This moment is the beginning of the end game, the coiling of the Leviathan around the throats of free men, free states, and free thoughts. It is a moment, as one commenter at MAinfo's website put it, that was destined to occur since the fateful April afternoon in 1865 at the Appomattox Court House.
What we lay witness to on THIS day is the end of the Constitutional Republic, and the beginning of something sinister.
Please read below - the text will just make you sick...
For Immediate Release January 11, 2010
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORSBy 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 Counter terrorism; 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 Guard Bureau; 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 various States;
(b) homeland defense;
(c) civil support;
(d) synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and
(e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.
Sec. 3. Administration.
(a) The Secretary of Defense shall designate an Executive Director to coordinate the work of the Council.
(b) Members shall serve without compensation for their work on the Council. However, Members shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized 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 be necessary 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 in paragraph (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 or otherwise affect:
(1) the authority granted
by law to a department, 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 of appropriations.
Sec. 5. General Provisions.(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.
THE WHITE HOUSE,January 11, 2010.
Now... this order, appears to be the first step in dissolution of the Houses of Congress, the consolidation of all Executive Power of the federation AND of the states into one executive, placing all military authority of the militia (National Guard) into the control of the Executive, where it was traditionally under the authority of the Governor.
The 'synchronization' of state militias into a federal authority is nothing short of seizing control of the state's ability to defend itself against a federal invasion in the case of nullification of the constitution, AND consolidates the power of this new force into the office of the Executive.
Why, as a free man, do I feel the cross hairs burning at my back? Is it because we have just witnessed, with the swoop of a pen, the executive nullification of the sovereignty of the states - the complete and final nail in the coffin for the constitutional division of power between states and the federal government - and namely the PEOPLE's right of self determination?
Friends - this is the hour... in this hour we begin to sort ourselves - separating our numbers from theirs. The charge is not far off now, and when it comes, summon the spirit of our Creator, and know that you have been chosen in THIS time... YOU have been chosen to bear witness to the last great struggle for liberty... YOU have been chosen to bear the burden for all mankind... to STAND and be counted as MAN AMONGST MEN... the Children of liberty who are being called to task to defend what was so nobly handed to them by those who have come before.
"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage..."
Franklin stated: A Republic, if you can keep it...
Jefferson stated: Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny
Howard Zin stated: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Patrick Henry stated: Give me LIBERTY or give me DEATH
I stand so sorted, and counted, as to be among the few. Be it 3% or 30% - I will stand by Liberty, or I shall Die defending it!