USA On Life Support

4 02 2010

Stating that our country is on life-support may actually be an under-statement. In fact, I debated with myself if I should use the term ‘life-support’ or ‘hospice care’. Either way, it’s bad news!

I’m going to post two issues that I knew nothing about until earlier today. Both of these were brought up on local talk-radio while on my way to Tractor Supply. The first issue has to do with Obama consolidating military power. The second issue has to do with the Governor of the state I live in, North Carolina. Fair warning… both will get your blood boiling.

I also have a little wrap-up at the end.

Gio-

ISSUE #1

President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13528 on January 11.

Among other things, the Executive Order (EO) established a Council of Governors, an “advisory panel” chosen by the President that will rubber-stamp long-sought-after Pentagon contingency plans to seize control of state National Guard forces in the event of a “national emergency.”

According to the White House press release, the ten member, bipartisan Council was created “to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards.”

“When appointed” the announcement continues, “the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.”

Clearly designed to weaken the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which bars the use of the military for civilian law enforcement, EO 13528 is the latest in a series of maneuvers by previous administrations to wrest control of armed forces historically under the democratic control of elected state officials, and a modicum of public accountability.

When news first broke last summer of Obama’s proposal to expand the military’s authority to respond to domestic disasters, it was opposed by the National Governors Association (NGA).

Congressional Quarterly reported that a letter sent on behalf of the NGA opposed creation of the Council on grounds that it “would invite confusion on critical command and control issues, complicate interagency planning, establish stove-piped response efforts, and interfere with governors’ constitutional responsibilities to ensure the safety and security of their citizens,” Govs. Jim Douglas, R-Vt., and Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., wrote.

According to their August letter to Paul N. Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, Douglas and Manchin III argued that “without assigning a governor tactical control” of military forces during a natural disaster such as a flood or earthquake, or an unnatural disaster such as a terrorist attack or other mass casualty event, the “strong potential exists for confusion in mission, execution and the dilution of governors’ control over situations with which they are more familiar and better capable of handling than a federal military commander.”

With slim prospects of congressional authorization for the scheme, in fact the 2008 language was removed from subsequent Defense spending legislation, other means were required. Playing bureaucratic hardball with the governors, this has now been accomplished by presidential fiat, further eroding clear constitutional limits on Executive Branch power.

ISSUE #2

Gov. Bev Perdue has given North Carolina’s largest state employee association the authority to represent all workers in discussions about workplace conditions, a move that business and conservative groups say is a step toward unionization.

Without fanfare, Perdue issued an executive order Jan. 21 to create a formal procedure for “meet and confer” gatherings between agencies and representatives of the State Employees Association of North Carolina, which is Local 2008 of the Service Employees International Union, the nation’s largest public employee union. (N&O)

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When I heard the talk-show host explain it, I had to pull over to the side of the road. The host was reading an email that someone in Raleigh had sent him and went on to say that this was part of handing over the State sovereignty to the Federal government. The reason for doing this has to do with a program titled “Race to the Top” , a Federal education grant of over $400 million dollars. Here’s how it works… The more control a State hands over to D.C. the more money they get from the program. And, Race to the Top gets it’s money from the the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which is chock-full of surprises for States that want a piece of that pie.

What our dumbass Governor is doing is giving State Education Rights to the centralized government. D.C. will soon be making all education decisions for North Carolina Schools, including Charter Schools. 

Both issues above have had almost ZERO media coverage, yet will have gigantic implications. We have to find a way to stop these BASTARDS!

Gio-

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4 02 2010
Doc's Wife

There was a story on TV last night (not sure which channel) that stated that North Carolina high school curriculum was being changed w/ regards to the required American history for, I believe, eleventh grade students. The new curriculum would teach American history that occurred ONLY AFTER the 1870’s and these kids would learn NOTHING about he founding of our country at all! They want our children to know nothing of the founding fathers. I wonder what their ulterior motives are??

4 02 2010
giovanniworld

DW,

I heard the same thing from a friend today and thought they were pulling my leg. With sadness in my heart and rage in my soul, I’m afraid I know what their reasons are…

If you don’t want kids growing up knowing the proud traditions, and the reason why this country has always been so admired and succesful, then all you do is wipe that part of history away.

THIS CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN!

DW, this may be a fight we can get involved in. Watcha think?

Gio-

5 02 2010
Doc's Wife

Gio–I would LOVE to get into this fight as a former teacher, even if my own are out of school. Our 4 had private school educations to start with and then we were in no area w/ private schools. Our kids were spread out over 13 years, and the difference between #1’s education and #4’s education was substantial. I had to resort to teaching geography to #3 and #4 at home when one day they asked what state Vermont was in!! when #3 child was in 10th grade, the counselor informed me that our high school had little to offer him in the next 2 years. Against better judgement, we sent him to NC School of Math & Science in Durham!! Talk about progressive education! Thank God he came home w/ conservative values intact,but long-hair and some hippy values prevailed. Enough rambling–I will be happy to be involved!

5 02 2010
giovanniworld

DW,

Would you mind if I asked Tom to help? It makes good sense because he too is a North Carolinian, and he has a good brain. He’s gonna kill me when he reads this!!!

Gio-

5 02 2010
Doc's Wife

That would be good.

5 02 2010
giovanniworld

Ooops, I forgot to tell you I’m asking Will also.

This way we will have the state covered from one end to the other.

Gio-

5 02 2010
Dave

LOL – You know, y’all could jezz take a quick peek at the Notepad once in a while:

http://davesnotepad.blogspot.com/2010/01/obama-looking-to-gain-control-of.html

Notice I posted it on the 27th of last month.

As for the feds consolidating their control of government skoolz, who didn’t see this coming?

They are, after all, G*O*V*E*R*N*M*E*N*T schools, and Boortz was correct when he said that government schools are a greater threat to America than a whole caravan of Osamas will ever be.

-Dave

5 02 2010
giovanniworld

LOL…!!!

Gio-

P.S. Will have to peek more often. BTW, earlier tonight I tried to post something on your blog and after I wrote and wrote and wrote, I hit the button to publish and immediately got a “Sorry your post did not work because our system really sucks”. Or something like that… 😉

5 02 2010
Dave

Gio,

LOL – Yeah, I can’t even post on some Blogger sites.

Strange.

-Dave

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