Obama signed an executive order establishing a panel to be known as the Council of Governors, which will be made up of 10 state governors, to be selected by the president to serve two-year terms. Members will review matters involving the National Guard; homeland defense; civil support; and synchronization and integration of state and federal military activities in the United States, the White House said in a statement.In other words, the Pentagon and Homeland Security will give hand-picked governors their marching orders under the guise of "synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States," a direct violation of Posse Comitatus.
The secretaries of defense and homeland security will also sit on the council, as will presidential assistants for homeland security and counter terrorism, intergovernmental affairs, the U.S. Northern Command commander, the commandant of the Coast Guard, and the chief of the National Guard Bureau.
Does this Council of 10 Governors correspond to the 10 FEMA regions in the U.S?
As Kurt Nimmo wrote in his article Obama Expands Federal Power Over the States with Executive Order, "The order, signed on January 11 2010, further diminishes the sovereignty of the states and builds on a framework for possible martial law. The executive order was completely ignored by the corporate media."
An abuse of power
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and all the Founding Fathers would be furious past the boiling point over this unconstitutional, self-authorizing expansion of executive power.
Given too much power, the Founding Fathers knew an abusive President would turn against the citizens and their states, so they granted specific, limited powers to the Executive Branch and established barriers to halt unauthorized expansions of power.
Governors—You will do as commanded.
The Founding Fathers knew that freedom and liberty is always destroyed from domestic enemies, and during the final stages of converting a republic to fascism, an attack is pretended and enemies or terrorists are blamed.
This Council of Governors, like Hitler’s staff, may be told it is their duty to impose martial law to quell rebellions or arrest terrorists, who are just Constitution-loving citizens on the government’s massive terrorist list, and they may be compelled to carry out such orders.
What if Governors are commanded to disregard the Bill of Rights, arrest innocent citizens and take them to FEMA detention camps?
The President serves the people; the people do not serve the President. The President serves the people and states, and must stand accountable. It is the duty of the Governors, Congress and Supreme Court to check his every act against the Constitution and Bill of Rights, to thwart the Executive Branch from amassing tyrannical powers, and to nullify any bills, executive orders or presidential signings their states do not support.
State governments are not extensions of the federal government. Governors do not serve the Executive Branch. This executive order is completely wrong, is exactly what the Constitution was established to prevent, and must not be accepted.
Will Governors be persuaded to declare that state sovereignty is irrelevant?
If Governors are bullied, who will protect the people?
Citizens are protected by their states, each led by a state Governor. Governors have the power to organize and assemble militias to defend citizens against domestic and foreign enemies, including despots, dictators, the President, and totalitarian government.
The Founding Fathers studied history and the rise and fall of nations. They knew that whenever an abusive King, President or Executive Branch gets too much authority, they practice unrighteous and unlawful dominion, so they created a Constitution to protect people against their government, not to protect government against the people. By controlling Governors by their earlobes, the Executive Branch is seizing unprecedented state control under the disguise of exchanging, "views, information, or advice."
While some say this is just the formation of an advisory council, this unlawful presidential executive order is another attack against freedom and liberty.
Governors may be our last defense against executive abuse, and states nullifying Unconstitutional bills our last hope. Those who seek to complete the overthrow of the United States of America know this very well.
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government....................The Declaration Of Independence.
Note: The video at the top of this article was first published on December 5th, 2009. Sixty days would be about March 5th! We can only pray that God will delay judgement on this corrupt and evil generation until more wheat is gathered for the harvest.(See Matthew 13:29-30).