeland Security Partnership Council. There is established a White House Homeland Security Partnership Council (Council) to foster local partnerships -- between the Federal Government and the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, community-based organizations, and State, local, tribal, and territorial government and law enforcement -- to address homeland security challenges. The Council shall be chaired by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (Chair), or a designee from the National Security Staff.

(b) Council Membership.

(i) Pursuant to the nomination process established in subsection (b)(ii) of this section, the Council shall be composed of Federal officials who are from field offices of the executive departments, agencies, and bureaus (agencies) that are members of the Steering Committee established in subsection (c) of this section, and who have demonstrated an ability to develop, sustain, and institutionalize local partnerships to address policy priorities.

(ii) The nomination process and selection criteria for members of the Council shall be established by the Steering Committee. Based on those criteria, agency heads may select and present to the Steering Committee their nominee or nominees to represent them on the Council. The Steering Committee shall consider all of the nominees and decide by consensus which of the nominees shall participate on the Council. Each member agency on the Steering Committee, with the exception of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, may have at least one representative on the Council.

(c) Steering Committee. There is also established a Steering Committee, chaired by the Chair of the Council, to provide guidance to the Council and perform other functions as set forth in this order. The Steering Committee shall include a representative at the Deputy agency head level, or that representative's designee, from the following agencies:

(i) Department of State;

(ii) Department of the Treasury;

(iii) Department of Defense;

(iv) Department of Justice;

(v) Department of the Interior;

(vi) Department of Agriculture;

(vii) Department of Commerce;

(viii) Department of Labor;

(ix) Department of Health and Human Services;

(x) Department of Housing and Urban Development;

(xi) Department of Transportation;

(xii) Department of Energy;

(xiii) Department of Education;

(xiv) Department of Veterans Affairs;

(xv) Department of Homeland Security;

(xvi) Office of the Director of National Intelligence;

(xvii) Environmental Protection Agency;

(xviii) Small Business Administration; and

(xix) Federal Bureau of Investigation.

At the invitation of the Chair, representatives of agencies not listed in subsection (c) of this section or other executive branch entities may attend and participate in Steering Committee meetings as appropriate.

(d) Administration. The Chair or a designee shall convene meetings of the Council and Steering Committee, determine their agendas, and coordinate their work. The Council may establish subgroups consisting exclusively of Council members or their designees, as appropriate.


~Continued...




posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:05 AM
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Sec. 3. Mission and Function of the Council and Steering Committee. (a) The Council shall, consistent with guidance from the Steering Committee:

(i) advise the Chair and Steering Committee members on priorities, challenges, and opportunities for local partnerships to support homeland security priorities, as well as regularly report to the Steering Committee on the Council's efforts;

(ii) promote homeland security priorities and opportunities for collaboration between Federal Government field offices and State, local, tribal, and territorial stakeholders;

(iii) advise and confer with State, local, tribal, and territorial stakeholders and agencies interested in expanding or building local homeland security partnerships;

(iv) raise awareness of local partnership best practices that can support homeland security priorities;

(v) as appropriate, conduct outreach to representatives of the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, community-based organizations, and State, local, tribal, and territorial government and law enforcement entities with relevant expertise for local homeland security partnerships, and collaborate with other Federal Government bodies; and

(vi) convene an annual meeting to exchange key findings, progress, and best practices.

(b) The Steering Committee shall:

(i) determine the scope of issue areas the Council will address and its operating protocols, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget;

(ii) establish the nomination process and selection criteria for members of the Council as set forth in section 2(b)(ii) of this order;

(iii) provide guidance to the Council on the activities set forth in subsection (a) of this section; and

(iv) within 1 year of the selection of the Council members, and annually thereafter, provide a report on the work of the Council to the President through the Chair.

Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) The heads of agencies participating in the Steering Committee shall assist and provide information to the Council, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to implement this order. Each agency shall bear its own expense for participating in the Council.

(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof;

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals; or

(iii) the functions of the Overseas Security Advisory Council.

(c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and appropriate protections for privacy and civil liberties, and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(d) 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 OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 26, 2012.

All emphases mine

Whitehouse Source

While the above may appear innocuous to some, in my opinion the implications are staggering and worthy of great pause. "...we must tap the ingenuity outside government through strategic partnerships with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and community-based organizations. Such partnerships are critical to U.S. success at home and abroad, and we will support them through enhanced opportunities for engagement, coordination, transparency, and information sharing." This approach recognizes that, given the complexities and range of challenges, we must institutionalize an all-of-Nation effort to address the evolving threats to the United States."

