Wednesday, February 17, 2010

From Chuck Baldwin: Council of Governors Takes Shape

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Regular readers of this column will doubtless recall my recent column in
which I reported on the new Council of Governors (CG) that President Barack
Obama has created. See my column at:

Well, Obama's CG is quickly beginning to take shape. According to the
Associated Press (AP), "President Barack Obama has selected Missouri Gov.
Jay Nixon to serve on an advisory council for defense and national security
"Nixon was one of 10 governors named Thursday [February 4, 2009] by Obama to
the newly created Council of Governors."
The 10 governors (and one of them is not even a State governor) selected by
Obama are:

*Governor James Douglas (R-Vermont) *Co-chair

*Governor Chris Gregoire (D-Washington) *Co-chair

Governor Brad Henry (D-Oklahoma)

Governor Jay Nixon (D-Missouri)

Governor Martin O'Malley (D-Maryland)

Governor Janice Brewer (R-Arizona)

Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Virginia)

Governor Michael Rounds (R-South Dakota)

Governor Beverly Perdue (D-North Carolina)

Governor Luis G. Fortuno (R-Puerto Rico)

As I have already written, the creation of a CG should be of serious concern
to all liberty loving Americans. That more of us are not as concerned as we
should be can be traced to the mistaken belief that the American people have
nothing to fear from an overreaching federal government. This is pure folly!
As I have said many times, we have far more to fear from Washington, D.C.,
than from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, or any other potential terrorist state.
It is Washington, D.C.,--and Washington, D.C., alone--that has the power,
opportunity, and propensity to squash our freedom and sell us into tyranny.

As Kurt Nimmo reports, "In other words, with the stroke of a pen, Obama
significantly increased the ongoing effort to federalize the states and take
control of the National Guard in violation of the now more or less moribund
Posse Comitatus Act. Posse Comitatus was effectively annulled by the 2006
John Warner National Defense Authorization Act. The act provides the
president with power to declare martial law under revisions to the
Insurrection Act and take charge of United States National Guard troops
without state governor authorization. Parts of the act were repealed in
See the report at

What most Americans fail to realize (thanks to a national propaganda press
corps that refuses to reveal the conspiratorial machinations of America's
ruling class, which, by and large, is totally disconnected from--or
unaccountable to--elected officeholders: especially those in Congress) is
that the subdivision of the United States into a 10-region country (thereby
minimizing or even negating the sovereignty and authority of the 50
independent and autonomous states) goes all the way back to the Richard
Nixon administration.

In response to pressure from the United Nations, President Richard Nixon
issued Executive Order #11647 on February 10, 1972, which carved up the
United States into 10 "standard Federal regions."
For the doubters out there, Wikipedia has a rather detailed web page
mentioning the federal 10-region breakdown of the United States.

See the Wikipedia entry at:

See the map at:

Still not convinced? Try a casual web search of the 10 US regions and you
will quickly discover that each major federal agency, such as the EPA, OSHA,
DOT, FEMA, etc., has their agency already divided into these 10 regions. As
an example, here is the official district map for FEMA:

Commenting on the creation of the 10 "super" regions initiated by President
Nixon, director David Bay very astutely said, "This regional
system is also apparently a military structure." This is a very insightful
observation, because I'm sure this was said long before President Obama took
office, yet, that is exactly what his CG accomplishes. It grants federal
executive power to these 10 governors--with the specific responsibility of
providing leadership and direction to the National Guard and related
homeland military activities. And is it any coincidence that the number of
governors appointed to this new CG is exactly 10? Even more telling is the
fact that the 10 governors come from each US region (the governor of Puerto
Rico represents Region 2), except for Region 5, and guess what? Region 5 is
President Obama's region!

Now, get this: the only region that has two governors represented on the CG
(making up for Region 5's lack of a representative--who will be Obama
himself, no doubt) is Region 3. And put this in your pipe and smoke it: the
two governors from Region 3 are from Maryland and Virginia, which are the
two states that border Washington, D.C. But all of this is mere coincidence,

See the map on the EPA web site at:

So, here is the list of the Council of Governors, as it coincides with the
respective 10 regions. If you know anything about what is going on, you
should easily be able to see the logic of how and why these governors were
selected. Obviously, the two basic criteria would be 1) The location of
necessary government infrastructure, facilities, personnel, etc., combined
with 2) The compliant attitude and overall disposition of the governor
selected. Here is how it looks:

Region 1: Governor Douglas of Vermont

Region 2: Governor Fortuno of Puerto Rico

Region 3: Governor O'Malley of Maryland and Governor McDonnell of Virginia.

These are necessary, as these are the two border states of Washington, D.C.

Region 4: Governor Perdue of North Carolina

Region 5: President Barack Obama of Illinois

Region 6: Governor Henry of Oklahoma

Region 7: Governor Nixon of Missouri

Region 8: Governor Rounds of South Dakota

Region 9: Governor Brewer of Arizona

Region 10: Governor Gregoire of Washington State

And while it is true that President Jimmy Carter revoked President Nixon's
"Federal Regional Council" (what Nixon's Executive Order created in 1972) in
1979, the concept never died. It was merely incorporated into other
Executive Orders. And there can be no question that President Obama's CG
certainly builds on Nixon's initial "Regional Council" model.

Neither is it a coincidence that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is included in
the list of 10 governors appointed to the CG. Why? Does anyone remember the
MIAC flap in the State of Missouri last year? I sure do, because I (along
with Ron Paul and Bob Barr) was listed in the MIAC report as being a
potential dangerous militia member or terrorist. And anyone who supported or
voted for the three of us was similarly maligned in the MIAC report. Plus,
the report also targeted people who opposed any of the following as being
potential dangerous militia members:

The New World Order

The United Nations

Gun Control

The violation of Posse Comitatus

The Federal Reserve

The Income Tax

The Ammunition Accountability Act

A possible Constitutional Convention (Con Con)

The North American Union

Universal Service Program

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Abortion on demand

Illegal immigration

Remember, this was an official Missouri State Police report that was
distributed to all Missouri State law enforcement officers. And Governor Jay
Nixon authorized and strongly defended the MIAC report!
Later, of course, Governor Nixon and other State leaders were forced to
withdraw the report, due to immense public pressure from both the citizens
of Missouri and angry Americans all across the country.
I have a web page set aside with all the pertinent information regarding the
MIAC fiasco, including the most recent updates, at:

Plus, here are my previous 3 columns regarding the MIAC report:

Now we learn that President Obama has appointed this very same Governor Jay
Nixon to the newly formed Council of Governors. Doubtless, Nixon's support
for the MIAC report brought him into the good graces of this Marxist
President, who, in his inaugural address, pledged to "remake America."
Without a doubt, the newly established Council of Governors is helping Obama
do just that.

Of course, the big question is not, Is America being "remade"? It most
certainly is--and it started long before Obama moved into the White House.
The question is, Will this "remade" America be something we can live with?

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