Monday, February 23, 2009

"Der Sturm Abteilung" Cometh

H/T to Cyber-C for the link. I guess the new "Civilian Defense Force" will have "OUA" on their armbands.

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Executive Order: Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 19, 2009


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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to take a coordinated and comprehensive approach to developing and implementing an effective strategy concerning urban America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. About 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and the economic health and social vitality of our urban communities are critically important to the prosperity and quality of life for Americans. Vibrant cities spawn innovation, economic growth, and cultural enrichment through the businesses, universities, and civic, cultural, religious, and nonprofit institutions they attract. Forward-looking policies that encourage wise investment and development in our urban areas will create employment and housing opportunities and make our country more competitive, prosperous, and strong. In the past, insufficient attention has been paid to the problems faced by urban areas and to coordinating the many Federal programs that affect our cities. A more comprehensive approach is needed, both to develop an effective strategy for urban America and to coordinate the actions of the many executive departments and agencies whose actions impact urban life.

Sec. 2. Establishment. There is established within the Executive Office of the President the White House Office of Urban Affairs (the "Office").

Sec. 3. Functions. The principal functions of the Office are, to the extent permitted by law:

(a) to provide leadership for and coordinate the development of the policy agenda for urban America across executive departments and agencies;

(b) to coordinate all aspects of urban policy;

(c) to work with executive departments and agencies to ensure that appropriate consideration is given by such departments and agencies to the potential impact of their actions on urban areas;

(d) to work with executive departments and agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, to ensure that Federal Government dollars targeted to urban areas are effectively spent on the highest-impact programs; and

(e) to engage in outreach and work closely with State and local officials, with nonprofit organizations, and with the private sector, both in seeking input regarding the development of a comprehensive urban policy and in ensuring that the implementation of Federal programs advances the objectives of that policy.

Sec. 4. Coordination. In performing its functions, the Office shall work closely with all relevant executive departments and agencies, and offices and councils within the Executive Office of the President, including but not limited to:

(a) the Department of the Treasury;

(b) the Department of Justice;

(c) the Department of Commerce;

(d) the Department of Labor;

(e) the Department of Health and Human Services;

(f) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;

(g) the Department of Transportation;

(h) the Department of Energy;

(i) the Department of Education; and

(j) the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sec. 5. Administration. (a) The Office may work with established or ad hoc committees, task forces, and interagency groups.

(b) The Office shall have a staff headed by the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Urban Affairs (Director). The Director shall report jointly to the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison and to the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. The Office shall have such staff and other assistance as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this order.

(c) All executive departments and agencies shall cooperate with the Office and provide such information, support, and assistance to the Office as the Director may request, to the extent permitted by law.

Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

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

(ii) 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.

(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.


February 19, 2009.


Anonymous said...

Ah yes, an over-umbrella .gov org to coordinate the swarms of Officers sent to harass our people and eat out their substance.

What "Department of Homeland Security" is for such efforts under the excuse of national security, the OUA will be for all the busybody, nanny state and Big Brother intrusion into every other facet of our lives, right down to the local dog catcher.

What's next, block commissars in every neighborhood, all paid with federal dollars?

Remember this?

"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:"

History truly does repeat itself - and that is something Obama should consider long and hard.

High Plains Lawyer

drjim said...

Just waht we need...Obama's brownshirts.

Anonymous said...

This has ALWAYS been in the works. I refer y'all to the US Oath of allegiance:
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.[1]

Anonymous said...

Find out who these people are and seriously consider monkeywrenching them so they know we are watching THEM too. Two can play at this little game.

Anonymous said...

ok so we now have a "office of urban affairs" in the White House, so the President can invoke executive privlege, should Congress ever call a hearing....priceless.

I suppose the Cabinet level Department of Housing and Urban Development is a little to public for the Presidents liking.

John C. Bystrom

Vote For David said...

Sounds innocuous to me so far guys. He wants to make sure the easiest 80% of the country to take care of, is taken care of. He's a finger-in-every-pie typical Senator, so what?

Anonymous said...

David. You can't really be serious. I'm not picking on you but the brown shirts sounded harmless enough. You've got to read between the lines. You have to think as the Founding Fathers trusted you would.

It's not how they SAY they will use something. It's how they CAN use it. Read the memo again and the uses of this should become apparent.

At the same time they need to know we are watching. We who are loyal to the foundations of this great republic. But more importantly will we do more than watch when needed? That's the question.

Anonymous said...

Patriot's W, has it correct. It has been said that if the Jewish people of Germany had a Mauser and 20 rounds...and "the will to use it" at the out set, the Nazi would have never had a toe-hold.

Likewise, I begin to wonder if we ever will. What will it take?

John C. Bystrom