Strategic partnerships with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations... (that)... we must institutionalize an all-of-Nation effort to address the evolving threats to the United States???
Information sharing???

Am I the only one shuddering here? The only one seeing shades of the Gestapo, the Stasi, or the KGB?

Has it truly come to this? Private citizens, by virtue of Executive Order, being placed into strategic partnerships for the purposes of information sharing? Community based organizations??? Imagine how this could be abused. "Yes, this is Dave at the food bank. The list of degenerates who utilized our services this week is compiled... That's right... Yes, we have their paperwork handy. Would you like me to fax it over?"

What the bloody Hell are "enhanced opportunities for engagement???"

Is this the point where our kids start learning, in school, how to tell if their parents are subversive? And, if so, how to report them?

A Government that seeks to trample our rights is one thing. We have a system of checks and balances to protect us. But when the Executive signs an order that seemingly franshises out the ability for private entities to do so? This is a dark day for freedom indeed. Does this order mean that private companies, like Academi ( Blackwater ) could perform law enforcement services on American soil?

What say you ATS? Is my disgust righeous? Or am I just getting too high strung during this election cycle? I pray it is the latter, but am inclined to believe the first.

~Heff
edit on 10/30/12 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:11 AM
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Woah, Thanks for keeping us up to date with what is going on with other news .

Something is going on.. It sounds like the government is setting up for a new policy to take effect as of next year, Well that's depending on who gets re-elected, My prediction of who ever runs for president will be that the next 4 years will come will bold policy's regardless what america wants.
edit on 30-10-2012 by FeelingPure because: missing words



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:18 AM
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I'll Bite.



Look to China's Government, to see what control is like.

They control their media, they control their economy, They control their people, regardless if a few, in China have it good, with their businesses. If that Government wants your business, it will take it. Period.

How can a Super Power compete with that? By becoming that. How does one take power "from the people"?

Think about it.


S&F



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:20 AM
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This is a standard EO.

Every time one of these come out, folks start screaming about a master plan to kill us all going into effect soon. Fema Camps and death panels and pictures of those infamous coffins start pouring in.

It's just a standard EO. That is all.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:21 AM
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I'm like you....there sure is a lot of wording in there and I'll have to re-read it a few times to let it all sink in, but I am awfully suspicious.

They sure do like to pass the controversial Executive orders when we are preoccupied.

This time we are caught up with Hurricane Sandy.....

The NDAA was passed over the holidays.

For Obama to sneak this in when he thinks no one is paying attention, is not very encouraging to say the least.

[Thank goodness for ATS..... keeps people informed...
]


Good find~~
snarky


-- S&F --


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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
reply to post by Hefficide
 


This is a standard EO.

Every time one of these come out, folks start screaming about a master plan to kill us all going into effect soon. Fema Camps and death panels and pictures of those infamous coffins start pouring in.

It's just a standard EO. That is all.


Define "standard EO"?

And, for the record, I said nothing about FEMA camps, death panels, nor coffin liners from Covington, GA. An Executive Order that seeks to partner private interests with domestic anti terrorism is, IMO, very troubling and nowhere near the realm of hyperbole.

~Heff



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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Yea don't forget about shares ownership of owning a business in china, no matter what they own more.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:32 AM
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Originally posted by skepticconwatcher


It's just a standard EO. That is all.




Heres a standard EO also.


Gleichschaltung German pronunciation: [ˈɡlaɪçʃaltʊŋ]), meaning "coordination", "making the same", "bringing into line", is a Nazi term for the process by which the Nazi regime successively established a system of totalitarian control and tight coordination over all aspects of society. The historian Richard J. Evans translated the term as "forcible-coordination" in his most recent work on Nazi Germany.



One day after the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933, President of Germany Paul von Hindenburg, acting at Hitler's request and on the basis of the emergency powers in article 48 of the Weimar Constitution, issued the Reichstag Fire Decree. This decree suspended most human rights provided for by the constitution and thus allowed for the arrest of political adversaries, mostly Communists, and for general terrorizing by the SA, the Nazi paramilitary force, of other voters before the upcoming election.



Gleichschaltung



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:33 AM
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Very interesting. Thank you for this.

This makes more sense now because I was beginning to
Wonder why my town has all these new unmarked cars, trucks,
You name it. Hordes of them Just sitting waiting to be used.

I can only guess martial law would be suitable for this EO and what's
Happening behind the scenes that people don't see.

