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Federal Usurpation: Takover of comand over State National Guards

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  • John Perna
    Federal Usurpation: Takover of comand over State National Guards Dangerous Consolidation of Power Sign posts of tyranny: Congress has given Bush the authority
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 6, 2006
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      Federal Usurpation: Takover of comand over State National Guards
      Dangerous Consolidation of Power
      Sign posts of tyranny:
       Congress has given Bush the authority to...
      1) Declare Matrial Law without consulting them and without their vote.
      2) Deploy Federal Troops domestically with command above State Governors to  'maintain order' in an 'emergency'.
      3) Imprison US citizens without charge or trial by declaring them 'terrorists'.
      He has a billion dollar plan in place to deploy the troops in case of a 'pandemic'.
      He is having the prisons built in the southwest in case of an influx of 'illegal immigrants' courtasy of a Halliburten no bid contract.
      NOW the Congress is discussing giving his authority over STATE NATIONAL GUARDSMEN ABOVE THE COMMAND OF STATE GOVERNORS...CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!
      Yes folks, the stage is set. All he has to do is wake up and throw the switch.
      ...so tell me, what you gonna do about it? Bend over or fight?
      Defense Reauthorization Act  -

      H.5122 has a provision in it that will allow the President to
      nationalize the National Guard. 
      This is a usurpation of state's rights to have a reserve
      component for the protection of our respective states.   
      Fortunately this time - the Governor's are taking a stand against
      nationalization of The Guard.  It's about time they found their
      backbone.
       
      Governors Oppose Federal Preemption of Authority over National Guard
      Governors Bristle at Guard Proposal
      By ROBERT TANNER, AP National Writer
      51 minutes ago
       

      CHARLESTON, S.C. - The nation's governors are closing ranks in opposition to a proposal in Congress that would let the president take control of the National Guard in emergencies without consent of governors.

      The idea, spurred by the destruction and chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina's landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, is part of a House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act. It has not yet been agreed to by the Senate.
      The measure would remove the currently required consent of governors for the federalization of the Guard, which is shared between the individual states and the federal government.
      "Federalization just for the sake of federalization makes no sense," said Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana, a Democrat who had rough relations with the Bush administration after the disaster last year. "You don't need federalization to get federal troops. ... Just making quick decisions can make things happen."
      Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a Republican, said "a whole bunch of governors" were opposed to the idea after the proposed change was brought up in a private lunch meeting.
      Some two dozen governors met in Charleston for three days of discussions at the annual summer gathering of the National Governors Association. The association's leaders sent a formal letter of opposition to House leaders last week.
      The language in the House measure would let the president take control in case of "a serious natural or manmade disaster, accident, or catastrophe," according to the NGA.
      "The idea of federalizing yet another function of government in America is a, the wrong direction, and b, counterproductive," Sanford said. "The system has worked quite well, notwithstanding what went wrong with Katrina."
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      It it time for all 50 states to send their national gaurdsmen to Washington?
      Follow up articles:
      Governors Oppose Federal Preemption of Authority over National Guard
      The National Governors Association sent a letter to the Chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees expressing governors' opposition to a provision in the House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the President to federalize the National Guard of the states without the consent of the governor. Governors feel strongly about their constitutional responsibility to protect their citizens and do not want that power shifted to the federal government. Governors urge the Senate to drop this provision and preserve governor's authority over the National Guard during emergencies.


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