Either way, for Obama to keep signing EO's that expand the governments
Authority over WE the people, just shows you many,many people are still
Sleeping...



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
reply to post by Hefficide
 


This is a standard EO.

Every time one of these come out, folks start screaming about a master plan to kill us all going into effect soon. Fema Camps and death panels and pictures of those infamous coffins start pouring in.

It's just a standard EO. That is all.


Define "standard EO"?

And, for the record, I said nothing about FEMA camps, death panels, nor coffin liners from Covington, GA. An Executive Order that seeks to partner private interests with domestic anti terrorism is, IMO, very troubling and nowhere near the realm of hyperbole.

~Heff


Wonder what would warrant such an order?

I know they are planning for an event of some kind down the road, but what do they foresee --- civil unrest due to the economy, a weather disaster, or are they planning on cutting back on benefits to the people, or maybe the election or rather when who ever wins the presidency is sworn in [which falls on MLK day....go figure].

Sounds like they are getting prepared for some kind internal chaos for sure, but why?

Hells bells, there ain't no tellin'......

Maybe nothing...........NOT!!



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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I give up. Carry on.

I'll just say I'm not concerned and I don't see any red flags. I don't see any establishment of "Secret Police" Nor do I envision any scenario described whereby "lists of people" are generated and passed on to the authorities for whatever reason. I just don't see all of that happening based on this one EO.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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Uhm correct me if Im wrong, but if Homeland Security becomes a steering committee for all the departments listed, doesnt that mean essentially that they are taking over all aspects of the Federal Government?

Is this a coup de tat?



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by skepticconwatcher



I don't see any establishment of "Secret Police" Nor do I envision any scenario described whereby "lists of people" are generated and passed on to the authorities for whatever reason.


I beg to differ.



The European Union and other non-U.S. government entities have expressed concern about allowing the CAPPS II proposal to be implemented within their borders. During the early testing of the No Fly List and CAPPS II, the TSA privately asked airlines to disclose massive amounts of personal information about their passengers. This action has been said[who?] to be a violation of the Privacy Act of 1974, which forbids the government to compile secret databases on U.S. citizens. Spokespeople from several major airlines denied providing TSA the information, then admitted that they had done so.TSA and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) admitted that the government had inappropriately requested and used this information



No Fly List



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:07 AM
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You got it, Hefficide. What occurred to me as well was that this may open the door to mercenary companies, which seem to acquire the character of being "above the law", as has been exemplified in the war torn East. The prison industrial complex is privatized here and ever growing. As to the "Steering Committee", it includes as its members representatives from the head of each Department. these are the people who will be "calling the shots".
Now, as this executive order comes to pass, how many of these Departments now have put in place, members of the pharmaceutical industry, Military complex, Monsanto,Fed, and other men with HUGE vested interests, corporate and supra governmental... seen such lists on ats..., help,maybe
Does this mean that the order could potentially be abused to where, in an emergency situation, the POWER is transferred to the hand of an elite few with vested interests?
What are the chances that this Steering Committee's future actions have already been determined in some think tank?



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:11 AM
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Yes, the honeycomb. This seems like it could unconstitutionally allow a transfer of power from the three branches, to an elite few former CEOs, etc. in a Steering Committee.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:25 AM
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Ok well I guess we saw this coming. Congress left early, all this stuff has been happening. If Obama was not an arrogant dictator he should be removing himself from office, but it seems that at this point he will do anything to cling to power. This explains Benghazi as well as the UN interference with our elections and Hurricane Sandy, there are 6.5 million without power right now. NYC is closed down I always had a bad feeling that one day there would be no escape for those left in the city.

If TS hasnt hit the fan by November 6, buy some ammo.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:37 AM
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His Executive Order may as well have just said a couple lines. He could have really just summed it right up and for once in his life, been succinct about something. Brevity is a word that man has NEVER grasped.

As Goober-in-Chief, I do so declare:

1. The 10th Amendment is null and void except as to where I see fit as to declare it.

2. Failure to understand, follow and Obey #1 will see you join Arizona and Texas on my enemies list....and no one wants to be Texas.

(Autopen Goes Here)

Yup. He could have made it short and sweet and said the same damn thing.



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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Texas very well may be the best place to be, but not if your Obama.

Anyways I had to check and he did do a campaign stop.

Look at the pictures, they are very interesting.

blog.chron.com...-6



posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 02:57 AM
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I thought america was a democracy

Oh that's right... Was....





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